Black Box at 2020 NAB Show New York

BlackBox EmeraldRemoteApp

At the 2020 NAB Show New York, Black Box will highlight a robust array of KVM switching, extension, control and visualization solutions that interoperate smoothly to enable greater workflow optimization and management, provide support for more advanced formats, and ensure exceptional security for on-premises and remote work scenarios. The company’s NAB profile is available here. Black Box is pleased to provide guests free access to the show using promo code NY0172.

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.

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.

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 and can be deployed as a point-to-point KVM extender, connecting the user to a remote computer or, when scaled up, serving as a managed KVM matrix switching system.

Black Box Quote:

“2020 NAB Show New York offers a great platform to get a firsthand look at our wide range of powerful, flexible solutions for broadcast, including our highlighted Remote App for our Emerald KVM unified system. As interest in IP workflows, virtualization and remote work continues to grow, our customers count on Black Box for essential functionality, security and reliability.”

— John Hickey, Senior Director of R&D and KVM Systems at Black Box