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16 Port 1U Rackmount USB PS2 KVM Switch with OSD

Control up to 16 USB or PS/2-connected computers from a single keyboard, mouse and monitor

Product ID: SV1631HD

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  • Operating system independent
  • Uses StarTech.com tangle-fee KVM cables
  • Front panel buttons and port status lights allow for easy selection and status monitoring

This hybrid KVM switch lets you control 16 USB or PS/2 computers using only one PS/2 keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

A versatile KVM solution, the switch is compatible with PC, Mac and Sun Servers and Systems and offers hot-pluggable operation, allowing you to add or remove computers without having to shut down the KVM switch.

Providing scalable KVM control, the USB+PS/2 switch delivers control of up to 136 computers/servers by cascading 16 additional KVM switches. Plus, the switch can be rackmounted into 1U of cabinet space and features rear panel cable connections, eliminating mess and tangle while saving valuable workspace.

Designed to provide dependable control of connected computers and servers, the 16 port USB+PS/2 switch is backed by StarTech.com's 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Manufacturing line computer control
  • Datacenter computer control
  • Server farms
  • Co-location/ISP computer control
  • PC test/burn-in computer control

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Universal KVM switch designed for computers equipped with USB or PS/2 keyboard and mouse connectors
  • Compact design – rear cable connections provide unmatched space saving
  • Control 16 computers from 1 console

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030802017

Compatibility

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 3 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Console Interface(s) VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
2 - Console Interface(s) PS/2 (6 pin, Mini-DIN)
1 - Console Interface(s) Mini-DIN (8 pin)
16 - Host Connectors VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
Hardware Audio No
KVM Ports 16
PC Interface USB and PS/2
PC Video Type VGA
Number of Monitors Supported 1
Rack-Mountable Yes
Cables Included No
Daisy-Chain Yes
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Red - Port Selection Indicator
Green - Active Port Indicator
Packaging Information Package Length 23.4 in [59.4 cm]
Package Width 3.5 in [90 mm]
Package Height 10.5 in [26.6 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 8.6 lb [3.9 kg]
Performance IP Control No
Hot-Key Selection Yes
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920 x 1440 @60Hz
Maximum Number of Users 1 Local
Maximum Cascaded Computers 136
Port Selection Support Push Button, Hotkeys, and OSD (On Screen Display)
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Steel
Product Width 17.2 in [43.6 cm]
Product Height 1.7 in [43.2 mm]
Product Depth 7.1 in [18 cm]
Weight of Product 9.2 lb [4.2 kg]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Input Current 0.2A
Output Voltage 9V DC
Output Current 0.6A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 16 Port USB/PS2 KVM Switch
2 - Included in Package Mounting Brackets
1 - Included in Package Bag of Screws
Pack, Rubber Feet
Power Adapter
User Manual

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Replacement 9V DC Power Adapter for KVM Switch

Replace, or keep a spare 9V DC (0.6 A) KVM switch power adapter on hand

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

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:

  • Replace Video Cables with high-quality Video Cables (e.g. upgrade DisplayPort 1.2 Cables to DisplayPort 1.4 Cables).
  • Use shorter Video Cables to reduce signal attenuation.
  • When possible, remove Video Adapters to use native Video Connection Types (e.g. go from VGA to VGA, or DisplayPort to DisplayPort)
  • For DisplayPort Monitors, try changing the DisplayPort Version on the Monitor. For information on how to change your Monitor Settings refer to the Manual from the Monitor Manufacturer.
  • Update the Drivers for the Computer’s GPU to the latest available from the Monitor Manufacturer.

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.

How To

The Link Port that comes with this KVM switch was intended to be used with our SV831MEDIA product. This product was discontinued, so the Link Port no longer serves a purpose.

Before You Buy

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.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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