Thinklogical Announces The World's First Non-Blocking, 6.25 Gbps, Protocol Agnostic Family of Routers With 40x40, 160x160, and 320x320 Size Models

VX Series offers unrivalled scalability, signal integrity, and control flexibility

Apr 07, 2010, 14:25 ET from Thinklogical

MILFORD, Conn., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinklogical, a leading provider of fiber optic KVM extension and switching solutions, today announced it has added two new models to their successful line of VX Routers. Now Thinklogical has extended the VX Router range with a massive 320x320 model, and a compact 40x40 model. All VX Router models will be on display at NAB 2010, booth SL4729.

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The VX 320 Router, is a massive non-blocking 320x320 matrix switch, capable of routing and switching up to 320 KVM or video sources to 320 KVM or video destinations, making it large enough for the biggest post-production studio or broadcaster applications. The VX 40 Router is perfect for smaller post-production workgroups, and can be used to compartmentalize sections of a larger broadcast studio. All VX Router models have an inspired modular approach, which allows for all critical system components including power supplies, cooling fans and pluggable optics (SFP+) to be hot-swappable, thus minimizing business impact in the unlikely event a component should fail. The hot-swappable I/O boards also provide excellent in-service expansion capabilities allowing the VX Routers to be reconfigured without interrupting signal processing by powering down the router. In addition, the dual redundant power supplies ensure continuous, uninterrupted power.  

Unlike some traditional router technologies, the VX series offer true non-blocking and bi-directional capabilities. This provides immense switching capability, allowing multiple input signals to be available at one output. All of the VX Router models provide unmatched 6.25 Gbps signal capability, and being protocol agnostic it supports a variety of signals, such as USB 1.1, USB 2.0, audio, DVI, SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G SDI, SMPTE digital video formats, as well as other optical formats and high data rate signals.

Designed with our user's needs in mind the router offers a variety interface options, which provide all the functions and features essential in mission critical environments. Advanced GUI options provide convenient user interface to the router from remote locations and allow for easy and intuitive setup and control of the switching between source computer or video entities and user display destinations such as desktops, theaters, conference rooms, editing suites, control consoles, video walls, etc. Macro presets may be created for saving and recalling commonly used input and output ties. A dedicated preview output option provides a view of all available input signals before switching to a live output. This eliminates the possibility of these signals being inadvertently routed to a live program during a presentation and allows for program outputs to remain available for signal distribution.

"We listened to what our customers truly needed and put a great deal of effort into designing the VX Router GUI options," states Pete Henderson, VP Business Development. "As infrastructures grow, workflows change and it is critical that user's can make and change connections right from their desktop computer using a GUI that has some familiarity to it. It also makes the programming and connection process easier to understand, plus the new larger size provides plenty of room to grow."

The VX Routers are controlled via a dedicated external Linux CPU (pc) module (which can be provided via Thinklogical or the end-user). This allows for customization as well as ease of control and administration with access provided via a network connection (browser), or a serial port for 3rd party controller integration (such as Crestron, AMX or home-spun interfaces). Moreover, the VX Routers are equipped with industry-standard LC type fiber connectors and offers unprecedented integration with Thinklogical's Velocity Series of fiber optic KVM and video transmitters and receivers.

About Thinklogical

Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM/video extension solutions, and fiber matrix routers and switches. Organizations worldwide rely on Thinklogical's products and solutions for optimal performance in secure visual computing environments. Through pioneering next generation fiber optic extension, switching, and server management technologies Thinklogical helps customers reduce cost and simplify the management of complex computing infrastructures. Thinklogical sells directly and through integrator and VAR channels and is privately held and headquartered in Milford, Connecticut. For more information, contact us at

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