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20 December 2019

IHSE Enables Collaborative Multi-Screen Control

IHSE Draco tera KVM systems now allow for the collaborative use of multi-monitor workstations.

The new multi-screen control allows two users to operate up to eight computers in parallel using their own screens and keyboard and mouse sets.

All Draco tera KVM systems now feature multi-screen control through the system critical configuration firmware Draco tera Tool. Users are able to operate several computers across multiple monitors with a single keyboard and mouse.

Multi-screen control is critical in situations in which an operator manages several screens connected to different computers, such as command centres, control rooms and ship bridges.

Users need to be able to monitor a number of screens and quickly switch between them. A single keyboard and mouse for all screens allows a swift transition between devices. With multi-screen control, users can quickly switch between computers using keyboard hotkeys or by moving the mouse from one screen to the next. It also allows computers with more than one video output (multi-head) to be connected.

This new upgrade allows for the simultaneous operation of up to eight screens, using two keyboard and mouse sets. Two users can work simultaneously at a multi-monitor workplace and access connected sources in parallel. Various setups are possible, allowing for new forms of collaboration and improved flexibility in multi-monitor applications.

Product Manager at IHSE, Mark Hempel said: “Safety-critical multi-monitor workstations can now be configured so that they can be operated by both one and two users, for example in emergency situations. This makes it possible to react quickly to situation changes or to deploy personnel effectively in emergencies.”

IHSE’s KVM switching, extension and sharing solutions are available for demonstration at upcoming trade fairs:

  • SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology) in Hamburg, 4 – 7 September 2018. Stand no. B6.129.1.
  • IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) in Amsterdam, 14 – 18 September 2018. Stand no. 7.A09.

This case study looks into the installation of Draco tera compact matrix switches in the control centre and simulation rooms at Frankfurt Airport in Germany.
IHSE's KVM technology is used to provide airports with real-time traffic data for optimum operations, as well as enhanced safety and efficiency.
IP module Sira offers a highly secure solution for remote access to computers.
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