Comsol has launched a dual analogue KVM matrix switching system for Australian installations.
AMX switching system from Avocent, delivers redundancy and automatic failover, ensuring continuous connectivity to critical IT systems for data centres and test labs.
This enhancement, available at no additional cost to most existing AMX switching system owners, improves business continuity by maintaining connection to critical IT assets even if a matrix switch fails.
For example, with three users, two switches and one server, all three users are connected to both switches to access the server. If one switch happens to fail, the connection automatically fails over to the second switch.
The connections provide remote simultaneous real-time user access to a wide range of server platforms and serial devices.
The computer equipment is stored in a separate room from the user, reducing the noise level, and allowing equipment to reside in a cooled, secure environment.
“Other matrix switching systems require connectivity through more hardware increasing the cost and the risk of failure,” said Gavin Green, Comsol’s national sales manager.
“By allowing direct access between the user and multiple switches, the Avocent system delivers more uptime, improved productivity and seamless operation.”
“IT managers increasingly face the challenge of being a service organisation supporting the overall business operation. A switching system that offers failsafe connectivity helps IT meet that challenge,” said Green.
“If measured properly, companies will find a return on the investment because there is a more constant state of productivity.”
Also new is the system’s improved video support for widescreen resolutions up to 1920 x 1200, a key addition for multimedia applications.
The AMX dual analogue matrix KVM switching system connection is made through UTP cabling from user to server, and can be managed either through an on-screen graphical interface or an advanced Java-based administration tool.
The system supports non-blocking configurations to allow users to reach attached servers regardless of how other users are connected.
Users can connect in share modes or private modes for either collaborative or independent work.