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Hello All!

I have a situation here. I have a presentation related to networks, that consists of 4 desktop PCs connected to each other. There are additional LAN cards installed on them but all of them are busy in connections. I need to display the four screens through a single projector such that all the screens take 25% of the projector screen. Just like a Grid. I should be able to click any one of the four videos and zoom that in. Also I should be able to do the opposite, that Minimize the video to fit back into the grid. This is more sort of CCTV like thing in security rooms. I think I need some sort of a desktop viewer suite. Can anybody help me out please?
[Edited by dashingncool on May 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM]
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To do this properly, you would use a quad.

It is not software based, it is hardware based, and it is pricey.

A security system multiplexer (what you are thinking of) is about $500 to $700 and only handles standard definition television - composite video.

RGB quads generally are several thousand dollars, but do what you are looking for.
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Not looking at the price part of the problem, a Barco Encore switcher would also work for your needs. It has 6 scalers built in so you could easily have 4 PIPs and then just program presets that enlarge or shrink each PIP and you're all set to go.
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Quote (djslacker on Jul 28, 2012 11:07 AM):
Not looking at the price part of the problem, a Barco Encore switcher would also work for your needs. It has 6 scalers built in so you could easily have 4 PIPs and then just program presets that enlarge or shrink each PIP and you're all set to go.

Of course, it is made by Barco, which likely means that Barco didn't make it to begin with, but if they did, it will probably implode after a month of use, if it works at all.
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i know this post is over a year old but, to help others in the future, You could use Barco click share and do exactly what you need to do.

Have a look at this link to learn more :

http://www.simplevu.com/en-ca/Products/List/accessory
John Mac Donald

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