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ServSelect III KVM Switch (2 x 16), 2 Users x 16 Ports  

Get dual-user access to up to 16 servers and network devices over inexpensive UTP cable.


Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Supports PS/2® and USB keyboards and mice.
  • Access 16 multiplatform servers.
  • Supports VT100™.
  • Cascade KVM switches to control up to 256 servers.

  • Further Details

  • Works with low-cost PS/2® and USB cables.
  • Choose from three operation modes.
  • Provides 1600 x 1280 resolution.
  • Convenient on-screen menus.
  • Built-in password protection and keep-alive functionality.
  • Flash upgradable.
  • Rackmountable.

  • With the ServSelect™ III 2 x 16, two users can access up to 16 servers and network devices from USB or PS/2® consoles. Plus you can cascade up to 16 ServSelect III units to control up to 128 or 256 servers in your system! Simply put, the ServSelect III is ideal for IT departments where two people need access to multiple servers.

    This two-user switch comes with a pair of analog port sets to accommodate two monitors and a pair of USB or PS/2 keyboards and mice—or a mix of both. Both users can control, switch between, troubleshoot, and reboot all connected servers and other ServSwitch™ units.

    Convenient on-screen menus.
    Intuitive on-screen menus enable you to configure your system and select servers and other switches. You can easily identify each server by a unique name, ID number, or port number.

    Three operational modes enable you to manage your switching activities: Scan, Broadcast, and Switch.

    In Scan mode, the ServSelect III sequentially displays the status of up to 16 servers on-screen. You select which servers are scanned in a sequence and how many seconds each is displayed.

    In Broadcast mode, a user can simultaneously control more than one server to ensure that all selected servers receive the same input.

    In Switch mode, either user can select and share any server at any time.

    Keep-alive power safeguards, password protection, and more.
    The ServSelect III is equipped with robust features that keep your system running and secure. BIOS-level access ensures connection to the attached servers, regardless of the servers' health or their operating system. What's more, the ServSelect III's keep-alive safeguard enables the attached servers to continue functioning even if the switch experiences a power failure.

    Protect your system with a screen-saver password for each user. When a user station is unused for a period of time, the monitor enters a screen-saving mode and can only be unlocked by typing a password.

    The ServSelect III is also flash upgradable, which means it's built for your system's future. Upgrade your firmware at any time by using the switch's simple update utility.

    Optimal video resolution.
    You get optimal 1600 x 1280 resolution for analog VGA, SVGA, and XGA when you connect a user station to the ServSelect III with a 10-foot (3-m) cable. But keep in mind that the longer the cable, the lower the resolution. For example, resolution is a maximum of 800 x 600 when the connection is 50 feet (15.2 m).

    Although the system adjusts automatically to the optimal video parameters, you can fine-tune the image manually and set refresh and frame rates. The ServSelect III supports Display Data Channel (DDC) Plug-and-Play, which autoconfigures the monitor and is compliant with the VESA DDC2B standard.

    The genius of ServSelect III Cables.
    Make connections to individual servers with nonflashable ServSelect III Cables (sold separately). These CAT5 cables provide keyboard, video, and mouse connectivity. Simply connect a cable's RJ-45 end to your ServSelect III and the other end to your server.

    Mulitplatform connectivity.
    To connect VT100™, PS/2, USB, or Sun® servers more than 15 feet (4.5 m) from your ServSelect III, order our ServSelect Server Access Modules (SAMs) (sold separately). Powered by their connected servers, the modules "keep alive" even if the ServSelect III loses its power. Order one for each switch-to-CPU connection.

    The modules feature built-in KVM connectors. All you need is CAT5 cable to link your ServSelect III with these modules. All ServSelect SAMs are flash upgradable to keep your system up to date.

    Other available options.
    If only one person needs to access up to eight servers, see the 1 x 8 version (KV21008A-R2) of the ServSelect III. If you only need dual-access to up to eight servers, there is an 8-port version of ServSelect III (KV22008A-R2).

    This product works with:
  • ServSelect III PS/2 Cable
  • ServSelect III USB Cable
  • ServSelect III SAMs
  • VT100 SAM Power Supply
  • Sun 13W3 Adapter
  • ServSelect™ IP (KV120A–KV121A)
  • Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    CPUs Supported IBM® PC/AT®, PS/2, and compatibles
    Mice Supported IBM Scrollpoint®, Kensington® 4-button, Logitech® Marble FX, Logitech Mouseman Wheel, Logitech Trackman Marble Wheel, Microsoft® IntelliMouse®, Microsoft Explorer, USB
    Operating Environment Temperature: 50 to 122° F (10 to 50° C);
    Humidity: 20 to 80% noncondensing
    Resolution (Maximum) 1600 x 1280 at 75 Hz
    Video Supported DDC2B, VGA, SVGA, XGA, XGA2 (with adapter)
    CE Approval Yes
    Connectors Analog users: Keyboard and mouse: PS/2: (4) 6-pin mini DIN F;
    USB: (4) USB Type A F;
    Video: (2) HD15 F;
    CPUs/servers: (16) RJ-45;
    Interconnect: (1) RJ-45;
    Serial port: (1) DB9 M (RS-232) for Flash-ROM upgrades;
    Power: (1) IEC 320
    Power 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, autosensing
    Size 1.75"H (1U) x 17"W x 11"D (4.4 x 43.2 x 27.9 cm)
    Weight 8 lb. (3.6 kg)

    This product works with:
  • ServSelect III PS/2 Cable
  • ServSelect III USB Cable
  • ServSelect III SAMs
  • VT100 SAM Power Supply
  • Sun 13W3 Adapter
  • ServSelect™ IP (KV120A–KV121A)
  • Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 1-800-316-7107.


    • ServSelect III
      Installation and User Guide (Apr-07)

    Product Data Sheets

    Accessory: EHN21000PS2-0007

    PS/2® Style ServSelect III Cable, 7-ft. (2.1-m)

    PS/2® Style ServSelect III Cable ([1] HD15 Male, [2] 6-Pin Mini DIN Male, [1] RJ-45 Male), 7-ft. (2.1-m)

    Accessory: EHN21000USB-0007

    ServSelect III USB Style Cable, 7-ft. (2.1-m)

    ServSelect III USB Style Cable ([1] HD15 Male, [1] USB Type A Male, [1] RJ-45 Male), 7-ft. (2.1-m)

    Accessory: KV125A

    ServSelect Server Access Modules (SAMs)

    ServSelect Server Access Module, PS/2 Style, (1) RJ-45 Male, (1) 6-Pin Mini DIN Male, (1) HD15 Male

    Accessory: KV21008A-R2

    ServSelect III (1 x 8), 1 User x 8 Ports

    ServSelect III (1 x 8), 1 User x 8 Ports

    Double Diamond Warranty
    Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)


    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The ServSelect III KVM Switch (2 x 16), 2 Users x 16 Ports comes with a standard 1 Year warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations
    ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

    Product SKU Price Quantity
    ServSelect III KVM Switch (2 x 8), 2 Users x 8 Ports KV22008A-R2 $1,141.25
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    Shipping Info

    In Stock - orders received before 5PM ET ship same day

    Weight: 9.281 lbs.
    HxWxD: 6.25 x 11.75 x 20.75 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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