Guntermann & Drunck's history
Guntermann & Drunck started out with developing hardware to support software trainings in 1985. Thanks to our commitment to continuously expanding our portfolio, G&D is now regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of analogue and digital KVM solutions.
1985 - Year of Foundation
Guntermann & Drunck was founded in 1985 by Mr Udo Guntermann and Mr Martin Drunck.
The company's first product, the Video-Net, was distributed by Philips and provided hardware support for software training.
The device enabled users to switch the monitor content of the central training computer to any other monitor.
1987 - Expanding the Portfolio
The growing demands for video technology and the continuing development of G&D products resulted in a new multi-functional PC network called VN-32 plus. This device was capable of transmitting both video images and keyboard signals.
Spin-offs from this product - such as the Multi-Video Bar - opened new markets.
The Multi-Video Bar transmitted all common video standards to any number of monitors - and could already be cascaded. And even back then custom-made cables were provided for individual requirements.
1991 - The First KVM Switch
In answer to the demands of the European market, G&D developed the "Multi-PC Control (MPC)" switch, the first KVM switch that could operate up to ten computers over one console.
This product combined already implemented solutions for extending, distributing and switching computer signals.
1995 - KVM Switch No. 2
Based on the MPC, the first KVM switch in its current form was developed in 1995. Providing the basic functions of today's G&D products, the miniMUX can be considered the "grandfather" of G&D's KVM switches.
The development in the server market at that time was beneficial to G&D: Instead of large mainframe solutions, small server farms came to the fore, and personal computers entered every day life.
Today, Guntermann & Drunck look back on more than 25 years of experience in the KVM industry and can rely on their team of developers as well as their own production and service team.
Analogue KVM switches have developed into well-engineered out-of-band management solutions for various IT infrastructures.
Strong employee retention, a powerful partner network and a high degree of customer loyalty are only few of the strengths that make Guntermann & Drunck a reliable partner for KVM solutions.
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