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Jupiter Systems Announces Strong Demand for its New Fusion Catalyst High Performance Audio-Visual Solutions Across Industries and Around the World
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jupiter Products Showcased at InfoComm 2011, Booth 2563

Orlando, FL—June 15, 2011 --Jupiter Systems, the industry leader in display wall technology, announced strong demand for its revolutionary Fusion Catalyst™ family of high performance display wall processors introduced in June 2010. In its first year, the product has seen mission critical installations across industries, domestically and around the world. Fusion Catalyst installations can be found in applications as diverse as defense, intelligent traffic management, civil and military surveillance, public safety, education, mining, emergency operations, corporate management centers, telecom and governmental agencies in the US, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, Poland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Indonesia and China.
“We are very pleased with the strong demand we’ve experienced for the new Fusion Catalyst product line since its introduction last summer, “said Brady O. Bruce, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Alliances at Jupiter Systems. “End-users and systems integrators appreciate the performance and flexibility for collaborative visualization applications, the product family’s extremely broad configuration space, and stunning video quality.”
A New Standard in High Performance
The Fusion Catalyst family of display wall processors ushers in a new era of performance and flexibility for collaborative visualization applications. Employing cutting edge, second generation PCI Express technology, Fusion Catalyst processors offer up to an astonishing 320 Gbps of bandwidth. That’s enough bandwidth to carry multiple ultra-high resolution video signals at a full 60 frames per second, drive ultra-high resolution monitors at a full 32 bits per pixel, and support virtually any configuration requirement.
Fusion Catalyst utilizes the most advanced graphics GPU architecture found in display wall processors today, capable of driving two displays at up to 2560x1600 (Dual-Link DVI) digital, or up to 2048x1536 analog. With 11 GB/s of internal bandwidth and 256 MB of GDDR3 memory per card, the Fusion Catalyst can render complex application data while displaying multiple video or computer inputs simultaneously. All outputs are synchronized to eliminate “frame tearing” between displays.
Uniquely Engineered for Display Walls
Jupiter Systems designs all its own software and hardware as an integrated whole, creating a tightly woven system architecture that provides the best functionality and achieves the highest possible performance. This provides Jupiter with a better foundation for supporting our products in the field – with the deep system knowledge that no integrator of 3rd party or COTS components can claim.
Jupiter’s fourth generation VirtualScreen™ drivers are seamlessly integrated into the Windows environment, providing intuitive setup of display wall configurations and allowing Windows applications to freely move and scale across the entire display wall.
Power for Large and Small Projects
The Fusion Catalyst product family includes the Fusion Catalyst 1000, 4000 and new 8000 models. All are built to order in Jupiter’s ISO 9001:2008-registered US factory to meet the specific requirements of each customer, depending on model:
• Up to 120 graphics outputs
• Up to 100 DVI, HD, or RGB inputs
• Up to 400 video inputs
• Up to 200 HD streaming video inputs
• Up to 400 SD streaming video inputs
• Up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
• Up to 64 GB of ECC-protected RAM
The Fusion Catalyst 8000 comes standard with Dual Quad Core Xeon CPUs, 8 GB of RAM, dual hot-swap 128 GB solid state drives (SSD) in a RAID 1 configuration, and a DVD-RW/CD-RW drive. Many other options are available.
The Fusion Catalyst 4000 comes standard with Dual Quad Core Xeon CPUs, 8 GB of RAM, dual hot-swap 320 GB SATA-300 disk drives in a RAID 1 configuration, and a DVD-RW/CD-RW drive. Many other options are available.
The Fusion Catalyst 1000 comes standard with a Core 2 Duo CPU, 4 GB of RAM, a single removable 320 GB SATA-300 disk drive, and a DVD-RW/CD-RW drive. Many other options are available.
The standard operating system of Fusion Catalyst is Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit.
System Availability
Fusion Catalyst systems are designed for continuous 24/7 operation, specifically for the most demanding visualization environments where availability of critical decision support systems is essential. To this end, the Fusion Catalyst 8000 and Fusion Catalyst 4000 feature many redundant components including hot-swappable N+1 redundant power supplies, hot-swappable system fans, and hot-swappable disk drives configured as a RAID 1 array. The Fusion Catalyst 8000 also features hot-swappable input and output cards. Hardware and software continuously monitor key system parameters such as ambient chassis temperature, CPU temperatures, power supply voltages, fan tachometers, and ECC memory performance, automatically alerting users to conditions that require direct intervention. System events are logged both in ControlPoint software and in the standard Windows event log.
It’s a PC, too
In addition, desktop applications can be run directly on the Fusion Catalyst processor for display locally on the display wall. Hundreds of small windows can be opened and spread across any portion of the wall. Alternately, a large window can be created allowing an application to occupy every pixel on the wall.