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Jul 12, 2016

Fort Hood Prepares for a 4K Future with Quadview UHD

A newly updated and expanded conference room at Fort Hood features three RGB Spectrum QuadView®UHD multiviewers. The room is used daily for program status updates and briefings by military personnel ranging in rank from core staff to commanding general.

Previously, the room held 60 people and housed two projector screens with an analog (VGA) connection. The outdated AV equipment could no longer adequately display the scope or scale of information needed for review. The challenge was to design a modern conference room equipped with cutting-edge technology, and on a small budget.

Azbell Electronics, an AV integration firm established more than 60 years ago, designed a solution to fit the client’s budget and needs. RGB Spectrum’s QuadView UHD multiviewer was chosen for its performance, versatility, and value. “We’ve used RGB Spectrum’s products on military installations since the early 1990s,” said project manager Chris Anelundi, CTS. “We’ve never had a problem, nor have our clients.”

The room now accommodates 125 people seated at a U-shaped conference table and in rows along the perimeter. Each person has a clear view of several of the fifteen wall mounted displays. The primary focal points are three 2x2 display groups mounted in the front of the room. Each display group is connected to a QuadView UHD multiviewer. Additional displays in the room are suspended from the ceiling and mounted on the tabletop.

The scope and scale of imagery that is displayed has significantly increased, including ground and weather maps, satellite images, video, presentations, and spreadsheets. While only HD sources are currently in use, the trio of QuadView UHD multiviewers add value by future-proofing the base’s capital investment, as Fort Hood plans to upgrade to 4K when their budget allows.

“With RGB Spectrum as a partner, we delivered a remarkable solution,” said Anelundi. “It’s a booming success all around. In fact, the base has since ordered two more QuadViews!

May 28, 2015

InfoComm 2015: It’s All About 4K

We’re gearing up for InfoComm 2015. As we put the finishing touches on our booth design, we’re offering you a sneak peek into what’s new at RGB Spectrum. Here’s a hint: it’s all 4K-compliant!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of a range of new products with full support for 4K input and output signals. Stop by booth #1843 to experience the power of our new MediaWall® V Display Processor and the QuadView® UHD Multiviewer

Whether used as standalone systems or incorporated into a comprehensive control room solution, our switchers, video walls and multiviewers allow users to capitalize on the benefits of 4K technology. When you visit the booth this year, you’ll be able to try them out for yourself as part of our 4K-capable control room management solutions.

Offering 4 times the resolution of standard HD (1920 x 1080), 4K UHD inputs and display devices offer stunning clarity and detail for the most graphically-demanding applications. To fully realize the benefits of 4K, you need to choose equipment purpose-built to handle ultra-high resolution signals. As you’ll see at our booth, our new 4K products combine all the benefits of 4K technology with intuitive control, 24/7 reliability and real-time processing capabilities. Delivering outstanding features and superb value, these new 4K UHD video processors are ideal for a wide range of applications. 

We are seeing a significant acceleration in the deployment of 4K technology. RGB Spectrum started as a pioneer in the development of 4K video processing systems. Now we continue our industry leadership with the launch of these powerful and versatile new products. And even if you don’t need 4K resolution now, you’ll want to think about future-proofing all of your AV technology acquisitions.

Visit our InfoComm booth (#1843) this year and let us show you how our innovative solutions are changing the face of 4K video processing. Click here to get your free exhibits pass.

Feb 5, 2018

QuadView 4K Multiviewer Keeps Luxury Superyacht on Course

Luxury superyacht owners have very discriminating tastes. When it comes to the operation of their vessels, they require state-of-the-art equipment.

VEI Marine is an audio-visual integrator that specializes in marine installations, designing integrated bridge systems that combine functional ergonomics with elegant, stylish presentation. They design RGB Spectrum’s QuadView® UHD high performance multiviewer into their intelligent bridge control. The QuadView UHD-based “glass bridge” design provides a clean presentation of the integrated instrumentation.

The QuadView UHD multiviewer and presentation switcher/scaler displays up to four inputs simultaneously on a single screen in a variety of creative layouts. You can mix and match input resolutions, scale any video/graphic input up to 4K and route any input to any window. Both HD and UHD inputs can be displayed without downscaling, taking full advantage of the QuadView UHD’s 4K resolution and remarkable image processing. HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA analog inputs are supported.

