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OVH Announces Intent to Acquire VMware vCloud Air Business

vCloud Air, Marquee Customers, and Enterprise-Ready Support Team to Serve as
Foundation for OVH“s Launch into the US

OVH Announces Intent to Acquire VMware vCloud Air Business

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, and OVH, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, today announced OVH intends to acquire VMware vCloud Air business. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected close in calendar 2Q 2017.

Laurent Allard, Vice-Chairman of the OVH Board, invites you to an online press conference during which he“ll answer your questions,
on Wednesday, April 5th, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CET. Click here to sign up.

vCloud Air is VMware“s cloud offering based on the software-driven data center and designed specifically to meet enterprise needs delivering a secure, hybrid cloud experience. The recent introduction of bi-directional, zero downtime cloud migration and the hybrid DMZ architecture has enabled our customers to accelerate the pace of migration to the cloud, while maintaining security, compliance and control. Since its inception, vCloud Air has serviced industry leading customers as they embrace a hybrid cloud environment.

VMware has evolved its business strategy to focus on providing hybrid and cross-cloud software and services. Given this evolution, VMware is transitioning vCloud Air U.S. and European data centers, customer operations, and customer success teams to OVH. After the close of the acquisition, OVH will operate the service as vCloud Air Powered by OVH, will continue to leverage VMware“s hybrid cloud technology, and will closely partner with VMware on go-to-market and customer support around the three proven vCloud Air use cases: data center extension, data center consolidation, and data center recovery.

„We are pleased to announce this next step in vCloud Air“s evolution. We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with OVH and view this acquisition as an extension of our partnership and a positive for our customers and partners. Customers will have access to OVH“s global footprint, high-touch customer support, and still retain the VMware SDDC technology innovation that they are accustomed to,“ said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. „We remain committed to delivering our broader Cross-Cloud Architecture that extends our hybrid cloud strategy, enabling customers to run, manage, connect, and secure their applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment.“

OVH is one of the largest cloud service providers in the world with more than one million customers and 260,000 servers deployed. OVH is a long-time VMware vCloud Air Network partner with more than 200,000 VMs from thousands of customers running VMware vSphere Private Cloud, OVH was recognized as „Service Provider of the Year“ by VMware 2011-2014 and in 2016. Both companies collaborated to bring Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) as a Service to market in 2016. vCloud Air customers will benefit from greater choice as they select from OVH“s global data centers across four continents and experience faster performance and workload mobility through the company“s thousands of miles of dark fiber and 32 points of presence worldwide.

„Through our strategic relationship with VMware, which includes joint R&D and best-in-class delivery of solutions, OVH leads the private cloud market in Europe,“ said Octave Klaba, chairman and CEO, OVH. „With this acquisition, OVH will offer a very unique value proposition for larger enterprise deployments, including rich capabilities for migration and advanced hybrid functionalities for virtual data centers. This will benefit all our clients across the globe.“ As far as the Patriot Act is concerned, the isolation pattern that separates OVH American business activities from the rest of the world remains unchanged. The Patriot Act will apply only to the vCloud Air activities attached to OVH US.

OVH recently announced its US-based business, adding two new data centers to their large global network of high performance and water cooling green technology. Its newly-announced management team is comprised of cloud hosting industry executives under the leadership of Russell P. Reeder as president and CEO.

„OVH“s global reach and technology innovation, combined with VMware“s software-defined data center technology, will give customers competitive hyper-scale cloud economics,“ said Reeder. „Both companies are committed to providing a seamless transition for current vCloud Air customers, great customer support, increased access to our global network and modern green data centers.“

Founded in 1999, the OVH group innovates at the heart of the Internet, data centers (260,000 physical servers) and network (more than 10 Gbps bandwith capacity). As a result, today it is a major player in the European cloud market. Through its brands, OVH.com, So you start, RunAbove, and hubiC, the OVH group offers tools and solutions that are simple yet powerful, revolutionizing the way its 1,000,0000 worldwide customers work. Its credo is technology must serve business. Respect for the individual, freedom, and equal opportunity to access new technologies have always been and will be strong commitments of the company.

