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Table of Contents
Introduction................................................................................4
Specific Channel Selection.........................................21
Package Contents.......................................................................4
Arrow Key Channel Shift Function...........................22
Specifications..............................................................................5
<ALT> Channel Shift Function..................................22
Channel Select - Cascade Chain Layer.................................23
System Requirements................................................................6
Enable / Disable Buzzer Sound...............................................24
Features........................................................................................7
Auto-Scan Function....................................................................24
Installation...................................................................................9
Front View........................................................................................ 9
Rear View........................................................................................10
Single Stage Installation ..................................................11
Precautions......................................................................11
Enter the Auto-scan mode.........................................25
Exit the Auto-scan mode.............................................25
Auto-scan Mode Options............................................26
Auto-scan Time Interval..............................................26
Console Lock Function..............................................................27
Console Connection.....................................................12
OSD Operation......................................................................... 28
System Connections.....................................................13
OSD Main Menu...........................................................................28
Cascade Chaining........................................................................16
Channel Selection in OSD........................................................31
Rack Mounting.............................................................................18
Setup in OSD: <F1>....................................................................32
Operation.................................................................................. 19
Hot Key Operation................................................................... 20
Call OSD Menu..............................................................................20
Leading Hotkey Select...............................................................20
Channel Select - Single KVM...................................................21
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Auto-Scan in OSD: <F2>...........................................................35
Console Lock in OSD: <F3>......................................................36
Channel Rename: <F4>.............................................................37
Security Setup: <F5>..................................................................38
Lock Port: <F6>............................................................................41
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Sun Keyboard Emulation....................................................... 42
Firmware Upgrade Procedures............................................. 43
Troubleshooting...................................................................... 48
Contacting Technical Support............................................... 49
Warranty.................................................................................... 50
Registration.............................................................................. 55
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Section 1 - Product Overview
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the D-Link Combo KVM Switch. The D-Link 8/16 Port PS2/USB combo KVM switch is a high-end
remote management solution which allows you to control up to 4096 PCs from a single console.
Package Contents
• 8-Port or 16-Port PS2/USB Combo KVM Switch
• Power Adapter
• CD-ROM with Manual and Software
• Quick Installation Guide
• Rack Mount Bracket Kit Set
• 4-in-1 PS2/USB Combo KVM cable
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Specifications
Number of Computers Controlled
8 or 16
Selection Method
Switch Button, Hot-Key (PS/2 Keyboard)
and On-Screen-Display (OSD)
LEDs
Red for PC Selected
Green for PC On-Line/ Ready
PC Connectors 8 / 16 x HDB-15 female, Supports both PS/2 and USB
interfaces
Keyboard
1 x 6 pin mini-DIN female
Mouse
1 x 6 pin mini-DIN female
Video
1 x HDB-15 female
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Mini USB
Auto-Scan Interval
5 to 90 seconds
Video Resolution
Max. Resolution up to 2048 x1536@65Hz
Hot Swappable
Yes
System Requirements
Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003/2007/ Vista, Mac OS9/
OSX, Linux, and Sun Microsystems
Power
5V, 2A
Dimensions (L X W X H)
17.3 x 6.1 x 1.5 inch (44 x 15.7 x 4.5 cm)
Weight
1750g / 1900 g
Housing material
Metal
Operating Temperature
32~122°F (0~50°C)
Humidity
0%~80% Relative Humidity
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System Requirements
For best results, the following System Requirements are recommended:
• Console
1. High-Resolution monitor (VGA,SVGA, etc.)
2. PS/2 Keyboard
3. PS/2 Mouse
• Computer or Server
The following equipment must be equiped with each computer or server:
1. VGA, SVGA, Multisync Graphics Card
2. Type A USB port or PS/2 6 pin mini- DIN for Keyboard and Mouse
• Cables
The KVM Switch uses 4-in-1 PS2/USB combo cables. To purchase the custom cable sets, please contact your
reseller.
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Features
The KVM-440/450 is designed for easy installation and features on-screen display providing clear and easy navigation:
• Connect your console keyboard/mouse via PS/2.
• Connect computers via PS/2 and/or USB.
• Supports Windows, Linux, Mac OS9/OSX, and Sun Microsystems Operating Systems.
• On-Screen-Display (OSD) & Cascade Chain functions.
• Intuitive on-screen menus for quick and efficient navigation.
• Three level password access: Administrator, User and Viewer.
• Supports daisy chaining with up to 3 cascade levels. Cascaded units do not require a special configuration.
• Emulates a PS/2 or USB keyboard on each PC allowing them to boot normally without a keyboard error.
• Supports hot-plugging: All computers connected to the KVM switch can be added or removed at any time
without shutting down the KVM switch.
