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USB Crash Cart Adapter with File Transfer & Video Capture

Portable KVM Console | VGA Video | 1920 x 1200 60Hz | Cables Included

Product ID: NOTECONS02

  • Access any VGA and USB system directly from your laptop via the KVM console adapter
  • Set up quickly with included cables and instant BIOS-level control
  • Share troubleshooting information and display errors with video capture at 1920 x 1200 60Hz
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  • Simple self-powered portability with no external power adapter necessary
  • Easily troubleshoot systems with bi-directional file transfers between local and remote computer
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Overview

The USB crash cart adapter gives you control of a headless system, turning your laptop into a portable crash cart for rack servers, PCs, ATMs, kiosks, and more.   

Instant System Access 

Simply connect the laptop crash cart adapter to your computer using the included USB cable, then connect the integrated USB and VGA cables to your server for instant BIOS-level control. With no server-side software required, you can be up and running instantly. 

USB Crash Cart Adapter

Troubleshoot More Efficiently  

With the flexible software interface, you can transfer files from your laptop to the server, capture videos for records or instructional purposes, take screenshots and scale the display window to full screen mode or smaller, with no scroll bars helping you to troubleshoot faster. 

Self-Powered Reliability 

Powered from the server-side USB connection, the KVM adapter doesn't require an AC outlet so you can connect to any PC or device that has a VGA and USB port, even if there’s no power outlet available.  

Take It Anywhere 

This pocket-sized adapter features a compact design that easily fits inside your laptop bag and requires no additional accessories to connect, eliminating the need to lug around a large, awkward traditional crash cart to troubleshoot and service your systems.  

StarTech.com offers a wide selection of high-quality KVM-related products to help you access your systems more efficiently without the expense and clutter of extra keyboards, mice and monitors. This USB KVM crash cart adapter is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support. 

Applications

ATM and VLT maintenance and repair

Mobile systems and server repair

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio No
Cables Included Yes
Daisy-Chain No
KVM Ports 1
Number of Monitors Supported 1
PC Interface USB
PC Video Type VGA
Rack-Mountable No
Performance
Hot-Key Selection No
IP Control No
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
Maximum Number of Users 1
MTBF 909000
On-Screen Display No
Connector(s)
Console Interface(s) 1 - USB Mini-B (5 pin) Female Input
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male
1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 10.9 to 10.13
Linux 2.6 to 4.11 LTS versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note If you're interfacing with a Linux device, this adapter is only compatible with standard QWERTY keyboards in U.S English configuration
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Host/Server Keyboard/Mouse USB Link
1 - Host/Server Video (VGA) Link
1 - User Console/USB Link
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 80% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 16.4 in [416 mm]
1 x 15in (385mm) USB host cable, 1 x 3in (76mm) VGA host cable, 1 x 6ft (1.8m) USB Console cable
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Depth 4.5 in [115 mm]
Product Height 0.6 in [15 mm]
Product Weight 6 oz [170 g]
Product Width 2.9 in [74 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 12.8 oz [363 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB Crash Cart Adpater
1 - USB A to Mini-B Cable
1 - USB Software Key

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 10.9 to 10.13
Linux 2.6 to 4.11 LTS versions only

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(3 stars) Very good, could be great.

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This does work on Max OSX 10.12. Install was fairly painless. In general, it does the job, but there are issues. On the hardware side, my only gripe is the dongles. Those seem liable prone to damage. I would have preferred a female vga and USB jacks and extension coords. I recommend buying a protective case for this investment. The software works, but there are annoyances. My biggest complaint is the tendency of the keyboard emulator to frequently type multiple characters. It happens randomly. Sometimes even with the very quickest of button presses. Worst, it can happen when you hit the return key - so you might accidentally accept multiple dialog window defaults during operating system setup. This issue is the only one that really bothers me. As is, I wouldn't want to use this for very long. Just enough to get things to the point where I can remote in via SSH or Remote Desktop. I wouldn't want to use it to do a full OS install/reinstall. The screen scaling could be better for retina displays. You can't really get it to scale to fill the screen (vertically or horizontally). What scaling options there are, are not intuitive. In general, the whole toolbar at the top feels unintuitive. The icon choices often reinvent the wheel, instead of using standard icons ("settings" icon should be a gear, "drive control" should look like a CD, etc). Disappointing, but not a deal breaker. There also seems to be some sort of jitter on the display. It's constantly shifting up and down. It's just a few pixels worth of movement, so it's usable, but it's another thing that would discourage me from using it any longer than I had to. On a positive note, the file transfer appears to work awesome. You can even connect bootable ISO's, so installing an OS, or running a recovery CD should work great. I am very happy about this. In all, it's a great concept, and it definitely "just works". They could do a lot to make the experience better. There are other cheaper products that do the same thing. I spent the money mainly because this is the only Mac compatible one, but I was hoping the extra money would also mean a more polished user experience. I will definitely be keeping mine, but I hope they can improve some of these things (especially the keyboard issue) in a software update.
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(1 star) Poorly made software

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Very sporadic. Video cuts in/out making this completely useless.
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Sam, Customer Service
Thank you for sharing your review of our NOTECONS02. I'm sorry to hear about the functional issues you've had with the software. If you haven't already done so, I recommend updating the software to the latest version available from our website. You can find the software here: https://www.startech.com/Server-Management/KVM-Switches/USB-Crash-Cart-Adapter~NOTECONS02#dnlds This unit is covered by a 2 year warranty and free lifetime technical support. Our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, to provide support. For further troubleshooting, I recommend reaching out to us at 1-800 265-1844 or www.startech.com/chat Sam, StarTech.com Support

(5 stars) Amazing Product

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This probably one of my favorite products I have ever owned. The convenience along of carrying this with my notebook is a great time saver. The moment my previous generation product dies I will be purchasing another.
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