Firmenkontakt
OVH GmbH
Jens Zeyer
Dudweiler Landstraße 5
66123 Saarbrücken
+49 (681) 90673216
jens.zeyer@corp.ovh.de
http://www.ovh.de

Pressekontakt
Alpha & Omega PR
Michael Hatemo
Schloßstraße 86
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
+49 (2204) 9879930
+49 (2204) 9879938
m.hatemo@aopr.de
http://www.aopr.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

Abuse Monitoring and Business Intelligence with mambo+

Abuse Monitoring and Business Intelligence with mambo+

The continuous improvement of mambo+, the simple and user-optimized business intelligence tool for domain portfolios, goes on. The enhanced abuse monitoring offers compliance with Spec 11 3b of the ICANN registry agreement. Further to that, mambo+ now provides additional business intelligence functionality for registries, registrars and registrants.

By analysing technical information and usage data of domain names the users gain important insights for operative and strategic decisions. Thereby, mambo+ helps to improve services, to determine the demand and market potentials of new functions, and last not least to enhance reputation and customer support. Besides these improvements a lot of further innovations have been added to mambo+. The user interface has been redesigned to become even more comfortable, and a new app (for iOS and Android) has been developed which provides instant user notifications on mobile devices about new or omitted abuse cases.

Another technical innovation is the new smart mambo+ bulb. These LED Bluetooth bulbs signal status updates of domain abuse cases within a domain portfolio, hereby supplementing the automated reports and e-mail alerts that mambo+ provides out of the box. This allows to respond to domain abuse cases even quicker.

The first public presentation of the smart mambo+ bulbs has taken place at the ICANN meeting in Copenhagen from March 11th to March 16th. There, interested registries had the possibility to get sample devices for free.

For more information, visit mambo.plus and contact our team directly: info@mambo.plus

Knipp Medien und Kommunikation GmbH is an Internet infrastructure provider that develops and operates cutting-edge software solutions for the domain name industry. It is specialized in solutions for mission-critical system components.

Kontakt
Knipp Medien und Kommunikation GmbH
Linda Müller
Martin-Schmeisser-Weg 9
44227 Dortmund
+49 231 9703-0
+49 231 9703-200
Linda.Mueller@mambo.plus
http://www.mambo.plus

Computer Information Telecommunications

CryptCleaner is helping data recovery services fight against ransomware

Often victims are forced to give up their data or pay the developers of ransomware a considerable amount of money. Cryptcleaner helps fight against such fraud

CryptCleaner is helping data recovery services fight against ransomware

Forensics and data recovery help get data back

In many countries ransomware has been affecting all areas of society.
People with low income are most often being hit by ransomware. The
level of ransoms being demanded is way above what victims can afford.

Some victims pay but never get their data back. Here data recovery
experts try to help these victims. Often ransomware has encrypted or intentionally damaged files.

The challenge is not to be underestimated.

This where the tool CryptCleaner was been widely accepted as a great
initiative. Many experienced companies are now supporting the
development by helping to translate the application into 20 different
languages.

The number of regional support partners is growing. They will get
access to a special edition of CryptCleaner (laboratory edition) in
order to have a wide range of research tools.

The funding for this project is not based on government payments or
investment funding. Development is primarily financed by selling
licenses worldwide.

Pricing is set to not put unnecessary financial burden on victims and
those who want to protect themselves against future attacks.

The development roadmap will lead to users gradually getting new
protective tools with regular updates.

The tool is focused on windows users who are most affected by
ransomware criminality. At the moment the software is usable in
English, German, Finnish, Dutch, Portuguese.

Next release will include Bulgarian, Italian, Punjabi, Hindi. Also the database structure has been expanded and migrated to accommodate more features for handling ransomware cases where users of technicians try to clean computers and recover encrypted data.