• Supports 3 switching methods:
- Front Panel Button
- Hot-Keys on a PS/2 keyboard
- OSD Menu (On Screen Display)
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• Supports Auto-Scan function to switch video inputs automatically among the multiple computers sequentially at
preset intervals via OSD menu.
• Supports front panel LED display for PC and/or server status indication
• Supports monitor resolutions up to 2048 x 1536
• Audible feedback when switching
• Fully compliant with USB 1.1/ 2.0 specifications
• Rack mountable in 19” system rack (1U)
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Installation
Front View
A
B
D
C
Figure 1- KVM-440 Front Panel
A
B
C
D
Figure 2 - KVM-450 Front Panel
Item
A
Feature
Status LEDs
B
C
Switch Button
Reset Switch
D
Power LED
Description
Selected (Red):
A Red LED indicates that the corresponding PC is selected.
Online (Green):
A Green LED indicates that the corresponding PC is online.
Press the button corresponding to the computer you would like to control via console.
Press the Reset switch when you would like to reset the device. The reset switch must be depressed using a
thin object like the end of a paper clip, or a ball point pen.
Indicates that the device is powered on.
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Rear View
A
C
B
D
Figure 3 - KVM-440 Rear Panel
A
B
C
D
Figure 4 - KVM-450 Rear Panel
Item
A
Feature
PS/2 Mouse Console Port
Description
Connects to the PS/2 mouse
B
PS/2 Keyboard Console
Port
VGA Monitor Console
Port
Computer Connectors
Connects to the PS/2 keyboard
C
D
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Connects to the computers with the 4-in-1 KVM combo cables
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Single Stage Installation
Precautions
• Please turn off computers and attached devices before installing the KVM Switch.
• For computers with Keyboard Power On function, please unplug the power cords in advance. Otherwise, the switch may not
work properly.
• Some older computers may require you to enable USB in BIOS to make the USB interface work.
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5V 2A
CONSOLE
UPGRADES
Console Connection
Figure 3
Plug the keyboard, mouse, and monitor into the console ports on the rear panel of the KVM Switch. (Figure 5)
CONSOLE
5V 2A
UPGRADES
CONSOLE
5V 2A
UPGRADES
Figure 5 - Console Connection
CONSOLE
5V 2A
UPGRADES
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System Connections
S
Scroll
Use the 4-in1 KVM combo cable to connect your computers. Refer to the figures and instructions shown below for information
about connecting the KVM to PCs.
Note: Please contact your reseller to purchase additional 4-in-1 KVM combo cables.
Figure 6 - 4-in-1 KVM combo cable
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You can connect the KVM switch to computers using one of the three methods shown below:
A.. Connect USB, PS/2 Keyboard, PS/2 Mouse and VGA connectors to your computer. We recommend that users connect
computers in the manner shown below. (Figure 7)
Figure 7 - USB, PS/2 and VGA Setup
B. Connect only PS/2 Keyboard, PS/2 Mouse and VGA connectors to your computer. (Figure 8)
Figure 8 - PS/2 and VGA Setup
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C. Connect only USB and VGA connectors to your computer (Figure 9).
Figure 9 - USB and VGA Setup
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Cascade Chaining
The KVM switch supports cascades of up to 3 levels. Control up to 64/256/4096 PCs from a single console. Cascaded units do not
require any special configuration Once connected, the KVM Switches will automatically configure themselves appropriately
as the Master or Slave.
To install a cascade chain, please follow the instruction below.
A. Power off any attached computers/devices before installing the KVM Switch.
B.Use the 4-in-1 KVM combo cable (See Figure 6) to connect one or more Slave KVM Switches to any PC port on the Master
KVM Switch. The KVM to KVM must be connected through a PS/2 connection. (Please refer to Figure 7 & Figure 8).
C.Plug in the power adapter for the first level Master KVM Switch and connect the Master KVM switch to computers.
D. Plug in the power adapter for each level Slave KVM Switch and connect the Slave KVM switch to computers.
E.The power on sequence should be:
1.Master KVM Switch.
2.Second level Slave KVM Switch (connected to Master KVM Switch) if needed.
3.Third level Slave KVM Switch (connected to second level Slave KVM Switch) if needed.
4.All computers connected to Master/Slave KVM Switch.
Initial Plug-in Process:
Please plug in the Master KVM Switch first before turning on any other devices like monitor or computers.
Hot plugging and hot swapping:
The KVM switch supports hot plugging and hot swapping.
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S
Scroll
CONSOLE
5V 2A
UPGRADES
5V 2A
CONSOLE
UPGRADES
CONSOLE
5V 2A
UPGRADES
Figure 10 - Cascade Chaining
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Rack Mounting
Figure 11 shows you how to attach the mounting
brackets to the KVM Switch unit for a standard 19-inch
rack cabinet.
