VGA KVM switches are a highly reliable KVM solution designed for server management in data centers. The KVM switches are offered with 8 or 16 x DB-15 VGA KVM ports and support single-user access to sources from up to three consoles (local, remote, IP). These VGA KVMs are designed to be driver-free and have a hot-pluggable design that allows users to add or remove connected PCs without powering down the connected systems. The KVMs support multiple platforms and feature a multilingual OSD menu, easy expansion through KVM cascading, and front panel buttons for quick and easy switching between connected computers.
VGA KVM Switch
8 or 16-port VGA KVM switch supporting one local user console, one cascade proprietary in/out port, two USB ports for the keyboard and mouse, and a 1U high rack mountable enclosure. Option for 6ft / 10ft / 15ft VGA + USB KVM cables.
REFERENCES What is a KVM Switch? 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. The number of CPUs or servers that the user can control is dependent on the number of ports that are on the KVM switch. Some KVM switches allow control of two to eight servers, while more high-end switches can control 16 to 32. These KVMs make switching between servers easy because it can be performed by 1) pressing a button on the OSD menu or 2) by entering a hotkey (combination of keys on a keyboard that can be pressed simultaneously to achieve a task on the server. There are two different types of KVM devices which are called: Local Remote KVMs and KVM over IP. Locally (physically) & remotely (IP) goes through the internet browser. The local remote device is a physical plug that allows the receiver to connect to a KVM switch and control 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, IP KVM switches provide the user access through the internet browser and Ethernet cables by secure IP address worldwide. The user profiles can be configured by the OSD menu (multi-lingual supported), hotkey function, or eight characters password protection. These devices allow multiple computers to be controlled remotely across a wide area network or local area network. They enable remote access to computers and servers across a LAN/WAN, or the internet.
Benefits of Using a KVM Switch Supervising hundreds and even thousands of computers is a needless hassle that brings inconvenience to the industry. Using a KVM switch transforms the workforce to in its productive nature to conserve time, space, and money. The switch allows users to connect from one system to any computer while accessing data in real-time. The keyboard, mouse, and video monitor are all connected to the KVM switch. This allows users to use a single set of keyboard, video monitor, and mouse instead of supplying a set for each individual a computer that ultimately takes up a whole lot of space and money. The switch is ideal and convenience that meets the needs for business that needs to manage and access numerous amounts of servers and CPUs productively. As an entirety, because there are fewer keyboards, monitors, and mouse consoles, less power would be utilized, thus lowering your electrical bills dramatically. Furthermore, using the switch can decrease the number of server racks and server cabinets and saving a lot of ground space.