KVM Over the NET
The new generation of KVM Over the NET™ switches allow local and remote
operators to monitor and access the entire enterprise data center over the Internet
using a web-based browser. In addition, they offer out-of-band access – including
external modem support – for BIOS-level troubleshooting when the network is down.
These switches have been designed with unique and powerful features for that
enable administrators to manage their entire server room and data center devices
easily and conveniently from just about anywhere in the world.
A special Message Board feature – which like an internet chat program – lets any
number of remotely logged in users exchange information and communicate with
each other or to cooperatively manage the installation. A Panel Array Mode- allows
real-time monitoring of up to 40 servers at once. Other features that contribute to
the switches’ powerful capabilities include: Mouse DynaSync™, Adapter ID, and
Virtual Media support.
The Virtual Media function lets you map USB storage media (including DVD/CD
drives), and image files to a remote server – allowing administrators to conduct file
transfers, install applications and OS patches, and perform diagnostics remotely with
With their dual on-board NICs and dual power supplies, these switches have been
built for 24/7 reliability to ensure the highest rate of availability for your server room
and data center services .The switch design also features Green IT solutions that
include four temperature sensors to regulate up to six fans – making sure they are
always running at optimum speed – throttling down and speeding up depending on
the room temperature, reducing data center IT operation costs through a more
efficient use of energy
Now, using ALTUSEN KVM Over the NET™ switches, IT administrators can manage
their server rooms and data centers from practically anywhere – minimizing travel
costs and MTTR (Mean Time to Repair) – and ensuring the highest availability of data
center services possible.
• 32 ports
• 1 local and 2 remote user
• 16 ports
• 1 local and 4 remote user
• 32 ports
• 1 local and 4 remote user
• 24 ports
• 1 local and 2 remote user
• Audio, virtual media, dual
power and fan speed
control support
• 40 ports
• 1 local and 2 remote user
• Audio, virtual media, dual
power and fan speed
control support
• 24 ports
• 1 local and 4 remote user
• Audio, virtual media, dual
power and fan speed
control support
• 40 ports
• 1 local and 4 remote user
• Audio, virtual media, dual
power and fan speed
control support
• High port density – RJ-45 connectors and Cat 5e/6
cable for up to 40 ports in a 1U housing
• Two or four separate buses for remote KVM over IP
• Two 10/100/1000 Mbps NICs for redundant LAN or
two IP operation
• Supports PS/2, USB, Sun Legacy (13W3) and serial
(RS-232) connectivity
• Local console provides PS/2 and USB keyboard and
mouse support
• Supports multiplatform server environments:
Windows, Mac, Sun, Linux and VT100 based serial
• Audio enabled
• Virtual Media Support
• Dual Power Supply
• High video resolution – up to 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz –
32 bit color depth for the local console; up to 1600 x
1200 @ 60Hz with 24 bit color depth for remote
sessions, at up to 50 m
• Monitor and control up to 16, 24, 32, or 40
computers on a single level, or control up to 640
computers in a two-level cascade *
* Cascade-compatible KVM Switches include the following:
CS9134, CS9138, CS88A, KH1508, and KH1516
• Up to 64 user accounts – up to 32 users
simultaneously share the control
• Fan speed varies according to temperature New!
• End session feature – administrators can terminate
running sessions
• Event logging and Windows-based Log Server support
• Critical system events sent by email and SNMP trap;
and Syslog support New!
• Firmware upgradeable
• Modem dial-in/dial back support
• Adapter ID
• Port Share Mode allows multiple users to gain access
to a server simultaneously
• Integration with ALTUSEN CC2000 Management
• Power Over the NET™ integration for remote power
Ease-to-Use Interface
• Local Console, browser-based, and AP GUIs offer a
unified multilanguage interface to minimize user
training time and increase productivity
• Multiplatform client support (Windows, Mac OS X,
Linux, Sun)
• Multibrowser support (IE, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari,
Opera, Netscape)
• Browser-based UI in pure Web technology allows
administrators to perform administrative tasks
without pre-installed Java software package
required New!
• User can launch multiple Virtual Remote Desktop
to control multiple connected servers from the
same login session New!
• Magic Panel
• Full-screen or sizable and scalable Virtual Remote
• Panel Array Mode
Advanced Security
• Remote authentication support: RADIUS, LDAP,
LDAPS, and MS Active Directory
• Advanced security features include password
protection and advanced encryption technologies
– 1024 bit RSA; 56 bit DES; 256 bit AES; and 128
bit SSL
• Flexible encryption design allows users to choose
any combination of 56-bit DES, 168-bit 3DES,
256-bit AES, 128-bit RC4, or Random for
independent KB/Mouse, video, and virtual media
data encryption New!
• Support for IP/MAC Filter
• Supports strong password protection
• Configurable user and group permissions for
server access and control
• Local and remote access logged and authenticated
• Private CA New!
Virtual Media
• Virtual media enables file applications, OS
patching, software installation and diagnostic
testing New!
• Works with USB enabled servers in operating
system and BIOS level
• Supports DVD/CD drives, USB mass storage
devices, PC hard drives and ISO images
Virtual Remote Desktop
• Video quality and video tolerance can be adjusted
to optimize data transfer speed; monochrome
color depth setting, threshold and noise settings
for compression of the data bandwidth in low
bandwidth situations
• Full screen video display or scalable video display
• Message Board for communication among remote
• Mouse DynaSync™
• Keyboard pass through support
• Exit Macros support New!
• On-screen keyboard with multilanguage support
• BIOS-level access
Dual IP/Dual Power
Dual IP/ Dual Power supply operation provides the backup redundancy, and
reliability. Should one of the IP or one of the power supplies become
unavailable, the other will take over in order to keep the system functioning
Magic Panel
A special hideaway control panel with configurable function icon enables you to
control and manage the servers more convenient.
