The next generation of display wall processors has arrived.

The next generation
of display wall processors
has arrived.
Fusion Catalyst
The New Standard in
Display Wall Processors
The Fusion Catalyst family of display wall
processors ushers in a new era of performance
and flexibility for collaborative visualization
applications. Employing cutting edge, second
generation PCI Express technology, Fusion
Catalyst processors offer up to an astonishing
320 Gbps of bandwidth. That’s enough bandwidth
to carry multiple 1080p video signals at a full
60 frames per second, drive HD displays at a
full 32 bits per pixel, and support virtually any
configuration requirement.
Remember to bring your applications, because
Fusion Catalyst is not just a display wall
processor, it’s also a PC with Intel CPUs and
Microsoft Windows®. Run mission-critical
applications, access data through the network,
engage the information, and collaborate on a
wall-sized desktop.
Power and Flexibility
The Fusion Catalyst 8000 and Fusion Catalyst
4000 are built to order in Jupiter’s ISO
9001:2008-registered US factory to meet
the specific requirements of each customer,
depending on model:
Up to 160 graphics outputs
Up to 158 DVI, HD, or RGB inputs
Up to 504 video inputs
Up to 192 HD or SD streaming video inputs
Up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
The Fusion Catalyst 8000 and 4000 models
come standard with Dual Quad Core Xeon
CPUs, 8GB of RAM and a DVD-RW/CD-RW
drive. The Fusion Catalyst 8000 ships with two
hot-swappable solid state drives (SSD) and the
Fusion Catalyst 4000 ships with two hot-swap
hard disk drives.
High Performance Graphics
Quad HD Decoder Input Card
Fusion Catalyst utilizes the most advanced graphics GPU architecture found in a
display wall processor today, capable of driving two displays at up to 2560x1600
(Dual-Link DVI) digital, or up to 2048x1536 analog. With 11 Gbps of internal
bandwidth and 256 MB of GDDR3 memory per card, the Fusion Catalyst can
render complex application data while displaying multiple video or computer
inputs simultaneously. All outputs are synchronized to eliminate “frame tearing”
between displays.
The addition of optional Quad HD Decoder Cards provides
support for the display of up to 192 HD or SD network
video streams in MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, and MJPEG
formats. The card also supports streams from PCs, with
real-time updates. Using Jupiter scaling and communication
technology, dozens of streamed sources can be displayed
at full frame rate, simultaneously, with digital precision
throughout. Support for most popular IP cameras and
encoders. Tightly integrated with Jupiter’s industry-leading
ControlPoint software.
Abundant, Powerful Inputs
Fusion Catalyst display wall processors can be
configured to specific direct input connection
requirements. The Dual DVI-I input card handles input
signals such as single-link and dual-link DVI up to
2560x1600, analog VGA inputs up to 2048x1200,
and component video progressive-scan HD inputs up
to 1080p60. The Octal SD Video input card handles
standard definition composite and S-Video inputs
through a rackmountable input panel. It uses Jupiter’s
motion-compensated de-interlacing and scaling engine
to provide world class video quality, with scalable
windows that are freely sized and placed on the
display wall. Overlap, PIP, multiple PIP – virtually any
arrangement is possible without performance penalty.
Both the DVI-I and Octal Video input cards employ
Jupiter’s proprietary communication technology,
ensuring that each card can transmit input signals
at full frame rate – no dropped frames regardless of
output window size – while maintaining absolutely
perfect visualization. In addition, each source can be
placed into as many as four separately positioned and
scaled windows, simultaneously.
Uniquely Engineered for Display Walls
Supports Canvas
Jupiter Systems designs all its own software and hardware as an
integrated whole, creating a tightly woven system architecture that
provides the best functionality and achieves the highest possible
performance. This provides Jupiter with a better foundation for
supporting our products in the field – we have the sort of deep system
knowledge that no integrator of 3rd party or COTS components can
The Fusion Catalyst 4000 can be ordered with Canvas, Jupiter’s
award-winning collaborative visualization software. Canvas enables
video, data, applications, and more to be shared with colleagues
anywhere, on any device, delivering end-to-end collaboration.
Users can share streams and collaborate from anywhere in
the network: at the main display wall, on PCs, and on iOS and
Android smartphones and tablets. Canvas brings a rich set of
familiar tools for collaboration and allows annotation directly on
live video streams. Shared voice chat, Microsoft Lync integration,
and the ability to connect with SIP-based conferencing systems
put the FC4000 running Canvas at the center of enterprise
communications and collaboration.
Jupiter’s fourth generation VirtualScreen™ drivers are seamlessly
integrated into the Windows® environment, providing intuitive setup of
display wall configurations and allowing Windows applications to freely
move and scale across the entire display wall.
System Availability
Fusion Catalyst systems are designed for continuous
24/7 operation, specifically for the most demanding
visualization environments where availability of
critical decision support systems can literally mean
life or death. To this end, the Fusion Catalyst 8000
and Fusion Catalyst 4000 feature many redundant
components including hot-swappable N+1 redundant
power supplies, hot-swappable system fans, and hotswappable disk drives configured as a RAID 1 array.
