Black Box to Feature Its Emerald KVM-over-IP Solutions at ISE 2024


At ISE 2024 at booth 5E330, Black Box says it will feature IP-based KVM and video wall solutions that “enhance control room workflows and empower operators by enabling system connectivity, intuitive user experiences and fluid team collaboration.” Black Box will also demonstrate how its Emerald KVM-over-IP solutions ensure flexible, scalable and secure workflows with low-IP-bandwidth usage.

Black Box says the KVM-over-IP-based Emerald Ecosystem provides infinitely scalable universal access to physical computers, cloud appliances, virtual machines and H.264/265 video streams. The company will unveil Emerald AV WALL, a new addition to the Emerald Ecosystem that unites KVM and AV video wall processing under a single management system, along with Emerald DESKVUE, a solution for creating individually tailored workspaces. The company will also feature its AlertWerks AW3000 wireless IoT Gateway integrated within the Emerald Ecosystem and demonstrate how it allows operators to link to physical sensors, configure virtual sensors, watch values on browser-based dashboards, set notifications and alarms and configure automatic actions.

Black Box says the Emerald Ecosystem provides advanced security features, user comfort and custom-designed redundancy to ensure 24/7 operation. The company says its low bandwidth usage makes it easy to incorporate remote and hybrid users and administrators working from any location, enabling them to access, monitor and control systems over a LAN, WAN or the internet, including dark fiber connections.

Black Box says the Emerald Ecosystem unifies KVM-over-IP with AV video wall processing and IoT predictive maintenance under a single management system, Boxilla Manager, to reduce system complexity and total cost of ownership.

BlackBox ControlBridge (1)

In the new Black Box Emerald AV WALL, making its official debut at ISE 2024, KVM unites with AV. Designed to meet user requirements for more effective collaboration, the company says this solution enables interoperability with Emerald KVM-over-IP systems while also supporting non-KVM environments. Black Box says the Emerald AV WALL complements Emerald DESKVUE, making it easy to display a single source from an Emerald system on a video wall for viewing by a larger group. The solution directly supports a 2×2 video wall while allowing for the expansion in the number of supported monitors through additional units.

Additionally, the company says the programmable ControlBridge touch panel allows users to change workflows with complex setups with one click. It connects and combines AV-, KVM-, room automation-, external control- and IoT-systems into one easy-to-use control panel. Numerous scenarios like day or night shifts, crisis recovery plans, backup types and more can be preconfigured and indicated on the touch panel with clear names.