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New KVM product innovations for your application

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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New KVM product innovations for your application

Unlimited access with KVM-over-IP™

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.

Particularly in the broadcast industry, network systems tend to become more powerful. Therefore, G&D now offers a KVM extender that allows access over IP structures.

Especially outside broadcasts and working across locations require the possibility to access remote systems. For this, the new DP-Vision-IP transmits signals via G&D’s KVM-over-IP™. Thus, users can use IP structures to access the connected computers. Combinations with other G&D systems are also possible thus allowing complex installations with worldwide access. Of course, the German manufacturer relies on the most recent encryption methods and comprehensive access protection.

At this year’s IBC, visitors of stand 1.B10 will be able to experience the systems live, learn more about other new features and talk to the G&D team about their individual requirements.

Contact us for more information about the DP-Vision-IP


UHD and 4K@60Hz in matrix installations

At IBC 2016 G&D presents the new DP1.2-Vision KVM extenders. Without the addition “XG” they 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.

Contact us for more information about the DP1.2-Vision


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. There will also be more variants: The systems is available in five sizes from 16 up to 80 ports. All variants provide dynamic ports, which can be used either as input or output. For the first release, the ports are based on CAT cables. However, fiber systems and mixed variants will follow soon.

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.

More information about the ControlCenter-Compact


KVM extender for high-performance applications

DP1.2-VisionXG

The new DP1.2-VisionXG 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.

For the new DP1.2-VisionXG, fibre optics 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.

The new DP1.2-VisionXG systems expand the powerful G&D portfolio with another high-quality extender that will be presented first at ISE 2016 at Stand 10-K153 and the World ATM Congress 2016 at stand 337


New compression method HDIP level 3

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.

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Scenario switching

G&D scenario switching

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.

More information under IP-Control-API


Facelift for DVI-Vision extenders

The new DVI-Vision extender system

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.

More information about the new DVI-Vision extender systems


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.

More information about the KVM Matrix-Grid™ expansion


Two video signals on one line - DP-HR-DH

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.

 More information about the DP-HR-DH-CPU

 More information about the DP-HR-DH-CON


KVM extenders for 4K - DL-Vision

Rear view 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.

More information about the DL-Vision


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.

More information about the DL-Vision-DP


DisplayPort “Hi-Resolution” (DP-HR-CPU and -CON) // 4K

Rear view DP-HR-U-CON

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.

 More information about the DP-HR-CPU

 More information about the DP-HR-CON


The new I/O-Card-Multi – Choose from even more signals

I/O-Card-Multi

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.

More information about the I/O-Card-Multi


Audio-Transceiver-CAT and -Fiber

Audio-Transceiver

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).

More details about the Audio-Transceiver


New MultiPower including Power status

Rear view MultiPower12

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.

More information about the Multipower


The new Bridge function

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.

More information about the Bridge function


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.

Note:
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.

New contact details

Guntermann & Drunck GmbH Systementwicklung 

Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen - Germany
Phone: +49 271 23872-0
Fax: +49 271 23872-120

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