Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


Tech round up: KVM special with Matrox, Adder Technologies, Guntermann & Drunck…

Today's news digest sees Matrox Video launched, KVM news from Adder Technologies and Guntermann & Drunck, residential high definition audio from URC, and more releases from RCF

Matrox merges video and AV/IT divisions to create Matrox Video

Broadcast and AV technology provider Matrox has announced the merger of its Video and Graphics divisions into a new Matrox Video brand with a view to playing an enabling role in the shift to professional IP ecosystems.

Matrox’s Graphics business was a prominent purveyor of AV/IT technologies in areas such as KVM, video wall products, and IP infrastructures and the company is active in a number of industries including pro AV, broadcast, and education.

The company said, “As the world moves to IP, this corporate merger allows us to leverage internal synergies to better meet today’s evolving video needs—and offer the best technologies for video capture, processing, encoding, streaming, recording, decoding, extension, switching, visualisation, and control.”

Adder scales up new KVM extenders 

Adder Technology has announced the launch of its new ADDERLink XD600 series of point-to-point KVM extenders. The range is designed as a solution for installers and users who need to extend computer signals and take real time control of their critical PCs and applications housed securely in remote or rarely-accessed locations.

The series includes models XD614, XD641, and XD642 which are designed to meet the needs of modern control rooms. Features include single, dual, and quad-head connectivity; emulated USB, copper, and fibre support; MST functionality; visually lossless 4K/60 video; and ultra-low latency.

“Over the years we have seen the KVM extender market become saturated with poor quality, mass market products which have made it difficult for many organisations to find a reliable and resilient solution to meet their needs,” said Neil Hillier, senior vice president, global sales and marketing, Adder Technology.

“We are incredibly excited to launch a purpose-built extender that combines the functionality of a high performance KVM matrix with the simplicity of a point-to-point KVM extender. A product range that will continue to deliver the right results, time and time again. Our extenders are trusted by thousands of organisations around the world to reliably connect millions of users with their critical PCs. The new models in the ADDERLink XD600 series will provide our customers with even more choice and flexibility to meet their needs now, and in the future.”

Guntermann & Drunck opens virtual KVM showroom

KVM specialist Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) has launched an online showroom where visitors will be able to inspect the company’s keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) systems for control room applications in virtual form.

From 1st October, visitors will be able to go to the ControlCenter-Xperience and access live demonstrations of how G&D’s KVM systems and their intelligent control options can be integrated into a variety of control room installations. This will be done via on-site presentations steamed live on the site, with the company also planning to offer personal live consulting on real control room applications in the future.

Showcases will include “user-friendly functions for perfect control room applications, intelligent control options via API, and solutions for optimal control of video walls”.

More information on showcases and bookings can be found at

High Definition Audio takes residence in smart homes

Smart home and residential automation company URC is launching its new High Definition Audio (HDA) product portfolio, it has announced.

The portfolio offers “studio quality fidelity, easy installation and best-in-class dealer profit”. HDA is scalable for both residential and commercial spaces and features “efficient amplification” up to 1,200 watts per channel and 70 volts, 96 kHz/24-bit streaming, up to 8 stereo or 16 mono channel outputs, mic mixing, ducking, network audio sharing, full DSP and parametric EQ. It is expandable up to 32 zones and can store up to 10 .WAV files per device.

“By launching our new HDA line, URC delivers on its tradition of continuous innovation and superior home automation solutions,” said Mr. Chang K. Park, URC’s founder. “Our goal is to deliver residential and commercial audio experiences that rival high-fidelity, concert experience.”

New mixing console from RCF now shipping

Elsewhere, RCF has announced that its new F 24XR mixing console (pictured) is now shipping. The company says the console is built for high performance mixing and recording.

The F 24XR features “18 mic preamp inputs, 16 mono line inputs, 4 stereo line inputs, with balanced +28dB main output (Stereo XLR + TRS) and 6 single-control compressors. The mixer features 16 PRO DSP internal presets, two stereo output busses and 4 aux sends (2 pre, 1 pre/post, 1 post). It also features 60mm faders.”