Avocent HMX Digital High Performance KVM Extender, Benutzerstationen und Interface Module
Desktop over IP solutions are designed for desktop administrators who need to physically separate the computer from the user in the work environment. Physical separation of computer and user can be critical where security and/or environmental issues are major concerns. The Avocent® HMX desktop over IP solution provides the ideal solution for these environments. The Avocent HMX system can be easily deployed over a Local Area Network, and supports a comprehensive range of peripherals including DVI-I video, CD audio, USB mass storage, keyboard, mouse and most other USB devices. The Avocent HMX Manager provides administration and connection management control from a central location, enabling the desktop administrator to effectively and efficiently manage the desktop computing resource without compromising the user experience.
In many modern organizations, the competitive advantage, revenue and profitability of the organization are becoming increasingly dependent on the efficient use of computing resources and technology. In fact, more often than not, the revenue of a company may be directly dependent on, or produced on the computing resource of the company. Protecting the data and intellectual property of the company is crucial to the long-term success of the company. Most companies provide layers of logical security to protect the company against external attack, but security breaches can happen from within the company. The Avocent® HMX solution physically separates the computer from the user and enhances security by adding a physical layer to the security system.
Extending the reach of the computer
Many companies would like to extend and expand the reach and use of computers in the workplace. The challenges presented to the desktop administrator in this environment are very different to those encountered in a typical desktop/office environment. The challenges/problems include:
- The local environment of the computer may not be suitable for a person because of noise, heat, chemical or dust pollution, electromagnetic fields or excessive vibration.
- The operator needs to operate several machines or production lines from one central location.
- The noise and heat of the computer may not be desirable in the vicinity of the working location.
- The administrator needs to provide redundancy in control computers to prevent downtime of the production line.
- Working conditions can be affected by the proximity of a computer (i.e. test labs, sterile lab environments, etc.).
All of these problems can be solved by moving the computer and/or user away using the Avocent HMX desktop over IP solution.
The Avocent® HMX Manager
The Avocent HMX Manager provides administration and connection management for Avocent HMX system components along with a rich suite of access profiles and internal authentication options. The Avocent HMX Manager is delivered as a hardened appliance with secure browser-based access. The Avocent HMX Manager can be connected to two simultaneous networks allowing one network to be used for deployment of the Avocent HMX system and the other network to be used by the desktop administrator to monitor, manage and control the Avocent HMX system.
Avocent® HMX User Stations
Users can connect to a comprehensive range of peripherals using a number of different Avocent HMX User Stations. User station selection depends on the type and number of displays to be supported and the video to be shown on these displays. The Avocent HMX User Station has an Ethernet connection to allow for connection to the TCP/IP network and to communicate across the network to a Computer Interface Module. All information and data received from the Computer Interface module is encrypted to 128bit AES SSL.
Avocent® HMX Computer Interface Modules (HMX IQ)
Target computers can be connected to the TCP/IP Area Network using a number of different Avocent HMX IQ modules. The Avocent HMX IQ selection depends on type and number of displays to be supported and the video that is generated by the computer. All Avocent HMX IQ modules are hardware based and require no software or drivers to be loaded onto the target computer. All Avocent HMX IQ modules are operating system (OS) independent, enabling the solution to function with Windows, Mac, Linux or Sun computers.