Broadcast Asia 2019: G&D Gets Set With Latest in KVM Technology

At Broadcast Asia from June 18-20, Guntermann & Drunck (Booth 4G3-07) will be presenting KVM technologies for broadcast professionals. They will demonstrate how to efficiently deploy large, distributed IT installations to achieve a high degree of flexibility and scalability for TV stations, post-producers or OB vans.

One will be the new ControlCenter-IP. This all-new 1Gb KVM-over-IP matrix switching system offers pixel perfect video transmission and ultra-low latency. The system enables highly scalable and flexible distributed switching of computer signals via standard IP-based networks and over existing network infrastructures. G&D’s new KVM-over-IP matrix switching system offers Broadcaster’s platform-independent, operation and extensive interoperability. The fully IP based system consists of the ControlCenter-IP and the recently released IP extenders that form a powerful matrix to transmit KVM-over-IP. By using standard, 1 Gb network components, existing or new IT structures can now be implemented and scaled easily with added design flexibility. Just as network infrastructure takes over the transport of IP packets, the ControlCenter-IP contributes the system management logic.

Extending 4K over IP
The new G&D system for KVM-over-IP extends real 4K over IP and ensures pixel-perfect video transmission for DisplayPort 1.2 signals for resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz. In addition to solutions for DP 1.2, the company also offers modules for DVI single and dual link as well as DP 1.1 with support for all common resolutions. All of them are utilizing G&D’s technologies for minimizing latency while still providing lossless images.

What Else to Expect
The company will be further presenting its extensive classic KVM portfolio. The KVM matrix switches, ControlCenter-Digital and ControlCenter-Compact, create the backbone of the computer infrastructure by allowing flexible, distributed access of producers to outsourced computers – remote, pixel-perfect and, of course, free of latency and delay. Both systems enable the transmission of video signals with a resolution of 4K at 60Hz – with optimal image quality and latency-free operation. Depending on the project requirements both systems are available in a wide range of expansion stages. The ControlCenter-Compact is available with 8 to 176 ports and can be combined with both the ControlCenter-Digital and all end components. The ControlCenterDigital is a modular matrix system which is available with 80, 160 or 288 dynamic ports. So both systems support growing IT installations and are increasingly acting as a key between IT and broadcast, becoming the perfect bridge for connecting both worlds.

A wide range of user-friendly features offers high user comfort for everyone involved. The intuitive CrossDisplay-Switching, a Push-Get feature, Scenario switching, and many others make operation of all G&D systems easy and efficient.