IHSE, a manufacturer of KVM products for the switching and extension of computer signals, has announced the release of a new, highly-flexible Draco vario Repeater family product range. The products are designed to bridge Draco tera switches in case of matrix failures.
KVM extenders are used for the extension of computer signals up to 140 metres with Cat X cable and 10 km with single-mode fibre optic cable. The installation of repeaters at intervals within a signal path multiplies the distance the signal can be transmitted to.
The new Draco vario Repeater family incorporates cross-conversion between Cat X and fibre cables. Signals available on a Cat X network may be converted to fibre for transmission and converted back to Cat X at the receiver (or vice-versa).
This is can be used for bridging buildings with copper-based networks that are located some distance apart. High-quality signal processing and integral amplification ensures no signal degradation or transmission artefacts. Both device options can be deployed between extenders or matrices and between extender and matrix.
The cross repeater is installed in a secondary path to provide backup to the primary KVM matrix switch. In the event of failure, signals are transmitted from the transmitter to the receiver through the cross repeater, bypassing the matrix.
The Draco vario Repeater family features bidirectional data ports: Cat X and fibre ports are individually configurable as inputs or outputs. No additional configuration is required. Single- and dual-repeater board versions are available for installation in Draco vario frame enclosures.