Signs of the Times: Massive Digital Signage Displays Powered by Diminutive Graphics Card

by Sandeep Gupte

In an era of 110-inch home TVs and 100-foot-wide stadium displays, it sometimes pays to go little in order to go big.

Our new NVIDIA NVS 810 graphics board comes in a small package. But it delivers big output for multi-display digital signage installations. Its connectivity options are exceptional. It comes with eight mini-DisplayPort 1.2 connectors. Each can drive true 4K resolution displays that are all synchronized — an industry first.

NVS 810 graphics board
Small but mighty: The NVIDIA NVS 810 graphics board for multi-display digital signage in 4K resolution.

The NVS 810 joins our unparalleled lineup of Quadro and NVS graphics cards and display and desktop management offerings. These professional GPUs are behind many of the most impressive signage displays ever built.

Driven by the world’s most advanced GPU architecture, NVIDIA Maxwell, the NVS 810 is a workhorse for the digital signage industry. It powers massive display walls with extreme screen resolution, enabling a more immersive visual experience.

The NVS 810 card’s single-slot design coupled with NVIDIA DesignWorks technologies like Mosiac and Warp & Blend makes it easy to combine multiple cards into a single system to drive large signage displays cost-effectively.

Coming to a 4K Sign Near You

4K display at Churchill Downs in Kentucky
The world’s largest 4K display, at Churchill Downs in Kentucky.

Our GPUs power the world’s largest 4K display at Churchill Downs in Kentucky and full-court projections in NBA and NHL arenas.

Bell Centre Montreal
Full-court projection at Montreal’s Bell Centre.

Other NVIDIA-powered digital displays are actually massive signage walls made up of multiple smaller displays. They include a 330-degree wraparound screen at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Our GPUs power the 6.5-meter-wide Timeline of Modern Art touchscreen at the Tate Modern art museum in London. And then there’s the gigantic, immersive 3D wall at Northwestern University in Chicago.

They all rely on seamless connectivity and synchronization to work. The combination of our Quadro Sync and Mosaic technology — which simplifies setup by creating a single desktop across all the display outputs — makes building and managing these seamless, synchronized display walls easy. Any application can then span displays and be accelerated by the NVIDIA GPU.

Like its stablemates, the NVS 810 also supports nView and NVWMI, among other tools, to simplify image management tasks and manage GPU installations remotely.

“The NVS 810 is a very exciting new GPU for Seneca’s visual media department, particularly for digital signage and video walls,” said Jami McGraw, product development manager at Seneca. “We are now able to offer customers higher output density with better performance, ultimately increasing the player-to-display ratio while simultaneously lowering installation costs.”

The NVS 810 will be available starting this month through our U.S. and European authorized reseller partner PNY, followed by other global OEM and channel partners in the coming months.