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  • 10
    Oct, 2012
    News

    Thinklogical Extends Leadership With World’s Largest and Highest Bandwidth KVM and Video Router

    New, non-blocking VX640 Router offers 640 ports with 6.25 Gbps of bandwidth per port to meet the needs of large-scale video and KVM systems – VX 640 VX640 already deployed in customer sites; to be showcased at GEOINT Symposium 2012

    Thinklogical, the leading provider of fiber optic video routing and KVM extension systems, announced it will be showcasing  its new VX640 Router at the GEOINT Symposium 2012 (booth 1134). The VX640 is the world’s largest and highest bandwidth Video and KVM router.  It is designed to meet the growing customer demand for a secure, high bandwidth routing solution for high density, mission critical environments.

    Customers with large-scale system requirements, such as those found in the federal government organizations or large scale post production operations, will value the flexibility provided by the VX640.   The VX640 is a protocol agnostic solution and allows for any combination of bidirectional sources and destinations up to 640 total, from 1 source or destination routed to 639 destinations or sources, up to 320 sources routed to 320 destinations. Completely designed with non-blocking matrix architecture, the VX640 router delivers uncompressed video with no artifacts, latency or lost frames. In addition, the router can be configured for multi-mode or single mode fiber optics, and coaxial on a port-by-port basis.

    “We are the market share leader in fiber-based, high bandwidth KVM and video routing solutions and the VX640 extends that lead.  The launch of the VX640 Router is a significant step forward and demonstrates our commitment to innovate and introduce leading-edge solutions for KVM applications,” said Joe Pajer, President and CEO of Thinklogical. “The VX640 solidifies our KVM routing portfolio, which now provides our customers with a scalable, wide variety of matrix sizes and solutions.”

    The VX640 Router provides industry leading security features, such as multi-domain routing through partitioning and restricted switching technologies. These features are designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of critical data that is routed through the VX640. The modular design of the VX640 allows for all critical system components including power supplies, cooling fans, fabric switch cards and pluggable optics (SFP+) to be hot-swappable, minimizing business impact in the unlikely event a component should fail. The hot-swappable I/O boards also provide excellent in-service expansion capabilities, allowing the VX640 to be reconfigured without interrupting signal processing.

    “The VX640 Router offers unparalleled performance, reliability, continuous operation, security and investment protection to customers who have a large number of KVM sources and destinations,” said Larry Wachter, Vice President of Research and Development at Thinklogical.  “Our innovative technology and architectural approach allows Thinklogical to stand alone in our ability to introduce a router as robust as the VX640.  We are proud to announce that Thinklogical customers are already reaping significant benefits from the VX640, as it has already been successfully deployed in a classified government environment.”

    KEY FEATURES OF THE VX640 ROUTER

    • Redundant, hot-swappable, and current sharingpower supply modules
    • Hot-swappable, 20 port I/O cards in a passive mid-plane chassis
    • Hot-swappable SFP+ optical port connections
    • Hot-swappable fabric switch cards
    • 20 port scalability for input/output cards
    • Each re-clocking input supports 6.25 Gbps
    • Single-mode, multi-mode and coaxial fiber optic capability
    • 640 transceiver fiber ports – In and Out for non-blocking matrix switching
    • Protocol agnostic (Supports DVI, Dual-link DVI, 3G, HD, SD SDI, Dual-link SDI, USB HID, USB 1.1, USB 2.0 high speed, FireWire, serial, PS/2 and bi-directional audio)
    • Highest reliability with MTBF of over 100,000 hours on average
    • Partitioning, uniquely enabled in firmware, allowing for multiple virtual networks to exist within the same physical device
    • Restriction, uniquely enabled in firmware, allowing for access regulation on a per port basis
    • Compatible with Velocity KVM and Video Extenders and SDI Xtreme 3G+ Video Extendersfrom Thinklogical

    ABOUT THINKLOGICAL

    Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and routing solutions.  Thinklogical offers the only fiber optic KVM routers in the world that are accredited to Common Criteria EAL 4.  Government, entertainment, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for high performance, security, continuous operation and ease of integration. Thinklogical products are designed and manufactured in the USA.  Thinklogical is a privately held company, headquartered in Milford, Connecticut.

     

  • 27
    Mar, 2012
    Milford, CT
    News

    Thinklogical Expands Solution Offering For Post Production With New, High Performance Audio Extension System

    Virtuoso-PRO Audio Extension System Enables Professional Editing Across a Wide Range of Audio Formats; to Premier at NAB 2012.

    Milford, CT – March 27, 2012     Thinklogical, a leading provider of fiber-based KVM, video, audio and peripheral extension and routing technologies, today announced the introduction of its new line of audio extension systems, the Virtuoso-PRO product family. The solutions will be demonstrated at NAB 2012 (booth SL10424).