More details and news is available on the product website, YouTube or
Facebook fan page.

ACATO is a European company specialized in developing solutions for authorities, auditors, fraud investigators and compliance officers. With its team of certified and experienced forensic experts this corporation provides services to corporations, authorities and military across Europe. These services include forensics, data recovery and data protection consulting.

Kontakt
ACATO GmbH
Christian Bartsch
Heimeranstr. 37
80339 München
0049 89 54041070
presse@acato.de
http://www.acato.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

See you in Las Vegas with a special focus on 4K

G&D presents the broadest KVM portfolio on the market

See you in Las Vegas with a special focus on 4K

The new KVM extension DP1.2-Vision-XG extends computer signals up to 10,000m via fiber optics.

The annual NAB Show in Las Vegas is a thriving meeting place for all US broadcasters and digital media professionals. For many years now, Guntermann & Drunck GmbH has been a strong partner for the broadcast industry and shows great commitment to this sector. This year, the US subsidiary of the German KVM manufacturer will again be at the show to present the broadest portfolio of the entire KVM market. G&D“s stand will be dedicated to 4K. Here, a range of KVM systems, which are capable of extending and switching 4K video signals even over long distances – pixel-perfect, loss-less and without latency – will be presented.

Uncompressed transmission of 4K and 8K over distances up to 10,000 m
The DisplayPort KVM extender system DP1.2-VisionXG consists of a computer module (transmitter) and a user module (receiver) and extends computer signals via fiber optics over distances up to 10,0000m. For the perfect hand eye coordination, the transmission of high-resolution DisplayPort video signals is uncompressed, pixel perfect and lossless. The dedicated transmission via optical fibers offers sufficient bandwidth for an uncompressed and pixel-perfect transmission of 4K and 8K videos at 60Hz as well as for keyboard/mouse, RS232, USB2.0, and audio signals. The system includes many user-friendly and mission-critical features such as the screen-freeze function, the monitoring function, a redundant power supply, SNMP, and two network ports.

Loss-less transmission even for compressing systems
Another highlight at G&D“s stand in Las Vegas will be the presentation of compressing systems, which now include G&D“s improved, in-house HDIP compression technology in the latest development stage, Level 3. This compression mode allows the loss-less transmission of video signals with a resolution of 4K at 60Hz. The KVM extender DP-Vision1.2 already uses the advantages of this new compression mode for the extension of computer signals either via fiber optics up to 10,000 m or via CAT cables up to 140 m.

Switching 4K video signals via matrix systems
It is even more exciting when it comes to extending computer signals not only as a point-to-point connection, but when these signals are also switched and distributed – or in other words, when several computers are to be operated remotely via different, simultaneous workstations. Following G&D“s principle of mix & match, all products as well as their variants are compatible and can be combined with each other. The KVM extender DP1.2-Vision can easily be integrated into G&D matrix systems such as the ControlCenter-Compact or the ControlCenter-Digital, which allows the extension and switching of 4K at 60 Hz through the matrix.

Unlimited access with KVM-over-IP™
Based on IP structures, the new KVM extender DP-Vision-IP complements G&D“s portfolio and breaks any limitations of bridging distances that existed so far. The system supports DisplayPort video resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz or 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz. Combinations with other G&D systems are also possible thus allowing complex installations with worldwide access.

With the DP-Vision-IP, G&D are significantly expanding their portfolio and currently offer the broadest range of KVM systems available on the market. Various broadcasting companies and TV stations in the US already rely on quality „made in Germany“ products from G&D. The exhibition team will present all above-mentioned systems at NAB show booth N5624, 24-27 April, 2017.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

First-class combination of quality, functionality and consulting

First-class combination of quality, functionality and consulting

When broadcasters choose new technical equipment, they don“t just consider the technical parameters of a product. It is rather the interplay of quality, functionality and technical consulting that provide the decisive impulse for solving complex challenges. For decades, the Guntermann & Drunck GmbH has been extremely successful with focusing on these aspects – only one of the reasons why the company is the leading manufacturer of KVM products for broadcast applications around the world.

