for Windows XP®
and Win 2K
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.
THE FUSION 980 DISPLAY WALL CONTROLLER
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.
REVOLUTIONARY SWITCH FABRIC INTERCONNECT ARCHITECTURE
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
peripheral slots with dedicated bandwidth of up to
Peripheral cards connect through the Fusion
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.
INDUSTRY LEADING CPU ARCHITECTURE
Anchoring the Fusion
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
front side bus coupled to a standard
of DDR RAM, a PCI-X peripheral bus with
slots, and built-in dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The Fusion
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
of RAM and the equivalent of four
processors with Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the Fusion
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
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.
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 Radeon Mobility
chip in the Fusion 980.The
Radeon Mobility 7500
of on-chip memory and a core clock speed of
world class graphics performance. The Fusion
supports both analog and digital (DVI)
outputs on its DVI-I connector at resolutions up to
pixels analog and
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 Jupiter’s ISO
registered facility to meet the
specific requirements of each customer.
PCI-X slots in the CPU chassis for standard PC expansion
configured with 1 to 15 graphics cards
Up to 32 RGB inputs
Up to ten
Gigabit Ethernet ports
Up to 3GB
An expansion Switch Fabric chassis can be added for a total
available peripheral slots. Each
Switch Fabric chassis has
composite and 16 S-Video input
comes standard with
DDR RAM, a single hot-swappable
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
Professional is optionally available.
FLEXIBLE VIDEO DISPLAY
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 Jupiter’s 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 MultiVideo™
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
HIGH PERFORMANCE RGB INPUTS
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
the source’s 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 market—no 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.
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 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.
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.
PROTOCOL AND API
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.
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
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
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
See also the ControlPoint page.
Fusion 980 Specifications click here.