Black Box Introduces Emerald KVM Platform


Black Box today introduced the Emerald Unified KVM Platform. Emerald is a converged KVM solution for distributing  video, audio and peripheral signals throughout expanding hybrid environments that include both IP and proprietary direct-connect networks.

Emerald supports DisplayPort 1.2 4K video at 60 Hz and 10-bit color depth over standard IP network switches and connections and offers virtual machine support for VMware, Microsoft and Citrix using RDP, RemoteFX and PCoIP.

With the Emerald KVM platform, operations can scale across buildings, campuses and wide area networks, using the existing network infrastructure and switching between sources at speeds of less than a second (IP) and even faster in a direct connect matrix. The Emerald KVM platform’s USB emulation means that users can connect external hard drives, Wacom tablets and virtually any other high-speed USB 2.0 device to the KVM network.

Specs on Emerald are here.