Black Box introduces KVXHP series to expand workstations with up to four monitors

Black Box has recently introduced its KVXHP Series Quad Monitor KVM extenders, which leverage DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport (MST) technology over Cat 5/6 or fiber. It offers, according to the company, high-performance access to a remote computer with just a single cable. One cable runs from the extender to one monitor, and short, unobtrusive rear cable connections connect the other monitors in a daisy chain.

“While most solutions on the market can support just two screens, our KVXHP Series extender supports four — and eliminates the tangle of cables typically required for such a setup,” said David Isola, KVM product manager at Black Box. “The KVXHP extender requires just one cable connection to one monitor, over existing copper network cables for shorter distances up to 100 meters or over fiber for longer cable runs. It’s a truly elegant solution for extending video across multiple monitors on a desktop, or even creating a small video wall.”

Ideal for workstations which require a large visual canvas, the Black Box KVXHP extender supports four external MST-enabled DisplayPort monitors with resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz using 8 bits per color and 4:4:4 chroma sampling. It provides audio, EDID management and emulated USB 2.0 (HID).

For higher-density deployments, the optional rack-mount (KVXHP-RMK) tray holds up to two KVXHP extender units for quick mounting into any 19-inch rack. Powering up to eight or 16 12VDC devices, respectively, the Black Box Central Power Hub solutions (ACR1000-CPH8R-R2 and ACR1000-CPH16R-R2) can replace multiple single power supplies for a clutter-free, space-saving installation in 1 RU. Black Box also introduces single- and dual-monitor models of the KVXHP series for applications in which extension for just one or two monitors with resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 is needed.

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