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cbs opens U.S. Branch

cbs opens U.S. Branch

Lorenz Praefcke, director of business development at cbs and head of its new U.S. branch (Source: cbs Corporate Business Solutions)

Another step toward achieving a global presence

Heidelberg, October 9th, 2017 – cbs Corporate Business Solutions has just opened its first U.S. branch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In doing so, this successful SAP consulting company is expanding its presence in the key North American market, driving its ongoing international growth, and positioning its group’s global consulting organization to take on the future.
„Our new office in the U.S. represents the continuation of our globalization strategy. We’ve actually been doing business in the country for a number of years and already have a great deal of project experience there, so opening our own branch was the next logical step to take,“ explains Harald Sulovsky, CEO of cbs. „Our goal is to establish cbs offices in support of all of the key strategic regions we already serve, which will also enable us to expand our local business in these locations. More and more often these days, our customers are expecting us to be available for assignments at the local level.“

In recent years, cbs has served the North American market with consultants from Germany and through local partners. The sharp increase in demand for SAP consulting services among European clients with subsidiaries in the U.S. and a large number of new direct customers were what prompted the company to establish its first American branch. Its new office in Philadelphia will improve cbs“s ability to deliver its services both in the region and around the world. This includes providing local support to clients in Mexico and Canada.

The first comprehensive package for S/4HANA transformations
„We’re expecting the strong growth we’ve seen in projects and the demand for our service portfolio to continue in the years ahead. At the center of it all will be the comprehensive package cbs offers to companies looking to transform into „ONE Corporation on S/4HANA“, which includes the standard software cbs Enterprise Transformer. Customers are in the market for services related to global harmonization, rollouts, and the transition to S/4HANA. Post-merger integration, carve-outs, and our „One Finance“ approach are also topics of focus right now,“ reports Lorenz Praefcke, director of business development at cbs and head of its new U.S. branch.

Furthermore, cbs is currently witnessing an extraordinary level of interest in global trade services (GTS), GTS Cloud, and E-Invoice World Cloud (an all-inclusive package for communicating with tax authorities). „In the coming years, we“re planning to grow quite a bit in the U.S. and build up a central hub for landscape transformation and application management services (AMS), along with a strong organization for local SAP consulting,“ Praefcke continues.
Adding an American location to its offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Germany will put cbs in an ideal position to offer around-the-clock global services in every time zone through its own employees and organization. The new branch will also improve the company’s ability to collaborate with partners within its established network.

About cbs Corporate Business Solutions
The international management consultancy cbs Corporate Business Solutions ( www.cbs-consulting.com) creates digital business solutions for international industrial enterprises.
Based in Heidelberg, Germany, the company“s process consultants and SAP specialists provide their customers with comprehensive, worldwide support in designing sustainable process and system landscapes. They leverage their market-leading expertise to ensure digital transformation and globalization are connected successfully in SAP environments.
cbs“s end-to-end business transformation portfolio is truly unique. In cbs Enterprise Transformer for SAP S/4HANA®, for example, the company offers the world“s first standard software for transitioning to the new world of SAP.
Part of the Materna Group, cbs employs 400 people at its headquarters in Heidelberg and offices in Munich, Stuttgart, Dortmund, Hamburg, Zurich, Barcelona, Philadelphia, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur. It sees through large-scale projects and provides customer-centric solutions all around the world through its strong network of international partners.

Contact
cbs Corporate Business Solutions America Inc.
Lorenz Praefcke
Two Logan, 100 N. 18th Street, Suite 300
19103 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: +1 303 931 8636
E-Mail: lorenz.praefcke@cbs-consulting.de
Url: https://www.cbs-consulting.com/en

Computer Information Telecommunications

Available now: estos ProCall 6 Enterprise

The latest version is characterized by SIP softphone functions, an integrated contact portal and the multimedia business card for real-time communication over the internet, as well as integration with Bluetooth for mobile phones

Available now: estos ProCall 6 Enterprise

The latest version of the Unified Communications & CTI software suite is characterized by SIP softphone functions, an integrated contact portal and the multimedia business card for real-time communication over the internet, as well as integration with Bluetooth for mobile phones. It is now available from qualified retailers and trained system integrators.

