G&D Demonstrated New KVM Matrix-Grid at IBC 2017

Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) use their new Ethernet-capable I/O-Card-Trunk4 to set up KVM Matrix-Grids across multiple locations with bidirectional communication between individual matrices.

The KVM Matrix-Grid , the digital KVM matrix switch from Guntermann and Drunck, helps users implement even more complex and powerful IT installations. The matrix grid establishes bidirectional communication between individual matrix switches, making it even easier to interconnect systems and facilitate larger installations. 

Users are therefore able to operate the system bidirectionally at multiple locations and access the remote IT systems of the remote matrix. The individual matrix systems are connected via gridlines, which are direct connections of the I/O ports from one system to another.

G&D's I/O Card Trunk4 — which can be placed in one of the I/O slots of the ControlCenter-Digital matrix system — addresses the issue of cabling effort, reducing it without compromising system performance. 

The I/O-Card-Trunk4 reduces the grid lines required for a matrix grid by combining 4 of the 16 channels on one line. For transmission between two matrices, the four ports of an I/O-Card-Trunk4 can be configured independently for a 1:1 direct connection. Transmission between two I/O-Card-Trunk is carried by even more powerful components compared to the standard, allowing users to take advantage of fourfold of the bandwidth at the same time.

The new KVM Matrix-Grid was shown by Guntermann and Drunck at IBC 2017.

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Broadcast For IT - Part 12 - Lenses

In this series of articles, we will explain broadcasting for IT engineers. Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and in this art…

Broadcast For IT - Part 11 - Sensors

In this series of articles, we will explain broadcasting for IT engineers. Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and in this art…

Applied Technology: Maximizing 12G Digital Patching System Performance

Broadcasters have a flurry of changing parameters and imperfections to avoid when making the transition to single-link 12Gb/s connectivity. This article will provide some guidance to the needed decisions and key performance factors.

Surviving the Early Adoption to IP

Broadcasters now find themselves on one side of a digital gap. On one side we have SDI, the other side IP. Engineers want to reach the far shore, but do so without sacrificing their investment in current SDI solutions. This…

Articles You May Have Missed – October 25, 2017

Any new media or production and playout center must be built leveraging the latest in IP-centric technology. Here are two articles that examine the latest technology being installed in live broadcast and playout applications and OB trucks. Combined, the articles…