NEW: spo-book QUADRO P1000 – Digital Signage solution with high end Nvidia graphics

The new system in the spo-comm product range has the name spo-book QUADRO P1000. The namesake graphics card and the Intel® Core i5-7300U CPU with 2.6 and up to 3.5 GHz make the Mini-PC a perfect partner for digital signage applications.

Nvidia Quadro P1000 with MOSAIC support

As the name suggests, the Nvidia Quadro P1000 graphics card with a 4 GB DDR5 memory builds the centerpiece of the Mini-PC. The main feature of this card is the MOSAIC support: using the four HDMI ports up to four displays can be combined to one single desktop. The highlight is: even if one cabled is pulled off the apposition of the screens stays the same.

Nvidias Nview and CUDA support

Another very interesting feature is the function Nview. With this tool, which is by the way standard with every Nvidia Geforce graphics card, desktops can be created more efficiently. Nview is made for everyone that works with a lot of different windows or a huge amount of information at the same time. On one hand the work can be spreaded on many monitors, so that the open windows are not sticked to just one display. On the other hand Nview also has a solution for the use of one display: virtual desktops can be created and toggled between by keystroke.

Furthermore the QUADRO P1000 provides a CUDA platform. Thanks to 640 cores in total, which are based on the Pascal GPU, many different visualization programs, for instance CAD, are easier to realize.

Connector diversity by 3x USB and 4x HDMI

The latest model QUADRO P1000 is equipped with a high amount of different interfaces. On the front panel of the Mini-PC the power button and two control lights for the HDD/SSD and the WiFi can be found (see also “What is the difference between HDD and SSD?” and “What is LAN?”). One of the four USB 3.0 ports, two audio connectors and an SD card reader are also located on the front.

Next to two Gigabit LAN ports the back panel provides four HDMI ports that enable the multi monitor use. With these interfaces four displays with a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 @60Hz (4K) can be controlled at once (see also “What is the difference between 4K and 8K?”). Combining the multi monitor ability with the new feature Nview, the QUADRO P1000 becomes the perfect workstation solution. In addition to this, the back of the Mini-PC also holds a COM port, two Antenna ports and an SPDIF, which involves benefits mostly for the stereo field (see also “What is SPDIF?”).

Energy saving Intel® CPU and customizable configuration

The actively cooled spo-book QUADRO P1000 is equipped with an Intel® Core i5-7300U CPU, that has a performance of 2.6 GHz up to 3.5 GHz. The “U” in the CPUs name stands for “Ultralow” and an energy saving 15 W processor (read more about TDP here). The Mini-PC can be stocked with up to 32 GB DDRIV Ram and either an HDD or an SSD. It can also be chosen between the different Windows 10 versions Home, Professional and IoT. Due to the integrated M.2 slot it is also possible to equip the system with WiFi and Bluetooth.

Technical details:

  • CPU: Intel® Core i5-7300U, 2.6 GHz up to 3.5 GHz and 15W TDP
  • GPU: Nvidia Quadro P1000 with 4GB DDR5 memory
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 210 x 44.4 x 176.6 mm
  • Max. resolution: 3840 x 2160 @60Hz (4K)
  • Image output on up to 4 displays due to 4x HDMI
  • 3x USB 3.0 and 2x LAN

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UHD, 4K and 8K – What is the connection?

Let’s talk about terminology first: UHD stands for Ultra High Definition. The “K” in 4K and 8K for the number thousand. Below in the text we explain you what this is all about.
The term UHD includes two different resolutions. One of them is UHD-1, the other UHD-2. The former one has a resolutions of 3840 × 2160 pixels and stands for what is in the common language known as 4K. In cinemas 4K has another resolution, in fact 4096 × 2160 pixels. These 4096 horizontal pixels stand for the term 4K – which means 4-thousand.

UHD-2 or 8K – Not only dreams of the future

8K has twice the amount of both horizontal and vertical pixels than 4K. That leads to the fourfold amount of pixels – overall 33 million – and corresponds to a resolution of 7680 × 4320 pixels.
But not only does the resolution increase: The color range (WCG, Wider Color Gamut) and the contrast range (HDR, Higher Dynamic Range) extend, as well as the image repeat rate that goes up to a maximum of 120fps.

