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Display Splitter, Monitor Splitter, Screen Splitter

A multiviewer is a display splitter. It can compile multiple video inputs to create a new composed general overview image. A multiviewer therefore makes it possible to display several videos simultaneously on one display. It can divide a screen into multiple areas. A multiviewer is also called display splitter, monitor splitter, or screen splitter.

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Multiviewer to save space

Multiviewers save space and are therefor used in applications where there is little available space and at the same time there need to be multiple video sources displayed. Instead of using numerous displays, such as one display per video feed, a multiviewer can display multiple sources on a single display at once. A multiviewer is used to save space. 

Multiviewer to gain an overview and reduce response time


A multiviewers displays multiple videos simultaneously on a single display. Compared to using a large number of individual displays, multiviewers reduce the total image surface making it more manageable. Multiviewers improve the overview. This is especially useful when monitoring a large number of video feeds. Changes of state for a source or error messages can be detected more easily. This helps reducing reaction time in the workplace. A multiviewer is used to gain an overview and reduce response time.

Types of Multiviewer, Display Splitter, Screen Splitter, Monitor Splitter

There are two types of multiviewer: Multiviewer hardware and multiviewer computers with operating systems.
A "lean" approach to firmware programming characterizes multiviewer hardware. These data processing programs that are integrated in the hardware control the hardware. This is the purpose they have been developed exclusively. Therefore this firmware/software is comparatively lean and stable. Hardware and integrated firmware/software together form a failsafe, closed system, which can be employed even in mission critical 24/7 applications.
A multiviewer server is based on computers and operating systems. Multiviewer computers are powerful computers with input and output cards. In most cases, they run on one of the common operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows. On a multiviewer server there is special multiviewer software installed. In conjunction with the graphics card output, the multiviewer server generates a new image – a new desktop. The input sources can then be opened as individual windows on the desktop.
In contrast to this, purely hardware multiviewers do not start an operating system and do not open a desktop. Instead, efficient scalers/video processors directly compile the input sources to form a new image output. In hardware multiviewers, the power supply can be switched on and off at any time without affecting the multiviewer itself. Within a very short time after being switched on, the hardware displays the image compiled from input sources.  An example of a high-end, since 2004 globally well established hardware multiviewer is V-Switch quad II.

Software Multiviewer, Display Splitter, Screen Splitter, Monitor Splitter

There is also pure multiviewer software used as display splitter, monitor splitter or screen splitter. Multiviewer software is installed on commonly used computers and is mainly used for camera monitoring. Network based IP cameras are fed to the computer with the display splitter software which opens the video feeds as lots of small images on the desktop. Multiviewer software can be integrated as a feed to multiviewer servers.

Multiple videos / sources on a single screen at the same time

Multiviewer hardware, multi viewer server, and multi view software enable users to display 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and more videos of different sources, such as server, camera, webcam, media player, DVD player, maschine, simulator, and other sources on a single display, such as monitor, plasma screen, projector, LCD TV, and rear-projection cubes. On the multi-image display, sources can be shown side by side, as picture in picture, and even overlapping.

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The HETEC multiviewer product family “V-Switch quad” successfully has been installed in thousands of mission critical 24/7 applications worldwide since 2004. Thousands of customers and partners around the world trust in HETEC multiviewer hardware quality made in Germany!

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