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Matrox boxes show Mac compatibility

7 December 2006

Matrox Graphics Inc has announced that its award-winning Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go are now compatible with select Mac systems. Both are palm-sized boxes that connect externally to a notebook or desktop computer and uniquely allow users to attach two or three monitors respectively for multi-monitor configuration.

“Matrox GXM technology will revolutionise the Mac platform with its unprecedented portability and ease-of-use,” said Caroline Injoyan, business development manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. “Now Mac users can finally benefit from Matrox’s multi-monitor expertise, traditionally reserved for PC environments, by simply incorporating a GXM into their system set-up.”

DualHead2Go enables a fully symmetric dual-monitor set-up for Mac notebooks or desktops, creating the ideal workspace for managing multiple projects or office applications simultaneously. If a larger desktop space is required, the TripleHead2Go can be used to work with a triple-monitor set-up. The extended desktop space across multiple monitors is the optimum backdrop for professionals working with digital content creation applications: they will have ample room to place all their menus, toolbars, editing timelines, and project windows across multiple monitors and experience first hand the productivity benefits of multi-monitor computing.

Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXM) are external devices that are simple to set up – there is no need to open up the computer to insert parts or to replace any hardware or software. The operating system detects the DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go like an ultra-widescreen monitor that supports resolutions of up to 2560×10241 and 3840×10241 respectively. The GXM technology then splits this ultra-wide resolution into two or three standard resolutions and sends the information to the attached monitors. The GXM maximises the capabilities of the Mac by using its existing graphics hardware and software for all 2D, 3D, and video acceleration.

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