1. Attach the mounting brackets onto the sides of the
KVM Switch unit using screws. (Figure 11)
2. Install the KVM Switch unit into the rack cabinet.
Figure 11 - Rack Mounting
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Operation
You can select a computer to control with the KVM switch front panel buttons, hotkeys, or OSD.
1. Button Operation
Press the front panel button to select the PC and operate it.
2. Hotkey Operation
Please refer to the Hot Key Operation section.
3. OSD Operation
Please refer to the OSD Operation.
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Hot Key Operation
Call OSD Menu
Press <Scroll Lock> twice and press <Enter>, the OSD “Main Menu” will be displayed on the monitor screen. All of the KVM
parameters can be setup in OSD mode. You can also execute some KVM functions in OSD.
<Scroll Lock><Scroll Lock><Enter>.
Leading Hotkey Select
The two-step hotkey sequence is used for quick function execution. The leading key is <Scroll Lock> by default. However, you
may change the leading hotkey if you want.
By pressing <CTRL> twice, <New Hotkey>, then pressing <Enter>, you can change the leading hotkey.
The available leading hotkeys are <Scroll Lock>, <Num Lock> or <Caps Lock> for option.
Set leading hotkey to <Scroll Lock>
<CTRL ><CTRL> <Scroll Lock> <Enter>
Set leading hotkey to <Num Lock>
<CTRL> <CTRL><Num Lock><Enter>
Set leading hotkey to <Caps Lock>
<CTRL><CTRL><Caps Lock ><Enter>
Note: You can also change the leading hotkey by pressing <F1> from the OSD main menu. Please refer to the Setup in OSD – Hotkey
section.
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Channel Select - Single KVM
Specific Channel Selection
You can select the connected computers using the two-step Hotkey sequence. Press the <Scroll Lock> key twice (Step 1), then
press the number key (1 to 16) and press <Enter> (step 2) to select the computer you want to control.
Note: You can also select the computers using the OSD menu. Move the indicator bar to the channel using the <arrow key>, <Page
Up> or <Page Down>, then press <Enter> to select the connected computer. Please refer to the section: Channel Selection in OSD.
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1
2
Scroll
Figure 12 - Specific Channel Selection Hotkey
<Scroll Lock> <Scroll Lock> <1> <Enter> or
<Scroll Lock> <Scroll Lock> <2> <Enter> or
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Arrow Key Channel Shift Function
Press <Scroll Lock> twice, and press the <Left Arrow> or <Right Arrow> key to shift the channel to the left or right by one
channel.
Switch one channel to the left
<Scroll Lock> <Scroll Lock>
<Left Arrow>
Switch one channel to the right
<Scroll Lock> <Scroll Lock> <Right Arrow>
<ALT> Channel Shift Function
1. Start <ALT> Channel shift Function
<ALT> channel shift function is off by default. You can press the Hot-Key <Scroll Lock> twice, <ALT> and then press <Enter>
to turn this function on or off.
2. Switch channels using the <ALT> key
Press the left or right <ALT> key twice, the PC channel will be shifted to the left or right by one channel when the <ALT>
channel shift function is enabled.
Enable/Disable <ALT> channel shift function
<Scroll Lock> <Scroll Lock> <ALT> <Enter>
Switch one channel to the left
<Left ALT> <Left ALT>
Switch one channel to the right
<Right ALT> <Right ALT>
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Channel Select - Cascade Chain Layer
You can select the active channel directly under a cascade chain connection. The following hotkey sequence is used for quick
channel selection. Press <Scroll Lock> twice, <D>, the cascade channel number (1, 2, 3……16), and Press <Enter>.
Select the first layer channel
<Scroll Lock> <Scroll Lock> <D> Select the second layer channel
<Scroll Lock > <Scroll Lock> <D> <D> <1-16> <1-16>
<1-16 > <Enter>
<Enter>
Select the third layer channel
<Scroll Lock<Scroll Lock> <D> <D>
<D> <1-16>
<1-16>
<1-16> <Enter>
Note: With cascading 3 layers, you can select the last layer directly.
Example: Press <Scroll Lock> twice, then D2D5D7, and <Enter>:
D2: layer 1 - channel 2 links to
D5: layer 2 - channel 5 links to
D7: layer 3 - channel 7 selected
Note: You can also select the active channel under cascade chaining in OSD menu. Move the indicator bar to the channel using the
<arrow key>, <Page Up> or <Page Down>, and then press <Enter> to switch to the target port. Please refer to the Channel Select
to cascade port section.
