· 76% of KVM equipment will be replaced over the next three years
· 71% of KVM users are challenged by space limitations and increasing power demands
· 46% of KVM equipment is outdated as it is more than six years old
Keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) sales will soon surge, with more than 76% of equipment expected to be replaced in the next three years, according to new research from Adder Technology, a global leader in IP-based high performance KVM connectivity solutions. Adder’s study also found that nearly three-fourths of companies are challenged by space limitations and increasing power demands when designing control rooms.
When identifying the top challenges of adding new control room equipment, Adder found:
· 52% are challenged by space limitations
· 62% of respondents cite the cost of equipment upgrades
· 32% need a more flexible facility
· 19% are compelled to reduce power consumption
Additionally, Adder found:
· 39% use KVM for video editing; 37% for command and control; and 32% for audio
· 20% plan on upgrading their KVM equipment in the next 12 months; 56% in 1 – 3 years; 12% in 4 – 6 years; and 13% in 7+ years
· 5% of KVM equipment is less than 12 months old; 23% is 1 – 3 years old; 31% is 4-6 years; and 15% is 7+ years old; 26% were unsure of the age of their KVM equipment.