Rose electronics KVL-8UA Instruction manual

VISTA L-SERIES
INSTALLATION AND OPERATIONS
MANUAL
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents
Introduction .......................................................................................... 1
Features ......................................................................................... 2
Optional on-screen display (OSD) features ........................................ 2
Compatibility.................................................................................... 3
System overview.................................................................................. 4
KVM station..................................................................................... 4
CPU connections............................................................................. 4
Rose Electronics web site ................................................................ 5
Vista L-Series models ........................................................................... 6
Vista cables ......................................................................................... 9
Installation ..........................................................................................10
Step 1 - Connecting the KVM station................................................10
Step 2 - Connect the CPUs .............................................................11
Step 3 - Applying power ..................................................................12
Step 4 – Verify keyboard, mouse and CPU operation ........................12
Operating instructions ..........................................................................14
Keyboard command ........................................................................14
Keyboard command description.......................................................16
On-screen display option .....................................................................20
Vista L-series menu structure ..........................................................20
Main menu .....................................................................................21
Configure computer name ...............................................................22
Configure appearance.....................................................................23
Appearance options: ..................................................................24
Configure security...........................................................................25
Configure mouse type .....................................................................27
Configure keyboard type .................................................................28
Configure miscellaneous .................................................................29
Save ..............................................................................................30
Computer select window .................................................................31
TroubleShooting ..................................................................................32
Maintenance and repair .......................................................................34
Technical support ................................................................................34
Safety.................................................................................................35
Safety and EMC regulatory statements ............................................36
Tables
Table 1. Compatibility ........................................................................... 3
Table 2. Front panel description............................................................. 6
Table 3. Vista 4UA/8UA description ....................................................... 7
Table 4. Vista 4PCA/8PCA description................................................... 8
Table 5. Keyboard commands ............................................................. 16
Figures
Figure 1. Typical installation ................................................................ 5
Figure 2. Optional power adapter ......................................................... 5
Figure 3. Vista 4 port........................................................................... 6
Figure 4. Vista 8 port........................................................................... 6
Figure 5. Vista to KVM station ........................................................... 10
Figure 6. Vista to CPU ...................................................................... 11
Figure 7. Vista to CrystalView............................................................ 13
Figure 8. Vista Installation ................................................................. 13
Figure 9. Vista L-series menu structure .............................................. 20
Figure 10. OSD Main menu ................................................................. 21
Figure 11. OSD Computer name ......................................................... 22
Figure 12. OSD Configure appearance ................................................ 23
Figure 13. OSD Configure passwords .................................................. 25
Figure 14. OSD Configure mouse ........................................................ 27
Figure 15. OSD Configure keyboard .................................................... 28
Figure 16. OSD Configure miscellaneous............................................. 29
Figure 17. OSD Save menu ................................................................ 30
Figure 18. OSD Computer select window............................................. 31
Appendix
Appendix A. Initial factory settings ....................................................... 38
Appendix B. Parts and cables.............................................................. 39
Appendix C. General specifications...................................................... 40
Appendix D. Rack mount instructions ................................................... 41
Appendix E. Rack mount illustration ..................................................... 42
Appendix F. Typematic rate................................................................. 43
INTRODUCTION
Introduction
Thank you for choosing the Rose Electronics Vista Universal KVM
switch. The Vista switch is the result of Rose Electronics commitment to
providing state-of-the-art switching solutions for today’s demanding work
place. The Vista switch has proven to be a valuable investment for users
that have a need to access multiple CPUs from a single KVM station.
A Keyboard, Video monitor and Mouse are referred to
throughout this manual as a KVM station.
Please refer to the safety section first before proceeding with any
installation or configuration of the Vista switch.
The Vista L-series switch is available in eight models. The 4-port and 8port models are available with DB25 connectors or PC connectors. Each
model can be ordered with optional on-screen display capabilities.
For the Vista models with DB25 connectors, it is recommended that Rose
Electronics cable part number CAB-WX0606Cnnn or CAB-CX0606Cnnn
(DB25 to HD15/PS2/PS2) CPU Cable be used.
For the models with PC connectors, it is recommended that Rose
Electronics cable part number CAB-CXV66MMnnn or CAB-WX66MMnnn
(VGA/PS/2 keyboard/PS/2 mouse cable) be used.
The Vista L-series switch can be ordered with an on-screen display option.
This option allows you to configure the Vista switch from easy to use
menus that display on your KVM stations’ video monitor. You can assign
unique names to each computer, change colors, fonts and assign a
password for access to the configuration menus and a password for
access to the attached computers.
The Vista switch can simplify your job by helping you organize your
multiple computer applications. Because the Vista switch lets you use a
single keyboard, video monitor, and mouse to access several computers,
you can significantly reduce your equipment overhead and end keyboard
and monitor clutter.
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Features
§ Available with DB25 or PC (keyboard, video monitor, mouse) CPU
connectors.
§ Access up to 4 or 8 computers from one KVM station.
§ Select a computer from the front panel or simple keyboard commands.
§ Models with the on-screen display (OSD) option can select computers
from an on-screen menu.
§ Power is obtained from the attached CPUs, eliminating the need for an
external power source. An external power adapter is required for
models with the OSD option.
§ Front panel LEDs show computer, keyboard, and mouse status.
§ Keyboard, video monitor, and mouse plug directly into the PC unit.
§ Scan mode automatically sequences through CPUs at adjustable rate.
§ Non-volatile memory stores configuration settings.
§ Full emulation of keyboard and mouse, allowing computers to be booted
at any time.
§ Supports PS/2 mouse, wheel mouse, and serial mouse.
§ Keyboard Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock states automatically
saved and restored when switching among CPUs.
§ Keyboard mode is automatically detected for simultaneous support of
PCs, Unix computers, and IBM mode 1 computers.
§ Reset button reinitializes all ports.
§ Keyboard lockout function <Ctrl L>.
§ Low cost and easy to use.
§ Heavy-duty steel, fully shielded chassis.
§ Rackmount option for 19", 23", or 24" racks. (1 rack unit high, 1.75”)
§ Saves space, reduces equipment and power costs, and eliminates
clutter.
