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Extend 4Kx2K@60Hz HDMI and HDBaseT Signals with New KVM Extender

Tue. Feb 06, 2018


Transmit Ultra High-Definition 4Kx2K@60Hz video up to 100 meters


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, February 6, 2018 -- Black Box, a leading digital solutions provider of commercial and industrial IT networking solutions, today announced that it is expanding its extensive KVM line with a new extender designed to transmit 4K60 signals.

The new KVM Extender enables users to transmit uncompressed Ultra High-Definition 4Kx2K@60Hz and 1080p@60Hz HDMI signals up to 100 meters over CAT5e, CAT6 and CAT6A cable. Because the signals are transmitted over existing network cabling, there is no need to upgrade structured cabling infrastructure. 

The HDBaseT 2.0 capability carries video, analog stereo, power, RS-232 and USB 2.0 signals over one cable. The Extender transmits signals for USB keyboards, mice and other human interface devices (HID). Two extra USB interfaces enable the connection of USB peripherals, such as cameras. The USB 2.0 pass-through function makes the extender a practical solution when a user needs to control or monitor a server located in a remote or harsh environment and for users who need to control inaccessible PCs and workstations.

With 48V Power over HDBaseT (PoH), only one power supply is needed to power both units eliminating the need to run power cables or adding power outlets. 

The compact Extender offers easy installation. Common applications include use in data centers, server rooms, remote offices, conference rooms, training environments and schools. 

Learn more about the new 4K60 HDMI KVM Extender.

About Black Box:

Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) is the trusted digital partner. With more than 40 years of experience connecting people and devices, we are dedicated to helping clients embrace the intelligent edge and enable their digital transformation. Our award winning products and service connect you with your customers, your team, and the world.  Every day, our customers trust us to design, deploy, and manage their digital needs including retail IoT solutions, healthcare, and mission-critical control room infrastructures across commercial enterprises and governmental organizations. With a global presence of more than 3,400 team members, we make digital transformation possible whether at one location or hundreds.  

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