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Black Box® at IBC2023: Industry-Leading KVM-Over-IP Solutions for Broadcast, Media and Entertainment, and ESports
Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Black Box® at IBC2023: Industry-Leading KVM-Over-IP Solutions for Broadcast, Media and Entertainment, and ESports

Aug. 8, 2023 - At IBC2023 in Hall 10, Stand F40, Black Box® will feature IP-based KVM and AV solutions that empower users with exceptionally intuitive user experiences and incomparable system connectivity for production control rooms and both remote and hybrid productions — including live events — without compromise.

Black Box will show how the company’s cutting-edge solutions ensure flexible, scalable, and secure workflows with industry-leading low-IP-bandwidth usage. Visitors to the Black Box stand will discover new additions to the acclaimed Emerald® KVM-over-IP system that unite KVM and AV video wall processing under a single management system. They will experience the company’s fresh approach — integrating automation into Emerald, enabling greater system reliability through predictive maintenance, and simplifying workflows through synchronization of user workstations. Black Box also will highlight full support for the Elgato® Stream Deck.

Product managers and global solution experts will be available on the stand to answer questions about how Black Box solutions address a wide variety of broadcast, media, and control room challenges.

Emerald® KVM-Over-IP Platform

The Black Box Emerald® KVM-over-IP platform serves as an infinitely scalable universal access system, giving users the flexibility to connect to both physical and virtual machines, with anywhere, anytime IP access over an existing IP network, WAN, or even the internet. Advanced security and market-leading low-bandwidth consumption open up new ways to configure the studio infrastructure with maximum expandability incorporating remote users, remote productions, and distributed control rooms. Interoperability between 4K and HD video, combined with one-touch control room setups and a high degree of automation through Emerald's APIs, gives users valuable flexibility while ensuring ease of use.

The Emerald KVM-over-IP platform manages signals and format types, empowering users to deliver content with an innovative look and feel. Organizations can leverage existing IT equipment, facilitating control and monitoring through the Boxilla® KVM Manager’s intuitive and visually appealing KVM management dashboard. New small-form-factor DisplayPort units ease installation, much like the Emerald Remote App, by providing access to as many as nine concurrent Emerald connections from a Windows 10/11 laptop.


At IBC2023, Black Box will demonstrate the award-winning Emerald® DESKVUE KVM-over-IP receiver, a small-form-factor device that offers users a completely new concept in creating individually tailored workspaces. Emerald DESKVUE allows a user to access up to 16 different physical or virtual systems simultaneously, replacing multiple receivers and thus reducing system complexity and costs. All systems are displayed as individual windows on up to four 4K or curved (5K) monitors. Users can arrange these windows in any way, as they would on a video wall, but at their desk space. Switching between systems happens automatically in the background as users perform their tasks, removing any need for manual switching commands — or even awareness of system changes.


In the new Black Box Emerald®AV WALL, KVM unites with AV. IBC2023 attendees will be among the first to experience a preview of this brand-new Emerald® solution. Designed to meet user requirements for more effective collaboration, this new solution enables seamless interoperability with Emerald KVM-over-IP systems while also supporting non-KVM environments. EmeraldAV WALL complements Emerald DESKVUE, making it easy to display a single source from an Emerald system on a video wall for viewing by a larger group. The solution directly supports a 2x2 video wall while allowing for the expansion in the number of supported monitors through additional units.

“Emerald DESKVUE made a splash at the NAB Show, and we look forward to demonstrating at IBC2023 how this award-winning solution enables a new level of customization, responsiveness, and efficiency in working with numerous systems. Just as exciting at the show is a new product that builds on Emerald DESKVUE to enhance collaboration. Stand visitors will get the first-ever look at our new EmeraldAV WALL, a unique solution that unites KVM and AV.” — John Hickey, Senior Director of R&D and KVM Systems at Black Box

Win Big – Daily Live Draw on the Black Box Stand

IBC2023 attendees are invited to take a break, enjoy some music and free drinks, and (even better!) become the lucky winner of an Apple Watch® — all during the Happy User – Happy Black Box show, each day at 4 p.m. on the Black Box stand (Hall 10, Stand F40).

Please click here for information on the live draw rules and details.