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EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) is a message, normally stored in computer monitors and other display devices, that computer graphics cards use to configure their outputs. Without an EDID many graphics cards will not function properly. The DVI Parrot acts as an EDID emulator, allowing users to override the EDID that is sent from a display device to the graphics cards. This lets users force graphics cards to output in particular modes. The EDID emulation also means that the display device - such as a projector or LED video wall - can be disconnected without confusing the source video equipment. The Parrot offers complete configurable control, allowing quick and easy modification of all EDID parameters, greatly simplifying system set-up and trouble-shooting, especially of the large complex video systems that are becoming so popular.
Comments by the Live Design judges
Small and rugged – suitable for any video engineer's toolbox – the Parrot is easily configured via USB on either Windows or Mac computers. The configuration software - called Parrot Trainer - allows the capture, editing, and saving of EDID data for multiple Parrots, making it ideal for systems with numerous source and display devices. Once captured or created EDIDs can be saved to disk for back-up or easy transfer to other computers, for example by e-mail or USB stick. DVI Parrot prevents the DVI problems that may previously have ruined a show and gives video engineers the confidence that their video equipment will behave as intended every time.
The DVI Parrot hardware comes in a compact enclosure, with only a 28mm cable insertion / panel depth. Parrots are powered over the DVI or USB connection - no external power adapters required.
An RGB status LED provides an instant indication of the Parrot's status, and the push button switches between spoof/pass-through mode, or to automatically capture an EDID from a connected monitor.
The Parrot Trainer software, available free for Windows and Mac OSX, provides a powerful yet simple interface for controlling your DVI Parrots.
A wizard is provided to quickly create EDIDs based on standard resolutions. Advanced users can then edit any aspect of the EDID's parameters, or create EDIDs completely from scratch. EDID profiles can be saved as .edid files for easy sharing with other users.
Multiple DVI Parrots can easily be controlled and monitored from the interface. Buttons are provided to quickly read back an EDID from any Parrot, or a monitor attached to one of the Parrots.
An API is also provided for seamless third-party software integration.
DVI Parrots pass through DVI video data unaltered and its EDID management functions can be put into a bypass mode, so users needn't worry about leaving a Parrot in-line until its class-leading EDID management is required.
Both digital and analogue DVI video formats are supported, as is dual link DVI.
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