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2
Enable / Disable Buzzer Sound
Scroll
Press <Scroll Lock> twice, then <B> and <Enter>. The buzzer sound will be disabled / enabled. The buzzer sound default
setting is ON.
<Scroll Lock ><Scroll Lock><B ><Enter> (Figure 13)
Note: You can also enable/disable buzzer sound by pressing <F1> from the OSD main menu. Please refer to the Setup in OSD - Sound
section.
B
Scroll
Figure 13 - Buzzer Setup Hotkey
Auto-Scan Function
S
Enable the Auto-Scan function by pressing <Scroll Lock> twice, then
Scroll <S> and <Enter>. The KVM Switch will automatically
scan the connected computers sequentially at present intervals.
The mouse and keyboard will be disabled under this mode. This is necessary to prevent errors such as erratic movement and
incorrectly displayed characters from accidentally touching the mouse or keyboard.
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Enter the Auto-scan mode
<Scroll Lock> (Figure 14)
<Scroll Lock> <S> <Enter>. The auto-scan banner will be shown to indicate the scanning channel.
S
Scroll
Figure 14 - Auto-Scan Hotkey
Channel Name
Channel Number
Indicates Scan Mode
Figure 15 - Auto-Scan Banner
Exit the Auto-scan mode
Press any key on keyboard to STOP the auto-scan function. Alternatively you may stop the auto-scan function by pressing the
button on the front panel of the KVM Switch.
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Auto-scan Mode Options
There are two auto-scan modes, please refer to the Setup in OSD – Scan Mode section to set up the auto-scan mode.
• Scan all computers.
• Scan any computers which are marked for auto-scan.
Auto-scan Time Interval
The auto-scan time interval can be adjusted by pressing <F1> from the OSD main menu. Please refer to the Setup in OSD – Scan
Time section.
Note: You can also enter or exit the auto-scan mode by pressing <F2> from the OSD main menu. Please refer to the Auto-Scan in OSD
section.
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Console Lock Function
If the security mode is enabled in OSD mode (by pressing <F5> in OSD mode), you can lock the console by pressing <Scroll
Lock> twice, and then <H> and <Enter>.
The KVM switch will be locked until an authorized user logs in.
<Scroll Lock> <Scroll Lock> <H> <Enter>
To unlock the console, please press any key according to the screen message, then key in the User Name and Password. The
KVM switch and console devices will be unlocked and returned to the normal status.
Note: You can also execute the console lock function by pressing <F3> from the OSD main menu. Please refer to the Console Lock
in OSD section.
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OSD Operation
OSD Main Menu
Press <Scroll Lock> twice and <Enter>, you will enter the OSD (On Screen Display) main menu. The channel number, names
and the status will be displayed on the monitor screen.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Figure 16: OSD Main Menu
1. KVM Switch layer Number
1st, 2nd or 3rd. indicates the current cascade level.
2. Channel Name
The channel name can be defined using the <F4> key. Channel names help to remind users which computer is connected
to a particular channel.
The selected channel is highlighted in pink.
A plus mark (+) showing on the left side of the channel name indicates that the port is cascaded.
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3. Logged-in User Name
The system has one administrator and 3 user accounts for security management. The name of the current logged-in user is
displayed here.
4. KVM buzzer status
Buzzer sound on
Buzzer sound off
5. Channel LOCK Indicator (Status STA)
L: Indicates that this channel is locked.
BLANK: Indicates that this channel is not locked.
Computer power on indicator (Status STA), OSD menu will update the flag automatically if the computer
status changes.
A: Indicates that this computer is powered on and selectable.
BLANK: Indicates that this computer is not connected or powered on.
Channel scan indicator (Status STA)
S: This channel is marked for auto-scan.
BLANK: Indicates that this computer is not marked for auto-scan.
6. Current Active Channel Number
This indicates the current active channel number. The channel of the currently selected computer is displayed in the upperright corner. If the active channel is in 2nd or 3rd cascade layer, the display string will be displayed in the format: XX-YY-ZZ.
For example, 02-05-07 means the active channel is layer 1 - channel 2 to layer 2 - channel 5, and layer 3 - channel 7 is selected
as the active channel.
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7. Current Parent Channel Number
This indicates the parent channel of the cascade layer. The number at the upper-left corner below the KVM switch layer number
shows the linked channel number of the upper layer (i.e. 8 indicates a link from channel 8 of the upper KVM switch). It will only
be shown under the 2nd and 3rd cascade layer.
8. Page Up / Down Indicator
When using a 16-port KVM Switch, the information about channels 1 ~ 8 is displayed on the first page, and information for
channels 9 ~ 16 is displayed on the second page. Since the channel information is divided onto two pages, the page down /
up indicator is to remind you to switch to the first and second page using the <page down> or <page up> key.
