NAB Show NY: Black Box Highlights Latest Innovations, Trends in Live and Postproduction

Black Box will showcase best practices in 4K, virtualization, and its latest high-performance KVM solutions at NAB Show New York, booth #1508, from Nov. 9-10.

black boxThe company will feature both live and post-production user experiences that replicate real-world broadcast environments at this year’s show. This includes a fully fitted live-production setting, as well as a postproduction suite showcasing Black Box solutions to improve control, quality and collaboration in control room and post-production environments.

Key areas of focus include:

Unleashing 4K possibilities with the modular DKM system
4K is becoming the standard in broadcasting, with more production suites deploying 4K monitors for viewing live production and postproduction content. With widespread use in studios, Black Box’s DKM system is on the forefront of the 4K trend, enabling flexible and instantaneous matrix switching. The high-availability system also permits problem-free console extension for numerous video formats.

Modular by design, Black Box’s system eliminates the need to replace a whole system when an upgrade is needed to meet 4K bandwidth demands.  The Black Box DKM FX 4K60 Interface Card can be easily installed or added to the system. It extends 4K resolutions at 60Hz over a single fiber cable in a point-to point extension or multipoint-to-multipoint matrix configuration for the highest onscreen resolutions in postproduction suites.

Delivering virtualization for enhanced OPEX savings and future-proof solutions
Black Box recognizes the server virtualization trend and is supporting its customers in the transition to virtual machines. InvisaPC closes the gap between traditional KVM and virtual machines to enable the transition from dedicated servers to virtualized environments. With Black Box’s products and expertise, customers can easily make the move to the virtual world, reduce operating expenses and help future proof their deployments.

Live- and post-production Innovation for control, quality and collaboration

·       Control up to four servers on one screen with one keyboard and mouse: 4Site is a real-time multi-viewer KVM switch that allows users to view and access up to four servers on one screen and configure the screen layout to meet their specific needs. Not only does it simultaneously display video from four USB or PS/2 computers, but it does so with crisp resolutions of up to 1900 x 1200.

·       Zero compression, zero latency with high-performance KVM matrix switch: DCX3000 is a flexible 30-port high-performance KVM matrix switch designed for applications where reliable switching of digital HD video, audio and USB is essential. Unlike other digital KVM systems, it delivers every pixel of every video frame with zero compression and zero latency, fulfilling the needs of even the most demanding graphical applications and guaranteeing perfect video synchronization for multiple display applications.

·       Going the distance with KVM switching and extension over IP: Black Box’s Agility system extends signals over an Ethernet LAN. The highly adaptable system is designed for the demanding requirements of control rooms and master control rooms, as well as media postproduction suites.

Freedom, a flexible 4-port professional grade switch that allows users to shift between separate computer systems by simply moving a mouse cursor from monitor to monitor, integrates with Black Box Agility IP-based KVM system. It can control multiple PCs as one through any mix of operating systems. Other Freedom highlights include the ability to share keyboard and mouse; zero switching delay and the fact that it supports non-linear screen layouts and works with local and remote systems.

“Black Box’s breadth of product offerings is unsurpassed in the industry, providing us with an unique arsenal of solutions to address the evolving challenges our broadcast customers face every day,” says Black Box VP of Technology and Innovation, Tom Strade. “From 4K to virtual studios, our customers rely on us to provide the services and support they need to stay competitive.”

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