Datapath today introduced a new KVM-over-IP solution called Arqa, the company’s first hardware-based KVM solution. Designed for command and control environments, as well as any application for those who need to monitor, control and share access from a variety of workstations, Arqa gives operators access to multiple remote sources without sacrificing video quality or round-trip latency. It supports up to 2,000 endpoints within a single 1Gbps switched video distribution network.
With built-in One Control technology, switching between multiple sources can be done with ease. Users can simply drag the cursor to the edge of their monitor and seamlessly glide through multiple sources of interest with zero latency, just as if all sources were connected locally. Datapath says Arqa uses an intra-frame compression algorithm that results in a significant latency advantage over other methods, such as h264, RDP, VNC. This aids in what Datpath says is “visually lossless” image quality.
Arqa can be controlled by Arqa Network Manager, a Windows-based application that handles network device discovery, device configuration, video routing, sharing configurations as well as administrator settings.
Here’s a video demo of Arqa from ISE 2020:
Datapath Arqa will ship in Q1 of 2020. All the specs are here.