France Télévision Selects IHSE KVM Matrix Switch

The French public service broadcasting group France Télévisions has completed a major upgrade to two of its main studios. The new flexible layout includes a digital KVM architecture.

With the KVM architecture users now will have the ability to connect their personal workstations to computers and broadcast editing machines as needed. This will permit studios and work areas to be dynamically configured to meet the needs of users.

The IHSE Draco tera KVM system was selected primarily on its ability to deliver high quality images and its imperceptible transmission and switching latency. Further advantages that France Télévisions welcomed included the ability to configure the system with any combination of inputs and outputs and its modular construction which will allow future expansion to accommodate growth in the number of users.

Mokhtar Ait Naceur, project manager, said: “The new system has given us a great deal more flexibility in the way we operate and allows the production teams to rapidly reconfigure the studio layout to meet their specific needs; making them more effective, which has in turn, enhanced the quality of the programming. The system surpasses our original expectations and has made major improvements to operational procedures whilst allowing us to save costs through efficiencies and the reduction in expensive equipment needed to manage a national broadcast station.”

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