Thinklogical Introduces New System Management Portfolio; Demonstrates 4k Post Production Workflow at NAB 2014

Apr 07, 2014

Quality, Performance and Security Benefits of Fiber-Optic KVM Switching and Extension for Broadcast and Film Post-Production Highlighted in Booth #SL9724

MILFORD, Conn. – Thinklogical®, a worldwide leading provider of high-performance KVM signal extension and switching systems for video-rich, big data computing environments, announced today it is introducing new products and demonstrating its full resolution, low fiber footprint 4K post-production workflow at its booth #SL9724 at NAB Show 2014 (, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The demonstrations highlight how fiber-optic-based video and KVM switching and extension solutions from Thinklogical address many of the complex signal management challenges facing today’s broadcast and video post-production professionals. Signal management products from Thinklogical are optimized for broadcast, mobile production trucks, and post-production applications where quality, performance and security are paramount. Demonstrations and displays at the Thinklogical booth include:

 System Management Portfolio

To help users easily manage and maintain Thinklogical deployments of any size, Thinklogical is introducing the System Management Portfolio. Encompassing four specialized software packages, the Thinklogical System Management Portfolio provides powerful remote management and maintenance capabilities, making it easier for users to set up, configure, operate and update a Thinklogical signal extension and switching system. Features and benefits include:

  • A standard software package included with every Thinklogical MX and VX matrix switch, the Configurator’s intuitive graphical user interface enables faster router set-up and helps simplify defining users, groups, stations and macros.
  • The Premium Configurator offers synchronized system management for use with redundant routing systems, enabling automatic configuration synchronization. It also provides users with premium tie-line management for bidirectional tie lines, with no restrictions for video path direction over tie lines. Included with the Premium Configurator is a drag-and-drop graphical user interface, which allows users to easily model their physical system layout on-screen and quickly switch sources and destinations by simply moving the content source icon to the desired destination. As room configurations evolve over time users can easily add or remove icons representing sources and destinations from the layout as required, making it simple to adapt to changing requirements.
  • The Hot-Key Manager provides control access from workstations, granting any authorized receiver on the router the ability to make a switch. Users define a set of keystrokes to deliver routing control to the desktop, all managed through an easy-to-understand on-screen display. With a simple keystroke or movement of the mouse, multiple users in different locations can easily exchange a single source’s keyboard and mouse to more efficiently collaborate and share resources.
  • The System Management Interface introduces system diagnostics, remote monitoring and software updating capabilities to Thinklogical system administration. The Interface monitors the connection and system hardware and software providing various details such as product type, serial number, power supply status, board temperature, optical module status DDC mode, and software version, among other parameters. The included System Update software allows users to remotely update their KVM system hardware over a fiber connection up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) away.

The new System Management Portfolio from Thinklogical improves overall system performance and value by reducing support effort, lowering total cost of ownership, enhancing productivity and maximizing system uptime.

Click here to view a video of the System Management Portfolio

 Industry-Leading Digital Cinema 4K Products
See Thinklogical’s modular 4K SMPTE Digital Cinema signal management solutions in action.  This industry-leading product line includes 6.25Gbps extenders and matrix switches supporting four single-link DVI signals, two dual-link DVI signals, four 1.5G SD/HD-SDI signals, and two 3G SDI signals.

 Performance and Productivity for File-Based Video Editing Workflows

Experience the collaboration and productivity of video and KVM extension and switching capabilities in the Post Production suite demonstration. Users can sit at a typical post-production editing desk and assign and switch HD and 4K video and audio signals from multiple sources to different destinations with no latency or loss of quality.

Flexible and Efficient Modular System Design

Review the Q and T-Series modular system designs, supporting a breadth of video, audio and peripheral data connections and formats in a flexible, space-saving configuration that accommodates the system requirements known today, while allowing for expansion and implementation of requirements that may develop in the future. Highlights include the new eSATA extender module and compact 4200-Series chassis that holds four modules and is ideal for use in mobile broadcast production trucks where space is at a premium.

For more information or to arrange an appointment at the show, please contact Thinklogical at (800) 291-3211, [email protected], or visit An interactive map showing the location of the Thinklogical booth at NAB Show 2014 can be found here: