Access IT from everywhere with our KVM matrix switches

With KVM matrix switches you can access multiple computers over multiple user consoles simultaneously. They consist of computer modules, central modules and user modules. G&D products allow a flexible operation of large, distributed IT installations even with multiple user consoles connected

Depending on the requirements, users can choose between compact and modular KVM matrix switches. Even large installations with several thousand computers and a great number of different consoles can be established. Computers are accessed over simultaneous local or remote consoles. The consoles are directly connected to the matrix switches or accessed over IP.

Our KVM matrix switches transmit the following signals

  • DVI single-link/DisplayPort/VGA
  • Keyboard/mouse PS/2 and USB
  • Audio
  • Transparent USB 2.0
  • Up to 10.000 m via fibre optics

Your advantages

  • Flexible control of large and distributed IT installations
  • Optimised processes and control rooms
  • Work desks without computers
  • Undisturbed environment thanks to low noise level
  • Easy maintenance for the IT administrator

The following variants of digital KVM matrix systems are available

ControlCenter-Digital - The modular KVM matrix system

The modular KVM matrix switch ControlCenter-Digital provides the following signals for several simultaneous consoles:

  • Single-link + Dual-link DVI video, DisplayPort 1.1, VGA
  • Keyboard/mouse and audio bidirectional
  • RS232 & USB 2.0 transparent.

The system offers 288, 160 or 80 dynamic ports, which can be used either as computer or as user port. The system supports CAT cables and fibre optics even in mixed mode.

Note:
For computer and console modules (CPU & CON) see
"Components Digital Matrix"

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Highlights

  • Modular setup: I/O-Cards-CAT and -Fiber, I/O-Cards-Multi and the power supplies are modular and hot pluggable/hot swappable.
  • Core switching logic placed on separate switch card and can be easily replaced / Controller card can be exchanged as well
  • Cascadable up to 3 levels / DVICenter can be integrated into the system as slave / Compatible with all DVICenter devices
  • The system can be expanded or adapted even during operation
  • An integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protects any access and configuration data
  • Comprehensive user and rights management
  • Centralised configuration for all system components
  • Operation and configuration via web interface and OSD
  • Text-based media control over TCP/IP e.g. AMX, Crestron and VSM

Variants

  • ControlCenter-Digital-288 with 288 dynamic ports
  • ControlCenter-Digital-160 with 160 dynamic ports
  • ControlCenter-Digital-80 with 80 dynamic ports

Specifications

PrincipleKVM matrix switch
MediumDirect connection via CAT cable or fibre optics
CapabilityCCD 288: Up to 3,998 computers when operated by 50 consoles (for example, when cascaded)
ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz incl. Full HD (1080p)
RangeUp to 140 m between two modules each over CAT cables and up to 10,000 m between two modules over fibre optics
Further featuresThree redundant Power Supplies, SNMP management support, hot plug capability, Syslog message output, CrossDisplay-Switching, CDS multihead groups, redundant backup and restore concepts to reset configuration after replacing the controller card
ApplicationBroadcast, plant rooms and server rooms, control centers

DVICenter - The compact KVM matrix system

The DVICenter system provides the following signals for several simultaneous consoles:

  • Single-link DVI video, Display Port 1.1, VGA
  • Keyboard/mouse and audio bidirectional
  • RS232 & USB 2.0 transparent

The system offers 16, 32 or 64 dynamic ports, which can be freely configured for either user or computer connection.

Note:
For computer and console modules (CPU & CON) see
"Components Digital Matrix"

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Highlights

  • Up to 140 m between two modules each over CAT cables
  • Up to 560 m system range via CAT cable when cascaded or up to 40,000 m via fiber optics (DVI-FiberLink)
  • Comprehensive user and rights management
  • Centralised configuration for all system components
  • Operation and configuration via web interface and OSD
  • Text-based media control over TCP/IP e.g. AMX, Crestron and VSM

Variants

  • DVICenter DP64 – with 64 dynamic ports
  • DVICenter DP32 – with 32 dynamic ports
  • DVICenter DP16 – with 16 dynamic ports

Specifications

PrincipleKVM matrix switch
MediumDirect connection via CAT cable or fibre optics
CapabilityDP64: Up to 2,744 computers when operated by 8 consoles (for example, when cascaded)
ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz incl. Full HD (1080p)
RangeUp to 140 m between two modules each over CAT cables and up to 10,000 m between two modules over fibre optics
Further featuresDetection and display of the DVICenter-system architecture, redundant power supply, analog displays connectable at user module, SNMP-Management, hot plug capability, Syslog message output, CrossDisplay-Switching
ApplicationBroadcast, plant rooms and server rooms, control centers

Components for the digital KVM matrix systems

KVM matrix switches: Components

For connecting computers and consoles to the system, the digital matrix switches DVICenter and ControlCenter-Digital use the same peripherals. This ensures maximum compatibility.

