IHS Markit | Technology attributes advancements in remote access and management capabilities for the popularity of KVM-over-IP switches. “KVM-over-IP switches have seen great improvements in speed, performance, security, and functionality since their invention,” said Alastair Smith, senior analyst for manufacturing technology at IHS Markit | Technology. “The resolutions in many cases can match those of analog switches and many manufacturers have added stronger forms of encryption to improve the security.”
“Some end-users value remote access because it means that fewer people have to enter the whitespace and do so less often, theoretically decreasing the chances of accidents,” continued Smith. “Remote access is also a compelling solution in countries where labor rates are higher and in applications with many remote locations or branch offices. For example, a retail chain that has multiple stores can have one IT person managing the IT gear of all those stores remotely from one location, instead of hiring an IT person for each store.”
Raritan — which invented the first KVM switch and pioneered many KVM-over-IP firsts — recently introduced its fourth-generation Dominion® KVM-over-IP switch with video resolutions up to 4K.
“Not only are there more Raritan KVM-over-IP switches at work supporting the demanding requirements and applications of today’s data centers, labs, control rooms, broadcast studios, and branch offices, but we also offer the largest KVM-over-IP product portfolio,” says Richard Dominach, Director of Product Management at Raritan. “For more than three decades our talented engineers have listened to and collaborated with customers to create easy-to-use products that deliver reliable and fast remote access to equipment and protect assets with multiple layers of advanced security.”