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How to Configure an X-VIEW DPXe System

Configure an X-VIEW DPXe System - X-View Multiviewer & Videowall Processor
Configure an X-VIEW DPXe System - X-View Multiviewer & Videowall Processor

Configuring a X-VIEW DPXe Wall Processor system is fairly easy, a typical system will comprise of a Master Wall Controller frame, an expansion frame (if the system requires more than 9 slots provided in the master frame), Display output modules and Input Modules, along with X-View Wall Control software and license key.

Step 1. Outputs

To begin, we first need to know how many display output will be required, this is determined by the number of display monitors used in the video wall design. The XV-IMG4DP is the display output module which provides 4 outputs per card and each card takes up 1 slot. Typically up to 16 cards can be installed in any one system which allows 64 displays. Please contact us if you need a video wall controller with more than 64 outputs.
2x2 video wall = 4 display monitors, this will require 1 card XV-IMG4DP and will use up 1 slot.
3x3 video wall = 9 display monitors, this will require 3 cards, since each card provides 4 outputs, with 3 cards we will have 12 outputs, out of which 9 will be used and others will be spares. This will take up 3 slots.

Step 2. Inputs

We next need to determine what type and number of inputs that are required, there are a variety of input options available for the X-VIEW DPXe therefore please refer to the current list of products to determine which one is most suitable.
16 composite video inputs, 2 computer inputs are required in this example, therefore this would use:
2 x XV-SD8 8 input CV per card = 16 CV inputs, 2 cards which would use up 2 slots
1 x XV-RGB-E2S 2 input DVI/VGA per card = 2 Computer inputs, 1 card which would use up 1 slot.

Step 3. Master Frame

There are 3 choices in terms of the master frame available, each one has different CPU processing power, for most applications the XV-VIS970 is suitable, if a high number of computer inputs or IP video stream decoders are required then either the XVVIS990 or XV-VIS1190 should be selected. Certain master frames are available in either single ATX power supply or Dual Redundant Power supply options, generally we recommend the use of the redundant PSU frames. All video wall configurations will require at least 1 master frame, which will provide 9 or 11 slots.
1 x XV-VIS970-RPSU Master Frame with Redundant PSU and 9 slots

Step 4. Expansion Frames

Each expansion frame provides a further 9 or 11 slots, typically up to 3 expansion frames can be installed with one XV-VIS970, if more expansion frames are required then the XV-VIS990 or XV-VIS1190 controllers should be used as the master frame. The expansion frames interlink to the master frame via a short (0.75M) multi-core cable, therefore expansion frames will need to be installed either directly above or below the Master frame in the system rack. This cable cannot be extended beyond 0.75M due to signal losses and performance issues. This cable is used to extend the PCIe bus between frames, which uses high bandwidth data transfers and hence needs to be no longer than the supplied 0.75M length. The optical interlink oiption for expansion frames uses fiber optic cable and in this case longer distances for the interlinking of master to expansion frames can be obtained.
Add up the total number of output display cards and input cards required, this will then give us the number of slots required, if the number is less or equal to 9 then we can install all cards in one master frame, if it exceeds 9 then one or more expansion frames will be required. The expansion frames are available with single or redundant PSU options, in general we recommend use of the redundant PSU.

Step 5. Wall Control

All systems will require 1 x XV-Wall-CTL software application and license key, the wall control software is installed onto the master frame with a USB license key dongle. Wall Control application is required in order to create, save and recall custom layouts for the video wall. The Wall Control Client application can be installed onto other PC's which are connected on the same network as the Master frame to provide further remote control points. No additional licenses are required for this. For IP camera decoding via the XV-ASQX-IP cards an additional license upgrade will be required.

Step 6. Sequence and Scheduler

The XV-SEQ-SCH software application allows for scheduled and timed layout changes, the software is installed on the master frame, this application is mostly used for digital signage and mall display video wall systems where the display on the video wall may need to change at pre-set times.

The above steps are all that is generally required in order to configure an X-VIEW DPXe Video Wall system.

IP Video / CCTV System Configuration

CCTV IP Video cameras can be directly decoded from the CCTV LAN network using the XV-ASQX cards, each card is able to decode 50 x D1 SD streams or 6 x HD streams or 3 x 2160p streams per card. Multiple cards can be installed within a system which can then decode hundreds of IP streams.


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