KVM (Keyboard-Video-Mouse) switches used to be the most important solutions to reduce the clutter of control room operator workspaces. With one keyboard and mouse, operators can control multiple sources, coming from multiple networks. However, there were still a lot of flaws to this system - which made working with it highly unintuitive.
That is why Barco created OpSpace, the first control room workspace tailored to the operator. Quite a lot of people still ask us what the benefits of OpSpace are compared with KVM switches. That is why we have listed them in this table.
|Barco OpSpace||KVM over IP||Traditional KVM|
|Single keyboard & mouse on the desk||✔||✔||✔|
|Noise & heat reduction at the desk||✔||✔||✔|
|Integrated IT network||✔||✔|
|Secure operation and network separation||✔||✔|
|Modern UI & single pixel space||✔|
|Single personalized view with extensive layout options||✔|
|Work area concept for large desk installations||✔|
|Multi-viewing of sources||✔|
|Full VDI support||✔|
|Single encoder solution for desk and wall||✔|
|Scales to hundreds of operators and sources||✔|
Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions. Our team will gladly point you in the right direction.