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  • 27
    Sep, 2018
    Milford, CT

    HEARST CONNECTICUT MEDIA GROUP NAMES THINKLOGICAL, A BELDEN BRAND A WINNER OF THE SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT 2018 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

    Thinklogical, A Belden Brand, has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by Hearst Connecticut Media Group. This is the fifth year Thinklogical has been recognized with this award.

    The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. Thinklogical was one of 50 employers selected as a Top Workplace out of nearly 1,000 organizations invited to participate.

    “The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.” Claffey added, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

    “This award is especially meaningful as it represents the direct feedback of our employees regarding their level of engagement in their workplace and their confidence in the direction of the company,” said Olivier Bojarski, president of Thinklogical. “We achieved this recognition through the dedication and hard work of our employees. Thanks to our team, Thinklogical continues to be a technology innovator and trusted partner to some of the world’s most influential organizations.”

    About Thinklogical, A Belden Brand

    Thinklogical, A Belden Brand, is manufacturer of highly-secure KVM (keyboard, video, mouse), audio, and computer peripheral signal extension and switching solutions. Government, entertainment, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and services for security, high performance, continuous operation and ease of integration. An ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Thinklogical is headquartered in Milford, Conn. and is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc.

    About Energage

    Headquartered in Exton, PA, Energage specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Energage also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health.

  • 05
    Feb, 2018
    MILFORD, Conn.

    Thinklogical, A Belden Brand Introduces All-in-One Solution for Extending Virtual Desktops at ISE 2018 and WEST 2018

    MILFORD, Conn. – Feb. 5, 2017 — Thinklogical, A Belden Brand, today announced a new all-in-one solution for securely extending VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) architectures, with demonstrations at ISE 2018, Feb. 6-9 in Amsterdam, in booth 10.R140, and AFCEA WEST, Feb. 6-8 in San Diego, in booth 1801.

    The TLX Client Integration module is a full-featured virtual machine processor combined with a high-performance KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) extender, eliminating the need for a separate client device in VDI installations. The integrated client machine can host any standard VDI client software, including those produced by VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft®, and others. It is also compatible with many third party accredited software images.

    For security, productivity or performance reasons, customers in government, defense, media and entertainment often back-rack their physical VDI client machines in secure IT rooms, providing the user with remote access to the devices through a separate KVM extension and matrix switching system.

    The TLX Client Integration module simplifies this architecture by combining a VDI client with a KVM extender transmitter, eliminating the need to purchase separate clients and KVM transmitters. This reduces hardware and cabling complexity and cost and saves up to 50% of the rack space previously required.

    “Thinklogical developed the TLX Client Integration module in response to customer requests for hardware savings and better space utilization in KVM-extended virtual desktop applications,” said Mitch Hillsberg, senior director of engineering for Thinklogical. “This module addresses the need to simplify extended VDI architectures without compromising data security, video image quality or computer peripheral performance.”

    TLX Client Integration features and benefits include:

    • Increased security and reduced threat of intentional hacking or accidental data breach, by removing network cables and USB ports from user desktop
    • Uncompressed KVM signal management with smooth control surface performance and no added latency, video artifacts or dropped frames
    • Support for zero, thin and thick client applications
    • Reduced hardware costs, lower operational expenses and up to 50% less rack space
    • Improved productivity, efficiency and flexibility
    • Reduced IT hardware, cabling, and clutter at the desktop
    • Seamless integration with Thinklogical’s IA-accredited extension and matrix switching solution for use in secure, multi-classification applications

    The TLX Client Integration module is available for order now and will be released in the second quarter of 2018. More information visit:  https://www.thinklogical.com/products/integrated-client-module/

  • 08
    Nov, 2017
    MILFORD, Conn.

    Thinklogical, A Belden Brand, Appoints Jillian Little Vice President of Sales, U.S. Federal Government Solutions

    MILFORD, Conn. – November 8, 2017 — Thinklogical, A Belden Brand, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance KVM signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, announced today that Jillian Little has been appointed vice president of U.S. federal government sales.

    Jillian Little Vice President of Sales, U.S. Federal Government SolutionsBased in Virginia, Little brings more than 25 years’ experience selling technology solutions to government and commercial organizations for companies including Black Box Network Services, Hewlett Packard, VMWare and Dell.

    In her new role, Little will be responsible for Thinklogical sales to the U.S. Department of Defense and civilian federal government agencies. Little holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Wesleyan University.