9. Function Control Menu
F1: Set Up: Basic set up menu
F2: Scan: Autoscan function
F3: Lock: Console lock function only available when F5 Security is enabled
F4: Rename: Rename the channel name
F5: Security: Security function and user authority settings
F6: Lock Port: PC port lock function (for administrator only)
Note: Please refer to page 32 to 41 for detailed information of the control functions.
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Channel Selection in OSD
Channel Select to Computer
Use the <UP> and <DOWN> arrow keys to move the highlighted bar to a computer and then press<ENTER> to select it and
exit the OSD menu. A banner with the channel name will be shown on the left-upper corner of the screen.
Channel Name
Channel Number
Figure 17 - Channel Banner (Single Layer)
Channel Select to Cascade Port
A plus mark (+) showing to the left side of the channel name indicates that the port is cascaded. Move the highlighted bar to
this channel and then press <Enter>. The screen will display a list of the computers connected to the slave KVM.
Channel Name
Channel Number
2nd Layer Channel Number
Figure 18 - Channel Banner (Cascade Layer)
1st Layer Channel Number
Return from Cascade Port
Pressing <R> will return to the upper layer OSD menu.
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Setup in OSD: <F1>
Press <F1> from the OSD main menu to enter the basic setup menu. Please use the <Up> or <Down> arrow keys to select
the item you want to change, and use the <Left> or <Right> arrow keys to change the settings. Press <ESC> to exit and save
your configuration.
Figure 19 - OSD Setup
Scan Mode
Select: Scan the selected channels marked with S in the STA column on the OSD main menu.
PC ON: Scan all PC channels which are powered on.
Scan Time
The default scan time is 5 seconds. Scan time can be adjusted from 5 seconds to 90 seconds at 5 second increments.
Banner Time
The default banner time is 5 seconds. It can be changed to 10 seconds, 15 seconds, or always on (∞).
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Position
Menu: Use four arrow keys to move the OSD main menu to the desired position. Press <ESC> to save the adjusted menu
position
Figure 20 - Menu Position Setup
Banner:
Use four arrow keys to move the channel banner to the desired position. Press <ESC> to save the adjusted banner position.
Figure 21 - Banner Position Setup
Hotkey
Scroll Lock: <Scroll Lock> becomes the leading hotkey.
Num Lock: <Num Lock> becomes the leading hotkey.
Cap Lock: <Cap Lock> becomes the leading hotkey.
Note: You can also change the leading hotkey via hotkey using <CTRL>
OSD mode. Please refer to the Leading Hotkey Select Section.
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<New Hotkey>
<Enter> outside the
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Sound
ON: Buzzer sound is enabled.
OFF: Buzzer sound is disabled.
Note: You can also enable/disable buzzer sound via hotkey using <Scroll Lock>
OSD mode. Please refer to the Buzzer sound Disable / Enable section.
<Scroll Lock>
<B>
<Enter> outside the
Language
English (En) / Deutsch (De) / Francais (Fr), 3 languages are available.
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Auto-Scan in OSD: <F2>
Enter the Auto-scan mode in OSD
Press <F2> from the OSD main menu. The auto-scan banner will be shown to indicate the scanning channel.
Channel Name
Channel Number
Figure 22 - Auto Scan Banner
Note: You can also enter the auto-scan mode via hotkey using <Scroll Lock>
OSD mode. Please refer to the Enter the Auto-Scan Mode section.
Indicates Scan Mode
<Scroll Lock>
<S>
<Enter> outside the
Exit the Auto-scan Mode
Press any key on keyboard to STOP the auto-scan function. The auto-scan banner will disappear when the scan stops.
Auto-scan Mode
There are two auto-scan modes, please refer to the Setup in OSD – Scan Mode section to set up the auto-scan mode.
1. Scan all computers which are power on.
2. Scan all computers which are marked for auto-scan.
Auto-scan Time Interval
The auto-scan time interval can be adjusted by pressing <F1> from the OSD main menu. Please refer to Setup in OSD – Scan
Time.
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Console Lock in OSD: <F3>
If the security mode is enabled in OSD mode (by pressing <F5> in OSD mode. You can lock the console by pressing <F3>
from the OSD main menu. The Console Lock Banner will be shown on the screen.
Figure 23 - Console Lock Banner
The KVM switch will be locked until an authorized user logs in.
Figure 24 - Unlock Window
Note: You can also lock the console via hotkey using <Scroll Lock>
refer to the Console Lock section.
<Scroll Lock>
<H>
<Enter> outside the OSD. Please
Note: If you forget the password, the only way to disable the security function is to key in a universal password to unlock the KVM
switch. You need to key in this password to unlock the KVM switch, and then you can re-initialize the system. Please contact your
agency/distributor to obtain the universal password.