Uncompressed transmission of 4K and 8K over distances up to 10,000 m
The DP1.2-VisionXG is a KVM extender of superlatives, which allows uncompressed and latency-free transmission of 4K and 8K video at 60Hz. The KVM extender system consists of a computer module and a user module. It allows users to operate their computers remotely while benefitting from the pixel-perfect, uncompressed transmission of high-resolution DisplayPort video over distances of up to 10,000m. This ensures a perfect hand-eye coordination and best video quality. Dedicated transmission takes place over fibre optics to provide sufficient bandwidth for uncompressed DisplayPort 1.2 signals, video, keyboard/mouse, RS232, USB 2.0 and audio. The system includes many user-friendly and mission-critical features such as the screen-freeze function, the monitoring function, a redundant power supply, SNMP and two network ports.

Loss-free transmission even for compressing systems
Another highlight at the G&D stand will be the presentation of compressing systems, which now include G&D“s improved, in-house HDIP compression technology in the latest development stage, Level 3. This compression mode allows the loss-free transmission of video signals with a resolution of 4K at 60Hz. The KVM extender DP-Vision1.2 already uses the advantages of this new compression mode for the extension of computer signals either via fibre optics up to 10,000 m or via CAT cables up to 140 m.

Switching 4K via matrix
The scenario becomes even more exciting when it comes to extending computer signals not only as a point-to-point connection, but when these signals are also switched and distributed – or in other words, when several computers are to be operated remotely via different, simultaneous workstations. Following G&D“s principle of mix & match, all products as well as their variants are compatible and can be combined with each other. The KVM extender DP1.2-Vision can easily be integrated into G&D matrix systems such as the ControlCenter-Compact or the ControlCenter-Digital, which allows the extension and switching of 4K at 60 Hz through the matrix. The ControlCenter-Compact is available in six expansion levels providing between 8 and 80 dynamic ports, which can be used either as input or as output. The device is compatible with both the DVICenter and the ControlCenter-Digital as well as all end devices, which makes it possible to add new systems to existing infrastructures.

G&D“s matrix switches include many useful and helpful functionalities such as CrossDisplay-Switching and scenario switching. The KVM Matrix-Grid™ further enhances the possibilities of interconnecting distributed IT structures. At different locations different matrix systems can be integrated into a system, resulting in a large, virtual, reliable matrix system, which can be expanded flexibly. Another useful feature – the monitoring function – allows administrators to monitor and maintain both computer modules and user modules as well as the central matrix.
Trade fair visitors can look forward to experiencing this and many other features as the most important addition to pure technical specifications.

Unlimited access with KVM-over-IP™
Based on IP structures, the new KVM extender DP-Vision-IP complements G&D“s portfolio and breaks any spatial limitations that existed so far. The system supports DisplayPort video resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz or 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz. Combinations with other G&D systems are also possible thus allowing complex installations with worldwide access. With the DP-Vision-IP, G&D are significantly expanding their portfolio and currently offer the broadest range of KVM systems available on the market.

G&D KVM systems help create user-friendly, ergonomic and efficient workstations without any computers and free from noise and heat emissions. These ideal working conditions make both humans and computers more productive. Storing the computers in central equipment rooms makes it easier for technicians to administrate and maintain the devices. Many national and international TV stations and broadcasters trust in G&D“s 30 years of experience of manufacturing mission-critical KVM systems.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

eyefactive extends touchscreen portfolio

eyefactive extends touchscreen portfolio

Touchscreen Hardware: Touch Tables, Terminals, Steles, Transparent, Interactive Shop Windows

The multitouch specialists eyefactive have added a new range of touchscreen systems to their portfolio since early 2017 – available either for purchase or rent. LCD displays with different touch sensors in different sizes and formats, including the transparent touchscreen display system HYPEBOX as well as the interactive shop window SAPPHIRE.

