Instant Switching and Extension of HD Video and Peripherials
Modular KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) matrix switching is a powerful tool that allows multiple users to access and control multiple computers or servers, regardless of location. DKM (Digital KVM Matrix) modular KVM matrix switching, offered by Black Box, is a flexible, instantaneous crosspoint switch of HD and 4K video for broadcast, post-production, and command and control rooms. It replaces multiple devices with one hybrid solution that integrates routing, switching, SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, HDMI, and DVI video distribution, dual-link extension, and state-of-the-art KVM functionality.
A modular KVM matrix switching system consists of two main components: a matrix switch and a KVM extender. The matrix switch serves as the central hub, allowing multiple users to access multiple computers or servers. The KVM extender, on the other hand, provides the necessary connectivity between the matrix switch and the computer or server. This single robust solution saves IT professionals time, money, complexity, and integration issues.
Digital KVM Matrix Switching Benefits
- Flexibility. The DKM switching system is highly modular and scalable, allowing users to add or remove endpoints as needed. It can also be easily reconfigured to accommodate changes in the network.
- Multi-Platform Support. The system supports various video and peripheral signals, including VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB, and serial. It allows users to connect to various servers and computers, regardless of their platform.
- Distance Extension. The KVM extender enables users to extend the distance between the matrix switch and the computer or server. This feature enables users to access remote servers or computers from a central location, particularly useful for remote server management.
- High-Performance Video. The DKM delivers high-quality video with resolutions up to 4K, making it suitable for many applications, including digital signage, control rooms, and broadcast studios.
- High-Security Features. The system includes numerous security features, including AES encryption, LDAP/S, RADIUS authentication, and access control. It ensures that sensitive data is protected and only authorized users can access the system.
- Hot-Swappable Components. The modular design of the DKM system makes it easy to replace or upgrade individual components without disrupting the entire system. This feature allows users to perform maintenance or upgrades while the system is still in operation.
- Redundancy. The system includes redundant power supplies and network connections, which helps to ensure high availability and minimize downtime.
- Easy Management. The DKM system includes a web-based management interface that allows administrators to configure and manage the system quickly. In addition, the interface provides many features, including real-time monitoring, user management, and firmware updates.
The DKM modular KVM matrix switching system is a flexible, scalable, and secure solution that allows multiple users to access and control multiple computers or servers. Its modular design, high-performance video, and advanced security features make it an ideal solution for a wide range of applications, including control rooms, digital signage, and broadcast studios.
Contact Westward Sales to see if a digital KVM matrix system can benefit your operation. Our team of experts will help you configure a switch to improve your communications and workflow.