Did You Know? Top 5 Features of the Emerald KVM System

 Jul 21, 2020   |    Black Box Corporation

Emerald® is an award-winning KVM matrix switching system that delivers pixel-perfect HD or 4K video over a dedicated or existing IP network. It allows reliable extension and switching of video (DisplayPort or DVI), transparent USB 2.0, and bidirectional analog audio signals across any combination and number of physical and virtual desktops and servers.

These top 5 Emerald features are helping users across numerous markets realize valuable flexibility and scalability in working with media.

No. 1: Reliable Signal Extension and Switching

Emerald KVM Transmitters and Receivers connect users at workstations to servers and computers located in a secure, temperature-controlled central device room. The IP-based system allows users to establish flexible access to compute resources and applications while minimizing cabling and reducing noise, heat, and clutter across the work environment.

No. 2: A Seamless User Experience

Emerald gives users immediate access to valuable compute resources and the applications they need from any work area. This capability eliminates the need to move between different workstations just to work with a specific software tool. Users enjoy flexible access and a seamless experience, free from lag or delay.

No. 3: Support for Virtualization

The Black Box Emerald KVM platform allows multiple users to access any number of physical and virtual servers and desktops. Facilities can begin with simple signal extension connecting workstations to physical servers and migrate at their own pace toward virtualized operations and the benefits they deliver.

No. 4: 4K Support

Because the Emerald KVM family already supports 4K, facilities can shift from HD to 4K displays incrementally and take on 4K postproduction workflows with ease.

No. 5: A Powerful, Intuitive Control System

The deployment of the Black Box multisystem and room control system ControlBridge® along with Emerald allows facilities to simplify control over multimedia, AV, KVM, and IP-enabled devices, as well as room automation systems. Thus, with the touch of a button, swipe of a touch panel, or tap on a tablet or smartphone, users can quickly and easily configure or reconfigure both signals and room elements.

Wondering what all these benefits and capabilities look like in practice? Click here to read about how post facility WeFadeToGrey has been using the Emerald Unified KVM Platform to transform its operations.

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