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EC Series KVM Switch for PS/2 and USB Servers and PS/2 or USB Consoles - 8-Port

8-Port, 1 Local User, Desktop Switch, VGA with USB or PS/2 Servers and Consoles


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Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

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Product Features

  • Supports a control console with a PS/2 or USB keyboard and mouse.
  • Resolution up to 1920 x 1440.
  • Perfect for entry-level data centers.


  • Choose the console mode by sliding a switch on the back panel.
  • Save rack space—only 1U high!
  • Supports Microsoft® IntelliMouse® (Pro).
  • Operating system independent and transparent to all applications.
  • Switch manually or use autoscan, which selects servers sequentially.
  • Assign unique names to servers.
  • Save and store keyboard settings while switching.
  • Hot-pluggable keyboard/mouse ports.
  • Password protected.
  • Plug-and-play configuration.
  • DDC2B compatible.

  • Want the option of using either a PS/2 or USB console (keyboard, mouse, and monitor) to control a number of PS/2 and/or USB servers? The ServSwitch™ EC KVM Switch series makes it possible.

    Expand your system
    With the ServSwitch EC KVM Switch for PS/2 and USB Servers and PS/2 or USB Consoles, 8-Port, switch among 8 servers from a single console. To expand your switching platform to include additional servers, simply cascade units in a master-slave configuration. Cascade up to 64 servers with the 8-port model. The ServSwitch EC is plug-and-play, so you can add or subtract servers almost as quickly as you can plug and unplug cables.

    Four- and 16-port models are also available, as are other models for PS/2 and/or USB switching; see Related Items.

    Tight quarters
    Ideal for applications where you have a limited amount of space, the 1U-high ServSwitch EC KVM Switch can be used on the desktop or mounted in a rack or cabinet. Brackets are included. To save more space, the keyboard, monitor, and mouse circuitry is concentrated in a single HD15 connector at the server end. This way, you have fewer cables to install when making server connections.

    Very switchable
    A simple yet well-designed on-screen display (OSD) makes these switches very easy to use for managing server connections. You can assign 14-character server names that make sense to you. Switch between servers using front-panel buttons or hotkeys. Or you can let the switch do it automatically with its autoscan function. The ServSwitch EC KVM Switch will scan and switch between servers, one by one, at an interval that you determine. When autoscan detects any keyboard or mouse activity, it suspends the scanning until activity stops, and then resumes with the next computer in sequence.

    Set it and forget it
    System settings and name entries are stored in nonvolatile memory so you don't have to worry about a power outage wiping out your information. The ServSwitch EC also saves your keyboard settings for each server and restores them when you come back to that machine.

    Check it
    The front panel includes port LEDs, which light with the corresponding active port when you switch between servers. You can also use the on-screen display to view the connection status on each port and lock servers from unauthorized users.

    Digital quality
    With video enhancement technology that ensures superb quality and resolutions up to 1920 x 1440, the ServSwitch EC KVM Switch is DDC2B compatible, so it can be used with the latest digital monitors. What's more, the switch is operating-system independent and transparent to all applications.

    Tech Specs

    Autoscan Intervals 3, 8, 15, and 30 seconds
    Cable Length (Maximum) At console: 20 ft. (6 m); At PC ports for PS/2 server: 30 ft. (9.1 m); At PC ports for USB server: 15 ft. (4.5 m)
    Connectors Server:(8) HD15 F; Console: Keyboard: (1) 6-pin mini DIN F or (1) USB Type A F; Mouse: (1) 6-pin mini DIN F or (1) USB Type A F; Monitor: (1) HD15 F
    Dimensions 1.75"H (1U) x 17.3"W x 7"D (4.4 x 43.9 x 17.8 cm)
    Indicators LEDs: (2) per port, (1) power per unit
    Operating Systems Supported Windows® 98/Me/XP®, Windows NT®, Windows 2000, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS
    Power 115 VAC, 60 Hz, external
    Resolution 1920 x 1440
    User Controls (8) port selection buttons
    Weight 4.8 lb. (2.2 kg)
    This product works with:
    When cascading multiple units, the master must have the same number as or more ports than the slave.

    * 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: $46.00

    Extended 3 Year Warranty Available

    Protect your purchase with an additional 3 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $91.99


    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 Switch, 8 Port, PS/2 or USB Servers & USB Consoles comes with a standard 1 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.