A user-friendly, intuitive, GUI provides convenient, access, configuration and
Ease-to-use user interface operation. Local Console , browser-based and AP GUIs offer a unified
multilanguage interface to minimize user training time and increase productivity.
Virtual Remote Desktop
The remote desktop can appear full-screen or as a window with a flexible scaling
video display. Advanced features such as the Message Board, Mouse DynaSync™,
Virtual Media, and Keyboard Pass Through, create a Virtual Remote Desktop that
allows users to operate servers from remote locations just as if they were
actually at the local site.
Superior Video
With enhanced fps throughput for crisp responsive video display, the switches
offer resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz; vibrant 24-bit color depth for
rich remote session display at up to 50m
Configurable Network
Bandwidth settings
A Network setting is provided that allows you to streamline data throughput by
adjusting the size of the data stream (bandwidth) to match network traffic
conditions. Video performance can be adjusted so that data throughput is
optimized for the available network bandwidth. With high speed LAN access,
the network setting can be adjusted so that a greater amount of video
information is sent, resulting in a higher quality video display. In a limited
bandwidth situation, the network setting can be adjusted so that net lag is
Mouse DynaSync
Automatically synchronizes the local and remote mouse movements for perfect
alignment of mouse pointers, regardless of server mouse acceleration settings.
Panel Array Mode
Panel array mode permits simultaneous monitoring of the video output of the
installations’ servers. Operators can monitor the screen display of up to 40
servers for real-time server monitoring.
Message Board
To alleviate the problem of access conflicts arising from multiple logins, the
Message Board functions like an Internet chat program, allowing users who are
logged in to instantly communicate with each other.
With Intelligent Bus Assignment users are automatically assigned to one of four
Intelligent Bus Assignment buses as they log in. With Flexible Port Switching, up to 32 users can be flexibly
– Flexible Port Switching
distributed over 4 separate bus sessions and multiple users are allowed to share
access to one server for maximizing system efficiency.
Adapter ID
The Adapter ID Function stores port information such as the Adapter ID, OS,
keyboard language, adapter name, operation modes, and etc. This enables
administrators to relocate the servers to different ports, without having to
re-configure the adapters and the switches
Virtual Media
Virtual Media support lets you map DVD/CD-ROMs and other storage
media to a remote server. This function allows you to conduct file
transfers, application and OS patches, and diagnostics remotely.
Green IT– Variable Fan
The switches have support for four temperature sensors that can control
up to six fans. The sensors regulate the fans to run at optimum speed,
using energy more efficiently and prolonging the life of both the fans and
the switch.
Product Specifications
Front View
Rear View
KN series
(L x W x H)
43.36 x 41.35 x 4.40 cm
5.59 kg
5.52 kg
5.63 kg
32 KVM ports,
1 Local and 2 Remote
User Access
16 KVM ports,
1 Local and 4 Remote
User Access
32 KVM ports,
1 Local and 4 Remote
User Access
24 KVM ports,
1 Local and 2 Remote
User Access
40 KVM ports,
1 Local and 2 Remote
User Access
24 KVM ports,
1 Local and 4 Remote
User Access
40 KVM ports,
1 Local and 4 Remote
User Access
43.36 x 41.35 x 4.40 cm
43.36 x 41.35 x 4.40 cm
43.36 x 41.35 x 4.40 cm
5.99 kg
43.36 x 41.35 x 4.40 cm
6.08 kg
43.36 x 41.35 x 4.40 cm
6.04 kg
43.36 x 41.35 x 4.40 cm
6.12 kg
Power Consumption
Single Power: 115V/36.4W; 230V/37.2W
Dual Power
115V/41.8W; 230V/42.5W
Single Power 115V/36.8W; 230V/37.7W
Dual Power
115V/42.2W; 230V/43W
Single Power 115V/43.7W; 230V/44.6W
Dual Power
115V/49.1W; 230V/50W
Single Power 115V/49W; 230V/50W
Dual Power
115V/54W; 230V/56W
General Specifications
Port Selection
On Line
10/100/1000 Mbps
Operating Temp.
Storage Temp.
Form Factor
Network Protocol
2 x RJ-45 Female (Black)
1 x RJ-45 Female (Black)
3 x USB Type A Female (White)
1 x RJ-45 Female (Black)
1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
2 x Rocker Switch
2 x Pushbutton
16/24/32/40 (Green)
16/24/32/40 (Red)
1 (Blue)
2 (Red / Red + Green / Green)
0–80% RH, Non-condensing
19” / 1U
10Base-T, 100Base-T, 1000Base-T, Auto-Sense, TCP, IP,
KVM Adapter Cables
The following KVM Adapter cables are required for use with the KVM Over the NET Switches:
PS/2 KVM Adapter
USB KVM Adapter
Sun Legacy KVM
Adapter Cable
Serial KVM Adapter
Serial KVM Adapter
USB Virtual Media KVM
Adapter Cable
USB Virtual Media KVM
Adapter Cable with Audio
For all USB systems
Sun Legacy
Connect to systems
with USB 2.0 ports
Connect to systems
with USB 2.0 ports+Audio
6-pin Mini-DIN Male
6-pin Mini-DIN Male
USB Type A Male
13W3 Male
HDB-15 Male
DIN 8 pin Male
RS-232 DB-9 Female
RS-232 DB-9 Female
USB Type A Male
USB Type A Male
HDB-15 Male
HDB-15 Male
2 Audio plugs
HDB-15 Male
* Available with KN2124v / KN2140v / KN4124v / KN4140v.
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