    The new Virtuoso-PRO product family supports a breadth of audio formats such as AES3, S/PDIF and balanced and unbalanced analog stereo, with sampling rates of 32 KHz to 192 KHz. The product is offered in two formats: a small stand-alone unit or a modular 1RU chassis. The Virtuoso-PRO stand-alone unit transmits and extends up to eight audio signals (using two fibers) over distances up to 40 kilometers away from the controlling source.

    The modular 1RU chassis can support video (DVI and SDI), KVM and audio in the same chassis, providing the most compact and flexible 1RU solution available in the market today. The Virtuoso-PRO is compatible with all of Thinklogical’s Video and KVM routers.

    “This new family of high-end audio extenders streamlines post production workflows by providing the necessary professional audio signals right to the editor’s desktop,” said Kevin Keefe, co-founder and vice president of Thinklogical. “The Virtuoso-PRO product family provides the audio component of our Thinklogical extension system, allowing our customers to get even more value out of their Thinklogical solution. As with all of our extension systems, there is absolutely no compromise in signal quality.”

    ABOUT THINKLOGICAL

    Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and routing solutions, as well as NATO Information Assurance (Common Criteria, EAL4) accredited fiber matrix routers. Entertainment, government, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for optimal performance in secure visual computing environments. Thinklogical helps customers reduce overall cost and dramatically enhance workflow dynamics within complex computing, broadcast, post production and AV infrastructures. Thinklogical sells primarily through integrator and VAR channels, and is privately held and headquartered in Milford, Connecticut.

    Contact Marketing
    Cindy Caserta
    Thinklogical
    100 Washington Street
    Milford, CT 06460
    Phone: (203) 647-8700
    Fax: (203) 783-9949
    email:[email protected]

     

  • 27
    Mar, 2012
    Milford, CT
    News

    Thinklogical Expands Video and KVM Routing To Address Small To Medium-Sized Computing Environments

    Compact, 6.22 Gbps and Protocol Agnostic MX48 Video and KVM Router Will Be Showcased at NAB 2012; Already Shipping to Customers.

    Milford, CT – March 27, 2012     Thinklogical today announced that it is expanding its video and KVM routing solution with its new MX48 router. The new router allows for flexible deployment configurations in a variety of small to medium sized computing environments such as regional or local broadcast facilities, smaller post-production facilities, smaller command and control centers, corporate conference rooms and hospital or higher education presentation rooms. The MX48 will be showcased at NAB 2012 (booth SL10424). The new router is already shipping to customers.

    The MX48 is a compact, high bandwidth (6.22 Gbps, the highest single thread bandwidth in the industry) and high performance solution for complete, end-to-end routing of video and peripheral signals over multi-mode or single-mode fiber optic cable. The protocol agnostic router supports a variety of formats, including DVI, Dual-link DVI, 3G, HD, SD SDI, Dual-link SDI, USB HID, USB 2.0 (high speed, full 480 Mbps), FireWire 800, serial and bi-directional audio. The router is scalable from 16 ports up to 48 ports, and is compatible with all Thinklogical KVM and video extension systems.

    “Thinklogical has a robust history of delivering industry best solutions for KVM and video routing, delivering the highest levels of performance and security, in large and very large, complex computing environments. We are delighted to now bring our unique technologies to customers in small to medium sized computing environments,” said Joe Pajer, chief executive officer of Thinklogical. “With the introduction of the MX48, we are significantly expanding the number of customers who will benefit from Thinklogical solutions.”

    The MX48 router is also designed to be easily configured and controlled immediately upon installation. It is engineered with a range of innovative control features designed to simplify operation in visualization computing environments, including a convenient touch panel display with an intuitive user interface. The touch panel can be either integrated into the product (accessible from the front of the router) or be positioned separately in a rack mount format. For customers who prefer to make connections right from their desktop, there is also an option for a small desktop touch panel. For larger configurations Thinklogical’s X4 Configurator, an advanced control management software program is also available, which provides a convenient, browser-based user interface to the router from remote locations. In addition, it is compatible with third party control systems.

    “With the MX48, customers with small to medium sized computing environments can now take advantage of premium features and functions from Thinklogical. For instance, one of Thinklogical’s key technologies, which is included in the MX48, is a unique, pluggable, Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceiver design which allows our customers to build an optimized system by mixing electrical SDI, NTSC/PAL, or HDMI/DVI without experiencing video scaling artifacts. Together with 6.22 Gbps of bandwidth per fiber, customers will have an ideal routing solution,” said Kevin Keefe, vice president and co-founder of Thinklogical. “Our customers continue to entrust their infrastructures to Thinklogical’s video and KVM routing solutions because our technology continues to grow and expand with their needs.”

