DP1.2-MUX3-ATC for the optimisation of high-performance ATC workplaces

Thursday, March 02, 2017 by Guntermann & Drunck

G&D is presenting another new product at the World ATM Congress - the new DP1.2-MUX3-ATC. Via the KVM switch, ATCOs can operate up to three computers from one workspace (e.g. primary, redundancy and fall-back systems). The high-performance system supports 4K resolution at 60Hz and avoids the short image disturbances usually found at these resolutions when switching. The switcher is especially designed for the demands of ATC - 100% secure round-the-clock operation at top performance.

Compression-free, pixel-perfect, latency-free and loss-free

The new KVM Switch shows its strengths in ATC redundancy concepts. The compression-free system facilitates extremely fast switching. Redundancy and fall-back systems can easily be set up to run parallel to the primary system. In the case of computer malfunction, the user can switch to a redundancy system at the touch of a button - within a fraction of a second. As well as system security, the redundant system also offers the additional benefit that technicians can carry out administration and maintenance in the background without disrupting the work of the ATCO on the primary system.

In combination with a KVM extender, the computer signals can be extended, so that pilot computers are blocked locally and operated remotely. Control rooms then enjoy optimal working conditions, without noise or heat emissions.

Mission-critical features for more safety

Especially designed for air traffic control, the KVM Switch boasts mission-critical features such as SNMP and monitoring for the active health management of system components, as well as redundant power supply. The user-friendly screen-freeze function holds its own in the case of a signal disruption. This feature 'freezes' the last received image in case the video signal fails. A semi-transparent red frame signifies this status. This means that the ATCO isn't left looking at a black screen in case of emergency, rather has access to static information and a timer. Security concepts for automatic switching and external activation concepts are also available. These allow the system to be linked to further concepts to guarantee absolute reliability.

You can see the new KVM Switch from 07.03 to 09.03.2017 at G&D Stand 337 at the World ATM Congress.

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