KVM Switching and Extension Guide 2nd edition

KVM Switching and Extension Guide 2nd edition
2nd Edition
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KVM Switching and Extension Guide
This guide presents education resources and the technology solutions needed to set up high-performance
KVM extension and switching applications. Black Box simplifies the job of having to configure KVM,
extension, and peripheral matrix switching systems, making it easier for users to plan and launch fully
integrated extension and switching systems for their specific industry.
Technology Overview
Application Solutions
Learn about some of the emerging technologies to be aware
of as systems are designed.
Find application diagrams and case studies from specific
industries.
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What’s Inside
Technology Overview................... 4-13
Video Extension.............................4-6
Analog to Digital Migration...............7
Video Standards................................8
Signal Extension Technologies...........9
True USB Emulation....................10-11
Ergonomics......................................12
Matrix Switching..............................13
KVM Applications........................ 14-29
Introduction................................14-15
Broadcast....................................16-19
Energy........................................ 20-22
Transportation................................ 23
Healthcare.......................................24
Financial...........................................25
Military.............................................26
Law Enforcement.............................27
Retail................................................28
Manufacturing.................................29
KVM Products..............................30-80
Products
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Share PCs, servers and video content
among multiple users.
Data Centre
Manage local and remote servers
from a central location.
Desktop
Reduce costs and clutter, improve
productivity and manage workflow.
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Improve office ergonomics and equipment
safety by backracking servers and CPUs while
getting the benefits of high-definition digital
video, audio and USB signal extension.
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Introduction............................... 30-31
Enterprise KVM.......................... 32-41
DKM FX.................................. 32-35
DCX3000............................... 36-37
Agility...................................... 38-39
InvisaPC..................................40-41
KVM Switches........................... 42-59
Data Centre ........................... 42-47
Desktop..................................48-55
Secure.....................................56-57
KVM Console Trays.................... 58-59
KVM Extenders.......................... 60-71
Digital.....................................62-68
Analog.................................... 69-71
KVM Multiviewer.......................72-73
KVM Components.................... 74-75
KVM Accessories.......................76-80
Black Box Technology Solutions.......81
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KVM Overview | Introduction
Control, Convenience and Total Cost Savings
KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) switches and extenders give users access
to a variety of target devices, such as CPUs, digital signage, servers and other
sources. Users are able to monitor workflow and gain flexible control of visual
and peripheral elements. Switching and extension provide effective management
of technology elements in broadcasting, air traffic control, control rooms,
and other collaborative environments.
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Introduction
Additionally, KVM technology gives users:
• A small total cost of ownership (TCO).
• Improved operability and quick ROI.
• Maximum flexibility, scalability and improved reliability.
• Green IT solutions with energy-saving design
and distribution.
A Command and Control Room with Remote KVM User Stations
B Data Centre with Target Sources
C Office with Desktop KVM
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Technology Overview | Video Extension
Taking Video Extension the Distance It Needs to Go
By Erik Indresøvde, KVM Product Manager
Analog versus Digital Video
DVI and HDMI Interfaces
Analog video (VGA)
Digital Video Interface (DVI)
An analog signal is continuously variable.
Composite video, Component video, RGBHV,
and VGA are types of analog video signals,
with VGA being the most common video
format used with PCs — at least until recently.
DVI is the standard digital interface for PCs.
The DVI standard is based on transitionminimized differential signaling (TMDS).
DVI comes in two formats: single-link and
dual-link. Single-link DVI has a maximum
frequency of 165 MHz and dual-link DVI,
as one would expect, has double the
maximum frequency. A single-link
interface can transmit a resolution of
1920 x 1200 vs. 2560 x 1600 for dual link.
This leads to color skew and smeared-looking
text. To solve for signal degradation in VGA
applications, use an extender that compensates
for signal loss. A good extender has separate
adjustments for high and low frequencies; HF
loss is usually greater than LF loss.
Digital video
However, what you will get when the maximum
supported cable length is exceeded is the “cliff”
effect, where the digital signal drops off and the
picture is completely lost. To overcome distance
limitations, use extenders or repeaters.
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The most common DVI connectors are:
• DVI-D: A digital-only connector for use between a digital video source and
monitors. DVI-D eliminates the analog pins.
•
DVI-I (integrated): Supports both digital and analog RGB connections. It can
transmit either a digital-to-digital signal
or an analog-to-analog signal. It is used
on products instead of separate analog
and digital connectors.
High-Definition Multimedia
Interface (HDMI)
HDMI® is the standard digital interface
for HDTV. It was the first digital interface
to combine uncompressed HD video, up
to eight channels of uncompressed digital
audio and intelligent format and command
data in a single cable. It is now the de facto
standard for consumer electronics and HD
video, although it is beginning to face
competition from the newer DisplayPort
(DP) interface. In addition, HDMI also uses
TMDS signaling, like DVI and is backward
compatible.
Cable Length
Picture quality of an analog signal gradually
declines over longer lengths of cable.
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Picture Quality
While analog video signals travel in a sine-like
wave form, digital signals travel in a square-like
waveform. A digital signal is broken into a
binary format where the audio or video data
is represented by a series of 1s and 0s. Like
analog signals, digital video also suffers from
loss, but as long as the cable is of sufficient
quality and within the maximum supported
distance, the signals don't suffer from blurring
or color skew.
Analog vs. Digital Picture Quality
Picture Quality
An analog video signal can be run over long
lengths of native VGA cable as long as the
diameter and shielding of the cable are good
enough. However, regardless of the cable quality,
signal attenuation increases with video frequency
and cable length. This means that after 10 to
15 metres, the image quality will start to
degrade.
HDMI offers an easy, standardized way to set
up AV equipment over one cable. Use it to
connect equipment such as digital signage
players, set-top boxes and AV receivers with HD
TVs and video projectors. If the HDMI equipment
supports higher-resolution HDMI standards,
3D displays can also be connected.
Cable Length
Picture quality of digital signal (e.g. HDMI)
suddenly drops at a certain length of cable
(cliff effect).
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Video Extension
HDMI also supports multiple audio formats,
from standard stereo to multichannel surround
sound. In addition, the interface provides twoway communications between the video source
and HDTV, enabling simple, remote, point-andclick configurations.
HDMI supports high-bandwidth digital content
protection (HDCP), which prevents distribution
and copying of digital audio and video content
sent over HDMI cable. If a device between the
source and the display supports HDMI but not
HDCP, the transmission won’t work if the content
is copyright protected.
HDMI is backward compatible with DVI
equipment because, like DVI, it uses TMDS
signaling. A DVI-to-HDMI adapter can be used
without a loss of video quality to enable the
connection. Because DVI only supports video
signals, not audio, the DVI device simply ignores
the extra audio data. However, dual link is not
common in HDMI. DVI displays usually also are
not able to display HDCP protected and/or
component encoded (YCbCr) HDMI signals.
DisplayPort Interface
DisplayPort is the most recent digital video
interface to be developed for commercial use.
It is a standard for PCs.
The DisplayPort standard was designed as a
replacement for DVI connectors on computer
hardware. The connector is smaller and screwless
for easier installation. The connector still has a
locking mechanism to hold it in place, addressing
a weakness of the HDMI connector. It is similar
in specifications to HDMI, but it is more common
for computers than for televisions.
DisplayPort uses a packet type of interface, just
like an IP network does. The network-like design
means a single connection can send multiple
streams, so a single DisplayPort port can
connect to more than one display.
DisplayPort uses very high speeds, enabled by
the packet-type delivery that is implemented
through chipsets. One can think of it as a highspeed network for digital video. DisplayPort uses
a serial interface with up to four main data lanes
that can carry multiplexed video and audio data.
Each data lane supports a raw data rate of 1.62
Gbps, 2.7 Gbps, or 5.4 Gbps (DisplayPort 1.2
or later). Additionally, unlike with DVI, an audio
channel is supported — up to eight channels of
16- or 24-bit at 48 KHz, 96 KHz, or 192 KHz.
DisplayPort and DVI
DisplayPort and DVI use different signal
processing methods, but converting between
the two can be done with adapters. Some
DisplayPort ports have internal components
to make them passively compatible with DVI
signals, but this is not a DisplayPort requirement.
This is known as Dual Mode, or DP++. It
appears that DisplayPort is converted to DVI,
but the hardware outputs a DVI signal through
a DisplayPort port. If the hardware in use can’t
output the DVI signal, then a DisplayPort-to-DVI
adapter won’t operate. Users should look for
the DP++ symbol.
DVI offers no audio support, which gives
another advantage to DisplayPort. An additional
advantage for DisplayPort is that packetizing
data lowers demand on bandwidth. DVI uses
separate data channels for each color, requiring
high bandwidth all the time.
• DisplayPort supports the DPCP (DisplayPort Content Protection) standard in addition to HDCP.
• DisplayPort is an open standard, available
to all manufacturers at no cost; HDMI is
licensed, which raises costs.
• DisplayPort supports resolutions up to 4K.
Connector Types
DVI-D Receptacle Connector
DisplayPort and HDMI
Since HDMI and DVI use the same signal
technology, HDMI and DisplayPort have similar
compatibility issues noted already.
HDMI is the digital standard targeted to home
theater and DisplayPort was developed for
use with computer electronics. However,
feature-wise, DisplayPort is very similar to HDMI,
including the inclusion of the HDCP contentprotection standard. Some differences include:
• DisplayPort has a maximum bandwidth that is larger than the maximum bandwidth of HDMI
(10.8 Gbit/sec, compared to HDMI at 10.2).
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DVI-I Receptacle Connector
HDMI Connector
DisplayPort Connector
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Technology Overview | Video Extension
Taking Video Extension the Distance (continued from previous page)
Technical Aspects of Digital Video Extension
Lossless proprietary extension
When the TMDS signal collapses because of attenuation or too long of
a cable it is no longer readable by a display. However, an extender or
repeater uses a proprietary digital algorithm to transmit and receive signals
over a specific distance and can equalize and reshape the TMDS signal for
the end display. Proprietary extension technology enables users to extend
HDMI or DVI to a remote display up to 30–35 metres away without any loss
or signal degradation. Extension is possible over native HDMI or DVI cabling
with a repeater device equalizing the signal, or over CATx with an extender
setup that consists of transmitter and receiver devices.
HDBaseT extension
HDBaseT™ is the first technology to enable long-reach wired connectivity
of uncompressed HD multimedia content via a single LAN cable. HDBaseT
enables transmission of DVI or HDMI video and audio, 100BASE-T Ethernet,
power and control signals from a source to a display over a standard CATx
cable. By using sophisticated encoding and equalization techniques, it
is possible to transmit the video signal as well as the peripheral signals
uncompressed up to 100 metres. The chip has proven to be very
reliable and is the only solution on the market today allowing transmission
of uncompressed video on standard CATx cables at that distance.
Compressed digital extension and IP extension
Another technique to extend video over longer distances using reduced
bandwidth is to use compression. Compression makes it possible to run
the signal over longer-distance cable, up to 120 metres; to transmit
it wirelessly; or to send it over a standard IP network, the local area
network (LAN).
Compression does not have to mean low-quality video. Compressions
may be lossy or lossless. The compressions used on cable TV or Internet
video streams are usually lossy compressions, such as H.264. Although
these compressions give sufficient image quality for digital signals, they
are not suitable for high-quality computer images in control rooms or
medical applications. These applications require higher bandwidth but
usually run over a LAN where bandwidth is not an issue, not over the
Internet. The best compression algorithms today make it possible to run
Full HD computer images and video over the local network without any
visual loss in quality.
IP extension is a way to extend an application over long distances. IP
extension is flexible and expandable and provides the option of using
either CATx or fibre optic cabling, depending how far the video has to go.
IP-based extenders usually send data over a 100 metres segment, but can
be extended farther by using Ethernet switches as repeaters; or,
if using fibre cable, go even farther, up to 16 km.
Fibre optic extension
For the really long runs exceeding 120 metres, the best option is fibre optic
extension, unless multiple repeaters can be used or the signal is run over
an IP network. The biggest advantage with optical extension is the
very high bandwidth compared to copper cable. This makes it possible to
transmit lossless, full HD signals over great distances — up to hunderds
of metres. Furthermore, using a fibre cable makes the connection optically
isolated, getting rid of any issues with ground loops, etc. This is usually
required in hospitals and other critical applications. An optical connection
is also immune to EMI noise, making it the perfect choice for industrial
applications.
Lossy to lossless compression.
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Analog to Digital Migration
6 Reasons to Switch to Digital KVM Today
By Dawn Mangine, KVM Marketer
Analog technology can’t keep up in the digital marketplace. Digital
video is sharper and digital KVM is faster.
1. The VGA standard is being discontinued.
As of 2015, the VGA standard is no longer supported by leading manufacturers. Analog KVM a nd video won’t work any longer either. VGA sources and displays are g
etting increasingly difficult to find. Black Box recently heard from a customer who had to buy VGA parts on eBay.
2. Digital technology provides better image quality.
Digital technology improves users’ experiences by providing crystal-clear images at any supported distance. HD video is delivered pixel by pixel
to digital displays at higher resolutions and increased color depth.
3. Digital systems are more scalable and flexible.
New larger switching matrices and IP-based systems increase flexibility and enable c onnecting to a much higher number of endpoints. Thousands of devices can be incorporated into one unified system.
On a digital matrix system, I/O ports are interchangeable, making changes and adds as simple as plugging a device into a port.
4. HD video switching is faster than analog switching.
Digital systems provide instantaneous HD video switching with no
delay. D
igital KVM switching is much faster, too, nearly instant rather
than having to wait several seconds for video to show up.
5. Digital KVM improves the user experience.
Digital KVM systems feature improved USB support and compatibility with most other USB devices on the market: touchscreens, flash drives, tablet computers, as well as the workhorses, keyboards and mice.
6. Higher resolutions mean better images.
Increased bandwidth gives users the capability to work with images
at higher detail levels as well as fit more content on the desktop for a
more e fficient workflow. Future-proof systems accommodate support
for WQXGA (2560 x 1600) and 4K/UHD (3840 x 2160). Wherever users
need pixel-perfect image transmission, they can now get it via CATx or fibre cabling. Plus, send USB, serial and digital audio signals.
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Technology Overview | Video Standards
Making the Transition to 4K Video
By Dawn Mangine, KVM Marketer
ProAV, media and broadcasting professionals
should be aware of developments in 4K, the
most recent video standard to reach audiences.
Even though it is currently being adopted by a
small group of technology enthusiasts, the larger
mainstream market isn’t far behind.
Manufacturers of 4K sources and displays
must take a holistic approach to testing their
products to ensure that they are up to the
challenges of an integrated 4K system, liberating
system designers and integrators from having
to take on this daunting challenge themselves.
Display technology is evolving and 4K screens
are already available from most display
manufacturers. The giant leaps in resolution
quality coupled with declining prices make this
technology very attractive to the consumer market.
4K Technology Overview
4K video, also referred to as Ultra High Definition
(UHD), delivers stunning beauty and resolution in
digital signage and video extension applications.
As with all disruptive innovation, it presents issues
that can make deployment tricky.
Enormous bandwidth is required to deliver 4K
video at 30 frames per second (fps) — 10 Gbits/second. For 4K at 50–60 fps, the
bandwidth requirements are greater. This places
unprecedented demands on infrastructure.
To be successful in real-world applications,
4K distribution systems must be designed and
engineered to address some challenging issues.
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4K refers to video signals with a horizontal
resolution on the order of 4000 pixels
(generally 3840 pixels). Previous generations
of video resolutions were described by the
vertical resolutions (e.g. 1080p refers to a
signal with 1080 vertical lines).
The increase in resolution presented by 4K
is tremendous. An increasing number of displays
show resolutions that fall between 1080p
and 4K; these resolutions are referred to as
“tweener resolutions.” Even if a given system
is not being designed for 4K content, hardware
designed for 2K signals will not carry
higher resolutions.
they are not interchangeable. As far as a
consumer is concerned, there is little practical
difference, but they do mean different things.
Simply put, 4K is a professional production
and cinema standard. UHD is the standard for
consumer displays and broadcast. To get a better
understanding of 4K technology, the following
puzzle pieces need to be addressed:
• Mismatched resolutions
• Bandwidth requirements
• Supporting 4K with multiple AV interfaces
• New cable lengths
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In some professional spheres, the terms 4K
and UHD have become conflated; however,
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Signal Extension Technologies
A Brief Overview of Video and Peripheral Extension
O
ne of the most common types
of video and peripheral extension
is keyboard, video and mouse
(KVM) technology extension.
These types of extenders connect users via
human interface devices (HIDs), like keyboards,
monitors, touchsceens and mice, to target
devices — servers, workstations, computers — without the need for drivers to be installed on
the target devices. Although these solutions
primarily extend or switch HD video and KVM
signals, most extenders also support audio,
RS-232 and USB signals. The goal of video
and peripheral extension technology is to share
resources and improve operability transparently.
In general, good extension solutions have a low
total cost of ownership (TCO) because they last
seven to ten years. This means they survive at
least two generations of targets (PCs or servers)
and peripheral devices, which usually are
updated much more quickly. Good video and
peripheral extension devices shouldn’t need to
be replaced that soon. They should
demonstrate future compatibility through
connections, cascadability and scalability.
Video and peripheral extension solutions
should also offer a quick return on
investment (ROI). By improving operability,
ergonomics and work time savings, this type
of extension leads to a more efficient use of
human resources. In addition, video and
peripheral extension is a green IT solution,
leading to energy and cost savings.
A Brief Overview of USB Peripheral Extension
USB Essentials
USB’s main attraction is that it makes adding
peripherals to your computer incredibly easy.
A USB peripheral plugs right into the port
and works.
Virtually every operating system (OS) on the
market today is USB enabled. USB technologies
come in a variety of versions and speeds,
from standard USB 1.1 to USB 3.1, the latest
technology. The most common version in
use today is USB 2.0.
USB Extension
Although USB is a versatile serial interface,
it’s subject to an inherent distance limitation
of five metres. With USB 3.0 and 3.1 devices, the
distance limitation is 3 metres, plus they require
higher speeds. USB extenders enable USB
peripherals to be placed wherever users need
them, up to 2 kilometres from a host computer.
With a USB extender, peripheral devices function
as if they were within the five-metre limit
specified by USB Implementors' Forum (USB-IF),
which prepares the specifications for USB
technology.
USB extenders preserve standard USB
functionality and timing restrictions while
accommodating the increased signal
propagation delay incurred in extendedrange transmissions.
USB extenders are composed of two units
connected by a transmission line. These units
are referred to as the local extender and remote
extender. The local unit is connected to a
downstream-facing port of a USB host controller
or hub; the remote unit is connected to the
upstream-facing port of a USB hub or device.
Once operational, the entire USB extender
system operates like a single standard USB hub.
that support USB hubs and requires no
additional software to be loaded.
Because the system appears to be a
conventional hub (albeit a very long one),
it can be connected to other hubs to the full
depth permitted by USB. The system can be
used as the first, last, or any intermediate hub
in a chain. Multiple systems can also be used
in parallel within a single domain — a common
situation when opposite ends of a building need
to be reached from a central computer room or
telecom closet.
The only restriction placed on the configuration
is that multiple USB extenders cannot be
connected in series. Most USB extenders use
CAT5 cable; if you require extra distance, you
might need to consider a different cable type,
such as fibre.
As a standard USB hub, the USB extender
system is compatible with all operating systems
DDC, EDID (binary Data)
Transmitter
Receiver
VID (Vendor ID)
PID (Product ID)
Device Class
Video DVI-D
Transmitter
Interconnect
Receiver
DVI-D Video
USB
Keyboard
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Technology Overview | True USB Emulation
The Development of True USB Emulation for Better Switching
By Black Box Engineering
The earliest USB KVM switches relied upon standard keyboard and mouse
templates to tell each computer system how to deal with the connected
peripherals. High-performance KVM switches and HD video and peripheral
matrix switches that support true USB emulation technology channel
the identities of the connected keyboard and mouse and present those
“real” profiles to every connected system concurrently. This means even
specialized keyboards and mice (i.e. USB Sun keyboards, Glidepoint®
mice, jog wheels and more) are fully supported.
Enumerated USB
In the beginning, when USB connectors first were becoming common,
there was simply enumerated USB. The name is derived from the initiation
process (enumeration) that every USB device goes through each time it is
connected to a computer. With enumerated switches, a connected USB
device is required to perform a full initiation every time it is switched.
This leads to latency issues, especially with mice and keyboards.
Emulated USB
Due to the complexity of the USB signals and standards, a straightforward
way to read inputs of USB data streams, strip out the switching control
information and then repackage the remainder for the computer had
been difficult to achieve. Eventually, emulated USB solved the problem.
Now, USB devices became, in effect, “hot-swappable” — each time they
are switched, the initiation process doesn’t need to be performed again.
In other words, in emulated, or basic, USB switching, the characteristics of
the attached USB device are recreated once the required switching control
information has been removed from the data stream. A neat side effect
of the technique is that each computer can be “fooled” into thinking that
the USB device is permanently connected to it, even when the device is
switched to another computer.
Enumerated USB
USB Keyboard
Emulated USB
USB Mouse
USB Mouse
USB Keyboard
Connection
to Device
Host Controller
USB Hub
Diagram Format
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CPU
PHRL
CTRL
PC 1
PC 2
PC 3
PC 4
The inside view of a typical enumerated USB switch.
The keyboard and mouse are linked to a hub, which then feeds
via a simple electronic switch to the selected computer.
PC 1
PHRL
CTRL
PHRL
CTRL
PHRL
CTRL
PC 2
PC 3
PC 4
The inside view of a typical emulated USB switch.
The keyboard and mouse are linked to a host controller (a sophisticated
USB hub) and then through to the microprocessor (CPU) which performs
the data capture and switching processes.
The currently active connection is then linked via a peripheral controller
to the selected computer.
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However, although emulated switches cured a number of shortfalls
associated with their enumerated cousins, there was still one main
limitation to their operation. It remained a complex task to dynamically
assume the identity of a USB device, distribute it among the connected
computers and maintain all the necessary signals, states and processes.
True USB Emulation
USB
Keyboard
USB Mouse
USB Device
True USB Emulation
True USB emulation was developed to overcome the limitations associated
with even emulated USB switching techniques.
With true USB emulation, or advanced USB switching, the complete
identity of the keyboard and mouse can be copied and then presented,
fully supported, to all the connected computers. This means that any
keyboard offering special function keys or any mouse with extra features
will be fully supported at each computer instantly, with no latency. As with
the previous emulation method, the unselected computers continue
to see the identities of the keyboard and mouse, which means that no
enumeration is necessary when their link becomes active once again. This
not only helps to make reconnecting faster, it also increases switching
reliability. This is important because USB links are at their most vulnerable
during the enumeration process.
Host Controller
Emulation
Engine
USB
Hub
USB
Hub
USB
Hub
USB
Hub
PC 1
PC 2
PC 3
PC 4
A high-speed circuit fully emulates the USB device identities and it
interprets keyboard and mouse data streams. The result is full support
for KVM switching via hotkey presses or the third button/scroll wheel
of a mouse. For local installations, this is useful; for remote applications,
such as KVM over IP, it’s essential.
Because other USB devices don’t necessarily need the benefits of true
emulation like USB keyboards and mice do, there are one or even two
enumerated circuits along the true USB emulation feature. This enables
the other USB devices to operate at their highest speeds without any
intervention. The enumerated circuits benefit greatly from the USB hubs
that are jointly used with the true emulation system. Because they interface
directly and permanently with each computer, they help to stabilize
the dormant links, making errors during enumeration much less likely.
The dual switching arrangement provides further flexibility because
the true emulation and enumerated sections can be switched in unison
or independently of each other, as required. Thus, various peripherals
can operate with different computers at the same time.
The inside view of a true emulation USB switch.
The emulated section of the switch is shown in blue and handles only
the keyboard and mouse. This section relies heavily on the emulation
engine, a custom circuit that is closely allied with each of the USB hubs.
These ensure that all connections to the computers remain active.
The enumerated section of the switch is shown in green and handles
other USB devices and also uses the USB hubs to link with the
computers.
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Technology Overview | Ergonomics
Extension Technology and Ergonomics
By Mark Hempel, KVM Product Manager
Whether your extension and switching
application is digital high-definition video or
KVM and matrix peripheral switching, using
extenders enables you to remove computer noise
and heat from your work area. HD video and
peripheral matrix switching and extension enable
effective management of broadcast, command
and control and other collaborative environments;
flexible control of visual and peripheral elements;
and real-time, instant switching and display
of HD video and peripherals.
The current four trends in control
and monitoring solutions are:
• An increase in digital switching applications.
• An increase in digital video distribution
applications.
• A desire for flexibility in controlling visual
and peripheral elements.
• A requirement to simplify complex system
designs and increase functionality.
Becoming Ergonomic
All control applications serve one purpose:
to help people focus on the applications and
processes of their jobs. Ergonomics, or the
science of adapting the job and/or equipment
and the operator to each other for optimal
safety and productivity1, is the end goal.
Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned
with the understanding of interactions among
humans and other elements of a system.
The science of designing user interaction with
equipment and workplaces to fit the user has
been the cornerstone of technological advances
in automation and computer-based systems.
The key elements of ergonomics are silence,
a comfortable room climate, flexibility, scalability,
service friendliness and ease of use.
Results will enable the operator to focus
more closely on his or her work, rather than
on the equipment affecting his/her work. Taking
these steps ensures a rich desktop experience.
However, you have to be careful to not sacrifice
signal quality when bridging the distance
between the operator and the equipment.
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1.Silence and room climate:
• Remove noisy equipment from the
operator’s desk.
3.Ease of use and service:
• Enable easy control, steering and
operation.
• Prevent rooms from becoming too warm.
• Create no technical overhead.
• Backrack servers in environmentally
friendly, climate-controlled server rooms.
• Keep service and maintenance out of sight
of operators.
2.Flexibility and scalability means
equipment should:
• Enable relocation and backups easily.
1. http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/
• Leave room for expansion.
• Be able to share systems, signals and
resources.
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Matrix Switching
KVM and Peripheral Matrix Switching: What You Need to Know
By Dawn Patton Mangine, KVM Marketing
Extension Basics
Modern digital extension and switching
technology emphasizes the movement from
analog to digital video and also away from
fixed-user-to-computer KVM switching toward
nearly freely scalable matrices (matrix switching).
These new proprietary (using CATx or fibre optic
cables) and IP-based digital technologies offer
real-time solutions — no delay, no skew. Along
with extending digital video, these applications
extend keyboard and mouse, digital or analog
audio, serial and USB.
Additionally, the designs that apply to the
technologies outlined provide a quieter workplace
and remove excess heat from the area by placing
computers in low-dust, climate-controlled
equipment rooms without sacrificing video
quality, picture resolution, or real-time switching
of peripherals. Finally, server maintenance,
software updates and network administration
become centralized, plus time and cost associated
with support is reduced.
Matrix Switch Technology
A matrix switch (also called a router or a
crosspoint switch) is an assembly of individual
switches between multiple inputs and outputs.
In KVM and peripheral switching and extension,
matrix switches offer the most flexible,
extendable and efficient configurations for HD
video, audio, USB and RS-232 switching and
extension. These new configurations bring
better functionality and increased productivity
to organizations, especially in the broadcasting
and professional audio-visual industries.
The most advanced matrix switches support
an array of ports that can be dynamically
allocated as input or output. This means that
ports can be connected to a CPU or connected
to a console and ports can be switched
according to the users’ requirements. As long
as you have available ports, you can switch in
any combination of inputs and outputs — it
doesn’t need to be a one-to-one configuration
(i.e. a 160-port chassis equals 80 inputs and 80
outputs; you can configure it to have 159
outputs and one input if that’s what is needed).
The technology supports numerous data streams
in varied combinations through extenders: video,
KVM, audio, serial, USB 2.0. Because of this
updated technology, switching is instantaneous,
with no delay.
KVM switching in general is an efficiencycreating solution. These matrix switching
systems take this flexibility and efficiency even
further, especially for A/V professionals. Instead
of a patchwork of switches and cables, matrix
switching systems come with digital or analog
audio, serial RS-232, high-speed USB 2.0 and
HID tablet support. Additionally, matrix switches
free up space in your data centre. And they’re
cooler and quieter, eliminating excess noise
and heat in the workplace environment.
Along with dynamically allocated I/O ports, some
matrix switches enable mixing copper (CATx) and
fibre optic cabling. For video-heavy extension over
short distances, you can incorporate an
HDMI or DVI repeater using native cabling, or
an extender kit using proprietary uncompressed
technology. For optimal performance over long
distances and between buildings, fibre optic
cabling is an option as well. Using proprietary
cable infrastructure makes collaborative editing
much more efficient. Flexible matrix switches
enable you to access your expensive editing
hardware from remote locations, reducing
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travel and meeting times and making the
approval process quicker and easier. In addition
to digital video extension, the extenders offer
top-quality digital audio support. Actually, the
extensive range of extenders available to use
with a chassis-based matrix switch offers
connections from CPUs and other video sources
to monitors, projectors, video walls and other
high-quality displays.
Seamless sharing capabilities enable you
to show a video across campus while working
with the audio team three doors down the
hallway from your office. The HD video and
digital audio extension and switching capabilities
in a system of chassis, modular interface cards
and extenders gives users an almost endless
number of configurations for their applications.
Simply put, using a KVM switching solution that
is also a matrix switch means zero connectivity
barriers. Extenders that work with a matrix
switch even operate as standalone point-topoint extenders, over CATx or fibre cables —
or any combination of cabling an organization
wants to use.
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KVM Applications | Introduction
High-Performance KVM Solutions:
Control and Monitoring for Efficient Workflow
KVM and matrix switching gives multiple users access to a variety of target devices (CPUs, digital signage, servers, displays),
the ability to monitor workflow and flexible control of visual and peripheral elements. Switching and extension provide
effective management of technology elements in broadcasting, healthcare, law enforcement, retail, energy and control rooms.
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Broadcasting
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Law Enforcement
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Retail
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Energy
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KVM Applications | Broadcast
Broadcast: Live, Pre-,
and Post-Production
Fast switching, multiuser sharing.
A
Transmitters Back-Racked with Servers
Directors, presenters and editors require an undisturbed work environment.
They need to work away from loud or continuous outside noise and unnecessary
heat. A distraction-free workplace is key to
productivity and error-free results.
B
B Presenters, Editors and Other Users
C The System Administrator
A
C
B
B
B
Broadcast is a collaborative environment. Many people
need access to video and sound for review and editing.
They need this access immediately in real-time and the
quality of the work has to be very high.
KVM and HD video peripheral switching and extension
solutions are ideal for broadcasting environments.
They enable access to many users at once, in real-time,
and to high-definition video signals, audio, serial and USB
peripherals. The configuration possibilities are endless.
KVM and video peripheral switching and extension also
offer flexible transmission options: CATx cable, fibre optic
cable, or IP-based extension.
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KVM Applications | Broadcast
Broadcasting and Post-Production Solutions
Empowering clients with technology, support,
and expertise.
Black Box helps clients in the post-production and broadcasting industry
design, build, deploy and upgrade mission-critical monitoring and control
solutions, video processing and distribution infrastructure and highperformance networking systems to improve collaboration and productivity,
lower operating costs and simplify back-end support systems to deliver
clear competitive advantages.
The research and design of fast, flexible and reliable tools assist our clients
in supporting instantaneous switching, HD video signal transmission and
SDI, HD-SDI and 3G SDI signal distribution. Create a competitive advantage
through ergonomic, efficient workflows by planning, integrating and
deploying switching and extension solutions. The key to success is to deploy
proven technology solutions in proven ways.
Black Box is committed to helping our
customers succeed as you transition to
the digital media environment.
• Collaboration is supported between
broadcast personnel and studio teams
without a major redeployment of
equipment for infrastructure redesign,
saving time and money.
