Applications

Process Controls

Process control

In control room environments where multi-monitor setups are key for monitoring critical information and fast decision making, the Matrox high-performance Extio 3 IP KVM extenders excel. Operators are able to access and display critical, high-resolution data from several remote computers on a network, using a single interface (keyboard and mouse) from their workstations, which moreover saves desktop space and reduces the clutter of cables. Extio 3 extender’s ready integration with the Matrox Mura IPX capture, encode, decode, and display cards makes setting up of collaborative video walls easy.

Freight transportation on a cargo ship

Transportation

In airports, stations, naval ports, and other transportation hubs, centralizing the servers and computers that are used for monitoring and control is a primary requirement. Centralization brings about a two-pronged benefit—users enjoy better work surroundings (less noise and heat emission with more spacious and ergonomic settings) while the computer and data are protected from unauthorized access and environment risks. For the ever-increasing needs of transportation networks, Extio 3 IP KVM extenders together with COTS network switches provide a highly scalable and flexible digital matrix switch solution.

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Government

Data privacy is a prime concern in government and corporate settings. Extio 3 KVM extenders enable IT departments in government agencies to centralize and secure computer systems in server rooms and provide remote access to their users. A secure KVM solution, Extio 3 protects the transmitted audio, video, and control signals through encryption, and supports user authentication for controlled access.
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Emergency operation & dispatch

Hospital and clinical environments with medical imaging, diagnosis, and surgical operations primarily require KVM extension to keep the computer away from sterile operating theatres and diagnostic rooms. KVM extension makes more space for medical personnel (doctors and technicians) rather than machines, and it also helps them to concentrate better on the patients without the distraction of being surrounded by noisy equipment.

Healthcare

Hospital and clinical environments with medical imaging, diagnosis, and surgical operations primarily require KVM extension to keep the computer away from sterile operating theatres and diagnostic rooms. KVM extension makes more space for medical personnel (doctors and technicians) rather than machines, and it also helps them to concentrate better on the patients without the distraction of being surrounded by noisy equipment.

Students in a classroom

Education

Extio 3 IP KVM extension contributes to effective education environments. It enables collaborative learning, where the teacher’s desktop material and demonstrations are shared directly with the students in different locations in a classroom or lab, or the teacher views what the students are working on by accessing their systems and provides instantaneous feedback. Similarly, KVM extension facilitates collaborative presentations—while the presenter delivers the speech from the front, the systems are placed out of the field of view, unobtrusively at the rear of the classroom or auditorium for a co-presenter to control. KVM extension also enables remote observation and remote training (such as behavioral analyses and simulation trainings).

AV over IP Solutions for Broadcast & Media

Broadcast & post-production

Broadcast and media environments demand nothing but the best in terms of quality, availability, and reliability. Moreover, recording and production studios often need KVM extension to ensure silence, which would not be possible with computers being in the same room. The Extio 3 appliance is ideal for these environments as it can extend high resolutions up to 4Kp60 video at 4:4:4 with impeccable performance, on existing Gigabit Ethernet networks, at low bitrates. Extio 3 enables an IP KVM matrix solution where systems can be shared and accessed with ease from different locations in the same building.

Extio 3 for Broadcast & Media Environments

Military & defense

Security, ready availability, sharing, and integrity of data are paramount requirements in the military and defense sectors. Extio 3 provides high-resolution extension and allows sensitive data to be protected with user access controls, advanced encryption, secure communication protocols, and other KVM extender security measures. In military and defense, command and communication centers, situation rooms, training and simulation are some of the areas where KVM extension is used.

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Industrial & automation

Operator safety, simplified system maintenance, and keeping systems away from dirty, dusty, or harsh environments are some of the main reasons why KVM extension is used in industrial and manufacturing settings. Industrial environments are partial to fiber optic cabling as it is impervious to electronic interferences. Extio 3 with high-performance, high-resolution support for KVM extension over IP, on both fiber optic and copper, is a perfect choice for industrial and manufacturing environments.