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  • 11
    Jul, 2016
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    THINKLOGICAL SIGNS BASIC ORDERING AGREEMENT (BOA) WITH NATO COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION AGENCY (NCIA)

    OFFERS NATO COUNTRIES ACCELERATED ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR PURCHASING THINKLOGICAL SECURE KVM AND VDS SIGNAL EXTENSION AND SWITCHING EQUIPMENT

    MILFORD, Conn. – July 11, 2016 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance KVM signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, announced today that it has signed a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA #14106) with the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA).

    NCI Agency NCI Agency BOAs are acquisition instruments negotiated between suppliers of products and services and the NCI Agency on behalf of NATO. The aim of the BOA procurement procedure is to provide NATO host nations with an accelerated and cost-effective acquisition method for COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) products and services.

    “Immediate access to actionable, video-rich data that delivers instant situational awareness is a mission-critical requirement for defense and intelligence organizations in today’s dynamic geo-political environment,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “As NATO and its member countries seek to upgrade their secure command and control capabilities, they can now more easily procure Thinklogical’s accredited, high-performance signal management solutions through this BOA.”

    Thinklogical offers the only full range of fiber-optic KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) and VDS (video distribution system) extension and switching solutions accredited to Common Criteria EAL4, NATO NIAPC Evaluation Scheme: GREEN, TEMPEST SDIP 24 Level B and the U.S. DoD DISA JITC UCR 2013 APL information assurance (IA) standards required for use in secure government, defense and intelligence facilities.

    Thinklogical is unique in enabling multi-domain isolation, restricted switching and partitioning of video and data through a single high-performance system, simplifying management of multiple classifications of information, reducing command and control AV and IT infrastructure requirements, improving data security, and lowering total overall cost of ownership.

  • 04
    May, 2016
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    THINKLOGICAL TLX CATX KVM SYSTEM WINS NEWBAY MEDIA’S NAB 2016 BEST OF SHOW AWARD, PRESENTED BY DIGITAL VIDEO MAGAZINE

    [email protected] 4:4:4 VIDEO AND KVM EXTENSION AND SWITCHING SOLUTION OFFERING UNCOMPRESSED PERFORMANCE AT COMPRESSED SOLUTION PRICES HONORED

    MILFORD, Conn. – May 4, 2016 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance KVM extension and matrix switching systems for video-rich application environments, announced today that its new TLX CATx KVM and Video Extension and Switching System is the recipient of NewBay Media’s “Best of Show” Award, presented at NAB Show 2016 in Las Vegas by Digital Video Magazine.

    NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. 2016 Best of Show digital Video

    TLX CATx is the first KVM system on the market that delivers full resolution, full color depth, uncompressed, 4K video (up to 4096 x 2160 resolution, 4:4:4 color depth) at 60Hz frame rate using only two CAT6a cables. The TLX CATx product line includes a suite of video and KVM extenders and a full range of matrix switches from 12 to 640 ports, and is priced to be highly competitive with compressed and IP-based KVM and video signal management solutions from other vendors. TLX reduces the cost and infrastructure required to manage and edit content created in the UHD/4K video standard without compromising quality, resolution or performance.

    “Recognition with an award at the NAB Show from NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from our leading industry publications,” said NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.

    “Thinklogical’s TLX CATx series disrupts the KVM market by delivering uncompressed, full resolution 4K video at an unprecedented, highly competitive price point,” said Thinklogical President & CEO Joe Pajer. “We’re pleased to be recognized by Digital Video Magazine for the innovation and performance TLX brings to the broadcast and post-production markets.”

  • 09
    Feb, 2016
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
    News

    Thinklogical Introduces Uncompressed Hybrid CATx/Fiber KVM Solution at Compressed Prices

    Full Suite of High-Performance 4K Signal Management Products for
    Government and Commercial Applications Highlighted In ISE 2016 Stand 10.P124
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – February 9, 2016 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced that it is introducing its new TLX Series CATx matrix switches and extenders at ISE 2016, Feb. 9-12, at the Amsterdam RAI in stand 10.P124.

    The new, uncompressed CATx product line is priced to be highly competitive with compressed signal management solutions from other vendors.

    TLX CATx is the first KVM system in the market capable of extending and switching uncompressed 4K and Ultra High Definition (UHD) video at full resolution and color depth (up to 4096 x 2160 resolution, 4:4:4 color depth), and full 60Hz frame rate — using only two CATx cables. With the lowest signal latency in the industry (microseconds, vs. milliseconds for compressed solutions), TLX offers precise pixel-for-pixel transmission of 4K/UHD video and computer with no visual artifacts, jitter or lost frames.

    With this new product line, Thinklogical has leveraged its industry-leading expertise in fiber-optic extension and switching to develop an innovative, uncompressed 10Gbps signal transmission architecture using standard CATx copper network cabling. With a flexible and modular hybrid form factor, TLX supports both fiber and CATx cabling and reduces the cost and infrastructure required to manage video content created in resolutions up to 4K/UHD — increasing user efficiency and productivity without compromising quality, resolution, reliability or performance.

    “Customers and AV system designers have had to struggle with poor video resolution and the computer peripheral jitter and latency generated by compressed and IP-based KVM extension and switching systems specified to meet tight budgets,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “Our new TLX CATx product line disrupts the KVM market by delivering the quality and performance of uncompressed [email protected] video and computer peripheral extension at a price point that is highly competitive with KVM products using signal compression. And, TLX CATx is 100 percent compatible and interoperable with our TLX fiber-optic product line, offering users increased system flexibility and a scalable, future-proof upgrade path.”

