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KVM System Trends
Contributing Editor David Kirk rounds
up the latest developments in the
KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse
technology...

T

he
run-up
to
Integrated
Systems Europe (Amsterdam
RAI, February 11 to 14) is
an appropriate time to be
exploring new developments
in KVM (keyboard, video and
mouse) control systems.
Among the most obvious trends are
support for 4K and IP. Equally obvious
is the impending impact of 5G. IHSE
CEO Enno Littmann puts this into
context:
"KVM switching and extension
solutions directly connect individual
users to physical and virtual
computers, securely, quickly and
on-demand." He adds: "Users enjoy
unconstrained, totally reliable and
immediate access to dedicated
applications running on hardware
resources hosted in centralised
secure equipment rooms. 5G network
provides the 'last mile' wireless
connection via cellular technology to
mobile device users so they too can
enjoy the full benefits of a distributed
system.
"For mobile users, it is as though all
computers on the network are within
touching distance, providing them with
the same secure connectivity as local
users. This will allow mobile users to
access and manage critical control
systems with confidence, freeing them
from the fixed control locations of the
past. Plant managers, rapid response
teams and incident controllers will
benefit from the ability to physically
move around a site whilst remaining in
full control.
"In other fields such as broadcasting,
office collaboration and esports
eventing, the ability to access distant
computers with total reliability will
make it easier to operate processorhungry applications from simple
mobile devices. Remote content
creation and production, collaboration
with colleagues and high speed video
access will be greatly improved
through local action on distant
computers."

Apantac's Crescent KVM switch

IHSE's Draco Vario DVI
offers long distance extension

Adder Infinity 4000
offers dual-head high-performance 4K IP

Adder Technology claims its Infinity
4000 to be the world's first dualhead high-performance 4K IP KVM
extender operating over a single fibre.
Delivering 4K60 via USB2.0, it can be
used as a point-to-point extender or
integrated into a wider matrix. It also
allows isochronous communication
which introduces plug and play
support for USB devices and third
party tools. An internally generated
browser on the receiver unit allows
users to view all end points, alter
settings and configure the extension.
Apantac offers a range of KVM over
IP interfaces running over a GigE
network. Applications include VGA,
DVI, HDMI input/output support at
resolutions up to 4K/30,
power over Ethernet
and single or dual
transmission or reception
in a single module, as well
as IP transport over copper or
fibre. The interfaces can be used to
extend or switch video, keyboard and
mouse functions, USB 2.0, embedded
and analogue audio and RS232 and
infrared. Resolution scalers are
included in the receivers, reducing
the monitor stabilisation time after a
switch. The scalers (one monitor per
receiver) also allow users to create
video walls of up to 8x8 displays. Up
to four workstations can be switched
via the configuration software. USB 2.0
devices such as touch screens, tablets
or USB drives are also supported.
Each transmit and receive module is
autonomous and has a configuration
web page.

Apantac offers a variety of modules,
each including a magnetic base for
quick installation. A KVM over IP Tx
card is available for the openGear
platform. Up to 10 OG-KVM-IP-Tx cards
can be mounted in a single openGear
chassis with redundant power supplies.
Black Box's Emerald Unified KVM
platform includes Emerald 4K and
Emerald
SE
transmitter-receiver
pairs connecting workstations with
remote computers and servers via
up to 10km of single-mode fibre, or
further using IP. The Emerald Remote
App eliminates the need for additional
hardware receivers.

Black Box Emerald
Unified KVM platform

Guntermann & Drunck's DP1.2VisionXG KVM extenders are designed
to handle 4K and 8K video signals
at 60Hz uncompressed. The devices
are available as variants displaying
one, two, three and four video
channels. The video channels of
the DP1.2-VisionXG operate sourcesynchronously and can be combined
on the console side. This enables the
display of 4K at 120Hz or 8K at 30Hz
when using two video channels, and
8K at 60Hz when using four video

channels. Optical fibres (9/125┬Ám
single-mode) can be used to transmit
signals over distances of up to 10km.
Image data is integrated with the USB
2.0 keyboard, mouse and audio data.
The extender consists of a computer
module (transmitter) and a console
module (receiver). The computer
module also provides a local port to
connect a console module.
Alongside state-of-the-art extender
technology for 4K resolutions, IHSE
now raises the bar with unmatched
performance in higher refresh
rates to support esports and gamer
demands with the Draco Ultra Gaming
Extenders. For next generation
professional
gamers
demanding
these higher fresh rates, IHSE has
introduced the new Draco ultra DP
Gaming Extenders supporting refresh
rates up to 240Hz at full 1080p
resolutions. For competition gaming
stations where computers need to be
located at distances that exceed the
reach of copper cables these
KVM display management
extenders can be used
by gamers and esports
players to make sure
they will continue to see sharper
visuals during fast action game-play.
Additionally, moving the mouse will
feel smoother compared to a more
typical 60Hz display.
Traditionally, KVM extenders place
a hard cap of 60 frames per second
between an extended cable connection
which means gamers would not
fully benefit from the enhanced
responsiveness of higher frame
rates. IHSE's Draco ultra DP Gaming
Extenders constitute a new generation
of digital KVM signal extension using

Guntermann & Drunck's
DP1.2-VisionXG KVM extenders


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