NAB 2016: IHSE KVM Matrix Switch Hits Road with EVS
IHSE USA KVM matrix switches and extenders will drive workflows and equipment inside EVS’ new demo van, built to give EVS customers and users hands-on, on-site demonstrations of the latest live-production solutions from EVS. The van will make its debut at the 2016 NAB Show and will subsequently visit customers at some of the biggest sporting events in North America during “EVS Live on Tour.” IHSE’s KVM system will connect all PCs, servers, and other equipment inside the van so that users can access and control any device from a single workstation.
“We’re taking our demo van directly to our customers to introduce them to some of our new products and workflows. We needed a high-quality KVM system to switch among PC products, monitoring multiviewers, promotional videos, and presentations during the demonstrations,” says Quentin Grutman, senior vice president at EVS. “We initially reached out to IHSE because of the work they’ve done with some of our key clients. We reviewed other solutions but were most impressed with IHSE’s quality and reliability, so the choice was clear.”
EVS’s live-production solutions on board the van focus on six key areas: production servers and live tools, next-generation live switching, content management, exchange and distribution, officiating solutions, and IP-based workflow. IHSE’s KVM matrix switch is the central connection between the van’s workstation — consisting of a keyboard and mouse — and the various EVS solutions, enabling dynamic switching between sources with near-zero latency.
The IHSE KVM system inside the EVS demo van consists of a Draco tera compact 32-port matrix switch with Cat5e/6 connections, and Draco vario Series 474 KVM extenders with DVI-I connectors supporting both DVI and VGA sources. The extenders are packaged in six-bay, 1-U frames with internal dual power supplies.
“As part of the exchange and distribution options in the EVS truck, the IHSE KVM system will demonstrate flexible sharing of server devices from a single keyboard and mouse,” said Dan Holland, marketing manager for IHSE USA. “Visitors will see firsthand how a KVM matrix creates a more effective, more flexible workflow environment.”
Visitors to the 2016 NAB Show can see IHSE’s KVM solution in action inside the “EVS Live on Tour” van at Alliance Productions’ annual mobile truck event on Monday, April 18. After NAB, the demo van will make stops at major events throughout the year, including the Indy 500, U.S. Open golf, and multiple NBA, MLB, and NFL games.
IHSE USA will demonstrate its KVM matrix switch and extender products at NAB in booth SL13916.