8-Port KM Switch with USB 2.0 Sharing

SKM-08
8-Port KM Switch with USB 2.0 Sharing
Manage Keyboard and Mouse operations on eight computers
from a single workstation with support for USB 2.0 sharing
FEATURES
APPLICATIONS
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Manage eight connected computers
Dedicated processors for emulation
Supports independent switching for USB 2.0 devices
Full keyboard and mouse emulation
PASS (Progressive Automatic Screen Switching)
technology for automatic switching following the
user’s mouse movement
Front-panel switching and RS-232 control
Driverless operation for easy implementation,
including multi-head use
Government Operations
Defense Applications
Security Control Rooms
Corporate Communications
Server Operations
Medical Campuses
Airports
THE ULTIMATE IN KM WITH MULTIPLE DISPLAYS
The SKM-08 enables users to manage and switch KM (Keyboard and Mouse) functions of eight connected computers, including
multi-head computers. With support of multiple displays per computer, users can create the ultimate KM environment. This
can be a superior solution to operating a KVM switch, especially among multi-head computers. Users can simply connect the
monitors directly to the computers and use the SKM-08 to switch between computers for KM operation.
The SKM-08 is completely driverless, requiring no software or updates (although the device has the capability for firmware
updates). It is compatible with virtually any PC and all major operating systems without the need for software downloads, and
it supports all USB 2.0 devices. With full USB keyboard and mouse emulation, the SKM-08 delivers the utmost in user-friendly
operation. Furthermore, the device enables users to control KM functions on one computer while maintaining the connection
of other USB peripheral devices on another connected computer simultaneously, without interruption for improved workflow.
Users can switch inputs via the buttons on the front panel or hot keys. The SKM-08 is the first KM device on the market
to offer RS-232 control. Users can also switch using a double click of a mouse’s center button (known as Mouse Gesture
Switching). In single-head mode, users can switch computers with SmartAVI’s new PASS (Progressive Automatic Screen
Switching) technology, which enables the device to automatically switch computers based on where the user’s mouse goes. It’s
a quick, efficient and intuitive way to provide smooth switching that corresponds with a user’s cursor movement.
DRIVERLESS MULTI-HEAD COMPUTER OPERATION
The SKM-08 allows up for numerous displays to be used with its eight connected computers. That means multiple multi-head
computers can be managed with no drivers required. Users can connect up to eight 16-head computers, for example, or up to
eight quad-head computers, and so on. Pictured below are three such examples of the SKM-08’s functionality, including two
multi-head computer layouts. PASS is not available when using multi-head computer configurations, but users can easily switch
using the device’s other supported switching protocols, including Mouse Gesture Switching.
APPLICATION DIAGRAMS
Quad-head displays
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3
2
4 through 8
Dual-head displays
PC 1
SKM-08 typical
installation diagram
with multiple dualhead computers
Video
USB
SKM-08
SKM-08
Keyboard & Mouse Switch
8 Port Keyboard/Mouse Switch with USB 2.0
K308 Secure KM Switch
User’s Desktop
SKM-08 typical
installation diagram
with one quad-head
and one dual-head
computer, showing the
device’s versatility
PC 2-8
Video
USB/KM
SKM-08
8 Port Keyboard/Mouse Switch with USB 2.0
User’s Desktop
SKM-08
8 Port Keyboard/Mouse Switch with USB 2.0
Video
USB
SKM-08
Keyboard & Mouse Switch
User’s Desktop
SKM-08 typical installation
diagram with eight singlehead computers
SPECIFICATIONS
SKM-08 Front
SKM-08 Rear
USB
Signal Type
USB 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0 w/ internal hub
CPU Ports
(8) USB Type B (female)
User Control Interface
(2) USB Type-A for keyboard and mouse connection only
(2) USB Type-A for USB 2.0 transparent
CONTROL
Front Panel
Tactile switch
RS-232
Via control @ 9600 bps
Hot Keys
Via keyboard
Mouse
PASS Technology and Mouse Gesture Switching
OTHER
Power
External 5VDC2A @10W
Dimensions
12.6” W x 1.75” H x 6.6” D
Weight
10 lbs
Approvals
UL, CE, ROHS Compliant
Operating Temperature
32-131°F (0-55 °C)
Storage Temperature
-4-185 °F (-20-85 °C)
Humidity
Up to 95%
Emulation
Keyboard and mouse
ORDERING INFORMATION
Part No.
Description
SKM-08S
8-Port KM Switch with USB 2.0 Sharing. Includes: [SKM-08 & (PS5VDC2A)]
Designed and Manufactured in the USA
www.smartavi.com
Tel: 800.AVI.2131 • 818.503.6200 • 11651
Vanowen St. North Hollywood, CA. 91605