KVM Extender targets digital signage market.

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Consisting of transmitter and receiver connected by CAT5 cable, KVMS Extender allows operation of keyboard, video, mouse, or serial devices, at distances to 1,000 ft from computer. Transmitter connects to computer or media player while receiver connects to extended keyboard, video, mouse or plasma/LCD screen, enabling PC's and players to be kept in secure, environmentally controlled operations room. Additional user can be added at transmitter end to create dual-user system.

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Minicom Delivers Superior KVM and Serial Extension to 300m/1000ft

JERUSALEM, July 10// -- Minicom Advanced Systems, a leading manufacturer of solutions for KVM server management and digital signage A/V/Serial distribution, today announced the newest addition to it's line of extension products. KVMS Extender allows you to operate keyboard, video, mouse and Serial devices up to 300m/1000ft from your computer using a single CAT5 UTP/FTP cable. In addition to adding tremendous flexibility to KVM applications, the new, long range solution is highly suited to the digital signage market - delivering real-time, high quality video media to plasma/LCD screens at greater distances than ever before.

"KVMS represents an unprecedented leap in potential for production lines, clean-rooms, banks, schools, museums, training centers, and digital signage installations," said Amir Ginossar, product manager for Minicom. "To eliminate the risk and impracticality of exposing valuable PC's and players at the site of the plasma screen or KVM workstation, our customers can now connect them 300m/1000ft away - keeping their PC's and players in a secure, environmentally controlled operations room."

KVMS Extender is an easy to install, plug-and-play hardware solution that requires no software and creates no network conflicts. It is compatible with virtually any operating system and an extensive range of KVM switches. The system consists of a transmitter and receiver connected by a single CAT5 cable. The transmitter connects directly to the computer or media player and the receiver connects to the extended keyboard, video, mouse or plasma/LCD screen, its small form-factor making it ideal for desk or flat-panel mounting. An additional user can be added at the transmitter end, creating a dual-user system. Full Serial communication via bi-directional RS-232 facilitates touch-screen and additional Serial device applications. For digital signage applications, the system facilitates high quality video transmission, and allows the IT administrator to power on/off and query the status of the extended display installation from the player.

About Minicom Advanced Systems

Minicom Advanced Systems (www.minicom.com) is a leading manufacturer of digital and analog Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) solutions for out-of-band server management. Known for its innovative technology, Minicom pioneered the use of CAT5 technology for KVM - now the industry standard, and was the first company to replace the traditional on-screen display with a multi-functional, hardware embedded graphical user interface. Minicom also manufactures a full range of CAT5 based extension solutions and Audio, Video, and Serial distribution systems for the digital signage market.

For more information about Minicom, please contact:

Sam Green, Marketing Communication Manager
Tel: +972-2-5359-635
Fax: +972-2-5359-693


Source: Minicom Advanced Systems Ltd

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