    ABOUT THINKLOGICAL

    Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and routing solutions, as well as NATO Information Assurance (Common Criteria, EAL4) accredited fiber matrix routers. Entertainment, government, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for optimal performance in secure visual computing environments. Thinklogical helps customers reduce overall cost and dramatically enhance workflow dynamics within complex computing, broadcast, post production and AV infrastructures. Thinklogical sells primarily through integrator and VAR channels, and is privately held and headquartered in Milford, Connecticut.

    Contact Marketing
    Cindy Caserta
    Thinklogical
    100 Washington Street
    Milford, CT 06460
    Phone: (203) 647-8700
    Fax: (203) 783-9949
    email:[email protected]

  • 24
    Jan, 2012
    News

    Thinklogical Continues Momentum Setting Another Sales Record in 2011

    Strong sales growth driven by Information Assurance accreditation and increased customer adoption.

    January 24, 2012 – Thinklogical, the leading provider of fiber optic video switching and KVM systems, today announced record sales for the fourth quarter of 2011. Continuing a strong upward trend, company sales in the third and fourth quarters of 2011 surpassed all previous records.

    “Thinklogical’s record results were driven by strong performance in our Information Assurance accredited government and military applications,” stated Joe Pajer, CEO of Thinklogical. “We have become the market leader in building the most secure computing and video infrastructures in the world.”

    Last May, Thinklogical announced it had received accreditation for Common Criteria EAL4 certification, and earlier this month the company announced it had received NATO and TEMPEST approval for the use of its KVM routers. Thinklogical is the only KVM router manufacturer that has established an Information Assurance (IA) methodology across high-end video switching equipment to meet NATO, TEMPEST and Common Criteria EAL4 certification requirements. With Thinklogical’s KVM routers, the customer can maintain Information Assurance between multiple networks, restricting access where necessary. Recently, during the design phase in two large military installations, a competitor’s routing equipment was swapped out for the Thinklogical Information Assurance accredited routing solution.

    Thinklogical released several new products during Q3 and Q4, including the new smaller footprint, high performance KVM router, the MX48, ideally suited for small- to medium-sized computing environments, such as corporate conference rooms, educational presentation rooms, small broadcast facilities and small post-production houses.

    “To experience one record breaking quarter after another reflects our continuing momentum in the key markets of national defense, broadcast, post-production, energy and medical applications,” stated David Cheever, president of Thinklogical. “Our responsiveness to our customers’ needs is the cause of our recent sales growth. We continue to delight our customers every day.”

    ABOUT THINKLOGICAL

    Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, SDI, and DVI extension solutions, as well as Information Assurance (NATO, Common Criteria, EAL4, TEMPEST) accredited fiber matrix routers and switches. Organizations worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for optimal performance in secure visual computing environments. Through pioneering next generation fiber optic extension, switching and server management technologies, Thinklogical helps customers reduce cost and simplify the management of complex computing infrastructures. Thinklogical sells directly and through integrator and VAR channels, and is privately held and headquartered in Milford, Connecticut.

  • 18
    Jan, 2012
    Milford, CT
    News

    Thinklogical Demonstrates Powerful and Efficient Solutions at INFOCOMM 2012

    Milford, CT – June 18, 2012     Thinklogical [InfoComm booth C7742], the leading provider of fiber optic video routing and KVM extension systems, announced that it will be demonstrating an array of powerful, high performance and efficient solutions, addressing many of the complex challenges facing today’s A/V professionals. The booth will feature a high performance display video wall, courtesy of Mitsubishi; display stations for 4K video source and destination routing and flexible KVM solutions. Additionally, the exhibit will feature a 3D video processing and extension capability, a color correction and calibration integration demonstration and additional A/V technologies. Following is a summary of solutions that will be featured at the Thinklogical booth between Wednesday, June 13th and Friday, June 15th 2012, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center:

    Easier-to-Integrate Video Walls I     Learn how Thinklogical and Mitsubishi have collaborated to integrate Thinklogical DVI input circuitry directly into Mitsubishi high performance displays. Applications can now be deployed without additional equipment and copper-wire cabling between the video source and the display wall.

    Easier-to-Integrate Video Walls II     See how Thinklogical has eliminated most of the time and cost associated with color calibrating high performance video walls. Through unique integration of color correction technology into Thinklogical systems, initial and follow-up display wall calibrations can be achieved with far less equipment and man-hours than ever before.

