Black Box Network Services announces UK showcase

The event – which will take place at MediaCity Imperial War Museum, Salford Quays, on 17 May – is designed to help broadcasters, content providers and telcos expand their knowledge and understanding of IT’s increasingly pivotal role within broadcast workflows.

Black Box’s specialist technology support teams will demonstrate how new intelligent control, switching and support systems can increase the efficiency and operating lifetimes of video servers while simultaneously  reducing operating costs within an IT-based broadcast workflow.

A specially constructed series of case studies, smart demonstrations and broadcast industry hot topic discussions will enable decision-makers to evaluate different technology strategies in a relaxed environment.

One area of broadcast IT technology that will be put under the microscope will be KVM (keyboard video mouse) switching and extension, and in particular its application within OB and mobile broadcast environments. KVM products, such as Black Box’s ServeSwitch family, provide optimised access to multiple servers and workstations from a single location in mobile studios. KVM switching and extension systems’ lightweight design and ease of use lend themselves to SNG and OB vehicle installation while their advanced video and data switching capabilities ensure full access to any production workflow without limiting functionality.

“Visitors to this special technology showcase will gain so much more than from a typical tradeshow. The focus is on education and information rather than selling,” says Anika Bascombe, marketing manager at Black Box Network Services. “As the application of core IT technologies becomes much more prevalent in broadcast operations of all sizes and scales, our specialist design and support teams can make a massive difference to the bottom line operating efficiency of any facility from a single OB truck to an entire TV station. Come to Manchester and learn how this technology can support the growth and development of your business.”

Registration to Black Box’s Media Broadcast Solutions Showcase is free of charge. The day starts at 10am and includes free car parking, lunch and refreshments. To register call 0118 965 6150.

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