January 24, 2014

New Matrox Mura Network API for Mura MPX Video Wall Controller Boards Available Now

Matrox Graphics, a provider of graphics solutions for professional markets, has released the latest version of Matrox Mura Network API for Mura MPX video wall controller boards.

The updated API brings exciting new digital signage functionality to Matrox Mura-powered video walls, Matrox Graphics said. ISVs can add eye-catching transitions and effects to their video wall software.

The upgrade also supports the latest HTML5 standards. HTML5 supports the latest multimedia standards and helps developers deliver improved Web experience to users. An important update is that it provides a high-performance HTML5 renderer that enables integration of social media, weather information, animations and other online data feeds into digital signage.

Matrox Mura Network API can capture content from baseband sources, streaming network sources, local media players and live HTML feeds.  It can then be moved, scaled, switched, rotated, zoomed, faded, alpha blended and color keyed with stunning visual quality. By combining multiple transitions, users can create an endless variety of complex, striking effects.

The company has partnered with several ISVs to deliver Mura functionality to their applications. Digital signage integrators will be able to create layouts and transitions.

 “AV integrators around the world have long relied on Mura-based video walls in control room installations,” said Helgi Sigurdsson, product manager, Matrox Graphics, in a statement.

“Now with the new functionality enabled by the Mura Network API in applications from our partners, digital signage integrators will be able to use the same high quality, robust hardware to create cost-effective and engaging signage and presentation video walls in corporate, government, retail, restaurant, sports, museum, casino and house of worship environments,” Sigurdsson added.

Matrox Graphics is showcasing the latest presentation effects at several upcoming tradeshows including Integrated Systems Europe 2014 and Digital Signage Expo 2014.

The Mura Network API and the lower level C/C++ style DWC API are available to developers now, the company said.

Edited by Ryan Sartor


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