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AV, Multimedia and Digital Signage Solutions

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Our AV, multimedia and digital signage solutions provide you with the technology you need to set up high-performance AV distribution and digital signage systems.

We're your source for digital signage platforms and everything behind the screens. And we mean everything – AV splitters, extenders, switches, converters, scalers, enclosures, and more.

 
 
 

Black Box AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage Benefits

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Efficient Meeting Room Booking

Make instant reservations, and extend or cancel existing meetings directly from the touch panel

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HDMI-over-IP Distribution

Display up to 4K video over IP to a virtually unlimited number of screens as far as your local network reaches.

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Create Artistic Video Walls

Captivate the audience with multi-screen, individually-shaped video walls.

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Mission-Critical Visualization

Create advanced video walls to improve situational awareness and operator response time.

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Interactive Standalone Signage

System designed for applications that require touch interactivity and advanced processing of video content.

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Suitable for Harsh Environments

Appliance is sealed, fanless, and quiet. Ideal in harsh industrial as well as noise-sensitive environments.

Featured AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage Solutions

MCX

Next-Generation AV over IP: MCX

MCX is a next-generation AV-over-IP solution from Black Box. MCX distributes and extends 4K 60 Hz video and audio over IP and is made for 10-Gbps network infrastructures. This robust video distribution system allows AV and data payloads to exist on the same IT network, which reduces network management time and costs.

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Digital Signage Platform: iCOMPEL 

Create, distribute and manage attention-getting digital signage without a lot of creative or technical know-how.

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HDMI-over-IP: MediaCento IPX

Transmit HDMI video over Ethernet to a virtually unlimited number of screens as far as your local network reaches.

ControlBridge

ControlBridge

Control bridge multisystem & room control

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Reserva

Reserva is a touchscreen room sign with the latest room booking functionality and advanced digital signage features.

AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage Product Portfolio

Video Extenders

Video & Multimedia

Video Wall Controler

Video Wall

Digital Signage CTA

Digital Signage

Room Scheduler

Room Scheduler

AV Solution Videos

An Introduction to Digital Signage

MediaCento IPX Introduction

Modern Meeting Rooms Webinar

VideoPlex4 Video Wall Controller

AV Industry Application

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Broadcast and Post Production

Display hundreds of video sources in windows of any size across a canvas of multiple screens.

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Corporate

Transform operations for businesses of all sizes with innovative technology products and solutions

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Education

Technology that increases learning, productivity, collaboration and student success

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Government

Visualization & signal management made for 24/7 mission-critical environments.

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Hospitality

Provide enhanced guests experiences and maximize returns on your IT investments with entertainment, wayfinding,and more.

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Esports

Overcome source to display latency with glass-to-glass encoding and decoding that happens in real time.

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Case Studies

Ströer Relies on Industrial Switches from Black Box to Provide Eye-Catching Signage in Harsh Conditions

Jan 16, 2020, 16:20 PM
A leading provider of out-of-home media utilized industrial switches to connects its network of managed outdoor digital signs
Company : Ströer
Company link : https://www.stroeer.com

Background

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. Its portfolio includes all forms of out-of-home media – from traditional poster media and exclusive advertising rights at train stations, through to digital out-of-home media. Whereas a decade ago, Ströer only operated analog media systems, the group currently markets and operates around 300 LED boards and 4000 digital totems, which reach an estimated 30 million people each month.

Challenge

The digital totems usually contain a 60” to 70” screen, a VPN-connected PC and some network components, including an Ethernet switch. For a long time, a data transmission of 100 Mbps (Fast Ethernet) and limited functionality were sufficient, but due to the increasing requirements related to data communication and resolution, Ströer had to look for 1000 Mbps (Gigabit) Ethernet switches with a more extensive functionality.

The Ethernet switches had to be able to withstand extreme temperatures and different weather conditions as the digital totems can stand both indoors and outdoors. They also had to be small in size to fit into the screen enclosures, and designed for 24/7 operation. But most importantly, the switches had to be manageable to provide multicast data transmission.

Solution

Ströer looked at various alternatives in the market, but in the end an Ethernet switch from the INDRy portfolio of Black Box, the LIG1014A, was chosen. Not only because this industrial managed Gigabit Ethernet switch met all requirements, but Ströer – who already knew Black Box as an experienced and reliable partner – saw a big advantage in the technical and sales support of Black Box.

Furthermore, many of Ströer’s earlier Ethernet switches were designed for one specific type of fiber, speed or wavelength, with no flexibility. In contrast, the INDRy switches can be used depending on existing network infrastructure and needs, if necessary in a wild mix.

“We use Black Box network components since 2 years with nearly all digital advertising media and plan a product like the LIG1014A switch at construction stage”, says Christian Schulz, VP PVO Support at ECE flatmedia GmbH. “In the past, the components in the network were transparent, making fault analysis and remote containment much more complicated. Through our complete monitoring by NAGIOS, errors in the planning of an on-site application or during commissioning can be excluded.”

Results

Ströer is delighted with their choice for Black Box and its INDRy switches. Currently Ströer has equipped 70 of its indoor and outdoor digital totems – but also large LED boards – with the LIG1014A and the continuous installation is planned into the production process of each new digital media system.

“The open communication and the fact that they can think along in the solution process, ultimately led us to opt for Black Box.”
Tags :
  • AV
  • Broadcast & Media
  • Digital Signage
  • Europe
  • Industrial Networking
  • Network Switches
  • Networking
  • TPS

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