The manufacturer estos from Starnberg, officially releases the latest generation of ProCall Enterprise – the multi-award-winning bestseller – for sales and implementation. With the Unified Communications & CTI software suite, companies are able to improve their internal as well as external communication and collaboration. Numerous improvements and innovations have been introduced in ProCall 6 Enterprise:

Softphone Functions (SIP)
With version 6, ProCall clients have softphone functions for the connection to the most common business telephone systems. This allows users to make both internal and external calls on the Windows desktop and the smartphone app directly from the PC, either in the office or on the move. Frequently used telephone systems, such as: Mitel MiVoice 400, Panasonic KX-NS series or Unify OpenScape Business have already been successfully tested.

Contact Portal and Multimedia Business Card
Personal, direct communication across the company’s website is becoming more of a focus for many companies. ProCall 6 Enterprise offers two innovative and uncomplicated ways of how companies can achieve this. The integrated contact portal makes selected employees visible and accessible from outside the company. The multimedia business card can be simply added as a link to an existing e-mail footer. In addition to a picture of the employee, the website also displays possible communication channels. For example, consultations can be arranged as audio/video chat.

Integration with Bluetooth
ProCall 6 Enterprise users can integrate their mobile phone into the application via Bluetooth on the Microsoft Windows PC. It is then displayed as a further line in the list of usable telephones. The prerequisite is that the mobile phone supports the Bluetooth hands-free profile, similar to the hands-free kit in the car. In addition, an audio device connected to the PC (e.g. headphones) can be activated for calls. Integration with Bluetooth allows the use of full CTI functionalities to control the smartphone. For example, the telephone book and the mobile phone journal can be optionally integrated.

Multi-Device Capable: Platform and device-independent communication
Like its predecessors, ProCall Enterprise provides a native client with extensive features for the Microsoft Windows workplace, including the above listed innovations. The native apps for Apple iOS and Android have been completely redesigned. They offer a modern design and a thoroughly revised operating concept according to users“ wishes. The native client for the Apple Mac has also been thoroughly reworked and offers the proven features of a Unified Communications & CTI software suite for Apple Mac workstations.

UCConnect: Hybrid Cloud Building Blocks
Also new is the possibility of integrating online services on the basis of „UCConnect“, the future estos platform for the cloud. UCConnect now offers online services for companies that rely on the concept of the hybrid cloud, and also integrates components from the cloud in addition to on-premises software. The two online services, which are already available via UCConnect, facilitate the commissioning of the apps and the establishment of communication via the contact portal and multimedia business card. The first UCConnect services are designed for small and medium-sized companies to help simplify the demanding installation and configuration while providing high security standards.

Secure networking and improved information management
Of course, the proven classics such as CTI functions, presence management, instant messaging and WebRTC based audio/video communication, as well as screen sharing, remain part of ProCall Enterprise.

The Unified Communications & CTI software suite ProCall 6 Enterprise, provides networking with „friendly“ companies such as suppliers, partners and customers via federation. On the basis of open standards and secure protocols, presences can be detected more rapidly and information quickly exchanged.

Business process integration can also bridge the gap between customer interaction and automated business processes. The communication application is integrated into CRM, ERP and special industry programs already being used by the company. In this way, relevant information about the caller can be immediately displayed in the incoming call window when the call is first received.
estos has gathered together comprehensive information about ProCall 6 Enterprise, the innovations, functions, clients and supporting information material at https://www.estos.com/products/procall

ProCall 6 Enterprise is now available from estos and sales partners such as ICT distributors, qualified retailers and trained system integrators.

estos – enables easy communication
estos GmbH is an independent manufacturer of innovative building blocks for unified communications. Since 1997, estos has been developing professional standards software for small and medium-sized companies, thereby improving their business processes in communication-intensive areas. As a technology leader, estos has demonstrated its expertise in the area of Computer Telephony Integration (CTI), Unified Messaging Software (UMS), SIP, XMPP, LDAP and WebRTC-based applications that enable uncomplicated audio/video communication. estos has constantly invested in research and development helping to create innovation and ensuring their products are the forefront of genuine trend-setting technology. The core markets of the company are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Italy. estos GmbH is headquartered in Starnberg, close to Munich, and operates a Knowledge Center Messaging in Olching, a development office in Leonberg, an office in Berlin and branches in Udine, Italy and Doetinchem, in the Netherlands.

