Set to make its IBC debut is Boxilla, a centralised AV management platform that in conjunction with the KVM-over-IP solution InvisaPC allows the connection of editors’ workstations and control rooms to both physical and virtualised servers.
At IBC2017 Black Box is showcasing the integration of the high performance 4K60 KVM matrix switching product DKM with Boxilla. According to the company, the idea is to help broadcasters implement virtualised resources into their current workflows, without the need for a costly replacement of existing and proven systems. Operators, directors or editors may then simply switch to virtualised applications, just as they are now switching to physical servers.
Virtualisation already comes with a huge cost saving potential (maintenance, less physical hardware, saving space in server rooms) according to Black Box. Boxilla expands on this by future-proofing the server/KVM infrastructure, lowering the total cost of ownership, and enabling the centralised management of all connected KVM systems throughout a facility or between facilities.
Boxilla helps IT administrators and broadcast technicians assign bandwidth to specific KVM-over-IP endpoints, monitors user access, manages user access rights, helps to deploy new endpoints and more. Moreover, the system can be accessed through a secure web console, enabling administrators to monitor and control KVM/AV networks from anywhere.
Stand Number: 8.B59