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DKM FX KVM Matrix Switch Chassis - 288-Port, Unpopulated with Control Card and Power Supply

Scalable, flexible and instantaneous crosspoint high performance KVM matrix switch

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Limited Quantity In Stock
Typically Ships within One Week
Call 877-877-2269 for pricing and to place order.
Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Features

  • A scalable, highly reliable HD video and peripheral matrix switching and DVI routing system.
  • Very flexible. Any port can be an input or an output.
  • Holds 36 modular cards for up to 288 I/O ports.
  • Supports high-quality, full-frame DVI-D video.


  • Terabit-speed switching backplane.
  • Nearly instantaneous video switching. Virtually no delay or blanking.
  • Supports resolutions up to UHD (3840x2160 @ 60Hz) with compatible extenders.
  • Various interface cards available (USB HID/2.0, RS-232, and others).
  • Can be used with remote DKM and DKM FX Extenders for extra-long links.
  • Modular, no fixed ports. Moves, adds, and changes are quick and easy.
  • Choose from CATx and single-mode fiber SFP modular card interfaces. Single-mode fiber interfaces will also work over multimode fiber.
  • Enables mixing of media on inputs/outputs—CATx in and fiber out, or vice versa.
  • Supports rich, digital audio for a full multimedia experience.
  • Includes a control card. Manage via KVM, network, or serial console.
  • Rackmountable 13U-high chassis.

  • Give multiple KVM users fast, reliable access to high-quality, real-time digital video—plus a whole host of peripherals across the enterprise—with the top-of-the-line DKM FX system.

    This chassis-based, modular crosspoint switching system enables you and others to switch and extend HD video, audio, and serial data over extremely long distances. Use it in any application where many users have to interface with CPUs and other high-end AV equipment supporting high-quality video. Plus, it works as video matrix switch.

    Using non-blocking switch technology, the DKM FX processes and routes DVI single-link resolutions, including Full HD 1080p, with little or no delay of video—even at screens far away from the switching chassis itself.

    What's more, it not only supports DVI-D digital video, but also VGA video and connections to a wide array of peripherals, including USB HID, USB 2.0, RS-232, and IR devices, Wacom® tablets, and even legacy PS/2 keyboards and mice.

    It's especially ideal for enterprise networks and mission-critical control/command rooms, as well as video production or broadcasting applications where HD video is everything. Many users can connect their KVM consoles to various multimedia sources (computer, CPUs, servers, etc.), either locally or in a distant room or office via the switch.

    And it's very flexible. The DKM FX HD Video and Peripheral Matrix Switch enables you to configure HD KVM switching and DVI routing exactly as you require. Mix and match fiber and CATx ports through cards and SFPs plugged into its slots. You're not limited in any way.

    With the switch, you get a controller card, which has USB keyboard/mouse and DVI monitor connectors for local KVM administration; an RJ-45 port for interfacing up with your network and a client machine that has the DKM FX Java tool installed; and a serial port for control via an external RS-232 device. Because the card has a built-in CPU, you can control all functions from any console without the need for an external CPU or media control.

    OS platform independent, the switch and its controller card can be accessed by Windows®, Linux®, and/or Mac OS® users.

    Versatile switching capabilities.
    Switching can be performed using an on-screen display (OSD), keyboard commands, or through a local serial console connection at the rack. You can also switch from a remote site via a DKM or DKM FX Extender. Or control it via a Creston® or AMX® keypad controller plugged into the extender. No matter the route, KVM switching can be shared with any other KVM user, connected directly or connected remotely through a DKM extender.

    Switches within milliseconds.
    Users can switch seamlessly and almost instantaneously from DVI to KVM video on the DKM FX HD Video and Peripheral Matrix Switch. It takes just milliseconds for this to happen (similar IP-based types of solutions can take as long as 15 seconds to perform this action).

    Reduces downtime.
    Modular in design, the DKM FX enables you to change peripheral and CPU connections on the fly and ensure zero downtime. Add or remove cards and SFPs in the slots and reroute inputs and outputs while the ServSwitch DKM FX system's up and running.

    Designed for easy expansion.
    Add connections and change inputs/outputs as your enterprise needs evolve. When a department purchases new hardware, just slide a new interface card into the chassis. You can also cascade multiple switch chassis if you exceed the number of available ports.

    Signal repeater capabilities are built in.
    From its ports, the switch supports device-to-device single-mode fiber links up to 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) and CATx links up to 460 feet (140.2 m)*. These links can be to KVM users, DVI sources, servers, and/or various peripherals. However, the switch also works with ServSwitch DKM Extenders for even longer links. Used midway between an extender transmitter and extender receiver, the switch works as a repeater, essentially doubling your distance—up to 40 kilometers (24.8 mi.) over fiber and 920 feet (282.8 m) over CATx*. You can even configure CATx on an input for output on fiber, or vice versa.

    Tech Specs

    CE Approval Yes
    Connectors I/O card slots: (366), unpopulated; Power supply slots: (3) with (2) prepopulated with power supply card, each containing (1) IEC 320 C14 power input; Control card (prepopulated): (2) USB Type A F, (1) DVI-D F, (1) RJ-45 (1000BASE-TX), (1) DB9 F (RS-232); Ground: (2) grounding screws
    Distance (Maximum) Depends on cards/SFPs installed and if cards/SFPs are communicating with a ServSwitch DKM Extender Transmitter or Receiver; Without extenders, amplifiers, or boosters and with appropriate card/SFP installed: Over solid CAT5e/CAT6: 460 ft. (140.2 m); Over single-mode 9-µm fiber: 10 km (6.2 mi.); Over multimode 50-µm (OM3) fiber: 1 km (0.6 mi.); Over multimode 50-µm fiber: 400 m (1312.3 ft.); Over multimode 62.5-µm fiber: 200 m (656.1 ft.) NOTE: If you use multimode fiber cable with the system's single-mode transmitters and receivers, you normally can double the maximum acceptable cable length.
    Indicators LEDs: Switch chassis: (3) fan tray LEDs for operation and hotswap; Power supply: (3) LEDs for AC Input, DC Output, Temperature
    Power From (2) pre-populated power supply cards (third slot available for optional third power supply card): Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz; Output: 30 amps; Consumption: 202 watts max., chassis alone, without I/O card(s); each I/O card adds 13 watts max.
    RoHS Yes
    Size 22.75"H (13U) x 19"W x 12"D (57.8 x 48.3 x 30.5 cm)
    Weight Fully equipped: 76.2 lb. (34.6 kg)
    This product works with:
    What's included: DKM FX HD Video and Peripheral Matrix Switch Controller card (2) power supply modules with power cords (2) fan trays and an exchangeable filter pad DB9 serial control cable CATx crossover cable Rackmounting hardware CD with user manual and Java application These DKM FX components are part of a complex and flexible modular system. You will need to contact Black Box to have them assembled to fit your application. To configure your DKM FX HD Video and Peripheral Matrix Switch setup, contact our FREE Tech Support.

    * 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.



    Double Diamond Warranty

    Extended 1 Year Warranty Available

    Protect your purchase with an additional 1 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $7,146.60

    Extended 3 Year Warranty Available

    Protect your purchase with an additional 3 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $14,293.20


    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 KVM Matrix Switch Chassis, 288 Port (Unpop) w/CTRL Card,PWR-Supply comes with a standard 2 Year Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard) 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.