Agility IP-Based Switching and Extension system is a digital KVM system for switching, extending and distributing video, audio, serial and USB signals. It is comprised of transmitters and receviers that can be used as a point-to-point extenders for distances of up to 330 feet (100 m) to mirror a source at multiple consoles, and as a matrix switch with any number of users. All that is needed to add another user to the system is an additional Agility receiver in order to combine digital video, audio and USB from different sources. In addition, the device enables multiple users to share a single remote computer (single target sharing): Three access modes (view-only, share and exclusive) enable a wide range of applications.
The system can be controlled and managed from a central location using the iPATH™ controller unit. The convenient on-screen dashboard enables administrators to keep track of transmitters and receivers, define new content channels, manage access rights and configure devices. Furthermore, the VNC host integrated in the transmitter permits remote web access in full HD resolution for maintenance purposes.
Workstations in the control room that still had 4:3 displays were the first to be switched over. The other workstations were then gradually converted until all were equipped with 16:9 monitors. The choice of an IP solution proved to be advantageous. Because it could use the existing standard infrastructure, there was no need to lay new cabling, which is a slow and expensive process. The installation currently comprises 83 transmitters, 64 receivers and two controller units (one main, and one backup). An additional receiver was installed for remote access to the KVM system.