New DVI KVM over IP Extender from Gefen
Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its new DVI KVM over IP extender with local DVI output. This new product facilitates remote access to servers from workstations placed up to 660 feet (200m) away over an existing Local Area Network. It supports high resolution digital video in the DVI format, four USB ports for connecting keyboard, mouse and other peripherals, analog audio from server to workstation and RS-232 extension over the LAN. Each sender and receiver can be connected directly or through a Gigabit network switch using a single CAT-5 cable. Each cable run can be up to 100 meters.
Ideal for demanding applications in hospitality, retail, post-production, broadcast, telecommunications and mission-critical control centers, Gefen’s DVI KVM over IP can help improve the efficiency of data access, increase productivity and streamline equipment. Because a workstation can be placed anywhere within a 100 meter distance from the network switch, this high performance solution vastly improves the ability to access data from a remote location.
A robust set of features further strengthens performance and versatility. Each sender and receiver can be configured to operate in a one-to-one relationship in which the receiver can only access a specific sender, or all senders and receivers on the LAN can be assigned unique IP addresses to facilitate the routing of up to 256 senders to any receiver. This creates a scalable, virtual cross-point matrix without any additional wiring. In this configuration, each receiver will be able to access any of the senders within its network. The DVI KVM over IP can also be combined on the same LAN with Gefen’s HDMI and VGA KVM over IP extenders, allowing a convenient and efficient method of video format conversion within the infrastructure.
Each sender is also equipped with a loop-through DVI output so that users can install a local display at the computer side for monitoring video. The receiver also includes a built-in Ethernet switch and two additional Ethernet ports for connecting IP-enabled devices at the remote location. Each DVI KVM over IP extender includes a web server interface for easy operation, configuration and setup. Alternative methods of control include keyboard switching software or the push-buttons on the front panel.
Gefen’s scalable solutions redefine the possibilities that can harness the powers of audio/video systems. Award-winning solutions integrate, extend, distribute and optimize equipment for unsurpassed performance. In digital connectivity, Gefen sets the benchmark for innovation with its technological achievements including FST (Fast Switching Technology) and POL (Power Over Line). Gefen’s core product line includes switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters and accessories that revolutionize how audio/video systems operate.