KVM Console to USB 2.0 Portable Laptop Crash Cart Adapter

Turn any laptop into a console for headless servers, PCs, ATMs, kiosks and more

Product ID: NOTECONS01

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  • Very small footprint with integrated KVM cables
  • Self-powered – draws its power from the server USB connections
  • Multi-platform support USB and PS/2 to the server or KVM (PS/2 for Keyboard Only)
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€543.99 EUR excl. VAT
€658.23 EUR incl. VAT

The NOTECONS01 KVM Console to USB 2.0 Portable Laptop Crash Cart Adapter turns your notebook or netbook into a portable server crashcart, eliminating the need to lug around a large, heavy and awkward video screen, keyboard, and mouse. This adapter delivers the VGA stream from any host computer to a laptop and emulates the laptop mouse and keyboard outputs for simple access and control of connected servers, PCs or other "headless" devices.

"StarTech.com's USB KVM may be your new best friend for trips to the datacenter... you can use this from the back of the rack. So if you are handling issues that require moving cables or network connections... this can be a major timesaver."
— everythingUSB.com

"The CRN Test Center recommends StarTech's Crash Cart Adapter for any company with a data center or with technicians servicing computers in the field"
CRN

CRN TechInnovator 2010 Runner-up Award

With portability for the mobile administrator or repair technician in mind, this USB-powered adapter features a small-footprint design that requires no additional accessories to connect to most servers, and requires no server-side software installation. Plus, the pocket-sized adapter draws its power from the server-side USB connections, allowing the laptop/netbook to last longer without consuming battery power.

Ensuring full control of the connected units, the Laptop KVM Server Console Adapter provides immediate access to the POST screen and BIOS, plus the ability to handle full configuration of the attached PC or machine; administrators can connect to a headless server/device without the need of an expensive LCD rackmount console or bulky monitor, keyboard and mouse solution.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

How it works:
Laptop KVM - how it works

Applications

  • Eliminates the need for huge, bulky crash carts in the server room or distributed networks
  • Cost effective solution for areas where dedicated rack mounted LCD Consoles are too pricey or cumbersome to install
  • Headless Server maintenance
  • Mobile server repair
  • ATM and VLT maintenance and repair

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Ultra high resolution support up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz – The highest resolution portable console available
  • No power adapter needed - Draws power from the server side USB connection saving your laptop’s battery life, and avoiding the hassle of finding 110V outlets in the server room or remote locations
  • Small, ruggedized casing (similar to the size of a cellphone) is easily stored and transported; with no server-side software requirement, you will be up and running in seconds

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro España V930844
  • Esprinet NOTECONS01
  • UPC 065030835312

Compatibility

  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
  • macOS Big Sur (11.0) logo
Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
macOS 10.6 to 10.15, 11.0
Linux 2.6.x to 4.11.x (LTS Versions Only)

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Console Interface(s) USB Mini-B (5 pin)
1 - Host Connectors USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
PS/2 (6 pin, Mini-DIN)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Humidity 80% RH
Hardware Audio No
KVM Ports 1
PC Interface USB and PS/2
PC Video Type VGA
Number of Monitors Supported 1
Rack-Mountable No
Cables Included Yes
Daisy-Chain No
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Host/Server Video (VGA) Link
User Console/USB Link
Host/Server Keyboard/Mouse (USB,PS/2) Link
Packaging Information Package Length 45 mm [1,8 in]
Package Width 30 cm [11,8 in]
Package Height 16 cm [6,3 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 400 g [14,1 oz]
Performance On-Screen Display No
IP Control No
Hot-Key Selection No
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
Maximum Number of Users 1
MTBF 284000 Hrs
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Cable Length 1 x 15in (385mm) USB host cable, 1 x 3in (76mm) VGA host cable, 1 x 6ft (1.8m) USB Console cable
Product Width 74 mm [2,9 in]
Product Height 15 mm [0,6 in]
Product Depth 11,5 cm [4,5 in]
Weight of Product 170 g [6,0 oz]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Software OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
macOS 10.6 to 10.15, 11.0
Linux 2.6.x to 4.11.x (LTS Versions Only)
Special Notes / Requirements Note If you're interfacing with a Linux device, this adapter is only compatible with standard QWERTY keyboards in U.S English configuration
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB PS/2 KVM Console Adapter
USB Cable
USB to PS/2 Adapter
USB Software Key

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

In order to view the computer connected to the laptop crash cart adapter, you must install the software package either from the USB stick or StarTech.com website. The software must be installed prior to using the device on your computer.

