Argosy supplies IP-based KVM extenders and data cabling to a UK national Broadcaster

KVM TEC Smartline SVX-KVM extenders over IP

Argosy has announced it has delivered a number of ultra-reliable IP-based KVM extenders and data cabling to a UK’s public broadcaster as part of a building-wide hardware upgrade performed by systems integrator, VSC Design.

The systems integrator rolled out a number of kvm-tec Smartline SVX ultra-reliable KVM extenders over IP, supplied by Argosy, at the broadcaster’s HQ in London. This technology extends the reach of touchscreen interfaces relating to the building-wide BNCS control system between operational areas and local apparatus rooms (LAR). The project also involved an upgrade to Windows 10 and a replacement of the server hardware associated with the BNCS control system.

“The broadcaster considered and tested a number of KVM solutions, but opted for the Smartline SVX from kvm-tec as a cost-effective and highly effective choice,” said John Hartz, projects director at VSC Design. “Many of the KVM extensions were of a significantly long cabling length. Existing infrastructure was utilised and the kvm-tec has one of the longest extension length specifications on the market. These units performed flawlessly on all links.”

“We are delighted to have been chosen to supply VSC Design with the necessary KVM equipment to support this major upgrade,” said Chris Smeeton, director at Argosy. “The kvm-tec technology allows individual endpoints such as PCs, monitors, and so on, to behave passively when controlled via the software. This results in less data traffic on large systems, as the end point only requires information at the moment of switching. These extenders, combined with a standard network switch, reduce cabling requirements and therefore, networking costs.”

The Smartline SVX is a KVM extender over IP for the transmission of USB and DVI video signals via CAT5e/6/7. It comes in single and dual versions, offers a resolution of1920x1200@60Hz and a distance in copper of up to 150m/492ft. It is USB2.0 transparent, with USB save features, upgrades to USB memory and supports switching systems up to 48 endpoints.

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