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2 Port USB DVI KVM Switch Kit with Cables USB 2.0 Hub & Audio

Control 2 USB-enabled computers with DVI output from a single keyboard, mouse and monitor; includes all-in-one cables

Product ID: SV211KDVIEU

  • Supports resolutions up to 1920x1200(digital) and 2048x1536(analog)
  • Integrated USB 2.0 hub allows you to share up to two high-speed USB devices between computers
  • Compatible with all USB supported Operating Systems
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  • Compact design saves space
  • Computer selection by push button, keyboard hotkeys and Switching Software (for Windows/Mac)
  • Hot Pluggable - add or remove computers without having to power down
  • LED indicators for easy status monitoring
  • USB 2.0/1.1 specification compliant
  • HDCP Compliant
145,99 € EUR exc VAT
145,99 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

The SV211KDVIEU 2 Port USB DVI KVM Switch Kit with Cables, USB 2.0 Hub & Audio provides control of 2 DVI-enabled, USB-controlled computers, as well as independent audio/microphone switching for uninterrupted audio when switching between PCs.

This USB+DVI KVM Switch features support for high-resolution digital (1920x1200) and analog (2048x1536) video, plus an integrated USB 2.0 hub that enables you to share 2 high-speed USB devices between computers.

Compatible with Mac®, Linux and Windows® based computers, this compact DVI KVM is a great space-saving solution for a broad range of environments including SOHO (Small or Home Offices), gaming, multimedia production and more.

A complete, out-of-the-box solution, this DVI KVM Switch includes two 4 ft. DVI/Audio & Mic combo cables that simplify computer connection to the switch and help to eliminate cable clutter.

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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • All cables necessary are included in the box for a true plug and play setup without the hassle of finding additional components or accessories
  • High Resolution support, up to 2048x1536(analog) / 1920x1200(digital) offers crystal clear video clarity even on large displays
  • Integrated USB 2.0 hub and Mic/Audio switching allows the user to have full multimedia control of two computers and share USB peripherals eliminating the expense of duplicate devices

Applications

Ideal for conserving space when working with multiple desktops, workstations and servers

Home/SOHO/multimedia environment dual system control for single user workstations

Ideal for graphic designers, engineers, multi-media designers, and industries using CAD/CAM applications, where high resolution display units are required

Applicable for call centers, help desks, education environments, home gamers, and PC enthusiasts

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
Cables Included Yes
Daisy-Chain No
KVM Ports 2
Number of Monitors Supported 1
PC Interface USB
PC Video Type DVI
Rack-Mountable No
Performance
DVI Support Yes
Hot-Key Selection Yes
IP Control No
Maximum Analog Resolutions 2048x1536
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920x1200
Maximum Number of Users 1
On-Screen Display No
Port Selection Support Push Button and Hotkeys
Connector(s)
Console Interface(s) 1 - DVI-I (29 pin) Female
2 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
2 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
Host Connectors 2 - DVI-I (29 pin) Female
2 - USB B (4 pin) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power/Computer Selection Indicator
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 0.4A
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Output Current 2A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Plug Type N
Power Consumption (In Watts) 10
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0~90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color White
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Depth 65 mm [2.6 in]
Product Height 27 mm [1.1 in]
Product Length 154 mm [6.1 in]
Product Weight 160 g [5.6 oz]
Product Width 155 mm [6.1 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.3 kg [2.8 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2 Port KVM
2 - 4 ft. DVI/Audio&Mic combo cables
2 - 4 ft. USB cables
1 - Power Adapter
1 - Software CD
1 - Instruction Manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Certifications

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Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

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 KVM switches. (e.g. SV231USB)
  • Cable KVM switches. (e.g. SV211USB)
  • Multi-Monitor KVM switches.  (e.g. SV231DDUSB)
  • IP KVM switches. (e.g. SV841HDIE)

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.

  • How many computers do you need to control?  Purchase a KVM switch that supports the number of computers in your setup.
  • Which video connections do your computers and display(s) support?  It is best practice to use the same video connections wherever possible.
  • Will you be using a PS/2 or USB mouse and keyboard?
  • Do you need multiple monitor support?  Ensure every computer can support the number of monitors you are looking to use in your setup.
  • Do you need audio support?
  • What resolution(s) do you want your display(s) running at?  The KVM switch must support the resolution(s) you want to use.
  • Would you like hotkey support?  Some KVM switches support the use of hotkey combinations to complete tasks such as switching between computers.

There are a couple of other important things you may want to take note of:

  • Some KVM switches require proprietary cables to function.  These KVM cables may vary by each KVM switch.  For StarTech.com KVM switches that require proprietary cables, the KVM switches will either come with these cables, or they will be listed in the Accessories tab on the individual product pages.  For more information, see our video dedicated to KVM switch cables.
  • Basic mice and keyboards are recommended for use with KVM switches.  Wireless, gaming or combo mice and keyboards (mice and keyboards that use a single USB connection / receiver for both units) can cause performance issues, and in general, are not supported for use with KVM switches.

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:

  1. Check the Technical Specifications tab on the individual product pages for What's in the Box.  This section lists everything that comes with your purchase, and your KVM switch might come with the cables.
  2. Check the Accessories tab.  This section lists potential accessories for the product you are looking at.  StarTech.com will list the appropriate KVM cables for the KVM switch here. 
  3. Check the Gallery and look at a picture of the back of the KVM switch.

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.

Target connection Conversion
VGA DVI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/DVIVGA/.
HDMI

DVI to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/HDMI/HDMI-to-DVI/.

DisplayPort DVI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.