Matrox Introduces Extio F2208 KVM Extender

Matrox Introduces Extio F2208 KVM Extender

If there's one piece of technology that's under-appreciated these days...well, on second thought, that's opening a can of worms we aren't prepared to deal with. Let's just say that KVMs probably don't get the credit they deserve, but those that use 'em to flip between machines know just how precious they are. Matrox has been dealing with multi-machine setups for years now, and this week they've introduced the new Matrox Extio F2208 KVM extender, a remote graphics solution that separates the operator console (two displays plus five USB 2.0 ports for keyboard, mouse, and other HIDs) from the host system by up to 1 kilometer of fiber-optic cable.

The dual-monitor Extio F2208 leverages its bus extension technology using a proprietary PCIe bus interface card to deliver raw, uncompressed data over the single- or multi-mode cable, enabling users to run applications at up to 2560x1600 per remote monitor with workstation performance. Designed specifically for process control rooms, dispatch centers, and other mission-critical environments, the Extio F2208 is a stable and reliable I/O extension solution that allows the critical parts of the computer be kept in a separate, secure location.

The new Matrox Extio F2208 dual-display units join the previously announced Extio F2408 quad-display units in offering higher performance, expanded operating system support, and increased distance over the popular first generation Extio KVM extenders. Pricing remains a mystery for now, but something tells us "cheap" is nowhere to be found.

Matrox Introduces Next-Generation Dual-Monitor KVM Extender
 
Matrox Extio F2208 features unique bus extension technology over fiber-optic cable to flawlessly drive two high-resolution displays up to 1 KM from the PC

Montreal, Canada, February 28, 2011 — Matrox Graphics Inc. today unveiled the new Matrox Extio F2208 KVM extender, a remote graphics solution that separates the operator console (two displays plus five USB 2.0 ports for keyboard, mouse, and other HIDs) from the host system by up to 1 kilometer of fiber-optic cable. The dual-monitor Extio F2208 leverages its unique bus extension technology using a proprietary PCIe bus interface card to deliver raw, uncompressed data over the single- or multi-mode cable, enabling users to run applications at up to 2560x1600 per remote monitor with uncompromised workstation performance. Designed specifically for process control rooms, dispatch centers, and other mission-critical environments, the Extio F2208 is a stable and reliable I/O extension solution that allows the critical parts of the computer be kept in a separate, secure location.

The new Matrox Extio F2208 dual-display units join the previously announced Extio F2408 quad-display units in offering higher performance, expanded operating system support, and increased distance over the popular first generation Extio KVM extenders. Matrox Extio customers benefit from feature-rich Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software and passive cooling for silent operation and reliability, while at the same time eliminating hidden dropped frame issues experienced with compression-based KVM extension solutions.

For more information, visit www.matrox.com/extio_f2208 or contact Matrox Graphics at graphics@matrox.com. 
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Amazing!, its able to transfer video and keyinputs from a km away...

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Sounds like a great setup to be a Gold farmer (lol). No I can see where this is useful in a business setup, and have installed KVM setups in many, many place. On a personal level though with all the devices as well as device categories now I wonder what the market for this is now in a home setup really. I just mean it is somewhat pointless especially with wireless being as dominate as it is now.

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