NAB 2011: Vizrt to Employ AMD Professional Graphics for Video Wall Display

Vizrt has tested and certified AMD’s ATI FirePro V9800 professional graphics card for use with its Viz Engine 3.5 real-time rendering engine and Viz Video Wall ER display content solution. To demonstrate the synergy between these technologies, Vizrt will use ATI FirePro V9800 graphics cards to power its Viz Video Wall ER presentation at its booth (#SL5408) during NAB.

“To remain competitive, broadcasters require more sophisticated and interactive visualizations to present information in new and dynamic ways. With a combined solution from Vizrt and AMD, they can be confident that they can meet these goals with superior performance, immersive graphics, and impact,” said Christian Huber, executive vice president of IT and logistics at Vizrt.  “Our relationship with AMD is truly a technological collaboration that benefits our customers and their broadcast operations.”

The ATI FirePro V9800 professional graphics card joins other AMD hardware previously certified for use with Vizrt’s Viz Engine and Viz Video Wall ER, including the ATI FirePro V8800, ATI FirePro V8750 and ATI FirePro S400 professional graphics solutions.

“By selecting professional graphics solutions from AMD that are certified for compatibility with Vizrt’s Viz Video Wall ER, broadcasters can rest assured that these technologies will work seamlessly together to meet their visualization, simulation and video wall display needs,” said Janet Matsuda, general manager, AMD Professional Graphics (NYSE: AMD). “We’re pleased to collaborate with Vizrt to optimize our respective graphics display solutions for top performance and reliability, even in the most demanding live broadcast applications.”

The Vizrt Viz Video Wall ER presentation at NAB will also utilize multiple Barco displays as well as Hewlett Packard Z800 workstations with dual quad core Xeon E5620 2.4GHz CPUs, 6GB RAM. Each HP workstation will be equipped with multiple V9800 graphics cards, and this output is synchronized with the Viz Engine real-time rendering engine.

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