    Live demonstrations in the Thinklogical stand at ISE 2016 include the new TLX48 (48 port) hybrid CATx and fiber-optic matrix switch and a variety of TLX CATx and fiber-optic extenders. Other booth demonstrations include KVM and video extension with redundant fiber paths for applications requiring maximum uptime and reliability, and a demonstration of Secure Restricted Switching, highlighting Thinklogical’s unique ability to manage multiple classifications of information through a single matrix switch chassis, a requirement for secure audio-visual applications found in government, defense, intelligence, and homeland security environments.

    TLX solutions are available for order now from Thinklogical and Authorized Thinklogical Resellers.

    TLX Series Product Features and Specifications:

    TLX Video and KVM Extenders

    • Uncompressed signal extension of up to 80km over fiber, 100m over CAT6a
    • DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 extenders
    • Support for a single display up to 4096×2160 @ 30Hz
    • Support for a single display up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz, or two displays up to 4096×2160 @ 30Hz over two fibers or CATx cables
    • Support for two displays up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz over four fibers
    • Supports HDCP content
    • Local output port(s) on fiber modules
    • Ethernet port for configuration, management and updates
    • Support for full duplex stereo and embedded audio, with ability to de-embed at the receiver
    • Support for unbalanced analog audio and serial RS-232
    • Support for USB 2.0 (480Mbps) and USB HID
    • Modular, hot-swappable form factor for fiber modules
    • Compact chassis for CATx surface mount models

    TLX Matrix Switches

    • Non-blocking and protocol agnostic
    • Scalable chassis sizes from 12 ports to 640 ports
    • Hot-swappable critical system components available: power supplies, fan trays, control cards, data input/output cards
    • Redundant and current-sharing power supplies available
    • Redundant control cards with automatic failover available
    • Interoperable with Thinklogical’s 6.25Gbps Velocity series products
    • Expected to achieve Common Criteria EAL4, TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B and NATO NIAPC Evaluation Scheme: GREEN information assurance (IA) accreditations

     

  • 12
    Jan, 2016
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    NATO C4ISR EXPERT DAG WILHELMSEN TO ADVISE THINKLOGICAL

    RENOWNED DEFENSE IT AND CYBER SECURITY EXECUTIVE TO GUIDE COMPANY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES TARGETING NATO AND MEMBER NATIONS

    MILFORD, Conn. – Jan. 12, 2016 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, announced today that noted Norwegian and NATO defense and intelligence information technology expert Dag Wilhelmsen will be an adviser to the company.
    Wilhelmsen has had a distinguished 40-year career in the field of defense electronics, IT, information assurance and communications in business and government, including holding the position of general manager of the NATO C3 Agency, with responsibility for all of the alliance’s common funded C3 Norwegian and NATO defense and intelligence information technology expert Dag Wilhelmsen(consultation, command, and control) initiatives. He was most recently director of infrastructure services at the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency, retiring in 2014. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

    In this new role, Wilhelmsen will advise and guide the company’s business development initiatives targeting ministries of defense and intelligence operations within NATO and its member nations.

    “The need for instant access to actionable data in mission-critical command and control applications has never been greater, and the requirement to keep that data secure from intentional or accidental breach or compromise is just as urgent,” said Wilhelmsen. “The ability to accurately analyze video-rich content for situational awareness and rapid decision-making in defense and intelligence operations is a true force multiplier. Organizations within NATO that are tasked with implementing flexible, high-availability command centers and watch floors while still meeting demanding Information Assurance security requirements, will benefit greatly from Thinklogical solutions.”

    “Dag Wilhelmsen is known throughout the NATO community as a visionary in the use of information technology to enhance cyber security and deliver mission readiness in complex, multi-national defense and intelligence applications,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “We look forward to leveraging his insight and experience as we extend the market footprint of our IA-accredited video distribution and signal management solutions within NATO and its member countries.”

    Thinklogical offers the only mid- to large-scale fiber-optic VDS (video distribution system) and KVM solution accredited to Common Criteria EAL4, NATO NIAPC Evaluation Scheme: GREEN, TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B and the U.S. DoD DISA JITC UCR 2013 APL information assurance (IA) standards required for use in secure facilities.

    Thinklogical is unique in enabling multi-domain isolation, restricted switching, and partitioning of video and data through a single high-performance matrix switch, making it the ideal KVM, VDS and signal extension and switching solution for secure C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), UAS/RPA ground control operations, naval bridge and combat information centers, simulation, visualization and training applications.

    Supporting all common AV and IT signal formats and interface standards, Thinklogical extension and switching solutions provide uncompressed, high-bandwidth signal management with no computer peripheral latency or loss of video resolution quality. With Thinklogical, defense and intelligence organizations are able to move vulnerable computers off of the watch floor while maintaining authorized user access and system performance, increasing the security of the data, enhancing collaboration among staff, and reducing noise, heat and technology clutter in the workspace.

  • 28
    Aug, 2015
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    Thinklogical to Showcase TLX Extension and Switching System at IBC 2015; First to Deliver Uncompressed [email protected] Video Over Just Two Cables

    Full Range of High-Productivity Signal Management Solutions for
    Broadcast, OB Truck and Post-Production Applications Highlighted In Stand 10.A24

    MILFORD, Conn. – August 28, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced that it is showcasing its award-winning TLX Series matrix switches and extenders at IBC 2015, Sept. 11-15, at the Amsterdam RAI in stand 10.A24.

    TLX is the first system in the market able to extend and switch uncompressed 4K and Ultra High Definition (UHD) video at full resolution and color depth (up to 4096 x 2160 resolution, 4:4:4 color depth) at 60Hz frame rate using only two fibers or CATx cables.