§ One-year warranty and unlimited technical support.
§ Made in USA.
Optional on-screen display (OSD) features
§
§
§
§
§
§
§
On-screen display shows on top of existing video.
Easy to use menus guide you through the configuration settings.
Adjustable colors, fonts and text positions.
Colors can be solid or transparent.
Four selectable screen savers.
Password protection for the Vista’s configuration menus.
Computer access password protection.
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Compatibility
CPUs
Computers
Industry standard PCs, Unix computers such as
RS-6000, HP 9000, SGI, DEC Alpha, and others.
Monitors
SVGA
Keyboards
US, Korean, Japanese, keyboards with or without
Windows keys (101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 109 keys)
(Some older XT/AT auto-sensing keyboards may not
be compatible).
Mouse
Standard PS/2 Mouse (2 or 3 button)
PS/2 Wheel Mouse (2 button + wheel)
Serial Mouse (2 or 3 button)
KVM Station
Monitors
SVGA
Keyboards
US, Korean, Japanese, keyboards with or without
Windows keys (101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 109 keys)
(Some older XT/AT auto-sensing keyboards may not
be compatible).
Mouse
Standard PS/2 Mouse (2 or 3 button)
PS/2 Wheel Mouse (2 button wheel)
Table 1. Compatibility
Package contents
The package contents consists of the following:
§ The Vista Unit.
§ Power adapter (provided with OSD option).
§ Installation and operations manual.
CPU cables are usually ordered separately. If the package contents are
not correct, contact Rose Electronics or your reseller so the problem can
be quickly resolved.
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OVERVIEW
System overview
The Vista L-series switch is designed to provide seamless, trouble-free
switching from a single KVM station to any connected CPU. You can
switch to the connected computers by simple keyboard commands or
using the front panel buttons. Vistas’ with the On-Screen Display option
(OSD) can switch to the connected computers from an on-screen menu.
Figure 1 shows a typical configuration using the Vista 8 port switch with
DB25 connectors. Up to 8 CPUs can be connected to the Vista 8 port
switch and accessed from a single KVM station.
KVM station
A KVM station, consisting of a keyboard, video monitor and mouse,
connects directly to the Vista switches’ KVM connectors. The KVM station
can switch its keyboard, video monitor and mouse to any of the connected
CPUs and fully control that CPU if authorized. Files and folders can be
managed, applications can be executed, upgrades can be performed, and
general maintenance done from the KVM station.
The keyboard, video monitor and mouse used for the KVM station should
be compatible with all of the CPU that will be connected. The KVM
stations mouse must be a PS/2 mouse. It cannot be a serial mouse. The
Vista switch will translate the KVMs PS/2 mouse movements and present
it in serial form to CPUs with serial mouse connections. The KVM
connectors on the Vista switch are HD-15F for the video monitor and
MiniDin-6F for the keyboard and mouse.
CPU connections
The CPU connectors on the Vista switch depend on the model ordered.
The “U” model connectors are DB25F for each CPU. The “PC” model
connectors are HD15F (video) and MiniDin-6F (keyboard and mouse) for
each CPU. Attached CPUs that use a serial mouse, use adapter ACCKVM6F9F to connect to the CPUs serial port (do not substitute).
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UP TO 8 CPUs
KVM STATION
Figure 1. Typical installation
Power connectors
The power connector on the Vista switch is for a supplemental power
adapter. Supplemental power may be needed if the cable length from the
computers to the Vista switch is long or you are using a wireless keyboard.
The power adapter is furnished for Vista models with the OSD option. (See
Figure 2)
Supplemental power adapter
is required for Units with the
OSD option .
Figure 2. Optional power adapter
Rose Electronics web site
Visit our web site at www.rose.com for additional information on the Vista
and other products offered by Rose Electronics that are designed for
server room and data center applications, classroom environments and
many other swi tching applications.
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MODELS
Vista L-Series models
Figure 3. Vista 4 port
Figure 4. Vista 8 port
Activity LED (ACT)
Lit when selected CPU has power. Flashes when
Keyboard and mouse data is sent to the unit.
Power LEDs
Indicates which computers are powered on.
Select LEDs
Indicates which computer is selected.
Reset button
Resets the unit and initializes the keyboard and
mouse.
CPU Select buttons
(1 – 4 or 1 – 8)
Selects the computer to be accessed.
Table 2. Front panel description
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KVL-4UA rear connectors
KVL-8UA rear connectors
Label
Connector type
Description
(4U) 1,2,3,4
DB25
Computer connectors
(*U) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
DB25
Computer connectors
Monitor
HD15F
KVM monitor
connector
Mouse
MiniDin-6F
KVM PS/2 mouse
connector
Keyboard
MiniDin-6F
KVM keyboard
connector
Table 3. Vista 4UA/8UA description
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KVL-4PCA rear connectors
KVL-8PCA rear connectors
Label
Connector Type
Description
Keyboard (MiniDin-6F)
Mouse (MiniDin-6F)
Video (HD15F)
CPU connectors
1-4 on 4PC model
1-8 on 8PC model
Monitor
HD15F
KVM monitor
connector
Mouse
MiniDin-6F
KVM PS/2 mouse
connector
Keyboard
MiniDin-6F
KVM keyboard
connector
Table 4. Vista 4PCA/8PCA description
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CABLES
Vista cables
Vista to CPU cables
For the Vista models with DB25 CPU connectors, it is recommended
that Rose Electronics cable part number CAB-WX0606Cnnn or
CAB-CX0606Cnnn (DB25 to HD15/PS2/PS2) CPU cable be used.
For the Vista models with PC connectors, it is recommended that Rose
Electronics cable part number CAB-CXV66MMnnn or CAB-WX66MMnnn
(VGA & PS/2 Male to Male cable) be used.
For attached CPUs that use a serial mouse, use adapter ACC-KVM6F9F
to connect to the CPUs serial port (do not substitute).
Vista to KVM station cable
The keyboard, video monitor, and mouse cables on a KVM station can
connect directly to the Vista switches connectors provided they are a
HD15 video and PS/2 (MiniDin-6) keyboard and mouse connectors.
