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Expansion

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Expand the possibilities of your analogue matrix system

Any hardware components are connected to the CATCenter NEO and thus fully integrated into operation. Power-switching, for example, can be carried out in the OSD. Use the devices' web interface to install and activate any firmware expansions.

Expand the possibilities of your analogue matrix system

Availability of expansions sorted by products

CATCenter NEO

Rear view CATCenter-NEO16

Hardware Expansions

  • Remote Power
  • More computers
  • More consoles
  • More range

Firmware expansions

  • TS function
  • Push-Get function
  • IP-Control-API

CATCenter X

Rear view CATCenter X2

Hardware Expansions

  • Remote Power
  • More computers

Firmware expansions

  • TS function
  • Push-Get function

CompactCenter X

Rear view CompactCenter X2

Hardware Expansions

  • Remote Power

Hardware expansions

Any hardware components are connected to the CATCenter NEO and thus fully integrated into operation. Power-switching, for example, can be carried out in the OSD.

We provide the following hardware expansions:

  • Remote power-switching with HardBoot CCX
  • Increasing the number of computers by cascading with other CATCenterNEO switches
  • Increasing the number of consoles with UC products
  • CATpro2-UC (double the number of consoles, applicable for backup systems)
  • UserCenter CAT8 (multiply number of consoles by eight)
  • Increasing the system's range up to 10,000 m by integrating an optical fibre line (NEO-FiberLink)

Remote power with the HardBoot CCX

Front view HardBoot CCX

The HardBoot CCX is especially designed for the use with G&D matrix switches. The device switches up to 128 users per matrix switch.

The remote power switch supplies eight AC outlets per device. The outlets are divided into two different power circuits with four outputs each. Up to 16 HardBoot power switches can be integrated into one power cluster (= 128 outputs).

The 128 outputs can be grouped individually so that redundant power packs are supported as well (up to 3 AC outputs per CATCenter CPU port).

A serial connection links the HardBoot CCX to the CATCenter. The power switch is operated via CATCenter OSD.

For more information on the HardBoot, please visit Power Switches.

More computers by cascading

By cascading, CATCenter X and NEO systems can be expanded on the computer side. Any CATCenter central modules can be interconnected. When cascading different types of CATCenters, the most powerful device should be the master device within the cascade since the master carries out all controlling tasks.

If the CATCenter NEO is used as master, the whole cascade can be configured via network. The CATCenter NEO can also serve as master for CATCenter X devices.

Increase the number of consoles

UC products come in handy if the number of consoles exceeds the number of  available ports at the device.

The consoles can be expanded by placing UC products between computers and CATCenter Neo. UC variants are employed instead of - or, when combined with the UserCenter CAT8-Audio, in addition to - CATpro2 computer modules.

  • Doubling of consoles = any CATpro2-UC variant
  • up to eight times more consoles = UserCenter CAT8-Audio

UC products multiply a computer's keyboard, video, and mouse interfaces. Now, a computer can be integrated into several CATCenter clusters. Combined with the required number of central and user modules, this increases the number of consoles.

With CATpro2-UC

CATpro2-UC

Each computer that is provided with the CATpro2-UC can be connected to two CATCenters (RJ45 sockets). CATpro2-UC variants are applied instead of the standard CATpro2 modules. Depending on the NEO variant, you can build between 8 and 32 consoles.

This requires

 

  • 1 × CATpro2-UC target module per computer
  • + UCON depending on the number of additional consoles
  • + CATCenter NEO depending on the number in cluster 1

Details regarding the CATpro2-UC are given in the section computer modules.

With UserCenter CAT8-Audio

Rear view UserCenter-CAT8

The UserCenter CAT8-Audio is employed with CATpro2 computer modules. Depending on the NEO variant, you can build between 32 and 128 consoles.

This requires

  • 1 × UserCenter CAT8-Audio for four computers
  • + number of UCONs depending on the number of additional consoles
  • + (max. 7 ×) CATCenter Neo depending on the number in cluster 1

Increasing range with NEO-FiberLink erhöhen

NEO-FiberLink expansions increase the system range within a CATCenter NEO cluster to up to 10,000 m. The system consists of the TX module (slave side) and the RX module (to CATCenter NEO).