    “With instant situational awareness a core concern of military, intelligence and security agencies throughout the federal government, Jillian can offer Thinklogical’s innovative and highly secure command and control solutions that align with organizational goals and mission requirements,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “Jillian will be a powerful resource for our U.S. federal customers, and brings a reputation of trust and customer focus.”

    Thinklogical offers the only mid- to large-scale fiber-optic KVM and video distribution system accredited to the 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 products enable instant situational awareness, improve cyber security, reduce the insider threat, and simplify management of multi-classification information through a single IA-accredited matrix switching system.

  • 08
    Nov, 2017
    MILFORD, Conn

    Thinklogical, A Belden Brand, Appoints Kevin Hadley Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa Sales

    Experienced Sales Executive to Guide Company’s Efforts for NATO, Defence, Security and Government Agencies

    MILFORD, Conn. – November 7, 2017 — Thinklogical, A Belden Brand, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance KVM signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, announced today that Kevin Hadley has been appointed managing director of sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

     

    Kevin Hadley Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa SalesHadley comes to Thinklogical from Harris Corp., where he was responsible for UK MoD and other major accounts throughout Europe. His 30-plus year career in technology and manufacturing sales includes positions at Capitex Ltd., an international consultancy and export business, Marconi Defence Systems, and Racal Communications Ltd.

     

    Based in the UK, Hadley will be responsible for Thinklogical sales to NATO, ministries of defence, and government agencies throughout EMEA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from City University, London.

     

    “The ability to quickly and accurately sort and analyze the vast amounts of video-rich content and data available from sensors and other intelligence inputs leads to instant situational awareness and better-informed decision-making,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical.  “We look forward to leveraging Kevin’s experience in complex solution sales to help these agencies learn about the security benefits and operational efficiencies that Thinklogical delivers.”

     

    Thinklogical offers the only mid- to large-scale fiber-optic KVM and video distribution system accredited to the 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 products enable instant situational awareness, improve cyber security, reduce the insider threat, and simplify management of multi-classification information through a single IA-accredited matrix switching system.

  • 04
    May, 2017
    MILFORD, Conn.

    THINKLOGICAL ENTERS DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO BE ACQUIRED BY BELDEN

    World Leader in Secure, High Performance KVM and Video Extension and Switching Systems Agrees to Acquisition by Belden
    MILFORD, Conn. – May 4, 2017 — Thinklogical, LLC, a global manufacturer of secure, high-performance KVM signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC).  Thinklogical is a portfolio company of Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm.  The transaction is expected to close in second quarter of 2017, subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

    “Thinklogical has been an exciting investment for Riverside Partners,” said Steven F. Kaplan, General Partner at Riverside Partners and Chairman of Thinklogical’s Board of Directors.  “During Riverside’s investment period, the Company’s profits more than quadrupled and Thinklogical introduced more than 80 new products to the market.  The management team has led an aggressive expansion of sales and marketing worldwide, while expanding its technology leadership position with the introduction of an innovative, industry-first TLX 10 Gbps solution.  We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of the Thinklogical team.”

    “We are enthusiastic about the possibilities this transaction creates for Thinklogical and its customers worldwide,” said Joe Pajer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thinklogical.  “Belden brings the potential for even greater reach and further acceleration of our growth in markets such as Military and Intelligence, Broadcast and Mission Critical Command and Control.   We look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead as part of the Belden family.”

    About Thinklogical
    Thinklogical, LLC is a leading manufacturer and provider of secure KVM, video, audio, and computer peripheral signal extension and switching solutions. Government, entertainment, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and services for security, high performance, continuous operation and ease of integration. An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Thinklogical is headquartered in Milford, Conn. USA.

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  • 21
    Apr, 2017
    MILFORD, CONN.

    THINKLOGICAL INTRODUCES UNCOMPRESSED 4K PRIVATE CLOUD SOLUTION FOR VFX AND POST-PRODUCTION AT NAB SHOW 2017

    ZERO-LATENCY SYSTEM SIMPLIFIES INFRASTRUCTURE, IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY, ENHANCES CONTENT SECURITY AND LOWERS TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP; APRIL 24-27, BOOTH SL6027

    MILFORD, CONN. – April 21, 2017 — Thinklogical, a leading provider of secure, high-performance KVM signal extension and switching systems for the media and entertainment industry, announced today that it will be introducing a new, uncompressed 4K private cloud solution for visual effects and post-production applications at NAB Show 2017, April 24-27, in booth SL6027 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    A growing trend in visual effects (VFX) and film and broadcast post-production is “PC-over-IP” – extending and distributing video and computer I/O control over public networks using internet protocol (IP) technology. This has been the most common method to migrate media and entertainment workflows to the cloud, in hopes of saving time, money and equipment costs. PC-over-IP is typically achieved by streaming lower-resolution, compressed screen images and KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) functions to the desktop. For certain applications, delivering a compressed proxy screen image via PC-over-IP has been a practical, but less than optimal, compromise.