• Editors, directors, live production,
post-production and broadcast
engineers have full access to all
equipment allocated to them via
KVM peripheral matrix switching.
• Desktop peripherals function with no
latency and desktop users have access
to multi-screen and dual-link capable
equipment.
• Extend and distribute completely
lossless, pristine video quality
regardless of format: DVI, SDI, HDMI
and HD SDI, 3G, VGA and more.
Broadcasting and production studios need
access for multiple users and instantaneous
switching for live broadcasts and updates.
Black Box Solutions
Benefits
• KVM and hybrid KVM peripheral switching platforms
• HD video extension, including DVI,
HDMI, DisplayPort, SDI, HD SDI, 3G
• Signal conversion and signal distribution
• Support for 4K and 1080p resolutions
• Multiscreen viewing, instantaneous
switching, multiple monitor viewing
• Video delivery via IP multicast
• Whisper racks and seismic cabinets
• High availibility with multiple redundancy levels
• Transparent, effective collaboration
for broadcast professionals.
• Control and monitoring of mission critical workflow.
• Flexible control of visual tools and
peripheral elements
• Real-time instant switching and display
of HD video and peripherals
• Realiable system with convenient
maintenance
Applications
• Master control rooms/studios
• Post-production suites and service
bureaus
• Encoder and transcoder farms
• Trucks and mobile broadcasting vans
• Equipment rooms
• Display and signage
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KVM Applications | Broadcast
Case Studies
Broadcasting: Video Control Room
The Challenge:
The Dayton Dragons are the very successful Single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati
Reds and currently hold the longest sell-out streak in all of North American
professional sports. They were even voted one of the top ten hottest tickets
to get in all of professional sports in 2007 by Sports Illustrated[1].
Owned and operated by Mandalay Baseball Properties, the team continues to
produce high-quality, family-friendly entertainment and provide unsurpassed
customer service to a large, loyal fan base. Mandalay Creative Services, a division
of Mandalay Baseball, helps meet that goal by providing in-house system design,
technical integration and production services. The Dragons are committed to
creating an unmatched fan experience, which led them to upgrade their video,
audio and control systems prior to the start of the 2014 season.
“No other solution...passed our test.”
— Scott Rohrer, Mandalay Creative Services
The Solution:
The team produces two separate
productions — an in-house and a
broadcast feed — with two separate
crews sharing core system components.
The crews and components were split
between two rooms: one space for
each production.
Mandalay Creative sought to enable the
two small but efficient teams to work
across multiple systems, producing shows
that would normally require
big-league budgets and staffing. Their
high standards demanded the highest
video quality, maximum uptime and
enterprise-grade reliability.
The Dragons also required a scalable
solution, providing easy and cost
effective ways to add additional servers
and users to the matrix routing system.
With that in mind, Mandalay Creative
sought out Black Box to create an
innovative and flexible digital KVM
matrix solution using the DKM FX
family of products.
Designed through a partnership
between Mandalay Creative and
Black Box and installed by Alpha Video,
the solution provides connectivity for
up to 48 users and computers (they
currently have 17 users and 24 computer
stations). Users can work on the same
servers simultaneously. Advanced access
right management reduces conflicts
and bars unauthorized access.
A mix of single- and dual-monitor
user stations were configured with
the option of creating larger setups.
All the switching and routing can be
done instantaneously with preset
configurations. These can be
activated with keyboard hotkeys or optional integration with third-party
controller systems. The Dayton Dragons
backracked all their servers; the DKM FX
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system includes extenders that provide
up to 140 metres extension over CAT5e.
This enabled them to secure and cool
the servers more efficiently while also
creating a quieter work environment
for their production team.
“The demands of producing multiple
productions simultaneously each night
require a control system that is
flexible and bulletproof,” comments
Scott Rohrer, Creative Technologist
with Mandalay Creative Services.
“The solution that Black Box provided
has given us major league capability on
our minor league budget. Not only is
the DKM FX system flexible and solid,
the video and control quality is exactly
what you’d expect if you were right next
to the machine. No other solution on
the market passed our test.”
1. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/
photo_gallery/0704/gallery.hottest.tickets/
content.10.html
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KVM Applications | Broadcast
Case Studies
Broadcasting: Studio with Live Production
The Challenge:
A major network broadcasting studio wanted to set up a video
extension and matrix switching system over its existing Ethernet
network. The system needed to enable forty producers, directors,
studio technicians and operators to gain access to more than sixty
computers, servers, video sources and camera feeds from any desk
location.
The previous system caused daily problems, including delayed switching
times, lack of simultaneous access for multiple users, limited device
support for USB peripherals, uneven video and audio quality and
unreliable system durability. Additionally, it used an older infrastructure
that needed to be updated.
Live production in a broadcast studio means
instantaneous video switching has to be reliable.
The Solution:
The Chief Hardware Engineer of the
studio came to Black Box because he
had worked with us on another project
for digital signage. He wanted an entire
switching and extension solution suite
that included a management interface
for easy migration and maintenance.
The studio is responsible for producing
live broadcasts and the list of issues that
needed to be addressed was long. The
system needed to be as free of glitches
as possible, plus extremely reliable and
flexible. The current system and its faults
left end users frustrated and had IT
support dealing with endless trouble
tickets. Plus, technical support had to
be available 24/7 all the way through
the process (pre- and post-sale).
The solution decided upon was the
Agility IP-Based KVM Extension and
Switching platform, which is a system of
single-head and dual-head transmitters
and receivers that extend DVI, USB,
and audio over the local area network
(LAN). Agility transmitters were installed
at each server, computer, video source
and camera feed; receivers were
connected to each user station.
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A single point of management and
control, the Agility iPATH™ controller,
was installed in the server room and
deployed over the existing network.
A second iPath controller provides a
backup for 24/7 reliability.
Because this IP-based KVM matrix
switching system is incredibly flexible
and scalable, the engineer is able to
continue to expand his broadcast
configuration, adding equipment
and users as required.
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KVM Applications | Energy
Energy Industry Solutions
Digital KVM control and monitoring solutions: Automation,
processes and workflow.
Black Box helps clients in the energy industry design and
deploy mission-critical monitoring and control solutions. In
2014, the United States produced 9.2 million barrels of crude
oil a day. The U.S. is now the largest producer of oil and gas,
overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia due to production from
the Marcellus Shale.
However, reservoirs of oil are becoming more difficult to
access and increasingly less productive. To keep pace with
global consumption, oil companies must constantly look for
new sources of petroleum, as well as improve the production
of existing wells.
Black Box is committed to helping our customers succeed
as they transition to the digital media environment.
• In drilling operations, KVM systems provide high-quality
and instant access to video and control signals from multiple sources to multiple users.
• In oil and gas exploration, rapid access to graphical data
and processes throughout a seismic survey and the ability
to respond quickly to status changes are crucial for safe
and efficient operation.
• Remote monitoring solutions in control rooms provide users with better overview, quicker access to data and failover connectivity.
• Switch and extend real-time HD video and USB HID over LAN/WAN for remote monitoring.
Black Box KVM Solutions
• KVM and hybrid KVM peripheral switching platforms
• Virtual desktop remote management
• Signal conversion and signal distribution
• KVM extension to improve ergonomics by reducing heat
and noise in the workplace
• KVM extension over fibre for long distances
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Applications
• Real-time Operating Centres (ROCs)
• Oil refineries
• Seismic surveys
• 3D modeling and visualization
• Hydraulic fracturing
Benefits
• Updating current analog systems to faster and more
reliable digital KVM.
• Remote monitoring operations reduce risk for injuries
in dangerous areas.
• Reduced risk for downtime and accidents or
environmental disasters.
• Asset Integrity Management (AIM).
• Maximize human capital by running parallel tasks with fewer users who have instantaneous access to critical resources.
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KVM Applications | Energy
Case Studies
Petroleum Company NOC
The Challenge:
A petroleum oil company used several buildings to house
high-end monitoring equipment, which are computer
systems that need to be viewed and managed by users in
the main office building. Multiuser access, high-definition
video and extension distance all needed to be available
on a flexible, scalable switching and extension system.
The Solution:
Black Box project engineers and product managers proposed
deploying the DKM FX HD Video Matrix Switching system
after an on-site visit made the requirements clear. The DKM
FX system enables multiple users to connect and share target
computers and uses a mix of copper and fibre cabling so
distances can be extended within and between buildings.
Additionally, fibre optic extension protects against ground
loops and lightning strikes, so it optimal to use when
extending switching and video signals between buildings.
The DKM FX system connects to fibre optic cable and CATx
cable through different ports on one chassis. In this
configuration, the 80-port DKM FX chassis was installed.
Eight-port copper and fibre I/O cards connected DKM FX
receivers and transmitters across campus. Within the main
building, the network operations centre (NOC) used CAT6
copper cabling because the distance was shorter.
This flexible and scalable setup enables users in the NOC
to select, view and control any of the connected computers
on campus. The DKM FX components have redundant power
supplies to prevent downtime in this mission-critical monitoring
operation. Users switch among the computers with no delay
regardless of distance.
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KVM Applications | Energy
Energy
Control and monitoring for ROCs.
Safety and productivity issues are the topmost concerns for operators and
owners of oil and gas industry companies. Engineers in today’s control rooms
and Real-Time Operating Centre (ROCs) need instantaneous access to critical
monitoring systems.
A
Sensors to Measure Drilling Functions
B Oil Rig Control Room
C On-shore Real-Time Operating Centre
B
A
C
In drilling operations, sensors measure pressure data, gas or
hydrocarbon levels and other critical functions. Information
is sent to a local control room, a centralized operations
centre — which can be kilometres away — and to executive
offices. KVM matrix switching solutions from Black Box improve
efficiency and accuracy by enabling oil and gas engineers to
monitor multiple sources of information simultaneously, share
resources and access remote systems.
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KVM Applications | Transportation
Case Studies
Transportation NOCs
The Challenge:
Airports can be confusing and unsettling and not
just for passengers. Employees can be beset as well,
by crowded operation centres, expanding monitoring
needs and overheated workstations.
Norway had two such airports. At one airport, the
network operations centre (NOC) faced a challenging
work environment because the airport was expanding
its terminal and adding gates to accommodate the
growing number of passengers. Technical support
staff experienced an overly warm and crowded
workplace as they monitored access control, fire
prevention and general airport security.
The other airport had similar issues and needed
to design a more efficient airport operations centre
as well. This NOC is more compact, but still needed
to use space efficiently for multiple users who are
monitoring a lot of activity.
The Solution:
Both airport NOCs deployed the DKM FX HD Video
and Extension System in order to improve the staff
environments and, at the same time, make it easier to
monitor the hardware platforms that were responsible
for system management. The NOCs backracked transmitters
in the data centre and placed receivers at the monitors in
different rooms. One airport used the chassis-based DKM
FX Matrix Switches and a mix of copper (CATx) and fibre
cabling, because they had a larger deployment and had
monitors in different buildings. The second airport was
smaller and used the DKM FX Compact Matrix Switches
and only CATx cabling to extend signals.
These fully digital matrix switch solutions offer switching,
extension and distribution of video, KVM, USB and audio
signals over copper and fibre with maximum distances ranging
from 280 metres to 10 kilometres. The system provides
redundancy power for continual operation combined with
instantaneous switching of high-resolution images.
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KVM Applications | Healthcare
Case Studies
Medical Centre: High-Tech Imaging
The Challenge:
At a medical centre in the Netherlands, images from MRI machines
need to be sent to a number of different stations for diagnosis
and surgical preparation. Instead of the usual prints, the images will
be distributed electronically to the radiologists, surgeons and meeting
and operating rooms, along with the electronic patient records.
The most important factor is a pixel-perfect reproduction of images at
all locations; pixel loss could lead to misdiagnosis.
The new system needs to include four servers distributing the
images to a total of 22 stations on the campus. Keyboard and mouse
signals need to be transmitted to user consoles as well, so staff can
add notes to the patient files.
Screens, USB keyboard and mouse are connected
through a Modular DKM FX 4-Port receiver to the
central switch for image distribution.
The Solution:
The required long distance and the environment with high
interferences lead to a solution that uses fibre optic cable as
transmission media. Fibre optics technology is based on light
pulses and is completely immune to all EMI/RFI interference.
In addition, fibre optics allows much greater distances than
a CATx infrastructure, without loss of the signal quality.
To distribute the images and peripheral data, Black Box
recommended the DKM FX Compact Matrix Switch with 32
fibre SFPs. The DKM FX gives reliable access to high-quality,
real-time digital video and a whole host of peripherals across
the campus. It routes DisplayPort 1.1 resolutions up to RGB
3:3:3 and HDMI or DVI resolutions with Full HD 1080p.
The distributed locations are connected through the DKM FX
Modular Extenders that provide the necessary interfaces and
signal extension depending on the individual location. Four
operating rooms, each equipped with four large HDMI
displays, receive the images through extenders with quad-head
video in a pixel-perfect quality. Additional keyboard and mouse
access enables the team to protocol the operation process.
Two meeting rooms receive all required data from the image
and patient data servers. Dual-head DKM FX HDMI Extenders
give full USB-keyboard/mouse control and display the images
on two 40" LCD displays. For patient stations and the patient
data archive, the extenders provide high-quality images and
USB-keyboard and mouse control as well as USB 2.0 extension
for barcode readers and printer access.
The medical centre is impressed by the high quality of the
diagnostic images and the future-proof design of the DKM FX
system. The DKM FX switch leaves room for future expansion
via the unused ports or the cascading option. Dual power
supplies provide the necessary, 24/7 availability of the system.
The modular DKM FX Extenders can be adapted to future
requirements just by replacing the existing cards if new or
changed interfaces or additional video channels and video
formats or peripherals are required.
See products on pages 32–35.
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KVM Applications | Financial
Financial Trading
Fast reliable switching for a quick-moving environment.
While some high-priced stocks are still traded on the floor, the majority
of trades at stock exchanges are electronic. Traders manage a great deal
of fast-moving information and need to make quick decisions.
A
CPUs Managed by a Single
Keyboard/Mouse
A
A
A multiple monitor/CPU configuration is managed through a
single keyboard and mouse. Using the mouse to move from
one monitor to another switches the connected system,
and enables management by one person of a lot
of information without a lot of clutter.
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KVM Applications | Military
TEMPEST Security Criteria
By Dawn Mangine, KVM Marketer
Security at Every Step
TEMPEST-Secure Desktop KVM Switches
TEMPEST testing, while classified, is regarded as a process that
assesses the port-to-port isolation required for certain KVM
switches. A TEMPEST approval means the necessary isolation is
achieved and qualified. Additionally, the threat of data linking by
various covert electromagnetic eavesdropping mechanisms has
been evaluated and found to be secure.
The TEMPEST designation is often required by military
organizations. TEMPEST, as a security standard, pertains
to technical security countermeasures, standards and
instrumentation that prevent or minimize the exploitation
of vulnerable data communications equipment by technical
surveillance or eavesdropping.
Secure desktop KVM switches fill a special need in switching for
users, such as those in the military, government agencies, or law
enforcement, who need to access information stored at different
classification levels on physically separate systems. A secure
desktop KVM switch is usually a two- or four-port switch that
provides control and separation of PCs connected to networks
of differing security classifications. TEMPEST-approved switches
offer the following features.
•
High port-to-port electrical isolation, which facilitates data
separation (RED/BLACK). Channel-to-channel –80-dB to
–60-dB crosstalk isolation protects against channel-tochannel crosstalk and software tools and applications
cannot be used to access any connected computer from
another connected computer.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Switches are permanently hard wired, preventing access
from one CPU to the others or access from one network
to others.
External tamper-evident seals make it easy to spot
attempted tampering.
Users can safely switch among as many as four computers
operating at different classification levels.
Unidirectional flow of keyboard and mouse data means the
computer cannot leak data along K/M signaling channels.
USB host controller erases entire RAM at each channel switchover. This prevents residual data from remaining in
the channel after a channel change and being transferred
to another computer.
Only keyboard and mouse devices can be enumerated at the keyboard and mouse ports. Any other USB peripheral connected will be inhibited from operating, preventing the upload or download of unauthorized data.
The Secure Desktop KVM Switches with USB surpass the security
profiles of most other KVM switches because they have received
approvals and certifications in the TEMPEST testing standard.
Safely access servers between
secure and non-secure networks.
Secure Desktop KVM Switch
CPUs
CPUs
Secure Network (SIPRNet)
User Workstation
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Non-Secure Network (NIPRNet)
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KVM Applications | Law Enforcement
Case Studies
Police Station Command
and Control Room
The Challenge:
As part of the move to a completely new building, the Østfold Police District in Norway
wanted to completely overhaul their technology. Their old command and control room
used old analog technology. The KVM setup was a mix of VGA/PS2 and VGA/USB
point-to-point extension, plus smaller desktop KVM switches to give a single user
access to one or two remote systems.
The Østfold Police District control room.
The Solution:
The needs of the customer included fast switching times,
redundancy and hot swappability to avoid downtime — which,
in an emergency, is a disaster. As a result, the Black Box Norway
office suggested the DKM FX matrix switching system be deployed.
One of the advantages of the DKM FX system is that it is scalable
and flexible. The DKM FX switches are a great command and
control room solution for multiple users, simultaneous access,
and a mix of proprietary cabling (copper and fibre).
The DKM FX solution is configured with two video walls, one
4-by-2 and one 2-by-2, in connecting rooms with five desks
and multiple users throughout 24/7 shifts. The DKM FX was
also configured with a Media Control System from a thirdparty provider. This Media Control System integrates with the
DKM FX in order to bring touchscreen compatibility to switching
and control for the video wall. The larger video wall has a tile
function, where an image can be sent to a 2-by-2 area. The
different operators have a mix of systems on their desk. Some
of the extension systems are integrated to transmit to the video
walls, but not all them need to be connected to displays; some
of them are simply connected to remote CPUs or servers.
See products on pages 32–35.
Emergency Call Centre
The Challenge:
An emergency call centre staffed by a single person at a time to handle various types
of emergency calls needed a fast, reliable way to organize emergency calls, including
those to police and fire departments. Information had to be sorted, the appropriate
response had to be initiated and communications with the response team had to be
clear and accurate.
Emergency personnel need accurate
information fast.
The Solution:
By connecting computers in sets of four to monitors and then
connecting the Black Box Freedom KVM Switch, a large amount
of incoming information can be managed by simply navigating
a mouse over the configured screens. A single call centre staff
person can now quickly track the necessary response to the
emergency. Other attached systems can transcribe phone
calls and communicate the conditions of the emergency to
responding personnel. With another monitor set up to receive
information about traffic and weather conditions, all the vital
information is at the fingertips of a single person.
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KVM Applications | Retail
Retail Point-of-Sale (PoS)
Virtualized remote computing for retail outlets.
Cash Registers with Receivers
A
Deploying a KVM extension system that operates over a local area network
(LAN) and incorporates virtual and physical CPUs gives retailers access options
and reduces clutter in workplace settings.
B Server with Virtualized CPUs
C Manager Workstation with Receiver
Controller Receiver Unit
D
A
A
A
B
D
A
C
With a virtualized extension system, receiver units at the cash
registers have the option to access information on a database
from a virtualized machine on a server appliance or to access
information on a physical CPU. The information could be
specialized software for the specific retail outlet containing, for example, customer data, bar codes, prices, or
inventory levels. Moving the database onto a remote server
makes it more secure, creates more room at the workstations
and lowers hardware costs.
See products on pages 40–41.
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KVM Applications | Manufacturing
Manufacturing
KVM extension in an industrial workspace.
Manufacturing floors can be dirty or dusty and can be filled with noise and
vibration. KVM extenders enable workers at desktops away from the factory
floor to monitor manufacturing processes.
Factory Floor
A
B Server Room
C Desktop Workstations
A
B
C
Moving production CPUs to a server room keeps dust out of
CPU units that use internal fans for cooling. By using fibre optic
cabling, signals are protected against EMI/RFI. Workers have a
quiet, comfortable place to monitor manufacturing automation.
See products on pages 60–71.
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KVM Products | Introduction
Reliable switching and extension technology solutions
from Black Box’s portfolio of KVM products.
Whether you have a large enterprise application or an office management application, KVM fits. Extend and switch
high-definition video and USB technology, control and monitor screens and workflows, remotely manage servers,
reduce clutter, save on costs and improve ergonomics with KVM switches and KVM extenders.
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KVM Products | Introduction
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Page
32
48
KVM Switches for Enterprise Solutions
KVM Switches for Desktops
Page
Page
42
60
KVM Switches for Data Centres
KVM Extenders
KVM Trays.............................................................58–59
Multiviewer KVM............................... ..................72–73
KVM Extenders................................... ..................60–71
KVM Accessories...................................................74–80
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KVM Switches | Enterprise KVM
Flexible and instantaneous switching of high-definition video
signals and KVM operability with options for serial and audio.
DKM FX Matrix Switches
Give multiple users fast, reliable access to high-quality, real-time digital
video — plus a whole host of peripherals across the enterprise — with
the DKM FX HD Video and Peripheral Matrix Switching system.
This chassis-based, modular switching system enables switching and
extension of HD video, audio and serial data over long distances. Use it in
any application where many users have to access CPUs and other high-end
AV equipment supporting high-definition video.
The high available system offers three levels of redunancy with multiple
configuration backups, dual or triple power inputs and hot swapable
components.
Using non-blocking switch technology, the DKM FX processes and routes
DVI single- and dual-link resolutions, including Full HD 1080p and 4K.
Switch DisplayPort, SDI and HDMI signals instantaneously via interface
cards and compact extenders, with little or no delay.
It not only supports digital video, but also VGA video and connections
to a wide array of peripherals, including USB HID, USB 2.0, RS-232, RS-422
and IR devices, Wacom® tablets and even legacy PS/2
keyboards and mice.
their consoles to various multimedia sources either locally or in a distant
room or office via the switch.
And it’s very flexible. All ports operate as inputs our outputs in a
copper- or fibre-based router (ACX048, ACX080, ACX160, ACX288,
ACX576).
OS platform independent, the switch and its controller card can be
accessed by Windows®, Linux® and/or Mac OS® users.
Users can switch seamlessly and almost instantaneously with hotkey or
on-screen display (OSD) selections Modular in design, the DKM FX enables
you to change peripheral and CPU connections on the fly and ensure zero
downtime. Add or remove cards and SFPs in the slots and reroute inputs
and outputs while the DKM FX system is up and running.
Add connections and change inputs/outputs as your enterprise needs to
evolve. Integrate new hardware by updating interface cards. Cascade
multiple switch chassis, up to 4000 I/O ports, while the DKM FX system
is up and running.
It’s especially ideal for mission-critical control/command rooms, as well
as video production or broadcasting applications. Many users can connect
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Instantaneous HD video switching in a compact
hybrid switch with copper or fibre ports, or a
combination of both.
DKM FX Compact
Matrix Switches
Scan code for more
information.
nEstablish connections from consoles to various sources.
nCATx options up to 80 ports (ACXC8, 16, 32, 48, 64, 80).
nFibre options up to 80 ports (ACXC8F, 16F, 32F, 48F, 64F, 80F).
nMixed I/O with 48 CATx ports and 16 or 32 fibre ports (ACXC48F16, 48F32).
nChassis are 1U or 2U for easy mounting in server cabinets or racks.
nUse with DKM FX Compact Extenders (ACX1T and ACX1R series) to extend video, KVM and USB 2.0 signals.
nAlso can be used with DKM FX Modular Housing and Extenders.
DVI
Remote
Management
DKM FX Compact
Transmitters
LAN
USB
DKM FX Compact
Receivers
DKM FX Switch
Dual-head DVI
CATx
USB
CATx
Dual-head
DVI
USB
Servers
For DKM FX extenders, see pages 34–35.
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KVM Switches | Enterprise KVM
Modular KVM extension system transmits
high-definition video, USB and serial signals
over copper or fibre cabling.
DKM FX Modular KVM Extension
Scan code to
configure a
Modular KVM
system.
n Choose
2-, 4-, 6-, or 21-port housing available with or without redundant AC power (ACXMODH2-R2, ACXMODH2R-R2, ACXMODH4-R2, ACXMODH4R-R2, ACXMODH6R-R2, ACXMODH21R) and DC power (ACXMODH2R-P12, -P24, -P48, ACXMODH6-P12, -P24-, P48) .
n Options for housings with a backplane (ACXMODH6BPAC-R2), (ACXMODH6FPAC-R2).
n Distances depend on the the medium. Over CATx, go up to 140 metres; over multimode fibre,
go up to 1000 metres; and over single-mode fibre, go up to 10 kilometres.
n Mix and match modular interface cards to extend DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort SDI, USB, serial and audio signals, plus more (ACX1MT, ACX1MR, ACX2MT and ACX2MR series).
n Video standards and resolutions include DVI-D up to 2560 x 1600; HDMI up to 2560 x 1440;
and DisplayPort resolutions up to 4K.
n Modular housing can also be used with chassis-based and compact matrix switches.
See products on pages 32–33.
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KVM Switches | Enterprise KVM
Expand signal extension options in the DKM FX
matrix switching system.
DKM FX Compact KVM Extenders
Scan code for more
information.
Connect users and computers to your DKM FX or DKM FX Compact Matrix Switch
Chassis. These compact extenders can also be used as point-to-point extenders
(ACX1K, ACX1T and ACX1R series). Transmit a mix of signals over CATx or fibre cabling.
Signal types include DVI, HDMI, SDI, DisplayPort, USB HID, USB 2.0, serial and audio.
Compact and modular extenders are fully compatible with each other.
Compact Extender Units with DKM FX Chassis
DKM FX Compact
Receiver
Servers
DKM FX Compact
Transmitters
CATX
DKM FX Matrix Switch
Keyboard, Monitor,
and Mouse
CATX
CATX
Servers
DKM FX Compact
Transmitters
DKM FX Compact
Receiver
Keyboard, Monitors,
and Mouse
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KVM Switches | Enterprise KVM
Digital high performance KVM switching
DCX3000 Digital KVM Matrix
Scan code for more
information.
The DCX3000 is a flexible 30 port high-performance KVM
matrix. This cost-effective switch is designed for small and
medium-sized applications where fast and reliable switching of
digital HD video, audio and USB is essential. “Zero U” interface
powered Server Access Modules (SAMs) extend DVI or
DisplayPort signals and USB over standard CATx cabling.
Zero Compression, Pixel Perfection
Small, yet powerful
Secure Configuration
Small in terms of cost and size, yet large in feature and
performance, the DCX3000 is the ideal solution for process
monitoring and control, broadcast studios, medical labs, test
beds and advanced data centres. Use it in any high performance
KVM application where up to 23 target computers and multiple
users are connected over distances up to 50 metres from the
central switch.
Intuitive User Interface
The unique graphical user interface moves away from the
tradition of text only OSD menus, using auto refreshed preview
thumbnails, giving an intuitive user experience. Devices may also
be switched by using “quick-fire” keyboard hotkeys.
Unlike other digital KVM systems, the DCX3000 delivers every
pixel of every video frame with zero compression and zero
latency, fulfilling the needs of even the most demanding
graphical applications and guaranteeing perfect video
synchronisation for multiple display applications.
Secure system configuration is provided by the tablet and mobile
compatible WebUI. The UI also gives an administrator choice of
control for all device connections, allowing for video only, shared,
private and exclusive access modes to be setup (In private mode
other users are able to view the shared video but have no
keyboard and mouse access to the target. In exclusive mode no
access is offered to any other user).
24/7 reliability
The DCX3000 switch utilises locking dual power connections to
enable redundant power whilst providing continuous status
updates to ensure true 24/7 operation and reliability.
All connected devices are automatically up-dated on the layout,
allowing an “at a glance” view of the matrix and giving a rich
desktop experience.
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Switch like never before
n Intuitive
GUI, easy, clear and obvious to use.
or keyboard operation.
n Auto-configuration for the number of connected computers.
n Auto refreshed UI thumbnails.
n Mouse
DCX3000 Digital Remote Unit
n Switch
via Unique UI or quick-fire hotkeys.
n Supports HDMI Displays and DVI connections.
n Desk, Rack or DIN mounting options.
DCX3000 KVM Matrix Switch, 30-Port
n 30-port
slim matrix switch.
metres to switch, 50 metres to desk
(using CAT6/7 cable).
n Scalable CPU/user matrix (up to 23 computers).
n Zero latency control with zero compression video.
n Single or multi-head operation.
n Configuration via WebUI.
n 10
DCX3000 Server Access Module
n Connection
for DVI or DisplayPort and USB.
n Zero
RU.
n Interface powered.
Unit
30-port Matrix KVM Switch
Part #
DCX3000
Remote User Station
DCX3000-DVR
Server Access Module, DVI and USB
DCX3000-DVT
Server Access Module, DisplayPort and USB
DCX3000-DPT
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KVM Switches | Enterprise KVM
Transmit DVI, USB and audio signals in real-time
over an Ethernet LAN.
Agility IP-Based KVM Switching and Extension
Scan code for more
information.
Agility IP-Based KVM Switching and Extension enables you to do more
and go farther with perfect digital video in real-time. Standard CATx
cabling delivers IP traffic up to 100 metres. For longer distances, add a
network switch, which will give you an additional 100 metres per switch
segment.
The flexible topology of the Agility gives you extension option applications
beyond keyboard-monitor-mouse. This high-performance KVM system
enables KVM switching, target sharing, DVI extension with full HD 60fps
and multicasting. Share real-time video over an IP network with Agility,
making it ideal for use in digital signage and healthcare, education and
corporate applications where you need to share video content with
distant users. To prevent saturating the network, when, for example, a
receiver isn’t set up to explicitly receive a multicast, an installed network
switch should feature Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
snooping. This prevents an IP switch from passing on multicast data
onto every port.
The Agility IP-Based system consists of a series of transmitters and receivers,
including single- and dual-head models. All transmitters and receivers
support link aggregation and link redundancy, Magic Eye to minimize
dithering bandwidth usage, high resolution DVI video and keyboard/
mouse extension.
See application on page 19.
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In matrix high-performance applications, you will also need an Agility
iPATH Controller Unit. It includes a management suite for remotely and
securely managing the transmitter and receiver units. Define new content
channels, restrict and enable access privileges, push control and more.
Once you plug the controller into your network, you can begin managing
devices, users and channels. The iPATH™ interface features a useful
on-screen dashboard that gives you a current overview of the system.
In a single target-sharing configuration, multiple users can share a single
remote computer. View-only shows only the video feed. In Share Mode,
an open connection is available for all users to use the connected devices
at the same time. In Exclusive Mode, one user locks out the other users,
preventing them from viewing or sharing the connection, with the
exception of network administrators.
The Agility high-performance KVM system freely scales from a point-topoint extension system to a HD video and peripheral matrix switching
system over Ethernet.
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Single-Head Transmitters and Receivers
n Single-head
DVI video and keyboard/mouse extension.
Agility single-head units support DVI-D resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.
Additionally, since some graphics cards use dithering to give the
appearance of deeper color, single-head units feature Magic Eye.
Dithering can significantly increase the normal video data rates.
Magic Eye supports dithering while retaining overall link performance.
Dual-Head and Dual-Link Transmitters
and Receivers
n Dual-head
nDual-head
DVI video and keyboard/mouse extension.
with VNC port for remote access and management.
Dual-head Agility units also support DVI-D resolutions up to 1920 x 1200
per channel, link aggregation and link redundancy. Dual-link units support
2560 x 1600 to one display, or dual-head resolutions to 1920 x 1200.
Controller Unit
nTurns
Agility IP-Based KVM system into a managed
matrix switching system.
This management system controls transmitters, receivers, users, passwords
and access rights when using multiple transmitters and receivers on a single
IP network. The Agility system uses standard Ethernet protocol to operate.
The maximum distance supported is 100 metres; to go farther, add an
Ethernet switch or fibre optic connectivity.
