Black Box Releases Emerald PE IP-based KVM Extenders

Black Box Emerald PE

Black Box has expanded the Emerald Unified KVM platform with the release of Emerald PE IP-based KVM extenders. Emerald PE transmitters and receivers enable extension and matrix switching of HD DVI video (up to 1920×1200 at 60Hz), transparent USB 2.0 and bidirectional analog audio — over a dedicated or existing IP network. The IP-based KVM solution features built-in system redundancy with dual network ports. It 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 is specified as lossless compression over distances up to 328 feet (100 meters) over CATx or up to 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) over SFP/fiber and eliminates distance limitations when deployed over an IP network or the internet. Dual network ports (RJ45 and SFP) ensure redundancy and support fast failover switching if 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.

Available in single- and dual-head models, Emerald PE receivers support single- and multiple-monitor desks. Full compatibility with Emerald SE, Emerald ZeroU and the Emerald Remote App ensures that this new KVM offering from Black Box integrates smoothly into existing Emerald KVM systems. For matrix switching setups that exceed 20 endpoints, the Black Box Boxilla KVM Manager facilitates convenient and secure system configuration.

Here is more information about the Black Box Emerald family.