    At the same time, the media and entertainment industry is moving quickly to higher video resolutions, wider color gamut’s, higher frame rates, VR, and 360-degree visual formats. Image granularity and data payloads are expanding exponentially. When creating master-quality images in this new environment, viewing a proxy via a compressed IP cloud service can offer a sub-par post-production experience. If a creative professional is making the “digital negative” or working with 4K and HDR content, true pixel-for-pixel images and smooth I/O performance are key for accuracy, inspiration and productivity.

    Thinklogical is introducing at NAB Show 2017 an alternative approach to PC-over-IP to solve the cloud workflow challenge. Thinklogical’s new 100-percent uncompressed, non-IP private cloud solution provides smooth, zero-latency video, KVM and UI control, and supports 4K DCI 4:4:4 video sequences, at up to 60 frames-per-second. Thinklogical’s patented transmission technology can transport ten of these uncompressed 4K signals – with zero-latency UI and I/O – over a single fiber. This performance is available at distance of up to 50 miles over fiber-optic cabling. A VFX or post facility in London, New York or Los Angeles, for example, can achieve on premise quality system performance from any data center in their metro region.

    “Thinklogical is disrupting the media and entertainment marketplace by delivering the quality of zero-latency, uncompressed [email protected] 4:4:4 video, and instantaneous computer peripheral responsiveness, without the limitations found when using signal compression or IP connectivity,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “With Thinklogical, content creation professionals no longer need to compromise on productivity, performance and image resolution quality when working in a distributed cloud environment.”

    With Thinklogical’s new private cloud solution, VFX and post houses can increase productive space and save on energy and maintenance costs by moving servers and IT infrastructure to a remote, managed colocation facility. The new cloud solution also supports MPAA content security best practices by separating and securing vulnerable video sources and stored content from easy access by end-users, protecting content from theft, hacking or intentional and accidental data breaches.

    This powerful and highly-secure cloud solution is possible through Thinklogical’s innovative TLX and TRANSplex technology. TLX is the first KVM system able to extend and switch uncompressed 4K DCI video at 4:4:4 chroma-subsampling, in 30-bits-per-pixel color-depth, at 60Hz frame rate. TRANSplex is an optical multiplexer and de-multiplexer that uses CDWM or DWDM technology. TRANSplex transmits multiple data streams over fiber links via separate optical wavelengths. This enables greater data transmission payloads over existing fiber infrastructures, making master-quality, private cloud reliable, efficient and cost-effective.

    Thinklogical is the first to offer the media and entertainment industry a secure, uncompressed, high performance private cloud option supporting full-resolution 4K and HDR video editing and image sequence workflows with pixel-for-pixel accuracy and zero latency.

    Other Thinklogical booth demonstrations planned for NAB Show include:

    •New HDMI 2.0 Extenders: Extend HDMI 2.0 video over fiber with no compression, latency, dropped frames, or artifacts

    •Intuitive Mouse Control with Mouse-Over Cross-Display Switching: Seamless, instant, screen selection by just moving the mouse from screen to screen allows for intuitive access to multiple independent computer sources without manual switching or workflow interruptions.

    •Text Overlay: Provides a customized display capability to more easily identify source, with custom overlay size, color and positioning.

    •System Management Portfolio and System Management Interface (SMP/SMI) with Enhanced Configurable On-Screen Display (OSD): Interactive drag-and-drop and flexible user-definable Hot Keys system management. Features include remote system monitoring and updating, and mouse and keyboard sharing.

     

    More information about Thinklogical solutions for media and entertainment can be found at https://www.thinklogical.com/broadcast

  • 07
    Feb, 2017
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands

    SIMPLIFY MANAGEMENT OF 4K VIDEO IN PROFESSIONAL AV APPLICATIONS WITH THINKLOGICAL TLX UNCOMPRESSED KVM EXTENSION AND SWITCHING

    FULL SUITE OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE 4K SIGNAL MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS FOR
    PRO AV APPLICATIONS HIGHLIGHTED IN ISE 2017 STAND 10.R110
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – February 7, 2017 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced that it will demonstrate its TLX Series matrix switches and extenders at ISE 2017, Feb. 7-10, at the Amsterdam RAI in stand 10.R110.

