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SDI, MADI are matrix-switchable

The progressive convergence between broadcast applications and IT technologies is a phenomenon that Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) sees clearly, and its stand at IBC reflects this awareness.

Among the products being demonstrated is what the company calls an I/O-Card-Multi for its modular matrix systems.

Until recently, I/O cards for G&D’s ControlCenter-Digital supported only the wide spectrum of signals provided by G&D’s portfolio. However, the company said the IT landscape and especially common broadcast applications, use many more standards. As such, the I/O-Card-Multi is designed to enable independent devices to be connected and their signals to be switched and transmitted transparently. This way, claimed G&D, SDI and multi-channel audio (MADI) can be easily switched together with KVM signals.

The ControlCenter-Digital is a KVM matrix switch, which helps users operate multiple computers via multiple consoles. With its modular setup, the new ControlCenter-Digital is said to be highly flexible and ready to adapt to any surrounding conditions. The matrix switch enables the remote access of large, distributed IT installations in control rooms and is, says G&D, ready for any future IT requirements.

Depending on the chosen variation, the available 288, 160 or 80 dynamic ports can be connected either as computer or as user port: which type of module is connected is automatically detected by the ControlCenter-Digital.