Vista Systems’ Spyder Goes Large in Leading Energy Company’s Collaboration Room


Once again Vista Systems’ Spyder is the video processor of choice at one of the country’s leading energy companies.  This time a top independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company is deploying a Spyder X20 8x8 in its collaboration room where staff analyze geological maps in close detail.
“Spyder is used to edge blend two dual-link DVI projectors, each 2560x1600 native,” says Mitchell Warren of Ford AV, which designs, installs, services and rents professional sound, video and lighting systems from its base in Oklahoma City.  “While Spyder primarily does edge blending, it also does some switching” for the 192x65-inch display in the high-end collaboration room.  Sources for the big-screen display include laptops, high-resolution PC towers with dual-link DVI outputs, and videoconferencing.
Warren notes that Spyder delivers unique capabilities to the collaboration room.  “I don’t know of anything else that will edge blend dual-link DVI resolutions,” he says.  “Once you get above 1080p you don’t have many options besides the Spyder.”
Mark Seney was Ford AV’s project manager on the job.
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