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Imagine Graphics Ltd, specialists in computer display technology and digital video systems have announced the launch of their distribution in the UK of the new family of multi-monitor graphics cards from Appian - AppianX Xtended DeskTopÔ. The range represents the fruit of a year’s worth of extensive R&D into the optimisation of multi monitor board design. The result is that the entire AppianX family feature the Appian AGX multi-monitor graphics processor, an accelerator specifically designed to get the most effective performance and feature set for multiple displays. This chip uniquely has dual fully functional analogue and digital output ports further enhancing performance and quality.

The cards are available in two port and four port configurations, bundled with Appian’s patented HydraVision desktop management software and are available immediately.

Several AppianX PCI cards can be installed in a PC to provide up to 16 monitor ports. Drivers for Windows 98 and 2000 are included. The cards have digital DVI-I connections for the new digital LCD panels as well as the regular analogue connections for traditional CRT monitors.
Cards are available from January 2001. End-user prices range from £435.00 + VAT for the 2-port card to £775.00 + VAT for the 4-port card."

Norman Garland, Managing Director at Imagine Graphics commented: "We are pleased to offer the AppianX range of 2 and 4 channel cards to the corporate reseller and end user markets. Imagine is now Appian’s best UK distributor in terms of turnover, quantity of cards supplied to the channel and the quality of our customer and service support. In recognition of our efforts we have just been granted distribution rights for Appian products in The Netherlands where we see tremendous market growth."

In addition to keeping several applications open simultaneously, a multiple monitor configuration lets you spread one programme or image out across several monitors, creating a much larger viewable area. This can be especially helpful when working on projects containing extremely intricate details. Appian’s unique Hydravision software enables full control, positioning and management of the various application windows and sub-windows - essential for efficient use of the much larger desktop.

AppianX 4 port features:
· Supports up to 4 displays from one PCI slot


· Two 330 MHz RAMDACS per chip

· Quad DVI-I support at 150 MHz per channel for the latest LCD displays

· Analogue resolution support up to 1900x1200x32bpp on two monitors when used as a dual monitor card

· Analogue resolution up to 1600x1200x32bpp in quad-display mode

· High performance 2D and 3D graphics with OpenGL and DirectX support


Imagine Graphics Ltd, based in St. Albans, UK, was established in 1992 to provide top of the range computer display technology and digital video systems. Products and services include Reeltime digital video servers, Visual Circuits Corp’s MPEG decoder boards and the new Firefly video server, Pixel Perfect wide-screen graphics cards, multi-display graphics cards, and various scan converters. IGL also distribute the royalty-free stock footage library, Artbeats, clips shot on motion picture film at full broadcast resolution. Main markets include; Retail, Public Information, Leisure, Exhibition/Presentation, Systems Integrators, Financial and Banking, Industrial Design and CAD.

For further information on Imagine Graphics and their range of products and services contact:

Cheryl Clarke at Mushroom Media on 44 207 463 2123


A photograph of the AppianX 4-channel card is available on request.

Imagine Graphics - on 44 (0)1727 844744


Stand Number 124 at VideoForum exhibition - 6th-8th February 2001, Wembley, UK.

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