Black Box introduced six new KVX Series KVM extender kits, each providing 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 meters) over CATx cable or 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) over fiber with an SFP connector, the plug-and-play KVX extender kits from Black Box are unique in allowing users to connect a display at a remote location for local monitoring.
Black Box released three copper and three fibre KVX Series extender kits to provide support for DVI, 4K HDMI and 4K DisplayPort connections. DVI KVX models support 1920 x 1200 at 60-hertz 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 meters), the fiber kits (KVXLCF-200, KVXLCHF-200, KVXLCHDPF-100) facilitate remote computer access up to 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) using SFP modules. Along with extension of USB 2.0, analog 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.