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Configuration and Operation
Configuring the matrix switch
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Contents
The matrix switches of the »CATCenter NEO« series ......................................
Operation ..........................................................................................................
On-screen display .........................................................................................
Java client or IP console of the IP user module .............................................
Configuration ....................................................................................................
On-screen display .........................................................................................
Java client or IP console of the IP user module .............................................
The »Config Panel« web application .............................................................
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First steps .........................................................................................................
User login at the matrix system ..........................................................................
Changing your password ...................................................................................
Accessing a target module via on-screen display .................................................
Disconnecting the target module ........................................................................
User logout at the KVM matrix system ...............................................................
Starting the functions of the »Operation« menu via hotkeys .................................
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The On-Screen Display (OSD) .......................................................................... 7
Calling the on-screeen display at a console ......................................................... 7
The general OSD structure ................................................................................. 7
Colour-coded target module names .............................................................. 8
Displaying the status condition ..................................................................... 8
Operating the OSD via keyboard or mouse ......................................................... 8
Keyboard operation ..................................................................................... 8
Mouse operation .......................................................................................... 9
OSD functions ................................................................................................. 10
Search function .......................................................................................... 10
Changing the sort criteria of the list entries .................................................. 10
Limiting the entries using the view filter ...................................................... 11
Showing an additional column in the Select menu ...................................... 12
Configuration .................................................................................................. 13
Changing the hotkey to call the on-screen display ........................................ 13
Adjusting the information display ............................................................... 14
Defining a standard view filter .................................................................... 15
Selecting the mode for OSD synchronisation .............................................. 16
Changing the display position/font size ...................................................... 16
Changing the OSD position/font size ......................................................... 17
Selecting a keyboard layout for on-screen display entries ............................. 18
Operating the on-screen display by mouse ................................................... 19
(De)activating the on-screen display ............................................................ 20
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Overview of the menus and functions ............................................................. 21
Select menu ..................................................................................................... 21
Operation menu ............................................................................................... 21
Personal Profile menu ...................................................................................... 22
Configuration menu ......................................................................................... 23
Information menu ............................................................................................ 23
Accessing target modules (basic functions) ...................................................... 24
Accessing a target module via on-screen display ................................................ 24
Returning to the last accessed target module ..................................................... 24
Disconnecting the target module ....................................................................... 25
Enhanced functions .......................................................................................... 26
Automatically accessing a target module ..................................................... 26
Messages when accessing a target module ......................................................... 27
»No free route to target« .............................................................................. 27
»No route to target known« or »Unknown route to target« ........................... 27
»Target not available« ................................................................................. 27
Accessing target modules with select keys ....................................................... 28
Accessing a target module with select keys ........................................................ 28
Changing the select key modifier and the valid keys .......................................... 28
Administering select key sets ............................................................................ 29
Creating a select key set .............................................................................. 30
Changing the name and the global allocation of a select key set .................... 30
Defining select keys for the target modules .................................................. 31
Assigning a select key set to a user account .................................................. 32
Deleting a select key set .............................................................................. 32
Automatically or manually switching the target modules ................................ 33
Automatically scanning all target modules (Autoscan) ......................................... 33
Applying the Autoscan function .................................................................... 33
Configuring the scantime of the Autoscan function ...................................... 34
Automatically scanning switched-on
target modules (Autoskip) ................................................................................ 34
Applying the Autoskip function ................................................................. 35
Configuring the scantime of the Autoskip function ........................................ 35
Manually scanning the target modules (Stepscan) .............................................. 36
Starting and stopping the Stepscan function ................................................... 36
Switching between the target modules ......................................................... 36
Configuring keys to manually scan the targets ............................................. 37
Administering scanmode sets ............................................................................ 37
Creating a scanmode set ............................................................................. 37
Changing the name and the global allocation of a scanmode set ................... 38
Assigning the target modules to a scanmode set ........................................... 39
Assigning a scanmode set to a user account ................................................. 40
Deleting a scanmode set ............................................................................. 40
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Users and Groups ...........................................................................................
Efficient rights administration ..........................................................................
The effective right ......................................................................................
Efficient user group administration .............................................................
Administering user accounts ............................................................................
Creating a new user account .......................................................................
Renaming the user account ........................................................................
Changing the user account password ..........................................................
Changing the user account rights ................................................................
Changing a user account’s group membership .............................................
(De)activating a user account .....................................................................
Deleting a user account ..............................................................................
Administering user groups ...............................................................................
Creating a new user group ..........................................................................
Renaming a user group ..............................................................................
Changing the user group rights ...................................................................
Administering user group members ............................................................
(De)activating a user group .........................................................................
Deleting a user group .................................................................................
Rights regarding the user account .....................................................................
The Superuser right ......................................................................................
Changing the Personal Profile menu ...............................................................
Changing own password ............................................................................
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Target groups and view filters ........................................................................
Difference between target groups and view filters ..............................................
Intended use of target groups: efficient rights administration ........................
Intended use of target groups: creation of view groups .................................
Administering target groups .............................................................................
The »New Targets« target group .................................................................
Creating a new target group ........................................................................
Renaming a target group ............................................................................
Administering target group members ..........................................................
Deleting a target group ...............................................................................
Administering view filters ................................................................................
