A new control center with KVM extension
As part of its operations in Kuopio, Finland, Mr. Jani Savolainen, project manager for ISS Services, relies on Black Box equipment to help him manage and monitor his control center.
"The whole project started when our Kuopio control center moved to new premises," he explained.
Because of the nature of the business - monitoring facilities for clients - employees at ISS require multiple displays at their desks, which they
use to monitor HVAC systems for their clients' buildings.
In the old control center, everyone had their CPUs under their desks. It was crowded, noisy, and hot, which wasn't good for the employees or the equipment. It was so warm, the room needed to be cooled in both the summer and the winter.
When Mr. Savolainen designed the new control center, he had a separate computer room built to house all the CPUs. This keeps the servers safely locked away, and also reduces cooling costs and frees up space in the control room. But Mr. Savolainen needed
a way to drive the video, audio, keyboard, mice, and USB signals from the computer room to the control room. Someone suggested Black Box.
He called the free technical support hotline and explained the application. The tech recommended ServSwitch™ Wizard Extenders, which work over inexpensive CATx cable.