Guntermann & Drunck is addressing what it says are the latest KVM trends for broadcast professionals with a range of products.
According to the company, KVM systems form a link between IT and broadcast structures, thereby offering operation across systems and independently from any platform.
One of G&D’s highpoints for broadcast professionals this year is the ControlCenter-IP matrix which is on-trend in offering true 4K signals over IP. Almost all components are plug and play devices, making it easier and more comfortable to install and operate the KVM-over-IP system. According to G&D, the system ensures ‘pixel perfect’ video transmission for DisplayPort (DP) 1.2 signals for resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at 60Hz. In addition, the company also offers modules for DVI single and dual link as well as DP 1.1 with support for all common resolutions. For this, G&D uses an in-house compression method for lossless transmission of video signals.
Another product is the DP1.2-VisionXG – a KVM extension system to extend high-resolution 4K and 8K video signals at 60Hz as well as 1080p at 240Hz, uncompressed and latency-free. The system transmits 8K resolutions up to 10,000m via optical fibre.
Another trend is seen in KVM matrix systems integrating fully into existing broadcast control and monitoring systems. G&D says its matrix systems can also be ideally used in combination with SMPTE 2110 workflows. It has now added new features for greater system stability and ease of use, such as the MatrixGuard. Within a matrix grid, the MatixGuard function ensures that if the database master fails, one of the matrix slaves takes over the role of the master and the system continues to run automatically without interrupting the work of the control room staff.
Increasing virtualisation and hybrid infrastructures in broadcasting are currently two of the most important aspects in the industry. G&D says it is responding to these trends by offering a ‘unique user interface’ for operating hybrid installations. The new RemoteAccess-CPU modules let customers seamlessly integrate virtual machines into KVM matrix installations.
In addition to access to physically existing computers, the new module also allows access to virtual machines – without the producer even realizing the difference: With a standardised overview, operators simply select the desired source, regardless of whether the computer is available in the server room or in the cloud.