Troubleshoot and calibrate VGA or HDMI/DVI video displays with ease

True-to-life colors and sharp resolution are a must for high-end video applications. Healthcare, university, and government labs depend on accurately rendered images on every screen. Black Box’s new VGA Pattern Generator (PG-VGA) and HDMI & DVI Pattern Generator (PG-DIG) make it easy to properly calibrate remote computer monitors and high-definition, 1080p displays for such demanding environments. These portable, handheld testing devices enable installers, integrators, and AV techs to quickly verify that source video is reproduced accurately on remote monitors or displays.

Ideal for any distributed video, multimedia studio, and digital signage application, the compact and rugged pattern generators feature a built-in rechargeable battery that supports up to eight hours of continuous use—perfect for busy technicians troubleshooting screens in the field.

Testing is easy using push button controls and an onscreen display menu within the tester’s integrated LCD screen. Select testing for dozens of VGA and HDTV resolutions as well as 34 video test patterns for color performance and linearity. For more information see


Technology Symposium May 13th!

See a wide array of new technology and information, with product demonstrations from Black Box experts and participating Pittsburgh technology companies. Listen to our keynote speaker Gary Miliefsky, a leading security technology consultant, on “Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism 2010: Trends, Threats, and Challenges.

What: Black Box Technology Symposium

When: Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Time: Two informative sessions to choose from: 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The programs are identical, so you can attend the one that’s most convenient.

Where: Four Points by Sheraton, 910 Sheraton Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16046. Get directions.

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New Resource Guides Available

Looking for the right networking solution for your organization? Look no further than our new IT Professional Buying & Resource Guide. This manual focuses on top tech initiatives and solutions such as how to increase network efficiency, prevent network breaches, reduce IT power consumption, maximize ROI, and more. Filled with special features and information such as detailed Buyer’s Guides, Black Box Explains® tutorials, Pro Tips, and diagrams, the IT Professional Buying & Resource Guide also includes a Resources section. This section covers topics including cabling, connectivity, and networking using illustrations and tables.

IT professionals can request a catalog at

If the IT Professional Buying & Resource Guide catches your eye, you should also check out our new KVM Buyer’s Guide. Use this guide to assist you in determining the best switching answers for your company. It provides you with everything from a basic understanding of KVM (K-V-M stands for keyboard, video, and mouse) to comprehensive product selection charts based on needs, features, functionality, and budget.

Make your product selection fast and easy with one of the industries most comprehensive KVM switch portfolios. IT professionals and data center managers can find information on all these products and access the interactive e-catalog at In addition, IT professionals can have their questions answered anytime by contacting Black Box’s free, live, U.S.-based Tech Support experts available at 724-746-5500 or at

April Spotlight: New Products, Promotions, White Papers

Check out some of our new favorite products from the month of April. All designed to improve communications, productivity, and security.

Hardened/Extreme Gigabit Media Converter Switches (LBH2001A-H-LX, etc.): Switch at Gigabit speeds between copper and single-mode fiber in industrial areas at distances up to 10 kilometers.

ServSwitch™ DVI USB Fiber Extender (ACS260A-U-MM): Extend DVI USB 1080p up to 1000 meters and 1080i as far as 2000 meters.

ServSwitch Wizard™ DVI Dual-Link Dual-, Tri-, or Quad-Head with USB True Emulation (KV2204A, KV2304A, KV2404A): High-end DVI KVM switching for multiple dual-head computers and USB devices.

Interlocking Armored Fiber Optic Cable (EXPIA3012A, 35012A, 10G12A, SM12A): Run this armored cable anywhere in your building—no ducts required.

220V Split Fan Doors for Elite Cabinets (EC480324SF220, etc.): Make sure your equipment keeps its cool.

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