KVM solutions in in maritime applications
Robustness even under extreme conditions
Strong winds, salty air, waves and vibrations are just some of the strains the board equipment is exposed to. Therefore, any IT component must be as robust and reliable as possible.
When it comes to applying KVM products on ships, offshore platforms, dredgers or work boats, we know what’s important for our customers and can provide the most suitable products.
Extremely robust and durable, G&D products for special applications fulfil all technical requirements – even on the high seas. They offer direct access to IT equipment safely stored in a separate server room and can take on changing weather or the most unforgiving of working environments without suffering any damage.
Increasing world trade requires more and better port facilities and climate change is threatening coastal areas.
KVM solutions for control stations on ships
Due to changing weather and a rough operating environment with salty air, high air humidity, waves and vibrations, IT parts must be stored in special equipment rooms. The computers are stored in an access-protected central equipment room (see figure in the right) KVM solutions for control stations on ships
DVI-CPU computer modules connect the computers to the central matrix switch (DVICenter). The consoles on bridges are provided with receiver modules (DVI-CON). Through their connection to the matrix switch, each console on the bridge has direct access to the remote computers. Now all computers can be operated from various consoles. User profiles control the access to the system.
KVM solutions for maritime control rooms
On ships, various processes must be monitored 24/7. Many large and small control rooms are required to monitor drive and automation technology, video, AC and ventilation or to ensure peace and prevent conflicts. In other control rooms, processes like helicopter landings can be monitored and controlled either centrally or locally. But monitoring many processes at the same time also requires many computers. Depending on their size, ships require extensive computer equipment to monitor multiple processes 24/7. Extremely robust and reliable KVM products fulfil any technical demands.
With G&D, you can rely on always being able to operate and access your computers. Applying IT on the high seas demands much from the equipment – G&D devices can cope with any environment. Sensitive IT equipment is separated from the actual consoles and placed in a central server room where the devices are protected from the weather and unauthorized access. Connected to a matrix switch, computer signals are available in the control room without any delays. The board crew can access any required information from various consoles.
KVM solutions to monitor harbours and seaways
Monitoring harbours and seaways require permanent control and coordination. Therefore employees need the best ergonomic conditions supporting them in their important tasks during which they need to stay focussed and react fast. Users benefit from maximum performance and usability since KVM systems enable them to work flexibly and without any distractions. We even have fitting solutions if you need to monitor multiple computers and processes at the same time.
Here, KVM switches come in handy. With one switch only, users can operate up to eight computers using one keyboard and one mouse. Depending on requirements, products transmit up to four video channels. Switching between channels takes place by pressing a button at the front of the device, hotkeys or using an external device.
Now administrators can already react to critical values (e. g. increased temperatures, errors in the communication with the keyboard interface or problems with redundant systems) before they lead to failures.