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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

  • 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

More Features . . .
  • 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

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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 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

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Compatible With

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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

  • 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
Product Numbers
Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
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
Hot-Key Selection No
IP Control No
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
Maximum Number of Users 1
On-Screen Display No
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
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
LED Indicators 1 - Host/Server Keyboard/Mouse USB Link
1 - Host/Server Video (VGA) Link
1 - User Console/USB Link
Power Source USB-Powered
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 416 mm [16.4 in]
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 115 mm [4.5 in]
Product Height 22 mm [0.9 in]
Product Length 125 mm [4.9 in]
Product Weight 244 g [8.6 oz]
Product Width 88 mm [3.5 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.5 kg [1 lb]
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
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1-1 of 1 Reviews
Rating: 3 /5

Needs improvement.

KVM usually works. Mac Software: Right now I upgraded to High Sierra and the software stopped working. Trying to find a solution. Before that I often have to reset the video to get it to take a change in resolution during POST on some servers rather that automatically. The MAC software could use more keys (del) on the optional key window or user selectable keys to keep handy. Also the keys should be mapped to button in the window title and not in a separate window. It is nice that I can get to F keys which on a Mac is a bit of a pain to use the keyboard since they default to other functions. Could also use a Video reset button. Also could scale the video captured to scale to the current window size. It does to some degree but has grey areas around the video if the resolution is smaller than the window. Hardware: It is fairly rugged. It has 2 wire connections on one side (console side) and a USB plug hole on the other. So I have to fiddle with unplugging the USB and trying to coil up the cords on the other side which includes a giant RFI core on the Video cable and the giant video cable end. Its ends up being messier than it should be to be put in a backpack. Also if and pins get bent on the 15 pin VGA cord you are done with no way to repair. It would be a huge improvement if the console side (VGA / USB) had just connectors so you could 1) use any cable length you want 2) allow you to replace the video cable once they inevitably wear out due to a large number of insertion cycles and normal wear and tear. As it is the video cable is short and after a so many insertion cycles won't stay in the connectors under its own weight. If I could just plug a cable of my choice in, I could rest it on the floor with a longer set of cables. I did purchase VGA and USB extension cables that help but the connections are again a disturbance in ability to coil up when done. Over all this needs improvement. 1 Mac Software needs Video reset button to affect sensed resolution on console window or better detection in the first place 2 Video capture should scale up if window is bigger than the capture. 3 Mac Software needs User define-able keys on for extra keys (lots of keys I don't use and 1 I don't have (del key)). 4 Mac on screen hot keys should be allowed in the title bar as compared to another window. 5 Hardware needs video connectors directly on the unit for all 3 cables. 6 Case could use a design that allows cables to be wrapped around it for storage / transportation. But right now this is probably the best portable console you can get right now. So I am not directing you to anything else. Just hope Star Tech upgrades this thing before someone comes along and makes a better one.

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Malcolm · Customer Support · 10/10/2017 12:09:21 PM

Thanks for taking the time to share your detailed feedback about our NOTECONS02X Laptop-to-Server KVM Console. This is the second model of this type of product we have released, and we are always looking for ways to improve. The latest drivers/software have been tested and confirmed working with macOS High Sierra (10.13). Please ensure you have downloaded the latest version available here: We have Technical Support Advisors ready 24 hours, 5 days a week, to help with any problems. To reach us, visit:

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