    TLX provides industry-leading 10Gbps performance and a flexible and modular uncompressed signal transmission architecture, reducing the cost and infrastructure required to manage content created in the growing 4K/UHD industry standard, and increasing workflow efficiency and productivity without compromising quality, resolution, reliability or performance. With the lowest signal latency in the industry (microseconds, vs. milliseconds for compressed solutions), TLX delivers precise pixel-for-pixel transmission of 4K/UHD video with no visual artifacts, jitter or lost frames.

    “Broadcast and post-production users no longer need to compromise creativity and productivity due to the sub-par resolution, jitter and latency generated by compressed KVM and video extension and switching systems,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “TLX delivers the quality of uncompressed [email protected] video and computer peripheral extension at a price point competitive with KVM products using signal compression. It’s a game-changer for creative professionals looking to make the move to 4K.”

    Live demonstrations in the Thinklogical stand at IBC 2015 include the new TLX48 (48 port), TLX320 (320 port) matrix switches, and the TLX640 (640 ports), the world’s largest non-blocking, protocol-agnostic, single-frame KVM and video matrix. Other booth demonstrations include KVM and video extension over long distances with redundant fiber paths for increased uptime and reliability, and Secure Restricted Switching, which highlights Thinklogical’s unique ability to manage multiple classifications of information through a single matrix switch chassis.

    The company will also be exhibiting a full range of high-performance video and computer peripheral signal management products optimized for broadcast, OB truck and post-production applications.

    Product Features and Specifications:

    TLX Video and KVM Extension Systems

    • Extension of up to 80km over fiber, 100m over CAT6a
    • DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 extenders
    • Support for a single display up to 4096×2160 @ 30Hz, or two displays up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz over a single fiber or CATx cable
    • Support for a single display up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz, or two displays up to 4096×2160 @ 30Hz over two fibers or CATx cables
    • Support for two displays up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz over four fibers or CATx cables
    • Supports HDCP content
    • Local output port(s)
    • Ethernet port for configuration, management and updates
    • Support for full duplex stereo and embedded audio, with ability to de-embed at the receiver
    • Support for unbalanced analog audio and serial RS-232
    • Support for USB HID and USB 2.0 (480Mbps)
    • Modular, hot-swappable form factor

    TLX Matrix Switches

    • Non-blocking and protocol agnostic
    • Scalable chassis sizes from 12 ports to 640 ports
    • Hot-swappable critical system components: power supplies, fan trays, control cards, data input/output cards
    • Redundant and current-sharing power supplies
    • Redundant control cards with automatic failover
    • Interoperable with Thinklogical’s 6.25Gbps Velocity series products
    • Expected to achieve Common Criteria EAL4, TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B and NATO NIAPC Evaluation Scheme: GREEN information assurance (IA) accreditations
  • 06
    Aug, 2015
    MILFORD, Conn
    News

    TLX 4K Extension and Switching System from Thinklogical Named Finalist for Major Broadcast and Audio Visual Industry Awards

    First Extension and Switching System Supporting Uncompressed 4K Video (4096 x 2160 Resolution, 4:4:4 Color Depth) at 60Hz Using Only Two Cables is Recognized for Innovation

    MILFORD, Conn. – August 6, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance signal extension and matrix switching systems for video-rich application environments, announced today that its TLX Series product line is a finalist for several major broadcast and audio-visual industry awards.

    CSI Awards: TLX has been shortlisted for the CSI Awards, in the category of “Best Cable or Fiber Contribution/Distribution/Transmission Solution.” Established in 2003 by Cable and Satellite International Magazine, the CSI Awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry, designed to recognize and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors. The winners will be revealed September 11 at a ceremony at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam. More information about the CSI Awards can be found at http://www.csimagazine.com/awards/

    AV Awards: TLX is a finalist for the AV Awards 2015, in the categories of of “Systems Product of the Year: Signal Processing”and “System Product of the Year: Video Distribution.” Now in its 17th year, the AV Awards were established to recognize and reward excellence across the Audio Visual industry. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on September 25. More information about the AV Awards can be found at http://www.avawards.com/

    IABM Design & Innovation Awards: TLX is on the shortlist for the IABM Design & Innovation Awards 2015 in the “Post Production” category, having been identified as one of the leading products or services to be exhibited at IBC 2015 that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry. Category winner results and awards will be presented at a reception September 12 at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam. More information about the IABM Design & Innovation Awards 2015 can be found at http://www.theiabm.org/

    “Thinklogical is known for being first to market with high-performance, industrial-grade uncompressed signal extension and switching solutions that are reliable, resilient and help organizations improve productivity and create sustainable efficiencies through collaborative workflows,” said Thinklogical President and CEO Joe Pajer. “Being named a finalist for these prestigious industry awards is further proof of the customer benefit found in Thinklogical’s innovative approach with TLX to solving the challenges of 4K signal management.”

    TLX from Thinklogical is the first solution in the market capable of extending and switching computer peripherals and uncompressed full resolution, full color depth, 4K video (4096 x 2160 resolution, 4:4:4 color depth) at 60Hz frame rate using only two cables, providing pixel-for-pixel image accuracy with no signal latency, visual artifacts or lost frames. TLX gives customers industry-leading 10Gbps performance and a flexible, modular and highly-efficient signal architecture supporting both fiber-optic and CATx connectivity. This reduces the cost and infrastructure required to manage and distribute video content created in the growing UHD/4K industry standard without compromising signal quality, image resolution or system performance.

