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ACCESSORIES FOR SERVSWITCH BRAND KVM SWITCHES
AND EXTENDERS
Give your ServSwitch™ brand KVM
switch or extender more features, more
ports, Macintosh video modes, or a
space in your equipment rack!
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Key Features
Plug-in boards and
modules: Add on-screen
menus to your ServSwitch
family KVM switch or
get extra ports for it.
Adapters and converters:
Attach computers and
monitors whose video,
keyboard, or mouse I/O
isn't normally compatible
with the switch.
Rackmount kits: Put
almost any ServSwitch
brand KVM switch or
extender in a sturdy
equipment rack.
9/7/2000
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ServSwitch Overlay Option Board
Do you have a regular ServSwitch™
with an SW72xA-R3 or non-R4
KV3000 type product code, or a
ServManager™ with an
SW99xA-R2 type product code? If
you do, do you sometimes think it
would be nice to manage your
KVM-switching system with an
on-screen display?
If you want it, get it! Installing
the ServSwitch Overlay Option
Board (our product code
SW720C-R4) in a regular -R3 or
KV3000 type ServSwitch gives
that Switch the same on-screen
display as our current (-R4)
ServSwitch (although you’ll need
to make sure your Switch’s
firmware is upgraded to the latest
revision to take full advantage of
it).
This display includes not only
on-screen versions of familiar
functions such as selecting ports,
but also new functions such as
assigning names to your computers, enabling/disabling automatic
port scanning at power-up, and
viewing configurable pop-up
computer labels. A sample menu
is shown on page 3.
If you install an Overlay Option
Board in an -R2 ServManager, it
will have the ServSwitch Ultra’s
capabilities plus the
ServManager’s front-panel
display and keypad, giving you
truly awesome power and
flexibility in a single switch!
One more thing: This -R4
version of the Board supports
“sync on green” video, which the
earlier -R3 version (preinstalled in
first-generation ServSwitch
Ultras) didn’t. So if you want to
use this kind of video with your
legacy (non-R2) ServSwitch Ultra,
you might want to replace the
Ultra’s native -R3 Board with the
-R4 Board. (Please call Black Box
Tech Support before doing this.)
4-Port Expansion Boards
If you’ve maxed out your 4-, 8-, or
12-port full-size ServSwitch,
ServSwitch Ultra, or ServManager,
will you have to buy a whole new
switch to add a few more CPUs?
No! We can expand the
capacity of your switch, four CPU
ports at a time, by installing as
many 4-Port Expansion Boards in
it as you need—enough for up to
16 CPU ports. Simply call Black
Box Technical Support to buy the
Boards and arrange to ship the
switch back to our factory, and
we’ll put in the Boards for you.
We might be able to send you a
replacement switch that you can
temporarily swap in for the one
being upgraded, so you won’t
have any system downtime!
Please note: For ServSwitch
Ultra and “new chassis” regular
ServSwitch models, we can send
you the Boards to install yourself,
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but installing the Boards is
extremely complex and you can
easily damage the switch while
doing it. We strongly recommend
that you let us install the Boards
for you.
Mac Video Adapter for
ServSwitch
Without this Adapter, any Apple
Macintosh computer that you
attach to certain ServSwitch
family KVM switches must be
able to output VGA compatible
video. This is because most Mac
video cards have to see “ID bits”
from a monitor in order to output
in Mac specific video modes.
Once you attach an Adapter
in-line between your Mac CPU
and your Switch, however, this
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problem is solved. The Adapter
can be set to emulate many types
of Apple monitors (see the chart
at the bottom of the next page).
(You’ll also need to set the
Adapter to match the sync type
your CPU uses: sync on green,
H/V, composite 1, or composite 2.)
Use an Adapter by itself to
attach a Mac CPU to an “Apple
only” ServSwitch, to the Mac CPU
ports on a ServSwitch™ Jr. MP,
or to a multiplatform switch such
as a ServManager or ServSwitch
Ultra. Use an Adapter with a
Micro Mac Converter to attach a
Macintosh computer to a “PC
only” regular ServSwitch, a
ServSwitch™ Affinity, a Matrix
ServSwitch™, a ServSwitch
Professor™, or a ServShare™.
