Introducing Matrox Avio Series: Dual-DVI Fibre Optic KVM Extender Solution Delivers Uncompromised Performance

By Matrox Graphics Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MONTREAL, May 25, 2011 -

- Uncompressed dual 1920×1200 video, keyboard, mouse, and USB devices
extended up to 1 km from the host computer

Matrox Graphics Inc. today unveils Matrox Avio(TM) Series, a new line of
fibre optic KVM extenders for graphics intensive design and visualization
applications within the process control, automotive, oil & gas, and
government and military markets. The KVM extender transmitter/receiver pair
enables users to secure the host computer in a climate-controlled machine
room by capturing the system's I/O functionality and extending it up to 1000
meters over a single fibre optic cable. The feature-rich Avio Series supports
uncompressed dual single-link DVI or one dual-link DVI video-at full
resolution and frame rate-keyboard, mouse, stereo analogue audio, and
multiple USB HID and USB 2.0 peripherals, while making available a secondary
user to access the host computer from the transmitter unit. Avio's flexible
design is compatible with Microsoft(R) Windows(R), Mac OS X(R), and
Linux/Unix operating systems, allowing IT departments to standardise on one
solution for enterprise-wide deployments.

Matrox will be showcasing the Matrox Avio technology at InfoComm 2011 in
Booth 4063, from June 15-17, 2011.

"Matrox is pleased to unveil a new line of fibre optic KVM extender
solutions designed to meet our customers' highest system performance and
image quality requirements," said Caroline Injoyan, Business Development
Manager at Matrox Graphics Inc. "We've brought our expertise in video
graphics technology and fibre optic extension into this product and
engineered a high-bandwidth, plug and play solution that maintains system
performance at the remote desktop-critical for any high-end workstation

Key Matrox Avio Series features:

- Transmits keyboard, mouse, digital video, and analogue audio

signals up to 300m in multimode and 1000m in single-mode (optional


- Extends two DVI single-link video with maximum resolutions of

1920×1200 60Hz per display or one DVI dual-link video at 2560×2400 60Hz

- Includes multiple USB HID ports for keyboard, mouse, and other

HID devices

- Transparent USB 2.0 support for high speed USB peripherals (up to


- DDC compliant and advanced EDID management ensure transparent

communication between the system and the displays attached to the

receiver unit

- Easy to deploy: does not require any driver or software

installation and is cross-platform compatible with Windows, Mac(R), and

Linux/Unix systems


The Matrox Avio Series fibre optic KVM extenders will be available in Q4
2011. For more information, visit or contact Matrox Graphics
directly at

About Matrox Graphics Inc.

Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for
professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing,
and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in
industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976,
Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with
representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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