Product ID: SV211KDVIGB
This USB DVI KVM Switch provides access and control of two DVI enabled, USB controlled computers, as well as independent audio/microphone switching that allows an uninterrupted audio experience, even when switching back and forth between computers.
The perfect KVM switch for multimedia applications, SV211KDVIGB supports both digital and analog video signal transmissions for display resolutions of up to 1900x1200 (digital) and 2048x1536 (analog). The switch also features an integrated USB 2.0 hub that allows you to share two high-speed USB devices between computers.
Compatible with Mac, Linux or PC Based computers, the DVI KVM switch (SV211KDVIGB) is a great addition for a broad range of environments including SOHO (Small or Home Offices), gaming, multimedia production workstations and more, and features a compact form factor design that helps preserve valuable desk space.
A complete, out-of-the-box solution, this DVI KVM Switch (SV211KDVIGB) includes two 4 ft. DVI/Audio & Mic combo cables that simplify computer connection to the switch and help to eliminate the cable clutter that could result from using multiple cables.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||2 - Console Interface(s)||3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position)|
|1 - Console Interface(s)||DVI-I (29 pin)|
|2 - Console Interface(s)||USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0|
|2 - Host Connectors||USB B (4 pin)|
|DVI-I (29 pin)|
|PC Video Type||DVI|
|Number of Monitors Supported||1|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||20.8 cm [8.2 in]|
|Package Width||14.2 cm [5.6 in]|
|Package Height||18.0 cm [7.1 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||1.2 kg [2.8 lb]|
|Maximum Analog Resolutions||2048x1536|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||1920x1200|
|Maximum Number of Users||1|
|Port Selection Support||Push Button and Hotkeys|
|Physical Characteristics||Product Length||0.0 mm [0.0 in]|
|Product Width||15.4 cm [6.1 in]|
|Product Height||27.0 mm [1.1 in]|
|Product Depth||65.5 mm [2.6 in]|
|Weight of Product||160.0 g [5.6 oz]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Output Voltage||5 DC|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||10|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||2 Port KVM|
|2 - Included in Package||4 ft. DVI/Audio&Mic combo cables|
|4 ft. USB cables|
|1 - Included in Package||Power Adapter|
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:
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface that can contain different types of signaling, based on the application. DVI cables and ports are created using different connector types to identify what application they are intended to be used in. The connector types are identified by the number of pins on the DVI connector. DVI comes in the following five different connector types:
Single and Dual link DVI indicate the maximum resolution capabilities of the video source or video destination. The maximum resolutions are Single Link (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz) and Dual Link (2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz).
Note: The maximum resolution of your video source and video destination are ultimately determined by the technical specifications of the devices. The connector type is not a definitive indicator of the maximum resolution.
DVI-A carries only analog (for example, VGA) with no digital component. DVI-D carries only digital video (for example, HDMI) with no analog component. DVI-I combines DVI-A and DVI-D connections to include both analog and digital components. A DVI-I port may be on either your video source or display, but whether or not a display carries either or both analog and digital sources depends on the technical specifications of your device.
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 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.
There are a couple of other important things you may want to take note of:
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.
This device has a DVI-I connector and is compatible with both analog and digital DVI video signaling. If you have a display or video destination that uses another type of video connection, there are ways that you can convert the video signal or connection. These options are outlined below and organized by the target connection.
|VGA||DVI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/DVIVGA/.|
|DisplayPort||DVI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.|