The Fusion Catalyst 8000 also features hot-swappable
input and output cards. Hardware and software
continuously monitor key system parameters such
as ambient chassis temperature, CPU temperatures,
power supply voltages, fan tachometers, and ECC
memory performance, automatically alerting users to
conditions that require direct intervention. System
events are logged both in ControlPoint software and in
the standard Windows event log.
ControlPoint™ GUI , Protocol and API
ControlPoint™ is Jupiter’s display wall management software for walls that are not
part of a Canvas implementation. ControlPoint is a complete, integrated, and intuitive
software solution for the control and management of the display wall processor.
ControlPoint is a client/server based system: the server resides on the Fusion
Catalyst processor directly accessing hardware functionality, whereas the client is
installed on a network accessible PC running Microsoft Windows®. ControlPoint
client and server communicate over a TCP/IP connection using an open, clear-text
communications protocol: the ControlPoint protocol. ControlPoint protocol and
supporting APIs can be used for custom applications and control. Simple applications
using JavaScript and HTML can be generated in minutes. Using the well-documented
API, the complete power of the Fusion Catalyst processor is available to those who
truly want a customized interface and complete control. An RS-232 gateway is
provided for devices requiring serial communication.
The ControlPoint client provides a consistent user interface to start, position, size,
and scale application, DVI, RGB, HD, SD, and streaming video windows remotely via
a network client.
ControlPoint offers an object-based, drag and drop interface – defined objects such
as DVI, RGB, HD, and video inputs, streaming video inputs, web browsers, image
viewers, and local and remote application windows can be dragged and dropped
onto the display mimic. Setting up complex combinations of graphical and real-time
data is simple, quick and intuitive. Toolbar shortcuts to commonly used functionality
are provided to make adjustments to windows even more convenient.
ControlPoint provides the ability to save the state of the display wall into a layout,
stored on the display processor, and to quickly recall saved layouts directly from the
user interface or from user-assignable hot-keys. The number of layouts that can be
stored is enormous, limited only by the size of the hard drive on the Fusion Catalyst.
Fusion Catalyst In Action
The Fusion Catalyst Processor from Jupiter Systems is
the perfect solution for control room projects requiring
high performance and reliability in a cost effective,
space efficient platform.
windows on a virtual display comprised of multiple
output devices: monitors, LCD flat panels, plasma
panels, projection cubes, or a projection system.
Data sources can include local applications, remote
network applications, CP Share streams, compressed
network video streams, directly connected SD and
HD video, VGA, and DVI inputs. All data sources are
accessed from an intuitive and consistent software
interface providing complete control of the video wall.
Fusion Catalyst blends seamlessly into Security
Operations, Network Operation Centers, Public Utility
Operations, Traffic Management Centers, Process
Control Operations, Military Surveillance Systems,
Classrooms, Boardrooms, Video Conference Rooms,
Digital Signage installations, and more.
And remember, Fusion Catalyst processors are also
PCs, with Intel CPUs and Microsoft Windows 7
onboard, enabling applications to be run directly on the
A Fusion Catalyst Display Wall Processor incorporates
all of the visual data sources found in a control room
environment and displays them in movable, scalable
PCI Express Switch Fabric:
Critical for Control Room
competition, Fusion Catalyst display wall processors
provides more expandability, faster graphics, real time
SD/HD/DVI/RGB frame rates, and better overall
system performance, regardless of configuration size.
Fusion Catalyst display wall processors feature Second
Generation PCI Express technology, creating a true
non-blocking communication infrastructure within each
chassis. With at least double the bandwidth found in its
ControlPoint Security:
User Access Control for
Fusion Catalyst
With security defined at the object level, managers can
create discrete management and access permissions
for wall segments, layouts, inputs, applications, and
remote cursor control.
Fusion Catalyst processors ship with ControlPoint
Security, airtight security tools indigenous to Jupiter’s
ControlPoint wall management software suite.
ControlPoint Security features Active Directory
integration, providing secure login with the standard
user name and password controlled by the customer’s
IT department.
User activity and event logging is performed at subsecond resolution, allowing thorough forensic analysis.
Designed From the Ground Up To Do One Thing: Be the Best
Display Wall Processor on the Planet. (Just Say “No” to COTS.)
