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ServSwitch Wizard Dual-Link DVI Quad-Head with USB True Emulation  

High-end DVI KVM switching for multiple quad-head computers and USB devices.

KV2404A

Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available
(3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • A flexible, professional-grade KVM switch for high-peformance, multihead KVM switching.
  • Enables a single user to control four computers fitted with quad video heads and share USB peripherals between them.
  • Supports access to four video heads on each channel. Switch DVI video, keyboard, and mouse streams to multiple CPUs.

  • Description

    ServSwitch Wizard Dual-Link DVI Quad-Head with USB True Emulation


    Quick Facts

  • A flexible, professional-grade KVM switch for high-peformance, multihead KVM switching.
  • Enables a single user to control four computers fitted with quad video heads and share USB peripherals between them.
  • Supports access to four video heads on each channel. Switch DVI video, keyboard, and mouse streams to multiple CPUs.

  • Further Details

  • Each video head supports dual-link DVI video at up to 450 megapixels per second.
  • Control all functions from a console with four high-resolution DVI screens.
  • Boasts resolutions up to 2560 x 1600—great for demanding university R&D or medical imaging applications.
  • Features two independent USB 2.0 channels for switching between high-speed USB peripherals.
  • Switch attached peripherals collectively to any computer systems, or link them to separate systems—perform multiple tasks in parallel!
  • True emulation technology on switched USB inputs. Attached USB devices can be continuously emulated to each computer.
  • Supports instantaneous hotkey switching plus the extra keys and features of enhanced keyboards and mice.
  • Works with all known software and operating systems (Windows®, Linux®, Sun®, Mac®, NetWare®, UNIX®, and others).
  • Equipped with audio inputs on KVM and computer channels, too.
  • To support additional video heads on the switching platform, cascade multiple switches.
  • RoHS compliant.

    This highly flexible KVM switch centralizes and simplifies high-end, multihead video switching access at a single user console with multiple DVI screens.

    Plus, with advanced support for multiple high-speed USB devices, the ServSwitch Wizard DVI Dual-Link serves today's busy multitaskers quite well.

    It's ideal for IT administrators and medical imaging, graphic design, and broadcast studio professionals who not only require quick, reliable access to multiple computer CPUs and multiple video channels, but also need simultaneous access to a mix of USB peripherals.

    Select a channel on the ServSwitch Wizard DVI Dual-Link using hotkeys, a three-button mouse, or the switch's front-panel controls. When autoscan is enabled, the switch cycles between connected computers in sequence automatically. A seven-segment numeric display indicates the selected channel.

    Multihead video channel access—simplified.
    The ServSwitch Wizard DVI Dual-Link enables a single KVM workstation user to control four separate computer systems or servers and flexibly share peripherals among them.

    In addition to four DVI-I video KVM user console inputs for multiscreen workstations, the switch features quad DVI-I video connectors on each of its four computer channels. This way, you have easy access to four video heads on each channel.

    Each video head channel on this high-quality switch supports dual-link digital DVI video at up to 450 megapixels per second. Plus, it supports high resolutions, whether you need 2048 x 1080 video for post-production type of work or 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) image clarity for very detailed medical or R&D lab imaging. Want to use VGA video instead of DVI? Simply add DVI-to-VGA adapters.

    In addition to quad video connectors, each computer channel on the ServSwitch Wizard DVI Dual-Link has USB Type B and a 3.5-mm audio jack inputs.

    Multicomputer and multiperipheral access.
    This high-performance, multimedia switching platform offers more than just straight switching between four multihead computer systems. You can also use a KVM console to work on one computer while your favorite USB devices remain connected to other computers, all easily accessible to you. And because the ServSwitch Wizard Dual-Link DVI supports audio connectivity, you can connect speakers to yet another computer (audio can be switched independently from USB and video).

    The ServSwitch Wizard DVI Dual-Link's rear panel has two USB Type A ports as part of its KVM user console connections plus separate switched USB Type A ports for additional USB 2.0 connectivity. You can reassign any of the connected USB peripherals to any of the connected computers quickly. Attached devices can either be switched in unison, or you can mix peripherals between any of the systems.

    The switch supports a wide range of USB devices, especially high-speed USB 2.0 peripherals on its switched USB ports. Printers, scanners, and non-standard HID devices can all be attached. For instance, you can be creating e-mails on one system, listening to audio on a second one, printing from a third computer, and scanning documents on another—all at the same time.


