IHSE Begins Shipping Draco MV42-H2DH Dual-Head HDMI 2.0 in the U.S; Showcase KVM Solutions at Rocky Mountain AVX

IHSE USA is now shipping its Draco MV42-H2DH dual-head HDMI 2.0 multiviewer in the United States. In addition, the company will also be showcasing its latest KVM solutions in Booth 800 at the 2021 Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo (AVX), taking place Nov. 3-4 in Denver.

Draco MV42-H2DH Dual-Head HDMI 2.0 Multiviewer
Designed to add flexibility to KVM management systems — while integrating seamlessly with IHSE’s full line of KVM extenders and switchers — the unit offers a unique set of visualization features for control rooms and other environments where monitoring and managing multiple active computers from a dual-head workstation is required.

“By combining the functionality of a classic multiviewer with a desktop switch, the MV42-H2DH enables the simultaneous operation of several computers from a single workstation, making it ideal for critical applications such as command-and-control centers where operators need to monitor multiple video signals at a glance,” says Dan Holland, marketing manager at IHSE USA. “In addition to delivering real-time image processing and control in these environments, features such as multiple viewing modes, audio de-embedding, instant previews, and more provide users with powerful tools to streamline any workflow.”

The MV42-H2DH multiviewer is capable of handling ultra-high-resolution video displays up to 4K/UHD at a 60Hz frame rate. Offering four dual inputs and two dual outputs, the solution allows for simultaneous playout in applications using dual-head displays or where a local and remote display need to be managed from a single source. The system’s individual screens can be arranged freely and displayed in different modes: fullscreen, quadscreen, picture-in-picture, preview, 2+2, and free mode. Screen layout changes can be made easily using the embedded on-screen display (OSD).

Support for USB-HID and USB 2.0 allow for full control of connected devices via a keyboard and mouse. The MV42-H2DH supports audio de-embedding to 8-channel digital or stereo analog, allowing embedded audio signals to be connected to a loudspeaker via a separate audio interface. Either the audio track of the currently active display or a combination of the various audio signals can be output so that relevant signal tones are heard at all times, regardless of the source.

The MV42-H2DH can provide immediate access to hundreds of endpoints when combined with a Draco Flex or Draco Enterprise KVM matrix system. Through keyboard hot-keys or on-screen display menus from a unit connected to the matrix, users can quickly access up to 32 hot-key PC sources per quadrant. Hot-key macros per input source can be configured by the KVM control system, allowing for instant previews of different computers or cameras.

As standard features, the 1RU chassis includes redundant power and ethernet connectivity for network control through the included Draco MV-Tool configuration and management GUI software. External control is possible via an API or GPIO interface. High-level 24/7 health and unit management are supported with integrated SNMP, SNMP, and SYSLOG capabilities.

Rocky Mountain AVX
To meet the real-time workflow demands for secure work-at-home solutions, the company will highlight its Secure IP Remote Access (SIRA) KVM Gateway solutions for remote KVM connections and Draco MultiView 4K60 for high-resolution video in large control rooms at government and commercial facilities.

“During this time of change in how we visualize work environments for sharing computer data between both the home and office, it’s become critical that the links between the two locations are reliable and secure,” says Holland. “We see the SIRA KVM Gateway as that confident link, while our multiviewer adds more monitoring control of real-time activities in remote session management.”

On display at AVX will be IHSE’s R488 SIRA Gateway for KVM, which reduces the time and cost of managing multisite computer sources by combining networked workstations and local computers under a single display management system. For industry applications like video production or broadcasting, workflow is tremendously improved when operators can share multiple computer sources, whether they are centralized or located across the globe. The new SIRA Gateway adds more flexibility to the Draco tera matrix series while securely isolating the core matrix and signal management from TCP/IP. Encrypted signal transmission via IP ensures protection of intellectual property while still offering the most flexible access to matrices connected from remote locations via private or public networks.

As the SIRA Gateway uses TCP/IP for its communications protocol across the internet — and translates it to the IHSE closed-loop protocol — computers connected to the fixed KVM switch can be accessed whether they are located in the same office, the same building, or in another city or country. The R488 SIRA KVM-over-IP connection provides 50 ms latency to support superior response for broadcast and other dynamic video applications.

Also on display will be the Draco MultiView 4K60. The KVM multiviewer enables simultaneous operation of four computers shown on a single display with full access from a single keyboard and mouse. Offering four inputs and two outputs, the 1RU 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 systems’ 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 instant switching between layouts. External control options are available via API or the GPIO interface.

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