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Our solutions are the result of continuous development work. With KVM solutions from G&D you get reliable and high quality devices with a great functionality.
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ControlCenter-IP. KVM-over-IP™ meets matrix
This centralised KVM matrix allows, in addition to the existing point-to-point connection of KVM-over-IP extender systems, switching of all connected computer and workstation modules and extends the ease of use and flexibility.
In order to use the full functionality of the ControlCenter-IP, this appliance is incorporated into the network in addition to each extender systems (CON and CPU). While the central routing itself is handled via standard network switches, the ControlCenter-IP takes over the logic in the network and optimises the accessibility of all devices among each other by allowing the switching between the CON and CPU modules. The user moves in a high-performance G&D matrix environment while leveraging the benefits of the flexible network.
Vision-IP. The extender systems with KVM-over-IP™ technology
Essentially, G&D systems use a dedicated cabling. Thus, especially powerful applications can benefit from using the full bandwidth and therefore guarantee an absolutely reliable transmission.
G&D now offers KVMs extender that allow access over IP structures. For this, the new KVM-over-IP extenders transmit signals via G&D’s KVM-over-IP™. Thus, users can use IP structures to access the connected computers.
Of course, G&D relies on the most recent encryption methods for your safety.
ControlCenter-Compact. Extension of the expansion stages
The ControlCenter-Compact matrix system enables distributed switching and extension of computer signals and thus the remote operation of several computers via different workstations. In order to provide you with even more options for your individual applications, the ControlCenter-Compact portfolio has been extended by further expansion stages.
- Expansion stages with 8/16/32/48/64/80/112/128/176 Dynamic Ports
- Transmission via CAT cables, fiber optics and mixed mode
Up to now, the ControlCenter-Compact was available in six expansion levels providing between 8 and 80 dynamic ports, which can be used either as input or as output. The systems are available in CAT, fiber and mixed versions. Six new versions with 176 CAT ports, 128 CAT ports, 32 fiber ports and mixed versions with 32 fiber ports and optionally 16/32/48/80 CAT ports have been added to G&D's portfolio.
DP1.2-MUX3-ATC. Fast switching for more security
The KVM switch DP1.2-MUX3-ATC enables the operation of up to three computers via one workstation. The high-performance system supports 4K resolutions at 60 Hz and allows you to switch sources without the hassle of delays or image interruptions. The switch is designed to meet the needs of the ATC environment for mission-critical applications – providing 100% secure, 24/7 operation at full performance.
Instant switching of DP1.2 signals using unique G&D technology.
DP1.2-MUX-NT & DL-DVI-MUX-NT
As successors of the DL-MUX series, MUX-NT systems also offer numerous security features. In contrast to DP1.2-MUX3-ATC, the video signal is switched purely on hardware basis. MUX-NT systems comprise the following variants:
DP1.2-MUX-NT for resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz (4K @ 60 Hz) at 24 bit color depth*
DL-DVI-MUX-NT for resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz (4K @ 30 Hz) at 24 bit color depth*
*Further VESA and CEA standardised resolution possible for video bandwith/pixel rate and horizontal/vertical frequency.
Expanded extender variants: CPU-UC and CON-2 to set up redundant clusters
The compressing G&D KVM extenders are now also available as CPU-UC and CON-2 variants. This makes it possible to set up redundant clusters for matrix operation.
In addition to mere matrix modules, the extenders offer the possibility of transmitting RS232 signals and provide a local console on the computer side.
DL-DVI-CPU and DL-DVI-Vision-CON. Transmission of dual-link DVI video
With DL-DVI-CPU target modules, you can connect a computer with DL-DVI graphics output to a digital matrix switch.
The DL-DVI-Vision-CON expands the portfolio of KVM extenders and enables the output of DL-DVI on the console side, which allows the use of monitors with a DVI interface, for example.
DP1.2-Vision. UHD and 4K@60Hz in matrix installations
Without the addition “XG” the DP1.2-Vision KVM extenders use the G&D-developed compression algorithm. Thus, the systems require less bandwidth to transmit signals – but still provide clear and visually lossless images without any latency. DP1.2-Vision supports DisplayPort 1.2 and thus resolutions up to 4K@60Hz.
The advantage of the reduced bandwidth are the improved possibilities of further processing. Thus, the extenders can be switched via G&D’s digital matrix systems. This way, if required, hundreds of workplaces are able to access an equally high number of systems.
