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Black Box Brings Best Practices in Broadcast Virtualization to NAB Show New York
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017

NEW YORK – November 10, 2016 – Black Box, a world leading technology solutions provider specializing in complete high-performance KVM for mission-critical applications, today at the NAB Show® New York unveils how broadcasters can benefit from virtualization with InvisaPC™.  From creating agile and scalable workflows, to simplifying operations and reducing CAPEX, Black Box’s InvisaPC is making virtualization a reality in today’s broadcast facilities.

 The transition to the virtualized TV station is underway, but hurdles must be overcome. Until then, broadcasters must utilize both physical and virtual resources. Black Box’s InvisaPC is the only solution to make this possible, delivering seamless KVM connectivity through access to physical and virtual machines. As a result, broadcast teams always have access to the technologies they need.

 Black Box’s InvisaPC benefits an array of scenarios through virtualization. This includes:

 The Newsroom: Whether a large team collaborating during peak news hours, or smaller groups managing live broadcasts during slow points, instant access to technologies they need is pivotal. InvisaPC allows teams to simultaneously work across the same array of computers and virtual machines from a single interface and can instantly re-assign the resources for future events. The result is uninterrupted, high-quality broadcasts viewers expect.

  • The Studio: Broadcasters must quickly change set up from one production to the next to keep up in studio environments. InvisaPC makes this possible, eliminating downtime with access to multiple physical and virtual machines from a single monitor, while routing and re-routing AV, multicasting content and adding or removing screens and interfaces.
  • Disaster Recovery: In the event of a disaster, fast transition from the primary site to the disaster recovery site is vital. Access to disaster recovery systems is achieved using InvisaPC connected to virtual machines, either directly through the facility network or remotely across the company WAN.

“Broadcasters can realize the full potential of the virtual TV station here and now,” said John Hickey, senior director of R&D and KVM business at Black Box. “At Black Box, we are providing and constantly upgrading a suite of tools that meet the needs of broadcasters today, and throughout their evolution from SDI to IP workflows. Our customers are armed with the tools and support they need to meet expectations, enhance collaboration and reduce costs to maintain a competitive edge.”

A full whitepaper outlining the possibilities for virtualization, along with the capabilities of InvisaPC, is available here.

 For additional information about Black Box at NAB New York visit here

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