Tripp Lite, a global manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has simplified monitoring of multiple video sources. Instead of requiring a separate display for each source device, Tripp Lite’s multi-viewer switch connects up to four HDMI audio/video sources to a single HDMI display. The new switch broadens Tripp Lite’s already robust offering of audio/video infrastructure products. Three modes of viewing The new multi-viewer switch, the B119-4X1-MV, has three modes for viewing high-definition 1080p at 60 Hz video from laptops, security cameras, streaming boxes and other HDMI sources. In full-screen mode, video sources are viewed one at a time. Dual mode offers viewing of two sources simultaneously. In quad mode, video from all four sources can be viewed in three different screen configurations. Switching between modes can be done using a push button on the front of the switch or the switch’s remote control (included). For easier monitoring, audio can be switched independently of video. “Tripp Lite’s four-port multi-viewer is a practical way to simplify control rooms, reception areas, digital signage installations and video surveillance systems,” said David Posner, Director of Product Marketing, Connectivity. “In addition to making it more convenient to monitor multiple sources, consolidating viewing to a single monitor saves space and reduces system cost and complexity.” Multi-Viewer Switch Key features of Tripp Lite’s four-port HDMI Multi-Viewer Switch: Monitor and switch between four HDMI audio/video sources in real-time. View 1080p at 60 Hz video on an HDMI display in full-screen, dual or quad mode. Switch audio independently of video. Toggle between modes using a push button or remote control (included). Meets HDMI 1.3 and HDCP 1.2 standards. Plug-and-play functionality; no software or drivers required.
Tripp Lite, a global manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has released a new line of secure KVM switches. All 11 models are on the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) list of compliant products, having achieved certification for Protection Profile v3.0 (vPP3.0) for Peripheral Sharing Switches. This NIAP certification holds IT networking products to high standards for data protection capabilities, meeting the strict security needs of the U.S. military and government agencies. These capabilities are increasingly in demand in other sectors as well (healthcare, education, finance), as organisations learn more about the internal vulnerabilities of their networks. Sensitive data protection In particular, organisations are realising their need for desktop solutions that can isolate sensitive data from internal computers and connected peripheral devices. “It's not just the external hackers posing the threat,” said David Posner, Tripp Lite's Director of Product Marketing, Connectivity. “Large amounts of data can flow in and out of an employee's desktop computer, and a traditional KVM switch doesn't do enough to secure it.” “The damage could be unintentional too,” Mr. Posner continued. “A USB port on a KVM switch opens a lot of doors. If someone plugs a flash drive into a traditional KVM, and that flash drive contains malware, the entire network could get infected.” Tripp Lite's new B002 series of secure KVM switches addresses these challenges directly. Models provide isolated data paths, peripheral device restrictions and secure switching between connected computers. Secure KVM Switches Key Features of B002 Secure KVM Switches: 2-, 4- and 8-port switches available; select models support dual monitors. Models available for DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI connections; select models support 4K resolutions. NIAP vPP3.0-certified and TAA-compliant for GSA Schedule purchases. Isolated data paths prevent transfer of data between channels. One-way communication over the switch, securing data on the host computer. Flash drive restriction at USB ports. Switching requires physical access to the KVM’s push buttons. Internal memory clearing after every data transmission. Tamper-evident seal on physical casing (if opened, KVM will disable itself). CAC (Common Access Card) ports supporting smart card readers (select models).