Superyacht bridge console
Superyacht bridge console

VEI’s latest project is the glass bridge for the M/Y Carpe Diem 191-foot tri-deck super yacht. VEI’s system consists of integrated controls for engines, steering, thrusters, critical pumps, horns, wipers, video matrix switch, and more. The QuadView UHD processor receives a variety of content feeds, including compass and steering, navigation sensors, radars, sonar, GPS mapping, electronic chart display (ECDIS), and Global Marine Distress and Safety (GMDSS) radio communication systems. Two QuadView UHD processors consolidate these inputs and display them on large-format monitors inset in the port and starboard sides of the bridge console. QuadView UHD control is simple - choose a display layout, select inputs, and route to the desired windows. Crewmembers can switch input sources instantly or choose from up to 16 preset display layouts. Source switching and layout selection is made using VEI’s touch screen controls.

VEI Marine, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is an audio-visual integrator that specializes in marine installation, including AV systems for super and mega yachts. For more information, call 954-304-5148.

Apr 5, 2016

RGB Spectrum Takes Its Newest Products on the Road

RGB Spectrum circles the globe with MediaWall® V, QuadView® UHD, and MCMS Express.

RGB Spectrum, a leading designer and manufacturer of video and decision support solutions for industrial, medical, government, and military applications, kicked off its 2016 road show in Mexico City on March 17. The exclusive event included meetings with the company’s chief executive officer, Bob Marcus, and other key executives. Demonstrations of RGB Spectrum’s control room and video processing solutions were conducted by Carlos Otero, director of sales for Latin America.

“Our road show provides an opportunity for customers to fully experience RGB Spectrum’s products first hand,” said Bob Marcus, CEO. “People don’t realize the visual impact that MediaWall V delivers, or the simplicity of MCMS Express – and how easy it is to use – until they’ve tried it for themselves.”

The next stop will be Singapore on May 5 & 6 at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands hotel, followed by Moscow on November 10 & 11. RGB Spectrum will be demonstrating its newest products, MCMS Express, MediaWall V and QuadView UHD.

MCMS Express is a cost-effective solution for smaller control rooms of up to three operators, allowing shared keyboard/mouse (KVM) control of up to 18 sources. It is ideal for use in mission-critical control room applications such as command centers, debriefing centers, security operations centers (SOCs), emergency operations centers (EOCs), industrial/process control and SCADA system monitoring.

The MediaWall V display processor offers up to 4K UHD resolution I/O, single wire connectivity and fully scalable windows. These capabilities enable the display of more data and visuals than ever before, improving situational awareness, assessment and response. MediaWall V features an architecture that combines the real-time processing and reliability of a hardware-based processor with the flexibility of a separate, dedicated processor to run applications and decode IP streams. Its multiple wall option allows up to three walls to be independently controlled from a single display processor, resulting in substantial cost savings.

The versatile QuadView UHD multiviewer allows users to fully capitalize on the benefits of 4K UHD’s superb video quality. The high performance multiviewer, presentation switcher, and scaler is designed for displaying up to four sources simultaneously on a single screen. Up to 16 layouts are provided — including quad split, full screen, triple windows, and side-by-side mode. Both HD and UHD inputs can be displayed without downscaling, taking full advantage of the QuadView UHD’s remarkable resolution.

More cities may be added to the tour based on demand. To schedule a consultation, please call 510-814-7000, email sales@rgb.com, or visit www.rgb.com.

About RGB Spectrum

RGB Spectrum provides innovative solutions for the display, recording, and transmission of computer and video signals. Since its founding in 1987, RGB Spectrum has established itself as a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video/graphics processors and decision support systems. Company offerings include multiviewers, video wall processors, matrix switchers, codecs, recorders, and integrated solutions for control room management. RGB Spectrum's products are preferred by major global organizations in industrial, security, medical, educational, commercial and military markets. RGB Spectrum is a privately held company based in Alameda, California. For more information about our products, please call 510-814-7000 or visit us online at www.rgb.com.

May 28, 2015

The New QuadView UHD: Next Generation Multiviewer Processing

RGB Spectrum is pleased to announce the launch of our new QuadView® UHD multiviewer, a high-performance processor designed to display up to four sources simultaneously in a variety of layouts.

Simply connect the QuadView UHD multiviewer to any monitor from XGA up to UHD resolution to experience the next generation in multiviewer performance. With the QuadView UHD, you can mix and match input resolutions, scale video inputs up to 4K UHD and route any input to any window. Powerful image processing capabilities allow the multiviewer to display both HD and UHD inputs without downscaling. Up to 16 standard window layouts are provided — including quad-split, full screen, triple-window, and side-by-side mode. 

The new multiviewer includes HDCP authentication and EDID management functionality, as well as the ability to switch inputs. Audio follow and audio breakaway modes are standard, and you can select audio from any source — even one not currently displayed.

