These days, you can find the labor of computer graphics (CG) professionals almost everywhere you look. From Hollywood blockbusters to high-tech video games and television programming, CG professionals, running state-of-the-art equipment and software, are capable of producing stunning, life-like visuals and grandiose special effects. According to estimates from Jon Peddie Research, today's CG industry is showing new invigorated vitality and potential. Specifically, the industry will exceed $100 billion by 2014. Additionally, in the last five years alone, the field has enjoyed a stable seven percent growth rate.
One CG professional, a San Francisco-based freelancer named Clayton Douglas, has worked in a wide range of environments — spanning big FX houses to small boutiques. Douglas' specialties include compositing, 3D animation, video editing as well as stereoscopic work. Working out of his home office, Douglas found the need to be able to access both of his computers easily and without issue. "This was my main goal in finding a KVM switch. Specifically, I needed one that would allow for dual monitor support for both of my machines," he noted. Clayton decided on the CM0264 from ATEN (www.aten-usa.com).
Leveraging the performance of the CM0264, Clayton noted that he's been able to streamline business operations and focus more time on CG and motion graphics projects for films, commercials and Web. For Douglas, the ATEN CM0264 is a no-brainer when it comes to KVM switches. "It provides stable cross-platform switching and works with just about every device under the sun!" he concluded.