Touchscreen technology still is the the dominant topic in the digital signage sector. The interaction with a display e.g. at point of sale is not frowned upon as a playful gimmick anymore, but poses an essential extension to the overall communication process. Even more so, in most cases touch technology is expected as standard by customers these days.

As a consequence, eyefactive has extended its hardware portfolio by several new variants. In addition to their own rear-projection technology of sheer unlimited applications, eyefactive offers new LCD based touchscreen systems with PCAP or IR touch sensors.

The interactive touchscreen shop window display SAPPHIRE extends the retail space virtually at point of sale beyond regular opening hours. The outdoor touchscreen is safely mounted behind the shop window but ensures interactive operation on the outside at any time, day and night.

The HYPEBOX has a transparent touchscreen, which can display digital additional information about the product in the showcase behind the screen. The touchscreen´s interactive control is fully multitouch-enabled.

Also part of the product range of the specialists for interactive systems, for quite some time now, is the LCD touchscreen table ALPHA with a premium capacitive multitouch display by 3M. The table can be ordered in various display sizes and colors. Based on the same technology but a different design offer the protagonists of eyefactive´s new product lines: the touchscreen stele TALOS with displays in portrait format and the multitouch terminal DELTA.

Links

Transparent Touchscreen Display HYPEBOX®
Touchscreen Shop Window Display SAPPHIRE
Touchscreen Table ALPHA
Touchscreen Kiosk Terminal DELTA
Touchscreen Stele TALOS
Touchscreen Displays and Videowalls
Touchscreen Products: Overview

eyefactive from Wedel (near Hamburg / Germany) is the leading provider for interactive multitouch and multiuser technology in large-scale. The product portfolio consists of flexible and scalable multitouch displays integrated into tables and walls as well as the first dedicated app-platform for interactive signage software. For effective marketing at points of sale & information and creative teamwork in companies. eyefactive has been awarded multiple times, e.g. „ICT start-up of the year 2012“ by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Clients are world renowned brands like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz Bank, Beiersdorf, Siemens and Olympus.

Please find further information here:
http://www.eyefactive.com/en

Kontakt
eyefactive GmbH
Matthias Woggon
Feldstrasse 128
22880 Wedel
0049 4103 903800
0049 4103 9038099
info@eyefactive.com
http://www.eyefactive.com/en

Computer Information Telecommunications

Is nearly faultless video good enough for ATC?

G&D CEO, Roland Ollek, contemplates if there is an acceptable alternative to uncompressed video systems in the air traffic control room.

Is nearly faultless video good enough for ATC?

Few workplaces have higher standards or more stringent regulations than the ATC control room. With human life at stake, it“s no place to cut corners or make any kind of error. For the ATCOs who work there, it is a highly strenuous job requiring the highest levels of concentration with multi-tasking skills. Therefore perfect working conditions are an absolute necessity. To work effectively, ATCOs need accurate information – e.g. if trajectories on a radar screen are crossing on different levels, displayed in different colours to indicate different parameters, this visual information needs to be crystal clear and absolutely reliable.

The work in the control room involves constantly staring at a computer screen which can be detrimental to health. First of all the heat and noise generated by the computers themselves can be stressful and a distraction. KVM systems can solve this issue by moving computers out of the control room whilst ensuring remote operation in real-time. Another health aspect is the Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) with its symptoms of headaches, blurred vision, neck pain and eye strain underlines the need for providing the highest levels of video quality. So if using a KVM system this maximum level of video quality has to be ensured.

An uncompressed ideal

KVM systems allow computers to be moved out of the ATC control room and into a dedicated technical centre whilst ensuring remote operation in real-time. With computers out of the control room, noise and heat follow along with the computer maintenance engineers. There“s more safety too as KVM is custom-made for redundancy concepts.

