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Guntermann & Drunck: KVM extensions for 4K

As the workflow in broadcasting becomes more and more digital, the call for higher resolutions becomes louder, according to exhibitor Guntermann & Drunck (G&D), who is responding by showcasing the company’s capabilities in KVM extensions for 4K, the transmission of high resolutions via KVM matrix and uniting analogue and digital KVM systems.

Today, says the company, the boundaries of classic broadcast have almost vanished. Digital media technology and professional IT applications are already part of almost any workflow. The new data-based broadcast requires highly reliable devices which are always available. Users must be able to flexibly and efficiently manage large amounts of data. High resolutions are transmitted from the actual recording to processing and to the final playout — so any KVM equipment the material passes on its way must be able to match and process these requirements.

When processing and transmitting 4K content, the multichannel variant of the KVM extender DL-Vision is ideal, according to G&D. In addition to transmitting keyboard, mouse, RS232 and USB 2.0 signals, the device is said to easily handle video in 4K or Ultra HD. The KVM extender transmits resolutions up to 4096×2160 or 3840×2160 at the full frame rate of 60Hz and with a colour depth of 24 bits, resulting in high-quality images.