Raritan Unveils IP KVM Switch with 1080P HD Video Streaming Quality

Raritan, a global provider of energy and infrastructure management solutions for data centers of all sizes, has introduced the Dominion KX III, the company’s next-generation KVM-over-IP switch that delivers video streaming quality to better support equipment in server rooms for web hosting and colocation facilities, labs, broadcast production rooms and branch offices.

With Raritan’s CommandCenter Secure Gateway, customers can connect to hundreds of servers via a single IP address

The KX III’s new hardware architecture, more powerful CPU and enhanced video compression algorithms would contribute to a high-performance remote video experience, so that work can be done remotely from anywhere in the world – improving efficiency and eliminating trips to equipment rooms.

The KX III’s next-generation video processing engine supports not only traditional remote server administration applications, but also dynamic broadcast applications that require 1920×1080 HD video resolution, 24-bit color, digital audio, and dual monitors. Plus, the KX III’s streaming video capabilities enable a 1080p movie (with audio) to be viewed at 30 frames per second over an IP network.

The Dominion KX III, with dual power supplies and dual gigabit Ethernet ports, further provides a DVI-based digital local port for at-the-rack access, and multi-monitor support. The KVM solution supports both analog (VGA) and digital video (DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort). The solution includes security features such as a FIPS 140-2 certified cryptographic module, smart-card/CAC authentication, and IPv6.

The new KVM solution’s capabilities would support multiple industries, including:

  • Broadcasting uses, such as reviewing HD (high definition) videos, animations, images and digital audio.
  • Government, military and security organizations that need to view and interact with streaming video and other dynamic applications.
  • Financial, scientific, transportation, industrial and utility firms using dynamic and video-intensive applications.

The new switch provides 1, 2, 4 or 8 users with remote control of 8 to 64 servers; and, with Raritan’s CommandCenter Secure Gateway, customers can connect to hundreds of servers via a single IP address. With BIOS-level access, servers are always accessible – even if a server’s operating system is not working.

By using the KX III’s Universal Virtual Media, administrators also can remotely install software, transfer files, backup data and perform diagnostics. Power to servers can be controlled with Raritan’s PX line of remote power distribution units.

Dominion KX III will be available this month. For more information, visit the site of Raritan.