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INSTALLATION
Installation
Installation of the Vista switch consists of the following steps:
It is recommended that the CPUs be powered off.
1. Connect the KVM station to the Vista switch.
(Connect the optional power adapter if the unit has the OSD option.)
2. Connect the CPUs to the Vista switch.
3. Sequentially apply power, boot the CPUs.
4. Verify keyboard, mouse and CPU operation.
Step 1 - Connecting the KVM station
Connect your KVM station’s keyboard, video monitor and mouse cables to
the corresponding Vista switches’ keyboard, video monitor and mouse
connectors as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5. Vista to KVM station
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Step 2 - Connect the CPUs
Connect the CPU keyboard, video monitor and mouse ports to the
corresponding Vista switches keyboard, video monitor and mouse ports
using the appropriate CPU cables as shown in Figure 6. For attached
CPUs that use a serial mouse, use adapter ACC-KVM6F9F to connect to
the CPUs serial port (do not substitute).
Figure 6. Vista to CPU
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Step 3 - Applying power
It is recommended that each connected CPU be booted up starting with
the CPU connected to Port #1. Switch the Vista to the CPU port by
pressing the appropriate numbered button on the front panel (1-4 or 1-8).
Boot that CPU. Verify that the mouse and keyboard function properly. If
the keyboard or mouse does not respond, see the troubleshooting section.
Verify that the CPU functions and applications perform properly before
booting up the next CPU. Perform this procedure for all connected CPU.
Figure 8 shows a typical installation.
Step 4 – Verify keyboard, mouse and CPU operation
Verify the keyboard and mouse function properly for each CPU that is
connected to the Vista switch. Refer to the troubleshooting section if
needed.
Rack mounting
The Vista switch is designed to mount in a CPU rack. Rackmount kits are
available in three different sizes, 19", 23", and 24".
Each is 1 rack unit high (1.75").
(See Appendix D and Appendix E for rack mounting instructions.)
Your Vista switch is now ready for operation using the initial factory
settings. Pressing the numbered buttons (1-4 or 1-8) on the front panel will
switch to that port. To take full advantage of the Vista features, refer to the
operating instructions for detailed information about each of the Vista
commands. The keyboard commands are summarized in Table 5.
To begin switching immediately from the keyboard, press and release the
left control <Ctrl> key, then type in the computer number (1-4 or 1-8). The
video from the connected computer will display on the KVMs video
monitor.
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The keyboard, video monitor, and mouse signals can be driven up to
1,000 feet using our CrystalView KVM extenders.
LOCAL
REMOTE
CrystalView
UP TO 1,000’
CAT-5 CABLE
VISTA SWITCH
UP TO 8 CPUs CAN
BE ACCESSED
FROM A SINGLE
KVM STATION
FROM UP TO 1,000’
AWAY
Figure 7. Vista to CrystalView
Figure 8. Vista Installation
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Operating instructions
The Vista switch is very easy to operate. Computer selection and set-up
functions are entered from the keyboard. You can also select computers
manually from the Vista’s front panel by using buttons 1-4 or buttons 1-8
depending on your model. The Vista models with the on-screen display
(OSD) option can select computers by choosing from an on-screen list of
the computers.
Keyboard command
Following is a description of the Vista keyboard command functions.
The <Ctrl> input is a press and release of the left control key. Within
2 seconds of pressing and releasing the left <Ctrl> key, enter the next
command.
Command
Key Sequence
Description
Reset
command
<Ctrl> R
Resets and enables mouse
and keyboard, enables PS/2
mouse on currently selected
port.
Reset mouse
command
<Ctrl> O
Sends reset mouse command
to currently selected CPU. Will
recover stuck NT mouse.
Send null byte
<Ctrl> N
Used to re-synchronize PS/2
mouse.
Identify ROM
version
<Ctrl> I
Identifies ROM version, CPU
must be at a command prompt,
word processor, or text editor to
receive value.
Keep
<Ctrl> K
Saves current scan state and
custom settings.
Scan time
interval
<Ctrl> Txx <Enter>
(xx = 1 – 16 sec.)
Sets the pause time for each
port when scanning.
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Keyboard commands (continued)
Command
Key Sequence
Description
Mode
command
<Ctrl> M x <Enter>
Where:
x = 1 for mode 1
x = 2 for mode 2
x = 3 for mode 3
x = 7 for mode 7
x = 8 for mode 8
x = 9 for mode 9
First select the CPU port to
configure, and then enter the
mode command.
Mode 1, 2, 3 for keyboard:
Mode 7, 8, 9 for mouse
Maximum
computers
<Ctrl> P x <Enter>
(x = 1 – 4 or 1 – 8)
Limits scanning to maximum
port number
Typematic
value
Factory setting = 43
Rate = 10.9
chars/sec
Delay = 500 millisec.
See Attachment F.
Mouse type
<Ctrl> Q x <Enter>
Where:
x = 0 for PS/2 mouse
x = 1 for Serial
mouse
x = 2 for Wheel
mouse
First select the CPU port, and
then enter the type command
Computer
Select
<Ctrl> x
(x = 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8)
Connects your keyboard,
video monitor, and mouse to
the selected computer.
Connect to
next computer
<Ctrl> + (Plus)
Selects the next sequential
computer.
Connect to
previous
computer
<Ctrl> - (Minus)
Selects the previous
sequential computer.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Keyboard commands (continued)
Command
Key Sequence
Description
Computer
disconnect.
<Ctrl> L
Disconnects from computer.
Scan (On)
<Ctrl> S
Turns scan mode on, causing the
Vista to start scanning
sequentially from the current port
through the remaining ports and
start again at Port 1.
Scan (Off)
<Ctrl> X
Turns scan mode off.
Reset mouse
command
<Ctrl> O
Sends reset mouse command to
the currently selected computer.
Will recover stuck NT mouse
Table 5. Keyboard commands
Follow each set-up command with the “Keep” command
to save the changes.
“Keep” command = press and release the left <Ctrl> key,
then the “K” key.
