A Keyboard, Video, Mouse switch (also known as a KVM) is a hardware device used to control multiple computers, usually found in heavily trafficked areas such as data centers. More specifically, when a rack contains many different servers in it, installing a KVM switch becomes essential from a productivity and efficiency standpoint! Data center managers and IT personnel require quick, easy access to servers to fix issues in case of emergency situations, or reroute resources keeps the network running smoothly during peak hours. Let's take a look at how Tripp Lite's solution specifically solves problems for data center managers and IT techs.
The SmartRack 116 comes with a 16 port Cat5 KVM switch. To access servers, just slide out the drawer and flip up its top to display the large, high resolution 17” TFT LCD display. The display is (VGA/SVGA/XGA/SXGA compatible) with front-panel high-quality controls and Touchpad for easy adjustment. It features triple layered security and plug-and-play installation.
Control More Servers
The SmartRack Cat5 KVM switches are compatible with all major operating systems and can control any server’s brand and model, regardless of the server condition and network connectivity, covering the entire spectrum of crash scenarios. Use the KVM switch to control up to 16 servers in multiple platforms (PS/2, USB). The innovative ROC technology has each computer/ server directly connected to the switch via a ROC using standard CAT5 cable at a distance of up to 30m/100ft in a star configuration.
Slim, 1U Solution that Saves Space
The SmartRack Cat5 KVM switches are a single rail solution that occupies just 1U of rack space; it’s the most efficient way to control your server rack. For more information about the SmartRack KVM solution, take a look at the quick start guide, featured courtesy of Tripp Lite, below:
Features for Tripp Lite's KVM Solutions:
- 1U rackmount console with built-in 8-Port KVM switch, 19" LCD screen, keyboard and touchpad
- Directly control up to 8 computers, or increase the number of connected computers to up to 248 by daisychaining up to 15 B042-Series KVM switches
- P780-Series USB/PS2 combo KVM cables kits allow you to connect either USB or PS/2 computers, without the need to purchase separate cables or adapters
- Compatible with all major operating systems
- Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases
For more information on Tripp Lite's KVM solution, to learn about how Tripp Lite could assist you on your next project or job, or for any other inquiries, contact your local Accu-Tech representative today!