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Black Box Announces Enhancements to Boxilla System

KVM and AV/IT System Management Platform Now Supports DKM Digital KVM Matrix

PITTSBURGH/Utrecht, October 2017 – Black Box, a leading technology solutions provider of high-performance KVM, switching solutions, and professional AV signal distribution and extension, today announced enhancements to Boxilla, an enterprise-level KVM and AV/IT management system. A core new feature of Boxilla 1.1 is the ability for DKM users to seamlessly access both physical and virtual servers across an IP network. Boxilla is an integral part of Black Box’s robust services portfolio of end-to-end solutions for mission-critical control room infrastructure, smart office configurations and digital retail technology.

Originally launched in January 2017, Boxilla, which is designed to support other Black Box products, offers a comprehensive and centralised command center that manages and deploys high-performance KVM. The platform was first integrated with InvisaPC, Black Box’s IP-based KVM system, to give users a virtualisation solution that can scale to hundreds of users and unlimited devices.

“After a successful integration with InvisaPC, the next phase of Boxilla allows DKM systems to grow beyond private networks by connecting across IP networks to access physical or virtual servers in the same way the user accesses servers directly connected to DKM today,” said John Hickey, senior director of KVM and ProAV at Black Box. “Users will now be able to reach any server on their network in an instant, which will greatly improve their operations across the enterprise.”

Future enhancements to Boxilla will enable it to support other premier Black Box products, including DCX, MediaCento, Coalesce and ControlBridge.

Built for everything from conference rooms to 911/112 call centers, Boxilla streamlines and automates communication between KVM devices so that businesses can improve efficiency and performance. Some of its key elements include:

  • Centralised system management: Features a real-time, user-friendly dashboard that manages authentication, access control, accountability, troubleshooting and device monitoring.
  • Improved security: Detects potential breaches and quickly identifies refused or unauthorised login attempts.
  • Instant performance updates: Offers a snapshot of the entire KVM system so users can immediately assess performance, including bandwidth usage and device status.

Boxilla won its third consecutive Best of Show award in 2017 at the June InfoComm conference in Orlando, FL. It was also recognised at ISE in February and at NAB in April.

“This is just the beginning of Boxilla’s capabilities,” said Hickey. “We’re excited to see it continue to redefine KVM and AV/IT system management across the industry.”

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Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) is the trusted digital partner. With more than 40 years of experience connecting people and devices, we are dedicated to helping clients embrace the intelligent edge and enable their digital transformation. Our award winning products and service connect you with your customers, your team, and the world. Every day, our customers trust us to design, deploy, and manage their digital needs including retail IoT solutions, healthcare, and mission-critical control room infrastructures across commercial enterprises and governmental organisations. With a global presence of more than 3,400 team members, we make digital transformation possible whether at one location or hundreds.

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