KVM extends video and audio signals in radio studio

At the beginning of 2015 the rebuilding of the Sterren.nl radio studio was started, an important part of the new studio was the extension of video and audio signals by KVM extenders.

In collaboration with Intronics, the entire studio is now modernized. The studio is not only technically completely redone, it also has a new decor and has been moved to a new broadcast system. DJs Daniel Dekker and Corné Klijn are hosting different artists and studio audience every Friday between 4pm and 6pm. The show can be followed via livestream on www.sterren.nl, without the need for extra staff. Fans can now see what’s happening in the studio realtime.

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The challenge: affordable and future-proof solution

dB mediagroup maintains and operates technical equipment and software in the AV world. Sterren.nl chose dB media group because of good experiences in the past, a competitive quote and a great cooperation with various technical parties.

One of the biggest challenges was using KVM extenders to bridge a distance of about 200 meters, to control dual-head HD video, USB 2.0 and audio. The DJ’s workplace only has one keyboard and one mouse and five displays, fed by four PC’s. The challenge was to find an appropriate solution within a tight budget, which also met current and future requirements. Taking into account a new broadcast system and the distance of 200 meters between the server room and the studio.

Solution: an innovative KVM over IP system to fiber

Based on previous experiences, dB mediagroup knew it had to contact Intronics, as KVM specialist thinking in solutions. Intronics found the Adder Technology’s innovative KVM extension and matrix system to be the perfect solution, taking into account the wishes of Sterren.nl. The AdderLink Infinity offers a wide range of possibilities on an IP infrastructure, including a single- and dual-head computer with USB 2.0 support, a CATx connector and an SFP slot for fiber. A unique feature is the free flow mouse operation. With the supplied Viper driver, the KVM system is even able to configure dual head computers for free flow. This allows users to toggle through mouse control between the computers, simply by sliding it over the displays.

Result: low cost and maintenance with maximum flexibilty

Lex Strijker, Project Manager at dB mediagroup, says: "I can proudly say that the radio studio is ready for the future. Through the integration of an IP solution, we keep installation and maintenance costs low. The signal path through an existing network over IP adds maximum flexibility. Thanks to the free flow mouse operation the user with one keyboard and mouse is able to work on five screens simultaneously. A KVM system for the director was also integrated.

AdderLink INFINITY flexible KVM infrastructure

The AD1009 AdderLink Infinity creates a pixel perfect, flexible KVM infrastructure for both digital audio and video, as well as a transparent USB 2.0 connection over gigabit IP. In combination with the AdderLink Infinity Manager (AIM) you will be able to realize a fully functional KVM matrix over IP. The combination of network configuration options and the technique behind the AdderLink Infinity makes this solution ideal for broadcast, control rooms and medical applications.

Features

  • Creates a fully functional KVM matrix via IP
  • Perfect digital video and color accuracy
  • Transparent and USB 2.0 compatible connections thanks to True USB Emulation
  • Support for bi-directional 9-pin D-Sub RS-232 interface
  • Can be used as extender, also available for fiber optics
  • Optimal usage of bandwidth thanks to intelligent video encoding and compression
  • 2nd LAN port connection for redundacy/teaming

KVM solutions are tested in our own KVM test-lab

Our KVM team is focused on the professional audio/video and command and control (KVM) market. Through years of experience in the professional AV and KVM world, Intronics thinks in solutions, not in products. We know the market, give independent advice, deliver different KVM solutions. These solutions are tested in our own fully equipped test lab.

The KVM Lab is used for pre- and after-sales support such as:
  • Testing of products
  • Building Proof of Concept
  • Research & Development
  • Beta testing of your solution
  • Developing central knowledge

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