In the fast-moving digital world, the ability to link company sites around the world and access computer systems at different locations from anywhere is becoming more important than ever.
Especially in light of the global Corona crisis, topics such as remote access to KVM installations and remote production and operation are essential.
How to access KVM systems over IP at any time and from anywhere
KVM manufacturer Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) has unveiled a new solution that enables users to remotely operate KVM systems via LAN, WAN and the internet. A stand-alone device that links the two worlds of KVM systems and networks, the RemoteAccess-GATE provides unblocked, BIOS-level access to connected computers worldwide, opening up new ways for remote operation from remote locations and improving the ways of providing IT support and collaboration between employees.
Using software or web clients on a PC, operators can establish a secure connection to the RemoteAccess-GATE via the internet, WAN or LAN to provide remote access to the KVM installation and the connected computers. G&D offers three different web clients in order to get the best possible result. The RemoteAccess-GATE supports 4K and Ultra-HD resolutions at 30Hz with a 4:2:2 sampling rate as well as HD resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz with a 4:4:4 colour depth. The stand-alone device uses HDMI video signals and embedded HDMI audio (digital). Adapters are available for VGA, DVI, Mini DisplayPort and USB-C. With the use of additional hardware, USB data can be transferred from the remote workstation via the RemoteAccess-GATE and the KVM installation to the local computer.
It is possible to use the device to connect to a single remote computer or to the entire KVM system. In addition, it allows simultaneous access for up to eight users. Configuration is possible via HTML browser or the serial service interface. The RemoteAccess-GATE is said to meet the highest security requirements and includes AES encryption, IP access control, user and group permissions, KVM session encryption and other security features.