REFERENCES Everything You Need to Know About KVM KVM, which is an abbreviation for Keyboard, Video, and Mouse, is a device that allows a user to control multiple computers from one keyboard, video, mouse, or monitor. There are two different types of KVM devices: Local Remote KVMs and KVM over IP. The local remote device is a physical plug that allows the receiver to connect to a KVM switch and controls up to 150 meters away from the keyboard, monitor, and mouse. These types of KVMs can be used around the house or in a workspace and allows the user to connect between multiple servers. On the other hand, the IP KVM switch provides the users access through the internet browser and Ethernet cables with a secure IP address. The user profiles can be configured by the OSD menu (multi-lingual supported), hotkey function, or an eight characters password protection. These devices allow multiple computers to be controlled remotely across a wide area network or local area network. KVM switches are beneficial in that they are space-saving and lessen the number of monitors, they conserve energy by reducing the number of monitors that have to be used, and are time-saving by allowing the user to do multiple tasks on one specific workstation.