HDMI 2.1 – From 4K over 8K up to a resolution of 10K

Due to the data rate of 24 Gbit/s 8K needs a special cable that suits this requirement. In January 2017 the HDMI forum released the final specifications for a fitting cable. It is the successor of HDMI 2.0, which is simply called HDMI 2.1. With the support of a 48 Gbit/s data rate this cable makes 8K@60Hz possible and even exceeds the DisplayPort-standard that allows a data rate of 32 Gbit/s in its version 1.3 (see also “VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI – what’s the difference between these multimedia interfaces?”). By compressing the HDMI 2.1 cable even a resolution of 10.328 × 7.760, that’s 10K, is possible.

8K with Mini-PCs from spo-comm

At the moment we have two Mini-PCs in our product range that are able to play 8K content. One of them is our well-known Digital Signage player: The spo-book KUMO IV. This active cooled Mini-PC can play content in an 8K resolution due to its dedicated nVidia GTX 1060 graphics card with a VRAM of 6GB DDR5. The second Mini-PC is even the latest in our product range – the spo-book RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti. The system is equipped with a dedicated graphics card, too, and has furthermore a passive cooling system. As the PCs name suggests, the graphics card is an nVidia GTX 1050 Ti with a memory of 4GB and a VRAM up to 32GB high. At the same time four out of seven HDMI connectors make an 8K videowall possible.

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What is the difference between 4K and 8K?

While dealing with the topic of PC monitors, TVs or other devices, that show pictures or play video content, it won’t take much time until the terms UHD or 4K are mentioned. By now even the 8K-resolution is a very important thing. In the following article we want to explain what stands behind these terms and in what exactly makes them different.
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TEGRA 2: first SoC based spo-book

What makes the newcomer special is the way it is build. The TEGRA is not a common x86-computer but it is based on an Nvidia-SoC-chip. Such chips are mostly used in mobile devices so that every millimeter can be used. By now even PCs in the industrial field such as the TEGRA 2 count on this design. With its dimensions of 160 x 132 x 51 mm the TEGRA fits into every little corner.

Tegra SoM has integrated everything

In addition to the small dimensions it has another really important advantage. The TEGRA is a so-called "System on a module" ("SoM"). This module is already equipped with all the needed components. This includes an 8GB DDR4-RAM, a 32GB eMMC flash memory, the namesake Nvidia Tegra X2 CPU and also a LAN and WiFi module.

Linux Vibrante and CUDA

For their Tegra series Nvidia uses their self-developed Linux distribution, which is called Vibrante and is the counterpart to Ubuntu. Just more special and exclusive for this hardware. Vibrante has a much bigger GNU toolkit and also brings more Nvidia related libraries. The Tegra chip also provides a developer kit, which – in combination with the 256 integrated CUDA-cores – enables a various amount of different applications.

Next level digital signage – Deep learning, AI & automation drive

Due to the Nvidia related libraries data and images can be processed a lot faster and more efficiently. That’s why the spo-book TEGRA 2 is the perfect PC for everyone, who is searching for a passively cooled next level digital signage player. Although it is possible to play content in 4K@60hz resolution on up to two displays at once with the HDMI and DisplayPort, thanks to its special features the Mini-PC can do even more: regarding real time calculations and video editing in the automobile field the TEGRA can score. But also for camera applications with face recognition, which can be for instance found in display panels in malls, or general deep learning applications, the spo-book TEGRA is the perfect solution.

Range of interfaces for different applications

Next to the power button, an SD-card reader and two USB 2.0-ports are affixed on the front panel of the Mini-PC. The back of the TEGRA 2 also holds various interfaces: a COM-port, two USB 3.0-ports and the LAN-port find its place. Also three audio connectors and two antennas for WiFi are located here. The multimedia interfaces HDMI and DisplayPort are located on the back panel, too.

