Black Box Introduces HD Video Optimized Emerald PE

Black Box has expanded its Emerald Unified KVM platform with the release of Emerald PE high-performance, IP-based KVM extenders.

Black Box said the extenders are tailored to the demands of HD video and audio editing, live production, broadcast playout, 3D and graphic design.

Emerald PE transmitters and receivers enable extension and matrix switching of HD DVI video (up to 1920x1200 at 60Hz), transparent USB 2.0, and bidirectional analog audio. It works over a dedicated or existing IP network, or 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, can serve as a managed KVM matrix switching system.

Emerald PE delivers every pixel of every video frame with lossless compression over distances up to 328 feet over CATx or up to 6.2 miles over SFP/fiber. It eliminates distance limitations completely when deployed over an IP network or the internet.

Dual network ports (RJ45 and SFP) ensure redundancy and support fast failover switching in the event that one connection goes down. Like other Emerald KVM solutions from Black Box, Emerald PE connects to virtual machines over RDP or RemoteFX without the need for additional transmitter units.

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