Use only the numeric keys above the keyboard. The keypad will not work.
All keyboard commands must be entered within 2 seconds of pressing and
releasing the left <Ctrl> key.
Keyboard command description
Computer select
To select a computer from your keyboard, press and release the left <Ctrl>
key and then type in the computer number (1-4 or 1-8).
Next computer
To switch to the “Next computer”, press and release the left <Ctrl> key,
then press the plus/equal key.
Previous computer
To switch to the “Previous computer”, press and release the left <Ctrl> key
then press the minus/underscore key.
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Scan mode (On)
To enable the “Scan mode”, press and release the left <Ctrl> key, then
type S. The Vista switch will begin scanning sequentially from its current
computer through the remaining computers (as set by the maximum
computers command), and then begin again at computer 1.
Scan mode (Off)
To stop the “Scan mode”, press and release the left <Ctrl> key and then
type “X”. Issuing a computer select command also turns off scanning.
Scan time interval
The “Scan Time interval” command sets the time, in seconds that the Vista
switch will pause at each of the computers when scanning. The default
setting is 5 seconds. To change the Scan Time to another interval press
and release the left <Ctrl> key, type “T” then enter the new scan time
interval (1-16 seconds), and press <Enter>.
Reset
To “Reset” the mouse and keyboard, press and release the left <Ctrl> key,
then type “R”. This command is used to reset the mouse and keyboard on
the currently selected Vista port without removing power from the Vista
switch. This is most useful to reset a PS/2 mouse that has been unplugged
and plugged back in. Upon issuing this command, all keyboard LEDs will
go on and then return to their previous state.
Reset computer mouse type (NT and WIN 2K systems only)
DO NOT issue this command on non-NT or Win 2K based computers.
Press and release the left <Ctrl> key, then type “O”. This command sends
a reset mouse command to the currently selected NT or Win 2K computer.
The command is used to recover a stuck mouse on an NT or Win 2K
system.
Send null byte
Press and release the left <Ctrl> key, then type “N”. This command is
used to re-synchronize an out-of-sync PS/2 mouse. The command may
need to be entered once or twice, depending if the mouse is out-of-sync by
one or two bytes.
Identify ROM version
Press and release the left <Ctrl> key, then type “I”. This command is used
to identify the revision level of the Vista firmware currently installed. Before
entering this command, the selected CPU must be at a command prompt,
word processor, or text editor, so when the Vista switch sends the ROM
revision level the result can be displayed.
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Keep command
Press and release the left <Ctrl> key, then type “K”. The Keep command
saves all settings.
Mode command
The Vista switch supports keyboard modes 1, 2 and 3 and mouse modes
7,8, and 9. To issue the “Mode” command, press and release the left
<Ctrl> key, type “M”, then enter the mode number (1,2,3,7,8,9) followed by
<Enter>.
Mode 1 - CPU Keyboard = PC Mode 1 (Some IBM’s & PS/1’s)
Mode 2 - CPU Keyboard = PC Mode 2 (Most PCs)
Mode 3 - CPU Keyboard = Most (RISC) Unix Workstations & Rose
Translator
Mode 7 - CPU Mouse = 2 Button Serial (Microsoft) (7 Bt)
Mode 8 - CPU Mouse = 2 Button Serial (Not Used) (8 Bt)
Mode 9 - CPU Mouse = 3 Button Serial (Mouse Systems)
Maximum computers
Press and release the left <Ctrl> key, type “P”, enter the total number of
computers, and press <Enter>. This command limits the number of
computers to scan. For example on an eight-port unit, if no computers
were connected to ports 7 and 8, setting maximum computers to 6 would
bypass scanning computers 7 and 8.
Typematic command
Initial factory setting = 43. Rate = 10.9 chars/sec, Delay = 500 millisec.
See Attachment F for typematic value calculations.
Mouse type
To issue the “Mouse type” command press and release the left <Ctrl> key,
type “Q”, enter mouse type (0,1,2), and press <Enter>.
Mouse type 0 = PS/2 mouse
Mouse type 1 = Serial mouse
Mouse type 2 = Wheel mouse
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Reset to initial factory settings
The settings that have been previously set and saved in non-volatile
memory can be returned to their initial factory settings by holding in
buttons “1" and “2” on the front panel and press and release the ”Reset"
button. At least one CPU must be connected to the unit, so that the unit
can be powered. The activity LED will flash three times to signify that the
non-volatile memory has been returned to the original factory settings.
Only those settings listed in Appendi x A are reset, all other settings remain
unchanged from their set values.
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MENUS
On-screen display option
The on-screen display (OSD) option is available for the Vista L-series
models. You can use the OSD to configure the Vista switch, select a
computer from a list, display what computer you are switched to and set
up security options for the switches’ configuration and for computer
access.
Vista L-series menu structure
Vista
Menu Structure
Main Menu
Names
computer 1
computer 2
computer 3
computer 4
computer 5
computer 6
computer 7
computer 8
Exit
Appearance
Security
Foreground color
Configuration password
Background color
Access password
Name x position
Access time (minutes)
Name y position
Name fadeout time (seconds)
Name font
Screen saver type
Screen saver time (minutes)
Save
Mouse Type
PS/2
Serial 2-button
Wheel mouse
Miscellaneous
Maximum ports
Scan time (seconds)
Keyboard
PC1
PC2
PC3
Figure 9. Vista L-series menu structure
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Main menu
To access the main configuration menu, press and release the left <Ctrl>
key, then the F12 key. The main menu will display on the KVM stations
video monitor. (See Figure 10)
To use the main menu, press the up/down arrow keys to select (highlight)
the option needed. Once selected, press enter and that options menu will
display.
Vista main menu version 2.2
Names
Appearance
Security
Mouse
Keyboard
Miscellaneous
Save
Exit
Copyright 1990 – 2001
Change the computer names
Change the name color/position and screen saver
Change the passwords and access time
Change the mouse type on your computers
Change the keyboard type on your computers
Change the maximum ports and scan settings
Save all changes to non-volatile memory
Exit from this menu
F1 for help
Figure 10. OSD Main menu
When entering information into the menu system, use only the numeric
keys above the keyboard, the numeric keys and <Enter> key on the
keypad will not work. Commands are entered into the menu system by first
pressing and releasing the left control <Ctrl> key. Within 2 seconds issue
the needed command.
