01/10/2022

Guntermann & Drunck on how to access KVM systems over IP anytime, anywhere

In this fast-moving digital world the ability to link company sites around the world and access computer systems at different locations from anywhere is becoming more important than ever. Moreover, in light of the global Covid-19 crisis, remote access to KVM installations as well as remote production and operation are especially essential. 

With their new product RemoteAccess-GATE, KVM manufacturers Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) enable their customers to remotely operate KVM systems via LAN, WAN and the Internet. A stand-alone device that links the two worlds of KVM systems and the networks, the RemoteAccess-GATE provides unblocked, BIOS-level access to connected computers worldwide. Consequently, the RemoteAccess-GATE opens up completely new ways for remote operation from remote locations and also improves the ways of providing IT support and collaboration between employees.

Using software or web clients on a PC, operators can establish a secure connection to the RemoteAccess-GATE via the Internet, WAN or LAN to provide remote access to the KVM installation and the connected computers. G&D offer three different web clients in order to get the best possible result.

The RemoteAccess-GATE supports 4K and Ultra-HD resolutions at 30Hz with a 4:2:2 sampling rate as well as HD resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz with a 4:4:4 colour depth. The stand-alone device uses HDMI video signals and embedded HDMI audio (digital). Adapters are available for VGA, DVI, Mini DisplayPort and USB-C. With the use of additional hardware, USB data can be transferred from the remote workstation via the RemoteAccess-GATE and the KVM installation to the local computer.

The new product also enables configurable bandwidths to work over the Internet, LAN or WAN and to enable remote IT support at any time. It is also possible to use the device to connect to a single remote computer or to the entire KVM system.

In addition, it allows simultaneous access for up to eight users. Configuration is possible via HTML browser or the serial service interface. The new RemoteAccess-GATE meets even the highest security requirements and includes AES encryption, IP access control, user and group permissions, KVM session encryption and other security features.

More information on G&D’s new RemoteAccess-GATE is available here .