IHSE introduces Draco tera IP Gateway

Frankfurter Smart City Skyline im Sonnenuntergang, in der Stadt sind mehrere Punkte miteinander verbunden

Oberteuringen, April 20th, 2022 – Successfully connecting proprietary and IP networks – combining the best of both worlds.

IHSE is proud to announce a groundbreaking new product: Draco tera IP Gateway. The Draco tera IP Gateway provides IHSE KVM users with the ability to bridge multiple KVM matrices over existing IP networks within buildings, across campuses and between remote corporate offices. It combines the high levels of security and performance of the Draco tera KVM system with the flexibility and ease of connectivity inherent in IP-based network communication. Therefore, it allows users to access remote computers and interact in real-time with minimal latency and no visible artefacts, with the full confidence of a highly secure KVM system.

In addition to the high level of security of data transmitted throughout IHSE’s KVM switching and extension systems, Secure Core™ technology prevents direct access to the data within the KVM system from the IP network. This maintains the integrity of the KVM system and is consistent with the IHSE philosophy of secure separation of core matrix and IP networks as an effective countermeasure to potential cyber attacks.

The Draco tera IP Gateway combines the best of both worlds. Allowing secure, IP-routable site networking of KVM matrix systems without compromising operational flexibility, security or maintainability. It currently supports up to eight bidirectional grid lines for bidirectional KVM operation with video resolutions of up to 4k30 with a view to be expanded to 4k60 in the near future.

The solution addresses existing customers as well as new customers to allow them an easy expansion or flexible new installation of an IHSE KVM system. Our Draco tera IP Gateway delivers two significant advantages: flexible, secure matrix interconnectivity and the ability for users to access any end computer on the KVM system from any remote IP workplace within an existing gigabit network.

Dr. Enno Littmann
CEO of IHSE GmbH

IHSE acquires kvm-tec

Das IHSE Firmengebäude im linken Teil, das kvm-tec Gebäude im rechten Teil.

IHSE acquires kvm-tec

  • IT security specialist expands product portfolio
  • IHSE plans to drive growth with KVM-over-IP solutions
  • Addressing new customer groups and meeting growing demand for IP solutions

Frankfurt am Main/Oberteuringen/Tattendorf, November 3, 2021. IHSE GmbH (“IHSE”), a Brockhaus Technologies AG group company, acquired a majority stake in kvm-tec Holding GmbH (“kvm-tec”).

Founded in 2006, kvm-tec develops and distributes flexible, high-security KVM-over-IP solutions (KVMoIP) to extend and switch computer signals. The company enables the high-performance, latency-reduced transmission of the signals via the standard IP protocol in existing networks. IHSE is a leading global technology provider for KVM solutions (keyboard, video, mouse) via proprietary network protocols, and is expanding its product portfolio and customer base with this acquisition.

The proprietary KVM solutions of IT security specialist IHSE are used particularly in mission-critical applications such as air traffic control, in control rooms and in the utilities and transport sectors. KVM solutions over the standard IP protocol are increasingly being deployed in industrial applications, broadcasting, post-production and the public sector as the more flexible, lower-cost solution that can be implemented faster. With the acquisition of kvm-tec, IHSE is accessing a worldwide KVMoIP customer base which will benefit from the international IHSE distribution network going forward, with offices in Germany, the USA, Singapore and China. In addition to joint sales forces, the management of IHSE and kvm-tec see further synergy potential in purchasing and production.

Ing. Dietmar Pfurtscheller, founder and CEO of kvm-tec, will remain with the company after the transaction is completed, along with his wife Ingrid Pfurtscheller MSc, Head of Sales and Marketing, and drive growth together with the IHSE team. kvm-tec is based in Tattendorf, Austria, and currently has 28 employees.

“With kvm-tec’s IP-based product portfolio we are strengthening our strategic competitive position in the market for further growth. Now we offer the right KVM solution for every customer need. Our joint technology platform also means we are reinforcing our innovation capabilities in a rapidly changing market,” says Dr. Enno Littmann, CEO of IHSE. “Our international subsidiaries enable us to be close to our customers also. In the IT security space, local personal contacts are a key success factor,” adds Michael Spatny, Managing Director at IHSE.