The modules are available for different video standards / interfaces, multi-channel video, different transmission media as well as for connecting to 1 or 2 matrix switch cluster.

All modules are compatible with each other

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Central module

ControlCenter-Digital
CCD 288
CCD 160
CCD 80
central module with up to 288/160/80 ports for the operation up to 1 - 287 computers over up to 287 - 1 simultaneos user modules
DVICenter
DP 64,
DP 32
DP 16
central module for the operation up to 1 - 63 computers over up to 63 - 1 simultaneos user modules

Computer and console modules (CPU & CON)

Computer and console modules (CPU & CON)

For connecting computers and consoles, a huge variant of modules is available to suit best any individual need. These modules are composed of the following characteristics:

Video Signal
DP-HRtransmission of high resolution DisplayPort video at a bandwidth of up to 300 Mpixels/s allowing for resolutions up to 2560x1600@60Hz or 3840x2160@30Hz (basic modules DP-HR-CPU and DP-HR-CON)
DPtransmission of DisplayPort 1.1 for resolutions up to 1920x1200@60Hz (basic modules DP-CPU and DP-CON)
DVItransmission of single-link DVI video for resolutions up to 1920x1200@60Hz (basic modules DVI-CPU and DVI-CON)
VGAon computer side the module VGA-CPU-UC integrates analog video into the system, on the user side the DVI modules also provide analog signals via the DVI-I interface.
MC2 / MC4modules to connect to multihead graphics / multiple displays
DHDual Head (DH) variant to integrate two video channels using one single transmission line (Basic modules DP-HR-DH-CPU and DP-HR-DH-CON)
Transmission
Fibertransmission via fiber optics (multi mode up to 400 m, single mode up to 5,000 m, single mode plus up to 10,000 m), fiber variants to connect with ControlCenter-Digital only (basic modules e.g. DP-CPU-Fiber or DP-CON-Fiber)
CATtransmission via CAT cable (up to 140 m) [as a standard not mentioned in the product names, e.g. DVI-CPU or DVI-CON]
UCcomputer module for connecting to two matrix switch cluster (basic module e.g. DVI-CPU-UC)
CON-2console module for connecting to / switch in-between two matrix switch cluster (basic module e.g. DVI-CON-2)
USB transmission
Generic HIDall modules provide the capability to connect – besides standard PS/2 and USB keyboard / mouse – any USB device out of the class of Human Interface Devices
Utransparent USB 2.0 transmission within the primary transmission line at USB full speed (basic module e.g. DVI-U-CPU or DVI-U-CON)
U2-Rtransparent USB 2.0 transmission at USB high speed and transparent transmission of RS232 via a separate transmission line (U2-R-CPU and U2-R-CON)

A broad range of variants as a mix of all mentioned features is available, e.g. modules like DP-HR-U-CPU-Fiber-UC, DVI-CON-2, DVI-CPU-MC2-UC … For a full list click here or ask for the full catalogue “Digital matrix systems”, please

Dynamic-UserCenter - Expands the user range of the digital KVM matrix systems

The Dynamic UserCenter 32 expands the user range of the DVICenter or CCD and allows users to access multiple computers via several DVICenter or ControlCenter-Digital clusters. The product offers 32 dynamic ports, which can be freely configured as computer or user port by web interface.

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Variants

Dynamic UserCenter 32:
Supporting module for the DVICenter or the ControlCenter-Digital

Specifications

PrincipleKVM Sharing: mirror one computer towards several DVICenters and ControlCenter-Digital
MediumHigh Quality CAT cables
CapabilityDVI up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz (incl. Full HD, 1080p)
ResolutionRedundant power supply, centralised configuration via web interface,
SNMP trap & agent support, monitoring function,
compatible with DVICenter & ControlCenter-Digital

DVI-FiberLink - Expands the transmission range by fiber

The DVI-FiberLink expands the transmission range of a DVICenter system by fiber.

