Austrian company kvm-tec offers high intensity network solutions and 4k KVM for broadcast and installation markets
Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast cables and infrastructure products, has signed a distribution agreement with Austrian manufacturer kvm-tec to offer its products in the UK, Ireland and Middle East. The new range will be introduced to the market at Essential Install Live! (stand 32/33, Sandown Park, U).
KVM – keyboard, video and mouse – solutions allow installers to put workstations where they are needed, while keeping the computers themselves in a machine room. The network abilities of kvm-tec’s product range mean that users can quickly switch between multiple services running on multiple computers, using a simple on-screen menu or shortcuts to provide instant connections and low latency operation.
The kvm-tec UVX 4K range can network over fibre or copper infrastructures, making for very simple installation. For high resolution systems, it readily supports 4K video, allowing system designers to specify large screens wherever they are needed, linking back to the hardware in the machine room.
“Broadcast, AV and smart building solutions today depend upon large numbers of computers to provide functionality and monitoring,” said Chris Smeeton, managing director of Argosy. “If operational areas are not going to be dominated by screens – and desks littered with keyboards and mice – then KVM switching is the only practical solution.
“We already offer a number of KVM solutions, but we are very excited by this new arrangement with kvm-tec,” Smeeton added. “The technology is very advanced, the build quality and reliability is sound, and the pricing hits what we believe is a very sweet spot for the market. We are delighted to be able to bring these products to some of our key markets, in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East.”
Established in 1984, Argosy is recognised as a leading international distributor with a broad range of experience in advising and supplying studio installation products such as cabling, connectivity solutions, equipment racking, cable management, and patching. With customer locations around the world, Argosy is renowned as a “one-stop-shop” for systems integrators and end-users alike. The company was acquired by IEWC in March 2015 and now forms part of the company’s Broadcast & Communications division. For more information, please go to www.argosycable.com