Tuesday, 7 April 2015

DKM HD Video and Peripheral Matrix Switching Systems Comparison

For Flexible and Instantaneous Cross Point Switching of Full-HD Video in Matrix Switching Enterprises

Today, Matrix switching is playing significant role in IT control rooms, to name a few application are, Studios & Broadcast Operation and Control, Healthcare - operating rooms, radiotherapy departments and medical laboratories, Control rooms in Public Transport etc. In order to offer a smooth service and maximum security to customer, operators in the control room rely on quality images, non-stop availability of control signals, and the ability to send real-time information to the various equipment, via emergency announcement and signaling systems. 

There are many product in the market which offer similar features and technical specification, But Black Box being one of the leader in KVM Switch Market outstands all, by fulfilling the promise for excellence. 

Black Box DKM FX HD Video and Peripheral Matrix Switching Solution help you to achieve this goal of complete customer satisfaction. This chassis-based, modular cross point switching system enables you and the other users to switch and extend HD video, USB, audio, and serial data over extremely long distances. 

A Quick Look at the Differences


Black Box DKM FX Switch
Model - ACX288 
Avocent® Matrix High Performance KVM
Model - MXS5120
Raritan Dominion KX III
Model - DKX3-864
Matrix Switching 
Multiplatform OS supported
Max. Number of Port in single unit
Max. number of Server port support using cascade/stack



Flexiblility of input/Output ports (CPU/server side)
Flexible (any port can be input or output) 
 Flexible (any port can be input or output)
Switch options (Fixed ports or Modular option)
 Both available
 Fixed Port
 Fixed Port
Supported Resolutions
 2560 x 1600 or 1080p
Audio Support 
 1920x1200 HD
Mixing of media on inputs/outputs
 CATx or Fiber
Switching Redundancy for server and user
Data types extended using KVM switch 
 HD video, audio, serial,  USB HID, USB 2.0, RS-232, and IR devices, Wacom® tablets, and even legacy PS/2 keyboards and mice 
PS/2, USB, USB with virtual media, Sun and Sun USB  
Video input formats supported
DVI, HDMI, SDI, VGA, and other analog standards 
DVI-D or VGA  
  VGA video, digital DVI, HDMI, and  DisplayPort Video
Power Redundancy
Rackmount space 
 13U for 288 ports setup
2U for 32 ports setup 
2U for 64 Ports  
SNMP v2 and v3 management 
Power Supply 
 Internal power supplies, 90–240 VAC, 2 x 150 W, redundancy option 
Internal 100-240VAC,50/60 Hz (redundant)  
110V/240V, 50-60Hz  

Black Box DKM Solution - Improve ROI & Reduce Total Cost of Operation

  • Increased Efficiency: 
    Input/output port flexibility:   Very flexible. Any port can be an input (computer) or an output (user).
    Higher Resolution: Supports high-quality, full-frame DVI-D or HDMI video. Full HD compatible. Boasts digital resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 or 1080p.
  • Cost Saving
    - Compact Design - Black Box – 13 U for 288 port, Competitor1 one 18 U for 288 ports 
    - No additional Stack unit required
    - Reduced power consumption
  • Improved IT Manageability:
    - Support many video input formats like DVI, HDMI, SDI, VGA, and other analog standards. 
    - No need for change your existing infrastructure.
    - Switch options: Modular, no fixed ports. Moves, adds, and changes are quick and easy.
    - Terabit-speed switching backplane.
    - Nearly instantaneous video switching. Virtually no delay or blanking

    Non Chassis base Black Box DKM Solution Offerings 
    ACX048: 3U 
    - ACX080: 4U
    - ACX166: 9U 
    - ACX288: 13U 

Note : Comparision is based on datasheet available on respective company websites and best available information on internet.

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