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Configure computer name
Each computer is initially assigned a computer name, “computer x”,
where “x” = 1-8. To change the computer name to one of your choosing,
use the up/down arrow keys to select (highlight) the computers name to
change. Once selected (highlighted), press enter to clear the present
name. Enter the new computer name (up to 16 valid ASCII characters)
and press <Enter>. The new name will be changed and saved immediately
in non-volatile memory.
Change the computer names
Port
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Computer name
computer 1
computer 2
computer 3
computer 4
computer 5
computer 6
computer 7
computer 8
F1 for help
Figure 11. OSD Computer name
The computer name is case sensitive. Use upper/lower case
letters as needed. (16 ASCII characters Maximum).
The “Reset to Initial Factory Settings” function will not change
the assigned computer names from their present values.
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Configure appearance
The “Configure appearance” menu allows you to change the foreground
and background colors, position the computer name on the screen,
change the name fadeout time, font, and set up a screen saver type.
Figure 12 shows the “Configure appearance” menu. Use the up/down
arrow keys to select (highlight) the selection to change. Once selected,
press the space bar to cycle through the list of available options or press
enter for that selection.
Change the name color/position and screen saver
Foreground color
Background color
Name x position (0 – 64)
Name y position (0 – 99)
Name fadeout time (seconds)
Name font
Screen saver type
Screen saver time (minutes)
White
Blue
25
90
20 (255 = always on)
8 x 16 modern
Fireflies
10
F1 for help
Figure 12. OSD Configure appearance
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Appearance options:
Foreground/Background color:
Change the foreground and background colors of the computer label
showing the selected computer. Solid colors are black, red, green, yellow,
blue, magenta, cyan, and white. The transparent colors are: clear, red,
green, yellow, blue, magenta, cyan, and white.
To change the foreground or background color, first select (highlight) the
option and press the space bar to cycle through the list of all the available
colors. Stop when the desired color displays and hit <Enter>.
Name x or y position:
This option allows you to position the computer name that is displayed on
the KVM monitor when you switch to that computer. The label can be
positioned anywhere on the screen and that position will be maintained
even with different screen resolutions. To change the position, highlight
the x or y position and press enter to clear the field. Enter the new x or y
position and press <Enter>. Valid x position values are 0 – 64, valid y
position values are 0 – 99.
Name fadeout time:
This option sets the time when the computer label disappears after
switching to a computer. To change this value, highlight Name fadeout
time and press <Enter> to clear the present value. Enter the new value
(0-255) and press <Enter>.
A value of 0 (zero) inhibits the label from displaying.
A value of 255 keeps the label displayed at all times.
Name font:
To change the name font, first select (highlight) the option and press the
space bar to cycle through the list of available fonts. Stop when the
desired font displays.
The choices are:
§ 8X16 modern
§ 8X16 classic
§ 16X24 modern
§ 16X24 classic
§ 16X32 modern
§ 16X32 classic
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Screen saver type:
To change the “Screen saver type”, first select (highlight) the option and
press the space bar to cycle through the list of all the available screen
savers. Stop when the desired screen saver displays.
The choices are:
§ Blank screen
§ Fireflies
§ Weaving
§ Bounce
Screen saver time:
This sets the time in seconds when the screen saver activates when no
keyboard or mouse activity has occurred.
To change the “Screen saver time”, highlight screen saver time and press
<Enter> to clear the present value. Input the new value (0 – 999 minutes)
and press <Enter>.
A value of 0 (zero) disables the screen saver function.
Configure security
Figure 13 shows the change passwords and access time screen.
Change the passwords and access time
Configure password
Access password
Access time (minutes)
********
********
240
F1 for help
Figure 13. OSD Configure passwords
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Configuration password:
Assigning a “Configuration password” prevents unauthorized changes to
the Vista switches’ configuration. To change the password, highlight the
configuration password field and press <Enter> to clear the existing
password. Type in a new password (8 characters max / case sensitive)
and press <Enter>. An input box will then appear requesting confirmation
of the password. Re-type the password and press <Enter>.
You will be prompted for a password whenever you access the
configuration menu (<Ctrl> F12).
DO NOT forget your configuration or access passwords.
Access password:
Assigning an “Access password” prevents unauthorized access to the
connected computers. To change the password, highlight the access
password field and press <Enter> to clear the existing password. Type
in a new password (8 characters maximum / case sensitive) and press
<Enter>. An input box will appear for you to confirm the access password.
Re-type the same password and press <Enter>. You will be prompted for
an access password whenever the Vista switch is powered on or you have
disconnected from a computer.
To remove a password, highlight configure password or access password
and press enter to clear the password field. Press enter again with no
password input and the password will be removed. The configuration
password must be entered before passwords can be changed or removed.
If you forget your “Access password”, the person who knows the configure
password can enter a new “Access password” for you. If you forget your
“Configure password”, contact Rose Electronics Technical Support for
instructions.
Access time:
Automatically log out (disconnects) of the Vista switch after a period of
non-activity time. The access time is changeable from 1 to 999 minutes.
Time starts when there is no keyboard or mouse activity. To change the
access time value, highlight the access time field and press <Enter> to
clear the field. Input a new value and press <Enter>. Entering an access
time of 0 (zero) disables the logout function.
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Configure mouse type
The “Configure mouse type” menu allows you to change the mouse type
for each connected CPU.
Change the mouse type on your computers
Port
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Mouse Type
PS/2
PS/2
PS/2
PS/2
PS/2
PS/2
PS/2
PS/2
F1 for help
Figure 14. OSD Configure mouse
You should only have to change the mouse type if you un-plug the mouse
or change the mouse from the auto-detected type.
To change the mouse type, first select (highlight) the port (Computer #) to
change the mouse type and press the space bar to cycle through the list of
all the available mouse types. Stop when the desired mouse type is
displayed.