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Channel Rename: <F4>
Select the channel to rename using the up/down arrow key and press <F4> from the OSD main menu. The channel rename
window will be shown on the screen. Then you can rename the channel and press <ENTER> to save the new channel name
or <ESC> to cancel.
Figure 25 - Channel Rename Window
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Security Setup: <F5>
Security mode login
Press <F5> from the OSD main menu to enter the security setup mode. The administrator login is required to enter the security
mode.
Figure 26 - Security mode login window
The default administrator account is:
User Name: admin
Password: 123456
After logging in, the security setup main window will be shown on the screen. Please select the security item via the <up
arrow> and the <down arrow> key, and press the <left arrow> or the <right arrow> key to change the settings.
Figure 27 - Security Setup Main Window
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Security Mode
To change the security mode setting, please move the highlighted bar to Security Mode, and press the <left arrow> or <right
arrow> key to change it. The <F3> Console Lock, <F6> Port Lock and user authority functions cannot be executed without
the enabled security mode.
Change Administrator Password
To change the administrator password, move the highlighted bar to Admin/password, and press the <left arrow> or <right
arrow> key. The administrator password setup window will be shown on the screen. Input the new password twice and press
<ENTER> to confirm, or press <ESC> to exit.
Figure 28 - Administrator Password Setup Window
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Authorized User Setup
Up to 3 authorized users can manage the KVM switch. To
change the user name and password, please move the
highlighted bar to the user that you want to edit.
Press the <left arrow> or <right arrow> key. The user
name and password setup window will be displayed on
the screen.
Please type in the new user name and password twice, then
press <ENTER> to confirm or <ESC> to cancel.
Figure 29 - User Name and Password Setup Window
User Authority Setup
You can set up the authority level for each user. To set up
access rights on each channel for each user, please move
the highlighted bar to the channel, and press <A>, then
<1>, <2> or <3>.
You are not required to setup the access right for the
administrator since the administrator has full access on all
channels.
Figure 30 - User authority setup window
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Lock Port: <F6>
Lock the Port
Only the administrator can lock the port. Please move the highlighted bar to the channel that you wish to lock, and press <F6>
to lock it. The locked port will have a red L in the STA column.
Figure 31 - Lock the port from the OSD main window
Channel Selection of the Locked Port
If anyone selects the locked port either by the front panel button or the hotkey, the system will enter into OSD mode automatically
and will need an administrator to unlock the port.
Unlock the Port
The Port will be unlocked automatically when an administrator logs in. After the administrator logs in, the red L in the STA
column will disappear.
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Section 3 - Operation
Sun Keyboard Emulation
The PS/2 keyboard can emulate the functions of the sun keyboard. The emulation mappings are listed in the table below:
To activate the SUN keyboard emulation on the PS/2
keyboard, you must press the <LEFT Window> key first
(this key is usually located between the <LEFT CTRL>
and <LEFT ALT>). Then, press the second key (Sun
Microsystems Function Key). Please do not release the
<LEFT Window> when you press the second key.
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Function Key
PS/2 Keyboard
Stop
L_Win & L_Alt
Props
L_Win & L_Ctrl
Compose
L_Win & L_Shift
Front
L_Win & F1
Open
L_Win & F2
Find
L_Win & F3
Again
L_Win & F4
Undo
L_Win & F5
Copy
L_Win & F6
Paste
L_Win & F7
Cut
L_Win & F8
Help
L_Win & F11
Power
L_Win & F12
Mute
L_Win & 1
Volume Down
L_Win & 2
Volume Up
L_Win & 3
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Section 5 - Firmware Upgrade
Firmware Upgrade Procedures
5V 2A
CONSOLE
UPGRADES
The KVM switch provides the firmware upgrade for the following functions:
• USB console: Update for USB console keyboard/mouse compatibility.
The firmware filename for USB console is like Dlink_KVM_Vxxx_bx.USB.
• PS/2 console: Update for PS/2 console keyboard/mouse compatibility.
The firmware filename for PS/2 console is like Dlink_KVM_Vxxx_bx.PS2.
• OSD: Update for on-screen-display functions.
The firmware filename for OSD is like Dlink_KVM_Vxxx_bx.OSD.
CONSOLE
To update the firmware, please follow the instructions below:
5V 2A
UPGRADES
1. Disconnects all the KVM cables between the switch and the computers.
2. Disconnects the keyboard and mouse plugged on the KVM Switch.
3. Disconnects the VGA cable between the KVM switch and the monitor.
4. Connect the DC 5V adapter to your power outlet and the KVM switch.
CONSOLE
5V 2A
UPGRADES
Figure 32
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5V 2A
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5. Insert the CD-ROM into your CD Drive. Click on Install Utility from the autorun menu. The Firmware update utility window
will appear on the screen.
CONSOLE
5V 2A
UPGRADES
CONSOLE
5V 2A
UPGRADES
Figure 33
6. Use the mini-USB cable to connect the firmware upgrade port of the KVM switch and the USB port of your computer.
CONSOLE
5V 2A
UPGRADES
Figure 34
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7. The utility will scan the KVM programmer automatically.
Figure 35
8. Select USB console, PS/2 console or OSD for the firmware upgrade. Then, click the file browsing button to select the
firmware file to update.
Figure 36
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9. Select the firmware file to update.
Figure 37
10. Click the “Program” button to start firmware programming.
Figure 38
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11. A status bar is shown below the status window to indicate the update progress
Figure 39
12. The firmware is updated successfully.
Figure 40
13. Unplug the power adapter for a moment, and plug it back in to restart the device.
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Appendix A - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Keyboard and/or Mouse
do not work properly
Cascade chaining
does not work
Possible Cause
• Keyboard and/or Mouse need to
be reset.
• Unplug the cables from the console port(s), and then plug them
back in.
• Failed connection to the
computer.
• Check the cable connection between the switch and the computers
and make sure they are connected properly.
• KVM Switch needs to be reset.
• Power off all connected devices and then power them up again.
• Incorrect configuration or
improper installation procedure
• Make sure the console port of the Slave KVM Switch is connected
to the Master’s PC port. Don’t power on the slave KVM Switch before
connecting it to the Master. Please refer to the Cascade Chaining
Section.
• Failed Cascade Chaining connection.
• Make sure the cable between the Master KMV switch and the slave
KVM switch is connected correctly.
• Improper Installation procedure
• Make sure the console port of the Slave KVM Switch is connected
to the Master’s PC port. Don’t power on the slave KVM Switch before
connecting it to the Master. Please refer to the Cascade Chaining
Section.
Double OSD images under
cascade chaining
OSD menu is not displayed
in the correct position
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• The OSD menu has fixed resolution
• Use <F1>: Set/Position to move OSD menu and banner to the
and its size varies due to the changes
proper position.
of computer VGA resolution.
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Appendix B - Contacting Technical Support
Contacting Technical Support
D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty
period on this product. U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site or by phone.
Before you contact technical support, please have the following ready:
• Model number of the product (e.g. KVM-440/450)
• Hardware Revision (located on the label on the bottom of the switch (e.g. rev A1))
• Serial Number (s/n number located on the label on the bottom of the switch).
You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website as well as frequently asked questions and
answers to technical issues.
For customers within the United States:
Phone Support:
(877) 354-6555
Internet Support:
http://support.dlink.com
For customers within Canada:
Phone Support:
(800) 354-6560
Internet Support:
http://support.dlink.ca
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Appendix C - Warranty
Warranty
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, D-Link Systems, Inc. (“D-Link”) provides this Limited Warranty:
• Only to the person or entity that originally purchased the product from D-Link or its authorized reseller or distributor, and
• Only for products purchased and delivered within the fifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Possessions
or Protectorates, U.S. Military Installations, or addresses with an APO or FPO.
Limited Warranty:
D-Link warrants that the hardware portion of the D-Link product described below (“Hardware”) will be free from material defects in workmanship
and materials under normal use from the date of original retail purchase of the product, for the period set forth below (“Warranty Period”), except
as otherwise stated herein.
• Hardware (excluding power supplies): One (1) year
• Free Technical Support - Basic Installation: Ninety (90) days
The customer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will be, at
D-Link’s option, to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund the actual
purchase price paid. Any repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement hardware
need not be new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any
reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware.
Repaired or replacement hardware will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer,
and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines that it is not practical
to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the actual price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link
upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware. All Hardware or part thereof that is replaced by D-Link, or for which the purchase price is refunded,
shall become the property of D-Link upon replacement or refund.
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Limited Software Warranty:
D-Link warrants that the software portion of the product (“Software”) will substantially conform to D-Link’s then current functional specifications
for the Software, as set forth in the applicable documentation, from the date of original retail purchase of the Software for a period of ninety (90)
days (“Software Warranty Period”), provided that the Software is properly installed on approved hardware and operated as contemplated in its
documentation. D-Link further warrants that, during the Software Warranty Period, the magnetic media on which D-Link delivers the Software
will be free of physical defects. The customer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited
Warranty will be, at D-Link’s option, to replace the non-conforming Software (or defective media) with software that substantially conforms to
D-Link’s functional specifications for the Software or to refund the portion of the actual purchase price paid that is attributable to the Software.
