The ACR1002A-R ServSwitch Agility KVM (Dual-DVI/USB/Audio/Serial) over 2 CATx IP Extender Remote Unit by Black Box is designed to be used in conjunction with an ACR1002A-T local transmitter unit (sold separately); together they can be configured as a DVI, USB & audio extender with dual-head support. Additionally, connected to a TCP/IP network, the pair of dual-head Agility units offers single target sharing, multicasting, and KVM matrix switching functionality. In its most straightforward configuration, the dual-head DVI Agility is a point-to-point KVM extender which provides dual-head extension for each video channel at 1920 x 1200 or dual-link DVI-D resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 over CAT6 cable at up to 328'. For point-to-point KVM extensions over distances greater than 328', a standard Ethernet switch can be added every 328'. As many switches as required can be added.
With the dual-head Agility system, extra-large HD screens (such as displays used for broadcasting, digital film, or high-end graphics editing), as well as dual-monitor setups (as used in medical imaging or process engineering), can be connected to the remote unit. Built-in video encoding technology minimizes bandwidth usage to process full-screen moving video in real time. With 1:1 pixel mapping, digital video received remotely is the same as the digital video leaving the local computer. Hence, the Agility is well suited to color-controlled environments, such as visual media or medical imaging applications where groups of users need to collaborate in real time on projects.
In the single target sharing and pooling configuration, multiple users can share a single remote computer. Users can connect in three ways: in the view-only mode only the video feed is shown, in the share mode an open connection is available for all users to use the connected devices at the same time, and in the exclusive mode one user locks out the other users, preventing them from viewing or sharing the connection, with the exception of network administrators.
Multicast content can be sent to as many ACR1002A-R remote units as you want with no distance limits within the network. This is configuration is suited to digital signage applications. To prevent saturating the network, an installed network switch should feature IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol). This prevents an IP switch from passing on multicast data onto ports that are not part of the Agility system.
A KVM switching network system for an unlimited number of users can be created by adding a remote receiver unit for every user console. The mixed channels feature allows you to combine DVI, audio, and USB devices from different computers. When you change channels on the receiver unit, the local transmitter units not in use continue to emulate the previously attached console. For matrix sharing applications a ServSwitch Agility controller unit (ACR1000A-CTL, not included) is required. Mounting options include rackmounting, desktop, and wallmounting.