Hardware requirements

You require the following components in your hardware setup:

  • A host computer with a female VGA and USB ports. This is the computer that will be controlled.
  • A client computer running Windows with an available USB port. This computer will control the host computer.

Install the software

Drivers and software must be installed on the client computer before you connect the components. To install the software, complete the following:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product packaging.

Note: Windows typically saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. When the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, navigate to the Windows folder, right-click the Setup.exe file and click Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and software.

Install the hardware

  1. Connect the USB and VGA cables from the crash cart adapter to the host computer.
  2. Connect the mini USB cable to the crash cart adapter and the client computer.

Plug in the crash cart adapter and run the USB Crash Cart software. The software automatically detects the settings of the connected computer and shows the display from the computer. When you move the mouse cursor to the display, the keyboard and mouse control is redirected from the client to the host computer.

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at www.startech.com/Support. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, double-click the setup.exe file.
  3. Complete the instructions to install the device drivers, and restart your computer when prompted to.
  4. After your computer restarts, connect the USB crash cart adapter to your computer.

Your device should be ready to use.

In order to view the computer connected to the KVM console adapter, you must install the software package either from the USB stick or the StarTech.com website. The software must be installed prior to using the device on your computer. To install the software, do the following:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Mac OS X will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example,hard_drive_name\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Double-click the Software Pack.zip file.
  2. Double-click the Mac folder.
  3. Double-click the Install.dmg file.
  4. Double-click USB Crash Cart Adapter.

The program is now located on the desktop and is ready to run.

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.

Wanneer u problemen probeert op te lossen met een USB-crash cart adapter, zijn er enkele snelle tests die u kunt uitvoeren om mogelijke problemen uit te sluiten. U kunt testen of de volgende componenten goed werken en niet de oorzaak van het probleem zijn:

  • Videokabels
  • Videobron
  • Computersysteem
  • USB crash cart adapter

Probeer het volgende om uw installatiecomponenten te testen:

  • Gebruik de videokabels, videobron, computer en USB crash cart adapter in een andere configuratie om te zien of het probleem door de componenten of de configuratie wordt veroorzaakt.
  • Gebruik een andere videokabel, videobron, computer en USB crash cart adapter in uw configuratie om te zien of het probleem nog steeds aanwezig is. Idealiter zou u een component moeten testen waarvan u weet dat deze in een andere configuratie werkt.

Bij het testen van uw kabels raden wij u het volgende aan:

  • Test elke kabel afzonderlijk.
  • Gebruik kortere kabels.

Als u de videokabels, videobron en de USB crash cart adapter test, raden wij u het volgende aan:

  1. Druk op de Windows-toets + R, typ devmgmt.msc en druk op Enter om Apparaatbeheer te openen. 
  2. Als het apparaat een fout heeft, moet u de stuurprogramma's opnieuw installeren en daarbij de instructies op de website volgen.

Om de adapter goed te laten werken, moet de software op uw besturingssysteem worden geïnstalleerd. Nadat de software op uw besturingssysteem is geïnstalleerd, start u de software. De software detecteert automatisch de videobron, wanneer deze op de videopoort is aangesloten.

If the video works on your client computer but the keyboard or mouse is not working with your laptop crash cart adapter, try the following:

  • Make sure that the USB cable on the laptop crash cart adapter is firmly connected to the host computer.
  • If you're using multiple monitors with the host computer, make sure that the VGA cable connected to the laptop crash cart adapter is connected to the primary monitor.
  • Under Keyboard, change the Active emulation type to PS/2.

How To

To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your USB device is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command R with the System Information page open.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Compliance and safety

Compliance letters

  • RoHS
    • Language: English
  • WEEE
    • Language: English

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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