At the 2014 NAB Show (April 7-10), Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) announced that it has expanded broadcast video functionality for its advanced digital KVM (DKM) matrix platform. By using modular small form-factor pluggable (SFP) technology from Embrionix, the DKM matrix switch can now be used with serial digital interface (SDI) technology, the prevalent standard in broadcast and media applications.
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The new SFP ports on the DKM matrix switches will also support and extend HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, and high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) video connections, as well as standard KVM signals. Real-time signal conversion is also supported between SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, and HDMI through these specialized SFP connections, says the company.
Black Box bills its DKM HD video and matrix switch is a copper/fiber hybrid system that provides KVM, video routing, and switching and signal conversion in a single, convergent platform. The DKM FX line features redundant power supplies, hot-swappable components, and a modular architecture that now scales simply and cost-effectively to meet the needs of broadcast and media professionals, concludes the company.
To learn more, visit www.blackbox.com/DKM.