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The Fusion 980 Display Wall Processor from Jupiter Systems is the ultimate solution for command and control applications requiring true 24/7 operation, superb visual performance and unrivaled configuration and operational flexibility.  The Fusion 980 can blend seamlessly into installations such as Network Operation Centers (NOC), Public Utility Control Centers, Intelligent Traffic Management Centers, Process Control, Civil and Military Surveillance Systems, Call Centers, Financial Management Control Rooms, Boardroom and Video Conference Rooms. 

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The Fusion 980 Display Wall Processor integrates all of the visual data sources found in a control room environment and displays them in movable, 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 virtual display surface. 


At the heart of the Fusion 980 is a state-of-the-art switched fabric interconnect, previously only found in high-end internet backbone switching equipment, and housed in its own 8U Switch Fabric Chassis.  Traditional bus architecture, such as PCI, is a resource that is shared among all connected peripherals, and, as a result, is often overwhelmed by high data and graphics traffic commonly found in the control room environment.  The Fusion 980 switch fabric provides each of its 15 peripheral slots with dedicated bandwidth of up to 4Gb/s.  Peripheral cards connect through the Fusion 980 backplane to an ultra-high-bandwidth switch card that dynamically determines the optimal route for data to pass between cards, providing fast, scalable performance.  With the addition of an optional parallel switch card, data bandwidth increases to an astonishing 8Gb/s per slot, guaranteeing fast RGB, graphics and video performance regardless of the display wall size and ensuring continued system operation even in the event of a switch card failure.


Anchoring the Fusion 980,and housed in a separate 4U chassis, is the most powerful CPU architecture of any display processor in its class: dual Intel Xeon processors running at 2.8 GHz, a 533MHz front side bus coupled to a standard 1GB of DDR RAM, a PCI-X peripheral bus with 3 available slots, and built-in dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.  The Fusion 980 CPU chassis connects to the 8Uswitch fabric chassis via the same high-bandwidth connection that interconnects all of the switch fabric peripheral slots, assuring high graphics performance.  With the capacity to add up to 3GB of RAM and the equivalent of four processors with Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the Fusion 980 can handily execute the most demanding command and control applications, and easily outrun its competition.  PCI-X slots in the CPU chassis can hold optional quad or dual Gigabit Ethernet cards as well as a SCSI RAID card.  The Fusion 980, when configured with three 36GB 10,000 RPM UW320SCA drives, can have RAID 1 with a hot standby disk enabled as an option.  All these features translate into the fastest and most flexible computing, graphics and video platform available today in a display wall processor.


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 Radeon Mobility 7500 graphics chip in the Fusion 980.The Radeon Mobility 7500 has 32MB of on-chip memory and a core clock speed of 225MHz,providing world class graphics performance.  The Fusion 980 supports both analog and digital (DVI) outputs on its DVI-I connector at resolutions up to 1600x1200 pixels analog and 1280x1024 digital. Custom display formats can be created with easy to use software, for installations using non-standard display devices.


The Fusion 980 is built in Jupiterís ISO 9001:2000 registered facility to meet the specific requirements of each customer.

  • 15 card slots available in its Switch Fabric chassis

  • Available PCI-X slots in the CPU chassis for standard PC expansion

  • Can be configured with 1 to 15 graphics cards

  • Up to 32 RGB inputs

  • Up to ten Gigabit Ethernet ports

  • Up to 3GB of RAM

An expansion Switch Fabric chassis can be added for a total of 30 available peripheral slots. Each Switch Fabric chassis has 32 composite and 16 S-Video input connectors.

The Fusion 980 comes standard with 1GB of PC2100 DDR RAM, a single hot-swappable 36GB SCSI-3 disk drive (second and third drives are optional), a 12x24x48 CDRW drive and 1.44MB floppy. The standard operating system is Windows XP Professional; Windows 2000 Professional is optionally available.



The Fusion 980 provides ample video connectivity, with 32 composite BNC and 16 S-Video mini-DIN connectors. All graphics devices have access to connected video sources through Jupiterís exclusive analog video bus that is connected to all 15 peripheral slots and runs in parallel to the switch fabric. Real time video windows can be moved, scaled and placed freely on the display wall, and with standard Jupiter MultiVideoô software, multiple video windows can be displayed on any output channel.  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.  The Fusion 980 graphics cards utilize state-of-the-art video processing resulting in superb video quality at full 30fps rates.


As many as 32 analog RGB inputs can be optionally added to a Fusion 980 Display Wall processor, with the availability of quad, dual or single RGB input boards. Sources such as laptops, workstations, stand-alone computers and legacy systems with resolutions up to 1600x1200 can be connected directly to the Fusion 980,displaying the sourceís output in a freely movable, scalable window on the display wall.  With the incredible bandwidth of the switched fabric interconnect, RGB sources refresh in near real time regardless of the size of the window.


The Fusion 980 is designed for continuous "24/7"operation in the control room environment.  To this end, the Fusion 980 features many hot-swappable and redundant components including: hot-swappable redundant power supplies on both the CPU and Switch Fabric chassis, hot-swappable input, output and switch fabric cards, hot swappable fans, and hot-swappable SCSI disk drives. Jupiter is the only manufacturer truly committed to high availability solutions for the display wall marketóno other company provides a product with the redundancy, availability and low MTTR (mean time to repair) of the Fusion 980.  Hardware and software continuously monitor system parameters such as ambient chassis temperature, CPU temperatures, power supply voltages, switch fabric link status, 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.




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 980 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 980 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.


The Fusion 980 is delivered with ControlPoint software standard. ControlPoint is a complete, integrated, and intuitive software solution for the control and management of the Fusion 980 Display Wall Processor.
See also the ControlPoint page.

ControlPoint is a client/server based system: the server resides on the Fusion 980 processor directly accessing hardware functionality, whereas the client is installed on a network accessible PC running Windows. ControlPoint client and server communicate over a TCP/IP connection with the ControlPoint protocol, an open-text communications protocol. The ControlPoint protocol and supporting API can be used for custom applications and control. An RS-232 gateway is provided for serial communication devices. Simple applications using JavaScript and HTML can be generated in minutes, whereas the complete power of the Jupiter Fusion 980 is available to those who truly want a customized interface and complete control.

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 980.

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 980 via a health status icon displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the ControlPoint client window.

See also the ControlPoint page.

Fusion 980 Specifications click here.

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