Argosy showcases KVM at BVE2016

Leading infrastructure supplier underlines the transition to IP

Argosy, a leading international supplier of HD broadcast cables and studio infrastructure products, will feature an ATEN video wall solution as the centrepiece of its presence at BVE2016 (stand H43, Excel London, 23 – 25 February,). The company will present its broad range of offerings for the industry as it transitions from SDI to IP infrastructures, from cables and connectors to sophisticated infrastructure products.

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Following a partnership deal in late 2014, Argosy is the global distributor for ATEN’s products in the broadcast industry. ATEN manufactures a wide range of IT connectivity products and is a leading provider of KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switchers and extenders. At BVE 2016 Argosy will show how the use of their ATEN products streamlines operational processes by using a single keyboard, mouse and screen to control several computers and applications simultaneously. Included in this is the ability to create video walls – such as the four screen wall at BVE – which will allow control and supervision of multiple systems.

Visitors to the Argosy stand will also see their range of fibre products, HD video and audio cables, connectors, racks and hardware. The broadcast and media industry is gradually migrating from traditional architectures towards software-defined networks and IP connectivity, so the Argosy product range is expanding to cover innovative solutions around Cat 5, Cat 6, and fibre cables.

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“The industry has long looked to Argosy to provide good advice as well as ample stockholdings when it comes to best practice in core hardware,” said Chris Smeeton, Sales Director of Argosy. “Our technical team continues to invest in knowledge, working with key suppliers to ensure we have the right products on our shelves which meet the real needs of the industry.

“We also work hard to ensure that we have the right product lines in our portfolio,” he added. “ATEN is a great example – with more and more software-controlled systems, broadcast desks risk being swamped with multiple computer terminals. By controlling all those systems with a single keyboard and mouse, and grouping screens onto video walls, operational areas can be kept clear and uncluttered, leading to greater reliability and clarity.”

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