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Table of Contents
■ Introduction
Overview……………………………………..………….……………………………………….1
Features………………………………………..….…………….……………………………… 1
■ Installation
Console Connection…………………..…………..………..……..……………………………2
Sun computer Connection……..…………..…………..…..………………………………….3
PS/2 computer Connection……..…………..…..……..…..……..……………………………5
Initial Power-up…………………..………………..….……….…...……………………………5
■ Operation
Front Panel Operation………….…………………..…………………………………………..6
Hot-key Commands…………………………..……….............………………………………6
■ Appendices
Specifications……......…………………………………….......….…………………………….8
Troubleshooting……......…………………………………………..……………………………9
Please read this manual thoroughly and follow the Installation procedures to
prevent any damage to the NovaView or any connecting device.
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------------------------ Introduction
Overview
The SNCP12 is best for operating one Sun computer and one PS/2 computer by one set of Sun
keyboard, mouse and VGA monitor. The SNCP12 is a true space saver eliminating another set of
console.
Built-in signal converter and keyboard/mouse emulation, the SNCP12 allows trouble-free computer
boot-up and flawless switching between computers of different platforms. Computer can be selected
by the front panel pushbutton or hot-key command.
Automatic keyboard/mouse Conversion
The advanced signal conversion technology enables you to connect one Sun and one PS/2 PC to the
switch, and control both computers by one Sun keyboard, mouse and monitor. The KVM switch
automatically changes its keyboard and mouse signals for different computer.
Features
„Support both Sun and PS/2 computer
„Support PS/2 computer with 2- or 3- button mouse driver
„Automatic signal conversion between platforms
„Keyboard states automatically saved and restored when switching computers.
„Keyboard and mouse can be hot plugged at any time
„True plug and play configuration
„High VGA resolution: 1920 x 1440
„Power-free operation
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Console Connection
■ Keyboard/mouse: Connect a Sun keyboard to the rear side of the switch.
Sun mouse to the Sun keyboard.
As usual, connect the
Note: Do not connect a PS/2 keyboard or mouse to this port, because the connector does not fit.
■ VGA monitor: Connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port as shown in figure 1a. If the VGA monitor
uses 13W3 connector, a HDB15-to-13W3 adapter is needed(male-female) as shown in figure 1b.
Figure 1a: Console Connection
and Monitor with HDB-15 port
Figure 1b: Console Connection
and Monitor with 13W3 port
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Sun Computer Connection
■ Use a straight-through (1-1, 2-2,…8-8) miniDIN8 male-to-male cable to connect to a Sun computer's
keyboard/mouse port and the M/K-1 port.
■ Use a HDB15 female-to-male cable to connect to the Sun computer's VGA O/P to the VGA port as
shown in figure 2a. If the Sun’s VGA O/P uses 13W3 connector, a 13W3-to-HDB15 adapter is
needed. (male-female) as shown in figure 2b.
Figure 2a: Sun Computer Connection
with HDB-15 VGA port
Figure 2b: Sun Computer Connection
with 13W3 VGA port
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PS/2 Computer Connection (the connectors are PC99 color-coded)
„Use a PS/2 male-to-male cable to connect from the K-2 port to a PC's keyboard port.
„Use a PS/2 male-to-male cable to connect from the M-2 port to the PC's mouse port
„Use a HDB15 female-to-male cable to connect from the VGA port on port 2 to the PC's VGA port as
shown in figure 3.
Figure 3: PS/2 Computer Connection
Initial power-up
Make sure both computers and the KVM switch are powered down during installation. After
connection, you may power up the computers; the KVM switch draws insignificant powers from the
computers for operation. The power adapter may be connected to the switch but not required. It is
required if you plan to use the Sun keyboard’s Power-Up key.
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------------------------ Operation
Front panel operation
Each port has two status indicators. Green light indicates the connecting computer is powered-on.
Red light indicates the connecting computer is selected.