    A switch featuring true USB emulation.
    With advanced USB emulation technology, the ServSwitch Wizard Dual-Link DVI switch supports instant, reliable hotkey and mouse switching. Other KVM switches often use a more generic emulation, relying on standard keyboard and mouse templates to provide peripheral info to connected computers. This results in support for only the most basic keyboard and mouse functions.

    The ServSwitch Wizard Dual-Link DVI, however, features True USB Emulation, which ensures that the full characteristics of the connected USB peripherals—including keyboards and mice—are passed to every system concurrently. Specialized features are quickly recognized on the attached devices. What's more, each computer retains this information , even if the device is plugged into another computer. Because of this technology, the switch avoids many of the limitations found in traditional emulations, enabling instantaneous switching and hotkey support.

    Through true USB emulation, you can use the extra function keys, wheels, buttons, and controls common to today's latest keyboards and mice, as well as graphics tablets, disc burners, and other specialized USB interface devices. (Learn more about true USB emulation by downloading our white paper under Resources above.)

    What's more, the ServSwitch Wizard DVI Dual-Link supports EDID emulation, too. This ensures that all computers are supplied with the correct information about each connected video display, optimizing the displays to the fullest capability of the computers' video cards.

    Also available in dual-head and tri-head models.

    What's included:
  • ServSwitch Wizard DVI Dual-Link KVM switch unit
  • AC power adapter
  • (4) self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Safety guide

  • Technical Specifications for ServSwitch Wizard Dual-Link DVI Quad-Head with USB True Emulation:

    Approval CE
    Connectors KVM user console: Video: (4) dual-link DVI-I; Keyboard/mouse: (2) USB Type A (not emulated); Audio: (1) 3.5-mm stereo jack;
    Switched USB: (2) USB Type A (USB 2.0, emulated);
    Computer channels: Per
    each of its (4) channels: Video: (4) dual-link DVI-I; Keyboard/mouse: (1) USB Type B; Audio: (1) 3.5-mm stereo jack; USB user console: (2) USB Type A;
    Serial option/flash upgrade port: (1) RJ-50 10P10C (RS-232), for syncing control with second KVM switch or for flash upgrades
    Indicators Seven-segment numeric display indicating computer channel currently active;
    (4) indicators (KVM, SPK, USB1, USB2) showing which peripherals are switched to the current computer channel or the peripherals that will be switched;
    (4) indicators (V1, V2, V3, V4) showing video channels being switched
    Power Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz;
    Output: 5 VDC, 2 A
    Dimensions 3.94"H (2.5 U) x 10.24"W x 5.9"D (10 x 26 x 15 cm)
    Weight 4.8 lb. (2.2 kg)

    What's included:
  • ServSwitch Wizard DVI Dual-Link KVM switch unit
  • AC power adapter
  • (4) self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Safety guide


  • 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 877-877-2269.


    Resources for ServSwitch Wizard Dual-Link DVI Quad-Head with USB True Emulation:

    Manuals

    • ServSwitch Wizard Manual
      Manual for the KV2004A, KV2204A, KV2304A, & KV2404A (May 2010)

    Product Data Sheets

    Visio Stencils

    • Visio Stencil
      Stencil Drawings

    Firmware

    • ServSwitch Wizard DVI Dual-Link Firmware
      Firmware for the KV2004A, KV2204A, KV2304A, and KV2404A (Version 2.04)


    Connect your ServSwitch Wizard Dual-Link DVI Quad-Head with USB True Emulation with:

    Accessory: EHN900024U-0006

    ServSwitch DVI Cable, 6-ft. (1.8-m)

    ServSwitch DVI Cable, 6-ft. (1.8-m)

    Accessory: EVNDVI02-0006

    Digital Visual Interface (DVI) Cable, DVI-D Male, Straight Hood/DVI-D Male, Straight Hood, 6-ft. (1.8-m)

    Digital Visual Interface (DVI) Cable, DVI-D Male, Straight Hood/DVI-D Male, Straight Hood, 6-ft. (1.8-m)

    Double Diamond Warranty

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    A warranty is included.

    Extended 1 Year Warranty Available


    Protect your purchase with an additional 1 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $156.00

    Extended 3 Year Warranty Available


    Protect your purchase with an additional 3 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $311.99

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


    The Double Diamond Warranty is our no-questions-asked warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    Most of our products come with a one- or two-year warranty. Some products—such as copper cables, manual switches, cabinets, and racks—are even guaranteed for life!

    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.

    * Certain products may not be eligible.

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    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked 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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    In Stock - orders received before 5PM ET ship same day

    Weight: 5.031 lbs.
    HxWxD: 5.75 x 7.5 x 15.5 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked 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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