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Black Box Products at SMPTE 2020 ‘Game On’

Black Box Emerald Unified KVM Platform
Black Box will highlight its Emerald® Unified KVM platform, which provides broadcasters and others with the exceptional flexibility and network security essential to state-of-the-art KVM extension and switching. The low-latency, high-performance Emerald HD and 4K transmitter-receiver pairs connect workstations with remote computers and servers over distances up to 10 kilometres over single-mode fibre, or even farther over IP, while the Emerald Remote App facilitates convenient anywhere-anytime access without the need for additional hardware receivers. With uniquely robust capabilities for reliable extension and switching of video, audio, USB and serial signals across any number of physical and virtual servers, Emerald lowers users’ cost of ownership, enables greater workflow optimization and helps preserve existing IT investments.

The Black Box Emerald® Unified KVM platform provides exceptional flexibility and network security essential to state-of-the-art KVM extension and switching.

Remote App for Black Box Emerald Unified KVM Platform
The Remote App for the Emerald® Unified KVM platform is a first-of-its-kind software-based solution that gives authorised users simultaneous remote access to one or more sources — PCs, servers or virtual machines — across an Emerald KVM network. This enables cost savings as well as greater flexibility, ease of access and efficiency. Supporting multiple, simultaneous connections and industry-leading performance for full-HD video up to 45 fps, the Emerald Remote App is ideal for tasks such as remote process and applications monitoring. With authentication against the award-winning Boxilla® KVM network manager from Black Box, the Remote App offers users a convenient list of connections and provides access quickly and easily, just like a standard hardware-based system. However, because the Remote App is not tethered to a fixed location, users can access the Emerald KVM network from anywhere using their own computers or laptops.

Remote App for Black Box Emerald® Unified KVM Platform

Emerald PE High-Performance, IP-Based KVM Extenders
The new Emerald® PE line of high-performance, IP-based KVM extenders is tailored to the demands of applications including HD video and audio editing, live production and broadcast playout, as well as 3D and graphic design. Emerald PE transmitters and receivers enable extension and matrix switching of pixel-perfect HD DVI video (up to 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz) and transparent USB 2.0 and bidirectional analogue audio — over a dedicated or existing IP network, or even the internet — between any number of users and computers, servers or virtual machines. The IP-based KVM solution features built-in system redundancy with dual network ports. It can be deployed as a point-to-point KVM extender, connecting the user to a remote computer, or, when scaled up, serve as a managed KVM matrix switching system.

Black Box Emerald® PE High-Performance, IP-Based KVM Extenders

Black Box Quote:

“Interest in IP workflows and virtualization is growing, and our customers rely on us to provide the essential security and functionality they need to support that growth. We’re looking forward to this year’s SMPTE 2020: Game On and all it has to offer. SMPTE promises to be a great platform for viewing our wide range of solutions for broadcast, including our highlighted Remote App for our Emerald KVM unified system. Of course, Black Box representatives will be on hand, and attendees can chat live with our team in our booth in Hall A or set up virtual meetings to further discuss their IP requirements.”
— John Hickey, Senior Director of R&D and KVM Systems at Black Box

Company Overview

Black Box has been a world-leading provider of premier IT infrastructure solutions for more than 40 years. Today, the company continues to design and manufacture award-winning pro AV, KVM, cabling and networking products known for their advanced functionality, flawless performance, outstanding reliability and fail-safe security. Black Box solutions are used every day in government, education, commercial enterprises and any other organization that requires the utmost quality and performance from its IT infrastructure.

In addition to creating industry-leading products, Black Box demonstrates every day a complete commitment to providing its customers with the industry's best technical support and service. The award-winning dedicated support staff at Black Box works around the clock to ensure that customers' systems are always up and running optimally. The world-class support and service provided by Black Box is as important to the successful IT, communications and business operations of customers as the powerful products and solutions the company delivers.

Black Box is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Networks Limited. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at Follow the company on Twitter @BlackBox_ns. Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies Inc.

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