MULTI-HEAD SERVSWITCHTM

MULTI-HEAD SERVSWITCHTM
© 2003. All rights reserved.
Black Box Corporation.
Black Box Network Services • 464 Basingstoke Road • Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0BG • Tech Support: 0118 965 6000 • www.blackbox.co.uk • e-mail: techhelp@blackbox.co.uk
TM
MULTI-HEAD SERVSWITCH
The first ServSwitch designed specifically
for computers with multiple video outputs.
Key Features
Control multiple CPUs
with two to four video
outputs from a single
keyboard, mouse, and
set of monitors.
Compatible with many
types of keyboards,
mice, and video.
Supports resolutions up
to 1600 x 1280 at refresh
rates up to 100 Hz.
Also supports DDC.
Interface-powered.
Can be synchronized for
CPUs with as many as
eight video outputs.
Switch channels in any
of five ways, or
autoscan channels.
Password security.
Flash-upgradeable.
25553
hose of you with multithreaded,
multitasking IBM PC compatible
computers that have multiple
independent video heads have
often been left partially in the dark
when it comes to keyboard/video/
mouse (KVM) switching. Most KVM
switches are made for regular
computers with one video head; to
handle the “extra” video lines from
computers like yours, you’d need
to stack a video-only switch on top
of that kind of KVM switch, or do
something equally inelegant.
Just for you, we offer the MultiHead ServSwitch™. It has multiple
inputs for video from multi-head
computer CPUs and outputs for
multiple monitors. The models we
currently stock include:
T
®
• The 2-Port Dual Video switch
(SW614A) handles two
CPUs with one or two video
outputs.
• The 2-Port Quad Video
switch (SW616A) handles
two CPUs with up to four
video outputs.
• The 4-Port Dual Video switch
(SW617A) handles as many
as four CPUs with one or two
video outputs.
• The 4-Port Quad Video
switch (SW619A) handles as
many as four CPUs with up
to four video outputs.
The flexibility of the Multi-Head
ServSwitch doesn’t end there. It
supports all kinds of VGA and
XGA compatible video at
resolutions up to 1600 x 1280 and
at refresh rates (frequencies) up to
100 Hz. It also passes through
VESA DDC signaling, so your
CPUs and your high-end monitors
can communicate with each other
as if they were directly attached.
The Multi-Head ServSwitch
has sophisticated keyboard and
mouse support as well. Keyboards
can be PS/2 or (with an adapter)
PC/AT type, using keyboard mode
1, 2, or 3. Mice can be two- or
three-button or wheel type, using
prompt or stream mode.
The only thing that comes with
the Multi-Head ServSwitch is its
manual, because in most environments it doesn’t need a power
supply. It draws enough power
from the keyboard ports of the
attached computers to operate in
all but the most demanding
applications. If it turns out that you
do need a power supply, order
product code PS649.
You can protect the Multi-Head
ServSwitch and its attached
computers from unauthorised
access by setting a password for it.
This and many other functions,
including autoscanning and a
screen-saver feature, can be set
and controlled using the Switch’s
configuration mode and keyboard
commands.
You can switch CPU channels
on the Multi-Head ServSwitch with
its front-panel pushbutton, using
the keyboard or mouse, or using a
Remote-Control Module (KV6REM
series) or other serial device
attached to its OPTIONS port.
You’ll also be able to use this port
to flash-upgrade the Switch’s
firmware using a special serial
cable (KV6SER).
If you need to switch between
computers with up to eight video
heads, you can synchronize two
Quad Video switches so that they
act as a single Eight Video switch.
You’d do this by running a special
DB15 cable between their
OPTIONS ports (call for a quote).
Here’s how simple
it can be to attach
equipment to the
Multi-Head
ServSwitch™.
CPU
Multi-Head ServSwitch
(rear view)
Extension
cabling
User-station
monitors
Power supply
User-station
keyboard and mouse
NOTE: For clarity, only one CPU is shown. Also, though separate extension cables are shown here,
we recommend that you use our special Premium KVM CPU Cable (EHN408) to connect your
CPU’s first video port and its keyboard and mouse ports to the Switch. This cable has a central
video strand with keyboard and mouse strands bonded to either side.
