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VSN1170 Wall Controller

Powerful Wall Controller

Datapath's VSN1170 video wall controller has been designed for large video wall installations and control rooms. Suitable for operation centres, military facilities, process control service, boardrooms, classrooms and hospitals the VSN1170 offers the perfect balance between video capture and image display. Providing seamless compatibility with Datapath’s portfolio of Vision capture and Image graphics cards, the VSN1170 has been designed, developed and optimised to provide Ultra High Definition video & audio capture, including the capture of multiple, independent HDCP sources for display across the entire video wall.

High Performance Intel® Core i7 Processing

The VSN1170 is an industrial PC incorporating a Datapath 11 slot PCIe backplane. The switched fabric technology provides 11 eight lane PCIe slots implemented with 16 physical connectors, with each slot capable of providing up to 8 GB/s bi-directional bandwidth.

Each system includes the Datapath SBC4, a single board computer that features an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory and on-board graphics.

The flexibility of the Express11-G3 technology allows multiple backplanes to be arranged in a star configuration, providing the ability to create very large systems comprising several chassis each with 11 available slots for video capture inputs and/or graphics outputs, connected via the optional Gen3 expansion kit.

Software Features

When used in conjunction with Datapath's WallControl-red software, users of the VSN1170 are also able to easily manage the entire video wall. Features of Wall Control software include the ability to: control video resolution and scale, cropping area, frame rate and position of the output on the video wall. The Datapath Vision set of drivers allow OEM suppliers to build efficient display control and content management applications, making full use of the underlying hardware capability.

Datapath’s WallControl-red application offers an effective tool for display controllers in diverse end user markets.Datapath’s WallControl-red video wall software is designed to make full use of Datapath’s graphics and capture hardware technology and maximises the use of available hardware acceleration both on video inputs and outputs. WallControl-red video wall software allows advanced interactive desktop control and configuration, interactively opening, moving, sizing and positioning video overlay, RGB/ DVI/ SD/ HD windows and Microsoft Windows application software. This is a useful application where specific areas of captured input need to be individually display and controlled, such as command and control video walls.

Datapath WallControl-red video wall software is now available in the following languages - English (UK & USA), French, Spanish, German, Polish, Putonghua, Russian, Dutch, Japanese.


The VSN1170 video wall controller has been designed for use in demanding control room environments, with each component having been rigorously tested to ensure high levels of reliability and performance.

Each VSN1170 is pre-installed with Wall Monitor software, an application that monitors system temperature and includes alarm mechanisms that can warn operators if the system begins to operate outside of normal parameters.

Key Qualities of the VSN1170 Wall Controller:

  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • High performance 88 lane - Gen3 switch on board
  • Gen3 backplane providing 11 eight lane slots (8 GB/s) with uplink and download
  • Expand with VSN900X expansion chassis for larger systems
  • Compatible with Datapath WallControl-red software
  • Datapath offer a range of system and graphics card BIOS images that allow increased number of screens

Specification of the VSN1170 Wall Controller:

SBC4 Portwell ROBO8112 Q87
Processor Intel® Core i7 4770s
Clock speed 3.1 GHz
Cache 8MB
Memory 8GB as standard (up to 16GB on request - DDR3)
Ethernet Dual 10 Base-T/ 100 Base-TX/ 1000 BaseT Ethernet ports
OnBoard Graphics DVI connection for the control screen
RS232 For control
Disk Storage  
HDD 2 x Western Digital RED 750 GB
Enterprise Grade
RAID 1 configured
Optical Drive DVD/RW combo drive
USB 2 x 3.0 (Back panel)
6 x 2.0 (2 x Back, 2x Front, 2 x Internal)*
*Internal ports for security dongles
Certification FCC / CE / ROHS / UL
Features 3rd generation PCIe switched fabric
11 slot x8 - 8GB/s uplink and downlink
Power Supply 800W RSPU Dual Redundant
Noise 48.6dB (A) up to 67.9 dB (A); Dependent on system configuration and ambient temperature
Operating Temperature 0 to 35°C (32 to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 90% non-condensing
Operating System  
OS Windows® 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Measurements 500mm (inc handles) x 175mm x 482.1mm
Weight 19 - 25kg
Shipping Weight 30 - 33kg


We are continuously developing the technology used within our product ranges delivering outstanding innovative solutions, therefore the specification may change from time to time.



Models Available of the VSN1170 Wall Controller:

VSN1170 wall controller models

ProductName/Order Code Description
VSN1170-RPSU 19" 4U industrial chassis with 800 Watt RSPU


Expansion chassis for the VSN1170 wall controller models

ProductName/Order Code Description
VSN1100X-RSPU Expansion chassis with 800 Watt RSPU, SLink-G3, HLink-G3, ExCable-G3


VSN1170 wall controller input and output cards, plus other related products

The table below shows all the UL listed accessories for the VSN1170 video wall controller expansion chassis.

ProductName/Order Code Description
Image4 Quad-screen graphics card (*EOL)
ImageDP4 Quad output DisplayPort graphics card
VisionAV Single channel HD, plus single channel SD video capture card
VisionAV-HD Four lane PCI Express capture card with 2 x HD DVI-I & 1 x SD channels
VisionAV-SDI Four lane PCI Express capture card with 1 x HD DVI-I, SD, SDI channels
VisionRGB-E1S Single channel HD video capture card
VisionRGB-E2S Dual channel HD video capture card
VisionDVI-DL Single channel dual-link video capture card
VisionSD4+1S Video capture card with 4 channels of SD and 1 of HD
VisionSD8 Eight channel SD video capture card
VisionSDI2 Dual channel HD-SDI video capture card
HLink Host link card for expansion racks (*EOL)
SLink Slave link card for expansion racks (*EOL)
Ex-Cable Cable for wall controller expansion chassis (*EOL)
HLink-G3 Host link card Gen.3 for expansion racks
SLink-G3 Slave link card Gen.3 for expansion racks
ExCable-G3 Copper cable Gen/3 for wall controller chassis

For more information on these products, click on the category: Graphics cards or Capture cards

*End of life: These products are gradually being phased out and replaced by newer models, availability will vary for different products please contact the Sales department for details.


All products are shipped with the latest software available, unless stated otherwise. Special requirements may be organised by contacting our Sales team.

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