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Micro Mac and Sun Converters
for ServSwitch
You can attach one of these
Converters to the CPU port of a
“PC only” regular ServSwitch, a
Matrix ServSwitch, a ServSwitch
Professor, a ServShare, or
(necessary for Mac only) a
ServSwitch Affinity. It will convert
IBM PS/2 type keyboard and
mouse data coming from the
switch into Apple Desktop Bus™
(ADB™) or Sun Microsystems
type keyboard and mouse data
that a Mac or Sun computer can
accept.
For more information about
these Converters, see
FaxBack #23812.
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Video Adapter Cables for
ServSwitch Multi
We recommend that you use
multisync monitors with the
ServSwitch Multi, but we offer
adapter cables if you really need
to attach a legacy Mac, Sun, SGI,
RS/6000, or RGB monitor. We also
offer adapters for the video ports
of older SGI and RS/6000 CPUs.
Rackmount Kits
Want to put your ServSwitch
brand KVM switch or extender in
a 19" equipment rack? Chances
are we have a simple Rackmount
Kit you can install in no time—see
pages 5 and 6 for a fairly complete
list of the models we carry Kits for.
Also note that, for some
switch models, we also offer
Rackmount Kits for the less
common 23" and 24" racks.
ServSwitch
Multi and
RMK19L
If you can use a screwdriver,
you can install the
Rackmount Kits.
Single-User
ServSwitch Elite
and RMK19E
ServSwitch Brand
Fiber KVM Extender
and RMK235
ServSelect
and RMK19K
Remote Module
for ServSwitch
Brand CAT5
Broadcast Video
System and
RMK8501
ServSwitch Ultra and RMK19C
The Overlay Option
Board opens up a new
world of powerful
menus for you.
Configure system
Keyboard and mouse type
Keyboard
PC
Mouse
PS/2
Expansion
Maximum computers
Expansion units
Expansion width
8
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16
PS/2
PS/2 wheel
Serial 2-button
Serial 3-button
Scan settings
Scan time (seconds) 5
Scan mode
Off
Power on scan
Off
Keyboard typematic
Rate (keys/sec)
20
Delay
Fast
Type of mouse used, can only be changed if keyboard is PC type
The Mac Video Adapter for
ServSwitch adds a whole
“Apple orchard” of video
modes to your ServSwitch
system.
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DIP-switch settings are available for:
Resolution
512 x 384
640 x 480, 60 Hz
640 x 870
640 x 480 or 800 x 600, 60 Hz
[Any available]
832 x 624
1024 x 768
1152 x 870
1152 x 870
[On-the-fly resolution switching]
[On-the-fly resolution switching]
[On-the-fly resolution switching]
[On-the-fly resolution switching]
Monitor Type
12" RGB
13" RGB
Portrait
VGA/SVGA
15" Tilt
16" Color
19" Color
21" Color
2-Page Mono
13"
14"
17"
21"
Ordering Information
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ServSwitch Overlay Option Board .......................................................................................................................................SW720C-R4
4-Port ServSwitch Expansion Boards (compatible with full-size chassis only):
For current ServSwitch (SW72xA-R4, KV3108SA-R4) models..................................................................................KV5100C-R4
For current ServSwitch Ultra (KV50xxM/S/FA-R2) models........................................................................................KV5000C-R2
For earlier multiplatform ServSwitch (KV3000 series), Multiplatform ServSwitch Ultra (KV5000 series), and
-R2 ServManager (SW995A-R2 etc.) models..................................................................................................................KV5000C
For earlier “PC only” ServSwitch (SW72xA-R3 and KV3100 series) and
ServSwitch Ultra (KV5100 series) models........................................................................................................................KV5100C
For earlier “Sun only” ServSwitch (KV3200 series) and ServSwitch Ultra (KV5200 series) models ....................KV5200C
For earlier “Mac only” ServSwitch (KV3300 series) and ServSwitch Ultra (KV5300 series) models...................KV5300C
For “classic chassis” ServSwitch (SW72xA-R2 series) models....................................................................................SW726C
For original ServManager (SW995A etc.) models .............................................................................................................SW729C
Mac Video Adapter for ServSwitch (enables Mac video resolutions other than 640 x 480 VGA) ...........................KV99MA
Micro Mac Converter for ServSwitch (attach Mac CPUs’ ADB ports to PC type switch ports)........................KV99MCON
Micro Sun Converter for ServSwitch (attach Sun CPUs’ keyboard/mouse ports to PC type switch ports;
specify keyboard language required unless it’s U.S. English)....................................................................................KV99SCON
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Video Adapter Cables for ServSwitch Multi (KV150A-R2 series):
For legacy Mac monitors (HD15 male to DB15 female, 1 ft. [0.3 m]) .........................................................................KV16MAC
For legacy Sun monitors (HD15 male to 13W3 female, 1 ft. [0.3 m]) ...........................................................................KV16SUN
For legacy SGI™ monitors (HD15 male to 13W3 male, 5 ft. [1.5 m]) ...........................................................................KV16SGI-1
For legacy SGI™ CPUs (HD15 female to 13W3 male, 5 ft. [1.5 m])..............................................................................KV16SGI-2
