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    video wall

    we want to build a monitor wall in the office to display network stats etc

    sophos, disk space as well.

    Does anyone know a good way to do this with out spending a fortune.

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    PRTG can create pretty nice status displays not free but fairly priced.

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    we know what to display its just how we bring the sophos console, and other data into a wall of screens without having a pc on every screen.

    dual head cards will do to certain extent but tricky when many screens needed.

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    A projector. I know of a large datacentre which has the node monitoring projected on a wall so the staff can what is what. It's all driven by a single PC.

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    Quad head cards should be available, and there are a number of USB->VGA type jobbies about which may be another option.

    DisplayPort Graphics Card for Eight Monitors – Matrox M9188
    Matrox Graphics - Products - Graphics Cards - M-Series

    The Nvidia NVS series also look to have some quads - NVIDIA Quadro NVS Comparison Chart

    Cheers

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    Why not have it rotating on one or two screens. You may find it will burn an image if you are not careful.

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    Nephillim will be along shortly to flog you his quad card I'm sure.

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    AMD cards are the best for this, just get a motherboard with enough PCI-E x16 slots and you can stuff it full of 5450s, which are ~20 a pop and will certainly drive at least two screens, if not three.

    Normally cheaper than a single card driving six displays as that inevitably involves lots of miniDP adaptors and convertors to hook up the monitors you have, or spending on expensive DisplayPort monitors.

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    We use a standard PC with a dual graphics card and cycle the information screens. Only have to wait a few seconds for the required one to appear on one screen or the other.

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