Contact
estos GmbH
Susanna Heine
Petersbrunner Str. 3a
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +49 8151 36856-122
E-Mail: susanna.heine@estos.de
Url: http://www.estos.com

Computer Information Telecommunications

G&D’s autumn highlights once again tour the USA

Main topic: Smart solutions and their seamless integration into the world of broadcast

G&D

This fall, G&D North America Inc. will again tour the USA. G&D will present their latest innovations from the world of KVM at three broadcast and AV events. As a meeting place for all broadcast and AV professionals, the KVM experts will be exhibiting their equipment at NAB New York (October 18-19, 2017), SMPTE (October 23-26, 2017) in Hollywood and AVxpo (October 25-26, 2017) in Denver, CO. Whether on the east or west coast or right in the heart of the US – a visit to the G&D booth is always worth your time.

Here, G&D will present many small and big innovations. Everything will revolve around pixel-perfect video quality and the extension of uncompressed 4K and 8K resolutions, switching 4K resolutions through matrix systems and, last but not least, the seamless integration of KVM technology into the broadcast world, e.g. with new solutions such as the broadcast feature for tally lights.

Broadcast feature for tally lights facilitates the work of producers
At their booth, G&D will also present the new GPIO function. In studios or OB vans, G&D matrix systems allow multiple users to simultaneously access the same or completely different computers. But what if this computer is „live“ on the air and a producer makes unwanted changes to this particular system? The new GPIO function helps you transmit relevant tally light information to remote workplaces and highlights the active „on-air“ system by using a connected „ON AIR“ light. This way, you can avoid making any unwanted changes to a live computer. The new GPIO-Changer is a device that helps you install and handle the GPIO function. This means that tally switching status can be transmitted from the computer via the KVM matrix and the information can be made available to the user on the console. Now producers are always informed whenever a computer is live on the air.

Extending uncompressed 8K signals at 60 Hz (Super Hi-Vision)
Other central topics at all three of G&D“s US events will be KVM solutions for the extension of high-resolution 4K and 8K video signals and the switching of 4K video resolutions through matrix systems – pixel-perfect, latency-free and fail-safe. One of these next generation solutions is the KVM extender DP1.2-VisionXG – the world’s first and only extender for 8K resolutions (4 x 4K) that can transmit even Super Hi-Vision
at a full refresh rate of 60 Hz: uncompressed, latency- and loss-free over distances of up to 10 km.

Using matrix systems to switch 4K resolutions
Another highlight at the G&D booth will be the demonstration of the new DP1.2-Vision extender system, which is fully compatible with G&D“s digital matrix switches and allows the extension, switching and distribution of 4K video through these matrix systems. The KVM extender system provides pixel-perfect images and uses the in-house HDIP compression technology in the latest development stage, Level 3. This compression mode allows the lossfree transmission of video signals with a resolution of 4K at 60Hz. Thus, the systems require less bandwidth to transmit signals, but still provide crystal-clear images and latency-free operation. Following G&D“s principle of mix & match, the DP1.2-Vision is fully compatible with already installed G&D devices. This means that existing infrastructures can be quickly and easily combined with new systems.

Unlimited access with KVM-over-IP™
The DP-Vision-IP also represents a significant expansion of the product portfolio, allowing flexible computer access over IP structures and resolving the transmission limits that previously existed with dedicated cabling. Thus, users can use IP structures to access the connected computers. The DisplayPort™ KVM extender system DP-Vision-IP processes DisplayPort 1.1a image data. Transmission is pixel perfect, with low latency and ideal hand-eye coordination. DP-Vision-IP supports DisplayPort video resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz or 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz. The signals are transmitted in compressed form using CAT cabling over IP-based networks on layer 3 – even across network boundaries. The video, keyboard, mouse and control data are encrypted with AES-128.