Technical facts:

  • CPU: Nvidia® Tegra X2
  • 256 CUDA-cores
  • GPU: Nvidia® Pascal
  • 32 GB eMMC Flash
  • Max. resolution: 4K@60Hz on up to 2 independent displays
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 160 x 132 x 51 mm
  • 1 x HDMI and 1 x DisplayPort
  • 2 x USB 2.0 and 2 x USB 3.0
  • Integrated WiFi

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NEW: spo-book TEGRA 2 – Next level digital signage based on SoC

With the spo-book TEGRA 2 we welcome our next newcomer. The passively cooled Mini-PC is based on SoC-chip developed by Nvidia and is equipped with everything needed as standard. Thanks to the integrated CUDA-cores and the particularly for this hardware adjusted Linux version, the TEGRA 2 is the perfect digital signage player for developers.
14 Apr 2020 Array ( [id] => 411 [title] => Multi-Monitor with Nvidia GeForce and Quadro [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => A few weeks ago we already looked at how integrated graphics cards deal with Multi-Monitoring. Today it is all about the dedicated graphics cards GeForce and Quadro by Nvidia and what features they have. [description] =>

Nvidia GeForce: Gaming cards for professional use

The series of GeForce cards by Nvidia is perfectly made for the use in the consumer field. The cards are supposed to provide ultimate PC gaming experiences. Due to the smooth replay of 4K content or even virtual reality applications, the cards can not only be used gaming but also for professional applications.

For the Quadro as well as the GeForce cards the feature Nview comes as standard. Using this feature, the screen can be used and designed much more efficiently and is thus, perfectly made for everyone who is working with different windows or a huge amount of data at the same time. The work can on one hand be distributed to many screens or, on the other hand, to virtual desktops on which can be toggled between by keystroke.

The Nvidia architecture CUDA is also standard for both these graphics card series. It is made to increase the processing power when applications are running parallel, for instance when editing images or videos. In this article we summarized more about CUDA.

Also at spo-comm you can find a Mini-PC with a GeForce graphics card. The RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti is equipped with the namesake GPU. It has 768 CUDA cores and can play content on up to seven screens at once.

Nvidia Quadro for workstations with MOSAIC

The name Quadro stands for a desktop graphics cards developed by Nvidia for the use in the creative and technology field. Next to a very performant graphics processor and a high storage, they also provide 8K display outputs just to give an example. With these features they ensure that professional workflows are sped up.

Only the Nvidia Quadro cards bring along this special feature called MOSAIC. It is designated to interconnect the displays to one group, so that they build one big screen. One significant benefit of MOSAIC is that the displays can be placed not only next to each other, but also in a grid. Depending on which graphics card is being used, grids of for example 2 x 2 screens can be realized. But the most important advantage is actually another one: With MOSAIC it is possible to disconnect one display during the application without the arrangement being dissolved or changed.

In the range of spo-comm Mini-PCs there are two systems with a Quadro graphics card. Our QUADRO P1000 is standardly equipped with the namesake P1000 with 640 CUDA cores and the NOVA Q170 can optionally be equipped with the P2000 with 1024 CUDA cores.

Nvidia Turing™ for real-time ray tracing

In 2018, Nvidia introduced its “revolutionary” Turing™ architecture. Together with the GeForce RTX™ graphics platform the GPUs offer real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence and new shading technologies. The razor-sharp, realistic images and special effects are perfectly made for the gaming field, but they can also be utilised in professional digital signage applications. 

Another detail of the Turing GPUs is the feature Nview which we already know from the GTX graphics cards. This feature is explained in the first section “Nvidia GeForce: Gaming cards for professional use”.

Our KUMO V, that was released in February 2020, is equipped with an Nvidia RTX 2060. This graphics card has 6GB integrated DDR6-RAM and 1920 CUDA cores. It provides an ultrahigh performance for graphics applications and also in the Virtual Reality field. Of course, on four displays at once with a resolution of 4K@60Hz.

GeForce, Quadro & Turing: Duplicated screen and extended desktop

As well as for integrated graphics cards, it is also possible with dedicated ones to duplicate the screen or extend the desktop. As we already mentioned in our last article of this series this can be set up via the screen resolution (Windows 7) or display settings (Windows 10). Where onboard cards only support a maximum of 3 displays, GeForce and Quadro can control up to 8.

Nvidia provides a website with a configurator that shows every connection possibility with a GeForce card.

To set up such specific features the graphics cards driver and the associated management tool is needed. Nvidia calls its own Nvidia Control Panel. How to set up MOSAIC with your Quadro card you can find here.

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Multi-Monitor with Nvidia GeForce and Quadro

A few weeks ago we already looked at how integrated graphics cards deal with Multi-Monitoring. Today it is all about the dedicated graphics cards GeForce and Quadro by Nvidia and what features they have.