    TLX is the premiere KVM system in the market for professional audio-visual applications, 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, 30-bits per pixel) at full 60Hz frame rate, using only two-fiber optic or 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 the new TLX 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 both fiber-optic and standard CATx Ethernet copper network cabling. With a flexible and modular hybrid form factor, TLX simplifies 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, and saving on infrastructure expenses.

    Other demonstrations in the Thinklogical stand 10.R110 at ISE 2017 include:

    • Intuitive Mouse Control with Mouse-Over Cross-Display Switching: Seamless, instant, screen selection by just moving the mouse from screen to screen allows for intuitive access to multiple independent computer sources without manual switching or interrupting workflow.
    • Text Overlay: Provides a customized display capability to more easily identify source, with custom overlay size, color and positioning.
    • System Management Portfolio and System Management Interface (SMP/SMI) with Enhanced Configurable On-Screen Display (OSD): Interactive drag-and-drop and flexible user-definable Hot Keys system management. Features include remote system monitoring and updating, and mouse and keyboard sharing.
    • Compressed vs. Uncompressed KVM Signal Management: Side-by-side competitive product comparison, highlighting the smooth and accurate video delivery and peripheral performance enabled by the uncompressed high-bandwidth signal stream found in all Thinklogical KVM products.

    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
    • Common Criteria EAL4, TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B and NATO NIAPC Evaluation Scheme: GREEN information assurance (IA) accreditations
  • 08
    Nov, 2016
    MILFORD, Conn.

    THINKLOGICAL INTRODUCES TLX160 – NEW 160-PORT UNCOMPRESSED 10G HYBRID 4K KVM MATRIX SWITCH AT NAB SHOW NEW YORK

    PROFESSIONAL-GRADE KVM STREAMLINES BROADCAST AND POST-PRODUCTION INFRASTRUCTURES WITHOUT COMPROMISING CREATIVITY, QUALITY OR RELIABILITY — BOOTH 1203
    MILFORD, Conn. – Nov. 8, 2016 — Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high-performance KVM signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced it will introduce its new TLX160 matrix switch at NAB Show New York, Nov. 9-10, at the Jacob Javits Center in booth 1203.

    The TLX160 is a compact, high-performance, non-blocking, 160-port matrix switch that provides complete, any-to-any switching of video and computer peripheral signals. The 9RU matrix is available with fiber-optic, CATx and hybrid connectivity options, and may be configured as a unidirectional 160×160 or a bidirectional 80×80 switch.

    The TLX160 delivers 100 percent uncompressed, 10Gbps signal paths with the lowest signal latency in the industry. When combined with TLX extenders, the TLX160 offers precise pixel-for-pixel transmission and switching of UHD, HDR and 4K DCI resolution video — up to 4096 x 2160 resolution, 60Hz frame rate, 4:4:4 chroma subsampling and 30-bit per pixel color depth — with no visual artifacts, jitter or lost frames, and with instantaneous computer peripheral (audio, USB HID, USB 2.0, USB 3.0) responsiveness.

    “Thinklogical now offers the industry’s most complete line of professional-grade KVM switches and extenders optimized to manage full resolution 4K video without compromising image quality or peripheral performance,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “The uncompressed, high-bandwidth signal stream and flexible switching options found in the TLX160 makes it the ideal solution for high-availability applications such as broadcast control rooms, post-production edit suites and remote production trucks.”

    Other booth demonstrations include Thinklogical’s System Management Portfolio (SMP) with enhanced configurable On-Screen Display (OSD), interactive drag-and-drop capabilities and flexible user-definable Hot Keys system management. SMP features include remote system monitoring and updating for simplified system maintenance, and mouse and keyboard sharing for improved collaboration.

    TLX160 Features:

    • Configurable up to a 160×160 matrix
    • Dedicated 10Gbps bandwidth per port
    • Re-clocking technology maintains signal integrity
    • Protocol agnostic: supports all common AV and IT signal formats
    • Supports multi-mode fiber, single mode fiber, CATx and hybrid configurations
    • Completely non-blocking architecture enables true “any-to-any” switching
    • Extend and switch video and data up to 80km over fiber, 100m over CAT6a
    • MTBF over 100,000 hours
    • Hot-swappable data input/output cards, fan trays, optical modules
    • Redundant and hot-swappable power supplies, with automatic failover
    • Redundant and hot-swappable control cards, with automatic failover
    • Seamless integration with Thinklogical’s System Management Portfolio for complete switch control and system management

    The TLX160 and other TLX Series hybrid signal management products are available for order now from Thinklogical and authorized Thinklogical resellers. More TLX information and specifications can be found here

    Nov. 8, 2016