With their user-friendly functionalities and other new products, G&D are responding to the trends of the broadcast industry. Seamless integration as the key to the broadcast world – G&D has been working closely with the industry for more than 30 years. This is how practical solutions are created. In October 2017, interested trade fair visitors will find these and other high-performance products for broadcast professionals at the G&D booths at NAB New York, SMPTE and AVxpo.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Contact
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
Phone: 004927123872-100
Fax: 004927123872-120
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de
Url: http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

Connect complex infrastructures even easier

Setting up a KVM Matrix-Grid™ across locations: even more flexible thanks to new Ethernet-capable I/O-Card-Trunk4

Connect complex infrastructures even easier

As the size of IT installations grows, the demands on the flexibility and integration capability of systems increase as well. Ensuring a sufficient interconnection between high-performance systems also increases the cabling effort.

The KVM Matrix-Grid™, a feature of the digital KVM matrix switches from Guntermann und Drunck GmbH, helps users implement even more complex and powerful IT installations. The matrix grid establishes bidirectional communication between individual matrix switches. Now it is even easier to interconnect systems and facilitate larger installations. Thus, users are able to operate the system bidirectionally at multiple locations and access the remote IT systems of the remote matrix. The individual matrix systems are connected via gridlines, which are direct connections of the I/O ports from one system to another. But what about the cabling effort and how can it be reduced without compromising the performance of the systems?

Reducing the number of grid lines with the I/O-Card-Trunk4
G&D’s I/O Card Trunk4, which can be placed in one of the I/O slots of the ControlCenter-Digital matrix system, provides an answer to this question. The I/O-Card-Trunk4 reduces the grid lines required for a matrix grid by combining 4 of the 16 channels on one line. For transmission between two matrices, the four ports of an I/O-Card-Trunk4 can be configured independently for a 1:1 direct connection. Transmission between two I/O-Card-Trunk is carried by even more powerful components compared to the standard. These components let you use the fourfold of the bandwidth at the same time – thus saving you one fourth of cabling efforts.

Reducing cabling efforts even further?
In addition, the I/O-Card-Trunk4 supports a connection over a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet network (layer 2). The transmission mode (G&D protocol or Ethernet) can be set individually for each of the four transmission ports. This means that efficient network infrastructures can also be used, and the cabling does not necessarily have to be done in a dedicated manner. Matrix grid installations can even be set up across locations if suitable connections are available. This way, long distances can be bridged and even studio locations can be connected with each other. The KVM Matrix-Grid™ over Ethernet does not only make it easy for admins to access the system, but also allows access to multiple users from different locations.

With the I/O Card Trunk4, G&D provide their customers with a powerful tool to implement complex, bi-directional matrix grid installations even easier. By bundling four channels on one line, the cabling effort is significantly reduced. Thanks to the Ethernet capability of the I/O-Card-Trunk4, even existing infrastructures can be used. For more information on the I/O-Card-Trunk4, please visit www.gdsys.de/en

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Contact
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
Phone: 004927123872-100
Fax: 004927123872-120
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de
Url: http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

WebPoster: Industrial Monitor as HTML Viewer

New Information Displays by Distec Visualize Company-related Web Content on Modern Computer Platforms

WebPoster: Industrial Monitor as HTML Viewer

TFT WebPoster by Distec displays any common web content

The newly developed WebPoster by Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications – is now based on a modern, future-proof computer platform and displays all common web content. With the TFT WebPoster, Distec meets the demand for administration and maintenance free information displays with an embedded Linux operating system. „As a classical network device, the WebPoster is configured via an Internet browser,“ explained Michael Dernbach, Product Marketing Manager, Data Display Solutions by Distec. „Thanks to the integrated embedded operating system, no costs for monitor administration or system updates incur.“ Designed according to industrial standards, the monitors continuously show the contents of a webpage and are ideally suited for displaying enterprise information, for human resources consulting, for visualizing and monitoring industrial processes, as well as for digital signage. The WebPosters are based on the well-known POS-Line monitors. They are available in a broad range of sizes ranging from 15 to 65 inches.

Maintenance-Free Information Display

After a simple configuration process, the monitor connects to the provided website and begins a continuous display of its content. No keyboard nor any other input devices are necessary. Any configuration adjustments are managed through the network. Website changes happen automatically. On request, Distec will add a PCAP touch if the WebPoster is intended not only for display but for interactive use of websites. The industry panels with LED backlighting are energy-efficient and long-lasting. They are suitable for VESA mounting or as built-in monitors. In addition to classical industrial design with robust metal housing and protective glass or true-flat glass with bezel, diverse customer-specific designs are available. Distec manufactures all WebPosters in Germany.

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group ( www.datadisplay-group.com), the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering near Munich in Germany, the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions and a full range components, displays and services. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera, and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. Since 01/01/2016, Distec is a member of the Fortec Group with access to products, services, and expertise of a large high-tech company network, which makes a perfect complement to the product portfolio. More information can be found on the homepage: http://www.distec.de

Products from Data Display Group are available at:
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: DATA DISPLAY BLM TEKNOLOJLER LTD Ti., Istanbul
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Company-Contact
Distec GmbH
Christina Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
Phone: +49 89 89 43 63 0
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.distec.de

Press
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +4981519739098
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

Computer Information Telecommunications

What aspects – beyond pure technical specifications – make broadcast technology really powerful?

What aspects - beyond pure technical specifications - make broadcast technology really powerful?

For decades, KVM systems have been an integral part of the broadcast sector. TV stations, production houses, OB vans or post-production studios all use KVM systems to link classic broadcasting technology and their infrastructure to IT technology and to move more towards IT-based studios. But how do KVM systems become really efficient?

Guntermann & Drunck GmbH, a German manufacturer of KVM equipment, is focusing on usability and the seamless integration of its products into the operating environment as well as on high-quality KVM products made in Germany. Or in other words, on letting users operate G&D KVM systems as easily, intuitively and user-friendly as possible. KVM systems help move powerful computers out of studio and production areas and into air-conditioned equipment rooms. Producers, however, still have full access to all computers to be able to switch to the right systems at the right time. Therefore, they do not even realise that they operate their systems remotely.

The wide range of user-friendly functionalities such as CrossDisplay-Switching via mouse cursor shows how much G&D thinks about their users and the user-friendly operation of their systems. The feature has been specifically designed for multi-monitor workstations that access multiple computers at the same time. The mouse acts as if on a „virtual desktop“ and can be moved seamlessly across the connected displays. When moving the cursor from the active to an inactive display, the keyboard-mouse focus automatically switches to the connected computer. This lets users create multi-monitor user stations, which can be operated with one set of keyboard and mouse. Here, special LEDs indicate the active channel. Thus, producers, directors or staff members of post-production always see on which computer they are currently working.

Remote control via IP-Control-API
In addition to a range of integrated, useful functionalities, you can use special services to control G&D matrix systems over network. This way, external control options can be added to any system-specific operating concept. For an easier start, G&D provides its own remote GUI as graphical user interface. It is also possible to integrate G&D matrix systems into control concepts such as KSC Core, VSM or Avid’s ProTools. No matter where they are located – each computer can be connected to the desired projection media and/or operator screens. In the perfect symbiosis between the IT and the broadcast world, the matrix can also automatically follow complex application processes.

With their user-friendly functionalities and many new product innovations, G&D take account of the trends in the broadcast industry and currently offer the broadest range of KVM systems available on the market. The company will present its powerful solutions at IBC 2017, 15-19 September, Hall 1, Stand B10.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Contact
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
Phone: 004927123872-100
Fax: 004927123872-120
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de
Url: http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

Live! G&D implements the broadcast feature for Tally Lights

Live! G&D implements the broadcast feature for Tally Lights

Live! G&D implements the broadcast feature for Tally Lights

Guntermann und Drunck GmbH will be giving the first presentation of the new GPIO function live and in action at the IBC 2017. It enables you to transmit relevant Tally Light information to a remote work station and to indicate the active „on air“ system.