Single-Head
Dual-Head
Dual-Link
Transmitter
•
Receiver
•
ACR1000A-T-R2
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
with VNC port
•
ACR1000A-R-R2
ACR1020A-T
•
•
Part #
ACR1020A-R
ACR1002-T
•
•
•
ACR1002-R
ACR1012A-T
Controller Unit
ACR1000A-CTL-24
Agility Controller
Agility Receiver
Agility Transmitter
LAN
Agility Transmitter
Desktop Computer
or Servers
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KVM Switches | Enterprise KVM
Remotely access physical or virtualized CPUs over a
LAN/WAN. Switch and extend real-time HD video
and USB HID.
InvisaPC Zero-Client, Virtual Remote Desktop
The InvisaPC is a zero-client, remote desktop solution.
Computers are connected to an InvisaPC transmitter and
each user has his/her own keyboard, monitor, mouse and
peripheral setup connected to an InvisaPC receiver. Desktop
computers can be relocated to a secure, climate-controlled
equipment room. The receiver delivers a high performance,
real-time experience, just like running any application on a
local CPU without any performance issues.
The clients and the remote servers are connected via
standard LAN or WAN infrastructure. The bandwidth
requirements of the system are very low. For example, with
the InvisaPC, transmitting a 1080p movie only requires 35
Mbps bandwidth. The low bandwidth requirements enable
extension over the Internet with very low latency and sharing
over corporate networks.
Connected to a virtual machine (VM), one InvisaPC receiver
supports up to 16 RDP, RDP 7.1/8 targets, or can connect to a
See application on pages 22 and 28.
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information.
VM pool via a connection broker. Classic RDP is supported on
top of the remote FX feature. The same receiver can also be
connected with up to 16 InvisaPC transmitters/servers. That
way each InvisaPC receiver supports switching between 32
soft and hard targets. The setting can be copied from one
receiver to another to simplify setup, while user profiles may
be configured on the receiver to restrict targets. Multiple
receivers may be used to create a matrix switch via the
network, too, without any management requirements.
The clients operate extremely quietly — no fan noise to distract
users from their work. The power consumption is about 3
watts per unit which, compared to a desktop PC, is 100 times
more energy efficient. The InvisaPC client, with its space-saving
design, can even be mounted behind the monitor screen.
Moving to cloud computing with a zero client device like the
InvisaPC enables IT managers to make their department more
flexible and responsive.
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Single-Head Transmitter, Receiver
nThe InvisaPC system is simple to expand as new users or servers
are added. Single-head and dual-head units integrate easily and
the system does not need a hardware refresh when it grows.
Using an InvisaPC transmitter, the system supports digital video,
digital audio and USB peripheral extension across IP networks.
There are no upgrades to equipment, software licensing, or remote
management — plus, no time-consuming IT visits.
Dual-Head Transmitter, Receiver
nIncludes a second video head channel for dual monitor desktop
workstations.
Manager Unit, Single-Head Receiver
nManage and configure up to 32 endpoints.
Adapts to growing needs.
InvisaPC can easily be adapted to meet your requirements. Start with
a small switching system that enables one user access to different
computers and virtual machines. Gradually, the system can be expanded
into a switching matrix. Management software will also enable larger
switching matrices, as well as integration into existing network
authentication systems such as LDAP or Active Directory.
Non-Virtualized
Workstation
InvisaPC
Manager
InvisaPC
Transmitters
LAN or Internet
InvisaPC
Receiver
InvisaPC
Receiver
Server
with VMs
Head
Transmitter
Single-Head
•
Part #
DTX1000-T
•
Single-Head
Dual-Head
Receiver
•
DTX1000-R
DTX1002-T
Dual-Head
•
DTX1002-R
Single-Head, Manager Unit
•
DTX1032
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KVM Switches | Data Centre KVM
Product Selection Guide for Black Box Data Centre
KVM Switches
Scan to read our
Buyer’s Tips.
User
PC
Common
IP
Access
Firmware
Upgradeable
User
Connector
Type
VGA
•
•
PS/2 or USB
VGA
•
1
USB
DVI-I
•
•
1
8
PS/2 or USB
VGA
1
16
PS/2 or USB
1
8
1
No.
of Users
No. of
Computers
Computer
Connections
Video
Interface
1
1
PS/2 or USB
1
1
1
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Part
Number
Page #
—
ACR101A
43
•
—
ACR201A
43
•
—
ACR101A-DVI
43
•
•
USB
KV1401A–1409A
KV0081A
44–45
VGA
•
•
USB
KV1401A–1409A
KV0161A
44–45
PS/2 or USB
VGA
•
•
•
USB
KV1401A–1409A
KV1081A
44–45
16
PS/2 or USB
VGA
•
•
•
USB
KV1401A–1409A
KV1161A
44–45
1
16
PS/2 or USB
VGA
•
•
•
USB
KV1401A–1409A
KV4161A
44–45
4
16
PS/2 or USB
VGA
•
•
USB or PS/2
KV1401A–1409A
KV0416A-R2
44–45
4
24
PS/2 or USB
VGA
•
•
USB or PS/2
KV1401A–1409A
KV0424A-R2
44–45
4
16
PS/2 or USB
VGA
•
•
•
USB or PS/2
KV1401A–1409A
KV1416A-R2
44–45
4
24
PS/2 or USB
VGA
•
•
•
USB or PS/2
KV1401A–1409A
KV1424A-R2
44–45
1
4
PS/2
VGA
PS/2
EHN70001, EHN9000P,
EHN9000U
KV9004A
46–47
1
8
PS/2
VGA
PS/2
EHN70001, EHN9000P,
EHN9000U
KV9008A
46–47
1
16
PS/2
VGA
PS/2
EHN70001, EHN9000P,
EHN9000U
KV9016A
46–47
1
4
PS/2
VGA
USB
EHN70001, EHN9000P,
EHN9000U
KV9104A
46–47
1
8
PS/2
VGA
USB
EHN70001, EHN9000P,
EHN9000U
KV9108A
46–47
1
16
PS/2
VGA
USB
EHN70001, EHN9000P,
EHN9000U
KV9116A
46–47
1
4
PS/2 or USB
VGA
USB
EHN70001, EHN9000P,
EHN9000U
KV9204A
46–47
1
8
PS/2 or USB
VGA
USB or PS/2
EHN70001, EHN9000P,
EHN9000U
KV9208A
46–47
1
16
PS/2 or USB
VGA
USB or PS/2
EHN70001, EHN9000P,
EHN9000U
KV9216A
46–47
1
8
USB
DVI-D
USB
EHN70001, EHN9000P,
EHN9000U
KV9508A
46–47
1
16
USB
DVI-D
USB
EHN900024U
KV9516A
46–47
RS-232
•
Audio
Cable Part
Number
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KVM Switches | Data Centre KVM
Secure, high performance KVM over IP for remote server
management.
Wizard IP DXS Gateways
n Easily log into and control a computer via the Internet
or a corporate network.
n Enables direct KVM-over-IP (KVMoIP) computer
management.
n DVI gateway supports single-link resolutions up to
1920 x 1200. With adapter, supports HDMI or
DisplayPort DP++ (dual-mode) output.
n Enterprise-grade security with AES 128-bit encryption.
The Wizard IP DXS Gateways eliminate bottlenecks in mission-critical server
administration. Connected to each of your servers, these small-form-factor
IP engines provide system administrators with full non-blocking remote
access from anywhere in the world. With them, you get full control of a
connected CPU or server down to the BIOS level.
Their small size and included Windows® VNC viewer application make this
KVM-over-IP solution ideal for enterprise remote management.
The IP gateways enable an authorized remote user to transfer files and
folders to a host computer just as if the files and folders were presented
locally on a removable CD-ROM or other storage media. Files can be
transferred via IP onto the gateway and onto the target computer by
means of a USB virtual media port.
Use them, for instance, to remotely upgrade or patch host systems in
another location — a real time-saver when this has to be done on many
computers in many offices.
Plus, they offer high-quality video performance. This makes them ideal for
healthcare imaging, graphics studio, engineering visualization, control room
and similar HD video applications. The Wizard IP DXS, single-server IP
Gateway with DVI (ACR101A-DVI) accepts any single-link DVI-D input at
up to 1920 x 1200 resolution, but with the addition of a video adapter,
it can also be attached to a computer with HDMI® or DisplayPort DP++
(dual-mode) output. The other two gateways are VGA only.
Use the gateways anywhere on your network. They can be placed within a
LAN behind any firewall or router connection to the Internet, or be placed
externally to the local network, on a separate subnetwork, or with an open
Internet connection.
Connect directly to your PC for direct single target access, or connect an
existing KVM switch to support more than one server or computer. With a
dual access gateway you can connect one local user to a KVM and one
remote user via IP.
The IP gateways include a downloadable Windows VNC Viewer for
configuring and managing remote connections using a computer or mobile
device. Or you can use it with a VNC viewer program of your choice. You
can create up to 16 user profiles with defined access rights and the
gateway itself can be accessed by up to four users simultaneously,
with each user viewing and controlling the same session.
Single Access
Dual Access
•
•
•
VGA
DVI
Part #
•
ACR101A
•
ACR201A
•
ACR101A-DVI
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KVM Switches | Data Centre KVM
CATx-based local and remote user KVM access to
multiple CPUs or servers.
CX Series KVM Switches
Scan code for more
information.
The CX KVM switches enable a single user or up to four users to connect to the switch via CAT5, CAT5e,
or CAT6 cable — no bulky, proprietary KVM cables to deal with.
In addition, you can mix and match different kinds of servers on the same CX switch. Just run CATx cables from
the switch’s server ports to the Server Access Modules (SAMs) that connect to your servers. Simply choose the
appropriate SAM for each server.
What’s more, you can connect the CX to either a PS/2 or USB keyboard and mouse — it includes both
connector types.
Whether you’re working at a user station or the local analog console port in the server room, you can select
a server to access and control via on-screen menus or hotkeys. On-screen menus make server selection simple
because you can give each server a name that makes sense to you.
The CX series provide super-sharp resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 for all users up to 50 metres away. And at up
to 300 metres away, or over IP connections, the CX displays 1280 x 1024 video resolution.
By choosing a SAM with audio, you add support for stereo speakers, enabling you to hear audible alerts.
For even greater versatility, you can cascade non-IP-enabled CX switches with IP-enabled versions. This gives
you remote server management over the IP network.
See SAMs on page 74.
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CX Uno, Single User KVM Switch
nSet up CATx-based local and remote KVM access.
nResolutions up to 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz and DDC EDID support.
nIP support enables remote server access over an IP network.
Less than half the width of a standard 19" mountable device, the
ServSwitch CX Uno supports up to 31 cascaded servers in 1U of rack
space.
8-port
16-port
IP, 8-port
IP, 16-port
KV0081A
KV0161A
KV1081A
KV1161A
16-port
24-port
IP, 16-port
IP, 24-port
KV0416A-R2
KV0424A-R2
KV1416A-R2
KV1424A-R2
CX, Multiuser KVM Switch
nEasy connections over CATx cable; one local console port,
four remote CATx user ports.
nMaximum resolution of 1920 x 1200.
nIdeal for small and mid-size data centres.
Whether you’re working at a user station or the local analog console
port in the server room, you can select a server to access and control
via on-screen menus or hotkeys. On-screen menus make server selection
simple because you can give each server a name that makes sense to you.
CX Quad IP KVM Switch
nRemote server access over the Internet for up to four
simultaneous remote users and one local user.
The CX Quad IP KVM switch is compatible with all major computer
platforms; connects via lightweight, inexpensive twisted-pair cable;
and enables you to access servers across any IP network, either a private
intranet or the Internet.
You can also configure eight separate users internally with unique access
privileges, all of which are stored only within the switch.
The CX Quad IP connects four IP users, plus one local user, to up to 16
servers, with the ability to cascade units up to 256 servers. Access servers
across any IP network using a Java-enabled Web browser or VNC client.
Additionally, the switch supports Display Data Channel (DDC) emulation.
DDC enables your monitor to communicate with the attached CPUs’ video
cards and configure the CPUs’ video drivers automatically at boot up.
You can set up the CX switches behind the security of your network firewall
and it also has the security features it needs to be safe on its own. This
enterprise-grade KVM switch uses AES128 bit encryption and RSA2048
authentication, ensuring your control system remains secure at all times.
Connect user stations and servers via lightweight and inexpensive CAT5,
CAT5e, or CAT6 UTP cable — no bulky KVM cables needed. UTP cable
provides more distance than KVM cable to connect the servers. Use SAMs
(page 74) to provide keyboard, video, mouse and speaker connections.
Servers may be placed 10 metres from the switch.
The ServSwitch CX switches feature Ecopulse circuitry, which powers down
unused circuits when they are not required. Over the life of the switches,
this reduction of power saves significant resources.
16-port
KV4161A
CX KVM Switch Quad IP
Internet/WAN
KVM Tray
Server Access
Modules
(SAMs - page 74)
Remote
User
PCs
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KVM Switches | Data Centre KVM
Manage multiple CPUs from a single workstation
with these PS/2 and USB console/server switches.
EC Series KVM Switches
Scan code for more
information.
These basic KVM switches are ideal for businesses ready
to expand into multiple server management KVM systems
using native cable. The EC KVM switches are very cost
effective because they work with PS/2 and/or USB consoles
(computer workstations) and servers, making them perfect
for basic data centre switching.
Switch between servers using front-panel buttons or
hotkeys. Or with autoscan, the EC will scan and switch
between servers, one by one, at an interval that you
determine. When autoscan detects any keyboard or mouse
activity, it suspends the scanning until activity stops and
then resumes with the next computer in sequence.
Additionally, the EC series is ideal for areas where you have
a limited amount of space. The 1U-high ECs can be used
on a desktop or mounted in a rack or cabinet. (Brackets
are included with the 8- and 16-port models.)
To save more space, the KVM circuitry is concentrated in
a single connector at the server end. This way, you have
fewer cables to install when making server connections.
In addition, all models feature on-screen display. Through
this OSD, you can assign 14-character server names that
make sense to you, view the connection status by port,
and lock servers from unauthorized users.
Because the EC is plug-and-play, you can add or subtract
servers almost as quickly as you can plug and unplug cables.
What’s more, the EC stores system settings and name
entries in nonvolatile memory and saves your keyboard
settings for each server, restoring them when you come
back to that machine.
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KVM Switches | Data Centre KVM
EC KVM Switch with DVI + USB
nResolutions up to 1920 x 1200.
nSingle-link DVI USB KVM switch with USB/DVI console
connections.
nOS independent and transparent to all applications.
nDDC2B compatible for use with the latest digital monitors.
n1U or 2U switches for mounting in server room racks or cabinets.
The EC KVM Switch DVI + USB steps up the video resolution, giving users
sharp, clear DVI single-link signals. These switches ensure superb video
quality and video resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 and they are DDC2B
compatible. Use them with digital monitors without worrying about delay
or skew.
Servers
Video
8-port
16-port
USB
DVI-D
KV9508A
KV9516A
EC KVM Switch For PS/2 and USB Servers
and PS/2 and USB Consoles
These switches are ideal for small or medium business offices ready to
expand into multiple server management KVM systems using native cable.
EC KVM Switches for PS/2 and USB servers and PS/2 and USB consoles are
very cost effective because they work with PS/2 and/or USB consoles and
servers, making them perfect for basic data centre KVM switching.
nManage multiple CPUs from a single desktop.
nIdeal for non-misison critical installations.
nVGA resolutions up to 1920 x 1440.
nOS independent and transparent to all applications.
Servers
Console
Video
4-port
8-port
16-port
PS/2
PS/2
VGA
KV9004A
KV9008A
KV9016A
PS/2, USB
PS/2
VGA
KV9104A
KV9108A
KV9116A
PS/2, USB
PS/2, USB
VGA
KV9204A
KV9208A
KV9216A
For CPU Cables, see page 77.
