DKM – Modular KVM Matrix Switching and Extension
Instantaneous HD and 4K KVM matrix switching for mission-critical installations
The DKM FX system enables flexible, instantaneous, and reliable matrix switching and extension of high-quality video, audio and peripheral signals. Choose from chassis-based, modular KVM matrix switches in multiple sizes, compact CATx and fiber switches,
and DKM extenders. The proprietary signal transmission architecture of DKM matrix switches make them particularly well suited for mission-critical installations as their multi-level redundancy offers the highest reliability for 24/7 operation.
- Modular, Flexible KVM Matrix Switching
Choose from modular or compact chassis and extenders and add I/O cards that match your application requirements.
- Dynamic I/O Ports for CATx or Fiber Cabling
Enables mixing and matching of copper and fiber cabling to meet distance and media requirements
- HD and 4K at 60 Hz Video Support
Supports routing, switching, and multi-point distribution of various video, audio and peripheral signal types
- Instantaneous Video Switching
Instant, delay-free switching between multiple connected source computers for efficient multiuser access.
DKM is designed to perform at the highest standards, engineered for enterprise-level mission-critical 24/7 operations such as in control rooms.
Designed to Perform
Zero keyboard/mouse latency and instant switching between sources enable multi user access in real-time for the most demanding applications such as video editing.
Variety of Interface Cards
Supports I/O card-based high-speed USB, audio, serial, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, SDI, 3G-SDI, VGA, and other digital and analog standards.
Modular and Scalable
The modular architecture provides an easy way to add connections and change inputs/outputs as enterprise needs arise. Modular chassis available up to 576 ports (cascadable).
Extended Management Options
The included control card supports user-friendly management via KVM, network or serial console. Combine with Boxilla® KVM Manager to connect to an IP-based Emerald® KVM system.
Mixed Transmission Media
Switch to and between CATx and fiber connections. Mix media on inputs and outputs, CATx in and fiber out or vice versa.
KVM systems that streamline your operational workflow and provide reliable image quality
Complete solutions for transportation, including DAS/Wi-Fi, cloud and digital signage
Contact us for DKM products that are certified under IEC 60945:2002 for maritime applications.
Mission-focused technology solutions that meet security and compliance standards
Industrial networking solutions that ensure maximum uptime at every stage of production
Reliable solutions that provide effective real-time information visualization and communication
Case Studies Featuring DKM
When flying an airplane, safety is of the utmost importance and the value of accurate testing cannot be overestimated. An aerospace company needed to set up a test bench, which is a platform designed to measure and fine-tune a product’s performance. However, the test bench faced many challenges. How did Black Box help? Check out this case study to learn more.
A large German airport operations center faced a challenging work environment because the airport turns to Black Box for centralized monitoring, security camera surveillance and general airport security.
Upgrading a command and control room in a new police station
When World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) needed more than a mile of dark fiber connects for their campus facilities, they turned to Black Box. Black Box was able to surpass the customer’s expectations thanks to their broad product lines.
Medical Center trusts in Black Box DKM FX Modular Extenders to provide pixel-perfect MRI reproduction throughout several locations inside healthcare network.
Improving ergonomics and patient care in a medical setting. Leids University Medical Center (LUMC)
Metro healthcare system cuts costs, frees IT staff to focus on strategic projects.
A public television station in Southern Germany was planning the construction of its broadcasting center. The station turned to Black Box to expand existing capacity by replacing old hardware.
The Dayton Dragons commitment to creating an unmatched fan experience led them to upgrade their video, audio, and control systems before the 2014 season.
DKM Matrix Switching Application
Basic matrix switching setup, connecting multiple user stations and source computers through a DMK matrix switch and DKM extenders.
Connecting DKM with Boxilla and Emerald
Integrating DKM with Boxilla and Emerald to gain access to an IP-based KVM system and virtual machines.
The perfect high-performance, modular enterprise routing system for complete in-band signal distribution of high-definition video, audio, and peripherals over CATx or single-mode fiber supporting up to 576 I/O ports in a single frame. Designed with performance and flexibility in mind, the DKM FX offers tremendous scalability.
Specifically designed for smaller to mid-sized KVM deployments. Get the same instantaneous, reliable access to real-time digital HD video, plus a whole host of peripherals in a 1U or 2U frame for smaller installations. DKM FXC can be used with all DKM FX extender modules creating a wide range of high performance features and connections.
Re-locate computers and access them at longer distances than standard interconnect cables allow. Compact extenders are small and offer a space-saving footprint in standard fixed configurations. Modular extenders enable you to build a system to fit your specific need or application. Modular enclosure frames are available in 2-, 4-, 6-, and 21-slot units. The extenders can be used in standalone, point-to-point applications, or as part of your DKM system.
Specifically designed for smaller to mid-sized KVM deployments up to 160 endpoints, these compact switches come in sizes of 1, 2, and 4 RU. They support modern applications with a mix of HD and 4K video, USB, audio, and serial extension and switching in a very economical way.
DKM Extender Configurator
Versatile touch-based multisystem room control processor. Allows control room operators to switch between sources or even whole room presets.
This 4 or 8 port keyboard/mouse switch allows switching between connected PCs by just moving your mouse from one screen to another.
Boxilla is a centralized KVM manager. Combine DKM and Emerald systems to enable access to virtual machines.