NAB Show: Black Box To Launch Emerald DESKVUE

At the 2023 NAB Show (April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) in booth W1322, Black Box will showcase new additions to the company’s award-winning Emerald KVM-over-IP platform. It will also offer visitors a demonstration of the award-winning Emerald DESKVUE, what it calls “a completely new concept” in KVM-over-IP.

Black Box will also present more about DESKVUE in the Connect Innovation Theater W3421 on April 17 at 4 p.m.

Black Box high-performance KVM-over-IP solutions “address the requirements of modern broadcast, gaming, and esports environments. In addition to providing proven reliability, ensuring low-bandwidth requirements, and enabling exceptional user experiences with anytime, anywhere access, these solutions lower users’ cost of ownership, support greater workflow optimization, and contribute to more nimble IP-based operations.”

EmeraldDESKVUE —Black Box will debut and demonstrate its new Emerald DESKVUE KVM-over-IP receiver. Offering a completely new concept in KVM-over-IP, Emerald DESKVUE eliminates the traditional one-to-one relationship with a transmitter or virtual system and allows users to create a personalized workspace where they can simultaneously view and interact with up to 16 different systems. Users can now tailor their workspace as best suits their needs by connecting a single keyboard, mouse, USB 3/2 devices, audio, and up to four 4K/5K monitors. Emerald DESKVUE connects to physical systems via Emerald transmitters; VMs using RDP, PCoIP, PCoIP ultra, and H.264/265 sources; and Virtual Network Computing (VNC). All systems can be positioned across the screens as freely movable windows. Interacting with each system is as simple as moving the mouse onto the window. This model enables the user to maintain complete situational awareness and full control within easy reach.

Black Box 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 from any location at any time, which allows for optimized studio infrastructure and workflows. Advanced security and market-leading low-bandwidth consumption allow maximum expandability, incorporating remote users, remote productions, and distributed control rooms. Interoperability between 4K and HD video and one-touch setup of control rooms, combined with a high degree of automation through Emerald’s APIs, give users valuable flexibility and ease of use in managing signals and format types to deliver content with an innovative look and feel — all while preserving investment in existing IT equipment.

The Emerald Remote App turns any Windows 10 device into a software KVM receiver — without the need for additional hardware.


Black Box Boxilla KVM Manager — This enterprise-level KVM manager makes it easy for users to control and monitor an unlimited number of Emerald devices and software solutions. With its intuitive and visually appealing dashboard, Boxilla offers a simple, complete solution for monitoring system performance, configuring proactive security alerts, checking on real-time device status, and identifying active devices, connections, and users, as well as their current bandwidth usage. To offer a precise view of network bandwidth, Boxilla also provides at-a-glance access to dropped frames, round-trip time, and other critical system and device data. With these capabilities and the system’s ease of use, administrators can proactively identify and resolve issues before they compromise performance and the user experience.

John Hickey, Black Box senior director of R&D and KVM systems, said: “The 2023 NAB Show debut of Emerald DESKVUE is exciting because this new product truly does enable a new level of customization, responsiveness, and efficiency in working with numerous systems. It’s great to have the opportunity to show this and other Emerald systems in a real-world environment. And with DESKVUE, especially, the hands-on experience really highlights the all-around improvement to situational awareness and productivity.”

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