IHSE USA, a producer of video extenders, switchers and signal management systems, unveils the newest member of its “Draco tera” family of matrix switcher solutions, the Draco tera compact.
The Draco tera compact supports the highest quality digital visual interface-digital only (DVI-D) systems, video graphics array (VGA), audio, universal serial bus (USB) and serial data using the same 1RU frame for 16/32/48 port high-definition keyboard video mouse switching (HD-KVM), IHSE says.
The Draco tera compact family of HD-KVM matrix switchers combine the features of adaptability, reliability and serviceability that audiovisual professionals demand, IHSE says. The Draco family of matrix switchers is designed for small and medium postproduction workgroups where easy setup is needed and sharing large numbers of display screens is common, the company says.
The Draco tera compact can also be used to manage video distribution in classroom facilities, graphic design studios, or other command and control decision rooms, the company says.
Because Draco tera compact matrix switchers offers a highly effective plug-and-play solution that saves setup time, system integrators find those matrix solutions offer great cost advantages by simplifying the complexity of input and outputs needed between computers and displays, according to IHSE.
Traditionally, buyers of KVM equipment had to manually select a fixed input and output matrix size to patch I/O cables between the CPU and console devices, IHSE says. Now, the Draco tera compact’s unique dynamic flex-port technology eliminates this problem, the company says. With flex-port technology, each bi-directional Cat5e/Cat6 port is automatically configured through the frame controller with a unique I/O port number once an extender is discovered, the firm says. Using Draco CATx extenders, any CPU or CONSOLE extender can be hot-plugged into any port on the matrix, thus making it easy to create any combination of rectangular or square size input and output configurations.
The Draco tera compact provides an intelligent management solution with every Draco tera compact setup and installation simplified between the Draco extenders and the switch controller operating system, IHSE says. As Draco extenders are connected to the matrix ports and powered, a discovery process reports the active device’s identification number to the switch controller and stores the associated extender properties, the company says.