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Black Box® at InfoComm 2018

AV products from Black Box® power global communication from virtual conference rooms, to video walls with unlimited scalability, to digital signage deployments with thousands of endpoints. The company offers video walls with limitless resolution that users control from a PC; digital signage systems that enable browser-based targeting of content for thousands of displays; and all-in-one presentation and video conferencing systems that bring global teams into one room.

At InfoComm 2018, Black Box will exhibit future-proof, software-based products that deliver on the company’s “Limitless AV” theme while addressing common pain points in today’s mission-critical digital signage and corporate AV installations. During this year’s show, the company will feature three new products — the Radian Flex software-based video wall platform, the Coalesce™ Professional wireless presentation and collaboration system, and the Emerald™ Unified KVM Platform, along with a newly updated version of the renowned iCOMPEL digital signage solution.

Radian Flex Boxless Video Wall Processor

At InfoComm 2018, Black Box® will reveal Radian Flex, a boxless video wall processor that takes visualization to the next level. As a fully software-based solution, Radian Flex saves users both time and money while supporting the display of content at any resolution. The flexible, scalable, future-proof processing platform is ideal for digital signage, corporate, education, and mission-critical visualization applications.

Standard features of Radian Flex include an animation toolset, intuitive content manipulation options, content scheduling and restore capabilities, slide show functionality, SmartFrame display-area optimization, and a video engine that supports 4K video and beyond and ensures superior playback rendering. These features give users powerful yet simple and complete control over content and how it displays, thereby enabling clearer communication and faster, more informed decision-making.

Radian Flex is available as part of the Radian Flex Suite or Radian Flex Pro Suite. The latter supports dual controllers for instant failure recovery, multiple video walls from a single system, keyboard and mouse control of a remote source, secure KVM control, and API-enabled control by external applications and devices.

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Photo Caption: Radian Flex Boxless Video Wall Processor

Coalesce™ Professional Wireless Presentation and Collaboration System

Coalesce™ from Black Box® combines wireless displays, video conferencing, and screen sharing technologies to encourage collaboration and increase productivity in meetings. Users can connect wirelessly and share content from any device seamlessly, whether participating remotely or locally within a conference room, training room, huddle space, or classroom.

Black Box has extended the capabilities of its popular Coalesce Meeting Place Edition (MPE) wireless presentation and collaboration system in a new model, Coalesce Professional, equipped with robust enterprise features at a price point unmatched in the wireless presentation space. The new system addresses the needs of smaller companies with many remote workers and of larger companies with meetings in many different rooms or offices.

Making its debut at InfoComm 2018, Coalesce Professional features a new videoconferencing tool that eliminates the need for a conference bridge, making it easier than ever to present or look in on a meeting from afar. Black Box also has augmented Coalesce Professional with tools for centralized deployment and management of multiple Coalesce boxes.

Emerald™ Unified KVM Platform

Emerald™ Unified KVM from Black Box® is the industry’s first KVM system to provide a smooth path to IP, supporting hybrid environments of mixed network connections, mixed resolutions (including UHD/4K), and a mix of physical and virtual machines. Emerald is also the first KVM platform to support DisplayPort 1.2, pixel-perfect 4K video at 60 hertz and 10-bit color depth over standard IP network switches and connections. Because Emerald is a true hybrid KVM solution, operations still working primarily in HD can add 4K at their own pace and transition individual user groups as the need arises.

Adding to the list of firsts, Emerald is also the first KVM solution to provide full support for virtualized environments – enabling connectivity for any combination of physical and virtual servers within a single KVM network and giving operators a flexible migration path to virtualization. The Emerald KVM platform offers virtual machine support for VMware, Microsoft®, and Citrix using RDP, RemoteFX, and PCoIP.  

With unlimited scalability, Emerald KVM helps the IT staff maintain a safe, clean, and secure environment. Operations can scale infinitely and gradually across buildings, campuses, and wide area networks using existing network infrastructure and switching between sources at speeds of less than a second.

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Photo Caption: Emerald™ Unified KVM Platform

iCOMPEL Digital Signage Solution

Black Box® will showcase its award-winning iCOMPEL digital signage solution, which has been newly relaunched as a highly scalable, enterprise-grade system.

iCOMPEL makes it easy to assemble, distribute, and manage digital signage content in installations ranging from small to large enterprise level deployments. Through a series of enhancements introduced at its relaunch, iCOMPEL has become the first digital signage solution to enable central management of worldwide deployments and to facilitate hyperlocal control for flexible messaging at any scale. iCOMPEL also features an updated content management system, new player options, and system-on-chip integration with specific LG and Samsung displays, all of which allow iCOMPEL player software to be activated for a reduced overall cost of deployment.

Black Box® Product Demonstrations and Happy Hour

InfoComm 2018 attendees can visit to schedule a live demo of Black Box® technology. Show attendees are also welcome to stop by the Black Box booth for happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Visit Black Box® at InfoComm 2018 in booth C2312

Company Overview

About Black Box®

Black Box® (NASDAQ: BBOX) has been dedicated to connecting people and devices for more than 40 years. We are committed to helping clients manage complex signal management and distribution challenges in IT and communication systems. Black Box’s audio/video systems visualize critical data and compelling content in production environments and enterprises of all sizes. Our award-winning products and extensive service connect you with your customers, your team and the world. Every day, our customers trust us to design, deploy and manage retail IoT solutions, healthcare and mission-critical control room infrastructures across commercial enterprise and governmental organizations. With a global presence and an extensive team of technical experts, we provide products, solutions, service and support wherever our customers need it.

More information is available on the Black Box website at and on Twitter @blackbox_ns.

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