Close to 40 System Integrators in Singapore got to view up and close Digibird’s latest solutions. Organised by distributor Simply Connect, the half day programme saw the integrators introduced to Digibird’s AVCNet-B (Network/IP based KVM system), the UniHub (Multi-touch, Multi-user collaboration system for Enterprise and Education markets) and the company’s Non-Modular Video Wall Controller (4×4, 8×8).
The AVCNet-B series is a newly released Network-based KVM solution for workspace. It can be deployed as point to point transceiver or KVM matrix to control multiple computers. At each console, an operator is capable to manage several monitors via one keyboard and mouse set. It allows for the servers to be stored in a different room and sensitive data can be safely protected with access given to only authorised persons. The system allows operators to share desktop and KVM access to others for collaboration. The operators can save presets for individual monitor or whole workstation and simply call them out via OSD menu or hot keys. Configuration is subject to user account; it is not necessary to remember preferred and required presets when shifting duty or moving to other seats. The AVCNet-B series also offers scalability. Expansion can be easily achieved by adding more transceivers.
Digibird’s non-modular video wall controller is a hardware based cost-effective controller, which delivers real-time processing and ultimate reliability for mission critical solutions. The built-in preview feature allows preview of input sources and the video wall configuration in real time. Designed for 24/7 mission critical conditions the hardware features no embedded OS and is a pure-hardware FPGA array. Arbitrary layout, scaling, stretching and picture in picture layout is possible.
The UniHub is a higher-end multi-touch, multi-user collaboration system. It is so new that the product brochure is not out yet. Preliminary details are as follows: The UniHub is a PC server with software embedded with HDMI or DP Connectivity. The solution can power single touch display or touch video walls – up to a maximum of 16 panels can be controlled by the UniHub. With wireless support, multiple devices can easily connect to the display simultaneously, be it PCs, Macs or mobile devices. UniHub supports multiple contents and devices on touch wall simultaneously thus delivering a smooth and productive meeting without the frequent switchback of contents. Users can position contents and windows in any size in any location across the Canvas. UniHub allows wireless streaming from any laptop, iOS or Android device onto the canvas.. In addition, the USB pen drive and media devices are able to directly connect to server and shared on display too as additional sources. Videos can be played and annotations recorded seamlessly. Content can also be pushed remotely from the server to connected devices. The unique Canvas Feature can expand up to 4 times the physical display size to be used as a digital space. It brings the value-added benefit of offering a larger display area than what the user invested in. The built-in navigator helps users quickly position contents on the extended Canvas. The entire Canvas also works as a whiteboard for direct annotations.
Participants from multiple sites are capable of remotely joining sessions and collaborate in real time on the Canvas. Up to 10 sites are allowed within the same LAN network at a time.
The software comes with Zoom embed thereby offering video conferencing capability.
At the presentation, the integrators engaged the Simply Connect and Digibird team actively to better understand the solutions and the advantages offered. Many also had the opportunity to have a hands-on with the solutions on display and were suitably impressed with the solutions.