IHSE keeps winning in Las Vegas

IHSE brings home two Best-of-Show Awards for the Draco tera compact UNI matrix switch during InfoComm 2016

IHSE’s Draco tera compact UNI matrix switch, introduced earlier this year, has added two more prestigious awards to its portfolio. Two Best-of-Show awards — one from AV Technology and another from Sound & Video Contractor — were presented at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas. Earlier this year at the 2016 NAB Show, the Draco tera compact UNI matrix switch won Best-of-Show awards from Government Video and TV Technology.

The Draco tera compact UNI matrix switch is designed for small to mid-sized KVM requirements, with backplane technology that switches high-speed data signals such as SDI and USB 3.0 in a method similar to traditional crosspoint routing switchers. The advantage comes in the ability of each port to be configured as either an input or output by way of IHSE’s tera tool control application.

The UNI matrix switch comes in two frame sizes: a 1-RU frame supporting 16, 32, and 48 ports; and a 2-RU frame supporting a hybrid of either Cat X / UNI or fiber / UNI. The hybrid frames offer either 48 KVM ports and 16 universal ports or 48 KVM ports and 32 universal ports. Hybrid models can switch a combination of KVM signals in parallel with SDI or USB 3.0 signals. Up to 48 KVM slots are available for connecting the IHSE Draco vario or compact series of extenders to support DVI, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 2.0, and RS-232/422.

For those who prefer a third-party control application, the Draco tera compact UNI can be configured using IHSE’s API protocol to operate with many popular control systems, such as those made by Crestron, HRS, and Lawo. In addition, IHSE has partnered with DNF Controls to develop programmable push-button panels using the IHSE API. The panels enable quick push-button source and destination control normally found in broadcast and studio environments.

The Best-of-Show awards were evaluated by a panel of anonymous, CTS-certified InfoComm members. Judges evaluated each entry against multiple criteria, including innovation, performance against the category standard, richness/relevance of the feature set, ease of installation/maintenance, network friendliness, and value/ROI. Products with the highest total points were designated as winners.