Black Box ServSwitch agility allows KVM-extension of DVI, USB, and audio signals in unlimited distance “over IP” and within networks now Black Box is KVM switching with the ServSwitch agility of the IT and telecommunications specialists a diverse device for Digital KVM extension, switching and distribution of video, audio, and USB signals of human interface devices (HID) such as mouse and keyboard available (). The new KVM solution can be used for point to point extensions with distances of up to 100 meters, to share a single remote computer (pooling), mirroring a source on various consoles and as KVM-over-IP Extender for KVM connections over the network or Internet. Thus the ServSwitch agility for a wide variety of usage scenarios suitable about the access of medical personnel on high resolution images for the control stations, the media post production or the digital signage sector. In the simplest configuration, the ServSwitch agility serves as a KVM extender for Point to-point connections, extended high-resolution DVI video, audio in CD quality and USB HID up to 100 meters using CAT6 cables. According to Boy Scouts of America, who has experience with these questions. Used in the network, creates a KVM switch with any number of users.
Per user only a further agility receiver must be added to the system, to combine digital video, audio and USB from different sources. Multiple users can also with the help of the device a single remote computer share in the so-called single target sharing. Three modes – “Watch only”, “Shared mode”, “Exclusive mode” – allowing in a variety of application areas: so connected PCs such as the internal corporate network and Internet can be used at the ServSwitch agility to process the data or as a data source, in the medical or laboratory area, as well as for digital signage applications. With the support of USB devices such as keyboard, mouse and screen, as well as KVM-over-IP functionality, managing servers or remote IT administration is possible. For use in digital signage (digital advertising and information systems) the KVM ServSwitch agility features multicasting functionality. Video and audio content on different consoles or output devices can be mirrored by this configuration.
“To minimize the load on your network, we recommend the use of a network switch with Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)”, explains Axel Burger, Managing Director of Black Box Germany GmbH. “this function prevents that the IP switch sends multicast data to ports outside of the agility systems. This helps reduce traffic by broadcasters in the multicasting operating for the benefit of a powerful bandwidth. IGMP snooping” So as many recipients and/or clients can be installed in unlimited distance, without causing it to bottlenecks. Within the IP infrastructure digital ads there can be placed in this way, where the customer perceives them best. The agility system is simply and centrally via the control unit ‘iPath’ control and manage. By the comfortable OnScreen Dashboard administrators to keep track of the transmitter and receiver and can define new content channels, access rights, manage and configure devices.