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4 Port DVI USB KVM Switch with Dual DVI Console and Quad-View 4-in-1 Display

Control 4 systems using a single peripheral set, with dual DVI console connections and multiple picture-in-picture display modes

Product ID: SV431DVIUAQV

  • Several display modes to choose from, including: Quad-View, PAP, PIP and Full-View
  • Supports HD resolutions up to 1920x1200
  • Includes KVM Cables (DVI / USB / Audio)
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  • Integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub
  • Rack-mountable 1U design
  • Front panel push-button and hot-key computer selection support
  • 3.5mm stereo audio support
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Overview

The SV431DVIUAQV 4-Port DVI KVM Switch with Quad-View Display lets you control 4 systems using a single peripheral set, with dual DVI console connections and multiple picture-in-picture display modes.

The DVI USB KVM features an integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub for connecting additional peripherals to share, plus we’ve included the necessary DVI, USB and audio cables for a ready-to-use solution.

The Quad-View function integrates a quad screen splitter into the KVM switch to offer several picture-in picture display modes so you can monitor some or all of the connected PCs on the primary console display while interacting with the active PC on the secondary display. Choose from:

  • Quad-View: Displays all 4 connected PCs simultaneously
  • Picture-and-Picture (PAP): Displays the active PC in the main display area and 3 others along the right side
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP): Displays the active PC in the main display area and 1 other in a movable and sizeable PIP window
  • Full-View: Displays the active PC on both of the console displays

Application Diagram

Quad-View KVM Switch Display Modes

The KVM switch integrates front, push-button controls for simple switching between PCs, choosing your desired display mode and accessing the KVM menu, plus hot-keys and RS-232 command support, for flexible control.

For added versatility, you can daisy-chain up to 8 SV431DVIUAQV units total, for control of up to 32 PCs using a single peripheral set.

Backed by a Startech.com 2-year warranty and free, lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Experience simple monitoring of all 4 connected PCs, through the available display modes
  • Work on the active PC while still viewing the others, with the dual DVI console
  • Fast setup and operation, with included KVM and audio cables

Applications

Use in test labs, help desks and office environments where visibility of multiple systems is required

Perfect for monitoring multiple PC-based security systems simultaneously

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
Cables Included Yes
Daisy-Chain Yes
KVM Ports 4
Number of Monitors Supported 2
PC Interface USB
PC Video Type DVI
Rack-Mountable Yes
U Height 1U
Performance
Hot-Key Selection Yes
IP Control No
Maximum Cascaded Computers 32
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920x1200
Maximum Number of Users 1
On-Screen Display Yes
Port Selection Support Push Button, Hotkeys, and OSD (On Screen Display)
Connector(s)
Console Interface(s) 2 - DVI-I (29 pin) Female
2 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
Host Connectors 1 - DVI-I (29 pin) Female
1 - USB B (4 pin) Female
1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
Other Interface(s) 2 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
2 - RJ-45 Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 4 - PC Selection indicators
4 - Display Mode indicators
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 1.8 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 5 A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 60
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0~90% RH (Non-Condensing)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Steel
Product Height 1.7 in [44 mm]
Product Length 17.2 in [438 mm]
Product Weight 5.5 lb [2.5 kg]
Product Width 7.9 in [200 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 13.4 lb [6 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - DVI USB Quad View KVM Switch
4 - DVI Cables
4 - USB A-B Cables
4 - 3.5mm Audio Cables
1 - Upgrade Cable
2 - Rack Mount Brackets
1 - Power Adapter
3 - Power Cords (NA / UK / EU)
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface that can contain different types of signaling, based on the application. DVI cables and ports are created using different connector types to identify what application they are intended to be used in. The connector types are identified by the number of pins on the DVI connector. DVI comes in the following five different connector types: 

Single and Dual link DVI indicate the maximum resolution capabilities of the video source or video destination. The maximum resolutions are Single Link (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz) and Dual Link (2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz).

Note: The maximum resolution of your video source and video destination are ultimately determined by the technical specifications of the devices. The connector type is not a definitive indicator of the maximum resolution.

DVI-A carries only analog (for example, VGA) with no digital component. DVI-D carries only digital video (for example, HDMI) with no analog component. DVI-I combines DVI-A and DVI-D connections to include both analog and digital components. A DVI-I port may be on either your video source or display, but whether or not a display carries either or both analog and digital sources depends on the technical specifications of your device.

KVM stands for Keyboard Video Mouse and KVM switches allow you to switch the use of a keyboard, display and mouse between multiple computers.  KVM switches also commonly let you switch audio and USB devices between computers.

There are different types of KVM switches as well.

  • Standard box KVM switches. (e.g. SV231USB)
  • Cable KVM switches. (e.g. SV211USB)
  • Multi-Monitor KVM switches.  (e.g. SV231DDUSB)
  • IP KVM switches. (e.g. SV841HDIE)

Standard box and cable KVM switches are a simple way to switch the use of a keyboard, display, and mouse between multiple computers.  Multi-monitor KVM switches allow you to switch multiple displays between computers, and IP KVM switches allow you to remotely control the KVM switch and connected computers over a network.

Here are some important things to consider before purchasing a KVM switch.

  • How many computers do you need to control?  Purchase a KVM switch that supports the number of computers in your setup.
  • Which video connections do your computers and display(s) support?  It is best practice to use the same video connections wherever possible.
  • Will you be using a PS/2 or USB mouse and keyboard?
  • Do you need multiple monitor support?  Ensure every computer can support the number of monitors you are looking to use in your setup.
  • Do you need audio support?
  • What resolution(s) do you want your display(s) running at?  The KVM switch must support the resolution(s) you want to use.
  • Would you like hotkey support?  Some KVM switches support the use of hotkey combinations to complete tasks such as switching between computers.