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KVM Switches | Desktop KVM
Product Selection Guide for Black Box Desktop KVM Switches
User
PC
Common
No.
of Users
No. of
Computers
Computer
Connections
Video
Interface
Video
Heads
1
4
USB
DVI-I
1
1
2
USB
DVI-D
1
4
USB
1
2
1
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USB
Compatability
Cable Part #
Part #
Page #
•
Basic
EHN900024U
KV9604A
50–51
1
•
Basic
EHN900025U
KV9612A
50–51
DVI-I
1
•
Basic
EHN900024U
KV9614A
50–51
USB
DisplayPort
1
•
Basic
VCB-DP
KV9702A
50–51
4
USB
DisplayPort
1
•
Basic
VCB-DP
KV9704A
50–51
1
2
USB
DVI-D
2
•
Basic
EHN900025U
KV9622A
50–51
1
4
USB
DVI-I
2
Basic
EHN900024U
KV9624A
50–51
1
8
USB
DVI-D
2
Basic
EHN900025U
KV9628A
50–51
1
4
USB
DisplayPort
1
•
•
•
Advanced
VCB-DP
KV9804A
52–53
1
4
USB
DVI-I
1
•
•
•
Advanced
EHN900024U
KV2004A
52–53
1
4
USB
DVI-I
2
•
•
•
Advanced
EHN900024U
KV2204A
52–53
1
4
USB
DVI-I
3
•
•
•
Advanced
EHN900024U
KV2304A
52–53
1
4
USB
DVI-I
4
•
•
•
Advanced
EHN900024U
KV2404A
52–53
1
8
USB
DVI-I
1
•
•
•
Advanced
EHN900024U
KV2008A
52–53
1
4
USB
VGA
1
•
•
•
Advanced
KV3004A
52–53
1
4
USB
VGA
2
•
•
•
Advanced
KV3204A
52–53
1
4
USB
VGA
3
•
•
•
Advanced
KV3304A
52–53
1
4
USB
VGA
4
•
•
•
Advanced
KV3404A
52–53
1
4
USB
•
•
•
Advanced
KV0004A-R2
54–55
1
2
PS/2 or USB
KV401A–
KV408A
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VGA
1
RS-232
Audio
Firmware
Upgradeable
Basic
Included
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KVM Switches | Desktop KVM
Control two computers with our
low-cost KVM switch in a cable.
Micro KVM Switch
nAccess
two computers from a single shared monitor,
keyboard and mouse.
nVideo resolutions up to 1920 x 1440.
nUltra-small size makes it perfect for tight spaces.
nPlug-and-play install and set up.
nPowered from the keyboard and mouse interface.
Console
Computer
PS/2
(2) PS/2
KV401A
PS/2
(2) USB
KV402A
PS/2
(1) PS/2, (1) USB
KV403A
PS/2
(2) PS/2
•
KV404A
PS/2
(2) USB
•
KV405A
PS/2
(1) PS/2, (1) USB
•
KV406A
•
KV408A
USB
(2) USB
USB
(2) USB
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Audio
Part #
KV407A
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KVM Switches | Desktop KVM
Access to multiple systems with high-definition video
is easy through these desktop KVM switches.
DT Series Desktop KVM Switches
Scan code for more
information.
Set up basic desktop KVM switching with high-resolution digital video. Through the use of these entry-level
KVM switches, even small and home offices can benefit from reduced clutter and lower energy costs. The DT
Series KVM switches support resolutions of 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz while managing up to eight separate CPUs.
Each desktop switch supports keyboard and mouse plug-and-play.
For best results, these switches can be used with DT Series CPU cables (EHN900024U, see page 77), DVI-D to
DVI-D male-to-male cables (EVNDVI02) and Black Box audio cables (EJ110).
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KVM Switches | Desktop KVM
DisplayPort, USB and Audio
nSupport for DisplayPort with high resolutions up to UXGA
(1600 x 1200), full HD (1920 x 1200), WUXA (1920 x 1200),
and WQXGA (2560 x 1600, dual-link.)
nSwitching system enables the USB or audio devices
to operate independently.
DT DisplayPort KVM Desktop Switches support one of the current highest
video resolution standards. Along with high resolution video, switch other
peripherals collectively or independently, depending on whether you want
to do parallel tasks on different machines, or target a single computer with
multiple peripherals. Switching is controlled by front-panel buttons
or hotkeys.
2-Port
4-Port
KV9702A
KV9704A
DVI and USB
nSwitch two or four PCs with DVI and USB.
nSupports resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz.
nHotkey switching.
nKits available with CPU cables included.
Access up to four CPUs with high-resolution DVI video connectors from a
single workstation with the USB desktop KVM switches. DT DVI switches
support full HD video at resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.
Choose from transparent USB 2.0 switches or emulated USB keyboard/
mouse (K/M). Emulated USB means unselected computers continue to
see the identities of the keyboard and mouse, which means that no
enumeration is necessary when their link becomes active once again. This
makes reconnecting faster and increases switching relability.
USB
2-Port
4-Port
Transparent
USB 2.0
Emulated USB
KV9612A
2-Port Kit
4-Port Kit
KV9604A
KV9604A-K
KV9614A
KV9612A-K KV9614A-K
Dual-Head DVI and Audio
nTwo-, four-, or eight-port KVM switches provide control
of up to eight dual-head and USB-enabled multimedia computers.
nSupport digital resolutions up to a 1920 x 1200.
nUSB 2.0 device hub ports support high-speed USB device sharing.
Control up to eight multimedia computers. The switches support
digital resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 for sharp video plus stereo audio.
The DVI-I Dual-Head switches also support analog video resolution up
to 1920 x 1200.
In addition to multimedia capabilities, these desktop KVM switches
feature four USB ports. The device hub port supports USB 1.1 or 2.0
high-speed device sharing. The switches are truly plug-and-play with
DDC2B emulation.
Dual-Head DVI
Audio
2-Port
DVI-D
•
KV9622A
DVI-I
•
DVI-I
•
DVI with
Bidirectional Audio
•
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4-Port
8-Port
KV9624A
KV9628A
KV9634A
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KVM Switches | Desktop KVM
Multilayered switching with True USB Emulation in
desktop switches for multiple video heads.
Wizard Series Desktop KVM Switches
Scan code for more
information.
Black Box Wizard Desktop Switches are professional-grade
compact desktop KVM switches for control of multiple CPUs.
The key feature of the Wizard series is the advanced USB
emulation and the extension to multiple video heads. True USB
Emulation ensures the full characteristics of the connected USB
peripherals, including keyboards and mice, are passed to every
system concurrently, so specialized features are quickly
recognized on the attached devices. True USB Emulation
supports a wide array of USB devices and KVM extenders
without any delay in USB switching. Each Wizard switch
supports multilayered switching, so users can switch video,
audio and USB signals together or separately. These desktop
KVM switches also work well with KVM extenders in
configurations that need to go a little farther.
The switches support resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 on duallink DVI or DisplayPort. Multihead video channel access enables
a single KVM workstation user to control separate computer
systems or servers and flexibly share peripherals among them.
The switches support a wide range of USB devices, including
high-speed USB 2.0 peripherals. Printers, scanners and
non-standard HID devices can all be connected.
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Dual-Link DVI and USB
nSupports dual-link DVI, single-link DVI and VGA; maximum resolutions are 2560 x 1600 at 60 Hz via DVI-D.
nStereo audio and USB 2.0 switch independently from the video signal.
nCombines transparent USB 2.0 with emulated USB HID.
You can switch up to eight PCs via OSD, hotkeys, mouse, or RS-232/V.24.
The switch provides resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 Hz at 60 Hz. Plus, it
supports dual-link DVI-D and single-link DVI-D.
8-Port X
KV2008A
Multihead Video with USB
nHigh-performance multihead KVM switching with True
USB Emulation.
nEnables a single user to control four computers fitted with dual-head,
tri-head, or quad-head video and share USB peripherals between them.
This highly flexible KVM switch centralizes and simplifies high-end,
multihead video switching access at a single user console with multiple
DVI screens.
Plus, with advanced support for multiple high-speed USB devices, the
Wizard DVI Multihead KVM Switch serves today’s busy multitaskers quite
well. It’s ideal for IT administrators and medical imaging, graphic design
and broadcast studio professionals who not only require quick, reliable
access to multiple computer CPUs and multiple video channels, but also
need simultaneous access to a mix of USB peripherals.
DVI
USB
Video Heads
Part #
•
VGA
•
1
KV2004A
•
•
2
KV2204A
•
•
3
KV2304A
•
•
4
KV2404A
•
•
1
KV3004A
•
•
2
KV3004A
•
•
3
KV3304A
•
•
4
KV3404A
DisplayPort and USB
n4-port switch with DisplayPort connections.
nSupports DisplayPort video standard for high-resolution video from
full HD up to 2560 x 1600 dual-link.
This compact unit enables a single operator to control up to four
computer systems and share peripherals between them. Switch KVM
signals, audio and two USB devices in unison or independently between
all the connected systems.
This desktop KVM switch supports DisplayPort 1.1, four lanes at 2.7 Gb/s.
Video resolutions supported include UXGA (1600 x 1200), full HD (1920 x
1080), WUXA (1920 x 1200) and WQXGA (2560 x 1600, dual-link).
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KV9804A
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KVM Switches | Desktop KVM Trading Desk
Fast, reliable switching between computer systems
simply by moving a mouse from screen to screen.
Freedom II KVM Switch
Scan code for more
information.
Create a unified desktop system across up to four separate
computers with similar or different operating systems.
The Freedom II KVM Switch enables a single user to easily
access information and control operations across four computer
systems and monitors, saving time, money and space. The
Freedom II works like an extended desktop switch. With it,
you can perform functions that ordinarily would require four
separate keyboard/mouse sets—freeing up valuable desktop
space and simplifying your work. Once the screen layout is
configured for the attached PCs, switching between PCs is
as simple as moving your mouse from screen to screen.
It’s ideal for professionals in command and control applications,
such as those in broadcast or in finance on a trading room
floor. Not only can users switch between several computers,
but they get access to a mix of USB peripherals, including USB
2.0 devices. When properly configured, the switch has two
switched USB Type A ports for the USB 2.0 peripheral
connectivity, in addition to its four USB Type B ports for
computer channels and two USB type A ports for USB
keyboard/mouse connections.
See applications on pages 25, 27.
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Additionally, because of the TC/IP port the Freedom II
integrates with the Black Box Agility IP-based KVM system.
The Freedom II can interface with up to four Agility receivers
that are connected to remote servers or PCs over an Ethernet
LAN and then switch the Agility targets using just one
keyboard and mouse.
The Freedom LED system is a 10-port accessory that
supports up to 10 LEDs of variable brightness and colors.
Connected to the Freedom, the LEDs show where the
keyboard/mouse (K/M) controls are located. Each LED
designates a monitor connection, so this device can support
up to 10 monitors.
No software is needed for single-head support, so setup is
simplified and you won’t create any security issues in the
process—a real concern in government, healthcare and
banking environments. Additionally, the Freedom II works
with all known software and operating systems, including
Windows®, Linux®, Mac®, Sun™, UNIX® and NetWare®
systems. Multi-head support with Glide-and-Switch is only
supported on Windows OS.
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Freedom II
nSimplifies
USB keyboard/mouse access across four computers, and supports analog audio.
nWith Windows OS, up to four monitors can be supported on each system.
nIncludes push button control.
nKV0004A-R2
Freedom II LED Monitor ID Kit
nBe aware of which screen is active and the location of the mouse pointer when using the Freedom switch.
nLED attaches to monitor and is lit when screen is active.
nController unit and 4 LEDs with 3 metres cables (KV0004A-LED); cascadable to support more monitors.
Switching ports with the Freedom II is as simple as moving the mouse cursor over the connected
monitors’ X and Y borders. Users can also employ “quick-fire” hotkey or front-panel switching.
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KVM Switches | Secure KVM Switches
Safely access servers between secure and non-secure
networks; superior data isolation and protection for
government agencies.
Secure Desktop KVM Switches
Scan code for more
information.
nHigh port-to-port electrical isolation, which facilitates data separation
(RED/BLACK). Channel-to-channel –80-dB to –60-dB crosstalk isolation
provides robust isolation between networks, so they’re ideal for
government applications that access classified networks in addition to
public networks such as the Internet.
nThe low radiated emissions profile protects against electronic snooping.
nSwitches are permanently hard wired, preventing access from one CPU
or network to the others.
nExternal tamper-evident seals.
nSupport DVI-I video, which is DC balanced and may be encoded for
security.
Threat: Microprocessor malfunction or unanticipated software bugs
cause data to flow between ports.
Solution: Unidirectional keyboard and mouse data flow is enforced by
hardware “data diodes” so data isolation doesn’t rely on software
integrity. This makes it impossible for the computer to send data along
the keyboard and mouse signaling channel. This advanced design also
ensures data isolation through hardware and prevents the keyboard
and mouse interfaces from becoming covert computer-to-computer
signaling channels because of software holes or unanticipated bugs.
Threat: Accidental port switching.
Solution: Locked-down operation disables all keyboard hotkey and
mouse switching functions in both software and hardware so that
data corruption can’t inadvertently cause an unanticipated channel
change. The only way to change the channels is with the front-panel
keys. There is only one button per channel, so channel selection is clear.
Color-coded visual feedback confirms the channel selection.
Threat: Signaling by shorting the power supply or loading the power.
Solution: Each port is independently powered by its USB port. Shorting
the power supply on one port will not cause the power on the other
ports to be switched off. The shared keyboard, mouse and monitor
circuitry are powered by the power supply. The lack of a common
power supply minimizes electronic signaling.
Threat: Detection of signals on one computer by monitoring for crosstalk
(leakage) signals on another computer.
Solution: Minimum crosstalk separation of 60 dB provided between
signals from one computer and input or I/O signals to another.
There are no connections to sensitive analog inputs, such as computer
microphone ports. Microphone circuitry enables sensitive recording of
small analog signals. Even very low crosstalk levels could be recorded
and act as a means by which a non-selected computer could read data
being sent to another computer.
Threat: Physical proximity between ports enables data leakage.
Solution: Isolation is improved by placing the red and black ports
at the opposite edges of the switch.
See application on page 26.
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KVM Switches | Secure KVM Switches
USB, DVI-I, TEMPEST Level 2
nNSA tested and TEMPEST approved for and by the U.S. Air Force. Other agencies under review for approval.
nSwitches are designed with tamper-proof seals fitted over countersunk screws to prevent physical tampering.
USB, VGA, TEMPEST Level 1
nVGA-supported resolutions up to 1920 x 1280.
Secure Desktop KVM Switches come with a range of important security features,
making them ideal in military and government applications. Altogether, they
surpass the security profiles of competitors’ KVM switches. Black Box switches
are TEMPEST approved (except SW2008A-USB-EAL and SW4008-USB-EAL)
The Secure Desktop KVM Switches with USB provide control and separation of
up to four PCs connected to secure and non-secure networks through just one
keyboard, monitor and mouse. Users can safely switch among as many as four
computers operating at different classification levels without worry.
USB, DVI
nIn evalution for updated security criteria from NIAP (EAL).
nShielded metal case on all models features double shielding in critical areas.
# of Ports
DVI
VGA
TEMPEST
2
•
via adapter
Level 2
EAL
SW2007A-USB
Part #
4
•
via adapter
Level 2
SW4007A-USB
2
•
Level 1
•
SW2006A-USB-EAL
4
•
Level 1
•
SW4006A-USB-EAL
2
•
via adapter
•
SW2008A-USB-EAL
4
•
via adapter
•
SW4008A-USB-EAL
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KVM Console Trays
Reduce clutter and save space in the server room with
a rackmountable KVM console tray.
KVM Drawers, USB and PS/2, VGA and Wide-Screen
(ServView Series)
Scan code for more
information.