There is a choice of systems available and the major difference lies in the video transmission. Some systems transmit the available information pixel-by-pixel and in real-time – this is called an uncompressed transmission. In use, these KVM systems operate between the computer and the workplace and act „transparently“- what comes in is what goes out. This is because uncompressed systems provide the high bandwidth necessary to forward the entire incoming video from the computer“s graphics adaptor to the display. The transmission is pixel-by-pixel perfect, transparent, uncompressed and absolutely lossless. However, the higher the video resolution, the more bandwidth is required so more demand is placed on the transmission system, making it more costly. Therefore the result is absolutely reliable and at the maximum quality. The ATCO does get to see every any single pixel that the computer system can provide.

The legal component

The highest video quality is also an essential for the majority of ANSPs that record ATC communications. If an issue should occur, this recorded material is used as a clarification of events. But for a true „recording at the glass“ the recorded quality has to correspond exactly with what the ATCO has seen, so it does not become questionable as evidence. When recording takes place remotely in the technical area but the video displayed at the CWP is transmitted via a KVM system – only uncompressed systems guarantee the reliability for referential integrity.

Is compression a viable choice?

Depending on the application and on the quality achieved, video compression has many advantages. First among these is lower bandwidth which in turn allows for lower spec (and cheaper) components and easier ways of further handling the signals, especially via matrix systems. Matrix systems allow complex switching of the signals. Many computers and consoles are connected to a central matrix switch which allows cross-wise access. This can be seen as kind of a bottleneck as the switch has to handle all the video and further signal streams at a time. But with the lower bandwidth of compressed video, such bottlenecks can be solved – whilst taking into account a slightly reduced video quality.

At G&D, along with our uncompressed KVM solutions we“ve also developed systems using our own compression algorithm. Working with G&D High Dynamic Image Processing Level 3, these also provide a pixel perfect video result and are suitable for ATC use, too. However, compressed or uncompressed, all of our systems are thoroughly tested and produced according to ISO 9001 standard, which is supported by decades of experience providing installations for the ATC sector. Yet for compressed systems we have to admit: what commonly is called visually lossless – the term itself already implies it – contains certain losses though.

Is it worth it?

The primary reason for choosing a compressed system over an uncompressed one is cost. The question is, should cost be a factor in the critical environment of the ATC control room? When human life is at risk not to mention the health and careers of those who work in such an environment, the slightest cut in quality, efficiency or standards becomes very difficult to justify. There is a difference between compressed and uncompressed video. The risk may be minimal with compressed and for sure the financial costs are less but it only takes one mistake for a severe incident to occur. The cost of that could be incalculable in financial and human terms too. So if you really have no alternative and an uncompressed system is beyond your budget, make sure you go for the very best compressed system available!

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

G&D introduces KVM extender of a completely different league

DP1.2.-VisionXG – the world“s first and only KVM extender to transmit 8K video

G&D introduces KVM extender of a completely different league

KVM extender DP1.2-VisionXG-MC4 for perfect video transmission, pixel by pixel up to 8K at 60 Hz.

Guntermann & Drunck GmbH can claim another superlative in the KVM industry: the DP1.2-VisionXG-MC4, the world’s first and only KVM extender for uncompressed, latency-free transmission of 8K video at 60Hz. The high-class KVM extender system consists of a computer module and a user module. It allows users to operate their computers remotely while benefitting from the pixel-perfect, uncompressed transmission of high-resolution DisplayPort video over four video channels and distances of up to 10,000m. Thanks to the source synchronicity of the video channels, even the highest video resolutions can be extended over long distances. This fact is especially interesting since DisplayPort cables for transmitting high resolutions are usually extremely short.

The dedicated transmission over optical fibres provides enough bandwidth for uncompressed DisplayPort 1.2 video signals, keyboard/mouse, RS232, USB2.0 and audio.

The system includes many mission-critical features such as the screen-freeze function, the monitoring function, a redundant power supply, SNMP and two network ports.

