Matrox equips Lyon Video OB vehicles with Extio 3 IP KVM extenders

Lyon Video needed to switch up their KVM solution in order to better serve customers across North America. With Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders, this production company was able to upgrade their existing infrastructure, and connect remote users and mobile unit operators.

The required solution have to allow users to connect to and switch between multiple hardware platforms – within or in a separate OB van – in the event of a system failure. The company also required a KVM solution that would allow engineers in the production studio to remotely access these broadcast systems in the OB vans in order to offer real-time technical support during events. Also, they were looking for an IP-based KVM matrix that would allow it to use its current one Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure.

Lyon Video came across Extio 3 and found that the solution would allow them to customize installations and deployment, as well as enhance their existing future-proof IT network equipment and infrastructure through its upgrade system.

The broadcast company is already standardizing two installations that include Extio 3. With this setup, operators can access and switch between systems all from one desk while maintaining broadcast continuity. Also, by allowing engineers to remotely access the broadcast systems in OB vans from their workstations at the production studio, mobile unit operators can receive tech support should a situation arise. Aggregator Mode also provides Lyon Video operators with efficient multi-system control.

“Since we installed the Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders, we have been able to more easily connect remote users to the mobile units”, said Kevin Norris, engineering operations at Lyon Video. “This upgrade has been quintessential in allowing us to save on travel costs, maximize our resources while maintaining superior production quality, and keep our staff safe and distant from one another during COVID-19”.

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