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Your Top 10 Product Picks of 2022
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Your Top 10 Product Picks of 2022

Jan. 25, 2023 - In every industry, Black Box IT technology product solutions optimize processes. We specialize in AV (audio/video), KVM (keyboard, video, mouse), and IoT (Internet of Things: physical and virtual sensors) technologies. The top ten Black Box AV, KVM, IoT, and Networking products of 2022 (in descending order) are listed here.

10. Industrial Gigabit Ethernet Switch

This extended temperature, industrial gigabit Ethernet switch has ten 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports and four multi-speed SFP ports. It offers full wire-speed forwarding rates, auto-negotiates for network speeds, and has Auto-MDI/MDI-X, eliminating the need for crossover cables.

9. Active Optical Cable (AOC)

AOCs combine the best of both worlds: One small all-in-one cable replaces all the single components of a modular extender solution consisting of a transmitter unit and video connection cable at the source side, and receiver with connecting video cable at the display side.

8. Secure KVM

Keep your sensitive data safe in defense applications, secure control rooms, corporate communications, server operations, educational administrations, medical facilities, banking networks, insurance data centers, transit management, industrial operations, intelligence communications, and more. This NIAP 4.0 compliant Secure KVM Switch features mechanical, electrical, and optical signal isolation to prevent hacking and data leakage in environments where security is paramount.

7. LPS500 PoE Media Converter

No power outlet? No problem? This handy PoE media converter powers PoE devices over the same CATx link used for data communication. It transparently connects copper cabling to multimode fiber as an economical way to extend Ethernet communications well beyond the 100-meter CATx limit. Install PoE-compatible security cameras and wireless access points in areas without any nearby power outlets while reducing your overall power consumption, too.

6. AlertWerks Wired

Environmental monitoring technology combined with an automatic alerting platform can help manufacturers keep an eye on their facility whether staff are present or not. This can be especially important because it can help catch an emergency that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. AlertWerks Wired IoT combines virtual and physical sensors with an alerting function.

5. MCX Gen2

MCX Gen2 delivers the video quality high-end AV applications require to display eye-catching content: It extends up to 4K 60 Hz 4:4:4 video to an unlimited number of displays without sacrificing latency, video quality, or bandwidth. Control your entire audio/video system from your preferred web browser with the MCX Web UI.

4. MediaCento IPX

Display high-definition (HD) or high-resolution (4K) video on multiple screens. With AV (audio-video) technology, the possibilities are endless. Choose MediaCento to send video over Ethernet (the most common type of network) to a virtually unlimited number of screens as far as your local network reaches.

3. KVM Extender

This high-performance KVM DisplayPort Extender over CATx enables you to access your critical computing hardware that is stored in a secure and temperature-controlled environment far away from your workstation. It can transmit either two 1920 x 1200 video streams or one higher resolution video stream, digital and audio, analog audio, High-Speed USB 2.0, and USB 2.0 signals.

2. Freedom II KM

With the Black Box Freedom II KM (keyboard and mouse) Switches, you can control operations across four or eight computers by simply moving your mouse from screen to screen. This saves desktop space and improves operator response time. Use Freedom as a stand-alone KM switch or add it to your KVM matrix switching system to optimize workflows in control rooms, command centers, or 911 call centers.

1. Emerald SE/PE

Two versions of our flagship product led the pack last year. Both Emerald SE and PE provide users with a seamless desktop experience anywhere on a TCP/IP network while the hardware is housed in a corporate data center or in the cloud. Emerald performance gives you easy deployment on standard corporate networks and even across WANs. The solution enables the same experience of a desktop PC even for media-rich applications, like video and photo editing.

If you're interested in any of these products, call us at 1-877-877-2269. One of our technical experts will be happy to explain how these solutions can benefit your application or direct you to other products that can meet your technology needs. You can also browse the Black Box store at to see all of our products and shop for your end-to-end solution now. You can also select and purchase Black Box products at our partner websites.