Video Wall Controller

The DWC-5600 is PanoTek's flag-ship video wall controller platform, designed for mid to larged-sized video walls where up to 56 video outputs are required, along with the capacity for a substantial number of input sources.

Employing scalable Matrox® graphics technology, the DWC-5600 is the platform of choice for all mission-critical operations centres, control rooms and any other application requiring a large-scale pixel canvas.

The PanoTek® DWC-5600 is a powerful display wall controller system for large-scale walls that require up to 56 video outputs, each in full HD resolution and up to 56 inputs for live video capture. Based on scalable Matrox graphics technology and supplied in an industrial-quality rack mount system chassis, the DWC-5600 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-5600 includes our "Pro" edition wall control software as the default ordering configuration. Alternate software options are available as ordering options. The Pro edition provides a comprehensive set of enterprise-class features along with compelling control, presentation and integration 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-5600 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.


Video Outputs

  • Up to 56 SL-DVI outputs up to Full HD resolution (Minimum 16)
    Max resolution: 2048 x 1152 @ 60Hz
  • Separate SL-DVI output for system console

Video Capture

Multi-port digital or analog live video capture at native resolution and frame rates, with a mix of:

  • SL-DVI or VGA
    Max resolution: 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 2560 x 1600 @ 30Hz (SL-DVI)
  • Component Video
    Max resolution: 1920 x 1080i
  • S-Video and Composite video
  • SDI Feeds (3G)
  • HDMI inputs up to 4K UHD - 24bit Color
    Max resolution: 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz (YUV4:2:0, 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.


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


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 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

(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


Intel® Xeon® quad core LC5528 processor
(4 cores, 8 threads, 2.13 GHz, 8MB cache)


16 GB DDR3 RAM @ 1333 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

2 on backpanel, 2 on front panel



5RU rack mount EIA RS-310C standard


483 mm (W) x 222 mm (H) x 457 mm (D)


Four 92mm ball bearing fans, 102cfm each

Power Supply

Dual 1200W micro-redundant, rear access
Input: 110 - 240V AC

Air Filter

Front access system filter for cleaning and maintenance

Chassis Weight

15.8 kg (34.8 lbs)
Includes chassis + processor SBC + backplane + PSU's only. Final system weight is a function of the specific system configuration.


Operating Temperature

0 to 40 °C

Operating Humidity

20 to 80% non condensing


EMC Certification

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



3 years (return to base)

PanoTek® Display Wall Controllers are supplied through authorised audio-visual systems integrators and channel partners. Technical advice regarding configurations, software and options is available from the PanoTek pre-sales team.

To order a specific configuration of a PanoTek® Display Wall Controller system, specify the base SKU along with a list of option codes - a maximum of one from each category. The default option in each category is indicated by a red asterisk *.

Please note that not all combinations of configuration items are valid; the PanoTek pre-sales team will validate specific configurations at the time of quotation or ordering.

Base SKU


Video Outputs
(Multiples of 4)

V16 * 16 outputs
V20 20 outputs
V56 56 outputs

Video Capture:
SL-DVI, VGA, Component,
S-Video & Composite
(Multiples of 2)

B00* None
B02 2 inputs
B24 24 inputs

Video Capture:
S-Video & Composite
(Multiples of 8)

A00* None
A02 8 inputs
B32 32 inputs

Video Capture:
SDI (3G)
(Multiples of 2)

E00 * None
E02 2 inputs
E14 14 inputs

Video Capture:
HDMI @ 4K +
IP Video Stream Decode (Multiples of 4 x HDMI, 1 LAN port per 4)

H00 * None
H04 4 inputs
H56 56 inputs

Video Capture:
HDMI @ 4K +
IP Video Stream Decode +
IP Video Stream Encode
(Multiples of 4 x HDMI, 1 LAN port per 4)
(Available 2017)

J00* None
J04 4 inputs
J56 56 inputs


P01* Single Intel Xeon quad core LC5528 Processor
P01 Dual Intel Xeon quad core LC5528 Processor

Mass Storage (Primary)

M01* Dual 500 GB Magnetic @ 7200rpm
M02 Dual 1 TB GB Magnetic @ 7200rpm
M03 Dual 1 TB GB Magnetic @ 7200rpm
M11 Dual 250GB Solid State
M12 Dual 500GB Solid State
M13 Dual 1 TB Solid State

Operating System Software

Z00* Windows 7 Pro

VuWall Software

S01* VuWall2 Basic Edition

S02 VuWall2 Standard Edition
Plus optionally:
S10 Surface Management add-on
S11 DS Transitions add-on
S15 Hot Standby license

S04 VuWall2 Pro Edition
Plus optionally:
S15 Hot Standby license

Licensed Clients (VuWall2 Standard & Pro):
C01 * 1 client
Cxx xx clients (10 = unlimited)

Matrox Software

S20 Matrox MuraControl

Example Configuration Specification:


PanoTek DWC-5600 Display Wall Controller system with 24 x DVI outputs, 12 x DVI inputs, 8 x HDMI Inputs and stream decode, dual 250GB SSD storage, Windows 7 Pro, VuWall2 Standard with 2 Clients.