New Galileo Input Card Enables 4K Inputs & 4K IP Decodes

RGB Spectrum announces the availability of new hardware and software upgrades for the Galileo Display Processor. The new Galileo IP4K input card enables video input and IP decode resolutions of up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz. The new software includes many additional features. The new input card and software combine to make Galileo systems more cost-effective and feature rich.

The award-winning Galileo video wall processor's expanded capabilities include both HDMI® and IP inputs on the same, compact input card. Mini-HDMI® connectors on the new input card permit a wide range of video input resolutions with expanded color subsampling up to 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz (4:2:0) and 4096x2160 @ 30 Hz (4:4:4).

In addition, the new input card enables advanced IP stream decoding. Up to twelve 1920x1080 @ 30 Hz, one 3840x2160 @ 60 Hz or other equivalent streams can be decoded on each card. Coupled with the existing CPU decode capabilities, the Galileo processor’s IP stream decode functionality is increased to an impressive 21 HD streams or equivalents.

Software features on the Galileo platform have also been enhanced and reorganized to allow for new, lower-priced bundles as well as offerings for more advanced users. The Standard software bundle comes with an advanced client for setup and operation and an easy-to-use web client for tablet or PC control. Additional features in the Standard bundle include a revamped task scheduler and enhanced network scripting API for control via third-party devices.

Plus and Advanced software bundles build on the features of the Standard package, adding many new features. New thumbnail preview functionality of hardwired sources provides the user with more information and flexibility to instantly identify and preview sources. Expanded IP stream decoding from the new input card is offered in the new Advanced software bundle.

Another new feature in the Advanced package is the ability to define multiple video surfaces. For example, this feature allows outputs to be defined as video walls or multiviewers, accessing all the same sources. This enables the use of a single Galileo chassis to support multiple display walls and even multiple rooms – a very cost effective feature.

These new capabilities, combined with the wide range of existing features, make the Galileo processor the most versatile and powerful video wall solution on the market.

RGB Spectrum’s Galileo Display Processor is an IP-enabled, PC-based video wall processor with real-time throughput. A powerful and economical video wall system with remote desktop capabilities, Galileo adds the benefits of IP inputs and the ability to run applications natively, to the 24/7 reliability and real-time performance found in all of RGB Spectrum’s solutions. Galileo’s powerful features include an advanced user GUI and unlimited number of windows for graphics/video, a scripting interface for system control, up to 56 inputs and 56 displays, edge-blend overlap and bezel compensation, inputs up to 4K UHD resolution, and HDCP support.

RGB Spectrum is a leading designer and manufacturer of mission-critical, real-time audio-visual solutions for a civilian, government, and military client base. The company offers integrated hardware, software, and control systems to satisfy the most demanding requirements. Since 1987, RGB Spectrum has been dedicated to helping its customers achieve Better Decisions. Faster.