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IHSE Draco KVM-Matrix Switches
Support Broadcast IT Workflow
Computer-based files and editing software are becoming more and more prevalent in the broadcast
industry, and with them comes the problems of file management and computer access…

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here extremely large files
must be made accessible and
shared amongst computers that
may be physically remote from the
terminals that are used to operate
them, a proven and robust solution
that is rapidly gaining popularity
in TV and film studios, postproduction and editing houses is
the KVM-matrix switch.
This is a device that operates on
computer data in a similar manner
to the video matrix that connects
broadcast video sources to displays
and transmission equipment. A KVM
matrix switch allows computers
to be located wherever is most
convenient and can dynamically
select and connect any of them to
a specific keyboard, video screen
and mouse over a Cat X or fibre
connection, as well as providing
bidirectional USB2.0 data transfer
and HID connection. Comprehensive
control and management tools
enable single and shared connection
to be made and by using stored
configurations, quick and easy
device interconnection can be made
to suit any operating environment.
The Draco tera is the latest
generation of KVM switches from
IHSE and operates with data rates
up to 3Gbps, delivering artefact-free,
full motion video at HD resolution.
Support for single, dual and quadhead devices means that today’s
current HD, 4K and 3D technologies
are accommodated with capacity to
include future formats. It is available
in chassis sizes from eight ports to
288 ports with plug-in I/O modules
allowing any configuration of inputs
and outputs, suitable for the smallest
studio or SNG van, up to the largest
broadcast organisation or OB truck.
Very large installations above 288
ports can, and have been, achieved

using cascading of devices.
A further feature offered by the
Draco tera is the ability to handle
true video formats. So, for example
the HD-SDI video stream from Final
Cut Pro can be switched at the same
time as the editing desktop to the
user’s terminal. This is achieved
by controlling the HD-SDI signal
though the switch, without having
to install parallel data and video
switching networks.
The versatility and flexibility of
the Draco range of KVM switches
make it an essential tool in today’s
broadcast world, for a host of
different applications:

OB Vehicles
Facility House Broadcast Partners,
the Netherland’s newest full-service
facility management company
for the television industry uses a
Draco KVM-matrix switch to route
and manage PC-based, graphics,
video, and data content to several
workstation terminals in the vision
and audio mixing areas of their
latest outside broadcast vehicle.
IHSE’s Draco KVM-matrix switch
populated with 32 input ports and
16 output ports supports full HD
content up to 1920 x 1200 DVI-D
resolution over the CatX cabling
installed in the vehicle.

Post-Production
Shapeshif ter Post of fers
custom-tailored edit solutions
and workflows for commercial,
promotional, feature film, television
show and live events. Shapeshifter
installed an IHSE Draco switch
when the company needed a robust
solution that could support all input
devices without issue; including
Avid Symphony, DS, and Media
Composer, De Vinci Resolve, and

Keyboards, monitors, touchscreens, mice and USB devices are instantly
connected to any computer

IHSE Draco KVM-matrix switches are capable of switching PC signals and HD Video
allowing editing workstations to instantly switch to any desired application

Final Cut Pro workstations. An
editor may work in one bay for
picture editing to quickly move to
another to add in special effects.
An entire production house’s
resource is instantly accessible at
every workstation.

National Broadcaster
NDR, Norddeutscher Rundfunk,
Germany’s nor thern T V and
radio broadcaster delivers four
TV channels from four studio
complexes in Hamburg. Similar setups in all four studios comprising
dedicated Draco KVM-matrix
switches enable up to 16 source
computers to be connected to
32 user terminals in each studio,
providing full access to digital
content up to full HD resolution
content with no latency, using
single-link DVI connectivity over
CatX cable. At each user station the
user has a terminal with keyboard,
mouse and video connection
and USB interface. In addition,
serial RS232 connectivity allows
touchscreen monitors to be used
to control individual PCs.
Stored selections allow the
terminals in any studio to be
quickly configured to a particular
presenter’s requirements to suit
the specific programme being
transmitted, making them universal
in use. Personalised settings and
configuration enable each presenter
to arrange data and control
applications, such as information,
email, traffic webcams and internet
access onto the screens to their own
personal preference, making it easier
for them to access information
quickly whilst on air.

Hollywood Sound Studio
Skywalker Sound is one of the
largest, most versatile full-service
post-production facilities in the
world, with approximately 100 audio
workstations. On a typical day, up
to six people are working on each
Dub Stage using an IHSE Draco
KVM-matrix switch to access any
of the 48 systems that reside in one
central machine room. Editors and
mixing engineers can easily switch
between multiple workstations from
their location on the stage.
This Draco installation is a recent
replacement of a previous eight
year old analogue system. The
new IHSE Draco system provides
a much higher resolution and higher
picture quality to the artists using
the system than the previous one.
The Draco solution also allows
content to be delivered to HD
projectors for immediate access.
At a moment’s notice Skywalker can
display content or tools on anything
connected to the HD-KVM Matrix.

IHSE Draco KVM-matrix switches
use Flex-Port technology to connect
any port to an input or output device


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InNews: Rogers Opts for Quantel at City Montreal
InNews: Vizrt and Mosart Enter Newsroom Partnership
InForm: Istreamplanet Live-Video Workflow
InReply: BSI Wireless Camera Captures the Action
InFocus: Sound Devices Pix 240 Sprints Ahead
InView: Bradley Engineering Focuses on Remote Camera Control Systems
InView: Government Tax Breaks: The Devil Is in the Detail
InMedia: In Demand Uses Aja to Create Promotional Content
InMedia: Ihse Draco Kvm-Matrix Switchers Support Broadcast It Workflow
InMedia: Media Production - the Next Generation
In Broadcast - June 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - June 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - June 2013 - InNews: Rogers Opts for Quantel at City Montreal
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InForm: Istreamplanet Live-Video Workflow
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InReply: BSI Wireless Camera Captures the Action
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InView: Bradley Engineering Focuses on Remote Camera Control Systems
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InView: Government Tax Breaks: The Devil Is in the Detail
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InMedia: In Demand Uses Aja to Create Promotional Content
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InMedia: Ihse Draco Kvm-Matrix Switchers Support Broadcast It Workflow
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InMedia: Media Production - the Next Generation
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