John Hickey of Black Box | Interview snippets from NAB BuZZ 2019 podcasts with Larry Jordan

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Larry Jordan: And welcome back. We're talking with John Hickey. he is the Senior Director for KVM and Pro AV Business for Black Box. John, welcome. Tell us what Black Box does.

John Hickey: So Black Box products are focused on signal connectivity and conversion for the broadcast industry. We're very much focused on the KVM products, so enterprise KVM products that allow people to take their servers and remote them from where the user is and, also increasingly, allow them connecting to virtual machines or other types of connectivity systems.

Larry Jordan: Now, from a smaller workgroup point of view, if I'm not a network or an enterprise, am I interested in Black Box?

John Hickey: Well, you can be. We have solutions that scale from small workgroups to 30 computers, with like our DCX type family, all the way up to thousands of servers and users and virtual machines with our kind of Emerald platform.

Larry Jordan: And how do I decide which box I need to get?

John Hickey: So generally, what it comes down to is what your deployment is and also, it comes down to you're looking for an IP solution or a non-IP solution. So there's people who prefer a matrix driven approach, like our DKM family.

To read and hear more of this 2019 NAB BuZZ podcast, go to the Simon Says media player here.

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About Larry Jordan/Digital Production BuZZ

Larry Jordan is a 50-year veteran of media. Throughout his career, he has edited, produced, and directed at the local and network TV levels, and he's done extensive work with corporate training videos. He started his namesake website,, in 2003 and began using his extensive industry knowledge to educate current and aspiring media professionals. He has authored nine books and thousands of how-to articles on both production and post-production.

Digital Production BuZZ is a weekly podcast that focuses on the latest trends and advancements in media technology and also shines a light on the industry's leading innovators.

To learn more about Digital Production BuZZ and Larry Jordan, head here.

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