G&D Matrix systems give several users access simultaneously on one and the same or on different computers in studios or OB vans. What about if the computer is „live“ on a programme and a producer is making undesired changes on this system? The big advantage – that the computers are externalised by KVM and various systems can be made flexibly accessible – has until now had one disadvantage: the on-air signal on the remote computer, typically in the form of a Tally Light, so additional technology and much expense was required to also show this at the workplace. So it was not only the distance that needed bridging, but the tally controller also needed to know on which computer the user was situated.

G&D has developed a specially customised function for such cases to transfer the GPIO status. The GPIO changer also makes technical installation easier. So tally switch states are transmitted from the computer via the KVM matrix and the information is made available to the user at the console. The connected „ON AIR“ light informs the producer when a computer is live on a programme.

Benefit: The Tally information (or any other GPIO information) is available to the user at any time when operating remote computers and switching to CPUs – and it is available before switching to a „live machine“ because the status is shown by a signal at the work station, as well as on the OSD and in the computer“s selection menu.

If several producers are working simultaneously on one system, the „on air“ signal ensures that they don“t make undesired changes on a live computer.

G&D will be presenting the GPIO changer and many other product innovations that allow you to link typical broadcast equipment with IT at IBC 2017, 15-19 September, hall 1, stand B10.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Contact
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
Phone: 004927123872-100
Fax: 004927123872-120
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de
Url: http://www.gdsys.de

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Increased Temperature Range for Industrial Monitors

Distec Further Extends Application Areas for Robust and Flexible POS-Line Series

Increased Temperature Range for Industrial Monitors

Distec extend the temperature range of their industrial POS-Line series to -25° to +65°C

Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications – has extended the operating temperature range of their industrial POS-Line monitors, now from -25°C up to +65°C. In combination with the front-end IP protection of up to IP65, they are ideal for use in harsh industrial and digital signage environments such as process and data visualization in production and logistic buildings, or digital signs in public areas. „The proven product family of 15 to 25 inch monitors combines the newest technology with the latest, most appealing design for a perfect solution, thus serving any user looking for a rugged metal housing, reliability in operation, and a choice of controller and front options for different fields of application,“ explained Daniel Fichter, R&D Project Manager at Distec GmbH. In addition to robust design, the industrial monitors provide an elegant, low weight aluminum housing, simplified installation without any mounting angles, and PCAP multi-touch technology for 10-finger operation.

Flexible through Modularity

The lightweight aluminum housing of the POS-Line provides a robust, high-quality powdered surface. The modular setup allows an optimal front end option according to the application and mounting conditions. In addition to suitable front plates or frames, Distec also supplies a 19-inch rack mount or frames with true-flat glass, providing the perfect solution whether users prefer to integrate the monitors into their machines, furniture or walls, or use them as desktop monitors. The monitors and front options are also available in combination with an anti-glare safety glass or a touch sensor. Depending on the application, the POS-Line series can be equipped with a robust, resistive touch, which even allows glove operations, or with a sensitive 10-finger PCAP multi-touch. With the right touch, the monitor becomes interactive and suitable for use as an industrial HMI device. The high transparency of the touch sensors, in combination with the anti-reflective safety glass, leads to a first-class picture impression while offering a high degree of security.

Powerful TFT Controllers Prolong Life Cycles

Distec develops their own TFT controllers in order to become independent of the often short life cycles of Asian controllers. With the PrismaMEDIA-ECO video board, Distec offers DisplayPort, HDMI or VGA interfaces, in addition to serial interfaces (e.g. RS232), which are broadly used in the industry. For the lower range of performance, Distec delivers the powerful computer platform Raspberry, with various benefits. A modern and energy-saving Atom-Baytrail architecture with 4 CPU cores meets medium requirements. The high-performance range covers the latest Core i5/i7 CPUs. Passive cooling, a wide operating voltage range and two LAN interfaces are essential features of the monitor. On request, Distec installs a Windows operating system ex-factory. All PC solutions have 4GB working memory and offer a fast and large 128GB mSATA hard drive memory space.