Now UHD applications will also benefit from the full range of the many G&D matrix functions such as CrossDisplay-Switching, the integration in media control systems or the Push-Get function. Thus, large and distributed installations can be easily implemented thanks to G&D’s KVM matrix grid.
DP1.2-VisionXG. KVM extender for high-performance applications
The DP1.2-VisionXG KVM extender system transmits video signals transparent meaning pixel by pixel and without any compression. This way, all details remain visible even when it comes to high-resolution 4K images at the full refresh rate of 60 Hz and across the entire transmission distance.
The video channels of the DP1.2-VisionXG are working source synchronously and can be combined on the console side. This enables the display of 4K@120 Hz or 8K@30 Hz when using two video channels and 8K@60 Hz when using four video channels.
For the new DP1.2-VisionXG, fibre optics (or CAT) connect the KVM transmitter at the computer to the KVM receiver placed at the workstation. Despite distances of up to 10,000m between computer and workstation, the users operate their systems in a 1:1 connection without any latency.
ControlCenter-Compact - More matrix power from G&D
With the ControlCenter-Compact, the German KVM manufacturer presents a compact version of the ControlCenter-Digital. The digital matrix system succeeds the well-known DVICenter series.
According to G&D’s philosophy, the system is completely compatible with the DVICenter and ControlCenter-Digital series as well as their components for the connection of computers and workplaces. Significantly more expansion stages are offered. These follow the DynamicPort concept and can therefore be used variably as inputs or outputs. To archive the most flexibility, the systems are available as CAT and fiber variants as well as mix variants.
Another difference to the DVICenter is the performance of the new system. While the range for the actual signal transmission is identical, the system management provides more resources for an extensive database management. This especially meets the trend towards ever-increasing systems: For distributed installations, which interconnect many computers and workstations via cascade structures or using the KVM Matrix Grid™, the necessary database can be better managed. Just as is the case with the modular ControlCenter-Digital, the new name refers to the system’s performance class.
The ControlCenter-Compact includes the same functions as the other well-known G&D matrix systems. Of course, it also offers such popular features as the intuitive CrossDisplay-Switching, the Push-Get function for the optimal connection of video walls and the possibility of external system control.
Thanks to the system’s compatibility with other G&D components, Guntermann & Drunck GmbH once more demonstrates the long-term reliability of its installations. As usual, users benefit from the new system’s easy installation and operation. And since monitoring and SNMP are integrated as standard, the device is highly reliable for sophisticated tasks.
New compression method HDIP level 3
The latest development stage of “High-Dynamic-Image-Processing” is already used in the new DVI-Vision systems and the digital matrix systems. Even existing installations can now benefit from even more brilliant images. Especially when it comes to high resolutions and a large proportion of moving images, HDIP level 3 leads to significantly improved images and thus to smooth operation.
Therefore, G&D rely on their self-developed compression technology. As a manufacturer, we consider it a core competency to handle the transmission of video signals – an extremely important part of the KVM signal mix – ourselves. This gives us the opportunity for fast and qualified reactions to the ever-changing requirements of our customers who are now able to benefit from our in-house compression method.
Your existing matrix installations can now profit from a significantly improved video quality – even without any new hardware.
Please contact our support team to find out if we can provide you with a firmware update for your system.
To be able to use switching states directly within the system instead of having to separately trigger them from the outside, G&D now have expanded their control interface with a feature called scenario switching. This special kind of switching stores a certain amount of existing switching states to be used at a later point when activated via one single entry using the on-screen display
Scenario switching is now available for all digital matrix systems from G&D.
Facelift for DVI-Vision extenders
Operation via on-screen display or web interface and other features such as proactive system monitoring and the possibilities provided for the operation within a matrix are real-added value to users of the new DVI KVM extenders DVI-Vision-CAT and DVI-Vision-Fiber.
By default, DVI-Vision-CAT and -Fiber transmit the signals keyboard and mouse (USB and PS/2) as well as DVI video (up to 1920 x 1200 @60 Hz), audio and RS232. Depending on the variant, signals are transmitted via CAT cables or optical fibres. A basic system already includes all features required for operation and safety. Variants that additionally support transparent USB 2.0 transmission or multi-channel video (up to four video interfaces per computer) complete the range of features.
Matrix grid expansion for digital matrix systems
By default, G&D digital matrix systems can be expanded by means of a top-down cascade. The new KVM Matrix-Grid™ establishes a bidirectional communication between individual matrix switches. Now systems can be interconnected even more directly to facilitate larger installations. Thus, users are able to operate the system bidirectionally at multiple locations.