The QuadView UHD front panel is simplicity itself, enabling users to quickly select audio, input and layout options.  Simply select a layout, select inputs, and route each input to a specific window. In addition to the front panel, the multiviewer can be controlled through a web interface and an IR remote. Third-party control is implemented via Ethernet or RS-232 and is supported with a comprehensive API.

From the boardroom to digital signage to control room displays, the QuadView UHD multiviewer represents the next evolution in 4K UHD multi-image processor technology.  The versatile multiviewer allows users to fully capitalize on the benefits of 4K UHD image processing, with speed, simplicity, and superb video quality.

Aug 21, 2018

U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Fleet Deploys RGB Spectrum’s Multi-Image Processors and Codecs

The U.S. Navy’s Integrated Launch And Recovery Television Surveillance System (ILARTS) provides the Landing Signal Operators aircraft lineup data—glide-slope information—to support aircraft recoveries. Likewise, ILARTS provides other key activities on the ship situational awareness to support the launch and recovery of aircraft. The system records all movement of aircraft on the flight deck for training, investigation and pilot debriefings. The ILARTS system monitors and records day and night flight operations via LLL (Low Light Level) cameras placed at key locations on the carrier.

RGB Spectrum provides two components to the ILARTS control room, the QuadView® multi-image display processor and DGy® recording codec.

The QuadView multi-image processor displays up to four inputs simultaneously on a single screen from a selection of layouts. The processor receives a variety of feeds from low light cameras overlaid with key aircraft parameters presented together to better support specific activities. The processor’s ability to provide multiple favorite/saved presentations from the operator thru the system PC’s browser allow it to be quickly reconfigured to support a different activity.

The QuadView processor consolidates these inputs and displays them on a single monitor, providing real-time, correlated view of the action.

The QuadView UHD processor can mix and match input resolutions at up to 4K, scale any video/graphic input and route any input to any window. HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA analog inputs are supported. Likewise, the QuadView control is simple with its built-in intuitive GUI. Landing Signal Operators can choose from a variety of preset display layouts, select inputs, and route sources to the desired windows.

The ILARTS system required that the multi-window visuals displayed by the QuadView processor be recorded with visually lossless quality. RGB Spectrum’s DGy recorder/codec was chosen because it offered advanced JPEG2000 encoding in a COTS product able to meet this demanding requirement. Its advanced JPEG 2000 compression records at up to 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. A key advantage of the DGy codec is its ability to record every frame, ideally suited for frame-by-frame review during pilot debriefings and post-event analysis.

DGy codecs offer an unparalleled feature set, including time code synchronization (IRIG-B or Network Time Server), event marking, random access, variable speed playback, and its exclusive recording failsafe feature which automatically protects recordings in case of a catastrophic system failure. Event marks can be inserted both during recording and playback to provide random access to the desired points.

Nimitz class

According to Ken Snuffin, Lead ILARTS Engineer, NAVAIR, "Over the last 8 years, RGB Spectrum’s QuadView and DGy components have successfully supported the entire entire Nimitz Class U.S. Aircraft Carrier Fleet’s ILARTS systems with superior reliability, functionality and performance."

RGB Spectrum’s DGy codecs are the de facto standard for mission-critical applications, simulation, training, missile testing, and C4ISR. Other high-profile installations include P-8 Poseidon trainers, simulators for the Global Hawk/Triton UAV, F-16 and F-22 aircraft, Apache, Kiowa, Chinook, and Blackhawk helicopters, and operational deployments on the U.S. Navy AEGIS destroyer fleet, the Canada Navy frigate fleet, and the THAAD and MEADS missile defense programs.

Mar 16, 2017

Zio Shines Bright at ISE Conference

More than 73,000 people from around the world converged in Amsterdam for the 2017 Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in February. RGB Spectrum’s new Zio® Networked AV products, video wall processors and multiviewer products were on display.

Named “Best of Show” at its InfoComm 2016 debut, Zio encoders, decoders, and multiviewers provide simple scalability and ease of use through a unique peer-to-peer architecture. Zio networked AV is compatible with signal sources and displays up to 4K UHD resolution. It uses industry-standard 1G or 10G Ethernet switches. Encoders accept standard HDMI video and audio signals from media players, computers, and other sources; decoders drive displays. Video, audio, and control data are converted to IP packets that can be switched and routed to any location on the network.

Attendees were impressed by the integration of Zio products with RGB Spectrum’s award-winning MediaWall® V and Galileo video wall processors and QuadView® UHD multiviewer. Zio encoded IP streams can be decoded directly on the Galileo wall processor. Signals distant from the processing equipment can be encoded, sent across the network and decoded for input. Outputs from a wall processor can also be encoded for remote displays providing the ability to duplicate or mimic any content on the video wall including the entire video wall.

To find an upcoming event near you, visit www.rgb.com/events.