G&D Present KVM Systems For Extending 4K Over IP

Guntermann & Drunck promotes ControlCenter-IP, a matrix for KVM-over-IP.

The system uses standard network components making it even easier and more comfortable to install and operate the system, the firm says.

The appliance extends real 4K signals over IP. The system “ensures pixel perfect” video transmission for DisplayPort 1.2 signals for resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz. In addition to resolutions for DP 1.2, the company also offers modules for DVI single and dual link as well as DP 1.1 with support for all common resolutions. For this, G&D use their in-house compression method, which allows the loss-less transmission of video signals and delivers perfect images.

Whether classic or IP – all KVM systems from G&D integrate into existing broadcast control and monitoring systems. They can also be used in combination with SMPTE 2110 workflows.

We also have the broadest KVM portfolio on the market,” the firm claims. “Thanks to versatile KVM products that can be combined, the best possible solution considering the application, existing IT structures and the requirements of projects is always right on hand.

New features includes MatrixGuard. Within a matrix grid, this function ensures that if the database master fails, one of the matrix slaves takes over the role of the master and the system continues to run automatically without interrupting the work of the control room staff.

In addition to access to physically existing computers, the new module also allows access to virtual machines – without the producer even realizing the difference: With a standardised overview, operators simply select the desired source, regardless of whether the computer is available in the server.  Increasing virtualization and hybrid infrastructures in broadcasting are currently two of the most important aspects in the industry. G&D responds by offering a “unique” user interface for operating hybrid installations. The new RemoteAccess-CPU modules let customers integrate virtual machines into KVM matrix installations.

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