The Fusion 960 Display Wall Processor incorporates all of the visual data sources found in a control room environment and displays them in moveable, scalable windows on a virtual display comprised of multiple output devices: monitors, LCD flat panels, plasma panels, projection cubes, or a rear projection system. Data sources can include local applications, remote network applications, and directly connected video and analog RGB inputs. All data sources are accessed from an intuitive and consistent software interface providing complete control of the entire display surface.
INDUSTRY LEADING CPU ARCHITECTURE
At the heart of the Fusion 960 is the most powerful CPU architecture of any display processor in its class: dual Intel Xeon processors running at 2.4GHz, a 533MHz front side bus coupled to a standard 1GB of DDR RAM, a 64bit/66MHz PCI peripheral bus, and built-in dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (one supporting 2 Gigabit Ethernet). With the capacity to add up to 2GB of RAM and the equivalent of four processors with Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the Fusion 960 can easily execute the most demanding command and control applications, and outrun its competition. Utilizing the next generation standard in PC-compatible bus architectures, PCI 64/66, quadruples the bandwidth available to the system as compared to outdated 32/33 PCI-based systems. All these features translate into the fastest computing platform available today in a display wall processor.
HIGH PERFORMANCE GRAPHICS
Jupiter Systems is unique in the AV market, having established a strong OEM relationship with ATI, the world leader in graphics chip technology. Jupiter uses the ATI Mobility 7500 graphics chips in the Fusion 960. The Mobility 7500 has 16MB of on-chip memory and a core clock speed of 225MHz, providing world class graphics and video performance. The Fusion 960 supports both analog and digital (DVI) outputs on its DVI-I connector at resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 pixels per output analog, and 1600 x 1200 pixels digital.
FLEXIBLE VIDEO DISPLAY
The Fusion 960 provides ample video connectivity, with a standard 16 composite BNC and 8 mini-DIN S-Video connectors. All graphics devices have access to connected video sources through Jupiter’s exclusive analog video bus. Real time video windows can be moved, scaled and placed freely on the display wall, and with standard Jupiter MultiVideo™ software, more than one video window can be displayed on any output channel. Fusion 960 video windows act like any other window on the wall and can be freely moved, resized, minimized or maximized to cover the entire display wall. Utilizing state-of-the-art video processing on Fusion 960 output boards, the Fusion 960 video windows offer the best video quality of any control room display processor.
The Fusion 960 is built in Jupiter’s facility to meet the specific requirements of each customer, and we offer these optional configurations:
The Fusion 960 comes standard with 1GB of PC2100 DDR RAM, a single removable 20GB UDMA100 disk drive (a second removable drive is optional), a 12x24x48 CDRW drive and 1.44MB floppy. The standard is Windows XP Professional. Windows 2000 is optionally available.
HIGH PERFORMANCE RGB INPUTS
As many as 16 analog RGB inputs can be optionally added to a Fusion 960 Display Wall Processor. Sources such as laptops, workstations, stand-alone computers and legacy systems with resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 can be connected directly to the Fusion 960, displaying the source’s output in a freely moveable, scalable window on the display wall. With the additional bandwidth of the PCI 64/66 bus, RGB sources refresh in near real time and high frame rates for multiple large-scale windows can be maintained.
The Fusion 960 is designed for continuous “24/7” operation in the control room environment. To this end, the Fusion 960 features many redundant components including hot-swappable dual redundant power supplies and optional dual removable disk drives.
Hardware and software continuously monitor system parameters such as ambient chassis temperature, CPU temperatures, power supply voltages, and chassis fan tachometers and automatically alert users to conditions that require direct intervention. System events are logged both in ControlPoint software and in the standard Windows event log.
COMPREHENSIVE SOFTWARE SUITE
Jupiter Systems designs all its own software and hardware as an integrated whole, creating a tightly woven architecture that provides the best functionality and achieves the highest possible performance from its systems. The Jupiter Fusion 960 comes standard with the Windows XP Professional operating system.
Jupiter’s third generation Galileo VirtualScreen™ drivers are seamlessly integrated into the Windows XP environment, providing intuitive setup of display wall configurations and allowing Windows applications to freely move and scale across the entire display wall. Included PC X server software provides compatibility with X Window client applications from workstations such as those from HP, IBM, Sun, as well as PCs running Linux.
Included with the Fusion 960 is RemoteCursor™ software which allows a client Windows workstation to take control of the display wall over a network, having direct access to the entire display wall as if he/she were sitting at the keyboard and mouse directly attached to the controller. Multiple users can run RemoteCursor simultaneously, although only one can have access to the display wall at a given time.
CONTROLPOINT™ GUI, PROTOCOL AND API
The Fusion 960 is delivered with ControlPoint software standard. ControlPoint is a complete, integrated, and intuitive software solution for the control and management of the Fusion 960 Display Wall Processor. See also the ControlPoint page.
ControlPoint client provides a consistent user interface to start, position, size, and scale application, RGB, and video windows, directly on the display wall and remotely via a network client.
With RGB and video windows, ControlPoint provides a specific dialog-based user interface to change the input channel, adjust display parameters such as brightness, contrast, saturation and hue, and to position, size and label the window. ControlPoint also allows the user to crop a video or RGB source to view only that precise part of interest to the user.
Application windows can be started from the ControlPoint remote client interface and then interacted with just like any other window.
ControlPoint provides the ability to save the state of the display wall into a layout, stored on the display processor, and to quickly recall saved layouts directly from the user interface or from user-assignable hot-keys. The number of layouts is limited only by the size of the hard drive on the Fusion 960.
ControlPoint client displays a scalable graphic mimic of the display wall that includes live, continuously updated images from the display wall for easy identification of specific windows during manipulation of the display wall. Windows can be interacted with directly on the interface and can easily be moved, resized, minimized, maximized and closed.
ControlPoint displays system monitoring data in an event list and alerts the user to potentially hazardous conditions arising in the Fusion 960 via a health status icon displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the ControlPoint client window.