These Black Box KVM console drawers offer server management in a space-saving, streamlined
package. The trays include a keyboard, touchpad mouse and high-resolution TFT LCD panel screen
(standard or wide-screen) housed in an industry-standard 19" 1U rack drawer, which saves valuable
cabinet space. A front-panel USB port remains accessible to peripherals even when the keyboard and
mouse tray are stored.
nFor remote server control, consider CATx Integrated KVM Tray Modules, 8- or 16-port, over CATx or CATx with IP (KVT517A-8CATX, 16CATX, 8CATX-1IP, 16CATX-1IP, 16CATX-4IP). Users can control up to 16 mutiplatform computers from the console tray via CATx patch cables (EVNSL81) and Server Access Modules (SAMs).
See SAMs on page 74.
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KVM Console Trays
Dual-rail Console Drawers
nFlip-open
nKeyboard
17" LCD panel.
and mouse pad can be stored with the monitor still open.
Standard Monitor
Wide-Screen Monitor
nResolutions
nResolutions
up to 1280 x 1024.
tray with no KVM switch; VGA or DVI, USB, PS/2 connectors (KVT517A-1UV-R2).
nTrays with integrated KVM switches, 8 ports or 16 ports; VGA, USB, PS/2 connectors (KVT517A-8UV,
KVT517A-16UV).
nStand-alone
up to 1920 x 1200.
tray with no KVM switch; VGA or DVI, USB,
PS/2 connectors (KVT517A-1UV-WIDE).
nTrays with integrated KVM switches, 8 ports or 16 ports;
VGA, USB, PS/2 connectors (KVT517A-8UV-WIDE, KVT517A-16UV-WIDE).
nTray with integrated 8-port KVM switch; DVI, USB
connectors (KVT517A-8DV-WIDE).
nStand-alone
All models have an LED bar on the front that enables
you to easily find your closed tray in a darkened server
room or data centre.
KVM switch selection buttons on the monitor bezel enable
switching between servers with only the LCD panel open.
Single-rail Console Drawers with
native 1920 x 1200 images
nIdeal to control our Enterprise KVM systems from the central server room.
n17” display with full sized keyboard and glide pad.
nHDCP support and picture-in-picture display.
nMultiple keyboard languages.
nStand-alone tray with no KVM switch; VGA, DVI, S-Video & composite video, USB or PS/2 connectors (KVT1920E).
USB Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter
A compact, easy way to remedy a server problem when no KVM tray is available. Plug a laptop into the server with this adapter
for quick BIOS-level control. This handheld adapter (KVT100A) plugs into the server on one end and a laptop on the other.
nMakes
it simple to troubleshoot or service a system after a crash.
nIncludes software for viewing server video without needing to reboot or change server.
nNo drivers to install on target computer.
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Product Selection Guide for KVM Extenders
USB
Support
Video
Heads
Maximum
Distance
Maximum Resolution
Part #
Page #
CAT6/6a/7
Shielded
2.0
1
50 metres
1920 x 1200
ACU5501A-R4
62
•
CAT6/6a/7
Shielded
2.0
2
50 metres
1920 x 1200
ACU5502A-R3
62
DVI-D
•
CATx
2.0
1
50 metres
2560 x 1600
ACU5520A
63
DVI-D
•
IP via
CATx
HID
1
100 metres
1920 x 1200
DTX1000
40–41, 61
DVI-D
•
IP via
CATx
HID
2
100 metres
1920 x 1200
DTX1002
40–41, 61
Analog
Audio
Medium
DVI-D
•
DVI-D
Interface
RS-232
Dual
Access
DVI-D
•
•
IP via CATx
or fibre
2.0
1
100 metres
1920 x 1080
ACR1000A-R2
38–39, 68
DVI-D
•
•
IP via CATx
or fibre
2.0
2
100 metres
1920 x 1200
ACR1020A
38–39, 68
DVI-D
•
•
IP via CATx
or fibre
2.0
2
100 metres
2560 x 1600
ACR1002A
38–39, 68
CATx
2.0
1
•
120 metres
1920 x 1200
ACX300
64–65
CATx
2.0
1
•
120 metres
1920 x 1200
ACX310
64–65
Fibre
2.0
1
•
400 metres
1920 x 1200
ACX310F
64–65
•
400 metres
1920 x 1200
ACX310FIA
64–65
DVI/HDMI
•
DVI-D
DVI-D
DVI-I
•
Fibre
2.0
1
DVI-D
•
CAT6/6a/7
Shielded
2.0
1
150 metres
1920 x 1200
ACU5700A
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DisplayPort
•
CAT6/6a/7
Shielded
2.0
2
100 metres
3840 x 2160
ACU5800A
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VGA
CATx
HID
1
50 metres
1600 x 1200
ACU4001A
69
VGA
CATx
HID
2
50 metres
1600 x 1200
ACU4201A
69
•
CATx
HID
2
50 metres
1600 x 1200
ACU4222A
69
•
CATx
HID
1
50 metres
1920 x 1440
ACU5051A
70
•
CATx
HID
1
50 metres
1920 x 1440
ACU5052A
70
CATx
HID
1
150 metres
1920 x 1200
ACU5050A-R2
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CAT6
HID
2
300 metres
1920 x 1200
ACU5250A-R2
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VGA
•
VGA
60
VGA
•
VGA
•
VGA
•
•
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KVM Extenders
Extend video over a LAN or combine CATx and fibre cabling
with these extender options.
Extender options for scalable systems that need to go farther.
Workstation
Speakers
Transmitter
LAN
Receiver
CPU
nPoint-to-point
KVM and HD video extension over an IP network with Agility IP-Based
KVM Switch system.
nTransmitters and receivers install directly into existing LAN infrastructure.
nOr choose to extend KVM and video over a LAN/WAN with InvisaPC.
See products on pages 38–39, 40–41 and 68.
DKM FX Housing for Modular DKM Extenders (ACXMODH4-R2)
ACX1MR-DVHID-C
For more flexible extender options, this system uses a 2-, 4-, 6-, or 21-slot chassis and
interface cards to transmit a variety of signals over a mix of CATx and fibre cable. Choose
from more than 30 interface cards that carry digital video signals, including SDI, DisplayPort
and HDMI, as well as audio, USB HID, USB 2.0 and serial signals. Contact Black Box pre-sales
engineers to configure the ideal system for the extender application.
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Pure, digital video retains crisp, clean clarity for DVI-D signals
over CATx — no loss, no conversion.
Wizard DVI-D and USB KVM Extender
nSend perfect 1080p digital video up to 50 metres over CAT6/7 without
compression or delay of video data.
nResolutions
up to 165 Megapixels per second per video head, the maximum
rate available on single-link DVI connections.
nBidirectional
nCarry
USB support.
extended DDC EDID data from display device to display adapter.
DVI
USB
Part #
Single-head
•
•
ACU5501A-R4
Dual-head
•
•
ACU5502A-R3
19” Chassis for up to 16 units
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KVM Extenders | Digital
High-performance KVM extension with dual-link DVI
over CATx cable.
Dual-link KVM Extender, DVI + USB and Audio
The Dual-link KVM Extender DVI + USB transmits lossless DVI video up to 50 metres, enabling workstations to be put in quiet,
climate controlled areas while CPUs are housed separately and securely. Lossless video ensures a high image quality, without
delay or visible artifacts.
n Transmit
dual-link DVI, USB 2.0 and analog audio over a single CATx cable up to 50 metres.
resolution of 2560 x 1600 at 60 Hz.
n Remote unit features 4-port USB hub.
n Use of one CATx cable means this extender integrates seamlessly in your infrastructure.
n No software, drivers, or configuration needed. Plug-and-play.
n USB 2.0 supports HID devices such as keyboards, mouse, touchscreens and tablets.
n USB 2.0 also supports full speed (12Mbps) isochronous devices, such as a mass storage device.
nIntelligent EDID management.
n ACU5520A
n Maximum
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KVM Extenders | With optional switching
DVI and USB KVM extension in a point-to-point
configuration; point-to-multipoint with a switching
option; choose copper or fibre cabling.
KVM Extenders for DVI + USB (ACX300 series)
Scan code for more
information.
These small form factor extenders are designed for high-definition video and USB KVM extension.
They support Full HD 1080p resolutions at 1920 x 1200, plus extend audio and RS-232. The USB
interface enables USB HID and USB 2.0, including touchscreens, graphic tablets, sound modules and
serial adapters. A support license enables external USB 2.0 storage devices to be added as well,
including hard drives or USB memory sticks.
With a switching upgrade, the ACX300 series extenders become a cost effective entry into digital
KVM extension and matrix switching for VGA and DVI sources. Extend and switch a single user
console to up to 48 targets with the upgrade.
Mounting options for the ACX300 extender series include a 19" rackmount kit for four extenders,
DIN-rail mounting and table or wall mounts.
The ACX300 series is our product of choice for remote control in industrial applications. They feature
a compact, robust design, can be mounted to DIN rails and incorporate all capabilities required.
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KVM Extenders | With optional switching
DVI/HDMI + USB 2.0 over CATx
nExtend signals up to 125 metres over copper cable.
nSupports DVI-D to HDMI with adapter cable. (HDCP is not supported.)
nRemote unit includes a four-port USB hub, (4) USB Type A ports.
DVI-D + USB 2.0 over Fibre
nDVI-D resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.
nExtend signals up to 400 metres over multimode fibre.
nDistances up to 20 km over single mode fibre, with optional SFP.
nRemote unit includes a four-port USB hub, (4) USB Type A ports.
DVI-I, USB 2.0 and Audio over CATx or Fibre
nExtends digital video up to 400 metres over multimode or longer distances via single-mode fibre cable with optional SFP.
nDVI-I signals in, DVI-D signals out via local feed-through port.
nBidirectional stereo audio extension for speakers and a microphone is supported.
nSupports legacy VGA signal input with VGA to DVI adapter.
nRemote unit includes a four-port USB hub, (4) USB Type A ports.
Video
USB
DVI/HDMI
2.0
DVI-I
2.0
DVI-I
2.0
DVI-I
2.0
Audio
•
•
CATx
Part #
Accessories
Part #
•
Fibre
ACX300
USB 2.0 Storage License for ACX300
ACX300-U2
•
ACX310
USB 2.0 Storage License for ACX310
ACX310-U2
•
ACX310F
KVM Switching Upgrade
ACX3-SW
•
ACX310FIA
19” Rackmount Kit
ACX300-RMK
DIN-rail Mount Kit
ACX300-DRM
Table/Wall Mount Kit
ACX300-TMK
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Long-distance extender transmits DVI-D, USB, serial,
and audio over a single CATx cable up to 150 metres.
DVI-D/USB LRX KVM Extender
Scan code for more
information.
n Extension
distance is 150 metres to a single screen; maximum resolution is
1920 x 1080.
n Higher resolution (1920 x 1200) is possible over a shorter cable (100 metres).
n Supports USB 2.0 for keyboard and mouse, as well as for storage devices, touch
screens and web cameras.
n Transmits pixel-perfect digital video with no compression and enables real-time
control of USB devices.
n Includes intelligent EDID management.
n Includes a 4-port USB hub on the receiver, which enables several USB devices
to be connected.
n ACU5700A
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KVM Extenders
Extend DisplayPort video signals over CATx cable;
supports resolutions up to 4K.
KVM Extender DisplayPort Dual-Head
nExtension
distance is up to 150 metres for a single 1920 x 1080 screen.
two 1920 x 1200 screens, extension distance is 100 metres. Or at that distance,
extend higher resolution signals, up to 3840 x 2160 (4K), to a single screen.
nSupports USB 2.0 for storage devices, as well as S/PDIF and analog audio.
nThe receiver supports DisplayPort Dual Mode, which enables monitors that only support
HDMI or DVI to be used.
nIncludes intelligent EDID management.
nACU5800A
nFor
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One product - Three extension modes with maximum reliability:
Direct connect CATx, direct connect fibre or via an Ethernet LAN
Agility
Single or Dual Head
Workstation
Transmitter
CATx up to 100 metres
Receiver
CPU
Single or Dual Head
Workstation
Transmitter
Fibre 10 km and more
depending on SFP fibre module
Receiver
CPU
Single or Dual Head
Workstation
Transmitter
Any distance
within a LAN
Receiver
CPU
n Extend
DVI-D, USB HID, USB 2.0, audio and serial data over the distance.
n Select a direct CATx connection for ranges up to 100 metres, use the SFP-port for EMI/RFI resistant purposes and longer fibre links or connect the extender units
throughout an TCP/IP network.
n Choose between Single Link DVI (ACR1000A) up to 1920x1200/1080p, Dual Head DVI (ACR1020A) with two 1920x1200/1080p channels and Dual Link DVI (ACR1002A) up to 2560x1600/2kx2k versions.
n Use the alternative link port to establish link redundancy or link aggregation.
n No-loss compression, low latency, pixel-perfect video and control.
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KVM Extenders
Sharp, clear VGA resolutions transmitted up to 50 metres.
USB Micro KVM Extender Kits
n Transmit
VGA video, keyboard and mouse signals up to 50 metres over CATx UTP cable.
n Support VGA resolutions up to 1600 x 1200.
n Kits come with (1) local and (1) remote unit.
n Remote units include a built-in 4-port USB hub to connect keyboards, mouse, monitors and other USB 1.1 HIDs.
n Provide local passthrough for video signals to connect a local VGA monitor for administration.
n Additional keyboard and mice can be attached directly to the spare USB ports on the server for local access.
VGA
Serial
Audio
Part #
Single Access
•
ACU4001A
Dual-Head
•
ACU4201A
Dual-Head
•
•
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ACU4222A
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Remote control up to 50 metres with crystal-clear VGA in dense
applications.
Wizard SRX KVM Extenders
n Control
a remote computer up to 50 metres away over a single CATx cable.
video, audio and transparent USB for keyboard, mouse and two further peripherals.
n USB fulfills the USB 1.1 specification on both 1,5 Mbit (low speed) and 12 Mbit (full speed).
n Support VGA resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz.
n True DDC support for ease of use with plug-and-play CRTs/LCDs.
n VGA and stereo audio feed through for local monitoring.
n Dual-head model also transmits serial RS-232 data up to 19.2 Kbit/s.
n Extender Kits come with (1) local and (1) remote unit.
n Rack up to 16 transmitter units with the optional 19” consolidation chassis (ACU5000A).
n Extends
VGA
Single Access
•
Dual-Head
•
Chassis for up to
16 units
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Serial
•
Audio
Distance
Part #
•
50 m
ACU5051A
•
50 m
ACU5052A
ACU5000A
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KVM Extenders
Extend high-resolution VGA signals over varying distances in
high-density applications.
Wizard USB KVM Extenders, up to 300 metres
Wizard KVM Extender, Single-Head
n A single CATx cable carries USB, Audio and VGA signals from a
backracked computer to the operator’s desk.
n Support VGA resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.
n Remote unit features 4-port USB hub for attaching multiple USB
devices.
n Supports all USB 1.1 devices and USB devices that run in low or
full speed USB 1.1 modes.
n CD quality of audio with local monitoring.
n True DDC support for ease of use with plug-and-play CRTs/LCDs.
n Compact space saving design - consolidate up to 16 extender units using the 19” Wizard rack-mount chassis (ACU5000A).
Desktop
Computer CPU
CATx Cable, up to 300 metres
Local Unit
Remote User
Remote User
Station
Wizard KVM Extender, Dual-Head
n Extend transmissions up to 300 metres over CAT6
or 250 metres over CAT5/5e.
n Support VGA resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.
n Remote unit features 4-port USB hub for attaching multiple
USB 2.0 devices.
n Features dual-head VGA support for workstations with two monitors.
n Requires two CATx links for the video channels.
nUp to 16 Wizard Extenders can be rackmounted in the Wizard Extender Chassis (ACU5000A).
VGA
Audio
Distance
Part #
Single-Head
•
•
300 metres
ACU5050A-R2
Dual-Head
•
•
300 metres
ACU5250A-R2
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KVM Multiviewer | 4Site
Video processing and KVM switching for monitoring and control.
4Site Multiviewer KVM Switches
The 4Site provides control and real-time monitoring for up to
four PCs from one console with a keyboard, video and mouse. This
classic four-port KVM switch also features simultaneous
monitoring of up to four different computer video sources on
a single screen.