With the future-oriented additions to their product portfolio such as KVM-over-IP™, among other things, G&D show their customers how to use powerful KVM systems to get the maximum out of their installations.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

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HungaroControl uses high-tech equipment for remote tower

KVM devices from G&D offer ATCOs 24/7 support

HungaroControl uses high-tech equipment for remote tower

Remote tower at HungaroControl (Source: @HungaroControl)

With HungaroControl“s remote tower concept, Budapest Airport, which counts around 100,000 flight movements per year, is the first remote-controlled airport of its size. For ATCOs working in the tower, it is extremely important to have a direct view at arrivals, departures and the ground traffic. Managing movements without being able to directly monitoring the ground from the tower is a revolutionary approach and therefore a great challenge for the cooperation and communication of all parties involved. HungaroControl has tackled these challenges by applying G&D KVM products in one of Europe“s most modern remote control centres.

Whether arrival, departure or managing ground traffic – G&D“s KVM equipment offers reliable and invisible support for ATCOs. With KVM, computers can be moved out of the control centre while ATCOs are still able to fully access them remotely. The redundancy concept based on the KVM matrix switch ControlCenter-Digital offers maximum security and provides prevention against failures.

Hungary’s first remote tower concept is based on the bi-directional integration of the existing ground monitoring system and a camera network that is set up at several locations at the airport in order to improve the situation awareness of air traffic controllers and increase flight safety. All camera images are forwarded to four video wall servers and finally displayed on a huge video wall with 32 screens (10 x 3 m).
This video wall does not only provide ATCOs with comprehensive visual information, but offers a complete overview of the entire airport, too. The KVM technology in the background facilitates the work of air traffic controllers without being noticed and therefore serves as a reliable 24/7 wingman.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

DP1.2-MUX3-ATC for the optimisation of high-performance ATC workplaces

Brand new KVM Switch from G&D – when ultra-fast switching is needed for even more safety

DP1.2-MUX3-ATC for the optimisation of high-performance ATC workplaces

The KVM Switch DP1.2-MUX3-ATC facilitates extremely fast switching between computers.

G&D is presenting another new product – the new DP1.2-MUX3-ATC. Via the KVM switch, ATCOs can operate up to three computers from one workspace (e.g. primary, redundancy and fall-back systems). The high-performance system supports 4K resolution at 60Hz and avoids the short image disturbances usually found at these resolutions when switching. The switcher is especially designed for the demands of ATC – 100% secure round-the-clock operation at top performance.

Compression-free, pixel-perfect, latency-free and loss-free
The new KVM Switch shows its strengths in ATC redundancy concepts. The compression-free system facilitates extremely fast switching. Redundancy and fall-back systems can easily be set up to run parallel to the primary system. In the case of computer malfunction, the user can switch to a redundancy system at the touch of a button – within a fraction of a second. As well as system security, the redundant system also offers the additional benefit that technicians can carry out administration and maintenance in the background without disrupting the work of the ATCO on the primary system. In combination with a KVM extender, the computer signals can be extended, so that pilot computers are blocked locally and operated remotely. Control rooms then enjoy optimal working conditions, without noise or heat emissions.

Mission-critical features for more safety
Especially designed for air traffic control, the KVM Switch boasts mission-critical features such as SNMP and monitoring for the active health management of system components, as well as redundant power supply. The user-friendly screen-freeze function holds its own in the case of a signal disruption. This feature „freezes“ the last received image in case the video signal fails. A semi-transparent red frame signifies this status. This means that the ATCO isn“t left looking at a black screen in case of emergency, rather has access to static information and a timer. Security concepts for automatic switching and external activation concepts are also available. These allow the system to be linked to further concepts to guarantee absolute reliability.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

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Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
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Tel.: +49 (0) 27 39 / 89 01 – 100
Fax: +49 (0) 27 39 / 89 01 – 120
http://www.gdsys.de
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de