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Laptop-to-Server KVM Console with Rugged Housing

Use this USB crash-cart adapter to turn your laptop into a portable KVM console for accessing servers, ATMs and kiosks with file transfer and video capture

Product ID: NOTECONS02X

  • Durable performance, with a rubberized housing
  • Maximum portability with a compact footprint, built-in KVM cables and USB power
  • Hassle-free setup with plug-and-play installation
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  • Built-in cables with strain relief to prevent wearing or breaking
  • Supports file sharing and video capture between your laptop and the connected server
  • Optimized viewing with automatic video scaling that resizes the viewing panel to avoid scroll bars
  • Supports resolutions up to 1920x1200
  • LED indicators for USB, video, and console link
  • Works with legacy and industrial devices
¥81,323 JPY exc tax
¥87,828 JPY inc tax
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Overview

This rugged and portable USB crash cart adapter lets you turn your laptop into a portable console for accessing servers, desktops and laptops, as well as ATMs, kiosks or any computing device that features both VGA and USB ports.

This adapter also supports local file transfer and video capturing built into the software.

Maximum durability

This crash cart adapter has been specifically designed for maximum durability. It features a rugged, rubberized housing that can handle drops by absorbing shock, to make sure that you’re equipped for unexpected challenges.

Hassle-free operation

Troubleshoot your devices quickly and easily. Simply connect the crash cart adapter to your laptop using the included USB cable, then connect the integrated USB and VGA cables to your server.

The crash cart adapter features a flexible software interface that offers robust performance. It enables you to transfer files from your laptop to the server, monitor and capture activity from the connected device as video for records or instructional purposes, and take screenshots and scale the display window to full-screen mode or smaller, without scroll bars. 

Compact portability

This compact crash cart adapter lets you connect to a headless device using only a laptop, eliminating the need to lug around an awkward, traditional server room crash cart. With optimal portability in mind for your mobile administration or repairs, this pocket-sized adapter features a small footprint and lightweight design that easily fits inside your laptop bag.

The adapter is USB powered so you won't need to carry a power adapter. Plus, the KVM cables are attached to the crash cart adapter so you won't need additional accessories to connect it to your server. The built-in cables have been engineered with strain relief, preventing them from wearing or breaking.

Universal connectivity

With no server-side software installation required, the USB crash cart adapter provides BIOS-level control of any PC or device that has both a VGA port and a USB port.

The NOTECONS02X is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Travel to remote server rooms to perform on-site maintenance on a wide variety of servers and terminals

Keep your routine diagnostics and repairs portable, by replacing a bulky crash cart

Gain full console access to servers located in small spaces, or congested server racks where a fixed-installation console is not feasible

Perform maintenance on headless servers or other computers, such as ATMs and VLT terminals, that don’t support a monitor, keyboard or mouse

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio No
Cables Included Yes
Daisy-Chain No
KVM Ports 1
Number of Monitors Supported 1
PC Interface USB
PC Video Type VGA
Rack-Mountable No
Performance
Hot-Key Selection No
IP Control No
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
Maximum Number of Users 1
On-Screen Display No
Connector(s)
Console Interface(s) 1 - USB Mini-B (5 pin) Female Input
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male
1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 10.9 to 10.13
Linux 2.6 to 4.11 LTS versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note If you're interfacing with a Linux device, this adapter is only compatible with standard QWERTY keyboards in U.S English configuration
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Host/Server Keyboard/Mouse USB Link
1 - Host/Server Video (VGA) Link
1 - User Console/USB Link
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 80% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 16.4 in [416 mm]
1 x 15in (385mm) USB host cable, 1 x 3in (76mm) VGA host cable, 1 x 6ft (1.8m) USB Console cable
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Depth 4.5 in [115 mm]
Product Height 0.9 in [22 mm]
Product Length 4.9 in [125 mm]
Product Weight 8.6 oz [244 g]
Product Width 3.5 in [88 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 1 lb [0.5 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Rugged crash cart adapter
1 - USB A to Mini-B cable
1 - USB software key
1 - Quick start guide

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 10.9 to 10.13
Linux 2.6 to 4.11 LTS versions only

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

In order to view the computer connected to the laptop crash cart adapter, you must install the software package either from the USB stick or StarTech.com website. The software must be installed prior to using the device on your computer.

Hardware requirements

You require the following components in your hardware setup:

  • A host computer with a female VGA and USB ports. This is the computer that will be controlled.
  • A client computer running Windows with an available USB port. This computer will control the host computer.

Install the software

Drivers and software must be installed on the client computer before you connect the components. To install the software, complete the following:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product packaging.

Note: Windows typically saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. When the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, navigate to the Windows folder, right-click the Setup.exe file and click Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and software.

Install the hardware

  1. Connect the USB and VGA cables from the crash cart adapter to the host computer.
  2. Connect the mini USB cable to the crash cart adapter and the client computer.

Plug in the crash cart adapter and run the USB Crash Cart software. The software automatically detects the settings of the connected computer and shows the display from the computer. When you move the mouse cursor to the display, the keyboard and mouse control is redirected from the client to the host computer.

In order to view the computer connected to the KVM console adapter, you must install the software package either from the USB stick or the StarTech.com website. The software must be installed prior to using the device on your computer. To install the software, do the following:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Mac OS X will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example,hard_drive_name\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Double-click the Software Pack.zip file.
  2. Double-click the Mac folder.
  3. Double-click the Install.dmg file.
  4. Double-click USB Crash Cart Adapter.

The program is now located on the desktop and is ready to run.

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your USB device is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command R with the System Information page open.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a USB crash cart adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video cables

  • Video source

  • Computer system

  • USB crash cart adapter

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the video cables, video source, computer, and USB crash cart adapter in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different video cable, video source, computer, and USB crash cart adapter 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 test the video cables, video source, and the USB crash cart adapter, it is recommended that you do the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager

  2. Do one of the following:

In order for the adapter to work correctly, the software must be installed on your operating system. After the software is installed on your operating system, run the software. The software automatically detects the video source when it is present on the video port.

You can use the USB crash cart adapter software to capture video. Videos taken on the attached host computer are saved on the client computer that's running the USB crash cart software.

Note: When you record videos, the file transfer feature is temporarily blocked.

To record videos, complete the following:

  1. In the USB crash card adapter software, click the record button.
  2. Specify the location where you want to save the files.
  3. Specify how long you want to record for in seconds.

 

If the video works on your client computer but the keyboard or mouse is not working with your laptop crash cart adapter, try the following:

  • Make sure that the USB cable on the laptop crash cart adapter is firmly connected to the host computer.
  • If you're using multiple monitors with the host computer, make sure that the VGA cable connected to the laptop crash cart adapter is connected to the primary monitor.
  • Under Keyboard, change the Active emulation type to PS/2.