Freedom9 KVM-02 Switch User Manual

Quick Installation Guide
KVM-02 Series
2-port KVM Switch
Thank you for purchasing the KVM-02 series switch. The KVM-02 series is
designed to save space, and reduce cables and peripherals, thus saving you
money, time, equipment and power.
Controlling 2 PCs/Macs/Sun Microsystems from a single keyboard, mouse, monitor
and audio device has never been more convenient. The keyboard and mouse
emulation allows you to simultaneously boot up multiple computers. In addition to
all the convenient standard features like attached cables, the KVM-02 series also
includes Hot-key and Auto-scan control keyboard commands for greater user
control.
Features
¾ Compact size, elegant design, portable, and no extra cables required
¾ Supports individual USB mouse, USB Keyboard or USB keyboard and mouse
combination on console port (KVM-02U only)
¾ Built-in microphone and speaker jacks for multimedia applications
¾ Supports Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP/NT, Novell Netware/Unix, Linux, Sun Solaris
or later versions
¾ Supports Mac O.S 8.6 or later versions (provided connection is made on USB Mac
systems or USB Sun Microsystems)
¾ Hot Plug - add or remove connected computers for maintenance without powering down
the KVM switch or computers
¾ High performance video resolution - up to 2048X1536, 400MHz bandwidth max.
¾ Auto Scan Mode for monitoring computers
¾ Keyboard and Mouse status restore when switching computers
¾ LED indicators for easy status monitoring
Rev. 1.0
Package Contents:
The KVM-02 series comes in 2 models:
KVM-02P
‹ 2-port KVM switch with two 6’connecting cables
(PS/2 & VGA & PS/2 & Audio & Microphone)
‹ Console Connections (PS/2 & VGA & PS/2 & Audio & Microphone)
‹ Quick Installation Guide
KVM-02U
‹ 2-port KVM switch with two 6’ connecting cables (USB & VGA & Speaker & Microphone)
‹ Console Connections (USB & VGA & Speaker & Microphone)
‹ Quick Installation Guide
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Technical Specifications
KVM-02P
KVM-02U
MAX Computer Connections
2
2
LED
2
2
K/B
PS/2
USB
Video
VGA
VGA
Mouse
PS/2
USB
K/B
PS/2
USB
Video
VGA
VGA
Mouse
PS/2
USB
Keyboard Command
Keyboard Command
Yes
Yes
8sec.
5 sec.
2048x1536
2048x1536
Function
Computer Port
Console Port
Computer selection
Hot-Key*
Audio port
AutoScan Intervals
VGA Resolution
Bandwidth
400MHz
400MHz
Power Type
Bus Power
Bus Power
Plastic
Plastic
3-to3 KVM / Console Cable
180 cm (Built-in)
180 cm (Built-in)
Dimension (L*W*H) (w/o Cable)
3.4*2.8*1.1 inch
(87*74*28 mm)
3.4*2.8*1.1 inch
(87*74*28 mm)
Housing
*See page 7 for Keyboard Hot Key Commands
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Hardware Installation
Before starting with the installation process, please TURN OFF all connected
peripherals and computers.
Windows XP/ME/2000/NT/Server 2003 users:
Remark: Windows NT4.0 does not support USB
1. Connect the keyboard, VGA, mouse, and audio cables from the KVM switch into
the computer ports.
2. Connect the keyboard, VGA monitor, mouse and audio devices into the console
port of KVM switch
3. Turn on the computers. Once the computers have finished the boot-up process,
you may begin using the KVM switch.
NOTE
Do not switch the
computer port
and/or run the hot
key command(s)
while your
computer is
booting-up.
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Windows 98/98SE users: (KVM-02U)
When you use Windows 98/98SE with the USB KVM Switch (KVM-02U), please
use the following set up procedures:
1st Step:
1. Connect KVM USB type A cable to PC.
2. Connect KVM HDDB15 pin Male video cable to PC.
3. Make sure VGA monitor's cable is connected to console VGA port.
4. Connect PS/2 or USB keyboard to PC PS/2 keyboard or USB port directly.
Please do not connect PS/2 mouse or USB mouse to your PC.
5. Start up PC. The PC will be unable to find the mouse; the Windows O.S.
will show the following message or similar :
Windows did not detect a mouse attached to the computer. You
can safely attach a serial mouse now. To attach a mouse to a
PS/2 mouse port, you must first turn the computer off.
Do not show this message in the future.
Please use keyboard "Tab" key, "Space" bar and "Enter" key to select the
item
" Do not show this message in the future." And finish booting Windows
O.S..
6. This will mount the USB HID (Human Interface Device) driver that the
Windows OS uses for USB mouse and keyboard support. Use Keyboard
Tab key, Left Arrow key, Right Arrow key and Enter key to complete set up
process.
7. Now install the next PC port of the USB KVM switch.
8. Repeat procedure item 5 and 6 to remaining PC.
9. Please use Windows to shut down computers.
2nd Step:
1. Connect PS/2 or USB keyboard and PS/2 or USB mouse to USB KVM
Switch's console port.
2. Turn on all PCs.
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Mac O.S. and Sun Micro Systems Keyboard Mapping
The following diagram indexes the Hotkey combination that emulates Mac O.S.
and Sun Micro keyboard commands. This feature is only available on the PS/2
keyboard attached to the KVM, and is not available on the USB keyboard.
Left Windows Key = L_Win
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Usage
The LEDs on the KVM top surface represents the number of the active computer
supported. When using the Hot-Key commands, the indicators light up to specify
the connected/monitored computer. Only one LED indicator lights up at a time.
Keyboard Hot Key Commands:
You can conveniently instruct the KVM to switch ports through simple key
sequences. When sending commands to the KVM switch you must press the
SCROLL LOCK twice within 2 seconds. The following illustrates the hot key
commands.
Select Computer port:
Auto Scan Mode:
To leave Auto Scan Mode, press any key or the SPACE bar on your keyboard.
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Troubleshooting
Ensure the proper connection of all cables. Label all cables (numerically or
alphabetically) for each computer to avoid confusion.
Computer boot up tips
Do not press any key on the keyboard while the selected computer is booting up.
Otherwise, it might cause a keyboard error, or an undetected keyboard, or an
unpredictable error on the computer end.
Keyboard
The computer boots up fine, but the keyboard does not work.
¾ Verify that the keyboard works well when directly plugged into the computer.
¾ Try a different keyboard, but use only 101/102/104-key keyboard.
Mouse
1. The system cannot detect the mouse during computer boot up.
¾ Double-check to see if the mouse works when directly plugged into the
computer.
¾ Make sure the connected mouse is a true PS/2 device. A combo mouse
will only work provided it is set for PS/2 mode with the correct adapter. Try
a different mouse.
2. Avoid moving the mouse or pressing the mouse buttons when switching ports.
Notebook computer
¾ Before turning on the notebook computer, we recommend users connect the
computer to the emulation port (not directly linked to console) first before
booting it up.
¾ For KVM-02P only: If user connects the notebook computer to the KVM
switch after its (notebook computer) boot up process completes, please use
the Hot Key command “Scroll Lock” + “Scroll Lock” “P” to link both of them
together.
(The hot key “P” means to hot-plug KVM switch to Notebook computer again.)
Computer port cable extension:
If you wish to extend the current 6 foot KVM cable to a longer length, you can add
a “female to male” KVM cable for remote connection. The maximum extended
length of cable is 20 feet and it is recommended that you use high quality cable(s).
Remember to check our website at www.freedom9.com for the latest manuals and
support information.
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