The two most important differences in the 4Site models are that
the Flex supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP) transmission and offers an additional viewing mode,
Windows Mode. The Flex offers extension of full HD video at 60
fps in PiP, Windows and Quad viewing modes.
The 4Site gives you true USB emulation for controlling four servers
from one USB keyboard and mouse. The switch offers fluid video
performance at full refresh rates without frame dropping, perfect
for movies and animated content. HDCP support means the digital
data will not be interrupted between the source and the display.
This makes video playing during conferences smoother and is a
Quad Mode
boon in mission-critical areas that need to be constantly
monitored. Additionally, the integrated support for HDCP
encryption prevents non-licensed devices from receiving
content.
The switches are ready-to-use hardware solutions with a high level
of reliability and they are OS independent. Other ideal applications
include working in a control room, or wherever you need to keep
track of multiple screens. View them all on one monitor at your
workstation instead of setting up a bank of monitors.
4Site Flex and 4Site II process analog (VGA) and digital video
signals (DVI, HDMI by adapter) via DVI-I ports as both input and
output. Various video modes, including HDTV up to 1920 x 1200,
are supported in any combination as input and output.
The 4Site Flex also enables switching via a serial port using the
protocol DCP XML and by using a USB touchscreen.
Picture-in-Picture (PiP) Mode
Windows Mode
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KVM Multiviewer | 4Site
Scan code for more
information.
4Site Flex
nView video in four modes: Full Screen, Quad Screen, PiP and Windows.
nIn Windows Mode, all video sources can be displayed at once and freely scaled and resized.
nSupports 7.1 Surround Sound via the HDMI interface and HDCP.
4Site II
nView video in three modes: Full Screen, Quad Screen and PiP.
nSupports combinations of analog VGA and digital DVI video cards, monitors, even cameras.
Features
4Site Flex
4Site II
Full-screen Mode
•
•
Quad-Screen Mode
•
•
PiP Mode
•
•
Windows Mode
•
Maximum Resolution
1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
Supported Video Formats
DVI, VGA and HDMI via Adapter
DVI, VGA and HDMI via Adapter
Supported Audio
Embedded Digital Audio
Touchscreen Compatibility
•
•
USB 2.0
•
•
HDCP Support
•
Transparent, High-speed USB Matrix
•
•
Part #
KVP4004A
KVP4000A-R3
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KVM Components | KVM Access Modules
Server Access Modules for
CX and CX Uno KVM Switches
nConnect servers and CX KVM Switches using Server Access
Modules (SAMs).
nUse CATx to connect the SAM and the CX KVM Switch
server port.
nPlace CX switches up to 50 metres from users.
n“Keep alive” feature enables nonstop server operation
in case of power loss to the switch or link loss when disconnecting CATx cable.
nFlash upgradable.
nOrder one SAM for each server-to-switch connection.
nAlso works as a cost-efficient stand-alone KVM extender with the Remote Acces Modules (see page 75).
Server Access Module Product Selection Guide
Connector
Audio
Function
Dual Access
CX Compatibility
Part #
PS/2
KVM VGA
CX, CX Uno
KV1400A
USB
KVM VGA
CX, CX Uno,
CX Uno with IP,
CX Quad IP
KV1401A
PS/2
•
KVM VGA
CX, CX Uno,
CX Uno with IP,
CX Quad IP
KV1402A
USB
•
KVM VGA
CX, CX Uno,
CX Uno with IP,
CX Quad IP
KV1403A
Sun
•
KVM VGA
CX, CX Uno,
CX Uno with IP,
CX Quad IP
KV1404A
USB
USB
•
USB
KVM VGA
•
CX, CX Uno,
CX Uno with IP,
CX Quad IP
KV1405A
KVM VGA
•
CX, CX Uno,
CX Uno with IP,
CX Quad IP
KV1406A
Serial
CX Quad IP
KV1407A
USB
•
KVM DisplayPort
CX, CX Uno
KV1408A
USB
•
KVM Mini DisplayPort
CX, CX Uno,
CX Uno with IP,
CX Quad IP
KV1409A
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KVM Components | KVM Access Modules
Remote Access Modules for
CX and CX Uno KVM Switches
nFor
remote CPU/server access up to 300 metres away.
nUse CATx to connect the remote access module and the
CX KVM Switch user port.
nWork
well with multimedia workstations.
nOrder one remote module for each console-to-switch
connection.
Remote Access Module Product Selection Guide
Connector
Audio
Skew Compensation
PS/2
PS/2
•
PS/2
•
•
USB
USB
•
USB
•
•
CX Compatibility
Part #
CX, CX Uno
KV04-REM
CX, CX Uno
KV04A-REM
CX, CX Uno
KV04AS-REM
CX, CX Uno
KV04U-REM
CX, CX Uno
KV04UA-REM
CX, CX Uno
KV04AUS-REM
Server
CX Uno
PCs
Remote Access
Module
Remote User
Server Access
Modules (SAMs)
See products on pages 44–45.
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KVM Components | Video Troubleshooting
DVI-D to VGA Converter
nConverts single link DVI signals from a graphics card on a computer
for display on an analog VGA monitor or projector.
nPerforms digital-to-analog conversion. Built-in “virtual DDC” converts VGA analog DDC signals to DVI digital DDC signals. (AC1038A)
VGA EDID Ghost
nHelps prevent boot problems.
nPlug it into a display. It reads all EDID information.
nThen install it between a graphics card and a KVM switch
or KVM extender.
nIdeal for multimedia or KVM systems with newer monitors
supporting only a few high resolution formats.
(ACS2100A)
DVI-D EDID Ghost
nLearns EDID data from a DVI-D display, so your video source conforms to optimal resolution settings.
nGhost function saves the EDID of your displays, so the source boots with correct settings.
nEDID learning functionality prevents computers from
deactivating ports.
nSupports resolutions up to 2560 x 1600.
(VG-DVI)
Single Link DVI-D Splitter Cable 1-to-2
nSplits one DVI-D output port on your computer into
two monitor connections.
nFull adjustable EDID support with resolutions up to
1920 x 1200.
nSmall form factor, powered through USB.
nIdeal for KVM extension applications to connect a local monitoring station.
(ACXSPL12)
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KVM Accessories | KVM Cables
DVI/USB Cable for KVM Switches
nThis 2-in-1 cable links two DVI/USB devices.
nEach end of this cable features (1) DVI-I connector
and (1) USB connector.
nWorks well with our KVM Switch series EC, DT and 4Site.
Computer Connect
Switch Connect
DVI-I and USB Type A
DVI-I and USB Type B
Part #
(1.8-m) EHN900024U-0006
(3-m) EHN900024U-0010
(4.5-m) EHN900024U-0015
DVI/USB Cable for Desktop KVM Switches
nConnect desktop KVM switches and DVI/USB CPUs.
nWorks well with our KVM Switch series EC, DT and 4Site.
nGuaranteed for life!
Computer Connect
Switch Connect
DVI-D and USB Type A
DVI-D and USB Type B
Part #
(1.8-m) EHN900025U-0006
(3-m) EHN900025U-0010
(4.5-m) EHN900025U-0015
PS/2 CPU Cable, Short
nConnect an EC KVM Switch for data centres to a PS/2 server.
nGuaranteed for life!
Computer Connect
Switch Connect
VGA and PS/2
HD15 M
Part #
(1.8-m) EHN70001-0006
(3-m) EHN70001-0010
PS/2 CPU Cable, Long
nConnect an EC KVM Switch for data centres to a PS/2 server.
nGuaranteed for life!
Computer Connect
Switch Connect
VGA and PS/2
HD15 M
Part #
(4.5-m) EHN9000P-0015
(9.1-m) EHN9000P-0030
USB CPU Cable for EC
nConnect USB servers to EC KVM Switches.
nGuaranteed for life!
Computer Connect
Switch Connect
VGA and PS/2
HD15 M
Part #
(1.8-m) EHN9000U-0006
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(3-m) EHN9000U-00010
(4.5-m) EHN9000U-00015
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KVM Accessories | CATx and Fibre Cables
Copper and Fibre Cable for KVM
Extenders
Black Box carries a variety of cables to meet your infracstructure
connectivity needs. The small selection of cables on this page are
only a sample of the Black Box cables that work with our KVM extenders.
CAT6 and CAT6A shielded cable deliver a channel performance
beyond the standard. Use them with digital video and KVM extenders
for excellent results. CAT5e cable works with VGA extenders. Patch
cables come in a variety of lengths and colors. Fibre cable is ideal
for long runs between buildings or in industrial settings.
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nCAT6 Shielded 400-MHz Solid Conductor Bulk Cable, 24 AWG
Copper Bulk
MHz
Type
Jacket
Part #
nCAT6 Shielded 550-MHz Solid Conductor Bulk Cable, 24 AWG
CAT6
400 MHz
F/UTP
PVC
EVNSL0601A-1000
CAT6
550 MHz
UTP
PVC
EYN870A-PB-1000
CAT6A
650 MHz
F/UTP
PVC
EYN770A-RL-1000
CAT5e
350 MHz
F/UTP
PVC
EVNSL0501A-1000
nCAT6A 650-MHz Solid Bulk Cable
nCAT5e Shielded 350 MHz Solid Bulk Cable, 24 AWG
nGigaTrue3 CAT6 550-MHz Patch Cable.
nGigaTrue3 CAT6A 650-MHz Patch Cable
nGigaTrue3 CAT5e 100-MHz Patch Cable
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nAll cables are guaranteed for life!
nOther colors are available at blackboxas.no
Copper Patch
MHz
Type
Part #
CAT6
550 MHz
UTP
C6PC60-BL-01M
CAT6A
550 MHz
F/UTP
C6APC80S-BL-03
CAT5e
100 MHz
F/UTP
C5EPC60S-BL-01M
nAll cables are guaranteed for life!
nOther colors and lengths are available at blackboxas.no
Fibre Cable for Digital KVM
nFor use with fibre KVM extenders.
nUse for long runs between buildings or in industrial settings.
nMore colors and connectors available online.
nCall us for bulk cables.
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Mode
Core Size
Part #
Multimode OM3
50/125 u
EFE350 Series
Multimode OM1
62.5/125u
EFE070 Series
Single-Mode OS1/2
9/125u
EFE080 Series
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KVM Accessories | Video Cables
HDMI Cable, 180° Swivel Hood
nTransmit high-bandwidth compressed video, multichannel digital audio, and intelligent format and command data.
nSwiveling hood have connectors that turn 90° for tight installations.
nConnect digital KVM switches and HDMI displays.
Computer Connect
Switch Connect
HDMI Swivel Hood M
HDMI Swivel Hood M
Part #
(1-m) EVHDMI04-DS-001M
(2-m) EVHDMI04-DS-002M
(3-m) EVHDMI02-DS-003M
High-Speed HDMI Cable
nTransmit high-bandwidth compressed video, multichannel digital audio, and intelligent format and command data.
nHDMI is the recommended cable for 1080p and beyond.
nConnect digital KVM switches and HDMI displays.
Computer Connect
Switch Connect
HDMI M
HDMI F
Part #
(1-m) VCB-HDMI-001M
(3-m) VCB-HDMI-003M
(10-m) VCB-HDMI-010M
(30-m) VCB-HDMI-030M
DisplayPort Adapters
nSupports video up to 1080p.
nVersion 1.1 supports 10.8 Gpbs.
n32 AWG adapter cable is 30 cm long.
nConvert VGA, HDMI, or DVI for DisplayPort displays.
Male Connect
Female Connect
Part #
DisplayPort
DVI
EVNDPDVI-MF-R3
DisplayPort
VGA
EVNDPVGA-MF-R3
DisplayPort
HDMI
EVNDPHDMI-MF-R3
DisplayPort Cable, M/M
nTransmit digital video and audio in one cable.
nSupports video with up to 2560 x 1600 resolution plus digital audio.
nVersion 1.1 supports 10.8 Gbps.
Computer Connect
Switch Connect
Part #
DisplayPort M
DisplayPort M
(0.9-m) VCB-DP-0003-MM (1.8-m) VCB-DP-0006-MM (3-m) VCB-DP-0010-MM (4.5-m) VCB-DP-0015-MM
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KVM Accessories | CATx and Fibre Cables
DVI Cables
nSupports dual-link digital transmissions up to 9.9 Gbps and single-link transmissions up to 4.95 Gbps.
nDesigned specifically for high-performance data-transmission applications.
Computer Connect
Switch Connect
DVI-A M
VGA M
(1.8-m) EVNDVI01-0006
(3-m) EVNDVI01-0010
Part #
(4.5-m) EVNDVI01-0015
(7,6-m) EVNDVI01-0025
DVI-D M
DVI-D M
(1.8-m) EVNDVI02-0006
(3-m) EVNDVI02-0010
(4.5-m) EVNDVI02-0015
(7,6-m) EVNDVI02-0025
DVI-D M
DVI-D F
(1.8-m) EVNDVI03-0006
(3-m) EVNDVI03-0010
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VGA Video Cable
nFerrite core offers extra protection against external interference.
nFeatures tinned copper braid and outer braid for signal shielding.
Computer
Connect
Switch
Connect
VGA (HD15) M
VGA (HD15) M
VGA (HD15) M
VGA (HD15) F
Part #
(0.9-m) EVNPS06-0003-MM
(1.5-m) EVNPS06-0005-MM
(3-m) EVNPS06-0010-MM
(6-m) EVNDPDVI-0020-MM
(7,6-m) EVNPS06-0025-MM
(15.2-m) EVNPS06-0050-MM
(22.8-m) EVNPS06-0075-MM
(30.4-m) EVNPS06-0100-MM
VGA (HD15) F
(0.9-m) EVNPS06-0003-MF
(1.5-m) EVNPS06-0005-MF
(3-m) EVNPS06-0010-MF
(6-m) EVNPS06-0020-MF
VGA (HD15) F
(0.9-m) EVNPS06-0003-FF
(1.5-m) EVNPS06-0005-FF
(3-m) EVNPS06-0010-FF
(6-m) EVNPS06-0020-FF
(3-m) EVNDPDVI-0010-MM
(4.5-m) EVNDPDVI-0015-MM
DisplayPort to DVI Cable
nConnect digital DVI monitors to computers with DisplayPort connectors.
nSupports data-transfer rates of up to 10.8 Gbps.
nPlug-and-play and simple to install.
nDP++ standard.
Computer
Connect
Switch
Connect
DisplayPort M
DVI M
Part #
(0.9-m) EVNDPDVI-0003-MM (1.8-m) EVNDPDVI-0006-MM
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort
nLink a DisplayPort device to a computer, table, or phone with a Mini DisplayPort connector.
nMeets DisplayPort 1.1 standards; supports data transfer rates of up
to 5.4 Gbps for high-resolution displays.
nRequires no drivers or adapters — plug and play.
Computer
Connect
Switch
Connect
Part #
Mini DisplayPort M DisplayPort M (0.9-m) ENVMDPDP-0003-MM (1.8-m) ENVMDPDP-0006-MM (3-m) ENVMDPDP-0010-MM (4.5-m) ENVMDPDP-0015-MM
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Jacks, Panels, Hardware
Full-sized, climate-controlled, and
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Connect your network with copper and
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Cables
KVM
High-performance copper and fibre
solutions for structured cabling systems,
industrial environments, multimedia
systems, and more. Custom cables available.
Get access to a variety of target devices,
the ability to monitor workflow, and flexible
control of visual and peripheral elements
with high-performance KVM solutions.
Carts and Storage
Networking
Easily store, charge, and sync all mobile
devices. Carts and lockers adapt to
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The right technologies to build and
expand networks of all sizes, from
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Cooling Solutions
Power
Climate-controlled cabinets are like
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Get power control with Black Box
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Testers and Tools
Devices designed for commercial and
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switching systems to tried-and-true
short-haul modems.
Find the right tools and testers to check,
troubleshoot, and certify copper and fibre
network cabling.
Digital Signage
Video and Multimedia
Inform, persuade, and engage an
audience with dynamic, efficient,
and eye-catching digital signage.
Set up video and audio distribution
systems to deploy digital signage,
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HD video beyond the boardroom.
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