Air traffic control (ATC) centres are critical in ensuring the safe and efficient flow of air traffic. In this fast-paced and high-stakes environment, effective control and management of computer systems and peripheral devices are essential. Black Box’s Emerald KVM over IP product family offers a comprehensive suite of solutions specifically designed to address the unique needs of ATC operations.

Emerald Unified KVM links remote, virtual, and physical servers to users next door, across a campus, or anywhere in the world. 4K, PE, and SE extenders switch and extend pixel-perfect video up to 4K, are built for 24/7 operation, integrate with standard IT infrastructure, are highly scalable, and use industry-leading low network bandwidth, enabling users to connect multiple sites over Ethernet. Emerald also supports interoperability between 2K and 4K devices.

Multiple Transmitter and Receiver units are designed for different requirements. A Transmitter installs at the server side, a Receiver installs at the user endpoint. Choose from DisplayPort or DVI video interfaces. Models support HD or 4K resolutions and deliver pixel-perfect or visually lossless video. This ensures real-time access to vital systems, such as radar displays, flight data systems, and communication equipment, facilitating efficient air traffic management.

Emerald DESKVUE optimises workspaces

The Emerald DESKVUE Receiver allows users to access up to 16 servers and tailor their workspaces by connecting a single keyboard, mouse, USB 3/2 devices, audio, and up to four 4K or curved (5K) monitors. Ideal for ATC environments, DESKVUE integrates with the Boxilla KVM manager to simplify system management, and streamlines processes, and improves productivity.

An operator in an ATC tower must react instantly while deciphering large amounts of complex information in real-time. DESKVUE gives the operator improved situational awareness, productivity, and control over a selection of 16 physical, virtual, and cloud systems from a single user console, resulting in faster operator response times to deliver improved safety to airport patrons and employees.

Software-only receiver enables remote access from a Windows PC

The Emerald Remote App is a KVM software receiver that enables ATC personnel to remotely access physical and virtual machines from any Windows 10/11 device, such as a laptop or tablet. This flexibility enables ATC personnel to monitor and manage systems on the go, enhancing responsiveness and operational efficiency.

Emerald ZeroU transmitters: space-saving solutions

Space is a valuable resource in ATC centres, and the Emerald ZeroU Transmitters provide a space-saving solution for seamless KVM extension. These compact devices can be directly installed behind the servers, eliminating the need for additional space and cabling.

Boxilla manages multiple endpoints

Centrally manage an entire Emerald KVM-over-IP Matrix Switching solution across an airport with a Boxilla KVM Manager. An intuitive security interface dashboard is used for reporting and real-time alerts, optimising system management. IT administrators can control the systems throughout all sites through one single and easy-to-use platform.

Monitor and initiate KVM connections with auto-discovery for Emerald and DKM Systems. Manage bandwidth, upgrades, user access rights, automated security alerts, active directory security groups, and more. Boxilla provides unlimited device scalability, and enables bonding for multi-screen user desk configurations.

Black Box Emerald KVM over IP offers a comprehensive product family that revolutionises air traffic control operations. From the flexibility of the Emerald Remote App to the space-saving ZeroU and cost-effective SE series, each product brings unique benefits to ATC centers. Plus, the reduced complexity of Emerald results in reduced investment and operational costs. The system features resilience and security, with no single point of failure, the system can’t go down, and multiple redundancy levels, plus enhanced security features streamline transmission and authorised user access.

By leveraging Black Box’s Emerald KVM over IP solutions, air traffic control personnel can enhance productivity, streamline operations, and ensure reliable connectivity, all while maintaining the highest level of security. Embrace the power of Black Box Emerald KVM over IP and unlock new possibilities for efficient and effective air traffic control operations.