IHSE expands the successful Draco vario series with the new Draco vario L481-BIPVMC interface card. The device enables the integration of virtual machines connected by TCP/IP into existing Draco tera compact or enterprise-based Physical KVM matrix switch systems. The result is a highly functional remote desktop solution with all the benefits of the Draco KVM system. This first-of-its-kind virtual KVM solution results in a streamlined multitasking virtual environment where multiple operating systems and applications can be accessed directly from the physical consoles of the Draco KVM system.
This new device is particularly suited to control rooms with virtualized process automation, Network Operations Centers (NOC) that require real-time access to real and virtual target devices, as well as in the TV and film industry, where virtualized desktops are increasingly used. Virtualization makes KVM infrastructures simpler and more efficient, allowing applications to deploy faster while reducing costs as compared with alternative methods. The L481-BIPVMC is suited to safety-critical applications requiring extremely fast access to information.
With the new L481-BIPVMC extender module, users can access virtual machines directly from their own KVM-connected workstations via remote desktop protocol (RDP) or perform simple PC maintenance remotely. The extensive functionality of the Draco KVM system offers options such as real-time switching; sharing; private mode; and flexible, unrestricted access to all connected computers and virtual machines. For example, companies that have different departmental or branch office applications written for different operating systems can consolidate them under one virtual server and access them all directly from the physical KVM console.
In addition to allowing RDP access of remote and virtual machines, the L481-BIPVMC lets users operate secure shell sessions (SSH) from the workstation to enable device management and network control. The module also supports computer remote access via VNC protocol.
The L481-BIPVMC is built on a compact Draco vario design and includes thin client functionality, eliminating the need to use a separate thin client for RDP access. Using the L481-BIPVMC solution creates a more cost-effective and space-saving solution by eliminating the need for additional physical servers that are more complex and take up a lot more space.
The structure of the IHSE system management software provides unified control management for configuring the virtual network, integrated L481-BIPVMC thin client configuration, physical KVM extender configuration, and all the specific configuration needs of the KVM matrix system. The result is a simplified KVM digital control system that manages the entire virtual and physical connections in one environment.
Features and Benefits
- Enables instant transparent access to severs from both local and remote locations
- Delivers perfect video resolution up to full 1080p
- Can be configured to use Active Directory or LDAP services for user access control
- Reducing security risk by isolating IP-based sources at the interface device
- Perfectly suited for control rooms with virtualized process automation, network operations and other broadcast and professional AV environments that rely on virtualized desktops.
- Access up to 16 sessions in parallel
- Uncompromised signal bandwidth with no added latency, artifacts or dropped frames
- Lower cost by sharing resources while increasing productivity