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Black Box at IBC2022: Industry-Leading KVM-Over-IP Solutions for Broadcast, Gaming, and Entertainment

Black Box will debut for the European market two new additions to the company’s award-winning Emerald® KVM-over-IP platform offering exceptional user experience anywhere anytime with remote access on Stand F42 in Hall 8 at IBC2022. The high-performance KVM-over-IP solutions address the requirements of modern broadcast, gaming, and esports environments. These solutions lower users’ cost of ownership, enable greater workflow optimization and contribute to more nimble IP-based operations.

“Even as the industry evolves and expands, Black Box has a solution for every challenge. Whether it’s the ongoing migration to IP workflows and virtualization or the continuing embrace of media in new markets, you’ll find Black Box solutions that bring essential flexibility and efficiency to the table. We look forward to showcasing those solutions at IBC2022 — and to seeing friends and colleagues on the show floor once again,” said John Hickey, Senior Director of R&D and KVM Systems at Black Box.

Black Box Emerald® GE PCoIP® Ultra Gateway

Black Box Emerald® GE

The recently announced Black Box Emerald® GE leverages cutting-edge PC-over-IP (PCoIP®) Ultra technology to enable multiple users to connect simultaneously and control a virtual machine (VM) just as they would a physical system. With extremely low bandwidth requirements, the system supports remote access through both local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs). Pairing seamlessly with the Emerald KVM-over-IP platform, Emerald GE supports VM sharing while ensuring a secure, high-definition and highly responsive computing experience. Unlocking collaboration across physical machines and VMs, Emerald GE empowers broadcasters to work together more efficiently in remote production scenarios.

Black Box Emerald® VUE 4K Multiviewer

Black Box Emerald® VUE 4K Multiviewer

The Emerald® VUE 4K multiviewer unites KVM switching with quad multi viewing to enable simultaneous monitoring of four DisplayPort video sources across two screens at exceptional 4K60 image quality. The system is ideal for production environments where space is limited, as it allows users to arrange windows freely on the screen or in preconfigured screen layouts such as full-screen, quad-view, or picture-in-picture (PiP). Real-time switching between sources via keyboard, API, or GPIO — or with the Black Box Glide & Switch capability — gives producers, engineers, and editors convenient control over the production process.

Black Box Emerald® KVM-Over-IP Platform

Black Box Emerald® KVM-Over-IP Platform

The Black Box Emerald® KVM-over-IP platform serves as an infinitely scalable universal access system, giving users the flexibility to connect to both physical and virtual machines from any location at any time, which allows for optimized studio infrastructure and workflows. Advanced security and market-leading low bandwidth consumption allow maximum expandability, incorporating remote users, remote productions, and distributed control rooms. Interoperability between 4K and HD video and one-touch setups of control rooms, combined with a high degree of automation through Emerald’s APIs, give users valuable flexibility and ease of use in managing signals and format types to deliver content with an innovative look and feel, while Emerald preserves the existing IT equipment.

Black Box Boxilla® KVM Manager

Black Box Boxilla® KVM Manager

The Black Box Boxilla® enterprise-level KVM manager makes it easy for users to control and monitor an unlimited number of Emerald® devices and software solutions. With its intuitive and visually appealing dashboard, Boxilla offers a simple, complete solution for monitoring system performance, configuring proactive security alerts, checking on real-time device status, and identifying active devices, connections, and users, as well as their current bandwidth usage. To offer a precise view of network bandwidth, Boxilla also provides at-a-glance access to dropped frames, round-trip time, and other critical system and device data. With these capabilities and the system’s ease of use, administrators can proactively identify and resolve issues before they compromise the performance and the user experience.

Black Box Video Wall Processing

Black Box video wall processing solutions enable the display of high-quality content from any source across multiscreen display walls with the utmost flexibility. Users can add, move, resize, and change the content in any creative configuration imaginable with limitless resolution. They can extend zero-latency video and audio to an unlimited number of displays and easily switch between sources with no skew (delay). Like many Black Box products, these robust AV solutions significantly reduce network management time and costs.

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