International supplier of cables and infrastructure products, Argosy is demonstrating its growing capabilities as the industry moves towards a more IP-centric future. In particular, it will show a new product line recently added to the Argosy portfolio.
ATEN has recently signed a partnership agreement by which Argosy becomes the global distributor for the company’s products in the broadcast industry. ATEN is a leading provider of IT connectivity products, notably KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switchers and extenders. At BVE 2015 Argosy is showing how operational areas can be simplified through the use of ATEN products, allowing a single keyboard, mouse and screen to control a large number of computers and computer-controlled applications.
Argosy is also demonstrating the extent of its cables, connectors and hardware. With the move away from bespoke video and audio interconnections towards standard IT networking, there will be an emphasis on the ease of implementing networks using Cat 5 and Cat 6 fibre and copper cables.
“With the industry in transition from traditional broadcast hardware to IT platforms and IP connectivity, it is easy for broadcast engineers to overlook the basics,” says Chris Smeeton, director at Argosy. “We do the research into cables and connectors so our customers do not have to do so. In fibre, for instance, we have commissioned rugged and flexible cables, and we can demonstrate how simple it is to make field repairs to fibre installations.”