Matrox Introduces Private WAN Support

Matrox has introduced private wide-area-network (WAN) support with its  Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders. This new mode of operation enables organizations to introduce new remote work and collaborative workflow infrastructures by allowing users to access, share, and control any centralized workstation located in another building or city.

Matrox says: “Featuring 4K and multi-display extension and switching support, Extio 3 ensures a secure and seamless remote desktop experience critical for a wide range of control room applications, including process control, industrial and automation, military and defense, broadcast, medical, education, and more.

Multi-user and multi-site collaboration

Built on a highly-optimized, ultra-low-bitrate encoding platform, Extio 3 provides KVM extension and switching across both LAN and private WAN infrastructures. This technology allows individual users to access dedicated systems or have multiple users connect to the same computer(s) — whether they are in the same building, between campuses or even across multiple cities — to promote collaborative work environments.

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Secure, easy-to-deploy solution

Extio 3 boasts a number of security features to safeguard the KVM network. AES encryption ensures secure transmission of all audio, video, and USB signals as they are transported over LAN or private WAN. IT administrators can also integrate Microsoft Active Directory to manage user authentication, as well as execute USB whitelist control of all connected devices.


Compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, Extio 3 is an easy-to-deploy KVM extender that does not require the installation of any software on the host system — a plug-and-play solution for certified systems that need to be controlled remotely.

“Matrox Extio 3’s new capability opens up a wide range of KVM extension and switching workflows for multi-site organizations,” said Caroline Injoyan, Matrox business development manager. “The ability to build highly-connected infrastructures backed by exceptional and uncompromised remote desktop performance over LAN and private WAN facilitates new levels of operational efficiency, whether it’s to optimize real-time analysis, enhance critical decision making or foster deeper teamwork and collaboration.”

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