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2 Port Dual DisplayPort USB KVM Switch with Audio & USB 2.0 Hub

Control 2 high-resolution dual DisplayPort computers with a single console

Product ID: SV231DPDDUA

  • Native dual DisplayPort connections - no adapter required
  • Supports 2560x1600 @ 60Hz resolutions; beyond 1080p
  • Maximum resolutions of 3840x2400 at lower refresh rates
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  • 7.1 Channel High Definition Digital Audio supported via the DisplayPort interface
  • 3.5mm 2-channel stereo audio and microphone
  • Integrated 2 port hub for USB 2.0 peripheral sharing
  • No driver or software installation required
  • OS Independent
  • Hotkey and push-button switching
  • Full plug-and-play support with USB console interfaces
  • User-defined scan time intervals
  • Audio can be switched independently
  • Supports hot-plug, un-plug and link status-failure detection
  • Supports DDC2B for monitor detection
  • VESA and CEA compliant
  • Small form factor design with rear connection ports
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£401.99 GBP inc VAT
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Overview

The SV231DPDDUA 2-Port USB Dual DisplayPort KVM Switch with Audio and USB 2.0 Hub combines next generation digital display standards with seamless KVM control, allowing you to switch between 2 dual head or twin DisplayPort systems. Also ideal for systems with a single DisplayPort output, and a second video source such as DVI or HDMI, using a low cost accessory adapter.

Delivering multi-computer control for high-res multimedia applications, the dual view KVM supports resolutions of 2560x1600 (@60 Hz) with DisplayPort HD audio, as well as 2-channel analog stereo audio and microphone input.

Suitable for high quality static imaging, such as medical applications (MRI, X-ray, etc.), a maximum resolution of 3840x2400 is supported at reduced refresh rates.

SV231DPDDUA Application Diagram

DisplayPort HDMI Comparison

This product is TAA compliant and backed by a Startech.com 3-year warranty with free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Versatile audio support via digital DisplayPort HD multi-channel audio or 3.5mm stereo analog audio
  • Integrated USB 2.0 hub provides peripheral sharing to eliminate the expense of duplicate devices (printers, scanners, etc.)
  • Versatile KVM solution works well with Mini-DisplayPort, DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI adapters; perfect for Dual DisplayPort or DisplayPort + DVI or HDMI video output, including Macbook® connectivity

Applications

Multimedia design, multimedia post-production and video editing using Mac or PC computers

High resolution medical imaging and Health care display, such as MRI and Xray display

Stock trading stations with dual displays

Great for PC test/burn-in computer control saving the desk space required for multiple monitors, keyboards and mice

Dual system control for a single workstation increasing productivity in the office

Leverage DisplayPort’s high resolution capabilities for Satellite Topography equipment

Perfect for high-res Digital Signage server control, simplifying access to multiple systems

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 3 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
Cables Included No
Daisy-Chain No
KVM Ports 2
Number of Monitors Supported 2
PC Interface USB
PC Video Type DisplayPort
Rack-Mountable No
Performance
DVI Support Yes - Dual Link
Hot-Key Selection Yes
IP Control No
Maximum Digital Resolutions WQXGA - 2560 x 1600
Maximum Number of Users 1
On-Screen Display No
Port Selection Support Push Button and Hotkeys
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Console Interface(s) 2 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
2 - DisplayPort (20 pin) Female
4 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
Host Connectors 2 - USB B (4 pin) Female
4 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
4 - DisplayPort (20 pin) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 2 - Green - On-Line
2 - Red - Selected PC
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 0.8A
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Output Current 1.5A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 18
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0~80% 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 Black
Enclosure Type Steel
Product Depth 100 mm [3.9 in]
Product Height 57.5 mm [2.3 in]
Product Weight 734 g [25.9 oz]
Product Width 161 mm [6.3 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.2 kg [2.6 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2-port dual display DisplayPort KVM
1 - universal power adapter (NA/EU/UK/AU)
1 - instruction manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Certifications

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Customer Reviews

3.3 (9 reviews)
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(2 stars) Frustrating

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Support about 40 of these and work most of the time but have a high level of failures from keyboard/mouse not working to screens not always detecting. Have to buy several replacements each year. Wish there was an alternative on the market
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(4 stars) Good product, with good tech support

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I bought one of these and it was defective in an obscure way. Tech support were patient and diagnosed it, then sent a replacement. The new unit works brilliantly. It manages sound and a large stack of USB devices without a hitch.
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(3 stars) Very mixed feelings with this...

