High-end KVM systems offer well-proven quality, a variety of functions and easy scalability
KVM manufacturers Guntermann & Druck (G&D) will be presenting a range of high-performance KVM systems for broadcast and entertainment professionals at this year's InterBEE in Tokyo from 13 to 16 November 2019. Together with their partners from DIGIcas, G&D will be showcasing their latest innovation for transmission over IP – a KVM matrix for KVM-over-IP™ at booth 4202. The Japanese media professionals particularly trust in the reliability and the high-quality KVM equipment “made in Germany".
With the ControlCenter-IP, the ControlCenter-Digital and the ControlCenter-Compact, G&D present three first-class digital matrix systems that meet the pulse of time. Whether transmission via IP structures or classically dedicated, whether compact or modular, G&D will bring the best of both worlds to Japan. In addition, the company provides the broadest KVM portfolio on the market and can always come up with effective solutions for the versatile technical requirements of the broadcast industry.
ControlCenter-IP: easy to scale and supports many signals
With its innovative technology, the new ControlCenter-IP enables the extension and distributed switching of computer signals via IP networks. In combination with G&D's IP extenders, the ControlCenter-IP forms a powerful matrix system. While the network infrastructure takes over the transport of KVM-over-IP™ by using network switches and routers, the ControlCenter-IP contributes the logic. Thanks to the network connection and the option of using standard network components, the application gains even more usability and flexibility. The system can also be scaled easily at all times. On top of this, the ControlCenter-IP removes the limits of dedicated transmission. The transmission length is almost unlimited since two active network components can be connected to each other over a length of up to 100 m via CAT or up to 10,000 m via optical fibers.
The ControlCenter-IP supports numerous signals thus providing solutions for DVI single- and dual-link, DP1.1 and DP1.2, including real 4K@60 Hz over IP. Even at high resolutions, the system delivers optimal, pixel-perfect and latency-free image quality for the best possible hand-eye coordination.
Do you prefer classic KVM?
According to their quality promise “made in Germany”, the KVM experts will advise visitors to the trade fair also on all aspects of their classic KVM product range. The modular ControlCenter-Digital matrix and the compact ControlCenter-Compact series both offer a wide range of functions and signals, including loss-free transmission and switching of video signals up to 4K at 60 Hz. By using the in-house HDIP compression technology in the latest development stage, Level 3, the systems require less bandwidth to transmit signals – but still provide crystal-clear images and latency-free operation. Dedicated transmission takes place either via CAT cables over distances up to 140 m or via optical fibres up to 10,000 m.
The ControlCenter-Compact comes in six expansion levels providing between 8 and 176 ports and is compatible with the ControlCenter-Digital as well as all end devices. The modular ControlCenter-Digital matrix system is available with 80, 160 or 288 dynamic ports. With their interoperability, both systems thus support growing IT installations and therefore connect the two worlds of IT and broadcast. Visitors to the trade fair can experience the perfect interplay between G&D systems and original broadcast technology at the joint booth of DIGIcas and G&D. The Japanese system integrators will be presenting their best-of-breed concepts for brands such as Ross Video, BFE and Embrionix. To make sure that these different components are able to work together, interoperability plays an important role. G&D's matrix systems interact perfectly with the BFE KSC Core media control system to provide optimum access to Ross & Co servers. Such intuitive operating concepts ultimately provide producers with the best possible user-friendliness.