    With these nominations, TLX is quickly becoming the most-awarded 4K signal extension and switching system in the market today. In April, TLX received the “Best of Show” Award presented by Sound & Video Contractor Magazine at the NAB Show in Las Vegas; in June it was recognized with the InfoComm 2015 “Best of Show” award by Government Video Magazine.

  • 01
    Jul, 2015
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    Thinklogical’s TLX Wins InfoComm 2015 Best of Show Award, Presented by Government Video Magazine

    First to Deliver Extension and Switching of Computer Peripherals and Uncompressed 4K Video (4096 x 2160 Resolution, 4:4:4 Color Depth) at 60Hz Using Only Two Cables; Second Best of Show Award in 2015

    MILFORD, Conn. – July 1, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance extension and matrix switching systems for video-rich application environments, announced today that its new TLX Series is the recipient of one of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors, the InfoComm 2015 “Best of Show” award, presented by Government Video Magazine.

    This is the second major award for TLX in 2015. In April it received the “Best of Show” Award presented by Sound & Video Contractor Magazine at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.Government Video Winner Best of Show InfoComm 2015

    “Audiovisual gear gets better every year, so it takes something special to qualify for Government Video’s Best of Show award at InfoComm 2015,” said Bob Kovacs, editor, Government Video Magazine. “We looked at all the nominees carefully and were especially impressed with the performance, value and usability demonstrated by all the winners. These are products ready to make their marks in presentations, control centers, conference rooms and classrooms.”

    TLX from Thinklogical is the first solution in the market capable of delivering extension and switching of computer peripherals and full resolution, full color depth, uncompressed, 4K video (4096 x 2160 resolution, 4:4:4 color depth) at 60Hz frame rate using only two cables. TLX gives customers industry-leading 10Gbps performance and a flexible and efficient uncompressed signal architecture supporting both fiber-optic and CATx connectivity. This reduces the cost and infrastructure required to manage and distribute content created in the growing 4K industry standard without compromising signal quality, resolution or system performance.

    “The ability to extend and switch true 4K video at the highest resolution and color depth possible without the latency created by signal compression is a necessity for video-rich applications in multiple industries,” said Thinklogical President and CEO Joe Pajer. “Only TLX can deliver on these demanding customer requirements today, with an uncompressed, high-bandwidth architecture that competitive solutions can’t match. We’re honored to be recognized by Government Video Magazine for the advancement TLX represents to the audio-visual and information technology markets.”

    More information about TLX can be found here. More information about Government Video Magazine can be found at: http://www.governmentvideo.com

  • 10
    Jun, 2015
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    Thinklogical Extends Market Leadership; Adds KVM Extension and Switching to New TLX Series

    TLX is the Only Solution Available that Can Extend and Switch Full Uncompressed 4K Video at 4:4:4 Color Depth and 60Hz Frame Rate Over Just Two Cables; To Be Showcased at Booth 3479 at InfoComm 2015

    MILFORD, Conn. – June 10, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced that it is introducing KVM features to its new TLX Series matrix switches and extenders at InfoComm 2015, June 17-19, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla, in booth 3479.

    TLX is the first and only solution available in the market today that can extend and switch computer peripherals and uncompressed 4K video at full 4096 x 2160 resolution and 4:4:4 color depth at 60Hz using only two CATx cables or three fibers. TLX offers customers industry-leading 10Gbps performance and a flexible and efficient hybrid architecture, reducing the cost and infrastructure required to manage content created in the 4K standard without compromising quality or performance.

    The Thinklogical booth at InfoComm will showcase live demonstrations of TLX KVM and [email protected] video signal management featuring the TLX640 matrix switch, the market’s highest capacity and most flexible matrix, and the company’s  DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 extenders. Thinklogical offers an innovative connector on its TLX extenders that can receive both HDMI and DisplayPort cables on the same extender, reducing the number of extenders needed, and eliminating the requirement for an external adapter or dongle to convert from DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI.

    Other booth demonstrations include KVM and video extension over long distances with redundant fiber paths for increased uptime and reliability, and Secure Restricted Switching, which showcases Thinklogical’s unique and accredited ability to manage multiple classifications of information through a single matrix switch chassis. Restricted Switching is a key criteria for secure applications in defense and intelligence requiring information assurance (IA) approval, such as C4ISR, command and control, UAS ground stations, watch floors, and simulation and training environments.

    “We’re pleased to add KVM functionality to the TLX feature set and meet customer demand for a comprehensive solution that delivers high performance at the lowest possible cable count,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “With TLX, Thinklogical builds on our reputation for providing professional-grade, uncompressed signal management products at prices competitive with lower-quality, compressed KVM alternatives. For applications where information security, video resolution, and user productivity are mission-critical requirements, Thinklogical offers unparalleled solutions.”

    TLX offers hybrid configurations supporting multi-mode fiber, single mode fiber, and CATx cables with 10Gbps bandwidth per port, and interoperability with Thinklogical’s market-leading Velocity Series 6.25Gbps fiber-optic KVM product line. Specifications and capabilities include:

    TLX Video and KVM Extension Systems

    • Extension of up to 80km over fiber, 100m over CAT6a
    • Support for a single display up to 4096×2160 @ 30Hz, or two displays up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz over a single fiber or CATx cable
    • Support for a single display up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz, or two displays up to 4096×2160 @ 30Hz over two fibers or CATx cables
    • Support for two displays up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz over four fibers or CATx cables
    • Supports HDCP content
    • Local output port(s)
    • Ethernet port for configuration, management and updates
    • Support for full duplex stereo and embedded audio, with ability to de-embed at the receiver
    • Support for unbalanced analog audio and serial RS-232
    • Support for USB HID and USB 2.0 (480Mbps)
    • Modular, hot-swappable form factor

    TLX Matrix Switches

    • Non-blocking and protocol agnostic
    • Scalable chassis sizes from 12 ports to 640 ports
    • Hot-swappable critical system components: power supplies, fan trays, control cards, data input/output cards
    • Redundant and current-sharing power supplies
    • Redundant control cards with automatic failover
    • Expected to achieve Common Criteria EAL4, TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B and NATO NIAPC Evaluation Scheme: GREEN information assurance (IA) accreditations

    TLX solutions are available for order now from Thinklogical and authorized resellers.

