Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and a provider of solutions designed to maximize availability, capacity, and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has a new release of the Avocent HMX High-Performance KVM switch with features that enhance its functionality and usability.
The Avocent HMX High-Performance KVM switch provides users with the ability to quickly access remote high-performance workstations or computing equipment with the same user experience they would have if they were connected directly to the equipment in the same room. It allows sites to share expensive specialized equipment between users as needed without having to move the user or the equipment.
The new release enhances the Avocent HMX platform with its complex switching capability, improved switching time, and validated security features. Avocent HMX now allows multiple receivers and transmitters to be grouped to facilitate complex switching, such as grouping four or more monitors, or controlling a video wall or ceiling mounted projector remotely. And, according to the company, a 60 percent switch-time improvement “significantly” improves usability.
The new release also enables users to switch quickly between multiple computers with different functionality and security classification levels in a secure and reliable manner. This enhances KVM applications in industries requiring that information security is ensured.
The new release is available as a free firmware upgrade for existing customers with compatible Avocent HMX Managers.