Complex processes in control rooms for utility, power, or oil & gas companies are part of a volatile critical infrastructure. Recent energy shortages, alternative energies, frequent cyberattacks, and sabotage acts add to the complexity.
Time is of the essence to protect your critical infrastructure. An ever-increasing amount of data needs to be quickly monitored and easily controlled to allow operators to respond instantly based on informed decisions.
Tailored AV/KVM/IoT solutions from Black Box installed in a central control room provide instant access to distributed systems or local command rooms, comprehensive data visualization, as well as data capture through intelligent IoT sensor hubs. These solutions are designed to help you mitigate inherent risks in your control room processes.
Trust Black Box to deliver flexible, scalable, easy-to-install control room solutions tailored to your exact requirements. Simple-to-use solutions are ideal for collaboration. You get 24/7 fail-safe operation, improved situational awareness, and instant response times from highly secure systems, spanning multisite deployments, with long-term availability and global design support.
Choose technologies that best fit your exact requirements: number of workstations, screens, servers, and peripherals.
Operators can work from their desks and access their workspaces through their login. Systems and users features can be added exactly in line with the control room upgrades.
Set up your control room with one-click presets, glide and switch systems with your mouse, enjoy a clean workspace, and share information.
Get multiple levels of redundancy for links, power, devices, management, and manual or automatic network fallback switching.
Multi-screen, multi-view, video wall processing helps you visualize data quickly, efficiently, and completely.
High-speed switching enables operators to respond in real-time to mitigate sensitive or dangerous conditions.
Control room solutions deliver high-level network security, authentication tools, isolation between public and critical systems, and integrate security camera feeds.
Connect distributed facilities, remote control rooms over LAN, WAN, and dedicated fiber links.
These control room solutions won’t go out of style; Black Box supports long product life cycles.
Pre-configured, compatible control room solutions require minimum training and are easy to manage with simple-to-understand configuration tools.
An experienced, well-educated support team works together with system integrators and their end users, and includes virtual control room pre-planning.
With more than 40 years in the business and a large amount of successful utility control room rollouts and updates, Black Box builds control rooms around the world that are second-to-none.
Consider these two ways of extending and switching signals over your network. With the Emerald 4K KVM Matrix Switching over IP system, you can extend and switch pixel-perfect HD or 4K video over a dedicated or existing IP network. With the DKM KVM system, you can directly connect your matrix KVM switching and extension system for instantaneous HD video switching.
Learn how to extend and switch video, USB 2.0, and analog audio from any combination of physical and virtual desktops and servers.
See how the DKM KVM system works as a direct connect matrix KVM switching and extension system for instantaneous HD video switching.
For the utilities industry, Black Box is your IT source to bring your control rooms to life. Leverage KVM over IP, direct connect, local control rooms, multisite deployments, or video wall solutions to keep you ahead of the technology wave. Choose from our comprehensive IT solutions to suit your requirements.
Expand your IT control rooms to multiple sites with Black Box solutions.
Connectivity concept for smaller or remote control rooms
Access and switch between multiple remote computers, video channels, and USB peripherals from a single keyboard, video monitor, and mouse console.View more
Visualize and instantly respond to mission-critical information in real-time with video wall solutions for any application size.View more
In industrial or office environments, or at the edge of your network, create a fail-safe Ethernet application, control, and monitor all your equipment.View more
Choose Black Box AV, multimedia, solutions to allow latency-free, high-performance AV distribution.View more
Our wide selection of high quality copper, fiber, and video cabling ensures the full performance of your devices. Passive components and custom-made fiber trunks are also available.View more
Wired or wireless IoT sensors instantly relay status and notify you to correct environmental problems with your remote equipment before they harm your equipment.View more
Read how scalable, futureproof KVM solutions helped several customers optimize workflows and increase productivity.
Endesa, a Spanish electricity producer and distributor, needed to remotely control operations of a distant power plant without compromising video quality or relocating computers. Black Box implemented an Agility KVM Extender solution over 50 miles of fiber optic cabling, providing reliable and secure connectivity with redundancy options. The project enabled Endesa to simplify their telecontrol process and bring operational transparent added value to the end-user.Read Case Study
Électricité de France S.A. (EDF) is a French electric utility company, largely owned by the French state. As a global leader in low-carbon energy, the EDF Group covers every sector of the energy business, from generation to trading and transmission grids.Read Case Study
A Brazilian waste management company improves performance and streamlines management for remote users who access its new command/control room.Read Case Study
India's largest electric utility company needed to provide remote access to 16 servers in their control room so operators could monitor and manage the devices from their workstations. They turned to Black Box to implement a reputable high-performance KVM and KM solution. Learn how the ServSwitch CX KVM Switch, Freedom KM Switch, as well as video and USB extenders, helped them improve operations and workplace efficiency.Read Case Study
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Just as your control rooms are the connectivity point for all you do, we make a point of connecting your needs to our services. We bring human-centric technology solutions to assist you in a seamless adaptation toward today’s dynamic utilities control room environments and into the future. We analyze your requirements and suggest how control room technology can help meet those goals. We’re committed to objective analysis and honest appraisals. By continually investing in R&D, world-class infrastructure, and bringing the best talent from all across the world, we co-create path-breaking technology solutions that deliver flexible, reliable solutions for our customers.
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