The choices are:
§ PS/2 (2 or 3 button mouse)
§ Serial 2 button
§ PS/2 Wheel mouse (2 button + wheel)
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Configure keyboard type
The “Configure keyboard type” menu allows you to change the keyboard
type.
Change the keyboard type on your computers
Port
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Keyboard Type
PC2
PC2
PC2
PC2
PC2
PC2
PC2
PC2
F1 for help
Figure 15. OSD Configure keyboard
You should only have to change the keyboard type if you un-plug the
keyboard or change the keyboard from the auto-detected type.
To change the keyboard type, select (highlight) the port (Computer #) to
change the keyboard type and press the space bar to cycle through the list
of all the available keyboard types. Stop when the desired keyboard type
is displayed.
The choices are:
§ PC1
§ PC2
§ PC3
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Configure miscellaneous
This menu allows you to change the maximum computer ports and scan
time.
Miscellaneous
Maximum ports
Scan time (seconds)
8
5
F1 for help
Figure 16. OSD Configure miscellaneous
Maximum ports:
The “Maximum ports” configuration allows you to change the total number
of computer ports that are in use. If your using an 8-port switch and only
connecting 6 CPUs, changing the maximum ports from 8 to 6 will skip
computer ports 7 and 8 during the scan function. To change the
“Maximum Ports”, highlight the maximum ports and press <Enter> to clear
the field. Type in the new value (1-8) and press <Enter>.
Scan time:
This item sets the pause time during the scan function.
To change the “Scan time”, highlight the scan time and press <Enter> to
clear the field. Type in the new value (1-16 seconds) and press <Enter>.
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Save
The “Save” function, saves all configuration changes that have been made
to flash memory.
Vista main menu version 2.2
Names
Appearance
Security
Mouse
Keyboard
Miscellaneous
Save
Exit
Copyright 1990 – 2001
Change the computer names
Change the name color/position and screen saver
Change the passwords and access time
Change the mouse type on your computers
Change the keyboard type on your computers
Change the maximum ports and scan settings
Save all changes to non-volatile memory
Exit from this menu
PRESS ENTER TO SAVE CONFIGURATION CHANGES
PRESS ESCAPE TO RETURN TO THE MAIN MENU
F1 for help
Figure 17. OSD Save menu
To save the configuration changes that have been made, select (highlight)
save from the main menu and press <Enter>. When you press <Enter>, a
message box will display as shown in Figure 17. Press <Enter> again to
save your changes or press the escape key to return to the main menu.
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Computer select window
The OSD option allows you to switch to the connected computers from a
list of computer names.
Select computer
Port Computer
1**computer 1
2 computer 2
3 computer 3
4 computer 4
5 computer 5
6 computer 6
7 computer 7
8 computer 8
Figure 18. OSD Computer select window
To access the computer select window, press and release the left <Ctrl>
key, then press the escape key. The computer select window shown in
Figure 18 will display.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select (highlight) the computer to switch to
and press <Enter>. The computer names as defined on the computer
name menu are displayed under the computer column. The asterisks
between the port and computer column indicates the currently selected
computer.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TroubleShooting
CPU does not boot, keyboard or mouse error received
§ Cable is loose, reseat cable and hit F1 to continue or reboot computer.
§ Wrong cable plugged in, keyboard and mouse cables reversed.
§ Cable is defective; try using a cable from another CPU. If the problem
goes away cable is defective.
§ Port on the Vista switch is defective; try using another port. If the
problem goes away port is defective.
§ Port on CPU is defective, try plugging in keyboard or mouse directly. If
the problem remains, the CPU port is defective. If the activity LED is
not lit when switched to computer, which is powered on, the fuse on
the computer’s motherboard may be blown.
Mouse driver does not load
§ If using a PS/2 type mouse, the CPU must be connected to the Vista or
mouse at boot-up time in order for mouse to be recognized by CPU.
Reboot the computer with the Vista powered on and cable attached.
§ If using a serial type mouse make sure the right COM port is being
used and the syntax of mouse driver is correct.
§ Incompatible or old mouse driver being used, update the driver.
§ Mouse translation is set incorrectly.
Can’t switch ports from keyboard.
§ You must press and release the left control key before you press the
key that specifies the port number. You must also use the numeric
keys above the alphabetic keys, not those on the numeric keypad.
Wrong or missing characters from those typed
§ The mode of the keyboard does not match that of the CPU. Issue the
mode command, usually 1 for IBM PS/1, 2 for most other PS/2 PCs,
and 3 for Unix computers. The default setting of the Vista is mode 2.
An incorrect mode can confuse the CPU or keyboard and require rebooting the CPU or resetting the keyboard by unplugging and
plugging it back in.
PS/2 mouse gets out of sync
§ Cabling was disturbed during mouse movement. Issue the null
command once or twice to re-sync the mouse. Update to the latest
mouse driver.
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Video fuzzy
§ Cable too long or wrong type. Use coax cable for high resolution.
Mouse does not move
§ The Vista is turned off after or not connected when CPU was booted or
the application using the mouse was run. Exit and re-enter application
or operating system using mouse or issue reset command.
§ PS/2 mouse was not connected when the Vista was powered up or the
mouse was disconnected and reconnected. Issue the reset command.
§ Mouse translation set incorrectly.
Video not synchronized or wrong color
§ The cable may be loose, reseat cable.
§ Wrong CPU cable used. If you have a 9515, 9517, 9518, XGA mono or
similar monitor you must use special cables or adapters.
§ Cable is defective; try using cable from another CPU if problem goes
away cable is defective.
§ Port on the Vista is defective; try using another port on the Vista. If
problem goes away port is defective.
Cannot remember the configuration or access password.
§ Call Rose Electronics Technical Support for instructions.
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SERVICE
Maintenance and repair
This unit does not contain any internal user-serviceable parts. In the event
a unit needs repair or maintenance, you must first obtain a Return
Authorization (RA) number from Rose Electronics or an authorized repair
center. This Return Authorization number must appear on the outside of
the shipping container. See Limited Warranty for more information.
