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Black Box Announces Flexible Emerald™ SE - KVM over IP Matrix Switch Solution

October 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX), an industry-leading provider of keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) connectivity and signal distribution systems, today announced the development of the Emerald™ SE - KVM over IP Matrix Switch. Emerald SE enables high-performance and scalable connectivity in both traditional and virtualized environments and gives customers the freedom to customize its features to meet their unique application requirements. Emerald SE joins a product family that already boasts the powerful Emerald 4K Transmitters and Receivers. The new addition demonstrates how Black Box continues to expand upon the Emerald Unified KVM Family with new solutions that support centralized connectivity. Emerald SE will be on display at NAB NY 2018 at booth #N1206.

“Industries reliant on KVM technology are looking for fail-safe systems that can grow with them to continually support their specific needs,” said Josh Whitney, Senior Vice President - Technology Product Solutions business at Black Box. “The Emerald SE IP-Based KVM System gives users the power to pick the exact KVM functionality they need to support their applications today and well into the future.”

Emerald SE is flexible and completely customizable through a software license option. As new license features are added to meet market demands, customers will be able to easily add them, protecting their investments through futureproof features. Emerald PRO license features will include:

-- Pixel-Perfect Video Mode of Operation: Allows mathematically lossless video to be displayed. This enables the user to view video in the same detail coming from the graphics card. -- PCoIP Virtual Machine Access: Virtualize workflows through the PCoIP protocol to connect to virtual machines via VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix. -- Virtual Machine Sharing: Share the same virtual machine between multiple users with keyboard and mouse control. Eliminate inefficient machine login time through live virtual machine connection that stays live as the user switches between resources. -- Bonding: Create a group of resources to switch as one. Switch multiple single-head and dual-head receivers as a single group, creating bespoke configurations for special workspaces.

Emerald SE’s core functionality enables high-performance and scalable connectivity in both physical and virtual environments. The solution provides seamless use of on-site and remote servers and streamlines KVM connectivity through access to a virtualized machine with the same single-user interface as traditional systems.

The new KVM system is designed to work seamlessly with all other members of the Emerald family today such as Emerald 4K and any future Emerald products. Emerald is the first-ever converged KVM solution for distributing high-quality video, audio and peripheral signals throughout expanding hybrid environments that include both IP and proprietary direct-connect networks, mixed resolutions up to and beyond UHD/4K and any number and combination of physical and virtual desktops and servers.

For more information, visit the Emerald page.

About Black Box

Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) has been dedicated to connecting people and devices for more than 40 years. We are committed to helping clients manage complex signal management and distribution challenges in IT- and communication-systems. Black Box’s audio/video systems visualize critical data and compelling content in production environments and enterprises of all sizes. Our award-winning products and extensive services connect you with your customers, your team and the world. Every day, our customers trust us to design, deploy and manage retail IoT solutions, healthcare and mission-critical control room infrastructures across commercial enterprise and governmental organizations. With a global presence and an extensive team of technical experts, we provide products, solutions, service and support where our customers need it. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at https://www.blackbox.com/ and follow us on Twitter @blackbox_ns. Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc.

Black Box Media Contact (for US PR)

Melissa Ott Marketing Communications Director Phone: +1 724 873 7033 Email: melissa.ott@blackbox.com

Black Box Media Contact (for EMEA PR)

Daniel Prax Marketing Communications Manager Phone: +49 811 5541 111 Email: press.emea@blackbox.com

Investor Relations Inquiries

Black Box Corporation David J. Russo Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Phone: +1 (724) 873-6788 Email: investors@blackbox.com

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