You may switch to a different computer by pressing the front panel pushbutton. It beeps when the
pushbutton is pressed. The front panel red indicator changes to reflect the selected computer port.
Hot-key commands
Hot-key command is a short keystroke sequence to select a computer, to activate computer scanning,
etc. The KVM switch interprets keystrokes for hot-key all the time. A hot-key sequence starts with
two left CTRL keystrokes followed by one more key stroke. The switch beeps in high-pitch for correct
hot-key commands or in low-pitch for incorrect hot-key commands.
Note: Do not use the keypad at the right side of the keyboard for hot-key commands.
„ To select a computer:
left Ctrl + left Ctrl + 1
Selects the Sun computer at port 1.
left Ctrl + left Ctrl + 2
Selects the PS/2 computer at port 2.
„ To start Auto Scan, automatically switches back and forth at a fixed interval (Scan interval):
left Ctrl + left Ctrl + F1
„ To abort the Auto Scan mode, press the left Ctrl key twice
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„ To adjust Scan interval for Auto Scan mode which sets the duration before switching to the
other computer in Auto Scan:
left Ctrl + left Ctrl + F3
The switch generates 1 to 4 beeps indicating scan interval of 3, 8, 15 and 30 seconds
respectively.
„ To toggle to the other computer, from Sun to PC or vice versa:
left Ctrl + left Ctrl + F7
For Sun computer
If the power adapter is connected to the switch, you may press the Power-On key on the keyboard to
turn on the Sun computer at any time. Without the power adapter connected, the Power-On key is
effective only after the PS/2 computer has been turned on.
Sun keyboard and PS/2 keyboard mapping:
A Sun keyboard is different from a PS/2 keyboard and below are the equivalences from the Sun
keyboard to a PS/2 keyboard
Left ◆ equals the left Window key
Right ◆ equals the right Window key
Compose equals the Context key
Graph equals the Ctrl key
The four keys at the upper-right of the Pause key and the 10 special function keys on the left side of the
keyboard are not effective.
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----------------------Specifications
SNCP12
Computer port number
2
Front Panel Pushbutton
1
Front panel indicator
Green x 2 (computer power-on)
Red x 2 (selected)
Sun keyboard supported
Type 4, 5, 6
Hot plug-and-play
Yes
Hot-key command
Yes
Auto scan interval
3, 8, 15, 30 seconds
Cable length (Max)
30M for PS/2 computer
15M for Sun computer
VGA resolution
1920 x 1440
Console keyboard/mouse connector
Mini-DIN8 x 1
VGA connector
HDB-15
Sun keyboard/mouse connector
Mini-DIN8 x 1
VGA connector
VGA x 1
PS/2 computer keyboard connector
mini-DIN6 x 1
mouse connector
mini-DIN6 x 1
VGA
HDB15
Weight
410g
H x W x D (mm)
40 x 124 x 70
(in.)
1.6 x 4.9 x 2.7
size
Micro
Power supply
DC 9V/500mA
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Troubleshooting
Ensure all cables are well seated.
swapped.
Symptom
Make sure the mouse and keyboard of the PS/2 computer are not
Causes
Solution
The Sun computer does not
work.
Incorrect cable between the switch and the Use only mini-DIN8 cable with straight-through
Sun computer.
1-to-1, 2-to-2, 3-to-3…8-8 wiring. Do not use
cable with internal wiring of 1-to-8, 2-to-7...8-to-1.
The PS/2 computer does not Keyboard and mouse cables are swapped. The connectors are PC99 color-coded. Be sure
work.
the mouse and the keyboard ports are not
swapped.
The Power-on key does not The switch has to be powered to initiate Connect power adapter to the switch or turn on
work.
this function.
the PS/2 computer first.
No VGA signal.
Incorrect 13W3 adapter.
Use only the 13W3-to-HDB15 adapter applicable
for the Sun computer.
The serial mouse on the PS/2 The switch support PS/2 mouse only.
Use PS/2 mouse port on the PS/2 computer.
computer does not work.
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