Black Box Expands KVX Series Of Dual-Head KVM Extender Kits

Six new KVX Series KVM extender kits each provide control over a remote server or computer from a local workstation with one or two screens.

In addition to extending KVM signals over distances up to 328 feet (100 metres) over CATx cable or 18.6 miles (30 kilometres) over fiber with an SFP connector, the plug-and-play KVX extender kits from Black Box allow users to connect a display at a remote location for local monitoring.

“The new KVX Series extender kits are ideal for cost-conscious users who want a plug-and-play KVM solution for workspaces with one or two screens,” said John Hickey, senior director of KVM and R&D at Black Box. “Providing convenient, reliable access to and control over remote and back-racked servers or PCs, these extender kits reduce noise and clutter in the work environment while simplifying management and monitoring of remote systems. Setup is fast and straightforward: Users just connect the transmitter unit to the computer and the receiver unit to the screens and peripherals, then link both units with a network cable.”

The kits allows users to control systems that are remote or physically inaccessible due to location, environment or security measures. They serve as a convenient solution for office connectivity, server management, remote monitoring, process control or medical and industrial device control.

Black Box will release three copper and three fiber KVX Series extender kits to provide support for DVI, 4K HDMI, and 4K DisplayPort connections. DVI KVX models support 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz video and legacy VGA interfaces via an adapter. DisplayPort KVX models support up to 3840 x 2160 at 30 Hz UHD video.

The company will also introduce a new dual-head KVM extender that includes DisplayPort/HDMI mixed inputs to support dual HDMI displays at 3840 x 2160 Hz UHD video. EDID emulation supports different resolutions and eliminates display compatibility issues.

While the copper kits (KVXLC-200, KVXLCH-200, KVXLCHDP-200) enable remote computer access up to 330 feet (100 metres), the fiber kits (KVXLCF-200, KVXLCHF-200, KVXLCHDPF-100) facilitate remote computer access up to 18.6 miles (30 kilometres) using SFP modules. Along with extension of USB 2.0, analogue stereo audio (speakers and microphones) and serial signals, all six extender kits feature two additional video ports on the transmitter to enable monitoring of the computer in a data centre or equipment room. PC connection cables are included in each KVX Series extender kit.

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