ServView V, the new, full-featured KVM tray for server control.
This video shows how convenient it is to use a rackmounted keyboard, monitor, and mouse with a KVM switch in your... more/see it nowserver room. The demo spotlights our line of ServView V™ (KVT517) trays. We walk you through the 1U tray’s many features, showing how its illuminated LED panel makes at-a-glance monitoring in dark rooms possible and how its ample cable management features improve organization. The video also demonstrates the value of the tray’s dual-rail design and how easy it is to switch between connected servers, including those in applications where you don’t ever want to open the cabinet door. collapse
ServSwitch CX Uno Firmware
Firmware for the KV0081A & KV0161A (Version 1.07)
Black Box Explains...Stream mode vs. burst mode/prompt mode.
Computers and mice must communicate with each other in order to operate properly. Most computers and mice communicate via a method called “stream mode”—as a mouse is being moved, it... more/see it nowsends the coordinates of its new position in a constant stream of information.
However, some computers communicate via a method known as “burst” or “prompt” mode. With this method, the mouse holds its data until the CPU sends a request (or “prompt”) for it. This mode of communication presents a problem for many KVM switches, as they normally pass along mouse coordinates in a stream mode. This results in a CPU receiving data when it isn’t expecting it, and the mouse simply won’t function properly.
All ServSwitch™ products contain support for stream-mode CPUs, and several ServSwitch products support both stream and burst/prompt modes. Call our FREE Tech Support about requirements for your application. collapse
Black Box Explains... Multiplatform cabling environments.
When using a ServSwitch™ with multiple computer platforms, choosing which peripherals to use to control your diverse group of CPUs can be confusing. Because of the wide variation in connector... more/see it nowtypes and compatibilities, there is a hierarchy to follow when choosing your user station keyboard, monitor, and mouse.
1. If you have at least one Sun® computer in your application, you should use a Sun keyboard and mouse to control your CPUs.
2. If you have a mixture of PCs and Mac® computers, use your PC-style keyboard and mouse to control your CPUs. collapse
ServSwitch DTX, Dual-Head, Firmware
Firmware for the DTX5002, DTX5002-T, and DTX5002-R (Version 4.0)
Black Box Explains...Upgrading from VGA to DVI video.
Many new PCs no longer have traditional Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) computer monitors with a VGA interface. The latest high-end computers have Digital Flat Panels (DFPs) with a Digital Visual... more/see it nowInterface (DVI). Although most computers still have traditional monitors, the newer DFPs are coming on strong because flat-panel displays are not only slimmer and more attractive on the desktop, but they’re also capable of providing a much sharper, clearer image than a traditional CRT monitor.
The VGA interface was developed to support traditional CRT monitors. The DVI interface, on the other hand, is designed specifically for digital displays and supports the high resolution, the sharper image detail, and the brighter and truer colors achieved with DFPs.
Most flat-panel displays can be connected to a VGA interface, even though using this interface results in inferior video quality. VGA simply cant support the image quality offered by a high-end digital monitor. Sadly, because a VGA connection is possible, many computer users connect their DFPs to VGA and never experience the stunning clarity their flat-panel monitors can provide.
It’s important to remember that for your new DFP display to work at its best, it must be connected to a DVI video interface. You should upgrade the video card in your PC when you buy your new video monitor. Your KVM switches should also support DVI if you plan to use them with DFPs. collapse
ServView V Manual
Manual for the KVT517A-1UV-R2, KVT517A-8PV, KVT517A-8UV, KVT517A-16PV, KVT517A-16UV, and KVT517A-8DV-WIDE (Version 2)
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ServSwitch KVM Switch (8-Port, Slim Chassis) Drawing
Drawing for the KV3108SA-R5