Except as otherwise agreed by D-Link in writing, the replacement Software is provided only to the original licensee, and is subject to the terms and
conditions of the license granted by D-Link for the Software. Replacement Software will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty
Period and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in
its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non-conforming Software, the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming
Software will be refunded by D-Link; provided that the non-conforming Software (and all copies thereof ) is first returned to D-Link. The license
granted respecting any Software for which a refund is given automatically terminates.
Non-Applicability of Warranty:
The Limited Warranty provided hereunder for Hardware and Software portions of D-Link’s products will not be applied to and does not cover any
refurbished product and any product purchased through the inventory clearance or liquidation sale or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers, or
the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product and in that case, the product is being sold “As-Is” without
any warranty whatsoever including, without limitation, the Limited Warranty as described herein, notwithstanding anything stated herein to the
contrary.
Submitting A Claim:
The customer shall return the product to the original purchase point based on its return policy. In case the return policy period has expired and
the product is within warranty, the customer shall submit a claim to D-Link as outlined below:
• The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the Hardware defect or Software
nonconformance in sufficient detail to allow D-Link to confirm the same, along with proof of purchase of the product (such as a
copy of the dated purchase invoice for the product) if the product is not registered.
• The customer must obtain a Case ID Number from D-Link Technical Support at 1-877-354-6555, who will attempt to assist the
customer in resolving any suspected defects with the product. If the product is considered defective, the customer must obtain
a Return Material Authorization (“RMA”) number by completing the RMA form and entering the assigned Case ID Number at
https://rma.dlink.com/.
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• After an RMA number is issued, the defective product must be packaged securely in the original or other suitable shipping package
to ensure that it will not be damaged in transit, and the RMA number must be prominently marked on the outside of the package.
Do not include any manuals or accessories in the shipping package. D-Link will only replace the defective portion of the product
and will not ship back any accessories.
• The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is allowed. Products sent COD
will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped
to D-Link Systems, Inc., 17595 Mt. Herrmann, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that
are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common
carrier selected by D-Link. Return shipping charges shall be prepaid by D-Link if you use an address in the United States, otherwise
we will ship the product to you freight collect. Expedited shipping is available upon request and provided shipping charges are
prepaid by the customer. D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the
foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to
pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product that is not packaged and shipped in accordance
with the foregoing requirements, or that is determined by D-Link not to be defective or non-conforming.
What Is Not Covered:
The Limited Warranty provided herein by D-Link does not cover:
Products that, in D-Link’s judgment, have been subjected to abuse, accident, alteration, modification, tampering, negligence, misuse, faulty installation,
lack of reasonable care, repair or service in any way that is not contemplated in the documentation for the product, or if the model or serial number
has been altered, tampered with, defaced or removed; Initial installation, installation and removal of the product for repair, and shipping costs;
Operational adjustments covered in the operating manual for the product, and normal maintenance; Damage that occurs in shipment, due to act
of God, failures due to power surge, and cosmetic damage; Any hardware, software, firmware or other products or services provided by anyone
other than D-Link; and Products that have been purchased from inventory clearance or liquidation sales or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers,
or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product.
While necessary maintenance or repairs on your Product can be performed by any company, we recommend that you use only an Authorized D-Link
Service Office. Improper or incorrectly performed maintenance or repair voids this Limited Warranty.
Disclaimer of Other Warranties:
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SPECIFIED HEREIN, THE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
IF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED IN ANY TERRITORY WHERE A PRODUCT IS SOLD, THE DURATION OF SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTY
SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY COVERED UNDER THE
LIMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN, THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, SELECTION AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS WITH THE
PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT.
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Limitation of Liability:
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, D-LINK IS NOT LIABLE UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL
OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER, WHETHER DIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, WORK
STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, FAILURE OF OTHER EQUIPMENT OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO WHICH D-LINK’S PRODUCT
IS CONNECTED WITH, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA CONTAINED IN, STORED ON, OR INTEGRATED WITH ANY PRODUCT RETURNED TO D-LINK
FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF
THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NONCONFORMING PRODUCT. THE MAXIMUM
LIABILITY OF D-LINK UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING
EXPRESS WRITTEN WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR REMEDIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED
OR STATUTORY.
Governing Law:
This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the foregoing limitations and exclusions may not apply. This
Limited Warranty provides specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Trademarks:
D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Copyright Statement:
No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this product may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any
derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the
United States Copyright Act of 1976 and any amendments thereto. Contents are subject to change without prior notice.
Copyright ©2011 by D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
CE Mark Warning:
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take
adequate measures.
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FCC Statement:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United States, please contact the corresponding local D-Link office.
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Appendix D - Registration
Registration
Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights.
Version 1.0
July 6, 2011
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