DWC-1800

Video Wall Controller

The PanoTek® DWC-1800 has similar output capabilities and options to the DWC-1200 but features a larger 4RU system chassis. It can accommodate additional input cards for situations requiring up to 16 hardware captured inputs and/or a large number of H.264 stream decodes. Content sources can be a mix of hardware captured video, IP streams, local video files, web URL's and screen-casts from remote computers.

The PanoTek® DWC-1800 is a powerful controller system for video walls requiring up to 18 video outputs and up to 16 inputs. The DWC‑1800 can present a mix of hardware captured inputs, IP video streams and other content with fully flexible layout control. This model offers 4K capability end-to-end, and is ideally suited for smaller control rooms, collaboration spaces, lecture theatres, projector arrays and multi-screen digital signage. Supplied in an industrial-quality rack mount system chassis, the DWC-1800 is supplied as a pre-tested, ready-to-run system configured to the end-customer's specific requirements.

Visual content from captured video sources, IP video streams, user desktops and local assets can be positioned and scaled anywhere on the entire wall canvas without being constrained by individual screen boundaries. In this respect, PanoTek DWC solutions are demonstrably superior to conventional matrix-style switches and scalers.

The DWC-1800 includes our "standard" edition wall control software as the default ordering configuration. Alternate software options and more powerful software editions are available as ordering options. The Pro edition provides additional and compelling control, presentation and enterprise features. The control software allows the wall to be controlled from multiple points, including from both desktops and tablet devices, and can be integrated with AMX® if required.

The DWC-1200 is fitted with redundant cassette power supplies and front-accessible hot swap storage configured in RAID-1 mirror array, making the ideal choice for mission-critical applications such as security monitoring, process control, operations management, emergency coordination and high impact retail.

Interfaces

Video Outputs

Select from either:

  • 6 x DisplayPort outputs up to 4K UHD
    Max resolution: 6 x 4K @ 30Hz or 3 x 4K @ 60Hz

  • 12 x DisplayPort outputs up to 4K UHD
    Max resolution: 6 x 4K @ 30Hz or 3 x 4K @ 60Hz

  • 9 x HDMI outputs up to Full HD
    Max resolution: 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz with panel arrangement 3x3 or 1x9
    Max resolution: 1360 x 768 @ 60Hz with panel arrangement 9x1

  • 18 x HDMI outputs up to Full HD
    Max resolution: 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz with panel arrangement 3x3 or 1x9
    Max resolution: 1360 x 768 @ 60Hz with panel arrangement 9x1

Video Capture

Multi-port live digital video capture at native resolution and frame rates:

  • 16 x HDMI inputs up to 4K UHD - 24bit Color
    Max resolution: 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz (YUV 4:2:0, 12 bits per pixel, 8 bits per component)
    Secure mini HDMI (type C) connectors

IP Video Stream Decode

Multi-stream H.264 decoding with dedicated 1000BaseT LAN port
This option co-exists with the video capture option above.

IP Video Stream Encode

Multi-stream H.264 encoding
This option supplements the stream decode option and shares the same dedicated LAN port.

Video Features

Hardware Frame Lock

Synchronization of multiple outputs provides tear-free display of captured video sources across multiple displays.

Bezel Management

Compensate for display bezels for more realistic video presentation across multiple screens.

Edge Overlap

Simplify multi-projector edge blending by adjusting the number of overlapping pixels between edge blending projectors to create seamless, unified images.

Compositing

Captured sources can be alpha blended, color keyed, cropped, rotated, mirrored1 and flipped.
1Coming soon.

Scaling

Advanced MultiTap Video Scaling Engine for 4K to SD multichannel downscaling and SD to 4K multi-channel upscaling.

HDCP Compliance

Capture and scale HDCP content from sources such as external Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and video game consoles.

Audio

Audio Routing

Audio signals from IPX HDMI inputs and decoded H.264 streams are routed through the operating system’s audio subsystem.
(Feature available by firmware upgrade 2017).

IP Streaming

Network Interface

IPv4, IPv6; Unicast, Multicast, Multiple Unicast

Streaming Protocols

RTSP
(RTP, RTMP, HLS & MPEG2-TS support is planned).

Color Space

RGB: 8:8:8, 10:10:10 (24/32 bits per pixel),YUV: 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 (8/10 bits per component), MONO: (8/10 bits per pixel), Color Space Conversion Support

Codec Engine

H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)

H.264 Levels

Up to Level 5.2

H.264 Profiles

Baseline profile (BP), Main Profile (MP), High Profile (HiP), High 10 Profile (Hi10P), High 4:2:2 Profile (Hi422P), High 4:4:4 Predictive Profile Separate Plane (Hi444PP)

H.264 Decode

Two 3840x2160 @ 60Hz, four 3840x2160 @ 30Hz, eight 1920x1080 @60Hz IP video streams
Lower resolutions and frame rates supported.

H.264 Encode

Two 3840x2160 @ 60Hz, four 3840x2160 @ 30Hz, eight 1920x1080 @60Hz IP video streams
Lower resolutions and frame rates supported. Total stream processing capacity is shared between encode and decode. Encode feature available 2017.

Encoder/Decoder Bitrates

100 Kbps to 500 Mbps CABAC, 100 Kbps to 800 Mbps CAVLC

Rate Control

Constant Bitrate (CBR), Variable Bitrate (VBR), VBR with Constraints, Configurable GOP (Group Of Pictures) Structure

CPU, Storage & Connectivity

CPU

Intel® Core™ i7-5820K processor
(6 cores, 12 threads, 3.3 GHz, 15MB cache)

Memory

16 GB DDR4 RAM @ 2133 MHz

Mass Storage

Dual 2.5in internal drive bays:
2 x 250GB SSD fitted as standard in RAID-1 configuration

LAN Ports

10/100BaseT LAN Controller (Qty 2)

USB Ports

10 on backpanel including 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C

Chassis

Format

4RU rack mount EIA RS-310C standard

Dimensions

437 mm (W) x 178 mm (H) x 521 mm (D)

Cooling
  • One 90mm front intake fan

  • Two 80mm rear exhaust fans

Power Supply

Dual 600W micro-redundant, rear access, platinum certified
Input: 110 - 240V AC

Chassis Weight

20.9 kg (46 lbs)
Includes chassis, motherboard, power supply only. Final system weight is a function of the specific system configuration.

Environmental

Operating Temperature

5 to 35 °C

Operating Humidity

10 to 90% non condensing

Regulatory

EMC Certification

AS/NZS CISPR 22:2009 + A1 (2010)

Warranty

Standard

3 years (return to base)