For the use in digital signage systems, the Agility is equipped with multicasting features. This configuration allows video and audio content to be mirrored at multiple consoles. To keep network traffic to a minimum, the use of a network switch with IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) is recommended. IGMP Snooping reduces the data traffic from the transmitters in multicasting operation in favor of an efficient bandwidth. Thus with no limit on distance any number of sinks can be added without causing bottlenecks. That way, digital displays within the IP infrastructure can be placed where they are most visible for your clients.
The Agility Dual offers beside the CATx link an additional SFP port converting the device into a fiber extender. The two link interfaces do not only offer the flexibility of freely choosing the link media, the new teaming functionality allows to use them to set up hot redundancy for 24/7 availability in mission critical environments like broadcast play out and process automation.
The Agility system can be controlled and managed easily and centrally with the controller unit iPath™. With the comfortable on-screen dashboard, administrators can keep track of transmitters and receivers and define new content channels, manage access rights and configure devices.
Visit us at IBC 2014 at the RAI Amsterdam, 12-16 September, stand E20 in Hall 8, for a live demonstration of the Agility – all-in-one set for KVM & HD video extension and switching over IP - solution.
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Black Box helps clients around the world in the media and broadcasting industryto design, build, deploy, and upgrade mission-critical monitoring and control solutions, video processing and distribution infrastructure, and high-performance networking systems. These solutionsimprove collaboration and productivity, lower operating costs, and simplify back-end support systems to deliver clear competitive advantages.
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