Advancements in digital signage allow much greater freedom in creating and deploying any scale signage projects. At the forefront of this is the Datapath Fx4 a multi-faceted stand alone display controller. The Fx4 supports a choice of inputs high bandwidth loop-through as well as 4 genlocked outputs in either DisplayPort or HDMI.
The Fx4 features a DisplayPort1.2 main input alongside two HDMI1.4 inputs offering either 4k 4096x2160p at 60fps or UHD 2160p at 30fps respectively. The intuitive user interface allows users to determine which input is used.
Each output monitor can take its input from any region of the input image as all of the required cropping scaling rotation and frame-rate conversion is handled by the Fx4 hardware. These regions can overlap to allow any output to replicate another or can be configured to support any creative splice of the source material. This allows the support of many non-rectangular screen arrangements as well as any mix of monitor orientations allowing users to create an almost unlimited multi-monitor canvas.
The Fx4 also allows users to pre-load an image for immediate display in those cases when the media source or cables malfunction and no signal is being received.