  • 05
    May, 2015
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    Thinklogical Awarded U.S. Patent for Serial Digital Interface (SDI) Video and Data Extension Technology Innovation

    Advancement Improves Performance and Efficiency of Video Transmission over Fiber

    MILFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extension and matrix switching systems for video-rich application environments, announced today that it has been awarded U.S. patent 9,001,898 for technology enabling the extension of serial data interface (SDI) video signals over fiber optic cabling.

    This is the third patent recently granted to Thinklogical for advancements in KVM extension and matrix switching technology. The company’s Multi-Rate Transmission System (MRTS) was awarded U.S. Patent 8,880,928 in 2014 and European Union patent EP2274679 in 2013.

    “The employees of Thinklogical pride themselves on the ability to push the boundaries of technology innovation while delivering robust, reliable and practical solutions to complex video and data signal extension and switching challenges faced by customers today,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “This patent is further evidence of the performance, quality and efficiency benefits that users can expect from implementing a Thinklogical system in visual computing applications.”

    Thinklogical systems allow users to access video and data sources such as computers, servers, DVD players, video cameras, live video feeds and networks, from a distance and switch the content from these sources to a wide assortment of destinations including displays, workstations, video walls, and more. Thinklogical solutions support all common audio-visual (AV) and computer information technology (IT) signal types and interface formats, including uncompressed video at resolutions up to 4K at 60Hz at full resolution and color depth (4096 x 2160 resolution, 4-4-4 color depth).

    The patent was awarded for Thinklogical’s improved approach to enabling the efficient extension of SDI video — commonly used in broadcast environments — over fiber-optic cables without requiring the use of special optical lasers. In addition, the Thinklogical method allows for additional signals, such as camera control or computer peripheral data, to be to be sent on the same fiber as the SDI video transmission with complete accuracy and no degradation of performance.

    Thousands of government and commercial customers use Thinklogical products to achieve workflow efficiencies, enhanced staff collaboration, and improved decision-making in video-rich applications including command and control centers, control rooms, video analysis centers, broadcast and post production editing studios, air traffic control towers, scientific modeling, 3D simulation, live event staging, and more.

  • 23
    Apr, 2015
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    Thinklogical’s TLX Series KVM System Wins NewBay Media’s “Best of Show” Award, Presented by Sound & Video Contractor at NAB 2015

    First KVM System with Extension and Switching of Uncompressed [email protected] Video (4096 x 2160 Resolution, 4-4-4 Color Depth) Using Two Cables is Honored at Broadcast Industry Event

    MILFORD, Conn. – April 23, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extension and matrix switching systems for video-rich application environments, announced today that its new TLX Series 10G KVM and Video Extension and Switching System is the recipient of one of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media’s “Best of Show” Award, presented at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas by Sound & Video Contractor magazine.

    NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in Sound & Video Contractor, the definitive technical resource for integrators, contractors, dealers, and consultants.

    All nominated products also are featured in the special Best of Show Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to more than 100,000 readers of Sound & Video ContractorVideo EdgeTV TechnologyDigital VideoRadio World, Radio magazine and Pro Sound News after the convention.

    TLX from Thinklogical is the first KVM system delivering extension and switching of full resolution, full color depth, uncompressed, 4K video (4096 x 2160 resolution, 4-4-4 color depth) at 60Hz frame rate using only two cables. TLX gives customers industry-leading 10Gbps performance and a flexible and efficient uncompressed signal architecture supporting both fiber-optic and CATx connectivity. This reduces the cost and infrastructure required to manage content created in the growing 4K video industry standard without compromising quality, resolution or performance.

    “Recognition with an award at the NAB Show from NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from our leading industry publications,” said NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.

    “The power and performance of Thinklogical’s TLX product line is changing the way the broadcast industry manages 4K workflows by bringing uncompressed, ultra-high-resolution video and KVM extension and switching into the mainstream,” said Thinklogical President & CEO Joe Pajer. “We’re pleased to receive this award from NewBay Media in recognition of the innovation, performance and sustainable customer benefits TLX delivers to the market.”

    Click here to read the article in Sound and Video Contractor

  • 13
    Apr, 2015
    LAS VEGAS, NV
    News

    NEP Selects Thinklogical for New Mobile Broadcast Production Truck

    High-bandwidth fiber-optic KVM extension and switching infrastructure to deliver operational efficiencies and flexibility for worldwide outsourced mobile broadcast production leader

    LAS VEGAS, NV – April 13, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high-performance KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced that NEP Group Inc. has selected Thinklogical KVM technology for a new mobile broadcast production truck.

    The announcement was made at NAB Show 2015 in Las Vegas, where Thinklogical is showcasing its full range of KVM and video signal management solutions for broadcast, film and post-production applications in booth SL10124. Demonstrations include the new TLX Series 10 Gbps platform supporting uncompressed [email protected] video extension and switching at full resolution and color depth (4096 x 2160 resolution, 4-4-4 color depth) over two fiber or CATx cables, the lowest in the industry.