Two video signals on one line - DP-HR-DH
The new DH ( Dual Head ) variants allow the transmission of two video signals via one transmission cable. The following resolutions are possible:
- Single-channel operation : up to 2K @ 60Hz or 4K @ 30Hz
- Two - channel operation : up to 2 x 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
the new cabling comes with significant advantages: transmitting two video signals on one line saves 50% of the ports at the central switch – and therefore does not only result in less complex cabling but also in a significant commercial advantage, which can be in the form of a smaller matrix switch.
KVM extenders for 4K - DL-Vision
When processing and transmitting 4K contents, the multi-channel variant of the KVM extender DL-Vision comes in handy. In addition to transmitting keyboard, mouse, RS232 and USB 2.0 signals, the device easily handles video in 4K or Ultra HD.
The KVM extender transmits resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 or 3840 x 2160 pixels at the full frame rate of 60 Hz and with a colour depth of 24 bits resulting in high-quality images.
4K KVM extenders with DisplayPort - DL-Vision-DP
G&D have expanded their extender portfolio with a new variant including DisplayPort. The extender DL-Vision-DP uses optical fibers to transmit signals and is compatible with DL-Vision (M/S).
Thus, both systems can be combined. The versatile portfolio offers variants with up to four video channels and supports resolutions up to 4K.
DisplayPort “Hi-Resolution” (DP-HR-CPU and -CON) // 4K
DP-HR components let you integrate graphics cards and monitors with DisplayPort connectors at high resolutions into Control Center Digital and DVICenter matrix switch systems.
A bandwidth up to 300 Mpixels/s allows resolutions up to 2560x1600 / 60Hz. The transmission takes place via CAT cables or optical fibers (only for ControlCenter-Digital) thus allowing transmission distances of up to 10,000 m.
The new I/O-Card-Multi – Choose from even more signals
So far, I/O cards of the ControlCenter-Digital supported only the wide spectrum of signals provided by G&D’s portfolio. But the IT landscape – particularly the broadcast industry – uses many more standards. Therefore, remote computers that are connected via matrix switch system often require even more variety and thus more flexibility.
An aspect the I/O-Card-Multi takes into account: independent devices can be connected and their signals are switched and transmitted transparently. Thus, the new generation of cards allows users to benefit from an even wider variety of signals.
Audio-Transceiver-CAT and -Fiber
Audio-Transceiver-CAT or -Fiber signal extender systems extend and amplify audio signals. The system provides a digital as well as an analogue in- and output and consists of a computer module (computer side) and a user module (receiver).
The identical units can be interchanged. Transmission is carried out over CAT-x cables or optical fibers (range of optical fibers up to 10,000 m).
New MultiPower including Power status
MultiPower-6 and MultiPower-12 serve as the central power source of G&D devices that require an external power pack (12V – for example DVI-CPU). The devices provide output interfaces for up to twelve 12V devices.
We continually optimise our MultiPower products and provided our power devices with additional potential-free contacts that allow the external monitoring of the device status and increase the reliability of any connected devices.
The new Bridge function
To be able to continue using VGA-based KVM matrix systems and to integrate digital state-of-the-art solutions, G&D developed the Bridge function.
With the function, users can integrate CATCenter NEO clusters into digital matrix switch systems (ControlCenter-Digital or DVICenter) and operate the entire system over single one user interface.
Generic HID USB
HID, short for Human Interface Device, describes a device class of the USB standard. The support of this device class has been integrated into digital matrix systems as “Generic HID”.
With this functional expansion, you can connect any USB HID (e.g. touch screens or graphics tablets) directly to a console device and operate it via matrix without emulation.
When accessing a target via console, the HID is detected by the connected computer as if it were connected directly to the computer’s local USB interface.
Even older devices without the three USB interfaces labeled „Generic“ can use this feature with a simple firmware update.
Integrated transparent USB 2.0
Until recently, transparent USB 2.0 applications combined with our digital matrix systems required a separate transmission line as well as matching end devices.
Our newly-developed end devices with the marking “U” are now able to transmit transparent USB 2.0 over the same transmission line that is used for KVM signals.
Transmitting the entire range of functions therefore only requires one cable saving peripherals, transmission lines and ports at the central matrix switch.Support of all devices that support the USB 2.0 standard.