Analog KVM matrix systems - operating multiple computers over multiple consoles

Analog KVM matrix switches let you operate multiple computers over multiple consoles (consisting of display, keyboard & mouse).

The analog KVM matrix systems consist of three components

  • A central module, which connects user consoles and computers and enable switching operations
  • Computer modules, which forward signals from computers to the matrix
  • User modules to connect the consoles on which users work 

The following variants of analog KVM matrix systems are available

CATCenter NEO

The CATCenter NEO system provides the following signals for several simultaneous consoles:

  • VGA video, DVI-A Video (by converting to VGA)
  • Keyboard/mouse
  • Audio

The system offers up to 16 user and 64 computer ports, which can be expanded up to 128 users and 2048 computers.

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CompactCenter X2

The CompactCenter X2 provides the following signals for 2 integrated simultaneous consoles:

  • VGA video
  • DVI-A Video (by converting to VGA)
  • Keyboard/mouse

The matrix switch offers 2 integrated user consoles (local and IP) and 16 computer ports. It can not be expanded.

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CATCenter X2

With the CATCenter X2 system you can operate several computers by two consoles. It provides the following signals for 2 simultaneous consoles:

  • VGA video
  • Keyboard/mouse 

The system offers 2 user and 16 computer ports. Computer ports can be expanded up to 1024.

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Bridge function - Integrate existing analog systems into digital solutions

The Bridge function Integrates existing analog systems into digital solutions. Your advantage: Secure investments by future-proof expansion options.

Uniting the worlds of digital and analog KVM

To be able to continue using VGA-based KVM matrix systems and to integrate digital state-of-the-art solutions, G&D developed the Bridge function. With the function, users can integrate CATCenter NEO clusters into digital matrix switch systems (ControlCenter-Digital or DVICenter) and operate the entire system over one single user interface.

Schematic drawing of the BRIDGE function
Schematic drawing of the BRIDGE function

When connecting the systems, analog signals are converted into digital ones. For this, the UCON (of the CATCenter NEO’s user console) grabs the signals and uses a VGA-CPU to provide them to the digital matrix.
And as always, G&D put usability first. The logical connection between both systems saves users from clicking through various OSDs. Since both systems are communicating with each other, operation is carried out over one OSD only. Users of analog KVM matrix systems don’t realise any changes while operating their system. But thanks to the Bridge function, users of digital matrix systems are able to also access analog targets via OSD now.

The system manages any processes running in the background so that users are able to completely focus on their work instead of having to worry about infrastructural issues. Therefore, the way to the source becomes secondary. Of course, rights can still be managed as easily as before.

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The functionality of analog KVM matrix systems

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