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What Aspects Make Broadcast
Technology Really Powerful?
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or decades, KVM systems have been
an integral part of the broadcast
sector. TV stations, production houses,
OB vans or post-production studios
all use KVM systems to link classic
broadcasting technology and their
infrastructure to IT technology and to
move more towards IT-based studios.
But how do KVM systems become really
efficient?
Guntermann & Drunck is focusing
on usability and the seamless
integration of its products into the
operating environment as well as on
high-quality KVM products made in
Germany. Or in other words, on letting
users operate G&D KVM systems as
easily, intuitively and user-friendly
as possible. KVM systems help move
powerful computers out of studio
and production areas and into airconditioned
equipment
rooms.
Producers, however, still have full
access to all computers to be able
to switch to the right systems at the

right time. Therefore, they do not even
realise that they operate their systems
remotely.
The wide range of user-friendly
functionalities such as CrossDisplaySwitching via mouse cursor shows
how much G&D thinks about their
users and the user-friendly operation
of their systems. The feature has
been specifically designed for multimonitor
workstations
that
access
multiple
computers
at the same time. The mouse
acts as if on a "virtual desktop"
and can be moved seamlessly
across the connected displays.
When moving the cursor from
the active to an inactive display,
the
keyboard-mouse
focus
automatically switches to the
connected computer. This lets
users create multi-monitor user
stations, which can be operated
with one set of keyboard and
mouse. Here, special LEDs

indicate the active channel. Thus,
producers, directors or staff members
of post-production always see on
which computer they are currently
working.
In addition to a range of integrated,
useful functionalities, you can use
special services to control G&D
matrix systems over network. This
way, external control options can

G&D: CrossDisplay Switching

MultiDyne Opens Cable Lab
Adds Transport Frame
M

ultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic
Systems has been approved
as a Certified opticalCON Assembler
(COCA) for Neutrik opticalCON fibre
cables.
MultiDyne's specialised Fiber Lab
has joined a very small group of
businesses approved to assemble the
opticalCON range of rugged fibreoptic cables. Customers now have the
option of purchasing all components
of a complete fibre transport solution
directly from MultiDyne or through
its global dealer network - or simply
purchasing new opticalCON cables to
upgrade existing fibre systems.
In addition to joining the exclusive

MultiDyne
VF-9000 Fibre
Transport Frame

Certified: MultiDyne Fiber Lab

Neutrik COCA network, MultiDyne has
also received training and approval to
assemble LEMO tactical fibre cables in
house, giving its customers even more
choices for high-quality fibre cables.
Frank
Jachetta,
President,
MultiDyne, said: "The MultiDyne Fiber
Lab represents a
natural progression
for MultiDyne as an
enterprise, allowing
us to solve problems,
reduce costs and increase quality
control for our customers worldwide."

be added to any system-specific
operating concept. For an easier
start, G&D provides its own remote
GUI as graphical user interface. It is
also possible to integrate G&D matrix
systems into control concepts such
as KSC Core, VSM or Avid's ProTools.
No matter where they are located -
each computer can be connected to
the desired projection media and/or
operator screens. In the perfect
symbiosis between the IT and
the broadcast world, the matrix
can also automatically follow
complex application processes.
With
their
user-friendly
functionalities and many new
product
innovations,
G&D
take account of the trends in
the broadcast industry and
currently offer the broadest
range of KVM systems available
on the market.

MultiDyne will demonstrate and
discuss Neutrik and LEMO cable
assemblies as part of its overall fibre
transport business strategy at IBC.
Addressing the growing need for
higher signal density, format flexibility
and operational versatility within a
fibre transport frame, the MultiDyne
Fiber Optic Solutions VF-9000 is a
compact 1RU solution available in 18
and 36-channel versions.
The higher signal density is
immediately impressive for customers
working in ENG, sports production

and other applications with high
channel counts. Users can support up
to 36 video signal conversions across
HD, 3Gb/s and 12G from one unit,
with automatic configuration of all
inputs and outputs based on several
parameters.
From there, users can mix any
combination of optical and copper
connections to achieve the desired
balance of inputs and outputs. The VF9000 automatically recognises the SFP
module connections, and transitions to
the proper configuration upon coming
online. A robust multiplexer feature
combines 18 signals over one singlemode fibre for efficient, high-density
signal transport. VF-9000 systems can
easily mix in audio, Ethernet, reference
and other data signals based on
specifications at the time of order.
Likewise, the VF-9000 strengthens
operational versatility by enabling
signal regeneration and wavelength
shifting within the same frame. A webbased GUI ensures visibility of signal
health and conversion status across all
inputs and outputs, as well as internal
parts such as fans and power supplies.
The VF-9000 offers two hotswappable AC power supplies to
establish redundancy.


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