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Wall Display Graphics Support Software Available for SPARC(R)

DENVER, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphics system software for supporting SPARC computer systems with multiple graphics cards/chips driving up to sixteen or more monitors has been released by Xi Graphics, Inc., who recently released another version of the software for use with Linux/UNIX(R) on x86-based computer platforms.

DENVER, July 25 /PRNewswire/ — Graphics system software for supporting SPARC computer systems with multiple graphics cards/chips driving up to sixteen or more monitors has been released by Xi Graphics, Inc., who recently released another version of the software for use with Linux/UNIX(R) on x86-based computer platforms.

"Having developed the new Wall Display HX Series for use on x86 systems running Linux or Solaris, the move to Sun Microsystems' SPARC platforms was easy," explained Xi Graphics' Bill Davis. "Since both versions use the same code base and offer the same feature set, including the ability to have hardware accelerated views on all monitors, the ability to support up to 32,768 pixels in both the x and y dimension of a large multi-monitor array, the ability to have one or more single logical screens in a display, the ability to have a single xscreen per monitor or a mix of single-screen-per-monitor for some monitors and one or more images stretched across multiple monitors, multiple video window overlays, and so on, it was a no-brainer."

Davis stated that like all of the Xi Graphics' products in the Accelerated-X(TM) Summit Series line, the Wall Display HX Series is high-performance, high-quality software based on commercial, proprietary X servers and graphics drivers developed "from the ground up" by Xi Graphics, and is fully compliant with the industry standard specifications for the X Window System ("X") graphics support software for UNIX/Linux systems.

The Wall Display HX Series is targeted at installations being built that utilize arrays of high-resolution monitors displaying current information — often real time on a 24/7 operational basis — relating to plant operations, roadway or rail traffic and conditions, pipeline status, etc., where system performance, stability and maintainability is very important. The HX Series is also being used to move existing wall display systems from Microsoft Windows to Linux or Solaris, a move that often needs to preserve the default "stretched desktop" feature of Windows when used with multiple monitors. In such cases, the HX Series is attractive since it provides hardware acceleration on all monitors, including those involved in a stretched desktop, aka "single logical screen," a feature most X servers are unable to provide.

HX Series products for Linux and Solaris are available in demo mode through Xi Graphics' Web site, http://www.xig.com, for free download and testing. Users can purchase Summit License Keys on-line which, when installed, convert a demo into permanent product. A license is required for each computer on which an Accelerated-X Summit driver is installed in non-demo mode. Demos are available for Bronze and Silver Editions (Silver has more features), which can be licensed to one of three Levels of support, differing in the maximum number of monitors that a system can have.

About Xi Graphics, Inc.

Xi Graphics, Inc. has developed commercial accelerated graphics drivers and X servers for the X Window System on Linux and UNIX(R) systems since 1994. For additional information on the Company, visit http://www.xig.com.

Accelerated-X is a trademark of Xi Graphics, Inc.; Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds; UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

SPARC(R) is a registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based on an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

SOURCE Xi Graphics, Inc.

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