For legacy RS/6000 monitors (HD15 male to 13W3 female, 1 ft. [0.3 m]) .................................................................KV16RS6-1
For legacy RS/6000 CPUs (HD15 female to 13W3 male, 1 ft. [0.3 m]) .......................................................................KV16RS6-2
For legacy RGB monitors (HD15 male to [3] BNC male, 8.2 ft. [2.5 m] including the three broken-out
6.5-inch [16.5-cm] coax strands).......................................................................................................................................KV16BNC
Loopback Mouse Adapter for ServSwitch Multi................................................................................................................KV16LOOP
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Video Adapters for ServSwitch Brand CAT5 Broadcast Video System (ACL8500A):
Mac adapter (HD15 female to DB15 male)...........................................................................................................................EVMA22
Sun adapter (HD15 female to 13W3 male) .....................................................................................................................FA8500SUN
SGI adapter (HD15 female to 13W3 male)........................................................................................................................FA8500SGI
Universal generic adapter (HD15 female to [5] BNC female)....................................................................................FA8500BNC
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Rackmount Kits for current ServSwitch (SW72xA-R4, KV3108SA-R4) and ServSwitch Ultra (KV50xxM/S/FA-R2):
For mini-size 2-port models:
For 19" racks ...........................................................................................................................................................................RMK19M
For 23" racks ...........................................................................................................................................................................RMK23M
For 24" racks ...........................................................................................................................................................................RMK24M
For slimline 4- and 8-port models:
For 19" racks.............................................................................................................................................................................RMK19B
For 23" racks.............................................................................................................................................................................RMK23B
For 24" racks.............................................................................................................................................................................RMK24B
For full-size 8-, 12-, and 16-port models:
For 19" racks.............................................................................................................................................................................RMK19C
For 23" racks.............................................................................................................................................................................RMK23C
For 24" racks.............................................................................................................................................................................RMK24C
Rackmount Kits for earlier ServSwitch (SW72xA-R3, KV3xxxM/S/FA) and ServSwitch Ultra (KV5xxxM/S/FA):
For mini-size 2- and 4-port models.............................................................same as for current mini-size models (see above)
For slimline 8-port models:
For 19" racks.............................................................................................................................................................................RMK19S
For 23" racks.............................................................................................................................................................................RMK23S
For 24" racks.............................................................................................................................................................................RMK24S
For full-size 4-, 8-, 12-, and 16-port models:
For 19" racks .............................................................................................................................................................................RMK19F
For 23" racks .............................................................................................................................................................................RMK23F
For 24" racks .............................................................................................................................................................................RMK24F
Rackmount Kits for 4- or 8-User ServSwitch Affinity (KV130A, KV132A, KV134A, KV138A):
For 19" racks.................................................................................................................................................................................RMK19A
For 23" racks.................................................................................................................................................................................RMK23A
