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Matrox Extio 3 – N3208 High Performance IP KVM Extenders

Exceptional Remote Performance at Low Bitrate

Award-winning Extio N3208 transmitter and receiver appliance, and PCIe card

Matrox® Extio N3208 IP KVM extenders support dual-monitor configurations with exceptional performance over standard Gigabit Ethernet at unprecedented low-bitrates. Extio N3208 can be configured as a point-to-point or networked KVM extender, delivering multiple video, keyboard, mouse, USB 2.0, and audio signals over a single fiber optic or copper cable. Ready compatibility with standard network switches significantly diminishes the total cost of ownership to deliver a scalable, secure, and cost-effective KVM matrix switching solution.

Matrox KVM extenders centralize hardware in a climate-controlled server room to increase security, protect systems against environmental hazards, and reduce system noise and heat emissions. The Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extender grants seamless remote access to these secured systems, plus the added benefit of smart control over the IP network. This IP KVM extender is ideally suited for industrial automation and control, healthcare, transportation, military, defense, government, broadcasting, and post-production industries and applications.

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Superior performance

Extio N3208 extends dual displays (2x 1920x1200 @60Hz) or a single high-resolution display (2560x1600 @60Hz) along with keyboard and mouse, USB 2.0, and audio signals at unprecedented low bitrates over standard Gigabit Ethernet, with a single pair of transmitter and receiver devices. Extio 3’s unique design delivers pristine image quality, smooth video playback, and excellent keyboard and mouse responsiveness at a distance.

Flexible operation

Matrox KVM extenders are designed to support evolving needs: whether deployed as point-to-point extenders or as IP KVM, these appliances offer the flexibility to adapt installations as demands change. Extio 3 extenders support one-to-one, many-to-one, one-to-many, or many-to-many configurations to drive connectivity needs. With the power to create flexible, scalable and secure KVM matrix-routing using standard network switches, the Extio 3 helps future proof investments; installations can be expanded with confidence and without costly upgrades.

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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.

Ease of integration

With Extio 3’s industry-leading technology, users 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. Extio 3 IP KVM transmitter units are designed to optimize available space, and come either as a rack-mountable appliance or an integrated PCIe® card.

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Smart control

Extio Central Manager is an intuitive, easy-to-use software to remotely configure, manage, and monitor all Extio 3 units from a central location on the network. An on-screen display (OSD) on Extio 3 receiver appliances allow operators to conveniently preview all authorized computer desktops—readily identifiable via thumbnail previews—to instantly access and switch between multiple systems.

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.

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Optimized collaboration

The networked capabilities of Extio 3 support multi-source data sharing by routing the system to any user station from a centralized location. Simultaneous system access from multiple user stations works to optimize collaboration. Extio 3 can also stream video to a Matrox Mura IPX-powered video wall to share critical information for accurate and timely decision making. In addition, Extio 3 extenders make use of a proxy stream*—a dedicated secondary video signal compatible with virtually all H.264 software and hardware decoders—for recording part of the desktop on a network storage device or sharing a screen with other user stations, video walls, and mobile devices as a means of improving collaboration and faster decision making.

Enhanced KVM security & monitoring

Matrox Extio 3 Series safeguards installations by using HTTPs, a secure communication protocol for control commands over the network. Extio 3 encrypts the transmitted AV and USB signals and protects the desktop content. Extio 3 also easily integrates with Microsoft® Active Directory services and allows IT managers to use existing Active Directory accounts for user authorization and authentication. Compatible with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Extio 3 devices can be monitored through third-party network management software.

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Further reach

Built on a highly-optimized, ultra-low-bitrate encoding platform, Extio 3 enables KVM extension and switching applications across both LAN and private WAN infrastructures. The high-performance IP KVM extender allows users to readily access any system in satellite offices for secure collaborative workflows between teams.

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