    NEP is a leading worldwide provider of outsourced solutions to the broadcast and live event industries, offering technical services for outside broadcast, studio production, video display, host broadcasting and post production.  Headquartered in in the United States, they have offices in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Dubai and Australia.

    The new NEP truck will feature a Thinklogical 320V 6.25Gbps fiber-optic video matrix switch and modular, space-saving Thinklogical KVM extenders with DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) optics, enabling a flexible and efficient switching infrastructure that maximizes performance and responsiveness while reducing the amount of fiber cabling required to interconnect the truck’s four production units. All devices in the truck that use a keyboard, mouse, joystick or trackball and a video display for control can be routed through the Thinklogical system and assigned to any workstation, and can then be quickly switched to another device or workstation. This “any-to-any” switching capability allows individual operators to work from any of the available positions as needed for increased collaboration, productivity and workflow efficiency.

    This is the third Thinklogical deployment for NEP. The company has installed Thinklogical in EN1 and ND1, two state-of-the-art, multi-unit trucks designed for national network productions.

    “We selected Thinklogical for their ability to support a high-performance signal management infrastructure that meets our client’s demanding technical requirements with a modular and flexible architecture that offers easy reconfiguration and room for expansion to meet future needs,” said Joseph Signorino, vice president, systems integration, NEP U.S. Mobile Units. “The rock-solid performance, reliability, and operational efficiencies delivered by the Thinklogical KVM systems in our current EN1 and ND1 trucks made the decision to use Thinklogical again an easy one.”

    “As a Pittsburgh area resident, I’m especially pleased that Thinklogical is partnering again with NEP, a company with headquarters in the city that is also a global leader in their industry,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “NEP is a recognized innovator who expands the boundaries of how cutting-edge technology is used in mobile broadcast production, and we’re proud they have again chosen Thinklogical for their latest truck design. Our patented extension and switching systems provide NEP with a future-proof signal management architecture that will help their customers deliver high-quality remote broadcast productions with mission-critical reliability, flexibility and performance.”

    More information about Thinklogical’s KVM and video extension and switching solutions for broadcast, film and post-production can be found here.

    About NEP
    For over 30 years, NEP has been delivering expertly engineered solutions for outside broadcast, studio production, video display, host broadcasting and post production. With a worldwide network that includes the most advanced equipment and largest fleet of mobile units available, as well as global production studios to suit every genre, our talented team of experts work together to deliver superior service to every client.   Driven by passion and a focus on innovation, NEP has supported productions in over 40 countries on all seven continents, and has set the industry standard for excellence.  For more information, visit www.nepinc.com.

  • 02
    Apr, 2015
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    Thinklogical’s New TLX Series Matrix Switches and Extenders To Make U.S. Debut at NAB Show 2015

    High-Productivity Signal Management Solutions for Broadcast and Post-Production to Be Showcased In Booth SL10124

    MILFORD, Conn. – April 2, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced that its new TLX Series matrix switches and extenders will make its U.S. debut at NAB Show 2015, April 13-16 in Las Vegas, at booth SL10124.

    Introduced in February at Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam, TLX is the first KVM system in the market able to deliver extension and switching of full, uncompressed 4K video at full resolutions and color depth (4096 x 2160 resolution, 4-4-4 color depth) at 60Hz frame rate using only two fibers or CATx cables. TLX offers customers industry-leading 10Gbps performance and a flexible and efficient uncompressed signal architecture, reducing the cost and infrastructure required to manage content created in the growing 4K standard and increasing productivity without compromising quality, resolution or performance.

    Live demonstrations in the Thinklogical booth at NAB Show will include the new TLX DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 extenders and the new TLX640 switch, the market’s highest capacity and most flexible KVM and video matrix switch. The company will also be showcasing a full range of high-performance signal management products optimized for film, broadcast and post production applications.

    “With the introduction of TLX from Thinklogical, professionals in film broadcast and post-production no longer need to compromise creativity, productivity and resolution quality when working with 4K video due to sub-par performance and latency from typical KVM extension and switching systems using signal compression,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “TLX is an industry breakthrough that brings uncompressed, full resolution 4K at 60Hz video signal management into the post-production mainstream, improving efficiency, quality and profitability while minimizing cable and equipment footprint.”

    TLX Series matrix switches and extenders are based on an innovative new, single laser, single-data-stream 10Gbps architecture that enables delivery of uncompressed video, audio and peripheral data over both fiber-optic and CATx infrastructure, minimizing the number of components and cables required when compared to alternative solutions. TLX offers the lowest signal latency in the industry (microseconds, vs. milliseconds for compressed solutions), and accurate pixel-for-pixel transmission of video no visual artifacts, jitter or lost frames.

