KVM-over-IP technology

Sending keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) signals via IP networks is widely viewed as the future of the KVM industry as it transitions from analog switching techniques.

The flexibility of being able to securely access a PC or server from anywhere in the world over an IP network is highly attractive, and just as voice telephony is moving from a special purpose network – the PSTN – to the Internet via Voice-over-IP, so KVM-over-IP will end the era of bulky special-purpose KVM cabling and analog switching.

But many current KVM-over-IP products deliver a disappointing user experience. The mouse response, color depth, and screen handling have fallen short of the standard necessary for everyday use. Market acceptance has also been held back by the size and cost of early KVM-over-IP devices.

It’s time to move on to the next generation.

Adventiq's technology has its roots in research originally carried out at the AT&T Laboratories in Cambridge, England, where VNC technology was developed. This later resulted in the formation of a company called RealVNC which continues to develop and support this very successful means of remote controlling a computer running the VNC Server software.

To extend VNC’s reach into remote systems administration, where effective support means being able to access a computer or server during start-up, shutdown or lock-up states as well as during normal operation, Adventiq has integrated RealVNC’s Enterprise Edition Server into a system-on-a-chip, known as ARQ3. This means that for devices built around ARQ3, no additional software needs to be run on the target computer (often an issue with critical servers), and that the remote control is inherently secure, transparent and robust.