Matrox Equinox Series

Matrox Equinox™ graphics extension unit allows operating room (OR) architects, administrators, and surgical staff to design and deploy high resolution or high definition dual displays at a distance from the PC. Distribute and route images, audio and video to hospital educational facilities, operating rooms, planning rooms, and control rooms–all from a single system. Experience connectivity like never before. Distributing and locating devices with Equinox ensures that only one single system is on the hospital network eliminating dedicated audio/video networks, equipment and expensive cable clutter. All devices connected to Equinox stations on a single PC inherit and can control any aspect of the computing station as though they were resident in that computing station. Display device calibration is localized for easy access and system maintenance. Matrox Desktop Divider gives the ability to divide a display output into multiple regions and PowerSpace will allow users to organize and define desktop workspaces.

  • Fan Less product
  • Electrical ground loop isolation
  • Noiseless
  • DICOM Compliance
  • Long distance support

Features & Benefits


Industry standard fiber-optic cabling localizes Equinox up to 250 meters (820 feet) from a computing station while reducing cable clutter

Fan-less product, for a noiseless solution

With Matrox PowerDesk and PowerSpace, data, images, desktop and audio can be routed and distributed to any Equinox station

Replicate and consolidate displays amongst Equinox and/or Onyx stations, allowing surgical staff to plan procedures outside the OR and better communicate from the control room

Computing station remote boot maintenance, management and interaction from any Equinox station

Electrical ground loop isolation and magnetic interference isolation over entire optical cable distance

Analog and/or digital high resolution and high definition displays up to 4 MP

ExtendiGray technology accurately converts color displays into grayscale, reducing color distraction during readings, and allows for concurrent execution of color and grayscale applications on a single grayscale desktop

DICOM Pt. 14 GSDF compliance to calibrate displays

Small footprint with fan-less and noiseless operation

Ability to manage the PC from any Equinox station, and manage any display remotely from the PC using Matrox PowerDesk and/or Matrox PowerSpace, along with the ability to partition displays using Matrox Desktop Divider providing the ability to communicate in a WYSIWYG methodology and plan procedures in a WYSIWYG approach

Technical Specifications

Model Equinox Series    
Interface Cards 1,2
(Sold separately)
PCIe x1 (compatible in PCIe x1, x4, x8 & x16 slots)or PCI-32 (compatible in PCI33, PCI66, PCI-X & PCI-X133 slots)    
Dimensions PCIe x1 interface card: 4.72" (12cm) x 2.68" (6.80cm)
PCI-32 interface card: 4.7" (11.9cm) x 2.5" (6.3cm)
XT Unit: 1.15" (2.7cm)H x 1.8" (30cm)L x 5.8" (14.5cm)
Memory 128MB    
Display Support Dual output configurations for dual digital, dual analog or one digital and one analog display

Equinox is 100% VGA compatible and supports all VESA standards: VBE2.0 (Super VGA modes), DPMS (energy saving), and DDC-2B (Plug and Play monitor)
Display Connectors 3 Two (2) DVI-I connectors plus two (2) HD15 analog connectors    
Digital Communications DDC-CI (support available for custom EDIDs)    
Display Formats Industry standard or custom 4:3, 5:4, 16:9 and 16:10 displays    
Color Resolution Maximum color resolution of up to 2 MP    
Display Resolutions Each digital output up to 2560x1600 (4 MP)
Each analog output up to 1920x1200 (2.1 MP)
Display Modes Color or ExtendiGray© (capable of accurately converting color data to grayscale without artifacts)    
Display Compliance Each output is DICOM Part 14 GSDF compliant using 3rd Party calibration solutions    
Audio Support mini-TOSLINK output
mini-stereo-jack line-out connector (3.5 mm / 1/8")
mini-stereo-jack line-in connector (3.5 mm / 1/8")
mini-jack MIC connector with bias current (3.5 mm / 1/8")
USB Support Six (6) USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible), 480Mb/s ports    
Power Input Connector Lock-in, mini-DIN 4 (12 VDC, 5 A)    
Fiber Optic Connectors Industry standard fiber-optic, dual-LC    
Fiber Optic Cable Requirements Duplex, multi-mode, dual-LC connectors

50/125 µm cable for 250 meters (820 feet) maximum

62.5/125 µm cable for 150 meters (492 feet) maximum
Laser Emissions 850 nm laser compliant to 21CFR, Subpart J, Class 1    
EMC certifications FCC Class A    
Environmental - temperature Operating temperature from 0 to 55 degrees Celsius

Maximum operating temperatures:
55°C in an enclosure with airflow
45ºC in a zero-airflow environment
Environmental - atmospheric Operating pressure from about 620 to 1013 hPa    
Environmental - humidity Operating humidity from 20% to 80%, non-condensing    
OS support Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Windows® XP 4    
  1 A single interface card (sold separately) is required for each Equinox.
2 Depending on the intended use and application, for resolutions up to 2.1MP, the PCI interface card should suffice, and for resolutions above 2.1MP, the PCIe card is recommended. PCI or PCIe interface cards are sold separately.
3 DVI-I and HD15 connectors provide a mutually exclusive operation.
4 For other operating systems, please contact us.