Guntermann & Drunck Combines KVM Over IP With KVM Matrix

Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) has introduced its new ControlCenter-IP, which combines the diverse functionalities of the company’s matrix systems with the flexibility of its KVM-over-IP technology. The company has taken the features of its existing ControlCenter series and integrated it into a KVM-over-IP matrix. The resulting Control-Center-IP combines the advantages of both devices.

In addition to the previously introduced extender system based on G&D‘s KVM-over-IP technology, Jochen Bauer, marketing director at Guntermann & Drunck GmbH, said that the new ControlCenter-IP offers centralized KVM matrix capability. That’s in addition to point-to-point connection of IP extender systems, switching of all connected computer and workstation modules and new tools that facilitate ease of use and flexibility.

This includes the basic administration with extensive user and rights management. Many helpful control room features such as monitoring, scenario circuits, push-get for optimal cooperation and incorporation of video walls to the CrossDisplay switching for absolutely intuitive operation of multi-monitor workstations are also available. The G&D IP devices are compatible with each other and allow optimizations in the customer-side system and its extension at any time.

The ControlCenter-IP supplements G&D’s series of Vision-IP systems with a variety of matrix functions. These functions use G&D’s KVM-over-IP technology for the transmission of signals. The transfer takes place under compression via standard IP-based networks (OSI layer model 3) and a Gigabit Ethernet connection. Using bandwidth management, the user can adjust the transmission to a variety of bandwidth requirements.

The transmission length is virtually unlimited, with two active network components that can be connected to each other over a length of up to 100 m via CAT-5/6 cabling or fiber optic cabling (up to 10 km depending on the variant). In order to use the full functionality of the ControlCenter-IP, this appliance is incorporated into the network in addition to each extender systems (CON and CPU).

While the central routing itself is handled via standard network switches, the ControlCenter-IP takes over the logic in the network and optimizes the accessibility of all devices among each other by allowing the switching between the CON and CPU modules. The user moves in a high-performance G&D matrix environment while leveraging the benefits of flexible network.

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