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Why Purchase a High Performance IP KVM Switch for Video Broadcast Applications?

Michael Bord
January 21, 2015


The KX III IP KVM switch offers some impressive specs: 1,920 x 1,080 HD resolution with 24-bit color at 30 frames per second; Web-based BIOS-level access and control for eight to 64 servers; security protocols like FIPS 140-2 encryption; smart-card/CAC authentication; IPv6; and DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort/VGA connections for digital and analog video, audio, virtual media, blade server support, and mobile access.

But in an age when software-based remote server management tools (RDP, VNC) and embedded service processors (iLO, DRAC,RSA) are prevalent, why should you invest in a device many IT departments consider old-fashioned?

The reason is two-fold:  First, IT administrators, lab managers, and network managers need to be able to access and control multiple computer systems that are often geographically dispersed.  Although software-based tools, ESPs, and KVM switches provide remote access and control capabilities, the former two offer shaky performance and reliability and frequently introduce unexpected security liabilities.

Second, although most KVM switches are effective for traditional tasks like routine maintenance, real-time troubleshooting, and repair, many applications utilizing video streaming, audio, and high-resolution graphics require a KVM-over-IP solution that can deal with high performance demands.

The KX III’s next-generation video processing capabilities support resource-intensive applications in multiple industries, including broadcast, government, military, security, financial, scientific, transportation, industrial, and utility firms.


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