DKM – Modular KVM Matrix Switching and Extension

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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.

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DKM Benefits

Reliable

Highly Reliable

DKM is designed to perform at the highest standards, engineered for enterprise-level mission-critical 24/7 operations such as in control rooms.

Perform

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.

Comprehensive Connectivity

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.

Scalable

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).

Control

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

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.

Industry Applications

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Broadcast and Post Production

KVM systems that streamline your operational workflow and provide reliable image quality

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Transportation

Complete solutions for transportation, including DAS/Wi-Fi, cloud and digital signage

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Maritime *

* Select Black Box DKM products are certified under IEC 60945:2002 for maritime applications.

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Military & Defense

Mission-focused technology solutions that meet security and compliance standards

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Industrial

Industrial networking solutions that ensure maximum uptime at every stage of production

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Public Safety

Reliable solutions that provide effective real-time information visualization and communication

Case Studies Featuring DKM

Medical Center Sends Pixel-Perfect Images Over Long Distances with KVM Solution
Medical Center trusts in Black Box DKM FX Modular Extenders to provide pixel-perfect MRI reproduction throughout several locations inside healthcare network.

Dutch Medical Center Builds State-Of-The-Art Lab On Black Box Kvm Solution
Improving ergonomics and patient care in a medical setting. Leids University Medical Center (LUMC)

Metro Healthcare System Cuts Costs and Frees IT Staff
Metro healthcare system cuts costs, frees IT staff to focus on strategic projects.

Mandalay Baseball Updates Broadcast System- Dayton Dragons video control room renovation
The Dayton Dragons commitment to creating an unmatched fan experience led them to upgrade their video, audio, and control systems before the 2014 season.

WWE Enhances Production Efficiency with High-Performance KVM
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.

French Television-Station Directly Transmit Lossless HD for Video from a Mobile Van Live to Air.
Black Box France was contacted by French television stations located in Strasbourg and Toulouse to find a solution to add digital signal switching and extension in their new mobile broadcast trucks.

German Public Television Station:Upgrading servers and Broadcast KVM systems.
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.

Untapping the Future of Hollywood Post Production with Black Box KVM Solutions
New High-Performance Kvm System Removes Limitations And Unleashes Future Opportunities

Digital KVM Extension and Switching in German Airport Operations Center
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
Upgrading a command and control room in a new police station

DKM Application Diagrams

DKM Matrix Switching Application

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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

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Integrating DKM with Boxilla and Emerald to gain access to an IP-based KVM system and virtual machines.

DKM Product Portfolio

DKM FX
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.
DKM Compact
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.
DKM Extenders
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.

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Associated Technologies

ControlBridge

ControlBridge® KVM and Room Control System

Versatile touch-based multisystem room control processor. Allows control room operators to switch between sources or even whole room presets.

Freedom

Freedom II KM Switches

This 4 or 8 port keyboard/mouse switch allows switching between connected PCs by just moving your mouse from one screen to another.

Boxilla

Boxilla KVM Manager

Boxilla is a centralized KVM manager. Combine DKM and Emerald systems to enable access to virtual machines.

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