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Extio 3 IP KVM extenders

CATEGORY: IP Broadcast Solutions - Switching, routing, monitoring




The benefits of a well-designed KVM environment are clear. Not only do operators have a quiet and ergonomic workspace, the systems they access are in secure and climate controlled environments, increasing long-term reliability. Matrox Extio 3 is designed to easily integrate and scale in today’s most demanding broadcast and media workflows. With an intuitive central tool to manage your workflow, Extio 3 seamlessly extends multiple video, audio and USB signals—all over a single copper or fiber optic cable connection, and simplifies installation. Supporting both point-to-point and switchable IP KVM operation, Extio 3 enables you to create a flexible KVM matrix system over IP, where any workstation can be accessed from any remote user station.

Brief explanation of technology

Redefining IP KVM extension technology, Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders are capable of providing 4Kp60 4:4:4 or quad 1080p60 4:4:4 desktop-quality video over standard 1 GbE—at 5% of the bandwidth required by most other products available in the market today. With exceptional remote performance, smooth video playback, and pristine image quality, Extio 3 supports DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity with a maximum resolution of 3840x2160 @ 60Hz in true color. Configurable as either a point-to-point or networked KVM extender, this new product creates a scalable, secure, and cost-effective KVM signal routing and switching solution over IP.

Evidence of technological innovation

Matrox Extio 3 Series IP KVM extenders represent a new KVM extension technology. Extio 3 is capable of providing 4Kp60 4:4:4, desktop-quality video at 5% of the bandwidth required by most other solutions available in the market today. Its patented technology delivers exceptional remote performance, smooth video playback, and pristine image quality, Extio 3 supports DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity with a maximum resolution of 3840x2160@60Hz in true color.

Readily compatible with existing network infrastructure, Extio 3 offers flexible deployment options; supporting both standard copper and fiber optic cabling. The high-performance KVM extender can be integrated as either a point-to-point or networked KVM extender, this new product creates a scalable and cost-effective KVM matrix switching environment using standard network equipment.

User benefits

Superior Performance: Extio 3 is the only IP KVM extender capable of extending a single 4kp60 4:4:4 or up to four 1080p60 4:4:4 video signals, audio, USB2.0 and RS232 signals over 1GbE network. Delivers pristine image quality, smooth video playback and ultra-low latency through Matrox-patented technology.

Ease of Integration: Extio 3’s ultra-low bandwidth utilization simplifies network management and boosts scalability. Integrators can leverage existing IT networking equipment and standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure for seamless deployment and operations, extending up to four video signals using a single copper or fiber optic cable to reduce installation costs. Matrox Extio 3 KVM extenders fit readily into certified systems with plug-and-play deployment; there is no need to install additional software.

Flexible operation: Extio 3 extenders support one-to-one, many-to-one, or many-to-many configurations to drive connectivity needs. With the power to create flexible and scalable KVM matrix-routing using standard network switches, installations can be expanded with confidence and without costly upgrades.

Efficient multi-system control: Work efficiently and increase productivity with Extio 3’s Aggregator Mode* that allows you to view and operate multiple source computer systems from any Extio receiver unit located at a remote multi-display station, and control them with a single keyboard and mouse set. Control can be shifted from one computer to another seamlessly by moving the mouse freely across multiple desktops—at the instant the mouse cursor moves from the current desktop to the next, the control is smoothly and automatically transferred to the target source system.

High availability: Extio 3 includes several essential features that help organizations to build redundancy and fault tolerance into their installations. Supporting a distributed model of operation, Extio 3 removes single point of failure by storing all device settings and connectivity rules in each transmitter and receiver unit. Extio 3 appliances also feature two network interface ports that are configurable for link redundancy. Through its patented technology, Extio 3 intelligently adjusts its internal processing parameters to deliver a resilient KVM system that minimizes downtime, favoring continuous operation.

Optimized collaboration: The networked capabilities of Extio 3 support multi-source data sharing by routing the system to any user station in the control room from a centralized location. Simultaneous system access from multiple user stations works to optimize collaboration.

Smart control: Extio Central Manager is an intuitive, easy-to-use software to configure, manage, and monitor all Extio 3 devices from a central location on the network. Users can easily connect and switch between systems through an intuitive and graphical on-screen-display (OSD), with the interface available on the Exito 3 receiver unit.