Specifications
Compliance: CE (EN55022
Class B), FCC Part 15
Subpart J Class A, IC Class/
classe A
Standards: VGA, SVGA, XGA,
XGA-2, SXGA, or UXGA
video; supports VESA DDC,
DDC1, and DDC2 signaling
Interfaces:
Video: VGA;
Keyboard and mouse: IBM
PS/2 compatible; with
appropriate adapters, also
supports IBM PC/AT
keyboards, CPUs with
PC/AT keyboard ports, and
CPUs with EIA/TIA RS-232
mouse ports
OPTIONS port: EIA/TIA
RS-232 proprietarily pinned
on DB15
Resolution: Up to 1600 x 1280
noninterlaced at up to 100 Hz
RS-232 Characteristics of
OPTIONS Port:
Protocol: Asynchronous;
Data format: 8 data bits, no
parity, 1 stop bit;
Data rate: 1200 bps;
Flow control: None
Maximum Distance:
32 ft.(10 m) to any attached
keyboard, mouse, or
25553
monitor;
100 ft (30 m.) to any attached
CPU
User Controls:
Keyboard commands;
Mouse-click functions;
(1) Front-mounted pushbutton
for channel change and
configuration mode;
(1) Bottom-mounted
8-position DIP switch for
reset and firmware
upgrade;
Channels can also be
changed through
OPTIONS port with optional
Remote-Control Module or
other serial device
Indicator: (1) Front-mounted
7-segment status display
Connectors: All rear-mounted;
(1) Multipurpose DB15 female
OPTIONS port;
(1) Barrel jack for optional
power-supply connection;
User port consisting of:
(2) 6-pin mini-DIN female
for keyboard and mouse
attachment;
SW614A, SW617A: (2)
HD15 female for monitor
attachment;
SW616A, SW619A: (4)
HD15 female for monitor
attachment;
Connectors (continued):
Computer ports ([2] on
SW614A and SW616A; [4]
on SW617A and SW619A),
each consisting of:
(2) 6-pin mini-DIN female
for keyboard-port and
mouse-port attachment;
SW614A, SW617A: (2)
HD15 female for videoport attachment;
SW616A, SW619A: (4)
HD15 female for videoport attachment
noncondensing
Enclosure: Steel, aluminum, and
plastic
Maximum Altitude: 3048 m
(10,000 ft.)
Power:
Either:
• 5 VDC at up to 500 mA
from the keyboard
interfaces of the attached
computers, or
• From the optional power
supply PS649 (not
included):
Input: 100 to 240 VAC at
50 to 60 Hz from
utility-power (mains)
outlet, through
detachable power
cord and IEC 320
male inlet, to external
transformer;
Output: 5 VDC at up to 1
A;
Consumption: 5 watts
maximum
Temperature Tolerance: 0 to
40˚C ( 32 to 104˚F)
Size: 10.4H x 26.2 W x 15 D cm
(4.1"H x 10.3"W x 5.9"D )
Humidity Tolerance: 5 to 60%
Weight: 2.5 kg ( 5.5 lb. )
MTBF: 500,000 hours (based on
the historical reliability of
similarly designed and
manufactured products)
Ordering Information
ITEM
CODE
Multi-Head ServSwitch™
2-Port Dual Video.................................................................................................................................SW614A
2-Port Quad Video ...............................................................................................................................SW616A
4-Port Dual Video.................................................................................................................................SW617A
4-Port Quad Video ...............................................................................................................................SW619A
You will also need…
Premium KVM CPU Cable (to each of the CPUs’ first video port and to its keyboard and mouse ports)
5 ft. (1.5 m)..................................................................................................................................EHN408-0005
10 ft. (3 m).....................................................................................................................................EHN408-0010
20 ft. (6.1 m)..................................................................................................................................EHN408-0020
30 ft. (9.1 m)..................................................................................................................................EHN408-0030
50 ft. (15.2 m) ...............................................................................................................................EHN408-0050
VGA Extension Cable (to each of the CPUs’ video ports after the first—specify length) ..........EVNPS05-MM
PS/2 Extension Cable (to each of the CPUs keyboard and mouse ports
if you don’t use Premium KVM CPU Cable—specify length) ..................................................EVNPS03-MM
You might need…
Premium KVM User Cable (to extend distance to keyboard, mouse, and first monitor)
10 ft. (3 m).....................................................................................................................................EHN409-0010
20 ft. (6.1 m)..................................................................................................................................EHN409-0020
30 ft. (9.1 m)..................................................................................................................................EHN409-0030
VGA Extension Cable (to extend distance to each monitor after the first—specify length) .......EVNPS05-MF
PS/2 Extension Cable (to extend distance to the keyboard and mouse
if you don’t use Premium KVM User Cable—specify length) ...................................................EVNPS03-MF
Adapter for connecting the keyboard port of a PC/AT type CPU (use with CPU Cable) ........................FA212
Adapter for connecting the serial mouse port of a PC/AT type CPU (use with CPU Cable)...................FA314
Adapter for connecting a PC/AT keyboard.................................................................................................FA211
Remote-Control Module
With 10-ft. (3-m) cable.........................................................................................................................KV6REM
With 25-ft. (7.6-m) cable ................................................................................................................KV6REM-25
With 50-ft. (15.2-m) cable ..............................................................................................................KV6REM-50
With 75-ft. (22.9-m) cable ..............................................................................................................KV6REM-75
Serial firmware-upgrade cable (DB9 female to DB15 male).................................................................KV6SER
Optional power supply (100 to 240 VAC input, 5 VDC/1 A output) ..........................................................PS649
Call Black Box Tech Support for help determining your best options for AC-power and data-line protection.
25553
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising