Black Box Announces Flexible Emerald™ SE IP-Based KVM System

Company Black Box EMEA
Date 10.10.2018

Black Box Corporation an industry-leading provider of keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) connectivity and signal distribution systems, today announced the development of the Emerald SE IP-Based KVM System.

Emerald SE enables high-performance and scalable connectivity in both traditional and virtualized environments and gives customers the freedom to customize its features to meet their unique application requirements. Emerald SE joins a product family that already boasts the powerful Emerald 4K Transmitters and Receivers. The new addition demonstrates how Black Box continues to expand upon the Emerald Unified KVM Family with new solutions that support centralized connectivity. Emerald SE will be on display at NAB NY 2018 at booth #N1206.

“Industries reliant on KVM technology are looking for fail-safe systems that can grow with them to continually support their specific needs,” said Josh Whitney, Senior Vice President – Technology Product Solutions business at Black Box. “The Emerald SE IP-Based KVM System is a solution that gives users the power to pick the exact KVM functionality they require to support their applications today and well into the future.”

Emerald SE is flexible and completely customizable through a software license option. As new license features are added to meet market demands, customers will be able to easily add them, protecting their investments through futureproof features. Emerald PROlicense features will include:

  • Pixel-Perfect Video Mode of Operation: Allows mathematically lossless video to be displayed. This enables the user to view video in the same detail coming from the graphics card.
  • PCoIP Virtual Machine Access: Virtualize workflows through the PCoIP protocol to connect to virtual machines and VMware®.
  • Virtual Machine Sharing: Share the same virtual machine between multiple users with keyboard and mouse control. Avoid annoying machine login time through live virtual machine connection that stays live as the user switches between resources.
  • Bonding: Create a group of resources to switch as one. Switch multiple single-head and dual-head receivers as a single group, creating bespoke configurations for special workspaces.

Emerald SE’s core functionality enables high-performance and scalable connectivity in both physical and virtual environments. The solution provides seamless use of on-site and remote servers and streamlines KVM connectivity through access to a virtualized machine with the same single-user interface as traditional systems.
The new KVM system is designed to work seamlessly with all other members of the Emerald family today such as Emerald 4K and any future Emerald products. Emerald is the first-ever converged KVM solution for distributing high-quality video, audio and peripheral signals throughout expanding hybrid environments that include both IP and proprietary direct-connect networks, mixed resolutions up to and beyond UHD/4K and any number and combination of physical and virtual desktops and servers.

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