“Since kvm-tec was founded some 15 years ago, we have continuously developed the technology behind our KVMoIP products and are proud to supply numerous international customers today,” says Ing. Dietmar Pfurtscheller, founder and CEO of kvm-tec. “We are confident that in IHSE we have found the right partner to support our ongoing growth; with its global footprint and KVM expertise we are well positioned to become a ‘KVM Global Powerhouse’ together,” adds Ingrid Pfurtscheller MSc, Head of Sales and Marketing at kvm-tec.

Marco Brockhaus, CEO of Brockhaus Technologies: “We are delighted that our technology group is continuing to grow with the acquisition of kvm-tec by IHSE. We make Mittelstand champions even better, even stronger, even more successful. Because that is exactly what Brockhaus Technologies stands for. We support our subsidiaries with our network and our expertise, and are a reliable partner for acquisitions too.”

 

IHSE’s KVM solutions win big in the telecommunications industry

Oberteuringen, October 4th, 2021 – IHSE USA LLC, a subsidiary of IHSE GmbH, announced that an award contract was received to provide a KVM management system for the expansion of a network operations center (NOC) to one of the largest global telecommunications companies in the world. 

This technology-oriented company worked closely with IHSE USA’s technical engineering team and a systems integrator located in Texas on this project. Together a futureproof infrastructure was developed, supporting high resolution displays and multi-screen NOC workstations.

The task included providing a KVM system that could offer full-range 4K resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate across four screens with each being accessed from a single keyboard and mouse. In addition, the client requested remote access over IP and full redundant paths for the entire system.

IHSE USA served as the KVM technology design consultant to this project and based the design around two 80 port Draco tera enterprise switches acting as primary and secondary systems. Outboard extenders were of the Draco vario ultra series with DisplayPorts and redundant links connected to each matrix. Additional Draco SIRA modules were integrated to support up to six remote access points over IP.

KVM display management technology is a powerful foundation for the future of high-resolution multi-screen workstations in the telecommunications industry.

As we continue to work with our systems integrators to build these new and improved concepts using KVM, we’re literally changing the way NOCs can operate in the future.

Manny Patel
President and CEO of IHSE USA LLC

IHSE provides large scale project for U.S. military customer

IHSE liefert Großprojekt für US Militärkunden

Oberteuringen, September 30, 2021 – IHSE’s Maritime Certified Draco tera flex KVM solutions will be used in one of the most demanding environments.

IHSE USA, through their partner FCN Technology Solutions, has been awarded a large U.S. Military project requiring Electronic Chart Information and Display Systems (ECDIS) compliance with IEC-60945 maritime specifications. This specification ensures that hardware designed to operate navigation systems in a marine environment has been tested to satisfy environmental, safety and EMC requirements.

Under the award, IHSE will supply its Draco tera flex matrix KVM systems along with a wide range of extender components to integrate legacy and future technology as a seamless interoperability solution. Four maritime kits were developed based on specific port sizes and security requirements for sharing information between ship decks.

As part of IHSE’s strategy for growth in maritime applications in both commercial and military markets, the company recognized the need to invest in testing compliance. A large range of IHSE’s KVM products have already been tested under the IEC-60945 specification with several installations positioned world-wide.

With this current award to the U.S. Military, we recognize that our growth strategy for maritime environmental compliance is proving to be successful.

To position ourselves as leaders in government and military applications, we intend to expand our product offerings supporting maritime certifications as well as other certifications required by the United States, NATO and other member countries.

Manny Patel
President and CEO of IHSE USA

IHSE receives major contract award for large baseball stadium in the USA

Oberteuringen, September 28th, 2021 – IHSE’s KVM equipment in futureproofing sports broadcasting.

IHSE USA is proud to announce a contract awarded to provide KVM management equipment for a large baseball stadium located in New York City. Working with a leading systems integrator, the project included KVM components to replace legacy equipment in the control room with newer equipment supporting the latest technology for broadcasting in high dynamic range (HDR). To assist with better workspace ergonomics, IHSE will also be providing extender solutions supporting multi-display workstations.

Based on IHSE’s Draco tera enterprise 288 system, the design includes multiple HDR desktop extenders supporting dual-head displays all connected through fiber optics. Control and configuration is done through Draco tera Tool (a GUI interface for administrators).

As a global leader in KVM solutions, we are seeing more sports and entertainment venues investing in IHSE’s KVM management solutions such as sports stadiums like this.

Our systems are designed to handle the most advanced technology in video and data distribution so no matter your resolution requirements or type of data sharing needs, our products will perform flawlessly.

