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ProAV Control System at IBC 2016

The ControlBridgeenhances the Black Box ProAV and KVM portfolios, giving users an important, one-touch control function for a complete solution in controls rooms and conference rooms. Users gain multiple system control and room automation from a touch panel screen that sends signals via Ethernet or a serial connection. ControlBridge system components include a range of control processors, IP-based remote signal extenders, touch panels and push-button user interfaces, mobile device apps, and a programming environment.

In control room applications, ControlBridge works with high-performance KVM matrix switches and other visualization components to enable operators to easily select and view content from various sources at their desktops, or share it to a video wall through the use of dynamic API commands or preset functions. In conference room applications, the ControlBridge system ties together various devices, including AV presentation switchers, monitors, projectors, screens, audio, lighting, and other room environmental controls.

The ControlBridge Processor gives you multiple ways to control devices:

  • With Touch Panels. This wired, tabletop panel provides an elegant one-touch solution for controlling Ethernet-enabled systems in control rooms, meeting rooms and class rooms. Use the touch panel alone or with a ControlBridge™ Processor to control devices with I/O interfaces. You can program the panel with the included ControlBridge Builder software.
  • With the Mobile Device License, you can even use your tablet or smart phone.
  • With the 8-Button Control Panel. Control room systems with this attractive tabletop keypad or mount a control keypad out-of-the way on the wall.

Because the ControlBridge Processor supports so many different types of ports, you can connect almost anything. Bidirectional serial RS-232/422/485 ports enable you to connect modern KVM equipment as well as older AV equipment with serial interfaces. You can even use ControlBridge to simplify operation for existing technologies you're already using. You'll also get a variety of input/output (I/O), including Ethernet, serial, digital I/O, IR and relays.

Learn more about the solution.

To schedule a demo with one of our technical experts, call 00800-CALLBBOX (00800-2255 2269) or email

About Black Box:

Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) is one of the largest providers of KVM, AV, network and infrastructure solutions in the world. In these sectors, as well as with services in the telecommunications industry, the company supports over 175,000 customers in 33 countries with 89 branches. With the European Tech Support Centre, in which around 50 experienced technical employees are solely responsible for providing competent technical advice, Black Box offers a unique service programme both internationally and on site. At the same time, Black Box combines products from an extensive portfolio with over 10,000 IT products and knowledge of current technologies and trends to individual solutions, which have been optimally tailored to benefit the customer.

The headquarters of the parent company, Black Box Corporation, is in Pittsburgh, USA. Globally, the company employs around 3800 employees. Its clientele includes small and medium-sized companies, as well as major enterprises from different sectors such as industry, telecommunications, radio, transport, health and public administration, as well as banks and insurance.

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