Black Box Expands KVX Series of Dual-Head KVM Extender Kits With New Plug-and-Play Solutions for Remote Computer Access
PITTSBURGH — Oct. 27, 2020 — Black Box, a global information technology solutions provider, today 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.
“The new KVX Series extender kits are ideal for cost-conscious users who want a plug-and-play KVM solution for workspaces with one or two screens,” said John Hickey, senior director of KVM and R&D at Black Box. “Providing convenient, reliable access to and control over remote and back-racked servers or PCs, these extender kits reduce noise and clutter in the work environment while simplifying management and monitoring of remote systems. Setup is fast and straightforward: Users just connect the transmitter unit to the computer and the receiver unit to the screens and peripherals, then link both units with a network cable.”
The new KVX extender kits boast pricing and functionality that address the requirements of design, graphics and video production, as well as software development. Allowing users to control systems that are remote or physically inaccessible due to location, environment or security measures, they serve as a convenient solution for office connectivity, server management, remote monitoring, process control or medical and industrial device control.
Black Box will release three copper and three fiber KVX Series extender kits to provide support for DVI, 4K HDMI, and 4K DisplayPort connections. DVI KVX models support 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz 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, analogue 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 center or equipment room. PC connection cables are included in each KVX Series extender kit.
Further information about Black Box and the company’s networking connectivity solutions is available at www.blackbox.com.
About Black Box
Black Box has been a world-leading provider of premier IT infrastructure solutions for more than 40 years. Today, the company continues to design and manufacture award-winning pro AV, KVM, cabling and networking products known for their advanced functionality, flawless performance, outstanding reliability and fail-safe security. Black Box solutions are used every day in government, education, commercial enterprises and any other organization that requires the utmost quality and performance from its IT infrastructure.
In addition to creating industry-leading products, Black Box demonstrates every day a complete commitment to providing its customers with the industry's best technical support and service. The award-winning dedicated support staff at Black Box works around the clock to ensure that customers' systems are always up and running optimally. The world-class support and service provided by Black Box is as important to the successful IT, communications and business operations of customers as the powerful products and solutions the company delivers.
Black Box is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Networks Limited. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at www.blackbox.com. Follow the company on Twitter @BlackBox_ns. Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies Inc.
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