The signals are transmitted via multimode (50/125μm und 62,5/125μ) or singlemode (9/125μm) fibre optics (two fibres). The pair of NEO-FiberLink devices is placed between two CATCenter NEO (master + slave or slave 1 + slave 2). Each NEO-FiberLink system extends two accesses.

NEO-FiberLink is also available as twin variant "Twin-NEO-FiberLink". This version unites two identical NEO-FiberLink modules behind one blind. This way, two modules can be placed on only one rack unit.

Layout NEO-Fiberlink
Rear view NEO-FiberLink(S)-2Tx
Rear view NEO-FiberLink(S)-2Rx

Firmware expansions

Use the devices' web interface to install and activate any firmware expansions.

We offer the following firmware expansions:

  • TS function - (use multiple UCONs to create a multi-monitor console and operate it over one keyboard/mouse)
  • Push/Get function - (move the image - or image and operation - of your console to another UCON or get the image from there)
  • IP-Control-API - (create an interface to switch/operate the CATCenter NEO over network using a third-party program)

Safe periphery - work logical

Layout TradeSwitch-function

Function: UCON pooling

Operation: via hotkeys

Application requirement: Activation through master

Availability: within one cluster

The TradeSwitch function combines up to 16 user modules (UCON) to one logical console. This logical console can be operated using only one keybord/mouse but provides several monitors (multi-monitor console). Even large-screen projections can be integrated.

Via hotkey, keyboard and mouse focus can be assigned to one any UCON of the logical console. Ten hotkeys that can be individually defined are available.

The 16 user consoles can be grouped in work groups of any size (e.g. eight groups with two UCONs).

Optimised collaboration

Layout Push-Get-function

Function: interaction between UCONs

Operation: via OSD

Application requirement: Activation through master

Availability: within one cluster

The Push-Get function allows you to push the screen content of a target from one screen to another – or to get it from there. This console can also be a large screen projection.

This way, up to 16 operators can exchange and share screen contents and tasks.

Switching commands via network

Layout IP-Control
Customer's example GUI-IP-Control

Function: CATCenter remote control over IP

Operation: via user interface programmed by customer

Application requirement: Activation through master + programming of a user interface by the customer

Availability: system (several clusters)

The IP-Control-API function is used to forward switching commands via network to the CATCenter NEO.

This way the system can be operated independently of any UCON user module. Each computer can access the desired projection media and/or operator displays.

We provide the programming interface (Windows DLL or Linus SO) - you program the user interface.

IP Control allows you to:

  • receive latest information on the current switching statuses
  • cancel all switching statuses (disconnect)
  • retrieve information on computer statuses
  • administrate the Push-Get function over network (but without integrated OSD)

List of item numbers


Expansions - CATCenter NEO

Item No.Description
A4100001HardBootCCX
A2200014UserCenter CAT8-Audio
A2300038NEO-FiberLink(S)-2Tx
A2300039NEO-FiberLink(S)-2Rx
A2300040NEO-FiberLink(S)-2Tx-RM
A2300041NEO-FiberLink(S)-2Rx-RM
A2300042Twin-NEO-FiberLink(S)-2Tx
A2300043Twin-NEO-FiberLink(S)-2Rx
A2300045 Neo-FiberLink(M)-2Tx
A2300046 Neo-FiberLink(M)-2Rx
A2300047 Neo-FiberLink(M)-2Tx-RM
A2300048 Neo-FiberLink(M)-2Rx-RM
A2300049 Twin-NEO-FiberLink(M)-2Tx
A2300050 Twin-NEO-FiberLink(M)-2Rx
A8200006TS-Funktion CCNEO
A8200007Push-Get-Funktion CCNEO
A8200008IP-Control-API

Expansions - CATCenter-X

Item No.Description
A4100001HardBootCCX
A8200003TS-Funktion CCX
A8200004Push-Get-Funktion CCX

Expansions - CompactCenter

Item No.Description
A4100001HardBootCCX

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Guntermann & Drunck GmbH Systementwicklung 

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

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