Product ID: DVID4N1USB6
The DVID4N1USB6 6ft 4-in-1 USB Dual Link DVI-D KVM Switch Cable w/ Audio & Microphone integrates dual link DVI video quality with USB mouse, keyboard, 3.5mm audio out and microphone connections into a single, compact cable.
The 4-in-1 KVM cable is a cost-effective and convenient solution that's suitable for use with dual link DVI supported USB KVM switches, allowing you to share a USB peripheral set between two computers configured for high definition output.
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Compatible StarTech.com KVMs can be found under the Accessories section.
Aten models (CS1642, CS1644, CS1784, CS1782, CS1762, CS1764)
Avocent models (2SVDVI10-001, 4SVDVI10-001, SC4UAD, SC420, SC440, SC540)
Belkin models (F1DN102D, F1DN104D, F1DD102L, F1DD104L)
Cables to go models (52047, 52048)
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector A||DVI-D (25 pin)|
|USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0|
|2 - Connector A||3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position)|
|1 - Connector B||DVI-D (25 pin)|
|USB B (4 pin)|
|2 - Connector B||3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position)|
|Hardware||Cable Jacket Material||PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||40 mm [1,6 in]|
|Package Length||33 cm [13,0 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||470 g [16,6 oz]|
|Package Width||25,5 cm [10,0 in]|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||453 g [16,0 oz]|
|Cable Length||1,8 m [6,0 ft]|
|Product Length||1,8 m [6,0 ft]|
|Product Width||39,5 mm [1,6 in]|
|Product Height||1,6 cm [0,6 in]|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||4-n-1 Dual Link DVI-D USB KVM Cable with Audio|
Control up to 4 high resolution multimedia computers from a single console
Switch between two Computers sharing four DVI displays, speakers & mic, USB Keyboard & Mouse, and USB 2.0 peripheral
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.
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:
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.
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