Colorado Studios utilize G&D KVM products within mobile Live TV production trailers
Thu 18, 07 2019
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Colorado studios designs and builds state of the art customized mobile live TV production trailers in their Englewood, Colorado based 35,000 square foot design and manufacturing facility. Their “Flex” series of trailers feature complete customization of features with expandable “slide out” sides in up to 53’ length and over 16’ in width (with expansions deployed).
A number of years ago, G&D was chosen to provide KVM extension and switching systems for each new trailer design. G&D was chosen for its’ rugged, reliable and affordable products that provide 24/7 operational excellence within a challenging mobile environment. In addition, G&D’s ultra-low latency, extremely fast switching times and ease of configuration contributed to the decision for adoption of the G&D products within all of the mobile live TV system designs. Space and weight within the trailer design is valued at a premium. Since this mobile environment is limited in space, the G&D “Tradeswitch function” is utilized in the system design to provide desktop space savings of multi-computer operation via only one keyboard and mouse as well as offering “cross display switching” technology which allows for fast computer switching by simply moving the mouse pointer from one display to the next without the need for additional keystrokes or menu selection of targets. The G&D computer module units are also fanless and light weight for quiet operation and help in overall weight reduction in the system designs.
Colorado Studios and Mobile TV group support over 4,000 live events a year and the G&D KVM equipment is utilized in each new trailer design.
Most recently, G&D is very proud to have provided KVM extension and switching equipment for the award winning 2019 NAB Best of Show award for Mobile TV Group’s “45 Flex” production trailer. The “45 Flex” unit is the industry’s first end-to-end SMPTE 2110 uncompressed IP-based mobile Live TV production trailer.
G&D’s equipment list contains a matrix switch, along with many computer and user extension modules. This system allows multiple users full KVM matrix switching capabilities to control multiple computers with G&D’s developed, pixel perfect lossless video compression technology for this “state of the art” mobile trailer design.
In addition to “classical KVM” matrix system products, G&D manufactures fully IP based products and switching systems supporting 4K60Hz. video over a 1G network with the same industry leading reliability, operational excellence and features.
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