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Keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) sales will soon surge, with more than 76% of equipment expected to be replaced in the next three years says research from Adder Technology.

adder 17 may 2018Furthermore , the study found that nearly three-quarters of companies are challenged by space limitations and increasing power demands when designing control rooms.

KVM products are designed to allow users to manage and switch between any number of computers and devices using a single keyboard, video display and mouse. Using the equipment, businesses can extend the computer away from the user, share computers between multiple users, designate the level of access others have with those computers, share control, collaborate, and even switch between computers from multiple locations.

The technology is said to be ideal for a range of industries and applications, including video production/editing and broadcast.

“Today’s control rooms and command centres are juggling many different challenges,” said Tim Conway, vice president of Adder. “These include containing costs with increased power demands; and effectively managing the use of rack space in densely populated areas. With a value of up to $3,000 per 1U of rack space in some areas, integrators are looking for any way possible to reduce the physical size of their equipment, which could save significant hard and associated costs.”

When identifying the top challenges of adding new control room equipment, Adder’s survey also found that 52% are challenged by space limitations; 62% of respondents cite the cost of equipment upgrades; 32% need a more flexible facility; and 19% are compelled to reduce power consumption. About a fifth plan on upgrading their KVM equipment in the next 12 months.