Manny Patel
President and CEO of IHSE USA

IHSE opens office in China

Oberteuringen and Guangzhou, May 12, 2021 – IHSE opens subsidiary in Guangzhou, China, to meet growing demand for KVM products.

IHSE has taken its next global strategic step with the opening of a new subsidiary office in China to serve the rapidly growing Chinese IT market. The new office will provide sales and technical support to customers and channel partners throughout this highly important region.

Rising demand for IHSE products in China

The Chinese market is evolving rapidly. Customers and decision-makers across a wide range of market segments rely on superior products exhibiting the highest levels of reliability and security, backed by first-class service and support. This is particularly important in mission-critical applications in industry, energy supply and transportation, and in public, government and security institutions. Known worldwide for meeting and surpassing user requirements, IHSE will serve Chinese customers with highly secure, low-latency and failure-free products made in Germany.

Our new office under Alan Wang will deliver a greater level of local support to customers throughout China. It will enable us to identify new projects to significantly expand growth in the region.

Terence Teng
CEO IHSE ASIA

China headquarters in the commercial metropolis of Guangzhou

The China office, Guangzhou, is headed up by Alan Wang; an industry veteran with over 17 years experience in KVM, control center and audiovisual/IT system specification and installation. Wang looks back on a highly successful career working with large corporations, industrial customers and partners throughout China. In his role, he will serve existing business relationships and develop new sales opportunities directly with customers and through local sales channels.

I look forward to applying my industry knowledge, experience and network of contacts to further expand IHSE’s position as a global technology leader in China.

Alan Wang
General Manager IHSE ASIA

IHSE MST Extender overcomes infrastructure limitations using multi-stream transport

Oberteuringen, March 17, 2021 – The new Draco ultra MST Extender supports the extension of two video streams over a single connection cable. Limitations in cabling infrastructure can be overcome, installation costs and valuable connections can be saved.

The Draco ultra MST (Multi Stream Transport) Extender enables the remote operation of spatially separated computers and dual-screen workstations with two DisplayPort monitors, keyboard and mouse over a single fiber optic or Cat connection.

The multi-stream transport protocol allows two screens on a personal workstation to be connected to a remote computer using just one cable connection. The video signal is passed from the first monitor to the second over a daisy-chained link. Both monitors are recognized and operated by the computer separately. Alternatively, the MST video signal can be split by MST hubs and sent directly to any DisplayPort monitor.

Dual-Monitor-Setup via MST Daisy-Chain
Dual-Monitor-Setup via MST Hub

4K resolution and perfect color reproduction

The MST extender allows 4K resolution on both monitors at a frame rate of 30 Hz or 60 Hz for 1080p and 2560×1600 resolutions. It supports true color depth (24 bit) and an optimal color sampling of 4:4:4. Additional connections can be integrated using optional additional modules, including audio, USB 2.0 and RS232. The MST Extender transmits all signals in the same data stream and does not require an additional connection cable. For a single monitor workstation, the extender also supports the Single Stream Transport Protocol (SST) with resolutions up to 4K60.

The Draco ultra MST Extender fits seamlessly into the modular Draco vario format. The device has been developed for installation in all Draco vario chassis and is compatible with all extenders in the Draco ultra series, Draco tera KVM matrix switches and major operating systems. The MST Extender is also available with redundant data links for maximum reliability. Versions are available to support Cat X (up to 100 m) and fiber optic models (up to 5 km).

IHSE pioneers future smart city control center for autonomous driving

Oberteuringen, February 5, 2021 – IHSE awarded research funding from the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) for the development of a smart-city control center as part of the ALFRIED project.

ALFRIED is the automated and connected driving in logistics programme being undertaken at the Friedrichshafen test site by the IWT (Institute for Advanced Training, Knowledge and Technology Transfer). The programme is a unique cooperation between several technology leaders and industry specialists.

The aim of the project is to develop a comprehensive, complex mobility system. It will develop a future-proof, sustainable mobility system through automated and networked driving and test them in real traffic at the Friedrichshafen test site using inner-city goods transport as an example.

IHSE develops novel smart city control center

The focus of the programme is on the foundation of a technological infrastructure that optimizes and controls heterogeneous traffic of the future with traditional and autonomous traffic participants, including public transport.

Future inner-city traffic flow is to be made more efficient by dynamically optimizing travel routes. This will help reduce traffic jams, speed up vehicle trips and reduce inconvenience to local residents.

