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Tesoro Petroleum NOC Enhanced with QuadView Technology

Tesoro Petroleum of San Antonio, Texas recently upgraded its network operations center (NOC) to improve operational efficiency for the monitoring and analysis of refinery operations nationwide.

The NOC needed to display a combination of twelve workstation signals and a DVD or cable television signal on wall mounted NEC HLO Projectors and desk mounted LCD monitors positioned around the center.

Digital Display Solutions, the project integrator, chose RGB Spectrum's QuadView® XL multi-input, multi-window display processor. According to Roger Harbert of Digital Display Solutions, the QuadView processor was selected because it supports computer sources at up to 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution and displays up to four sources simultaneously while maintaining excellent image quality.

Digital Display Solutions used an Extron Crosspoint 12 x 8 matrix switcher and distribution amps, combined with the RGB QuadView XL image processor. With this system, NOC personnel can display a combination of PC and video signals on either or both of the NEC HLO Projectors as well as the LCD displays.

Roger Harbert said of the QuadView XL: "The RGB Quadview is performing perfectly. We gave an IP address to the Quadview and set it up on the Tesoro network, which allows Tesoro personnel to access it from their workstations. This makes it possible for any NOC personnel to control the QuadView processor remotely, so they can change inputs or display configurations."

The QuadView® XL is the first of a new generation of windowing systems, providing the most powerful image processing available and outstanding image quality. The QuadView processor accepts up to sixteen sources, four of which can be displayed simultaneously. It supports high resolution RGB, HDTV 1080i/720p, S-Video, component, and composite video and optional DVI inputs. Each input can be independently sized and positioned anywhere on the screen, as well as panned and zoomed to emphasize particular areas of interest. Leading-edge features include smooth zooming and panning, fast image processing with dynamic window sizing and instant display setting changes, built-in Web-based graphical user interface, dual RGB/DVI outputs, titling, borders, fade effects, and colored backgrounds.

Tesoro Corporation is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Tesoro is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products, operating six refineries in the Western United States. For more information, visit their website: http://www.tsocorp.com.

Digital Display Solutions, Inc specializes in providing audiovisual system design and integration services. DDS is based in San Antonio, Texas and can be reached at 210- 404-1233 or via the internet at www.digitaldisplaysolutions.com.

RGB Spectrum® is a leading designer and manufacturer of videographic and multimedia hardware subsystems. Products include the View™ family of video windowing systems, the RGB/Videolink® line of scan converters, the DGx™ digital recording system, Quadra® universal scaler and synchronizer, SynchroMaster® keyers and overlayers and SuperWall™, ComputerWall® and MediaWall® multi-screen display controllers. RGB Spectrum is based in Alameda, California, and can be reached at 510-814-7000 and on the internet at http://www.rgb.com.