Extron Electronics recently introduced the Quantum Ultra, a modular 4K videowall
processor with high-performance scaling and windowing technology for a wide
range of applications. The Quantum Ultra features the Extron Vector 4K 4:4:4
scaling engine and 400 Gbps HyperLane video bus capable of carrying a multitude of
high-resolution sources for unmatched real-time performance. A single processor
can support multiple videowalls with mixed resolutions and screen orientations,
providing flexible system design with minimal complexity and cost. Customizable
output resolutions, output overlap, and mullion compensation provide compatibility
with nearly any display technology. RS-232 and Ethernet interfaces provide direct
connections for control systems. Quantum Ultra’s configurability, features, and
performance make it a future-ready solution for any videowall application.
Quantum Ultra utilizes a modular card-frame architecture that can be populated
with input and output cards selected to match source and display requirements.
Multiple card frames can be configured and operated as a single system to
accommodate any size videowall. Quantum Ultra can accommodate a mixture of
display devices with varying resolutions. Features such as output overlap, mullion
compensation, output rotation, and custom output resolutions provide compatibility
with current and future display devices.
The future-ready Extron HyperLane bus delivers real-time performance unattainable
by other videowall processors. It has a maximum throughput of 400 Gbps, sufficient
to simultaneously carry more than twenty 4K/60 sources with 4:4:4 chroma
sampling. It also possesses the bandwidth required to support evolving signal
formats, such as 8K, and the higher resolutions, high dynamic range – HDR, greater
colour depth, and expanded colour gamut these signals will provide.
Sources can be windowed and positioned anywhere on the video display. Static
image files such as logos and maps can be stored locally on the Quantum Ultra, and
displayed with full keying and alpha channel support. Internally generated clocks
can be presented in a variety of time formats, in multiple time zones. The
integrated VNC client can decode multiple simultaneous VNC server streams for
presentation on the videowall. Custom colour borders can be applied to any window,
with support for rounded corners, drop shadows, flashing, and transparency.
Quantum Ultra was engineered for continuous operation in mission-critical
environments. Redundant, hot swappable power supplies, dual IEC power
connections, a write-protected, solid-state operating system drive, and secure
communication protocols, ensure system redundancy, security, and stability.
This intuitive application simplifies configuration of even the largest and most
complex systems. Settings and pre-set changes within the software are
automatically synchronized and stored on the videowall processor, facilitating direct
RS-232 or Ethernet connection of remote control systems to the Quantum Ultra card
For more information on the Quantum Ultra, please visit: www.extron.com/quantumultra_pr