42U Helps KCSM Expand Television Studio Environment
KCSM, a public television and radio broadcaster located in the San Francisco Bay Area, wanted to expand its studio environment. For assistance with the project, KCSM contacted 42U, the nation’s leading provider of data center and remote server management solutions.BackgroundIn the summer of 2006, KCSM received a Digital Distribution Fund (DDF) grant of more than $300,000 to upgrade its master control operations. Of the total grant, $50,000 was earmarked to optimize workflow in the master control environment to support KCSM’s full schedule of public television programming and consolidate all equipment to a master control room. At the time, KCSM was using an Avocent 2X8 AV Outlook KVMsolution and sought to expand this concept.Creating a Solution to Meet KCSM’s ChallengesKCSM was looking for a large multi-user KVM solution to make the most out of its new environment. The organization hoped that by expanding its KVM system, it would increase the efficiency of both the users and the systems overall.
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