16 Port 1U Rackmount USB PS/2 KVM Switch with OSD

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

Product ID: SV1631DUSBGB

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  • Connect USB and PS/2 based computer systems
  • OS independent – No software or drivers required
  • Auto-scan function cycles through computers sequentially
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€783,99 EUR excl. VAT
€932,95 EUR incl. VAT

The SV1631DUSBGB 16 Port 1U Rack Mount USB PS/2 KVM Switch with OSD offers a dependable computer management tool that allows you to control up to 16 USB or PS/2 connected computers from a single keyboard, mouse and monitor.

The KVM switch offers maximum control, allowing you to switch computers using hotkey commands or front panel push-buttons, and offers the added convenience of an On Screen Display to quickly access configuration options.

A suitable addition to server room operations, the 16 port switch can be rack-mounted into 1U of cabinet space, and can be cascaded with multiple KVM switches to deliver control of up to 136 computers from this single switch.

This high quality USB PS/2 KVM Switch is TAA compliant and backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty with free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Add single console administration to your Co-location/ISP facility saving you time and money
  • Create a scalable, streamlined access solution in your Datacenter or Server Farm
  • 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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Cascade configuration adds scalability and offers support for control of up to 136 computers
  • Rugged, solid steel rack-mountable case offers durability even in harsh environments
  • Absolutely no software or drivers required providing a completely OS independent KVM solution

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030823944

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS independent; No software or drivers required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 3 Years
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
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
Packaging Information Package Length 59,5 cm [23,4 in]
Package Width 8,8 cm [3,5 in]
Package Height 264 mm [10,4 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 3,8 kg [8,4 lb]
Performance On-Screen Display No
IP Control No
Hot-Key Selection Yes
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920 x 1440 @60hz
Maximum Number of Users 1
Maximum Cascaded Computers 136
Port Selection Support Push Button and Hotkeys
MTBF 158000 hours
Physical Characteristics Material Steel
Product Length 43,8 cm [17,2 in]
Product Width 180 mm [7,1 in]
Product Height 4,5 cm [1,8 in]
Weight of Product 3100 g [109,3 oz]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 0.2 A
Output Voltage 9V DC
Output Current 0.6 A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 5.4
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - 16 Port KVM Switch
2 - Mounting Brackets
1 - PS/2 keyboard and mouse Y cable
1 - Power Adapter
4 - foot pads
1 - User Manual

Accessories

SVECONUS15

15 ft 2-in-1 Ultra Thin USB KVM Cable

Connect VGA video and USB using a single thin KVM cable

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SVUSBVGA10

10 ft Ultra-Thin USB VGA 2-in-1 KVM Cable

Connect VGA video and USB using a single thin KVM cable

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€18,99 EUR excl. VAT
€22,60 EUR incl. VAT
SVUSBVGA6

6 ft Ultra-Thin USB VGA 2-in-1 KVM Cable

Connect VGA video and USB using a single thin KVM cable

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€12,99 EUR excl. VAT
€15,46 EUR incl. VAT
SVECONUS6

6 ft 2-in-1 Ultra Thin USB KVM Cable

Connect VGA video and USB using a single thin KVM cable

Your price
€12,99 EUR excl. VAT
€15,46 EUR incl. VAT
SVECONUS10

10 ft Ultra Thin USB VGA 2-in-1 KVM Cable

Connect VGA video and USB using a single thin KVM cable

Your price
€18,99 EUR excl. VAT
€22,60 EUR incl. VAT
SVECON6

6 ft 3-in-1 Ultra Thin PS/2 KVM Cable

Connect VGA video and a PS/2 keyboard and mouse set using a single thin KVM cable

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€10,99 EUR excl. VAT
€13,08 EUR incl. VAT
SVA9M2NEUA

DC Power Adapter - 9V, 2A

Replace your lost or failed power adapter

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€19,99 EUR excl. VAT
€23,79 EUR incl. VAT

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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.

Before You Buy

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.  

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.

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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