The Datapath Fx4 is a multi-faceted stand alone display controller that supports a choice of 3 inputs, high bandwidth loop-through as well as 4 gen locked outputs in either DisplayPort or HDMI. The Datapath 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 Datapath 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 with uneven gaps, as well as any mix of monitor orientations. As an example, high quality downscaling allows the display of a 4k source on a single output, while other outputs can crop and upscale to create an almost unlimited multi-monitor canvas.
The Datapath Fx4 has dual ethernet ports to allow users to add the device to their networks. Only one Datapath Fx4 in the chain requires connection to the physical LAN as ethernet loop through is supported on the second port, meaning multiple devices can be connected.
Datapath’s hugely popular multiscreen design tool, Wall Designer has also been updated to incorporate Fx4. Wall Designer allows users to add displays from the ever expanding database of monitors, visualise their content by adding inputs and adjusting display regions and finally instantly program all Datapath Fx4s either via USB or the network ports.
Fx4 Display Wall Features:
Infinite creative configurations
Up to Ultra HD input, four HD 1080p outputs
Rotates, crops, scales, mirrors and bezel corrects
Multiple inputs for flexible connectivity (Dual HDMI1.4 or single DisplayPort1.2 inputs for 4k 60fps source capture)
HDCP support on all inputs and outputs
True stand-alone operation: Non-volatile configuration can adapt to changes in inputs by automatically adjusting all scale factors
Network or USB interfaces allow platform independent control (including MAC OS X 10.6)