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InGEAR
KVM Matrix Switches – Ten Key Points Cont.
7. Evaluating Security
And Trust
If you want to be able to trust in
your KVM system, you want to buy
your equipment from an established
manufacturer who will also be there
to answer any further questions. In
mission-critical environments like
broadcasting, security is essential
since there are no second chances
for recording or broadcasting the
perfect moment.
Therefore, high-quality solutions
offer replaceable power packs and
fans even if the devices already
include redundant parts as is the
case with G&D devices.
Features such as backing up
or restoring a configuration are
essential. You should also be able
to update the device’s firmware via
web interface or service port.
By using fibre optics, the system
remains tap-proof. Sophisticated
KVM devices provide functions
such as the monitoring of the device
status or sending messages via
SNMP and Syslog. This also enables
the transport of management
information or status messages,
which helps you generate statistics.
G&D devices monitor themselves
internally; they control their

peripherals through the shared ports.
If thresholds are exceeded and
deviate from their defined values,
the device shows an alert. Users can
define individual thresholds, so that
critical values may be seen before
they cause technical issues.

8. Make Your Life Easier
If the web interface displays an
alert, a ‘Finder LED’ comes in handy
as it indicates the corresponding
hardware in the rack. A blinking
signal on the front and the back
of each device helps identify the
device causing the alert.
Integrated redundant hardware
parts provide two network ports and
multiple power supplies. If one of the
power circuits fails, the redundant
one automatically takes over power
supply. Until then the power packs
share the load.
Several KVM manufacturers offer
additional features to be activated
via firmware. This allows, for
example, large screen projections
and optimises shared tasks by
moving screen contents between
different screens.

9. A Safe Investment
The costs for IT equipment

should never be underestimated.
If trust is important to you, look
for a supplier with many years of
experience – one that works closely
together with its customers and
considers their ideas and issues
to develop new products. Plans
for a KVM matrix must include the
infrastructure and the conditions on
site. That’s why individual support
prior to purchasing your devices
is important.
Make sure there is a qualified
contact at hand or, if necessary,
even on site. This especially refers to
the support team, support services
and the offer to install your system.
Also check for product training.
Trustworthy manufacturers and
suppliers stand out through direct
contacts, how well the products are
described, excellent manuals, an
informative website, comprehensive
information materials about the
products and last but not least by
the way they are perceived by the
technical media.

answer your individual questions.
G&D counts on safety and trust
and selects its partners as carefully
as customers select their devices.
Partner companies should be
highly qualified contacts with many
years of experience in planning
and installing projects, answering
technical questions and providing
support if necessary.
Trade shows are a great
opportunity to get to know technical
sales teams as well as products.
G&D will participate in CeBIT in
Hannover (March 5-9); ATC in
Amsterdam (March 12-14) and NorShipping in Oslo (June 4-7).

10. Test Devices Before
Purchase
Leading manufacturers and dealers
often let you test the equipment
before purchasing. They will also

G&D rack mount device port carrier

InPLAY

Christie Shows Entero HB Display Cubes
Christie aims to be driving the future of control rooms with the introduction of its new Entero HB video
wall display cubes shown at ISE 2013…

B

ased on cutting-edge LED
technology with over 1000
lumens capability in illumination and
wireless networking capabilities, it
is the first in the world to do so,
claimed Christie.
The system also includes
proprietary third generation
ArraySync auto-colour and
brightness LED video wall
management, and improved tiling
and scaling capabilities for the
perfect video wall display in every
application. Backed by more than
30 years in the video wall display
market, Christie’s modular display
systems “go big” with cubes that
feature screen sizes from 50 inches
to 80 inches.
The new Christie Entero HB
display solutions offer exceptional
ease of installation in a wide variety
of cube sizes. It’s a purpose-built,
continuously self-managed system
that delivers exceptional levels of
reliability, flexibility and functionality
for utilities, government, security

and surveillance, and public and
emergency services – all with lower
power consumption and lower cost
of ownership.
“Christie’s new Entero HB series
of video wall displays are designed
for 24/7 environments, built on an
entirely new platform that offers
the highest performance in the
market today, and the promise of
new capabilities in the future with
simple software upgrades and room
for expansion,” noted John Stark,
Senior Director, Collaborative Visual
Solutions, Christie.
“With abundant size and resolution
options, it is a highly versatile display
solution that meets the needs of
end-users in the most demanding
environments. Most importantly,
they are backed by Christie’s
global reputation for quality,
unmatched service, and superior
customer support.”
Christie’s new Entero HB series is
based on advanced DLP, LED and
image processing technology – all

proven technologies for long life with
minimal maintenance requirements.
With Wi-Fi capability – an industry
first – as well as the traditional
control options, end-users are
always “in control,” whether using
the full-function IR remote keypad,
wireless devices or a standard PC.
The series features intelligent,
“hands’ off” self-monitoring, 12-bit
RGB colour sensing and monitoring,
as well as endless flexibility, from
screen size to native resolutions to
pixel density options – for the most
customisable video wall display
solutions in the widest range of
environments.
“In an ever-more demanding
world of control rooms where video
display walls are ‘too critical to
fail,’ Christie’s integrated solutions
deliver a flawless performance
every time,” said Stark. “Our
solutions start with proven solid
state technology and a true zeromaintenance design, to which we’ve
added a new optical platform, newly

designed high performance lens,
all new electronics, as well as
Christie proprietary circuitry and
firmware design. It all translates to
high resolution displays with 24/7
reliability, lower power consumption
and better light efficiency, quieter
operation, and intelligent, automatic
colour management that go
the distance.”

Christie’s Entero
HB display solution

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In Broadcast - February 2013
Contents
InNews: Sony's F65 Shoots First UK 4K Feature
InNews: Channel 5 Russia Modernises with Orad Solutions
InSound:: Cobalt Digital's Loudness Solutions
InView: Agile IP Video Delivery: STB Software Architectur
InView: Boxx TV Squares Up to HD Video
InFocus: Real-Time Motion Graphics Workflows
InFocus: Meduza Set to Ship Titan 3D Camera System
InForm: Sintecmedia Acquires US-Based Storer TV
InPlay: Christie Shows Entero HB Displays Cubes
InTech: The Power Overheard of More Pixels
In Broadcast - February 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - February 2013 - Contents
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In Broadcast - February 2013 - InSound:: Cobalt Digital's Loudness Solutions
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In Broadcast - February 2013 - InView: Agile IP Video Delivery: STB Software Architectur
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In Broadcast - February 2013 - InView: Boxx TV Squares Up to HD Video
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In Broadcast - February 2013 - InFocus: Real-Time Motion Graphics Workflows
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In Broadcast - February 2013 - InFocus: Meduza Set to Ship Titan 3D Camera System
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