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2 Port Black PS/2 KVM Switch Kit with Cables

Control two PS/2 based computers with VGA video using this complete KVM kit with cables

Product ID: SV211K

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  • Hot plug - computers can be added without resetting switches or other connected computers.
  • All cables come out of the rear of the switch unlike competitor 3-sided "octopus" designs.
  • Includes two (2) 6 ft. cables.

This 2 Port KVM Switch Kit lets you control two computers using a single keyboard, mouse and VGA monitor and offers both hotkey and top panel push-button operation for simple switching between connected computers.

Designed to integrate seamlessly into any environment, the KVM switch offers a small footprint design (roughly the size of a deck of playing cards) and draws power from the connected computers, so it doesn't require an external power supply.

A suitable solution for virtually any application, the KVM switch supports video resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536 and includes 3-in-1 (PS/2 and Video) cables to provide a complete, out-of-the-box KVM solution.

Delivering dependable and convenient control of multiple computers from a single peripheral station, this high quality KVM switch is backed by StarTech.com's 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Useful for call centers, help desks, education environments, home gamers and PC enthusiasts.
  • Perfect for integrating two different enterprise computer systems.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Space-efficient.
  • Cost-effective.
  • Reliable.

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030789127

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Console Interface(s) VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
2 - Console Interface(s) PS/2 (6 pin, Mini-DIN)
2 - Host Connectors VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
Hardware Audio No
KVM Ports 2
PC Interface PS/2
PC Video Type VGA
Number of Monitors Supported 1
Rack-Mountable No
Cables Included Yes
Daisy-Chain No
Packaging Information Package Length 21.8 cm [8.6 in]
Package Width 100 mm [3.9 in]
Package Height 96 mm [3.8 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 730 g [25.8 oz]
Performance DVI Support No
IP Control No
Hot-Key Selection No
Maximum Cable Length 1.8 m [6.0 ft]
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920 x 1440
Auto Scan 3, 8, 15 & 30 seconds
Maximum Number of Users 1
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 16 cm [6.3 in]
Product Width 70 mm [2.8 in]
Product Height 21 mm [0.8 in]
Power Power Source Not Included (not required for standard applications)
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements Note Optional Power Adapter requires 9V DC, 600 mA, center positive
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 2 Port PS/2 KVM Switch Kit with Cables
2 - Included in Package Cables
4 - Included in Package Rubber Feet
1 - Included in Package Instruction Manual

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15 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 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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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

  1. Turn off all of the computers and monitors that will be connected to the KVM switch.
  2. Connect the power adapter to the KVM switch.
  3. Connect the video cables from your monitors to the console video port on the KVM switch. 
  4. Turn on the monitors.
  5. Connect your keyboard and mouse to the console PS/2 or USB ports on the KVM switch.
  6. If you have not done so already, change the KVM switch to focus on port 1.
  7. Connect the video cables from PC1 to the KVM switch.
  8. Connect the PS/2 or USB cables from PC1 to the PC1 PS/2 or USB ports on the KVM switch.
  9. Turn on PC1. You should see the computer load the operating system that you are using on PC1.
  10. Make sure that the mouse and keyboard can control PC1.
  11. Repeat steps 4 to 8 for each additional computer that you want to connect to the KVM switch. Leave the computer in focus until you make sure that the mouse and keyboard can control the computer in step 8.

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.

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 cables

  • KVM switch

  • 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 determine if a specific cable is the source of the problem, switch the cables that connect the KVM switch to the computers to one working port and computer, and one port and computer that is not working. Keep the computer plugged into the same ports and only switch the cables. If the issue persists when you switch cables, the issue may be with the cable itself.
  • To determine if the problem is between the computer and the KVM switch, using the same cables, connect the KVM switch to one computer that is working and one computer that is not working. If the issue persists when you switch computers, follows the issue may be with the computer and the KVM switch.
  • Try reinitializing the KVM.  This is done by following the setup instructions on the website.
  • To determine if the KVM switch is the source of the problem, if you have another KVM switch, disconnect the current KVM switch and connect the second KVM switch.

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.

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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  • WEEE
    • Language: English
  • RoHS
    • 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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