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8-Port USB PS2 Combo KVM Switch with Cable, Retail
- Console your Keyboard/Mouse via either way of PS/2 and/or USB arbitrarily.
- Complex connections with PCs via either way of PS/2 and/or USB arbitrarily.
- Controls 8 computers from a single console (Keyboard/Mouse) over PS/2 and/or USB connections.
- Supports Windows®, Linux®, Mac® OS9/OS X®, Sun Microsystems.
- On-Screen-Display (OSD) and Daisy Chain functions. - OSD is intuitive menus driven for quick and efficient navigation. - 3 level cascades: up to 3 levels; control up to 64/512 PCs, from a single console; cascaded units don't need special configuration
- Emulates a keyboard on each PC to allow your computers to boot normally without a keyboard error.
- Supports hot-pluggable. All devices connected to the KVM can be added or removed at any time, without shutting the unit down
- Supports 3 types of switching:
(1) Hardware Push Button, (2) Hot-Keys on PS/2 and/or USB of keyboard, (3) Menu driven OSD ( On Screen Display)
- Supports Auto-Scan function to switch video automatically among computers in preset intervals sequentially
- Supports LED display for PC and/or server status monitoring.
- Supports VGA resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 maximum
- Supports Beeper during Switching enabled.
- Powered with external power adaptor connection.
- Fully compliant with the USB 1.1/ 2.0 specification.
- Rack Mountable in 19" system tack (1U) Comes with rack mount bracket (ears) and screws,
- Equipped with OSD and Cascade Chain functions
- Item comes with 8 sets of keyboard, mouse, monitor and USB cables. 6ft long.
- Power supply is included. INPUT: 100 ~ 240 VAC 0.3A Max, 50-60Hz, OUTPUT: 10 Watts, 5 VDC Wall Wart
- User's Manual (Nov 6, 2007)
Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
Apple®, Mac®, and OS X® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
PROS: Works Great
Comes with cables
On Screen Display
CONS: Cables are 6 Foot Long only. My network rack is 7 foot, so this has to be mounted lower than the top. I also need 1 per rack because the cables will not reach
Plugged in 2 Macintosh, 2 old dell desktop computers, 1 old dell server, and 2 new dell servers, all came up without issue.
Only complaint is the color. Not pretty. But the price helps you get over it as soon as all your computers fire up.
Come with 8 cables.
They have a serious flaw for our useage - will not activate the Dell front-panel VGA. With 40+ servers in the rack, rather than wire each and every single one to a KVM, we leave a couple dangling KVM connections in the front of the rack, to be manually plugged into servers that are rarely accessed via console.
Tracked the problem down to the KVM cables - the connector on the KVM side is a standard HD15/VGA connector. It 'steals' some of the pins to carry the USB and PS2 signals. Unfortunately on the VGA end, it left a number of pins disconnected. Specifically, there are normally 5 ground pins on the VGA connection (ground, red-return, green-return, blue-return, and sync-ground). This KVM leaves the RGB-returns floating.
On the Dell servers, it normally sends the VGA signal out the rear video connector. It switches it to the front when it detects that a monitor is plugged in there. Unfortunately, it appears to use the RGB-returns being grounded to detect when something is plugged in, so when you plug this KVM into the front panel - the video isn't detected, and doesn't work.
It is possible to build a small dongle that sits on the end of the KVM cable that ties the ground and RGB-return lines together - so I've kept the units - be be aware out of the box, they are incompatible.
PROS: Generally works well, OSD labelling and chaining are nice features.
CONS: Short cables.
Some compatibility issues.
PROS: Seems to work as expected
CONS: Cables are too short. We had difficulty routing the cables in our 6' server rack. We feel that the cables should be at least 10' long for proper routing in this size rack.
CONS: 6 ft cables. Is this a joke?
Be aware, if you lose or break any cable, you cannot get replacement (even if you are willing to pay for it!!!!)
PROS: Works very well.
Cascading capability makes this switch a beast.
CONS: 6 ft cable
No replacement available.
PROS: Works better than expected.
CONS: non yet
PROS: Works great and is a good value.
PROS: Easy to set up and I can run all of my PC's off of one keyboard and mouse. Feels solid and has performed flawlessly since my purchase. Did I mention price? I saved a nice bit with this unit compared to other offers available
CONS: None I can think of