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Avid selects IHSE as the network KVM solution for Pro Tools | S6 Audio Mixing Control Surface

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IHSE GmbH announces that Avid’s latest Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface includes integrated KVM switch support based on the IHSE network protocol.  Pro Tools | S6 console users can now enjoy the benefits of integrated KVM control to make setup and configuration faster and easier.  Through the S6 Master Touch Module, the central hub of the S6 surface, users can control the Draco Tera | S6 KVM switch to select between multiple Pro Tools workstations or other digital audio workstations (DAWs).

IHSE’s KVM solutions have been part of many Avid-based audio-mixing studios around the world for several years, including Wildfire Sonic Magic, Technicolor Sound, Deluxe, Todd Soundelux, and Electric Entertainment.  With over 1000 Pro Tools | S6 systems operating in leading studios and production facilities worldwide, and more than 35,000 users, Avid has created the industry’s most open architecture for third-party connectivity, enabling comprehensive solutions for content creation, management, and distribution. The integration of IHSE’s API for network control of KVM switching further expands Avid’s partner ecosystem.

“The IHSE KVM integration with the Avid S6 system was something we were very keen on. It enables the workstation monitor to literally ‘follow’ what you're working on as you work on the control surface,” said Jonathan Wales, CEO, Wildfire Sonic Magic. “Everyone loves it here, and we are thrilled with such integrations.”

“Pro Tools | S6 delivers efficient workflows for fast precision mixing, and with the IHSE KVM, it’s now faster and easier to set up and configure than ever before,” said Tim Carroll, vice president of product management for Audio at Avid. “We selected IHSE’s Draco tera as our preferred KVM solution because of its ultra-fast switching, intelligent scalability, and simple user interface. The performance of the KVM is so fast that the audio-mixing engineer cannot perceive that a switch has actually been made.”

During the development process, the IHSE engineering staff worked closely with Avid’s technical team to support KVM protocol development, implementing the necessary features and connectivity between the Draco tera | S6 KVM switch and the S6 master console.

“The Avid technical team is a remarkable group of talented individuals, and we were impressed with their ability to quickly integrate the API for our KVM system,” said Enno Littmann, managing director of IHSE.

“This combined solution enables audio professionals to instantly switch Pro Tools sources, allowing them to focus on their jobs, rather than be distracted by the equipment or wait for a system reconfiguration to be carried out for them. Individual studios can be assigned as required, operators will work more effectively and valuable assets can be better managed; with greater efficiency and security.”

Learn more about the winning combination at avid.ihse.com

 
About Scene Double

Scene Double’s design and manufacturing experience and expertise in the professional KVM and video extension market stretches back over 19 years from its formation in 1991. Many products are manufactured under OEM relationships with some of the computer industry’s largest suppliers of computer systems and peripherals from Scene Double’s own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility capable of volume surface-mount and complete product assembly. Direct sales of KVM, DVI and video extension and switching devices are also undertaken from the headquarters site in Hertfordshire to major organisations throughout the world where they are renowned for their quality, innovation and reliability.

Scene Double has entered into a number of technology cross-licensing and marketing deals with other companies in similar markets. The company prides itself on a strong level of personal support, provided in most case by engineers responsible for original product design. This has culminated in the recent opening of a fully equipped and spacious training facility for all its own products, together with those of its partner companies. Scene Double also offers full system specification services to assist dealers and system integrators in specifying and using its KVM and DVI switching and extension product range.

About IHSE

IHSE is a leading producer of advanced KVM devices. KVM stands for Keyboard, Video, Mouse. KVM technology allows switching and extending of these three primary computer signals and many others, e.g. DVI, HDMI, digital audio or USB. At their headquarters near Lake Constance, Germany, IHSE manufactures switches for operating and switching between computers and consoles, as well as extenders for visually lossless signal transmission, with 30 years of experience.

IHSE products have been certificated for outstanding manufacturing quality, operability, resilience and enormous transfer speeds. Many renowned institutions across vertical sectors, including Broadcast, Post Production, Banking, Healthcare, Maritime, Air Traffic Control and Government rely on KVM solutions made by IHSE, Germany.