Black Box to distribute latest digital signage and video distribution design guide at DSE 13

Features tutorials, tips, and resources to help with the design of end-to-end multimedia distribution systems.
AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage Design and Sourcing Guide
AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage Design and Sourcing Guide
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Feb. 21, 2013 - PRLog -- Black Box, an industry-leading provider of multimedia ( and digital signage ( technology, announced today that it will be distributing its newly updated AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage Design and Sourcing Guide during Digital Signage Expo 2013 (DSE® 13) February 27–28 in Las Vegas.

This guide features educational resources and checklists to help simplify the job of having to choose compatible parts for a high-performance digital signage or AV distribution system. It includes tutorials, planning tips, and comparisons of:

•  Video formats (VGA, Composite, DVI, HDMI®, DisplayPort, and others).

•  AV distribution methods (in-line, CATx-based, fiber-based, IP-based, and wireless).

•  Components that typically make up an integrated digital signage/AV distribution system.

•  Video display methods and display configurations.

“The process can be quite overwhelming for those starting to design an end-to-end system,” says Brian Kutchma, VP of Sales at Black Box. “This guide is designed to simplify that process, whether you’re planning a system for digital signage, a corporate or school video distribution application, command and control, or medical imaging.”

Plus, the guide gives a comprehensive overview of the types of products found in the entire digital signage ecosystem and spotlights Black Box’s full range of solutions for digital signage, including:

•   iCOMPEL™ (, the award-winning integrated hardware/software system for easy implementation of signage by SMBs, including versions for standalone kiosk ( and interactive kiosk ( signage, models for receiving digital HDMI input ( from a set-top box, and modular models for OPS slot installation in a screen.

•   iCOMPEL EDS (, the company’s platform for controlling enterprise-class signage, which enables administrators to schedule and change presentations for any screen in any worldwide location.

•   MediaFlyer™ EXPRESS (, an easy-to-scale hardware/hosted solution that enables businesses with little technical or creative know-how to quickly set up signage and incorporate social media content.

In addition to digital signage platforms, the guide features Black Box’s full suite of:

•   Extenders ( for efficient distribution of VGA, HDMI, and DVI signals over long distances using non-networked cable runs or an IP network (Ethernet LAN).

•   Splitters ( for easily duplicating a VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI, or DVI signal for display on multiple screens.

•   Switches ( for routing multimedia signals from a single source or multiple sources to one or more displays.

•   Converters and scalers ( for outputting various video formats on different types of displays and monitors.

•   Wireless receivers ( for sharing video presentations easily in meeting rooms.

To get the complimentary design guide, visit Booth #645 on the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center during DSE 13 or visit For help choosing a digital signage or an AV distribution solution, speak to a free, 24/7 Tech Support ( expert today at 724-746-5500. Also be sure to ask about Black Box’s special support programs for system integrators ( and resellers (

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading technology product solutions provider that helps customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their networks. In addition to award-winning digital signage platforms, the company is a single source for AV extenders, splitters, switches, converters/scalers, and many other multimedia solutions. Black Box is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has received numerous industry recognitions, including the following awards: Info Security Products Global Excellence, CRN Tech Innovator, TMC Communications Solutions Product of the Year, Network Products Guide Reader Trust, Network Products Guide Product Innovation, R&D 100, Five Star ratings from SC Magazine, and a Cabling Business Magazine Award of Excellence. Black Box provides its customers with free, 24/7 pre- and post-sales technical support.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks, and iCOMPEL™ and MediaFlyer™ are trademarks, of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.
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