Black Box Emerald KVM Platform Integrated With Lawo VSM

Lawo’s Virtual Studio Manager (VSM) IP broadcast control and monitoring system now supports Emerald KVM workflows.

“Because IP offers broadcast and AV markets benefits including scalability, familiarity to IT staff and flexibility in enabling use of virtual machines, IP-based KVM systems are increasingly becoming an integral part of modern broadcast and production environments,” said John Hickey, senior director of KVM and R&D for Black Box. “Black Box KVM systems have become indispensable for media operations, facilitating connection to any keyboard and mouse; supporting intuitive workflow management and routing of A/V and data signals; and enabling seamless integration of physical and virtual machines into a common workflow. Integrating easily with other popular systems, such as Lawo’s widely adopted IP control system, VSM, the Emerald platform also simplifies installations for IT and broadcast managers.”

The Emerald KVM platform allows for connections to physical computers and virtual machines, eliminating the need to dedicate specific workstations to specific operational needs. Able to connect any workstation to any server or virtual machine on the KVM network, users can move noisy and heat-generating CPU units to a more centralized and secure location while maintaining exceptional performance from the workstation’s keyboard and mouse.

“Black Box’s Emerald KVM solutions offer powerful tools for customizing and simplifying KVM operations," said Axel Kern, senior product manager, Control and Orchestration at Lawo. “The compatibility between our solutions offers users access to all these tools and therefore outstanding possibilities in terms of connectivity and workflow flexibility, freeing them from hardware restraints and giving them ultimate freedom.”

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