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group ( www.datadisplay-group.com), the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering near Munich in Germany, the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions and a full range components, displays and services. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera, and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. Since 01/01/2016, Distec is a member of the Fortec Group with access to products, services, and expertise of a large high-tech company network, which makes a perfect complement to the product portfolio. More information can be found on the homepage: http://www.distec.de

Products from Data Display Group are available at:
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: DATA DISPLAY BLM TEKNOLOJLER LTD Ti., Istanbul
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Company-Contact
Distec GmbH
Christina Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
Phone: +49 89 89 43 63 0
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.distec.de

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ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +4981519739098
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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estos MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise Now Available

New replicators, new user management and user-based licensing, distinguishes the latest versions of the leading LDAP middleware for Unified Communications

estos MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise Now Available

Starnberg, 7/8/2017

With immediate effect, MetaDirectory Enterprise Version 4 is available with a host of new features: web service-based replicators, user administration, user-based licensing, 64-bit architecture, and support for IPv6. In principle, the MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise combines existing, distributed contact data from different data sources into a company-wide directory based on LDAP. It processes names, addresses, phone numbers, images and customer-specific information, standardizes and normalizes them – especially for unified communications hardware and software solutions that rely on the LDAP standard. This ensures a simple search and quick presentation of the results – even with large data files.

Web service-based replicators enable data from cloud-based systems to be replicated. For example, contacts from MS Office365, MS Dynamics365, Google G Suite or Salesforce are also available in the company-wide LDAP directory. The user-specific access control contributes to the protection of sensitive data in the sense of the „need-to-know“ principle. The administrator can define which members of a group can view certain contact data. Information is only displayed if it is relevant to the searcher. For example, if a member of the Sales team searches for a contact, the result includes contact information about offers, licenses, and sales, whereas a member of the Development team receives only the contact data for the same contact. „In the new version of MetaDirectory, we have changed from server to user-based licensing,“ explains Joachim Frenzel, Product Manager at estos. „This makes our directory service more affordable for smaller companies and therefore more attractive to use.“ With the new 64-bit architecture and the additional support of IPv6, the estos directory service is sustainable in the long term. In conjunction with a Unified Communications & CTI software suite such as ProCall Enterprise, the deployment forms the foundation for business process integration.

MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise from estos is now available directly from estos and sales partners such as ITK distributors, qualified retailers and trained system integrators. Further information can be found at https://www.estos.com/products/metadirectory .

estos – enables easy communication
estos GmbH is an independent manufacturer of innovative components for Unified Communications. Since 1997, estos has been developing professional standard software for small and medium-sized companies, thereby improving their business processes in communication-intensive areas. As a technology leader, the expertise of estos lies in the area of computer telephony integration (CTI), Unified Messaging Software (UMS), SIP, XMPP, LDAP and WebRTC-based applications that enable uncomplicated audio/video communication. Products from estos are trend-setting, original and innovative, due to constant investments in research and development. The core markets of the company are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Italy. estos GmbH has its headquarters in Starnberg, close to Munich, as well as estos Knowledge Center Messaging in Olching, a development office in Leonberg, an office in Berlin as well as branches in Udine, Italy and Doetinchem, the Netherlands.