When returning a Unit, it should be double-packed in the original container
or equivalent, insured and shipped to:
Rose Electronics
Attn: RA__________
10707 Stancliff Road
Houston, Texas 77099 USA
Technical support
If you are experiencing problems, or need assistance in setting up,
configuring or operating your switch, consult the appropriate sections of
this manual. If, however, you require additional information or assistance,
please contact the Rose Electronics Technical Support Department at:
Phone: (281) 933-7673
E-Mail: TechSupport@rose.com
Web: www.rose.com
Technical Support hours are from: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CST (USA),
Monday through Friday.
Please report any malfunctions in the operation of this unit or any
discrepancies in this manual to the Rose Electronics Technical Support
Department.
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SAFETY
Safety
This Vista switch has been tested for conformance to safety regulations
and requirements, and has been certified for international use. Like all
electronic equipment, the Vista switch should be used with care. To
protect yourself from possible injury and to minimize the risk of damage to
this Unit, read and follow these safety instructions.
§ Follow all instructions and warnings marked on this Unit.
§ Do not attempt to service this Unit yourself.
§ Do not use this Unit near water.
§ Assure that the placement of this Unit is on a stable surface or rack
mounted.
§ Provide proper ventilation and air circulation.
§ Keep the power cord and the connection cables clear of obstructions
that might cause damage to them.
§ Use only the power cords, power transformer and connection cables
designed for this Unit.
§ Use only a grounded (three-wire) electrical outlet.
§ Use only the power adapter designed for the Vista Switch.
§ Keep objects that might damage this Unit and liquids that may spill,
clear from this Unit. Liquids and foreign objects might come in contact
with voltage points that could create a risk of fire or electrical shock.
§ Operate this unit only when the cover is in place.
§ Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners to clean this Unit. Always unplug
this Unit from its electrical outlet before cleaning.
§ Unplug this Unit from the electrical outlet and refer servicing to a
qualified service center if any of the following conditions occur:
§ The power cord or connection cables is damaged or frayed.
§ The Unit has been exposed to any liquids.
§ The Unit does not operate normally when all operating instructions
have been followed.
§ The Unit has been dropped or the case has been damaged.
§ The Unit exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need
for service.
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Safety and EMC regulatory statements
Safety Information
Documentation reference symbol. If the product is
marked with this symbol, refer to the product
documentation to get
more information about the
product.
WARNING
A WARNING in the manual denotes a hazard that can
cause injury or death.
CAUTION
A CAUTION in the manual denotes a hazard that can
damage equipment.
Do not proceed beyond a WARNING or CAUTION notice until you have
understood the hazardous conditions and have taken appropriate steps.
Grounding
These are Safety Class I products and have protective earthing terminals.
There must be an un-interruptible safety earth ground from the main power
source to the product’s input wiring terminals, power cord, or supplied
power cord set. Whenever it is likely that the protection has been impaired,
disconnect the power cord until the ground has been restored.
Servicing
There are no user-serviceable parts inside these products. Only servicetrained personnel may perform any servicing, maintenance, or repair.
The user may adjust only items mentioned in this manual.
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Safety and EMC regulatory statements
Informations concernant la sécurité
Symbole de référence à la documentation. Si le produit est
marqué de ce symbole, reportez-vous à la documentation
du produit afin d’obtenir des informations plus détaillées.
WARNING
Dans la documentation, un WARNING indique un
danger susceptible
d’entraîner des dommages corporels ou la mort.
CAUTION
Un texte de mise en garde intitulé indique un
danger suscep-tible de causer des dommages à
‘équipement.
Ne continuez pas au-delà d’une rubrique WARNING ou CAUTION avant
d’avoir bien compris les conditions présentant un danger et pris les
mesures appropriées.
Cet appareil est un produit de classe I et possède une borne de mise à la
terre. La source d’alimentation principale doit être munie d’une prise de
terre de sécurité installée aux bornes du câblage d’entrée, sur le cordon
d’alimentation ou le cordon de raccordementfourni avec le produit.
Lorsque cette protection semble avoir été endommagée, débrancher le
cordon d’alimentation jusqu’à ce que la mise à la terre ait été réparée.
Aucune pièce contenue à l’intérieur de ce produit ne peut être réparée par
l’utilisateur.
Tout dépannage, réglage, entretien ou réparation devra être confié
exclusivement à unpersonnel qualifié.
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APPENDICES
Appendix A. Initial factory settings
Setting
Default Value
Foreground Color
White
Background Color
Blue
X-position
45
Y-position
90
Fadeout Time
20 seconds
Font
8 x 16 modern
Screen Saver
Fireflies
Screen Saver Time
10 minutes
Maximum Ports
8
Scan enable
Off
Scan Time Interval
5 seconds
Caps/Num lock/Scroll lock
On
PC keyboard Mode
2
Typematic Value
43
Rate=10.9 chars/sec
Delay = 500 millisec.)
Mouse translation
0 (PS/2 mouse output)
Press and hold computer select buttons 1 and 2 and press the reset button
to reset the Vista switch to the factory settings listed. All other settings
remain unchanged.
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Appendix B. Parts and cables
CPU Adapter Cables for Models with DB25 Connectors
Part Number
Description
CAB-WX0606Cnnn*
VGA–PS/2 keyboard/mouse to DB25M
CAB-WX0606C/ATnnn*
VGA–AT keyboard–Serial (9) mouse to
DB25M
CAB-CX0606Cnnn**
Coax VGA-PS/2 keyboard/mouse to
DB25M
CAB-CX0606C/ATnnn**
Coax VGA-AT keyboard–Serial (9) mouse
to DB25M
CPU Adapter Cables for Models with PC Connectors
CAB-WX66MMnnn**
VGA-PS/2 keyboard/mouse male to male
CAB-WX66MMnnn/AT**
VGA-AT keyboard/Serial mouse
CAB-WX66MFnnn**
VGA-PS/2 keyboard/mouse male to female
CAB-WX66MFnnn/AT**
VGA-AT keyboard/Serial mouse
CAB-CXV66MMnnn**
VGA-PS/2 keyboard/mouse male to male
CAB-CXV66MFnnn**
VGA-PS/2 keyboard/mouse male to female
ACC-6F5M
MiniDin-6 female to din-5 male adapter
ACC-KVM6F9F
MiniDin-6 female to DB9 female adapter
TFR-05D200FSUP-3.5
Supplemental 5 Volt DC power adapter
ACC-KBPWR
Adapter for keyboard port
Rackmount Kits
RM-UL19
Black anodized, for installation in 19"
racks.
