Irvine, Calif.-based ATEN Technology, Inc., announced several new 5K DisplayPort KVM-over-IP extenders. The company is, of course, a global manufacturer of KVM and AV/IT connectivity and management solutions. According to ATEN, the extenders are ideal for facility situation rooms, network operations centers (NOCs) and utility process control centers.
The extenders are also suitable for traffic-management centers, retail surveillance centers, broadcasting distribution monitoring centers, command and control centers, emergency and rescue command centers, and operation control centers.
The new KVM-over-IP extenders can combine with ATEN’s KVM-over-IP Matrix Manager (CCKM). This allows it to extend, control, monitor and access DisplayPort-interfaced computers across an independent network with flexible configurations. Over-IP solutions allow operators to be separated from servers, while secure, remote access is facilitated, and servers remain centrally manageable.
According to ATEN, the new extenders have the following features:
- Native DisplayPort signal processing with color depth up to 12 bits and support for HDR 10.
- Lossless video compression up to 5K with zero latency.
- Superior video quality up to 5120 x 1440 @ 60 Hz (4:4:4), 5120 x 2880 @ 30 Hz (4:4:4), 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz (4:4:4), 1920 x 1080 @ 240 Hz (4:4:4), 2560 x 1440 @ 144 Hz (4:4:4).
- USB isochronous transfer that enables USB camera and USB speaker usage between transmitter and receiver.
- Network/power redundancy that reinforces system reliability by maintaining uninterrupted operations and seamless power failover during any contingency.
- Capacity to quickly switch between two ports in 0.3 seconds, with no blank screen transition.
- Boundless switching, which allows operators to switch control from one computer to another by moving the mouse cursor across screens, to quickly respond to anything with high priority.
“Control-room operations are being challenged to pivot effectively as workplaces face restructuring and decentralization is inevitably enforced,” Aaron Johnson, product manager at ATEN Technology, says. “Despite manpower shortages, managing escalations with secure, precise and timely data from real-time monitoring and dynamic collaboration has become measurably more mission-critical than ever.”
Johnson continues, “Incorporating flexible extender connections, visual collaboration, and system control, ATEN’s latest KVM-over-IP extenders aim to streamline control room workflows to jump start operators’ productivity, allowing mission-critical control room operations to become more ergonomic, user-centered and task-oriented, while remaining separate from any adverse environmental interference.”