10 monitor in a desktop can be done easily enough.

This card gets you 4 DVI ports: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121247
Get a motherboard with 2 PCL-E slots and there's 8 monitors right there.
Add a basic dual-head PCI card for monitors 9 & 10. Say, this card with a VGA-DVI converter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131082
There are also motherboards with 3 & 4 PCI-E slots, but they get expensive.

Be sure the PC has a power supply beefy enough to handle everything. I'm a fan of PC Power & Cooling. They cost a little most but are generally regarded as among the higher quality PSU. Example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011

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-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Jedrzejewicz
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 9:55 AM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Multi-Monitor Questions

Greetings.
Splitting and distributing PC video to multiple monitors is actually pretty
easy. Connecting a few (< 5) can be done with additional video cards, but
above that you will need some kind of distribution (splitters, repeaters,
switching, etc.).
--> http://www.42u.com/video-distribution.htm
<http://www.42u.com/video-distribution.htm>

It gets a bit harder when you want to display different information on
different monitors from the same computer. You may want to start the project
with a single computer for each workcenter, and a distribution system to
push the output to the desired line. Then when you figure out how to
consolidate you can do so by moving cables from multiple computers to the
single computer.

It sounds like a fun project!

As an aside ... this is a how-to describing how to create a single 6 user
linux box. I have never done it, but it looks interesting.
--> http://www.linuxtoys.org/multiseat/multiseat.html

Take care.

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 7:31 AM, <daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

We are exploring the possibility of installing a single PC with multiple
monitors (about ten) in a workcenter of our plant. The workcenter has ten
stations and the proposal is for a monitor to be at each station to
display information about the work being done at that station. No user
input is required at each station. This would likely be a Windows XP
environment.

Questions:

1. How would one physically attach ten monitors to a single PC?
2. What distance limitations are there on a signal for a typical monitor?
Can they be overcome by additional hardware?
3. What software or other methods are available to control that a
particular window opens on a particular monitor?


I've worked with multiple monitors on a single PC at home, both with
multiple video cards and with a single card controlling two monitors. That
was in a desk setting where I could see the monitor I was dragging a
window to. This environment is one where you probably couldn't see all of
the monitors from a single spot. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Dave Parnin
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