There are a couple of other important things you may want to take note of:

  • Some KVM switches require proprietary cables to function.  These KVM cables may vary by each KVM switch.  For StarTech.com KVM switches that require proprietary cables, the KVM switches will either come with these cables, or they will be listed in the Accessories tab on the individual product pages.  For more information, see our video dedicated to KVM switch cables.
  • Basic mice and keyboards are recommended for use with KVM switches.  Wireless, gaming or combo mice and keyboards (mice and keyboards that use a single USB connection / receiver for both units) can cause performance issues, and in general, are not supported for use with KVM switches.

It can be difficult to tell which ones are right for the KVM switch you are interested in.  How can you tell which KVM cables you require?  How can you tell if a KVM switch requires proprietary cables?  How do these cables work? 

Standard KVM Switches and Cables

Note: You will need one bundle of KVM cables per computer you want to connect to the KVM switch.

Standard KVM switches have no special cable requirements.  If you have spare video and PS/2 or USB cables, you can use them to hook up the KVM switch to your computers.  StarTech.com still sells KVM cable packages, but they are just for the convenience of buying them in bundles and usually involve some savings.  Keep in mind that even if you have some of the cables you need, it still might be advantageous to buy the bundle.

KVM Switches with Opposite Gender Video Connections

Some KVM switches use male video connections for the computers and female video connections for the console ports.  In this case you simply need a video extension cable, or a KVM cable package appropriate to the KVM switch.  This is so you cannot accidentally plug cables from your computer into the console ports.

KVM Switches Requiring Proprietary Cables

KVM switches can also use proprietary KVM cables to connect to the individual computers.  This is often done with larger KVM switches and KVM switches intended for a server environment.  These cables use a proprietary pinout which does not conform to the video standard in use, as the cable carries both the video and PS/2 or USB data along a single cable.

If you are unsure whether or not you need special cables, complete the following:

  1. Check the Technical Specifications tab on the individual product pages for What's in the Box.  This section lists everything that comes with your purchase, and your KVM switch might come with the cables.
  2. Check the Accessories tab.  This section lists potential accessories for the product you are looking at.  StarTech.com will list the appropriate KVM cables for the KVM switch here. 
  3. Check the Gallery and look at a picture of the back of the KVM switch.

Note: If there are no PS/2 or USB ports on the back of the KVM switch other than for the console, you will require proprietary cables.

If at this point you require further assistance in deciding which cables to purchase with your StarTech.com KVM switch, contact our technical support team.  

This device has a DVI-I connector, but is only compatible with digital DVI video signaling. For more information about the different DVI connectors, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface

Target connection Conversion
VGA DVI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=DVI-D&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.
HDMI

DVI to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/HDMI/HDMI-to-DVI/.

DisplayPort DVI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.

 

Installation

  1. Turn off all of the computers and monitors that will be connected to the KVM switch.
  2. Connect the power adapter to the KVM switch.
  3. Connect the video cables from your monitors to the console video port on the KVM switch. 
  4. Turn on the monitors.
  5. Connect your keyboard and mouse to the console PS/2 or USB ports on the KVM switch.
  6. If you have not done so already, change the KVM switch to focus on port 1.
  7. Connect the video cables from PC1 to the KVM switch.
  8. Connect the PS/2 or USB cables from PC1 to the PC1 PS/2 or USB ports on the KVM switch.
  9. Turn on PC1. You should see the computer load the operating system that you are using on PC1.
  10. Make sure that the mouse and keyboard can control PC1.
  11. Repeat steps 4 to 8 for each additional computer that you want to connect to the KVM switch. Leave the computer in focus until you make sure that the mouse and keyboard can control the computer in step 8.

Troubleshooting

There are four troubleshooting actions that you can try if some but not all of the ports and your computer are working with the KVM switch. 

  • To determine if a specific cable is the source of the problem, switch the cables that connect the KVM switch to the computers to one working port and computer, and one port and computer that is not working. Keep the computer plugged into the same ports and only switch the cables. If the issue persists when you switch cables, the issue may be with the cable itself.
  • To determine if the problem is between the computer and the KVM switch, using the same cables, connect the KVM switch to one computer that is working and one computer that is not working. If the issue persists when you switch computers, follows the issue may be with the computer and the KVM switch.
  • Try reinitializing the KVM.  This is done by following the setup instructions on the website.
  • To determine if the KVM switch is the source of the problem, if you have another KVM switch, disconnect the current KVM switch and connect the second KVM switch.

If the keys on your keyboard are repeating, complete the following:

  1. If the KVM you are using has USB ports, you can move your keyboard to the USB hub port on the back of the KVM (the USB hubs are marked).

Note: When you move the keyboard out of the keyboard port, you will not be able to access the hotkeys.

  1.  You can adjust the typematic rate in your operating system’s settings. Depending on the version of Windows you are running, you can adjust the typematic rate by doing one of the following:
    • Click Control Panel > Keyboard > Speed. Adjust the repeat delay and repeat rate until the keys no longer repeat.
    • Click Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. Right-click Keyboard Settings. Adjust the repeat delay and repeat rate until the keys no longer repeat.
4 Port DVI USB KVM Switch with Dual DVI Console and Quad-View 4-in-1 Display

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