From Planning to Implementation with KVM

See G&D at stand B22

The essential UK event of broadcast and production technology is coming up: BVE 2013. From February 26-28, the British broadcast exhibition welcomes visitors and exhibitors to the Exhibition Centre London. Presenting their ControlCenter-Digital at this year’s show, German KVM experts Guntermann & Drunck GmbH will bring KVM one step closer towards the future.

There is nothing permanent except change
Although Heraclitus stated this proverb over 2,500 years ago, it is still very true. Especially in broadcast, circumstances change constantly with every job. German manufacturer Guntermann & Drunck know about that because they have been on the market for almost 30 years. With their new ControlCenter-Digital, Heraclitus’s proverb takes shape. The system’s structure supports the concept of flexibility. A state of the art KVM matrix must be able to quickly adapt to the individual needs of different situations. The Control Center-Digital provides adaptability and flexibility in varying conditions.

Tailor your individual solution  
Regarding the construction of the KVM matrix there is no limitation on flexibility. When it comes to components, it’s important to be able to choose from a variety of computer connection and user modules.
Input and output cards of the switch as well as switch and controller cards are individually replaceable.
In addition to classical KVM signals, the ControlCenter-Digital system extends and switches high-speed USB 2.0, RS232 and bidirectional audio.
When working on different computers, users need to be able to include different video sources and at least one full HD resolution. Further video types such as VGA, DVI single and dual link as well as DisplayPort and multi video applications extend G&D’s product range.
It’s also important that different types of cables can be used together.
Within an office building CAT cables transmit distances up to 300 metres between computers and users. But for bridging distances up to several kilometres fibre optics are the only option.


There are many further features of the ControlCenter-Digital like e.g.
•    Channel grouping
•    Stacking and related devices for multi-monitor work places
•    Further enhanced compatibility with support for AMX, Creston, VSM und KSC Commander control
•    CrossDisplay-Switching by moving the mouse which automatically leads to a switching process in the background

Planning tomorrow’s growth already today
When purchasing a matrix switch, it is important to consider the system’s size. Established manufacturers offer systems in different variants and sizes. Nevertheless, scalability is crucial. All of G&D’s matrix switches can be cascaded to up to three levels. Now if more computers need to be connected, the system can be expanded with another matrix switch and further pieces of hardware. When fully cascaded, the ControlCenter-Digital offers over 4,000 ports to connect computers or user modules. This is a size that should claim “growth” in the truest sense of the word.

Trust comes with experience
In mission-critical environments like broadcasting, safety is essential since there are no second chances for recording or broadcasting the perfect moment. For those who trust in their KVM installation it is important to purchase from an established manufacturer that listens to individual needs and concerns. Like G&D is doing for almost three centuries.


Free admission for G&D visitors
G&D invites all visitors into Excel to their stand B22 and offer free tickets under