Guntermann & Drunck was founded in 1985 to develop hardware to support software-training sessions. Since then the company, based in Wilnsdorf in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, has gone on to become a leading manufacturer of analogue and digital KVM (keyboard video mouse) systems, which are used widely in studios, OB trucks, control rooms and mobile transmission units.
The first product developed by founders Udo Guntermann and Martin Drunck was the Video-Net, which was used to switch the monitor content of a central training computer to any other display. The company's first KVM Switch appeared in 1991 and was designed for extending, distributing and switching computer signals. Guntermann & Brunck KVM extender systems are often used in broadcasting to move noisy computers out of areas such as control rooms, which traditionally need to be quiet, into apparatus rooms nearby. These systems are able to transmit a variety of signals, including those for keyboard, video, mouse, audio, RS232 and USB. The systems can support high image quality with resolutions of up to 2560x1600@60Hz for digital and 1920x1440@75Hz analogue. Special broadcast input devices can also be fitted.
In addition to the KVM ranges, which include an IP application, Guntermann & Drunck produces digital signage equipment and power switches and supplies.