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Variants

  • DVI-FiberLink(S) – transceiver module for single-mode fiber
  • DVI-FiberLink(M) – transceiver module for multi-mode fiber

Specifications

PrincipleTransceiver
MediumSingle- or multimode fiber optics
RangeUp to 10 kilometers by single-mode transmission module
Up to 550 meters by multi-mode transmission module
ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz (incl. Full HD, 1080p)
Further features5 devices can be combined in one power loop for easy installation, compatible with DVICenter & ControlCenter-Digital
ApplicationBroadcast, control rooms, server rooms, control centers, plant rooms

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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Highlights

  • Automatic video tuning for each user-computer line
  • Comprehensive user and rights management
  • Centralised configuration for all system components
  • Operation and configuration via OSD, web interface and IP-client
  • Supports fiber optics by use of NEO-FiberLink
  • System range expanded by 10,000 m using fiber optics
  • Offers module for computer access over IP Monitoring function, SNMP support

Variants

CATCenter NEO16, NEO8, NEO4 – central modules for 16, 8 or 4 consoles and 32/64 computers

Components

UCONuser module for direct access over CAT cable
UCON-IP-NEOuser module for IP access
CATpro2computer module in different variants
CATpro2-DVIAcomputer module for integration of DVI-A video
UserCenter CAT8-Audioexpanding the user range up to 128 consoles
Neo-FiberLink(S)/(M)transmitter/receiver module for single-mode fiber and multi-mode fiber

Specifications

PrincipleKVM matrix switch
MediumDirect connection via CAT-5e/6/7 cable, IP
CapabilityFor 1 to 1024 computers and 4 to 128 user
ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1440 @ 75 Hz
RangeUp to 300 m at direct access over CAT cable, unlimited at IP-access
Further featuresDetection and display of the system architecture, Syslog message output, redundant power supply, hot plug capability, diverse firmware upgrades available, stay-alive function, text-based media control over TCP/IP e.g. AMX and Crestron
ApplicationBroadcast, control room, server room, control centers

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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Highlights

  • Automatic video tuning for each user-computer line
  • Two integrated consoles, ready to work
  • Comprehensive user and rights management
  • Two network interfaces
  • Centralised configuration of all system components
  • Operation and configuration via OSD, web interface and IP client
  • Redundant power supply
  • Monitoring function, SNMP support

Components

CompactCenter X2 – central module with 2 consoles and 16 computer ports
CATpro2 – computer module in different variants

Specifications

PrincipleKVM matrix switch
MediumDirect connection via CAT-5e/6/7 cable, IP
CapabilityFor 16 computers and 2 user
ResolutionLocal up to 1920 x 1440 @ 75 Hz, over IP up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz acc. to VESA CVT-RB
RangeUp to 30 m between central and computer module, unlimited IP access
Further featuresHot plug capability, stay-alive function of computers
ApplicationBroadcast, control room, computer racks

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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Highlights

  • Automatic video tuning for each user-computer line
  • Up to 300 m system range via CAT cable
  • Comprehensive user and rights management
  • Redundant power supply
  • Offers module for computer access over IP
  • Detection and display of the system architecture

Components

CATCenter X2 – central modules for 2 consoles and 16 computers
UCON – user module for direct access over CAT cable
UCON-IP-NEO – user module for IP access
CATpro2 – computer module in different variants

Specifications

PrincipleKVM matrix switch
MediumDirect connection via CAT-5e/6/7 cable, IP
CapabilityFor 1 to 1024 computers and 2 user
ResolutionLocal up to 1920 x 1440 @ 75 Hz
RangeUp to 300 m at direct access over CAT cable, unlimited IP access
Further featuresHot plug capability, stay-alive function of computers, diverse firmware upgrades available
ApplicationBroadcast, control room, computer racks

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.

Highlights

  • Any systems in use can still be used
  • Expansions of digital systems provide security for the future
  • User-friendly implementation with OSD as a single interface that displays all connected computers
  • Even higher ROI thanks to longer operating cycle
  • Existing systems can still be used as subsystems (Keyword: gentle migration)

Functionality

The functionality of KVM matrix switches

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