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8 Port Rackmount USB PS/2 Digital IP KVM Switch

Control up to 8 USB or PS/2 computers remotely over an IP network or the internet

Product ID: SV841HDIEGB

  • Controls up to 8 computers directly and up to 64 computers by cascading 8 additional KVM switches
  • Remote, BIOS level access to all connected systems
  • Works with PC, Mac and Sun Servers and Systems
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  • Supports PCs with USB or PS/2 keyboard and mouse connectors
  • Supports DHCP or manual IP configuration
  • Integrated Web Server for browser-based configuration and administration
  • Supports 32 user accounts with SSL encrypted session and web communication data
  • User ID and SSL password secure web console
  • Supports 16 bit video
  • Compact 1U rack height takes up very little cabinet or rack space
  • Hot-pluggable - add or remove PCs without shutting down
  • Auto Scan Mode lets you switch between computers for easy monitoring
  • Each computer can be named via the OSD menu
  • No software or drivers required
  • Hardware Reset and Network Configuration button
  • Plug and Play compliant
  • Flash upgradeable
1 273,99 € EUR exc VAT
1 592,49 € EUR inc VAT
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Overview

The SV841HDIEGB 8 Port Rack Mount USB PS/2 Digital IP KVM Switch offers cost-effective and secure, local and remote administration of up to 8 systems over a LAN or the Internet.

Unlike software solutions that work through the operating system, this IP KVM Switch delivers BIOS level control, full boot processes interaction and control over a TCP/IP connection as if you are on site. Featuring support for security protocols such as SSH, SSL and RADIUS, and a configurable firewall for added protection.

A scalable KVM solution supporting up to 8 directly-connected computers, or cascade with other KVM switches for control of up to 64 computers. For added control, using the RPORT module (sold separately) lets you interact with any device that uses an RS-232 serial terminal (routers, switches, etc.).

Backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • User friendly access through an OSD or the integrated web server saves configuration time and frustration

Applications

Create a scalable, streamlined access solution in your Datacenter or Server Farm

Enables access to existing KVM switches via TCP/IP for single console remote administration

Perfect for manufacturing line computer control, simplifying access to multiple systems

Great for PC test/burn-in computer control saving the desk space required for multiple monitors, keyboards and mice and allows remote access

BIOS level remote access to servers at co-location facilities and ISPs

Remote access for outsourced server / IT hardware management

Remote access to mission-critical corporate datacenter servers, increasing uptime

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio No
Cables Included No
Daisy-Chain Yes
KVM Ports 8
Number of Monitors Supported 1
PC Interface USB and PS/2
PC Video Type VGA
Rack-Mountable Yes
Performance
DVI Support No
Hot-Key Selection Yes
IP Control Yes
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1440 local console
Maximum Cascaded Computers 64
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1600x1200 @ 85Hz
Maximum Number of Users 1 active user, up to 3 viewing
MTBF 876,000 Hours
On-Screen Display Yes
Port Selection Support Hotkeys and OSD (On Screen Display)
Connector(s)
Console Interface(s) 1 - DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub) Male
1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
2 - PS/2 (6 pin, Mini-DIN) Female
Host Connectors 8 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Other Interface(s) 1 - RJ-45 Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
Note

Source code for the unit operating system is available upon request. Please contact us by phone, live chat, or email to make your request.

This offer is valid for three years from the date of purchase and/or for as long as parts or customer support is offered for this product.

Charges for the reasonable cost of copying and/or conveying may apply.

Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Output Current 1.5A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 18
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Steel
Product Depth 224.5 mm [8.8 in]
Product Height 43.2 mm [1.7 in]
Product Weight 3950 g [139.4 oz]
Product Width 404 mm [15.9 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 4.2 kg [9.3 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - SV841HDIE
1 - Mounting Brackets
1 - RS-232 Cable
1 - Package of screws
1 - Power Cord
1 - Power Adapter
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Accessories

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

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.