Saturday, July 14, 2007

TrustedReviews - Matrox Extio - Remote Multi-Display System

TrustedReviews - Matrox Extio - Remote Multi-Display System
Author Riyad Emeran
Published 10th July 2007
Manufacturer Matrox
Price £1,400.00 (Exc VAT)
as reviewed £1,645.00 (Inc VAT)

This is where Matrox comes in with the Extio, which offers secure remote access, complete with multi-screen display options. The Extio itself is a small metal box that sits on your desk – it’s completely silent, with no fans or moving parts and even the amount of heat it generates is minimal. At it’s most basic level the Extio is an external version of one of Martox’s quad-head graphics cards, but there’s a little more too it than that – I did say that the Extio offered remote access after all.
What makes the Extio really interesting is that the box on your desk is connected to a workstation that can be up to 250m away from you, using fibre optic cabling. This means that a company can have a secure, disaster proof data room, where all the important hardware is kept safe, but the users can still access their machines seamlessly, as if the PC was sitting on their desk.