Contact
estos GmbH
Susanna Heine
Petersbrunner Str. 3a
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +49 8151 36856-122
E-Mail: susanna.heine@estos.de
Url: http://www.estos.com

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Now Available: ixi-UMS 6 Business

estos Unified Messaging Server now as a simple complete package for small businesses

Now Available: ixi-UMS 6 Business

Starnberg, 2/8/2017

The software producer estos from Starnberg has now released the brand-new version of the ixi-UMS Unified Messaging Server: ixi-UMS 6 Business is especially designed for small businesses with up to 100 employees. Predefined packages for 5 to 100 users include the UM features: fax, voice and SMS, including mobile access. The integration into messaging systems takes place via the SMTP connector, and the connection to PBXs via SIP, H.323 or CAPI. The integration capability in ProCall Enterprise completes the spectrum. „We have designed the installation, administration and implementation to be as easy as possible,“ explains Bernd Kattner, product manager at estos GmbH. „Our partners can quickly integrate the UM features into their customers“ system environments and make them easily available to their employees.“

The functions in Detail
ixi-UMS 6 Business complements existing messaging systems such as Microsoft Exchange Server or IBM Domino with additional features such as fax, voicemail or SMS. The user intuitively handles the new message types with its familiar e-mail client. Fax messages are received in the inbox as e-mails with a PDF file attachment. Faxes can be sent by opening a new e-mail window. Here, the user can write texts or attach documents, addressing them to a fax number with the appropriate identification, for example, faxnummer@ixifax.com. The rest is taken over by ixi-UMS 6 Business. The „Voice“ function provides a software-based answering machine. Ixi-UMS 6 delivers business messages in the form of a WAV file in the respective inbox. The user can then listen to the message via his telephone or PC with sound card and edit it like an e-mail. Browser-based, it allows the user to configure the voice mailbox, for example, to create profiles or set up call forwarding. Short messages can be sent simply via a „new e-mail“ to an address such as: mobilnummer@ixisms.com, and are sent by preconfigured SMS providers via http. An account with one of these SMS providers must be available.

Client Tools
ixi-UMS Client Tools, which is also available in the brand-new version, offers additional convenience. The Fax printer driver included in the Client Tools makes it possible to send faxes from all Windows programs that have a printing function. Based on Microsoft Word, the users can use features for Autofax or serial fax. With Autofax, you can send faxes directly from a Word document: ixi-UMS 6 Business recognizes the fax number using predefined criteria. Serial faxes can be created similar to serial letters. Faxes or short messages can also be launched directly from Microsoft Outlook contacts: The user marks the contact and selects „Fax“ or „SMS“ in the ixi-UMS. An e-mail window with an appropriate address will open.

Mobile Access
On the road, ixi-UMS 6 Business users can access all messages in the inbox via PC, phone, smartphone or tablet via the e-mail mailbox. Voice messages can be listened to remotely by mobile phone or by telephone. Users then have the option to either reply with a voice message, or to forward or delete the message. In addition, the user can use a web browser via a smartphone or tablet to read faxes and SMS messages in the inbox or listen to any voice messages.

Integration in ProCall Enterprise
Furthermore, the Unified Messaging Server can be integrated into the Unified Communications and CTI Software Suite ProCall Enterprise. Users can initiate faxes directly from the ProCall client and are informed of new fax messages in the sum bubble. The voice mailbox can be configured via ProCall and the ixi-UMS Journal can be managed in the client.

Availability and Further Information
ixi-UMS 6 Business from estos is now available directly from estos or sales partners such as ITK distributors, qualified retailers and trained system integrators. Further information can be found at https://www.estos.com/products/ixi-ums-business .

About estos:
estos – enables easy communication
estos GmbH is an independent manufacturer of innovative components for Unified Communications. Since 1997, estos has been developing professional standard software for small and medium-sized companies, thereby improving their business processes in communication-intensive areas. As a technology leader, the expertise of estos lies in the area of computer telephony integration (CTI), Unified Messaging Software (UMS), SIP, XMPP, LDAP and WebRTC-based applications that enable uncomplicated audio/video communication. Products from estos are trend-setting, original and innovative, due to constant investments in research and development. The core markets of the company are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Italy. estos GmbH has its headquarters in Starnberg, close to Munich, as well as estos Knowledge Center Messaging in Olching, a development office in Leonberg, an office in Berlin as well as branches in Udine, Italy and Doetinchem, the Netherlands.

Contact
estos GmbH
Susanna Heine
Petersbrunner Str. 3a
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +49 8151 36856-122
E-Mail: susanna.heine@estos.de
Url: http://www.estos.com