Guntermann & Drunck, a leading KVM manufacturer, has announced a new, completely Java-free configuration tool for their KVM systems. The new Config Panel is a web-based application interacting with an embedded client within the G&D hardware device and does not require any external software installation on the source computers. In addition, the company plans to completely detach itself from Java based configuration across its entire product range and is now the first KVM manufacturer to offer its users even more security for every current product series.

In addition, the new Config Panel improves upon operational usability, making the tool even more intuitive and easy to use. The tool also includes many helpful features such as setup and update wizards for complex installations, which makes configuring KVM devices easier and significantly reduces installation time. With the ability to configure groups and therefore copy console settings and apply them to another device, the new Config Panel is much faster to use. To further enhance user-friendliness, G&D has added many helpful functions such as a multilingual glossary and context-related help. Additionally, through the use of explanatory graphics and animations, operation is more intuitive and the revised menu structure ensures a clear overview. This allows system administrators to know where they are at all times within the application and to not get lost in the configuration menu structure.

Nevertheless, in addition to the exciting new improvements and features, the tool still contains everything G&D users have already come to know and expect. It is therefore not fundamentally different, but better, more dynamic and more flexible.

G&D will implement the new Config Panel incrementally across all of their systems with availability for all current KVM extenders, switches and matrix systems, soon. Interested users can already experience and test the new Config Panel. To do this, please arrange a personal appointment with your sales contact. More information on this topic is available at