• PCI Express Switch Fabric with up to 320
Gbps bandwidth
• FC8000 & FC4000: Dual Intel Quad Core Xeon
• Up to 64GB of ECC-protected RAM
• Windows 7 64-bit standard
• FC8000: Up to 80 x4 PCIe 2.0 slots
• FC4000: 16 x4 PCIe 2.0 slots (up to 48 slots
with two optional expansion chassis)
• 16 Gbps per slot, non-blocking bandwidth
ControlPoint™ software
First processor with Dual-Link DVI in and out
Up to 504 video inputs with Octal video cards
Up to 192 HD or SD streaming video channels
Up to 158 DVI/RGB/HD input channels
Up to 160 output display channels
256MB graphics memory on each output card
32 bits per pixel color depth
Many hot-swappable components
Fusion Catalyst Specifications
(rear panel of the Fusion Catalyst 4000)
Main Chassis
FC4000 Expansion Chassis
PCI Express Input
Quad HD Decoder Input Card (Optional)
Integrated HD & SD video decoding
CPU Board
8-lane PCI Express 2.0 inter-chassis connection
16 slots in each chassis, add up to 2 Expansion Chassis
4 GigE connections, 1 per decoder
Supports most popular IP cameras and encoders
Supports hi res, real-time decoding of computer streams
Graphics I/O
FC8000: Up to 192, HD or SD streams
FC4000: Up to 164, HD or SD streams
Dual-Link DVI-I Output Card
Graphics memory
Expansion slots
FC8000 & FC4000: 2 Intel Quad Core Xeons
System memory
FC8000 & FC4000: 8GB RAM; Optional 16, 32, 64GB
Expansion slots
FC8000: All expansion slots are in Switch Fabric Chassis
(80 max with four 20-slot Switch Fabric Chassis)
FC4000: 16 PCI Express 2.0 x4 slots (48 max with two
16-slot FC4000 Expansion Chassis)
Other slots
FC8000 CPU Chassis: Four PCI Express 8-lane slots for
peripheral cards (Ethernet, Audio, RAID 5)
256 MB per card
Rackmount Chassis
Output channels supported
FC8000: Up to 160
FC4000: Up to 96
FC8000 CPU, Switch Fabric Chassis, FC4000:
7” H x 19” W x 22” D (17.8 cm x 48.3 cm x 55.9 cm)
Digital: 640x480 to 2560x1600 pixels per output
Analog: 640x480 to 2048x1536 pixels per output
Custom output modes possible in both analog and digital
PCI Express 2.0 Switch
Non-blocking architecture, PCI Express 2.0
Color Depth
Disk Storage
Hard disk
Optical Storage
Network Interface
Dual 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 ports; more optional
Input Devices (USB)
FC8000: Wireless 104-key keyboard & laser mouse
FC4000: Wired 104-key keyboard & mouse
Touch Panel Support
Output signal
DVI-I connector (supports single-link and dual-link DVI,
and analog VGA with adapter)
Dual DVI/RGB/HD Input Card (Optional)
Input channels supported
Expansion Chassis
Up to 10,000 feet (3,048.0 m)
Dual-Link DVI up to 2560x1600, Single-Link DVI up to
2048x1200, progressive scan component HD (480p,
720p, 1080p), and analog RGB with any sync type (composite, separate, sync on green) up to 2048x1200
Electrical Requirements
Input voltage
Pixel rate
Line frequency
Digital: Up to 270 MHz
Analog: Up to 210 MHz
Power consumption
FC8000 & FC4000: 600 Watts, maximum per chassis
United States
UL 60950 listed, FCC Class A
Octal SD Video Input Card (Optional)
Input channels supported
cUL CSA C22.2, No. 60950
FC8000: Up to 504
FC4000: Up to 328
CE Mark, CB Certificate and Mark, IEC 60950, CCC,
Expansion slots
16 destination windows per card
100-240 VAC, auto-ranging power supply
50-60 Hz
4 destination windows per card
16-lane PCI Express 2.0 inter-chassis connection
20 slots in each Switch Fabric Chassis
Add up to 4 Switch Fabric Chassis to a CPU Chassis
Operating: 32°F – 104°F (0°C – 40°C)
Non-operating: 14°F – 150°F (-10°C – 66°C)
Input format
FC8000 Switch Fabric Chassis
PCI Express Input
Operating Range
FC8000: 4 x16 slots for links to Switch Fabric Chassis
FC4000: 2 x8 slots for links to Expansion Chassis
Shipping weight
10-90% non-condensing
32 bits per pixel
Connection to External Chassis
FC8000 CPU, Switch Fabric Chassis, FC4000:
51 lbs. (23.1 kg.)
FC8000: Up to 158
FC4000: Up to 94
Pixel format
IP control protocols
All chassis: 72 lbs. (32.7 kg.)
32 bits per pixel
FC8000: 2 hot-swap 256GB solid state drives (SSD),
RAID 1 (3rd drive, RAID 5, 2TB HDD optional)
FC4000: 2 hot-swap 500GB HDD, RAID 1 (3rd drive,
RAID 5, 256GB SSD optional)
Input channels supported
Octal Video Connection Module
Dual BNC-F connectors support S-Video or Composite
on 1RU 19” rackmount panel with 2 BNC sub-panels
Each sub-panel has 16 BNC connectors for 8 Composite
or 8 S-video signals
Jupiter Systems
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Hayward, California
94544-7007 USA
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