Argosy Supplied KVM Extenders To UK’s National Broadcaster HQ

Argosy, kvm-tec and systems integrator, VSC Design, provided an IP-based KVM extender program and data cabling upgrade for the UK’s public service broadcaster.

Argosy supplied kvm-tec's IP-based KVM extenders and data cabling, while VSC Design was responsible for the overall systems integration, asset management, design, installation, change control, machine cloning and safety testing during the upgrade.

The systems integrator rolled out a number of kvm-tec Smartline SVX ultra-reliable KVM extenders over IP, supplied by Argosy, at the broadcaster’s HQ in London. This technology extends the reach of touchscreen interfaces relating to the building-wide BNCS control system between operational areas and local apparatus rooms (LAR).

The project also involved an upgrade to Windows 10 and a replacement of the server hardware associated with the BNCS control system.

"The broadcaster considered and tested a number of KVM solutions, but opted for the Smartline SVX from kvm-tec as a cost-effective and highly effective choice," said John Hartz, projects director at VSC Design. "Many of the KVM extensions were of a significantly long cabling length. Existing infrastructure was utilized and the kvm-tec has one of the longest extension length specifications on the market. These units performed flawlessly on all links.”

The Smartline SVX is an ultra-reliable KVM extender over IP for the transmission of USB and DVI video signals via CAT5e/6/7. It comes in single and dual versions, offers a resolution of [email protected] and a distance in copper of up to 150m/492ft. It is USB2.0 transparent, with USB save features, upgrades to USB memory and supports switching systems up to 48 endpoints. 

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