8 Advantages of Using KVM over IP:
1. Remotely Access Computers and Software
Take control of all remote computers, servers and virtual machines on your LAN or WAN by connecting your KVM switches over your existing IP network. KVM over IP combines the advantages of remote access software with the benefits of KVM switching technology.
Like most KVM switches, KVMoIP products don't require any software to be loaded on the host computers. They interface directly with the keyboard, monitor and mouse connectors of the host computer or KVM switch. The KVM-over-IP switch digitizes the
incoming video signal and processes it into digital data that is communicated to a viewer program running on a remote client computer over a LAN/WAN or the public internet.
2. Gain Network Flexibility
Design your network architecture based on your needs and applications, not on your physical location. With KVM over IP, you can put your servers and end devices anywhere without running cable for a direct connection. Instead, you can use a point-to-point
KVM extender or add multiple endpoints to form a switched matrix.
3. Scale Your Network As It Grows
With KVM-over-IP switches, you can connect to an almost unlimited number of endpoints. Include hundreds or even thousands of users and devices on one unified system. It is easy to scale up as you grow by adding transmitters and receivers.
4. Save Money
Digital KVM technology uses your existing network, so you don't have to invest in new dedicated switching devices, cabling and the labor to set up separate infrastructure. Additionally, KVM over IP enables a remote user to effortlessly move
files from a mass storage device — a USB flash drive or CD-ROM drive, for instance — from their location to the computer on which you're working. So, cost savings are also realized through reduced downtime and less travel. These capabilities
translate into substantial savings for companies having to deal with the proliferation of servers in many offices, particularly for corporations and government agencies required to deliver 24/7 uptime and real-time access to mission-critical servers
365 days a year.
5. Remotely Access Both Computers and Virtual Machines Simultaneously
Connect to a mix of virtualized and traditional servers using the Emerald SE KVM-over-IP Switching solution. With KVM-over-IP technology, you can make a gradual transition to virtualized computing. This system requires low bandwidth, making it suitable
for deployment across your LAN or WAN architectures. Migrate from desktop to virtual computing without sacrificing performance. IP-based KVM solutions provide support for back-racked PCs and virtual desktops.
6. Save Space
Moving to cloud computing can save space, reduce heat and noise and allow for maintenance to happen behind the scenes. With digital KVM, you can locate computers in a secure location and connect to them via Emerald SE units mounted on the back of the monitor.
7. Ensure Real-Time Low Latency Image Streaming
Stream HD video and audio with low latency and minimum bandwidth. Using high-performance KVM solutions, even full HD video can be distributed anywhere in your network without losing quality.
8. Remote Networking Management with BIOS access
KVM over IP enables you to access remote servers at the BIOS level, which is important when you need to troubleshoot off-site and don't want to a dispatch a technician. It also lets you install or recover software applications and install OS patches from
your location anywhere in the world. Plus, this BIOS-level control is possible regardless of the server's brand or model and even works if the operating system is down. By addressing network issues from a remote location, you can simply manage issues
from your desk, saving you from the hassle of traveling to a site in the middle of the night.