G&D's enters American ProAV marketplace

Intersection of AV and IT: Where to go?
Apantac TAHOMA DE Universal Inputs Multiviewer (PresseBox) (Wilnsdorf, ) At their first InfoComm Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) will showcase their KVM products in close cooperation with their American partners Apantac LLC and Icron Technologies Corporation. InfoComm International is the leading resource for audio/video and IT standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. The show features technology demonstrations and educational programming for live event professionals including access and hands-on training of the newest and most advanced equipment such as Guntermann & Drunck KVM products.

At the intersection of audio/video and IT

The organizers expect more than 35,000 attendees, including commercial service providers and end-user technology managers from wide-ranging market sectors. InfoComm 2013 will introduce the latest trends, best practices and solutions for the live events industry at the annual show, June 8-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Diversity meets flexibility

At its first InfoComm G&D are going to show different KVM extenders and matrix switches for various signals, demands, conditions and operational environments. For almost 30 years, the German company uses its knowledge about control rooms to provide employees and computers with the best possible working conditions. During this time, G&D developed the reputation of being a leading manufacturer of digital and analogue KVM products for versatile mission-critical and industrial sectors. Guntermann & Drunck KVM equipment will be presented by its US partner Apantac LLC, a leading designer and developer of high quality image and signal processing equipment. A second big player in the US market, working closely with German Guntermann & Drunck GmbH is Icron Technologies Corporation, industry leader in high-performance USB and video extension solutions.

Combining video expertise: Apantac and G&D

Apantac LLC was founded in 2008 and is privately held with its headquarters located in Portland, Oregon, USA. The Apantac product lines have been specifically designed to provide users with flexible and innovative solutions for image processing and signal extension. The Apantac product line includes; multiviewers, DVI, VGA, HDMI, KVM, universal and touch-screen extenders/splitters/receivers, fiber optic extenders, HDMI matrix switches, KVM switches, a line of RS232 converters and accessories and compact distribution amplifiers and converters. In addition to a vast collection of audio video solutions, Apantac also offers consultation and services to meet specific customer requirements for each application. "The combined solution of the Apantac multiviewers and G&D's KVM matrixes adds value for our customers. The power of advanced control capabilities from G&D combined with the power of advanced multiviewing capabilities of Apantac's multiviewers helps us provide a strategic offering that not only reaching our broadcast market but as well as medical, air traffic control, among others markets," comments Thomas Tang, President of Apantac.

Where knowledge links together: Icron and G&D

Icron Technologies Corporation is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance USB and video extension solutions for commercial and industrial markets worldwide. Their patented extension technology is critical to ensuring robust performance in applications where the computer is remotely located away from the user-interface (the display and USB peripherals; including keyboard, mouse, flash drives, camera and audio). Icron's extension products work over CATx, fiber, wireless, powerline and coax and are deployed across a range of applications including pro AV, industrial automation, aerospace, medical, education and digital signage. Icron and G&D have a proven practice of working together to develop innovative KVM product solutions to address market and customer needs. "Guntermann & Drunck has an established reputation of product innovation and technology sophistication across the many markets it serves", says Glenn Antonelli, Icron Vice President of Marketing. "Icron has strong incentive to incorporate our patented USB and video extension technologies within G&D's product portfolio to benefit a broad customer base".

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

"The true magic of our products unfolds when they are combined. Almost any requirement that is physically feasible can be met through numerous premeditations and variations." says Roland Ollek, Head of G&D's Sales and Marketing. "The work of Apantac, G&D and Apantac states that we have a common goal by combining our complementary strengths. The strategic alliance joins together knowledge, experience and expertise of all three partners."

Equipped to meet expectations

As David Labuskes, Executive Director and InfoComm's CEO says: "The training, sharing of best practices and access to all the top manufacturers at InfoComm 2013 will aid today's AV professionals in exceeding their customers' expectations for excellence." German Guntermann & Drunck is proud to meet the expectations of its American visitors.

Where to meet

Apantac's InfoComm 2013 booth is 3743. Icron Technologies exhibit at booth 5158. For free registration please contact the G&D sales team: sales@gdsys.de. If you wish to find out more about G&D's product portfolio please click here: www.gdsys.de

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