WASHINGTON—IHSE will demonstrate the Draco tera enterprise hybrid fiber/Cat-X Matrix Switch, which the company says is designed for large-scale, KVM-class signal routing in space-constrained work areas such as mobile production, production studios or command-and-control environments. More than 1,000 systems are deployed worldwide.
Available in a non-blocking matrix design with 48, 80, 160, 288, or 576 ports, the Draco tera enterprise matrix houses cards to accommodate any combination of Cat-X, fiber and XV fiber (for 4K video) inputs/outputs, as well as the Draco UNI I/O card for 3G-SDI and USB 3.0 sources. XV fiber cards support IHSE’s next-generation 49x Series 4K extenders using the Fraunhofer Lightweight Image Codec (Lici). The matrix can be fitted with IHSE’s 480-CTRL2, an enhanced version of the Draco tera CPU board, which includes a genlock port for SDI switching options and a network port for backup in critical environments. The system is capable of full SMPTE serial digital switching that conforms to ST 424, ST 292 and ST 259.
Through IHSE’s latest tera tool configuration software, system administrators can set up multiscreen mouse control, allowing users to share a keyboard and mouse connected to up to eight extenders. When used with IHSE’s Matrix Grid option, the tera tool makes it possible for administrators to combine up to 24 matrix frames controlled through a single switch-control environment. The optional Matrix Grid board can share up to eight signals among multiple matrix frames using just one duplex fiber connection.
IHSE will be in booth 313.