Product ID: SV125
This convenient PS/2 interface converter lets you connect Sun™ workstations and servers to any PC KVM switch or extender.
Compatible with any Sun™ computer that has Mini 8-pin style keyboard and mouse connections, the Sun™ to PS/2 converter features a compact design and doesn't require an external power adapter saving valuable install space.
A time and cost-saving solution, the Sun™ /PS/2 peripheral converter supports keyboard power-on simulation for Sun™ workstations and hot-plug and play for PS/2 keyboards and mice.
The Sun™ to PS/2 converter includes the necessary cables to help reduce workspace clutter and confusion and is backed by StarTech.com's 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||2 - Console Interface(s)||PS/2 (6 pin, Mini-DIN)|
|1 - Console Interface(s)||VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)|
|1 - Host Connectors||Mini-DIN (8 pin)|
|VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)|
|PC Video Type||VGA|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Compose + K/M activity - Green|
|Combo key active - Yellow|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||22 cm [8.7 in]|
|Package Width||92 mm [3.6 in]|
|Package Height||98 mm [3.9 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.5 kg [1.0 lb]|
|Performance||Maximum Analog Resolutions||1920 x 1440|
|Product Length||84 mm [3.3 in]|
|Product Width||59 mm [2.3 in]|
|Product Height||2 cm [0.8 in]|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||Sun to PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Converter|
|Male-to-male HDB15 for VGA|
|13w3 male-to-HDB15 for VGA|
|Male-to-male mini-DIN6 for keyboard|
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.