Daily Tech has some information about an upcoming business graphics unit from Matrox. The Matrox Extio F1400 will be world's first remote graphics unit and allows the keyboard, mouse, up to 4 monitors and audio peripherals to be completely separate from the computer. And here's the kicker – the computer is connected to the Extio F1400 with up to 820 feet of fiber-optic cable.
This offers a huge security advantage and noise reduction benefits, as business' PCs could be locked in a cool room and each worker would be connected to their PC via their own passively cooled Extio box.
User devices can be separated from computer by up to 250 meters (820 feet)
of fiber-optic cable
Support for up to 4 digital or analog monitors at a time (in
"independent" or "stretched" mode)
Passive cooling for silent operation and extra reliability
6 USB 2.0 ports (4 in front and 2 in back)
Integrated audio hardware
Multi-function audio-output connector for an optical-S/PDIF signal or
Standard analog audio connectors (microphone, stereo-line-in, and
PCI and PCIe (PCI Express) fiber-optic interface cards (sold separately)
1600 x 1200 maximum resolution per display
Matrox UltraSharp Display Output Technology
Unified display drivers for Matrox Extio products and QID graphics cards