Wired and wireless infrastructure, integrated communications and collaboration, smart IoT devices, and managed services – these are the hallmarks of the modern manufacturing facility. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is about interconnectivity as a driver for agile and lean manufacturing, bringing every process and protocol into a single, sharp focus. Incorporating process automation, centralized data management and inventory control with a cohesive and all-encompassing control network means efficiency, safety, and reduced capacity issues and downtime.
Meeting the demand for mission-critical wireless and IoT, and IoP across any foreseeable environment means deploying the right foundational technology. With hundreds of manufacturing clients across the globe, Black Box has the expertise to design and implement an intelligent cutting-edge solution that supports production automation and facilities across any number of sites. Our clients effectively integrate digital manufacturing solutions with process automation, centralized data management and inventory control to ensure coverage and capacity expectations are not simply met but exceeded. Industry 4.0 will be everything you've hoped for. Capitalize on the advantages it provides.
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Your industrial environment presents specific and unique challenges. Extreme temperatures, humidity, and corrosive materials can ruin essential IT equipment and make it difficult for personnel to operate and maintain your infrastructure and automation. Factor in the motors, mechanical switches, and other devices producing large amounts of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and the solution is clear – you need rugged hardware and uninterrupted interconnectivity. The perfect industrial networking solutions bring every aspect of every facility – no matter how near or far – within an arm's reach, allowing total control of every facility hands-free. Wired and wireless infrastructure, integrated communications and collaboration, smart IoT devices, and managed service solutions all play a significant role in driving positive outcomes for manufacturing processes.
Industrial environments present much harsher conditions than those found in typical office environments. They have extreme temperatures, humidity and corrosive materials that can ruin IT equipment. They also contain motors, mechanical switches and other devices that can produce large amounts of electromagnetic interference (EMI). Whether your concerns center around big data, cloud computing, advanced robotics, or even augmented reality, the success of your systems will depend on how easily they deploy and how well they function in any environment. Black Box has a large range of solutions designed to perform in the toughest environments and rise to the challengeforsmooth, interruption-free operation and minimal downtime.
A manufacturing company’s Process Control System (PCS) is monitored in KVM workspaces with four screens, but it is difficult for operators to know where to look for crucial, time-sensitive information. Learn how DESKVUE consolidates important information directly in-line with operators’ eyesight, decreasing their reaction time so they can immediately correct equipment malfunctions or other critical situations.Read Case Study
Security issues in a global manufacturer of home cleaning supplies' legacy PBX system led to international fraud. The previous maintenance contractors were unable to resolve the issue. Black Box stepped in to help consolidate them into a new UCC system with added features at a lower monthly cost and $38K in maintenance savings.
Returkraft, a waste-to-energy plant, addressed a control room explosion by swiftly deploying a temporary control room using Black Box's Emerald PE KVM solution, provided via Nordlo. It ensures safety and efficiency while paving the way for a permanent control room.Read Case Study
The refinery and Black Box agreed on a control room extension solution based on the Emerald SE KVM system. This point-to-point Emerald system allows operators to access the new servers in the equipment room from their workstations in the control room, streamlining workflows and enhancing operations.Read Case Study
India's largest electric utility company needed to provide remote access to 16 servers in their control room so operators could monitor and manage the devices from their workstations. They turned to Black Box to implement a reputable high-performance KVM and KM solution. Learn how the ServSwitch CX KVM Switch, Freedom KM Switch, as well as video and USB extenders helped them improve operations and workplace efficiency.Read Case Study
When updating their more than two-decade old control room, the California's Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) turned to Black Box to implement a flexible, secure, efficient, ergonomic, and intuitive solutions for signal extension and switching. Discover how our Emerald KVM over IP helped provide seamless communications and control.Read Case Study
A steel processing company needed to streamline control room operations with multiple computer systems. They adopted the Freedom KM Switch solution, allowing operators to control all systems with a single keyboard and mouse, resulting in improved efficiency, situational awareness, and response times.Read Case Study
A large food manufacturer turned to Black Box for help optimizing its network, upgrading its unified communications system, and supporting them after installation. The result was enhanced security and efficiency that lead to a projected savings of approximately $3 million.
Ströer is a leading German provider of out-of-home (OOH) media and offers advertising customers individualized and fully-integrated, end-to-end solutions along the entire marketing and sales value chain.Read Case Study
Agnico-Eagle, a Canadian gold producer, faced challenges in modern gold extraction processes with complex refining procedures. To monitor and control production, they set up cameras in the production areas and used Black Box KVM extenders to transmit signals between the control room and safe server room. The Black Box equipment worked flawlessly, providing an effective and flexible control system for the mine's operations.Read Case Study
Regardless of environment, regardless of distance, regardless of size – Black Box brings you industrial solutions designed to withstand the demands of any environment and process. The most useful technology bridges the gap between human operators, controllers, technicians and managers and brings progress and efficiency into sharp focus. You need a technology partner who will analyze your specific situation and pay close attention to your needs. No one can describe your unique position and applications better than you. That's the reason we're committed to objective analysis and honest appraisals.Continual investment in R&D and world-class infrastructureallows us to co-create pathbreaking technology solutions with you.
Just like human relationships, trust is crucial for strong business relationships. You'll find your Black Box experience the best of all worlds. While some insist one cannot be all things to all people, we challenge that notion by gathering the finest minds and the latest in technology together under one banner for the explicit purpose of providing unparalleled and comprehensive service to you, our most valued customer and partner.Know More