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Sky Studios Employs G&D’s KVM
The future is DVI – DVICenter from Guntermann & Drunck

Sky Studios, Sky’s state-of-the-art production facility formerly known as Harlequin 1, employed KVM extension and switching solutions from German manufacturer Guntermann & Drunck GmbH. The contract included KVM installations for several hundred servers and desktop computers. G&D’s British partner, Omnio Technologies, supervised the project. At London’s upcoming BVE G&D will present an overview of their KVM solutions for broadcast professionals.

Sustainable Broadcast

The new building is reported, in Europe if not in the world, as being outstanding for its sustainability.

Consequently all equipment in use was chosen carefully after extensive evaluation to ensure Sky achieved this goal. The remarkable building allows access to natural daylight and fresh air, views outdoors and across floors. As naturally ventilated studios and offices serve for ideal working conditions for people the aim was to separate them from distracting and emissionintensive computer hardware. That’s when KVM came into play. By implementing this hardware, people thrive from KVM benefits. The multi-platform content production studios became heat and noise-free as computers are stored access protected in free-

cooled data rooms. G&D KVM solutions provide for a seamless computer interoperability and efficient workflow environment.

Environmental Footprint

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Reducing the environmental footprint was one important topic at Sky Studios. “The need for efficient, reliable technology to reduce the Future KVM Steps overall energy consumption of Sky’s As Sky continue to innovate technical facilities made us plan step-by-step, the solutions they with G&D’s hardware”, said Paul chose needed to be resistant and Norton, Managing well engineered. Director of Omnio Products needed Te c h n o l o g i e s . to be fit for “The ease of use purpose but of their products, also be of a high the fact that they quality without are extremely the need of being reliable, intuitive exchanged in a and backed by the few years’ time. best technical and Quality and service after sales support are big issues for Omnio had mission-critical experienced gave environments us no hesitation such as the ones in recommending at Sky Studios. that Sky G&D and Omnio implement G&D Te c h n o l o g i e s solutions as the Guntermann & Drunck’s KVM are proud and KVM infrastructure extension and switching solutions pleased of Sky’s within Sky Studios, trust in being confidence in our partners is crucial reliable partners for both their and that’s why we trust in G&D.” current and future needs.

the studio they chose DVIVision and DL-Vision KVM extenders. Whenever more computers are in use DVIMUX switches for both DVI and VGA video and miniMUX switches for just VGA video allow the use of multiple computers from one console at the same spot.

Interactive Solutions

Now that broadcast moves from a tape-based to a tapeless culture, every bay needs to access a high number of computers and data to have content available on the desktop. For that reason Omnio chose G&D’s CATCenter NEO line, a KVM matrix switch system. It makes a wide range of computers available for each employee. The CATCenter NEO KVM system also allows easy computer access for the engineers in the equipment rooms where computers are stored without disturbing the creative people at work. By implementing UCON-IP-NEO products the staff are able to access computers remotely over IP– even from outside the building, e.g. at home – more easily. For a one-to-one extension of a computer to, for example,

Live At BVE 2012

With three different DVICenters Guntermann & Drunck will showcase their wide range of DVI matrix switches at the BVE 2012. The DVICenter series for DVI video combines the functions of KVM switches and extenders into one. The possibility to assign computer and console ports according to user’s wishes gives them the freedom to tailor the system to their individual needs. KVM extenders and KVM switches, for both DVI and/or VGA video, round up their portfolio. Broadcast professionals are invited to meet the people behind Omnio Technologies and Guntermann & Drunck at London’s Earls Court from February 14 to 16, on stand C 10 or anytime at http:// broadcast.gdsys.de


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In Broadcast - February 2012
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Pictorvision Academy Award
The Ultimate Strategy to Win
Importance of Smooth Streaming
Sony Vegas Pro 11 GPU Speed Boost
Trilogy Communications Celebrates 25 years
CES 2012 Smarter Systems on Show
Vitec Videocom CEO Joop Janssen has the Answers
Space Saving 3D System
OpticamSWITCH Success at Swiss TV
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