Especially in clinics or hospitals, a multitude of signal sources and connections are required in the operating theatre and to other wall displays. The advantage of the kvm-tec extender is that everything runs via just one CAT X cable, this ensures a maximum of security for sensitive data traffic and hygenic matters.
The broadcasting industry and applications in media production as well as radio, studios are dependent on lossless transmission in real time and absolute reliable in order to reduce noise levels in the studio and prevent unnecessary heat remissions.
Multiple workstations can be connected to the computers in the engineering room with just a single CAT or fiber cable. Each user can access each computer.
With its fiber technology, the kvm-tec extender is the ideal solution in sensitive areas, which must be protected from wiretapping. The product offers maximum security against wiretapping.
Applications such as traffic control centers and control rooms – simply wherever lots of monitors and PCs are used and the concentration of the users at this noise level would be affected. Control rooms in particular require just this level of concentration, as many processes are running and being monitored on the monitors at the same time.
robust and reliable kvm-tec Extenders are just right for extreme usage conditions, such as high/low temperatures, and the dust-laden air found on many industrial production lines. kvm-tec Extenders allow space-intensive equipment to be removed, and ensure the best possible operational safety and reliability for permanent use.
FLEXline the clever, customized KVM-System
All FLEXline Extender have an ultra slim casing, are available in a single and dual version, have embedded sound are compatible with standard network components and are delivered with kvm-tec Switching Manager Software
FLEXline saves you space in a Rack - 4 single or 4 dual Extender in 1RU.
For point to point connection or in Matrix Switching Systems up to 100 endpoints, MAXflex and USBflex up to 1000 endoints.
Included kvm-tec Switching Manager Software - switch up@work- for intuitiv management in the Switching System.
Features - freeze last image, MAXflex with included mouse glide& switch as software feature
USB2.0 in-house development, USB save feature, USB Emulation Mode & USB Sharing
the technology developed by kvm-tec enables a perfect combination of video compression and low (< 5ms)
For high security at ciritical applications FLEXline single Extender are redundant.
4K Displayport 1.2 Extender over IP in fiber with a range of 300m/984 ft at a resolution up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz with perfect color coding at 4:4:4 @8 bit per color. USB and video is transmitted with only one cable. 4K videos can be transmitted in real time.
The perfect video transmission allows a delay-free transmission of the signals. Even extreme bit patterns are transmitted true to the original. Suitable for all applications requiring high precision.
Keep it simple and buy what you need
with the unique modular 4K system from kvm-tec, both modules can be upgraded later
The transparent USB 2.0 interface supports tablets and touchscreens, sound modules, printers and much more. Ideal for many applications. For memory sticks and USB hard drives the USB option is included.
The kvm-tec feature „USB save“ prevents the intrusion of viruses via the USB interface by deactivating mass storage devices.
KVM systems at low density are easy to manage, there is need to have deliberate installation and configuration by the administrator for at scale management. A small number of KVMs are manageable by the use of necessary tools like the command line, the Graphical user interface or On Screen Display (OSD menu). When an administrator wants to employ KVMs on large scale where thousands of servers or PC-targets are available, the administrator needs to employ careful measures like deliberate installation, continuous optimization, and careful configuration. This is because massive scale deployment requires cautious maintenance and servicing. A standard host software for building the desired KVM environment is necessary for the administrators to have a good and manageable system. A plan is required whenever an administrator wants to manage KVM at scale. “If you plan on expanding your network, always remember, you have to expand your bandwidth too” said Degenhard Trubacek network support engineer at kvm-tec. Some issues can create a nightmare scenario that damages the quality of the KVM deployment, and they include haphazard, unchecked growth and bandwidth bottlenecking. Therefore, to avoid these problems administrators need to have a standardized deployment for KVM hardware, they need to build the environment with scale in mind, automate the building process to save time and limit the manual interactions. Administrators’ would benefit from using kvm-tec’s Switching Manager Software which will support simple live migration, firmware updates and configuration access rights will also be required for there to be easy updating process.
Need for a dedicated network
There is need to have a separate dedicated network, and this is because High-performance KVM solutions have adopted a transformed way of implementing KVM. A standard network is required as the core infrastructure of its matrix systems, for there to be flexibility and scalability of the system. The need for having a dedicated network when building a matrix switching system is highly required. The matrix is a combination of switches and extenders enabling the user to have admittance to multiple computers over console, and the management tool regulates them all. Ensuring that there is a dedicated network for the KVM extenders and switch is a pivotal point when configuring a matrix network. The dedicated network is a connection that is not shared, and is more secure, as they can be isolated from the public internet (Rutkowski, Bassett, & Bellwood, 2016). A dedicated network has only its commitment on the packets of data transfers from transmitter, to the switch and to the receiver, ensuring that there is no disruption and less latency between switching. “KVM matrix system is using the full bandwidth of the network switches, e.g. 1GBit for full HD devices and 10GBit for 4k devices. This bandwidth has to support from and to any endpoint in the system. This is only possible to use structured cabling technics all over the system. When the network is used for other IT purposes, it could happen that there is not enough bandwidth left”. Said Dietmar Pfurtscheller, CEO kvm-tec.
In conclusion, KVM is a device that provides a various range of solutions and can be a great administrator tool to help manage the network. To reach the full potential of a KVM extender, there needs to be a dedicated network and always remember, “When you expand your network, you need to expand your bandwidth”.
Redundancy: Growing to become a mandatory norm in the IT industry
In today’s world there is a huge amount of focus on Digital transformation and with this comes the requirement of having IT infrastructure systems running 24/7 with minimum or no disruption in an unlikely event of failures This ranges from having dual power supplies inputs on individual units/devices to network system which can support multiple routes for network packets to be routed from source to destination and back and data backup and recovery with disaster recovery plan. Of course, all this come at a cost and with the requirement of having this Data available 24/7 with key focus on improved productivity and response time it is becoming absolutely crucial for companies to think about making their infrastructure redundant.
In the KVM world we often refer to the requirements of having KVM systems and the most important aspect and key of deploying matrix based KVM is to increase productivity and keep the CPU units holding the data in a physical climate control secure room with controlled access to the operators
This not only reduces noise and heat generated by the devices but also makes maintenance distraction free for both the IT department and the individual operators carrying out their day to day task. KVM extenders can transit signals in real time over a long distance with no loss in quality and operators don’t even realize that they are operating their computers remotely.
However, if these KVM/AV networks and extenders are not set with redundancy a small failure of a switch or a TX/RX unit can result in downtime and loss of productivity.
We at kvm-tec offer dual network ports on our tx/rx set in active/active mode to be connected to different switches and in case one switch fails the other one can still transmit the computer signal resulting in no loss of signal or productivity for the user.