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G&D Product portfolio 38 systems enable the display of multiple pieces of information at a single glance, such as radar technology and flight strips. By using split screens and picture-in-picture views, the number of monitors to be observed can be reduced to a minimum. As a result, the working station is optimized, the workload can be reduced and smooth processes ensured. Interoperability Especially with many heterogeneous, independent systems, such as those used in the tower, seamless interaction is important. Some stand-alone systems can be consolidated, while some others are not compatible to common standards. Instead of integrating these systems through a software solution, which often have to go through long evaluation cycles before they are released, integration can be achieved through the use of KVM. Intuitive tools such as G&D’s PersonalWorkplace-Controller offer users the possibility of configuring their workspace individually with different computer sources. Multiple video signals can be displayed on just one larger monitor or multiple displays. At the same time, fewer peripherals such as keyboards and mice are required, as all sources can be operated via one monitor and the associated input devices. In addition to the well-arranged display on one monitor, users have integrated and flexible access to all required data at the same time. The real-time display of multiple computer sources and the latency- free operation of multiple computers via a single console simplifies work immensely. At the same time, the high image quality and unlimited flexibility in the arrangement of sources offers enormous added value. Thus, active work areas and monitoring areas can be ergonomically set up on larger screens and the use of different systems is simplified. Extension of legacy equipment and integration of local third-party systems Legacy equipment is older equipment or systems that are no longer up to date from a technological point of view, but are still in use. Due to missing interfaces or other limitations, it is often difficult to integrate these devices into a new technological environment. Legacy systems are difficult or impossible to access remotely via software protocols, but are needed by controllers for their daily work. Where integration via software cannot be achieved, devices can be extended over long distances via KVM-over-IP. This way, the systems can remain at their original location, be tapped via a computer module and made available at the air traffic controllers’ workstations via IP infrastructure. The same applies to the integration of local third-party systems, such as emergency services on an aircraft, which can be integrated independently using KVM. | SPECIAL BULLETIN SERIES | 2023 |  | 

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