Argosy Demo a Range of Infrastructure Products at IBC

At IBC, newly-independent Argosy provided a complete service to the AV and broadcast engineer, with advanced control solutions from the Austrian manufacturer, kvm-tec, including its ability to handle 4K video.

Argosy completed an MBO from its former parent company in July 2018, and is now owned by directors Chris Smeeton and Josh Simons.



“Our recent MBO will give us further agility to respond quickly to what our customers are asking for,” said Chris Smeeton, CEO of Argosy. “We know that systems engineers are looking for set-and-forget solutions: they need to know that something is going to do what they want, and carry on doing it 24/7 forever. They turn to Argosy not just for ideas, but for products which give them that level of service.”



Argosy offers KVM – keyboard, video and mouse – products that allow installers to put workstations where they are needed while keeping the computers themselves in a machine room. By connecting multiple KVM systems over a standard IP network users can quickly switch between services.
.  Traditionally used in system control rooms to minimize desk clutter, KVM is now becoming a popular solution in post production facilities. 

It eliminates downtime caused by the need to move content from machine to machine by simply connecting the edit suite to the content. With the ability to monitor up to 4k video with minimal latency, the kvm-tec solution is very powerful.



BarnMINI Fiber Converter.

BarnMINI Fiber Converter.

Also on display at IBC was the BarnMINI range of fiber converters. Described as “the Swiss army knife” of converters, the range – implemented as SFPs (small form-factor pluggable devices) – can be set up to achieve everything from a simple conversion to a complex solution.

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