For 24" racks.................................................................................................................................................................................RMK24A
Rackmount Kits for 16-User ServSwitch Affinity (KV139A):
For 19" racks ..........................................................................................................................................................................RMK19A139
For 23" racks ..........................................................................................................................................................................RMK23A139
For 24" racks ..........................................................................................................................................................................RMK24A139
Rackmount Kits for current 2 x 4 and
2 x 8 Matrix ServSwitch™ (SW741A-R3 and SW742A-R3)...............same as for slimline -R4 ServSwitches (see above)
Rackmount Kits for
current 2 x 16 Matrix ServSwitch™ (SW743A-R3)..............................same as for full-size -R4 ServSwitches (see above)
Rackmount Kits for mini-size models of ServSwitch™ Jr. (SW621A, SW622A, SW621A-R2, SW622A-R2) and
ServSwitch Jr. MP (SW627A, SW628A, SW627A-R2, SW628A-R2)....same as for mini-size ServSwitches (see above)
Rackmount Kits for slimline 8-port ServSwitch Jr. (SW629A-R2) .......same as for slimline -R3 ServSwitches (see above)
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Other 19" Rackmount Kits:
For ServMaster™ (SW990A[E]), ServSwitch Professor (SW78xA[E]),
earlier 2 x 2 Matrix ServSwitch (SW740A-R2), and
mini-size 2- and 4-port “classic chassis” ServSwitch (SW72xA-R2) models...........................................................SW727
For ServManager (SW995A-R2 etc.),
earlier 2 x 4 and 2 x 8 Matrix ServSwitch (SW741A-R2 and SW742A-R2), and
full-size 4-, 8-, 12-, and 16-port “classic chassis” ServSwitch (SW72xA-R2) models.............................................SW728
For current ServSwitch™ Multi Base Units (KV150A-R2).................................................................................................RMK19L
For current ServSwitch Multi Expansion Chassis (KV160A-R2) ...................................................................................RMK19LE
For earlier ServSwitch Multi (both Base Unit [KV150A] and Expansion Chassis [KV160A]) ...................................RMK19J
For ServSwitch™ Multi Z8 (KV158A) and current ServSelect™ (KV104A-R3 and KV108A-R3)..............................RMK19K
For earlier ServSelect (KV104A, KV108A, KV104A-R2, and KV108A-R2)......................................................................RMK19H
For Single-User ServSwitch™ Elite (KV7118SA).................................................................................................................RMK19E
For ServSwitch™ Elite 4 x 8 (KV7148FA) .............................................................................................................................RMK19E4
For ServSwitch™ Wizard Pro (SW644A, SW648A) .......................................................................................................RMK19WP
For most regular-size standalone ServSwitch Brand CAT5 KVM Extenders (ACU1000 series).............................RMK19U
For Local Unit of Dual-Access ServSwitch Brand CAT5 KVM Serial Extender (ACU1008A) ..................................RMK19X
For ServSwitch Brand Fiber KVM Extenders (ACS235A):
To rackmount one Extender Module..................................................................................................................................RMK235
To rackmount two Extender Modules side by side.....................................................................................................RMK235-2
For ServSwitch Wizard Multimedia KVM Extender (ACU1600A)...............................................................................RMK19WX
For ServSwitch Brand CAT5 Broadcast Video System (ACL8500A):
To rackmount a Hub .............................................................................................................................................................RMK8500
To rackmount as many as six Local or Remote Modules ...........................................................................................RMK8501
NOTE: We don’t rest on our laurels! Any given ServSwitch product code might have reached a higher revision level
(-R2, -R3, -R4, and so on) since the most recent update of this FaxBack document. You can be sure you’ll get the latest
technology when you order.
Black Box offers the best warranty program in the
industry—Fido Protection . For more information,
request FaxBack 22512.
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ServManager, ServSwitch Affinity, ServMaster, ServSwitch Professor, Matrix ServSwitch, ServSwitch Jr.,
ServSwitch Jr. MP, ServSwitch Multi, ServSwitch Multi Z8, ServSelect, ServSwitch Elite, ServSwitch Elite 4 x 8,
ServSwitch Wizard, and ServSwitch Wizard Pro are trademarks, of Black Box Corporation.
Apple, Mac, and Macintosh are registered trademarks, and Apple Desktop Bus and ADB are trademarks, of Apple
Computer, Inc.
IBM, PS/2, and RS/6000 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
Sun and Sun Microsystems are registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Any other trademarks mentioned in this document are acknowledged to be the property of the trademark owners.