Product ID: SV231DPU34K
This 2-port KVM switch combines 4K (60Hz) digital display capabilities with control of two connected computers.
The DisplayPort KVM switch supports resolutions up to 4K at 60Hz. It drives one large monitor at the full 4K resolution or, using an MST adapter, can drive various DisplayPort multi-display setups totaling 4Kif you need to maximize viewing space. With support for digital audio (with supporting displays and sources) and separate 3.5 mm stereo audio, the DisplayPort 1.2 KVM switch delivers full audio compatibility.
The integrated USB 3.0 hub shares two peripherals (in addition to keyboard and mouse) among attached computers as if they were directly connected to your host computer, eliminating the cost of duplicate devices such as printers and scanners.
While supporting Windows, this DP KVM switch is also compatible with Mac and Linux operating systems.
The front-panel push buttons make it easy to switch between systems and activate the auto scan feature. The hotkey functionality makes accessing each system quickly, while a buzzer sound confirms the switch.
StarTech.com offers a wide selection of high-quality KVM switches and KVM-related products to help you access your systems more efficiently without the expense and clutter of extra keyboards, mice, and monitors. This 2-port DisplayPort KVM switch is backed by a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||4 - Console Interface(s)||USB Type-A (4 pin; HID Port) USB 1.1|
|2 - Host Connectors||DisplayPort (20 pin)|
|2 - Console Interface(s)||USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)|
|2 - Host Connectors||3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position)|
|1 - Console Interface(s)||DisplayPort (20 pin)|
|2 - Host Connectors||USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0|
|1 - Console Interface(s)||3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0℃ ~ 40℃|
|Storage Temperature||-10℃ ~ 60℃|
|Humidity||0% - 80%|
|PC Interface||USB 3.0|
|PC Video Type||DisplayPort|
|Number of Monitors Supported||1|
|Industry Standards||USB 3.0 DisplayPort 1.2 HDCP 2.2|
|Indicators||2 - LED Indicators||Green|
|Packaging Information||Shipping (Package) Weight||1,0 kg [2,3 lb]|
|Package Length||23,8 cm [9,4 in]|
|Package Width||18,9 cm [7,4 in]|
|Package Height||91,0 mm [3,6 in]|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||3840x2160 @ 60Hz|
|Supported Resolutions||1024x768 1280x720 (High-definition 720p) 1920x1080 (High-definition 1080p) 1920x1200 2560x1440 2560x1600 3840x2160 (Ultra HD 4K)|
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Audio Specifications||2-Channel Stereo|
|Maximum Number of Users||1|
|Port Selection Support||Push Button and Hotkeys|
|Product Length||100,0 mm [3,9 in]|
|Product Width||16,0 cm [6,3 in]|
|Product Height||40,0 mm [1,6 in]|
|Weight of Product||1,0 kg [2,3 lb]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||18 W|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||KVM Switch|
|Universal Power Adapter (NA/JP, EU, UK, ANZ)|
|4 - Included in Package||Rubber Foot Pads|
|1 - Included in Package||Quick-Start Guide|
Mount a 1U SV431 Series KVM switch into your server rack or cabinet
Connect to your external solutions and transfer data at 10x the speed of USB 2.0
Connect USB 3.0 USB-A devices to a USB hub or to your computer
Create high-resolution 4K x 2K connections with HBR2 support between your DisplayPort equipped devices
Create high-resolution 4K x 2K connections with HBR2 support between your DisplayPort equipped devices
Easily connect an iPod® or other MP3 player to a car stereo
Connect an iPhone® or other MP3 player to a car stereo
10 ft slim profile Stereo 3.5mm audio cable
Easily connect an iPod or other MP3 player to your stereo
Use this adapter to connect four independent displays to a single DP 1.2 port
Use this adapter to connect two independent displays to a single DP 1.2 port
Use this adapter to connect three independent displays to a single DP 1.2 port
Connect a VGA monitor to a DisplayPort-equipped PC
Connect a DVI monitor to a single-mode DisplayPort output from your computer
Connect your DVI Dual Link display to a DisplayPort® video source, for high resolution applications
Connect an HDMI monitor to a DisplayPort video source
Connect your DP computer to an HDMI display using this converter, which supports UHD resolutions up to 4K at 60Hz
Monitors may begin flickering when they receive a signal of insufficient quality. There are a few potential fixes available that will help to improve the signal quality in order to eliminate flickering:
There are some quick tests that you can perform to rule out potential issues. Start by turning off all of the connected computers and peripherals, unplugging everything from the KVM, including power, and leaving it for 10 seconds. Then connect everything to the KVM following the procedure in the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/kvm-switches-setup.
You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
Video source (such as a DVR or computer)
Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)
Note: When you are testing your setup components, it is recommended that you avoid using any video adapters. For example, if you are converting a VGA source to HDMI to be used with an HDMI extender, you should test with an HDMI source.
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the video cable, KVM switch, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different video cable, KVM switch, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
Test each cable individually.
Use short cables when you are testing.
When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:
Remove the KVM switch from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the KVM switch.
Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.
Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, KVM switch, and video destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.
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 output 4K to a DisplayPort display at 60Hz your monitor must support the resolution and refresh rate. If your monitor supports 4K at 60Hz (DP1.2 or higher) you may also need to set the monitor to work at 60Hz.
To resolve this issue, use the buttons on your monitor to change the DisplayPort settings to DP1.2. For more information about changing your monitor settings, refer to the website of the manufacturer of your monitor.
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 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.
There are a couple of other important things you may want to take note of:
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.
Whether a specific mouse or keyboard will work with StarTech.com KVM switches can depend on the type of mouse or keyboard you use. Any mice with additional functionality or keyboards that are not standard 104 key keyboards could cause issues. This includes wireless, gaming, combination (one USB receiver for both the mouse and keyboard), and Apple keyboards. We recommend that you use a standard wired mouse and keyboard with our KVM switches, especially when you troubleshoot issues.
If you cannot get a specific mouse or keyboard to work with your KVM switch, connect the mouse or keyboard into the USB hub ports, if available (they are marked on the back of the KVM switch). If the KVM switch has hotkey functionality, you will lose the functionality when using these hub ports.
The Display Data Channel (DDC) communication from each connected computer can be disrupted when the focus of a KVM switch is switched between computers. This causes the computer to revert to a basic display configuration. In which any windows open may resize and/or move to a single display. This behavior is common among high-resolution or multi-display DisplayPort KVM switches and is not exclusive to StarTech.com products.
To avoid this behavior:
The beeping sounds cannot be disabled. They help confirm that a successful or unsuccessful hotkey command has been entered. Many people position their KVM switch out of sight. As a result, this feature saves time by not having to check the LEDs or press the physical buttons on the KVM switch.
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