Friedrichshafen test site trials mixed traffic of the future

IHSE GmbH is leading the smart city control center work package for the project. This task is to develop a concept for a control center that will be implemented and evaluated within the framework of the demonstration and innovation laboratory.

A large amount of data is generated by different aspects of the smart infrastructure: by traffic movement and from information on construction sites and rescue operations. This data is amalgamated and evaluated in the control center to form a local „Datenraum Mobilität“ (mobility data space) for the Friedrichshafen region which is then used to generate optimal traffic routes.

Cyber security concept for maximum data security

A particular challenge for the control center is the integration of incoming data from a range of sources and the development of a cyber security policy that ensures the security of all received data. Special equipment is being developed for this purpose in accordance with the so-called KRITIS criteria for critical infrastructures.

We are extremely proud and pleased to be associated with this programme and with the trust and appreciation extended to IHSE. The smart city control center will demonstrate the potential for autonomous driving in real traffic and how control centers can be secured against cyberattack. We will also offer interested members of the public an insight into the work being carried out at the test site. The findings from the ALFRIED project will help us to develop solutions for smart city control centers that are specifically tailored to the requirements of future heterogeneous traffic.

Dr. Enno Littmann
CEO of IHSE

IHSE opens new regional office in South Korea

Oberteuringen / Seoul, January 19, 2021 – Leading KVM manufacturer IHSE continues its global expansion plan with the opening of a new sales office in South Korea. The office will provide improved service and support to Korean customers and strengthen the IHSE brand in the APAC region.

IHSE has continued to operate and innovate throughout the course of the Covid pandemic, preparing for the future ahead despite these difficult times.

The Korea office is another location within the IHSE ASIA group, founded in 2013 with headquarters in Singapore and sales activities in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia. South Korea is one of the most important Asian markets for advanced technologies. Key markets include broadcast, state institutions such as control centers for emergency response and disaster control operations and public venues including entertainment and esports arenas. The local sales office is intended to help increase awareness of the IHSE brand and to serve South Korean customers directly through local sales and technical support presence.

Proximity to customers has always been core to IHSE’s philosophy. Specific project requirements can only be understood through personal interchange. Close dialogue with customers enables new innovative solutions to be identified, developed and existing products to be improved.

The new sales office is headed by Jerry Hwang, Korean Sales Manager for IHSE Asia. He has many years of experience in the IT and KVM industries and is ideally suited to support South Korean IHSE customers with his expertise in project planning, technical support and demonstrations.

Highly-available and secure computer access is very important in the South Korean market. The new IHSE sales office is a crucial step in taking the agility and security concepts of Korean TV stations, event facilities and critical control centers to new levels with our KVM solutions.

Jerry Hwang
IHSE Sales Manager South Korea

IHSE launches the new Draco tera flex series of KVM matrix switches

Oberteuringen, November 26, 2020 – The new Draco tera flex matrix switch delivers an even higher level of performance, with enhanced flexibility, modularity, scalability and functionality.

Along with compact design and low cost the Draco tera flex family incorporates features from the Draco tera enterprise series of switches; including SNMPv3, LDAPS, multilingual on-screen display, encrypted communication for maximum security (for API, Draco tera configuration tool and Matrix Grid) and fast booting. Draco tera flex devices can now be interconnected easily in a decentralized matrix system using matrix grid technology.

Freely configurable devices

The Draco tera flex is available in three housing variants (1, 2 and 4 U) with between 16 and 160 ports. All ports can be used flexibly as inputs or outputs. 8-port expansion modules can be mixed between Cat and fiber optic types, with either 1 Gbit/s or 3 Gbit/s bandwidth; thus almost all customer-specific requirements can be achieved. The Draco tera flex is equipped with integrated power supply and redundant network connection as standard.

Scalable and future-proof

The modular structure permits simple interchange of individual components and prepares for future expansion. The Draco tera flex series is fully compatible with all Draco extenders and Draco tera KVM switches. It is ideal for cost-effective expansion of an existing Draco tera enterprise system or as an upgrade to existing Draco tera compact installations.

The new Draco tera flex matrix switch series offers a higher number of ports and performance at almost the same cost and replaces the existing Draco tera compact range, however the 8-port compact switch will still be available as an entry-level variant for smaller KVM installations.

First orders as of now

Freely-configurable 24- and 40-port models housed in 1U 19” racks will be available from the end of November 2020. Larger models in 2U and 4U racks with up to 160 ports will follow at the end of the year.

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