Matrox bolsters videowall control with MuraControl 2.0
Matrox Graphics has released MuraControl 2.0 for Windows video wall management software Mura based video walls.
New features include transparency and colour-keying effects, the addition of local inputs and control over them, plus source touring and scheduling functionality.
Blending videos and images with the desktop, a background image, or another video is now possible by setting transparency levels for one or more windows.
Source and destination colour keying can also be used to enable special effects, such as applying a graphic skin to a logo, or playing a video through it.
It is now possible to capture, display and control local VLC video and RealVNC sessions, along with Microsoft Image Viewer, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer files.
VLC videos can be set to “play” or “pause”, and PowerPoint presentations can be delivered by pressing “next” or “back”.
Keyboard and mouse functionality can be sent to local applications in order to gain remote control over VNC sessions or to browse the Internet on the video wall.
Automated cycling through multiple sources is now supported. This feature is suitable for video wall environments such as security control rooms monitoring multiple camera feeds on multiple displays, or digital signage applications featuring back-to-back ads, scaled up to fit all or part of the display wall.
A new layout scheduling feature can set layouts to switch at specific times of the day so that the video wall can communicate different data at different times.