NAB 2023: IHSE USA to Feature KVM Solutions, Expertise, and Demonstrations
IHSE USA announces it will showcase its latest KVM solutions designed to streamline workflows, strengthen security, and boost performance in booth N2946 at the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Solutions will include the new features of its Draco tera IP Gateway, the Draco Tactical Deployable KVM System, Draco CON app, and kvm-tec Series KVMoIP extenders.
Visitors to the booth will also experience Draco HFR extenders in action as two professional esports teams face off in a minitournament, which will be live streamed to IHSE’s Twitch channel. In addition, IHSE will take part in NAB’s speaking session, “Demystifying Display Management for Live Events.”
“In today’s fast-paced broadcast environment, the ability to instantly access essential equipment is crucial to every great transmission, whether in a broadcast studio, OB van, or post-production facility,” says Dan Holland, marketing manager for IHSE. “At the 2023 NAB Show, attendees will see how they can access any broadcast device, instantly. Our latest KVM solutions have been engineered leveraging nearly 40 years of experience, allowing operators, engineers, and producers to manage any device from any workstation while delivering greater flexibility, increased efficiency, and enhanced system security and reliability.”
Software-Based KVM Solution for IP Access From a Standard, Network-Connected PC
Making its NAB debut, IHSE’s Draco CON App is software that emulates the functions of a regular (physical) IHSE CON unit (decoder). Users only need an IP connection with sufficient bandwidth (at least 1G), low latency, and a suitable device such as a capable laptop or desktop PC to access a regular KVM network in real time. Utilizing the already available IT infrastructure, it provides access to KVM-connected devices as simply as possible without sacrificing security. A major benefit is that customers of IHSE’s proprietary KVM solutions can expand their system with IP-based components. The serviceability, safety, and reliability of an IHSE KVM system are maintained, while at the same time, the flexibility and simplicity of the transmission protocol over-IP are incorporated into the system. The Draco CON App offers maximum flexibility for existing as well as new customers and works with Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
Highly Secure KVM Bridging Over Existing IP Networks
At the booth, IHSE will showcase the new features of its Draco tera IP Gateway. The Draco tera IP Gateway provides IHSE KVM users with the ability to bridge multiple KVM matrixes over existing IP networks within buildings, across campuses, and between remote corporate offices. 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, with the full confidence of a highly secure KVM system.
Providing Secure Remote Access for Deployable Command & Control Environments
Built from the latest high-speed KVM technology components, the Draco Tactical Deployable KVM System is designed for remote command and control rooms used for real-time collaborative visualization demanded by many different organizational verticals. The Draco Tactical system brings together multiple actions within mission-critical environments. All electrical components, power, and cabling can be mounted inside a rugged, transportable, weather-resistant, and MIL-SPEC-compliant case. Because the Draco Tactical systems are built around common KVM components, users can create custom configurations to support multiple displays and projection requirements.
For video projection, each Draco Tactical system can support an MV4K60 advanced quad-screen video processor commonly used for multimedia presentations in tactical operation centers and command operation centers. This is beneficial when it becomes necessary to display up to four video images on a single projector or monitor. Further, IHSE has partnered with a leading shelter provider to support portable large-screen projection systems. These preconfigured and easily deployable systems can support screen sizes ranging from 60 inches to 190 inches wide and can accommodate all major projector resolutions up to 4K and 4,000 lumens.
IHSE Common Criteria/EAL 4-Approved Extenders Compliant to NIAP PP PSD 4.0
For organizations focused on critical infrastructure needs, attendees will also see the new Draco vario 487 Series of secure KVMA (keyboard, video, mouse, audio) extenders, which maintain optical isolation to protect multidomain AV distribution device sharing. To offer the highest level of optical separation, the 487 Series meets the strictest Common Criteria/NIAP data-security requirements for peripheral-sharing devices. Every model supports USB-HID for keyboard and mouse, DisplayPort/HDMI, and optionally audio. When these extenders are used as part of an IHSE secure KVM matrix, users can simultaneously control, and access classified and nonclassified sources through the same keyboard and mouse port.
kvm-tec Series Extenders for KVM-over-IP (KVMoIP) With 4K and Multiviewer Capabilities
On display will be kvm-tec’s Scalable Line, supporting networked 4K multiviewer capabilities over a 10G network switch. Unique features include the ability to control and manage up to 16 computer sources on a single display via a single keyboard and mouse. By simply moving the mouse inside the gridded cell and clicking, the mouse allows full control of the source. In addition, up to four Scalable receivers can be network-bonded to allow up to 64 sources across the four displays.
IHSE Contributes to NAB KVM Speaking Session
On April 18, at 1 p.m., in the Inspiration Theater located in Central Hall, IHSE will participate in the panel session, “Demystifying Display Management for Live Events.” The session will explore the keyboard and mouse – demystifying the behind-the-display infrastructure for fast access to multiple computers using rock-solid concepts explained by leading experts in the staging and entertainment business, including IHSE CEO and Managing Director Enno Littmann.
IHSE to Host Mini Esports Tournament
During the NAB show, IHSE will be live streaming from the booth throughout the day to their Twitch channel. Two professional gamers play the most popular games on a PC set to 240Hz, while signals are simultaneously frame-rate downscaled through an IHSE KVM switch to 60Hz for streaming to Twitch over typical production equipment. Attendees can connect to the IHSE Twitch channel throughout the day to check out the competition or watch it live at the booth as the real-time caster demonstrates how the KVM system is easily configured using the popular Streamdeck control panel.
IHSE Demonstrates Interoperability With Partnerships at the 2023 NAB Show
At IHSE’s booth, VuWall will demonstrate its video wall management solution, TRx. As VuWall’s core software platform, TRx is the perfect solution for seamless multivideo wall and single-display control and visualization. It is the only platform that distributes AV-over-IP signals and provides full-featured video wall management software. TRx features an intuitive interface with easy drag-and-drop operation, a built-in HTML-based control panel designer, scripting, advanced security and user rights management, and an extensive API. Thanks to its interoperable and hybrid design, it simplifies the deployment of complex AV-over-IP projects with a single centralized platform that installs easily while routing and servicing hundreds of sources without any programming.