Global KVM Switch Market 2017-2021
About KVM switch
Keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) is an industrial device that allows users to control numerous computers at the same time. The devices that can be controlled by a KVM switch include keyboards, video monitors, and mice. KVM switches are mainly used in data centers and allow the control of multiple computers from a single keyboard, mouse, or monitor. These switches allow the data centers to connect to servers in a rack system. KVM switches are also used to connect portable devices such as laptops, tablet PCs, PDAs, and computers with different operating systems. KVM switches can connect a number of computers that can establish connections.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global KVM switch market to grow at a CAGR of 2.12% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global KVM switch market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global KVM Switch Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global KVM switch market: ATEN INTERNATIONAL, Avocent Technology, Belkin International, Dell Technologies, D-Link, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IOGEAR, Network Technologies, and Tripp Lite.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ADDER Technology, Icron Technologies, Kramer Electronics, Opengear, Rose Electronics, and Belden.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increased adoption for KVM via optical fibers. KVM extenders usually digitalize the signal and then transmit it via two optical fibers. The multimode optical fibers cover distances up to 500 m, and single mode fibers cover up to 10 km. The single mode or multimode fiber cables are therefore used to connect and extend the signal for peripherals such as keyboards, videos, and mouse. Fiber cables have already been used to support backhaul and last mile connectivity. With KVM switches, network operators are able to provide connectivity to peripherals using extensions like USB, HDMI, DVI-D, display port, and serial signals.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Requirements for improving desktop security and reducing risk. KVM switches are designed to provide improved desktop security and lower the chances of computer systems being attacked by hackers and other network intruders. With an additional level of security, KVM switches lower the vulnerability of the computer systems, servers used by government organizations, and data centers. In a data center, different network nodes are connected using a series of desktop systems. KVM switches that are used in these data centers to regulate the residual data transfer between main server control system to the rest of peripheral port groups of desktop systems use a unique set of IDs. Thus, unless a user uses the unique ID provided by the KVM switch, he/she cannot access a particular network node
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Solutions for true data path isolation. The demand for KVM switches is directly related to data integrity issues. Data integrity refers to the process of providing a secure and accurate medium for the flow of information or data. KVM switches are used for implementing secure operations using single, unbuffered, and dedicated processors for each KVM port within a network switch. During this operation, these KVM switches buffer the data that is transmitted along the different paths within a network. However, the safe switching of video displays which rely on the PC's plug-and-play present some inherent and unavoidable vulnerabilities.
ATEN INTERNATIONAL, Avocent Technology, Belkin International, Dell Technologies, D-Link, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IOGEAR, Network Technologies, and Tripp Lite, ADDER Technology, Icron Technologies, Kramer Electronics, Opengear, Rose Electronics, and Belden.
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