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First, let me note I received this item in exchange for an impartial review. That said, please pay attention and know what you want and need before buying this. DisplayPort is NOT HDMI. They look similar but aren't and unless you have DisplayPort, you'll need an adapter which will delay things. Past that, this is as easy to use as any other KVM StartTech offers. It's not a low end KVM. This is serious KVM for people that want and need a professional product. The scenario this solves is simple - Multiple computers, typically a Desktop and a laptop or two towers and one primary monitor, mouse, speakers and peripherals that you want to share with the two computers. Very simple solution to an annoying problem. The construction is really solid as I said above, it's durable and strong, allows some air flow so heat isn't a huge issue and everything fits pretty as well as it could. Unlike the other KVM switches I've got here, this one started out working great and then got really sketchy. I see a few others noted a few problems. I'll just say I've had the same ones almost identical. HOWEVER, it's easily fixed, very intermittent and is seldom a very big problem. To fix it you hit the button twice. Yet it still does seem weird and my only concern is that it seems to have gotten worse over time, the quick fix may not continue working. As long as you know what your components are, understand DisplayPort vs HDMI, have the adapters if you need them, you'll have this thing out of the box and working in a few minutes. I was hoping I had a bad unit until I saw a few other people post about it. Time will tell.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 0 No - 6 Report

(5 stars) Product as described. Works good.

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I would recommend this to anyone with dual monitors and two pc’s. The only issue I had was that Windows 7 kept adjusting the displays when I switched between computers. It was a real annoyance to find all my windows, icons and screen resolutions messed up every time I switched. I finally after about a week of annoyances found a setting in my catalyst control center to disable display polling which fixed the problem for me.
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(5 stars) Works great

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I get dual monitor on both computers, the audio also switches to the computer I'm working on.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 2 No - 0 Report

(5 stars) Perfect

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Does exactly what I need it to. No muss, no fuss. Took 5 minutes to hook up, and it's worked perfectly ever since.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 2 No - 0 Report

(2 stars) Frustrating to use, bad keyboard passthrough

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After installing this, I noticed serious problems typing at normal speeds. This KVM will either drop or transpose characters as you type them, for some peculiar reason. As a consequence, I find myself plugging my keyboard into the machine I wish to use manually, almost defeating the point of having this. Switching between machines will work, but perhaps because they do not feed any information between the machine from which you've switch and the now-missing displays, something seems to get reset, and you find yourself having to fiddle with settings when you return. It does maintain good video quality (otherwise), and not a problem with the mouse. The keyboard issue is serious enough to warrant a 2 star rating instead of the 4 stars I would otherwise give this.
Quality of Product (2/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 3 No - 0 Report

(1 star) Poor Device

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Been looking after lots of these devices for several weeks now and no end of problems. Problems: have to type each key twice at bios level, screens go blank when lost focus or go into powersave mode. Have to switch PC off/on to get video output again. remote desktop comes inactive at times when trying to connect to remote server, have to close down and reopen. These are just a few of the issues, very poor performance for what should be a simple product.
Quality of Product (2/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 8 No - 1 Report

(3 stars) Not really Mac Compatible

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I bought this after speaking with Startech's support team, which while they didn't really know a lot about this product, were generally helpful. First the Good news. Supports DisplayPort to legacy adapters very well. I'm running a 30" Apple monitor (w/powered adapter) and 27" hdmi (passive adapter) between two macs. No video problems. Now the Bad news: The unit doesn't recognize a mac keyboard, (according to StarTech support "no KVM does")so in addition of not being able to use the HOT key switching, the unit won't even pass keystrokes from the dedicated keyboard usb in to either or both machines (I got inconsistent results from this- I tried 2 units). Fortunately, the hub works just fine, so if you place the unit where you can reach it, it will perform well (just don't use the dedicated keyboard or mouse inputs). The unit is well priced at amazon and rakuten, and compared to other solutions (which also have their own issues) it's at least workable. Would hope that their Asian development partners start supporting Macintosh products. There are more than just cheap PC's out there!
Quality of Product (3/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 59 No - 1 Report