    The TLX Series from Thinklogical delivers a number of industry firsts and customer benefits, including:

    • The first KVM solution in the market able to extend and switch uncompressed UHD (ultra-high-definition) video using only one fiber or CATx cable, and 4K video at 60Hz using only two fibers or two CATx cables — half as many as competitive KVM products — providing a simpler and more efficient installation that saves time and reduces cost.
    • The first hybrid and CATx signal extension and switching products from Thinklogical, offering customers high-bandwidth performance over either or both fiber-optic or CATx cabling to address heterogeneous AV system infrastructure requirements.
    • A scalable, future-proof 10Gbps architecture that meets today’s application needs and resolutions including video resolutions up to 4K and 3D, with the ability to easily expand and support future and unknown system growth, video resolutions and signal formats.
    • An innovative connector on its TLX extenders that can receive both HDMI and DisplayPort cables on the same extender, reducing the number of extenders needed, and eliminating the requirement for an external adapter or dongle to convert from DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI.
    • Uncompressed signal transport at 10Gbps bandwidth, resulting in the highest video and signal quality, with no latency, jitter, lost pixels or frames, a requirement for applications needing the highest possible video resolution and computer peripheral performance.
    • A full range of non-blocking, protocol agnostic, and scalable hybrid matrix switches sized from 16 ports to 640 ports
    • Interoperability with Thinklogical’s market-leading 6.25Gbps fiber-optic KVM products.
  • 03
    Mar, 2015
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    Thinklogical Demonstrates Uncompressed Full 4K @ 60Hz Video Extension (4096 x 2160 Resolution, 4-4-4 Color Depth) at InfoComm Connections San Jose

    New TLX Series Hybrid KVM Solutions Delivers Industry-Leading Performance and Efficiency

    MILFORD, Conn. – March 3, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) extension and switching systems, today announced it will be demonstrating the extension of uncompressed 4K video with full color depth (4096 x 2160 resolution, 4-4-4 color depth) at 60Hz frame rate using only two fibers at InfoComm Connections in San Jose, Calif., March 4-5.
    This innovative 4K signal management solution is enabled through the company’s new TLX series hybrid KVM matrix switches and extenders. TLX is based on an new, single-data-stream 10Gbps architecture that delivers uncompressed video, audio and peripheral data over both fiber-optic and CATx infrastructure, increasing performance, reducing cost, and minimizing the number of components and cables required when compared to alternative KVM products.

    TLX extension and switching solutions offer the lowest signal latency in the industry, with no visual artifacts, jitter or lost frames, for the highest video signal quality. TLX is ideal for control rooms and other video-intensive applications found in defense and intelligence, broadcast and post-production, oil and gas, scientific research, energy and power generation and distribution, air traffic control, training, simulation and visualization.

    Thinklogical also includes a unique connector on its TLX extenders that can receive both HDMI and DisplayPort cables. When combined with a Thinklogical TLX hybrid matrix switch — available in 16 to 640 port configurations — it becomes easy to intermingle, connect and switch between HDMI/DVI and DisplayPort sources and displays.

    To schedule an appointment with Thinklogical at the show, please contact us

  • 23
    Feb, 2015
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    Thinklogical is First KVM System to Achieve U.S. Department of Defense Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products Listing (APL) Certification

    Velocity Series is First System with Both KVM and Video Matrix Switching Capabilities Accredited for Use by DoD

    MILFORD, Conn. — Feb. 23, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) extension and switching systems for visual computing applications, today announced that U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Product List (APL) approval of the Thinklogical Velocity Closed Video Matrix Switching Solution Rel. 4 TN 1324203 as a Video Distribution System (VDS) has been granted.

    The UC APL provides a consolidated list of products that are approved for purchase by the U.S. Department of Defense. In order to be placed on the UC APL, products must be evaluated and achieve certification for information assurance (IA) and interoperability (IO) by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) by meeting the critical requirements of the Unified Capabilities Requirements (UCR) 2013. Cybersecurity testing was completed by the U.S. Navy Space and Naval War System Command (SPAWAR)-led IA test teams. The Thinklogical solution achieved Interoperability (IO) certification from the JITC on Feb. 2, 2015.

    The Joint IO Certification Memorandum is available at: http://jitc.fhu.disa.mil/tssi/cert_pdfs/ThinklogicalVelocityRev4TN1324203Jan15.pdf

    With this certification, Thinklogical Velocity products become the first system with both KVM and video matrix switching capabilities to be placed on the UC APL under the Video Distribution System (VDS) category. Velocity products have previously been accredited to Common Criteria EAL4, TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B, and NATO NIAPC Evaluation Scheme: GREEN.

    “Achieving Unified Capabilities Approved Product List Certification is another significant milestone for Thinklogical and adds to our unparalleled portfolio of information assurance accreditations” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “No other KVM manufacturer has invested the time and resources to ensure their products meet demanding IA requirements as has Thinklogical. Being listed on the APL will make it easier for DoD IA and IT professionals to specify, purchase and install Thinklogical Velocity KVM products with confidence, and ensure the highest performance and data security in classified, video-rich application environments.”

    Pajer added, “Thinklogical is proud to support our nation’s defense, intelligence and security communities with secure, reliable, and flexible signal management solutions that help these organizations maintain maximum mission readiness.” Supporting all common computer, audio visual and IT formats, Thinklogical Velocity extenders and matrix switches are a large-scale, layer 1, multi-domain, fiber-based KVM solution which separates computer assets from users and maintains isolation between domains. The Velocity KVM system enables the computers to be removed from the operations floor, improving the work environment, enhancing operational flexibility, and reducing the possibility of intentional or accidental data breach by eliminating physical access to the computer.

    Thinklogical is unique in enabling multi-domain isolation, restricted switching and partitioning of video and data through a single matrix switch, making it the ideal KVM and video extension and switching solution for secure C4ISR, command and control, UAS/RPA operations, simulation, visualization and training applications.

    DISA has compiled a list of approved similar products including all of the associated Thinklogical fiber matrix switch frame sizes from the MX48 to the VX640, and will be adding additional products as the DISA process dictates. Thinklogical is working with DISA (NIAP) to develop future Protection Profiles to further define the IA and operational advantages of large scale, fiber-based KVM solutions for the DoD and intelligence communities.

    More information about Thinklogical KVM and video distribution systems accredited for use in secure facilities can be found here.

