ATEN, a producer of “keyboard/video/mouse” (KVM) switches, says its innovative “panel array mode” technology can be utilized in a number of non-data center applications.
ATEN's panel array mode enables users to monitor multiple targets from a single screen, and each selected target’s video output appears in a separate panel allowing users to select which panel to view in full screen by clicking on any of the images, the company says in a written statement.
KVM switches have been typically utilized in data centers to monitor and control multiple computers or servers from a single keyboard, monitor and mouse, ATEN says, adding its panel array mode can be leveraged in a range of applications such as manufacturing, distribution and quality control as well as surveillance with the aid of a CCTV controller.
By leveraging a panel array mode in surveillance installations, control of an entire facility can be centralized, and up to 40 CCTV DVRs can be viewed simultaneously on a single screen, the company says. In a typical surveillance installation for a multi-building facility, a CCTV controller is paired with only one control point for each building. While a dedicated security team is needed to monitor and control each building at all times, with panel array mode products from ATEN, manpower is significantly reduced by centralizing the entire facility via one KVM, such as the 24-port KN2124v CAT5 IP KVM switch, the company says.