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IHSE KVM System Connects Users to Production Equipment Inside ‘EVS Live on Tour’ Demo Van

Draco tera compact KVM Matrix Switch and vario KVM Extenders Enable Dynamic Switching During Hands-On Demonstrations With EVS Customers

Oberteuringen, Germany, April 6th 2016 — IHSE today announced that its KVM matrix switches and extenders will drive workflows and equipment inside EVS’ new EVS Live on Tour demo van, which will give customers and users the chance to get hands-on, on-site demonstrations of the latest live-production innovations from EVS and partners. The van will make its debut at the 2016 NAB Show and will subsequently visit customers at some of the biggest sporting events in North America during. IHSE’s KVM system will connect all PCs, servers, and other equipment inside the van so that users can access and control any device from a single workstation.

“We’re taking our demo van directly to our customers to introduce them to some of our new products and workflows, and we needed a high-quality KVM system to switch among PC products, monitoring multiviewers, promotional videos, and presentations during the demonstrations,” said Quentin Grutman, senior vice president at EVS. “We selected IHSE because of the work they’ve done with some of our key clients. We reviewed other solutions but were most impressed with IHSE’s quality and reliability, so the choice was clear.”

EVS’s live-production solutions on board the van focus on five key areas: production servers and live tools, next-generation live switching, content management, exchange and distribution, officiating solutions, and IP-based workflow. IHSE’s KVM matrix switch is the central connection between the van’s workstation — consisting of a keyboard and mouse — and the various EVS solutions, enabling dynamic switching between sources with near-zero latency.

The IHSE KVM system inside the EVS demo van consists of a Draco tera compact 32-port matrix switch with Cat 5e/6 connections, and Draco vario Series 474 KVM extenders with DVI-I connectors supporting both DVI and VGA sources. The extenders are packaged in six-bay, 1-U frames with internal dual power supplies.

Enno Littmann, CEO of IHSE commented: “The Draco tera KVM switch is rapidly becoming the standard KVM switch in OB Vans and broadcast studios. There are many installations around the world that already use it to enable operators to access control EVS servers in live events and production galleries.”

Visitors to the 2016 NAB Show can see IHSE’s KVM solution in action inside the “EVS Live on Tour” van at Alliance Production’s annual mobile truck event on Monday, April 18. After NAB, the demo van will make stops at major events throughout the year, including the Indy 500, U.S. Open golf, and multiple NBA, MLB, and NFL games.

IHSE USA will demonstrate its KVM matrix switch and extender products at NAB in booth SL13916.

About EVS

EVS provides its customers with reliable and innovative technology to enable the production of live, enriched video programming, allowing them to work more efficiently and boost their revenue streams. Its industry-leading broadcast and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies, post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and archive libraries around the globe. It spans four key markets – Sports, Entertainment, News and Media.

Founded in 1994, its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live broadcasting. Its reliable and integrated tapeless solutions, based around its market-leading XT server range, are now widely used to deliver live productions worldwide. Today, it continues to develop practical innovations, such as its C-Cast second-screen delivery platform, to help customers maximise the value of their media content.

The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and North and Latin America. Approximately 475 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, please visit

About IHSE

IHSE is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) devices with more than 30 years of experience. KVM technology enables the remote switching, bidirectional extension and conversion of primary computer signals including DVI, HDMI, 4K DisplayPort, audio and USB. IHSE develops and manufactures an extensive range of KVM switches and extenders with visually lossless signal transmission from headquarters near Lake Constance, Germany.

IHSE products have been certified for outstanding manufacturing quality, security, operability, resilience and high transfer speeds. Many renowned companies and institutions across vertical sectors including Broadcast, Post Production, Air Traffic Control, Control Rooms, Banking, Industrial, Healthcare, Maritime, Education, Venues and Government rely on KVM solutions made by IHSE, Germany.

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 IHSE Press Release - EVS Live on Tour Demo-Van (193 KB)