  • 10
    Feb, 2015
    MILFORD, Conn.
    News

    Thinklogical Introduces Innovative New TLX Family of KVM Matrix Switches and Extenders; Hybrid Fiber/CATx Architecture Delivers Industry-Leading Performance and Efficiency

    Industry-First Uncompressed 60Hz 4K Video and KVM Signal Management Using Only Two Fibers or CATx Cables Demonstrated at ISE 2015, Stand 11-D46

    MILFORD, Conn. — Feb. 10, 2015 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today introduced the TLX Series matrix switches and extenders giving customers industry-leading high performance and a flexible and efficient uncompressed signal architecture supporting both fiber-optic and CATx connectivity.

    With TLX, Thinklogical becomes the first KVM systems provider to deliver extension and switching for full, uncompressed 4K video with full color depth (4096 x 2160 resolution, 4-4-4 color depth) at 60Hz frame rate using only two fibers or CATx cables. This reduces the cost and infrastructure required to manage content created in the growing 4K video industry standard without compromising quality, resolution or performance.

    The new TLX 4K signal management solutions are being demonstrated at ISE 2015 – Integrated Systems Europe, Feb. 10-12 in Amsterdam, where Thinklogical is exhibiting in stand 11-D46. Product demonstrations include the new TLX DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 extenders and the new TLX640 switch, the market’s highest capacity and most flexible KVM and video matrix switch.

    TLX matrix switches and extenders are based on an innovative new, single laser, single-data-stream 10Gbps architecture that supports delivery of uncompressed video, audio and peripheral data over both fiber-optic and CATx infrastructure, minimizing the number of components and cables required when compared to alternative solutions. TLX offers the lowest signal latency in the industry (microseconds, vs. milliseconds for compressed solutions), and no visual artifacts, jitter or lost frames for the highest video signal quality.

    “With the launch of TLX, Thinklogical is addressing customer requests for an uncompressed, hybrid KVM system offering greater performance, resolution and efficiency than the compressed products available currently” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “Our new TLX series matrix switches and extenders deliver high performance and flexible configuration options, all at a competitive price point. TLX also delivers the only true uncompressed 4K at 60Hz signal management capability on the market today, making it the ideal solution for surveillance, broadcast, post-production, simulation, and other applications where the extension and switching of 4K video at the highest possible resolution is a mission-critical requirement.”

    The TLX Series from Thinklogical delivers a number of industry firsts and customer benefits, including:

    • The first KVM solution in the market able to extend and switch uncompressed UHD (ultra-high-definition) video using only one fiber or CATx cable, and 4K video at 60Hz using only two fibers or two CATx cables — half as many as competitive KVM products — providing a simpler and more efficient installation that saves time and reduces cost.
    • The first hybrid signal extension and switching products from Thinklogical, offering customers high-bandwidth performance over either or both fiber-optic or CATx cabling.
    • A scalable, future-proof 10Gbps architecture that meets today’s application needs and resolutions including video resolutions up to 4K and 3D, with the ability to easily expand and support future and unknown system growth, video resolutions and signal formats.
    • An innovative connector on its TLX extenders that can receive both HDMI and DisplayPort cables on the same extender, reducing the number of extenders needed, and eliminating the requirement for an external adapter or dongle to convert from DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI. This allows a customer to upgrade from HDMI to DisplayPort when and as they need to in the future, with no change in equipment. When combined with a Thinklogical TLX matrix switch, it becomes easy to intermingle and connect HDMI/DVI and DisplayPort sources and displays.
    • Uncompressed signal transport at 10Gbps bandwidth, resulting in the highest video and signal quality, with no latency, jitter, lost pixels or frames, a requirement for applications needing the highest possible video resolution and computer peripheral performance.
    • Interoperability with Thinklogical’s market-leading 6.25Gbps fiber-optic products.

    TLX product specifications include:

    TLX Video and KVM Extension Systems

    • Connector supports both HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 cables
    • 10Gbps bandwidth per port
    • Multi-mode fiber, single mode fiber and CATx configurations
    • Extension of up to 80km over fiber, 100m over CATx
    • Support for a single display up to 4096×2160 @ 30Hz, or two displays up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz – over a single fiber or CATx cable
    • Support for a single display up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz, or two displays up to 4096×2160 @ 30Hz – over two fibers or CATx cables
    • Support for two displays up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz – over four fibers or CATx cables
    • Supports HDCP content
    • Local output port(s)
    • Ethernet port for configuration, management and updates
    • Support for embedded audio, with ability to de-embed at the receiver
    • Support for unbalanced analog audio and serial RS-232
    • Support for USB HID and USB 2.0 (480Mbps), on KVM extenders
    • Modular, hot-swappable form factor
    • Several chassis types available, for surface mount and rack mount applications
      • Q-1300 – supports up to a single video extender module
      • Q-2300 – supports up to two video extender modules or a single KVM extender module
      • Q-4300 – supports up to four video extender modules or two KVM extender modules, and offers redundant, hot-swappable power supplies

    TLX Matrix Switches

    • 10Gbps bandwidth per port
    • Multi-mode fiber, single mode fiber, CATx and hybrid configurations
    • Non-blocking and protocol agnostic
    • Scalable from 16 ports to 640 ports
    • Critical system components are hot-swappable: power supplies, fan trays, control cards, data input/output cards
    • Redundant and current-sharing power supplies
    • Redundant control cards with automatic failover
    • Expected to achieve Common Criteria EAL4, TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B and NATO NIAPC Evaluation Scheme: Green information assurance (IA) accreditations