IBC 2018: G&D presents KVM-over-IP portfolio
German KVM experts and pioneers Guntermann & Drunck will be presenting their latest solutions for KVM-over-IP at stand 1.D39 from 14-18 September at IBC 2018. G&D will launch the ControlCenter-IP, a matrix system to extend and switch computer signals via standard IP-based networks on layer 3. Even the largest IT installations can now be easily scaled and implemented via IP access. With the DP-Vision-IP extender, which was introduced in 2017, and the brand-new extenders for KVM-over-IP DP1.2-Vision-IP and DL-DVI-Vision-IP, the central appliance ControlCenter-IP forms a strong KVM matrix that offers pixel-perfect video quality, high performance, and maximum reliability for broadcast-typical control rooms.
The ControlCenter-IP fits perfectly into the existing portfolio and comes with all the popular features that broadcasters know from the classic G&D KVM matrices. Thus, the device provides functionalities such as monitoring and SNMP, scripting and scenario switching, push-get, and CrossDisplay-Switching for absolutely intuitive operation at multi-monitor workstations.
The ControlCenter-IP offers high interoperability and can be optimally integrated into existing media or broadcast control and monitoring systems to ensure uniform operation and to bundle and simplify multi-level, complex processes. Thanks to the integrated IP-Control-API, the ControlCenter-IP is able to communicate with the broadcast control system and can thus execute any switching commands. At the G&D stand, interested visitors can experience how the IP matrix system can be included in a typical broadcast control room application with control and monitoring systems.
G&D have also expanded their portfolio of classic KVM systems by launching six new versions of the compact matrix series ControlCenter-Compact. Current additions include expansion stages with 176 and 128 CAT ports as well as mixed versions with 32 fibre ports and 16/32/48/80 CAT ports. All systems come with the in-house HDIP compression technology in the latest development stage, which enables a lossless transmission of video signals with a resolution of 4K at 60 Hz. Thus, the entire ControlCenter-Compact series can be combined with DP1.2-Vision KVM extenders to extend and switch 4K video signals through the matrix — another highlight at G&D’s IBC stand. Thanks to the proven compression method, the compact matrix series delivers optimal, pixel-perfect image quality without sharpness reduction and therefore a latency-free operation.