VSN970/1170 Wall Controller
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VSN970/1170 Wall Controller

  1. Core i7 processor
  2. Enhanced speeds allow for great connectivity including optical connections
  3. Gen3 backplane providing one eight lane slot (8 GB/s) and eight four lane slots (4 GB/s)
  4. Expand with VSN900X expansion chassis for larger systems
  5. Compatible with Datapath WallControl-red software

High Performance Wall Controller

VSN970/1170Datapath's VSN970/1170 wall controller provides a high end, powerful solution for complex video wall installations (or control rooms). Providing complete control over large control room environments from military installations to CCTV and security suites to medical operating theatres. The VSN970/1170 has been designed, developed and optimised to operate with the latest generation of Datapath’s world leading PCI Express graphics and video capture cards providing High Definition video and audio, including the capture of multiple HDCP sources for display across the entire video wall.



Intel® Core i7 Processing

The VSN970/1170 system incorporates the Datapath PCI Express9 Gen3 switched fabric backplane, providing nine high bandwidth PCIe slots for use with any Datapath video capture or graphics card. Also providing further benefits with the Datapath's SBC4, a single board computer featuring an Intel Core i7 processor with up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory and on-board graphics.


Added Features

Datapath offer a full suite of applications for display control in a wide range of scenarios and business environments. WallControl software offers the ability to display video data in real time giving users control over a wide set of features including: video resolution and scale, cropping area, frame rate and position 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’s IP Video Server augments WallControl-red video wall software enabling large numbers of simultaneous IP video streams from cameras or other source. IP Video Server can be used in conjunction with Datapath’s Render Station up to 240 IP video windows.

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 VSN970/1170 is designed for 24/7 use and each component has been specifically tested to ensure very high reliability in demanding conditions. Each VSN970/1170 is pre-installed with Wall Monitor software, an application that monitors system temperatures and includes alarm mechanisms that can warn operators if the system begins to operate outside of normal parameters.

VSN970/1170 Wall Controller Specification

SBC4 Portwell ROBO8112 Q87
Processor Intel® Core i7 4770s
Clock speed 3.1 GHz
Cache 8 MB
Memory 8GB as standard (up to 16 GB 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 front, 2 x back, 2 x internal*)
*Internal ports for security dongles
Certification FCC / CE / ROHS / UL
Features 3rd generation PCIe switched fabric
1 slot x8 - 8GB/s uplink and downlink
8 slot x4 - 4GB/s uplink and downlink
Power Supply 600W RSPU Dual Redundant
500W ATX
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.


Model Options

VSN970 wall controller models

ProductName/Order Code Description
VSN970-RPSU 19" 4U industrial chassis with 600 Watt RSPU
VSN970-ATX 19" 4U industrial chassis with 500 Watt ATX RSPU


Expansion chassis for the VSN970/1170 wall controller models

ProductName/Order Code Description
VSN900X-ATX Expansion chassis with 500 Watt ATX, SLink-G3, HLink-G3, ExCable-G3
VSN900X-RSPU Expansion chassis with 600 Watt RSPU, SLink-G3, HLink-G3, ExCable-G3


VSN970/1170 wall controller input and output cards, plus other related products

The table below shows all the UL listed accessories for the VSN970/1170 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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