IHSE Matrix Grid revolutionizes KVM cascading (ISE 2014)
Oberteuringen, January 14, 2014 – IHSE, a worldwide leading manufacturer of advanced KVM products, announces the release of Matrix Grid firmware to dynamically couple up to 16 KVM matrix switches in a virtual super-matrix.
KVM matrix switches enable dynamic and flexible switching between multiple computers and remote consoles throughout a building or establishment. The Draco tera range of high-performance KVM matrix switches includes models from 8 up to 288 ports, covering most installations. For very large applications several matrices can be interconnected to increase the number of available ports beyond one single KVM matrix switch. Interconnection of individual matrices enables users to access computers beyond their own local environment, for example in organizations with several buildings on a single site. It also facilitates redundancy and system back-up strategies.
Matrix Grid, a new firmware package enables up to 16 separate Draco tera matrices to be integrated into a virtual super-matrix; even if the individual devices are separated by several kilometers.
Matrix Grid dynamically determines the most efficient path between matrices to make a live connection. The system includes full status monitoring of constituent components and should any unit fail, connections are automatically remade. Operators can access all connected computers within the Matrix Grid from any connected console in real-time. The new technology replaces traditional cascading concepts.
Matrix Grid technology offers significant advantages over traditional unidirectional and hierarchic cascading options that have so far been used to connect multiple matrices. The traditional tree structure, limited to top-down connections, is replaced by a flat network structure allowing the highest level of switching flexibility and free choice of access from any position.
Operation of Matrix Grid is transparent to users. Individual users experience a single matrix switch and do not need to be aware of the substructure of the virtual super-matrix. Matrices can be separated over large distances and located in different buildings. Since each matrix hosts consoles and computers, the dynamic architecture of Matrix Grid makes it possible to access all sources from each workstation, no matter where they are located.
The full range of IHSE KVM products, including the new Matrix Grid technology, will be available for demonstration at ISE in Amsterdam, February 4-6, 2014. Booth 10 – P136.
IHSE is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced KVM devices in global demand. KVM stands for Keyboard, Video, Mouse. KVM technology allows the switching, extension and conversion of these three primary computer signals and many else, e.g. DVI, HDMI, digital audio or USB. At their headquarters near Lake Constance, Germany, IHSE develops and manufactures switches for operating and switching between computers and consoles, as well as extenders for visually lossless signal transmission, with 30 years of experience.
IHSE products have been certificated for outstanding manufacturing quality, operability, resilience and enormous transfer speeds. Many renowned institutions across vertical sectors, including Broadcast, Post Production, Banking, Healthcare, Maritime, Air Traffic Control and Government rely on KVM solutions made by IHSE, Germany.
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