    Pristine Routing and Display of 4K Video     See first hand how Thinklogical systems route 4K video with no compression, no artifacts, no loss of pixels, and no loss of frames. Thinklogical systems can preserve the original signal quality for up to 24 miles.

     High Performance 3D Routing and Extension     View the Thinklogical 3D video demonstration, which showcases Thinklogical uncompressed 3D video processing and extension capabilities, as well as HD-SDI to HDMI conversion and scaling. Thinklogical’s extension solutions enable users to extend the source to destinations up to 24 miles without loss of signal quality.

    Flexible KVM Solutions that are Easy to Integrate and Operate     Visit our “KVM Desk Experience” demonstration and participate in a number of live exercises through our On Screen Display controller.

    Continuous, Uninterrupted Operation with Thinklogical’s Unique Switch Over Capability     Witness a live demonstration of Thinklogical’s unique redundancy architecture, assuring that a loss of signal in one fiber is instantaneously switched to a redundant fiber.

    For more information, please visit Thinklogical at http://thinklogical.com or visit the company at InfoComm booth C7422.

    ABOUT THINKLOGICAL

    Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and routing solutions, as well as NATO Information Assurance (Common Criteria, EAL4) accredited fiber matrix routers. Entertainment, government, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for optimal performance in secure visual computing environments. Thinklogical helps customers reduce overall cost and dramatically enhance workflow dynamics within complex computing, broadcast, post production and AV infrastructures. Thinklogical sells primarily through integrator and VAR channels, and is privately held and headquartered in Milford, Connecticut.

     For information about Thinklogical products, please visit http://thinklogical.com

    Thinklogical
    100 Washington Street
    Milford, CT 06460
    Phone: (203) 647-8700
    Fax: (203) 783-9949
    email:[email protected]

  • 10
    Jan, 2012
    News

    Thinklogical Names Joe Pajer Chief Executive Officer

    January 10, 2012 – Thinklogical, the leading provider of fiber optic video switching and KVM systems, today announced that Joe Pajer has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pajer brings more than 20 years of senior executive experience in technology businesses to Thinklogical. Prior to joining Thinklogical, Mr. Pajer was CEO of Vocollect, a leading provider of voice recognition enabled computing systems used to manage mobile workforces. Mr. Pajer previously held leadership positions with Marconi, FORE Systems, Compaq Computer Corporation and AT&T. Mr. Pajer holds an M.S. degree in management and a B.S. degree in civil engineering/engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

    Thinklogical, headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, is a portfolio company of Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. Steven F. Kaplan, general partner at Riverside Partners and Chairman of the Board of Thinklogical, said, “We are excited to have Joe leading Thinklogical after seeing firsthand what he was able to accomplish as CEO of Vocollect, a Riverside Partners portfolio company until its sale to Intermec in 2011.”

    Mr. Kaplan added, “Thinklogical is the technology and market leader in high-end fiber-based video switching equipment and has experienced significant growth during the past few years, achieving record revenues in 2011. We are confident that Joe’s leadership will help the Company achieve even higher growth levels driven by continued growth of video applications worldwide, Thinklogical’s new product plans and expansion of its global distribution channels.”

    Thinklogical President and Co-Founder David Cheever added, “The entire management team and I are thrilled about Joe’s appointment and committed to working with him to help Thinklogical achieve its full potential. As Thinklogical continues to expand, Joe will help us increase our market leadership position, as well as continue to innovate, grow and expand in the global market.”

    “I am excited to be named CEO of Thinklogical,” said Mr. Pajer. “Thinklogical is an innovative company that develops new products that excite our customers. The company’s engineering talent, combined with its incredible customer support, assures its continued success in creating significant value for our customers.”

    ABOUT THINKLOGICAL

    Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, SDI, and DVI extension solutions, as well as Information Assurance (NATO, Common Criteria, EAL4, TEMPEST) accredited fiber matrix routers and switches. Organizations worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for optimal performance in secure visual computing environments. Through pioneering next generation fiber optic extension, switching and server management technologies, Thinklogical helps customers reduce cost and simplify the management of complex computing infrastructures. Thinklogical sells directly and through integrator and VAR channels, and is privately held and headquartered in Milford, Connecticut.

    ABOUT RIVERSIDE PARTNERS

    Founded in 1989, Riverside Partners is a middle market private equity firm focusing on growth-oriented companies in the healthcare and technology industries. Riverside is particularly experienced at partnering with founders, owners and management teams and it brings substantial domain expertise and operating experience to its portfolio companies. The partners at Riverside have managed more than $500 million in investments in over 50 companies. The firm is currently focused on companies with revenues between $20 – $200 million and with $5 – $25 million of EBITDA. For more information, visit www.riversidepartners.com.