RM-UL23
Black anodized, for installation in 23"
racks.
RM-UL24
Black anodized, for installation in 24"
racks.
*Available in standard lengths of 5, 10, and 20 feet
Replace nnn with desired length.
**Available in lengths of 5, 10, 20, 35, 50, 75, and 100 feet.
Replace nnn with desired length.
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Appendix C. General specifications
Size
13.2" W x 1.75" H x 4.5" D
Weight
3 lb.
Environment
0 to 55°C., 0% to 80% non-condensing
relative humidity
Input Power
Supplied by computers
CPU Connectors
KVL-4UA
KVL-8UA
KVL-4PCA
KVL-8PCA
Video Connector
HD15F VGA video
Keyboard Connector
MD6F
PS/2 Mouse Connector
MD6F
Chassis
Fully shielded, black painted steel with
polyester graphic overlay panel
Controls
Reset button
Computer select buttons:
4 port models - buttons 1-4
8 port models - buttons 1-8
Indicators
Activity LED
Power LEDs:
4 port models LEDs 1-4
8 port models LEDs 1-8
Computer select LEDs:
4 port models LEDs 1-4
8 port models LEDs 1-8
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DB25 Female
DB25 Female
HD15F/MD6F/MD6F
HD15F/MD6F/MD6F
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Appendix D. Rack mount instructions
The optional rack mount kit includes the following items:
§ Two black anodized mounting brackets.
§ Four 6 - 32 x 3/8” flat head mounting screws.
To rack mount your Vista switch, attach the two rack mounting brackets to
your unit with the short flange against the unit using the four screws
provided. Using hardware other than that provided could cause damage
to the electronics and/or result in loss of mounting integrity. Do not over
tighten the screws used to mount the unit to the mounting brackets.
Secure the mounting brackets to the rack using the appropriate size bolts,
nuts and lock washers.
The following general guidelines should be observed when installing your
unit into a rack.
1. The Vista swi tch is designed to work in an ambient temperature of 0ο C
to 55ο C (32ο F – 131ο F).
2. Do not block power supply vents or otherwise restrict airflow when
rack-mounting this unit.
3. Mechanical loading of the rack should be considered to prevent
instability.
4. Tighten all connectors securely and provide adequate strain relief for
all cables.
5. Provide a grounded power source to all units. Pay special attention to
overall branch circuit load ratings before connecting equipment to this
source. Overloaded circuits are potential fire hazards and can cause
equipment failures or poor performance.
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Appendix E. Rack mount illustration
Rack mount kits come with two (2) mounting brackets and four (4) screws
to attach the Vista KVL chassis to the mounting brackets.
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Appendix F. Typematic rate
Typematic Command
Press the left <Ctrl> key, type “A”, enter the typematic value (1-3 digit)
followed by <Enter>.
The typematic value is determined from the following tables using the
equation: Typematic Value = Rate value + Delay Value. Pick the desired
rate in keys/sec. and the delay in milliseconds from tables below. Add the
Rate Value and the Delay Value. The sum of these values is the typematic
value to enter.
For example to use a Rate of 16.0 keys/sec. and a 500 millisecond delay,
the Rate value = 7 and the Delay value = 32. Add 7 + 32 = 39. To set a
typematic value of 16, press the left <Ctrl> key, type “A”, enter 39, and
then press Enter.
Typematic Rate
Rate
Keys/sec
30.0
Rate
Value
0
Rate
keys/sec
15.0
Rate
Value
8
Rate
Keys/sec
7.5
Rate
Value
16
Rate
Keys/sec
3.7
26.7
1
24.0
2
21.8
20.0
Rate
Value
24
13.3
9
6.7
17
3.3
25
12.0
10
6.0
18
3.0
26
3
4
10.9
10.0
11
12
5.5
5.0
19
20
2.7
2.5
27
29
18.5
5
9.2
13
4.6
21
2.3
28
17.1
6
8.6
14
4.3
22
2.1
30
16.0
7
8.0
15
4.0
23
2.0
31
Delay*
Delay
Value
1000
96
Typematic Delay
Delay*
250
Delay
Value
0
Delay*
500
Delay
Value
32
Delay*
750
Delay
Value
64
* Delay in milliseconds
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INDEX
Index
Appearance ..................................................................................23, 24
Button........................................................................ 2, 3, 19, 27, 38, 40
Cables ..................................................................3, 9, 10, 11, 32, 33, 41
Colors................................................................................... 1, 2, 23, 24
CPU ..................................................................................... 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
DB25 .............................................................................1, 2, 4, 9, 39, 40
Factory Settings ................................................................................. 12
HD15...................................................................................... 1, 4, 9, 40
Keep Command ................................................................................. 18
KVM ...................................................................1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 21
L-series.......................................................................................1, 4, 20
Menu ............................................... 1, 2, 4, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
MiniDin-6 ........................................................................................9, 39
MiniDin-6F ....................................................................................4, 7, 8
Mode .................................................................................. 2, 16, 18, 32
Models..................................................................... 1, 2, 5, 9, 14, 20, 40
Mouse Type ............................................................................ 17, 18, 27
Null.................................................................................................... 17
OSD ...................................................................2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 14, 20, 21
Ports........................................................................ 2, 11, 16, 18, 29, 32
Power Adapter .................................................................2, 5, 10, 35, 39
Rackmount......................................................................................2, 12
Reset......................................................................... 2, 6, 16, 17, 19, 40
Save .................................................................................................. 30
Screen Savers.................................................................................2, 25
Security ............................................................................................. 25
Select Computer................................................................................... 2
Typematic .....................................................................................18, 38
Vista ....................................... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17
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Vista L-Series Installation and Operations Manual
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