Draco Tera Compact


Draco Tera Compact
KVM DVI Matrix Switch

               Draco Tera Compact, DVI Matrix Switch, Video Router, Digital video

Draco Tera Compact KVM & DVI Matrix Switch and Extender products

Draco Tera Compact KVM and DVI Matrix Switch

The Draco Tera Compact Matrix Switches open a new chapter in the world of digital (DVI-D) video and KVM matrix switching. Unique features make it a powerful choice for numerous command, control, and broadcast applications.

    Draco Tera Compact Family            Matrix Grid Technology

The Draco Tera Compact system is based on well established Gigabit Ethernet technology enabling a cost-effective switching and extension solution. In combination with Draco extenders you can build up a system with upto 80 flexible ports supporting DVI video, together with USB and audio options. All common DVI Single-Link resolutions are supported including High-Definition 1080p.

All interface signals are routed over CatX or fibre cabling between the Draco Tera Compact chassis and Draco Extender units. Within a single chassis you may freely mix interface types, seamlessly converting from one to another to bridge distances from 140m to 10 km (on either side of the switch).

The system has numerous operation modes enabling it to be tailored to suit virtually any routing application. Flexible system management via OSD, network, or serial interfaces further enhances the capability of the switch, allowing efficient integration with users’ custom control equipment (such as macro keypads and touch panels).

    Draco Tera Compact 8-Port        Draco Tera Compact 16-Port Datasheet        Draco Tera Compact 80-Port Datasheet

Instant Video Switching

Draco Tera Compact matrix switches uniquely offer ‘Instant Video Switching’. This feature enables video sources of the same resolution to be switched in milliseconds – within a single video frame. Competing, IP-based solutions, may take as long as 15 seconds to switch. Only the Draco family makes it possible to seamlessly monitor numerous CPUs without delay or video blanking.

FlexPort Technology

A new Draco feature, which separates the Draco tera from other solutions is ‘FlexPort Technology’.
This allows any single I/O port to be operate as either a dedicated Input (connected to a CPU or DVI source) or Output (connected to a Console or DVI monitor). Such flexibility ensures the matrix is fully utilised to precisely match the demanded configuration. For example: 120 CPUs on 40 consoles is possible, and so is 150 CPUs on 10 consoles, or even 20 DVI sources on 140 monitors! Other switch solutions normally allow only ‘square’ applications (such as 80 In / 80 Out), wasting ports, as a larger and more expensive matrix is required.

Most importantly – there is no need to explicitly configure or map I/O ports. When attaching a Draco Extender to the switch it will uniquely identify itself (ID), and the Draco tera will automatically allocate the required ports. The only configuration required is to give each extender a memorable name: once this is done, the device may be reconnected to any ports on the switch and the device will automatically be made available on system menus.

Expert Training and Evaluation

To fully appreciate the Draco system it is best to get a ‘hands-on’ experience with a complex system set-up. Scene Double now has a fully equipped training and evaluation suite located at our head office in Borehamwood, UK.
Expert customized sessions are offered via appointment.

Draco Major Training Session

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Draco Tera Compact Key Features

  • Combined Matrix Switch & Extender Solution
  • Crystal-clear Single-Link DVI video operation (to 1080p or 2K). DVI Dual-Link will be supported as a future option
  • Instantaneous video switching
  • Real-time: no video or mouse latency
  • Configurable as a KVM matrix switch or DVI video router
  • CatX or Fibre interconnect (mixed operation possible)
  • Long extension distance (on either side of the switch):
    • CatX: 120 metres
    • Multimode: 400 metres
    • Singlemode: 10 km
  • No video signal degradation over distance
  • Supports USB HID devices as standard
  • USB 2.0, Audio, and Serial support options
  • From 8 to 80 ports
  • Numerous operational modes for maximum flexibility
  • FlexPort Technology allows any port to be configured as an input or output
  • System control and administration via OSD, Serial, Network, Web, SNMP
  • Instant switch reconfiguration using stored profiles and user macros
  • Full user and access rights management (to device level)
  • Intuitive configuration and automatic device identification.
  • Easily interfaces to 3rd party control systems and macro keypads

Draco Extender Local and Remote Units

A Local (CPU) Unit is connected between the switch and each CPU (or video source), whilst a Remote (CON) Unit is required between the switch and each user console (or monitors). Various models available each with different interface options, all of which may be rack mounted.

                                   Draco Compact, Draco Vario KVM DVI Extender solutions
Numerous Draco Extender models are available supporting any desired combination of video, USB, and audio interfaces.

For full details on the Draco Extender range, please click here

Draco Tera Compact Matrix Switch Documentation
Draco Tera Compact (8-Port) Datasheet
Draco Tera Compact (16 to 48 Port) Datasheet
Draco Tera Compact (64 to 80 Port) Datasheet
Draco Tera Compact Manual
Draco Tera Quick Setup Guide
Draco Tera Matrix Switch Family
Draco Tera Compact Matrix Switch Technology
Multi Screen Control
Redundancy Concepts
Redundancy in KVM
Matrix Grid
Reliability and Resilience