IHSE USA to Showcase Its Latest KVM Solutions at InfoComm 2023

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IHSE USA announced that it will showcase its latest KVM solutions for the ProAV industry at booth 2223 at InfoComm 2023, June 14-16 in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center. The company will highlight the Draco G-Flex KVM Matrix Series, the Draco MultiView 4K60 and KVM-over-IP solutions from kvm-tec that support full-4K resolutions. All are designed to offer KVM performance for demanding, high-resolution video in areas such as command and control, government, esports and commercial deployments.

“Command and control rooms, broadcast centers, urgent response centers and other professional media systems are continually growing and changing to provide superior service to their users and clients,” said Dan Holland, marketing manager at IHSE USA. “For these types of systems, IHSE KVM solutions deliver significant value. At InfoComm 2023, attendees will see this demonstrated in our latest Draco KVM solutions that offer industry-leading performance for security, reliability, efficiency, performance, quality, and low latency.”

With an integrated Draco tera IP gateway card, the Draco G-Flex KVM Matrix Series provides system designers with the ability to bridge multiple KVM matrix systems over an existing IP network. It combines the high levels of security and performance of the Draco tera KVM system with the flexibility and ease of connectivity inherent in IP-based communication. Therefore, it allows users to access remote computers and interact in real time with minimal latency and no visible artifacts. The Draco G-Flex matrix starts with 16 physical ports and eight gateway ports in one RU. The series can be expanded up to 152 physical ports and eight gateway ports in four RUs. Systems are available in 1G copper, 1G fiber, 3G copper or 3G fiber. For systems needing a mixture of fiber and copper, the Draco G-Flex can be customized to fit almost any type of hybrid fiber/copper requirement.

The Draco MultiView 4K60 enables the simultaneous operation of four computers displayed on a single display, with full access from a single keyboard and mouse. Offering four inputs and two outputs, the 1-RU solution is capable of handling four ultra-high-resolution video displays up to 4K/UHD at a 60Hz frame rate; users simply move the mouse from one display region to another. With programmable keyboard commands, real-time switching between video sources is also possible. By default, the system’s individual screens can be arranged freely and displayed in different modes: full-screen, quad-screen, picture-in-picture, preview, 2+2 and free mode. Presets allow for switching between layouts. External control options are available via API or the GPIO interface.

Thanks to the compression technology and unique conversion processing, kvm-tec’s media4Kconnect series delivers full-4K resolutions in 4:4:4 color space and is compatible with 10G network switches. The media4Kconnect models are available in different versions to support stand-alone extension, redundancy, or — in a fully uncompressed version — up to 4K. These extenders can be used as high-performance, low-latency KVM point-to-point connections or as part of a larger KVM switching system. Switching can be done through either the on-screen display menu or directly through the provided kvm-tec switching manager software. The media4Kconnect provides a full array of user features to allow customized setups to eliminate the need for external signal and conversion adapters. For instance, the units can be configured to support two images that can be simultaneously displayed as either dual-4K, 4K+downscaled HD or upscaled 4K and HD. These units support 4K DisplayPort 1.2 using a single duplex fiber-optic SFP module that extends the signals up to 300 meters (984 feet) with multimode fiber or up to 120 kilometers (74.5 miles) with single-mode fiber. Signals are transmitted with full 4:4:4 at 8-bit color in standard models or up to 4:4:4 at 10-bit in uncompressed models. Standard 4K resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at 60Hz are achievable with low latency and delay-free transmission, according to IHSE USA.

The kvm-tec ECOsmart series of zero-space transmitter extenders for the extension of keyboard, mouse and video supports signals up to 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz or 1080p60 for real-time video. The ECOsmart is offered in a “compact, ruggedized” aluminum case that can be powered via a USB port on the computer source or with an external power supply. This flexibility makes ECOsmart the perfect KVM extender where rack space is limited and signals must be distributed long distances away from the source. The compact form factor boasts full-size features such as mouse-glide for using a single keyboard and mouse across multiple monitors, USB 2.0 for card readers, and other high-speed peripherals that can be configured when combined with kvm-tec’s FlexLine and media4Kconnect line of receiver extenders.