Guntermann & Drunck KVM Solutions for Air Traffic Control Operations
Guntermann & Drunck has many years’ experience in producing and installing digital and analogue KVM products for air traffic control rooms at airports throughout the world.
The company is highly experienced in the installation of air traffic control towers, baggage handling systems and other important facilities for airports. G&D’s customers receive optimal benefits through cost-effective solutions.
Remote operation of computers for air traffic controllers
KVM boosts and switches computer signals, enabling remote operation of computers or simultaneous access to multiple devices. G&D KVM solutions have been designed to optimise productivity for both personnel and IT equipment, enhancing operations.
Clients gain the advantage of having a user-friendly workstation that has been specifically designed for comfort, emitting reduced levels of noise and heat. Users are still able to access computers in real-time with full performance assured.
G&D is a respected name in the air traffic control (ATC) sector, with decades of experience working alongside international air navigation service providers.
G&D’s extensive portfolio includes solutions for:
- ATC failure safety, redundancies and preventive monitoring
- Dependable 24/7 operations
- Optimum quality over long operating times and product-life for ATC applications
- A variety of useful functions that offer greater flexibility
KVM extenders: operate computers remotely from one desk via CAT or fibre-optic cables
KVM extenders enable users to operate computers in real-time from distances up to 10,000m. Systems contain a receiver module and transmitter.
Because all computers operate in air-conditioned equipment rooms, working environments are free from noise and heat. Technicians are able to maintain equipment without causing any disruptions or distractions to air traffic personnel, allowing them to fully concentrate on their jobs.
IT staff can provide simple maintenance to the system through a transmitter module on a local console in the server room.
Systems can be provided with either compressed or uncompressed or data transmission depending on the application, which can be performed through CAT cables, fibre-optics, or IP. The highest video quality resolution of up to 4K allows for optimal hand-eye coordination.
Accessing multiple ATC computers from one console
Digital and analogue switches enable one console to operate and monitor up to 64 computers, capturing everything from keyboards, displays, and mouse movement. This capability is particularly sought-after for air traffic controllers, as there are multiple factors to consider during operations.
In addition, switches allow for the simple set-up of auxiliary systems to ensure that backup computers are deployed to mitigate a systems failure at the push of a button. Technicians can maintain the back-ups systems in the background without any interruption to the primary system to ensure readiness whenever required.
In addition, users can operate numerous computers and consoles at the same time with the KVM matrix systems. The system enables the large-scale and flexible operation of multiple consoles and IT systems. Digital KVM matrix systems are based on digital video signals such DisplayPort and DVI, with connections also supporting analogue sources.
Monitoring and SNMP solutions for mission-critical applications at airports
G&D products feature monitoring and simple network management protocols (SNMP) functions for users to keep a close eye on their system statuses, as well as those of connected devices.
The system’s permanent monitoring function provides users with the capacity to respond to critical issues before they cause potential failures such as over-heating, miscommunication, or backup systems error.
The monitoring and SNMP function allows system failures to be averted and increases operations efficiencies. The solution is ideal for mission-critical tasks such as live events or routine monitoring.
Products and Services
DP1.2-VisionXG: High-End KVM Extender for Uncompressed 8K Video
The high-end extender system DP1.2-VisionXG is the world’s first and only KVM extender to transmit 8K video at full 60Hz frame rate.
The new DP1.2-Vision extender extends video signals with resolutions up to 4K at 60Hz, either via optical fibers or CAT cables.
DL-Vision extender system uses optical fibres to transmit uncompressed and lossless video signals up to 4K @ 60Hz resolution over distances up to 400m or 10,000m.
KVM switch DP1.2-MUX3-ATC can operate up to three computers from one workspace (e.g. primary, redundancy and fall-back systems).
With DL-MUX you can operate up to four computers via one console with only one set of monitor, keyboard/mouse.
ControlCenter-Digital is a modular digital KVM matrix switch that lets air traffic controllers operate multiple computers over multiple consoles.
ControlCenter-Compact offers high-performance in compact form and is often used for small and mid-sized installations.
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