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2 Port USB VGA KVM Switch with File Transfer and PIP

Control 2 VGA PCs with a single monitor, keyboard and mouse peripheral set - features drag and drop file transfers between connected systems

Product ID: SV231UAF

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  • Picture in Picture (PIP) function allows drag and drop file transfers between two computers
  • Supports Copying and Pasting text between connected systems
  • Supports switching via manual push-button, hot-key command or software

The SV231UAF 2 Port USB VGA KVM Switch with File Transfer and PIP offers control of 2 computers, using a single keyboard, mouse and monitor. The KVM switch offers a compact design, saving desk space in addition to saving the cost of purchasing separate peripherals for each computer.

The KVM Switch features a picture-in-picture function (Windows® only) that allows you to look at the other connected system, while still working on the one in focus. The switch also offers a data link feature that lets you drag and drop files or folders between your connected Windows computers, for quick and easy data transfers.

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

Applications

  • Great for business users that operate their laptops at multiple locations where files need to be shared between laptop and PC
  • Useful for call centers, help desks, education environments, where files are often shared between a multiple PCs
  • Can be connected in a server room to support easy file transfers between the connected server and the technician or admin's laptop
  • Control any two USB VGA computers with one keyboard, mouse, monitor and set of speakers

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Convenient drag and drop sharing of files plus support for copying and pasting text between the connected PCs using an intuitive PIP (Picture in Picture) pop-up function
  • All KVM cables are included, making this a quick out of the box solution, without the hassle or expense of purchasing additional cables
  • KVM can be switched using buttons or hot-keys for greater convenience

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030843348

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
Windows® 8 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64)

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Console Interface(s) 1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position)
2 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
Host Connectors 2 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)
Humidity 90% RH
Hardware Audio Yes
KVM Ports 2
PC Interface USB
PC Video Type VGA
Number of Monitors Supported 1
Rack-Mountable No
Cables Included Yes
Daisy-Chain No
Indicators LED Indicators 2 - Green - Port selection indicator
Packaging Information Package Length 26.9 cm [10.6 in]
Package Width 16.5 cm [6.5 in]
Package Height 70 mm [2.8 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.9 kg [1.9 lb]
Performance IP Control No
Hot-Key Selection Yes
Maximum Analog Resolutions 2048x1536
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Maximum Number of Users 1
Port Selection Support Push Button and Hotkeys
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Cable Length 1 x 1.2m (4ft) 3-in-1 VGA, USB and Audio Host Cable
1 x 1.8m (6ft) 3-in-1 VGA, USB and Audio Host Cable
Product Length 11 cm [4.3 in]
Product Width 110 mm [4.3 in]
Product Height 2.7 cm [1.1 in]
Product Depth 65
Weight of Product 100 g [3.5 oz]
Power Power Consumption (In Watts) 0.97 W
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 8 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64)
Special Notes / Requirements Note File transfer not supported on Mac OS
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - Two port KVM unit
2 - PC Connection Cables 1.8m (6ft)
1 - User Manual

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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.

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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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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