News, sports, and elections coverage are among the live telecasts that heavily rely upon captivating, interactive video wall displays, such as Viz Video Wall ER by Vizrt, to keep viewers engaged. High-resolution graphics, such as pie charts, bar graphs, and tables, are fed to the video wall in real-time from multiple sources and continuously updated with fresh data to keep viewers fully informed of news as it unfolds.
Since the underlying computer hardware feeding the video wall must be up to this mission critical challenge, 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 the 2011 NAB show from April 11-14 in Las Vegas.
“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. All three of these AMD professional graphics technologies are used to quickly render and synchronize video content running on the Viz Video Wall ER, even in the most intensive 3D environments.
Supported by a massive 4GB memory capacity and 1600 stream processors, each ATI FirePro V9800 graphics card can support up to six independent displays, making it a powerful and space-saving solution. These high-performance graphics cards leverage AMD’s innovative AMD Eyefinity technology, which supports multiple, independent high-resolution monitor outputs to create a single, unified video wall display.
“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.