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Air Traffic / Airports

Real-time data distribution from take off to landing

When Decisions Matter

Airports operate several different control centers which are manned 24/7 throughout the year and are critical to airport operations. In addition to Air Traffic Control towers, these include control rooms for Apron Control Centers that analyze, process and coordinate central flight information for ground and airport surface traffic control.

KVM technology allows operators to perform their tasks at specially designed workstations
with high-speed data transmission and full computer access.


Airport operators and flight controllers rely on accurate and up-to-date information to make sure passengers reach their flights on time and ensure aircraft move safely around the skies.

The air traffic industry today is also faced with the challenge of improving operational efficiency whilst remaining within budgetary constraints and without compromising safety.

Accurate information flow is crucial to the smooth running of aircraft operations. That data must arrive without delay, error or corruption; continuously and with total reliability.


IHSE’s high performance KVM extenders and matrix switches bring new levels of functionality and capability to air traffic and airport operations.

IHSE systems deliver critical data to control towers, aid ground and air personnel training, assist with baggage handling and inform passengers through terminal information and signage.

All with multiple-levels of system redundancy, back-up and failsafe operation to ensure continuous, mission-critical operation.

KVM Solutions in Airports


In the new major international Berlin airport, an IHSE KVM solution enables remote computer access and control of various mission-critical control and monitoring systems, including fire protection, apron control, terminal, baggage handling, all flight movements and ground movements.

We can access distant computers from any location in real time as if it was located directly at the workplace.

Norman Beneke, Consultant IT-Solutions, BER Airport


Draco tera KVM switches are used in the airside coordination and data center and also in the apron controller simulation and training room to enhance the operational environment, streamline operations and deliver flexible operational capability.

As well as being of the highest quality, the Draco tera system has the flexibility to meet our specific needs and requirements.

Jörg Schulewski, Control Center Expert at Fraport AG


The new ATC tower comprises a fully-redundant KVM matrix switching solution for fail-safe operation in critical situations.

The KVM system instantly connects operators in the visual control room at the top of the tower to computers over 100 meters beneath without loss of visual quality or latency.

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Draco vario KVM Extenders

Draco vario KVM Extenders

KVM extenders are essential when total security, reliability and data quality are critical. They enable operators to see the whole picture, all the time, without fail and without compromise.

Draco vario extenders transmit all types of digital and analog video and data over Cat X and fiber cabling. For point-to-point extension between individual computer systems and operators.

Draco tera KVM Switch

Draco tera KVM Switch

A KVM matrix switch adds flexible and convenient switching between computers. It allows operators to choose and instantly connect to any source device. Draco tera KVM matrix switches instantly switch between sources and operate with total reliability in 24/7,  missioncritical systems.

The modular and fl exible design matches individual project requirements, with a range of 8 to 576 non-blocking assignable ports and built-in redundancy to meet desired safety levels in every  installation. It is the ideal solution for today’s air traffic operations.

Draco MultiView 4K60

Draco MultiView 4K60

The Draco MultiView 4K60 is the perfect ATC Switch for missioncritical control rooms. It offers single-box switching and display selection of up to four single-head or dual-head inputs onto two 4K displays. Outputs are suitable for multi-screen workstation applications as well as multi-window large screen videowalls. Users can select between various display modes such as picture-in-picture, quadscreen or completely individual layouts.

Key Features and Benefits of Draco KVM Solutions

  • Instant switching
    Switching between sources occurs with no latency, ensuring that operators are not faced with blank or frozen screens and do not miss vital information.
  • Continuous operation
    Designed for 24/7 continuous operation with hotswap capability enabling component replacement without system shut-down. Extensive redundancy and security options for total reliability.
  • Multi-signal support
    Supporting all current video formats and resolution, including 4K60 and beyond, alongside audio, keyboard/mouse signals and USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connection.
  • Future proof
    IHSE maintains a future-proof product strategy. The modular design allows customized solutions and enables the incorporation of future technologies.