Creating a new view filter ...........................................................................
Assigning a target module to a view filter ....................................................
Renaming a view filter ...............................................................................
Deleting a view filter ..................................................................................
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Target modules ............................................................................................... 59
Adjusting the access and config rights ............................................................... 59
Accessing a target module .......................................................................... 59
Accessing a target group ............................................................................. 60
Access mode when simultaneously accessing a target computer ...................... 61
Rights to configure the target modules ........................................................ 63
Rights to reset or reactivate a PS/2 mouse .................................................. 64
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Basic configuration of the target modules .......................................................... 65
Renaming a target module .......................................................................... 65
Deleting a target module from the KVM matrix system ............................... 66
Copying the target module config settings ................................................... 67
Settings for special hardware ............................................................................ 68
Keymode for Apple computers .................................................................... 68
Keymode for USB multimedia keyboards .................................................... 69
Support for servers of IBM’s RS/6000 series ................................................ 70
Enhanced functions .......................................................................................... 71
Displaying »Multiuser« information ............................................................ 71
Adjusting the power management of the target module ................................ 72
Activating or resetting a PS/2 mouse .......................................................... 73
Viewing the route information of the target module ..................................... 74
Resetting the video profiles of a target module ............................................. 75
User modules .................................................................................................. 76
Operating modes of user modules ..................................................................... 76
Standard operating mode ............................................................................ 76
Open Access operating mode ...................................................................... 76
Video operating mode ................................................................................. 76
Selecting the user module’s operating mode ................................................. 77
Basic configuration of the user modules ............................................................ 77
Renaming a user module ............................................................................ 77
Enabling/disabling the user module ............................................................ 78
Copying the user module config settings ...................................................... 78
Deleting a user module from the matrix system ........................................... 79
Settings for special hardware ............................................................................ 80
Adjusting the scancode set of a PS/2 keyboard ............................................ 80
Enabling the support for special PS/2 keyboards ......................................... 81
Enhanced functions .......................................................................................... 81
Setting the automatic user logout ................................................................ 81
Automatically disconnecting the access to a target module ........................... 82
Activating or resetting a PS/2 mouse .......................................................... 82
Viewing technical information about the user modules ................................ 83
Resetting the video profile of a user module ................................................. 83
Remembering the username in the login mask ............................................. 84
Setting the hold time for the screensaver ...................................................... 85
User module performance during disconnection .......................................... 86
Video tuning ................................................................................................... 87
Automatic video tuning .............................................................................. 87
Manually operating the video tuning ........................................................... 88
Rights administration ....................................................................................... 89
Rights to configure video profiles ................................................................ 89
Power switch .................................................................................................. 90
Switching the power outlets assigned to the target ........................................ 90
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Rights administration ......................................................................................
Rights to switch the power outlets of a target module ..................................
Rights to switch the power outlets of a target group .....................................
Configuration ..................................................................................................
Assigning a power switch power outlet to the target module ........................
Renaming a power switch ..........................................................................
Deleting a power switch from the matrix system .........................................
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Special functions for cascaded KVM matrix systems ......................................
Basic functions ................................................................................................
Renaming the matrix switch .......................................................................
Renaming a slave matrix switch .................................................................
Deleting a slave matrix switch from the system ...........................................
Configuration settings ......................................................................................
Defining the cascade mode of a matrix switch .............................................
Forwarding target names to the slave matrix switches .................................
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Shared editing ................................................................................................. 99
System settings and functions .......................................................................
Basic configuration ........................................................................................
Renaming the matrix switch .....................................................................
Network settings ............................................................................................
Configuring the network interfaces ...........................................................
Configuring the global network settings ....................................................
Resetting the netfilter rules .......................................................................
Enhanced functions .......................................................................................
Reading out the status of the network interfaces ........................................
Testing the reachability of a host in the network (Ping) ..............................
Resetting the default settings ....................................................................
Adjusting the RS232 mode and the baud rate of the service port ................
Calling information about the system .............................................................
Hotkey settings ........................................................................................
Displaying firmware information of the matrix system ..............................
Displaying hardware information of the matrix switch ..............................
Rights administration ....................................................................................
Login rights for the »Config Panel« web application ..................................
Optional additional functions .........................................................................
Activating a purchased additional function ...............................................
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Push-Get function (optional) ........................................................................
Shifting the screen content (Push) ...................................................................
Shifting the monitor content to another user module .................................
Stopping the shifting of the screen content ................................................
Getting the screen content (Get) .....................................................................
Getting the screen content of another user module ....................................
Changing a user account’s Push-Get right ...................................................
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IP-Control-API (optional) .............................................................................. 111
Supported functions via API and text-based control ........................................ 111
Controlling the matrix switch via XML .........................................................
Structure of a valid XML document ................................................................
Selecting devices ............................................................................................
Messages and responses of G&D devices ........................................................
Messages of G&D devices ........................................................................
Responses of G&D devices .......................................................................
Combining multiple commands in an XML document ....................................
Push notifications of connections and disconnections .........................................
Configuring accesses of devices for XML control ............................................
Use of device IDs ...........................................................................................
Use of port names ..........................................................................................
Commands ....................................................................................................
User logon and user logoff ........................................................................
Establishing a connection to a target module or disconnecting a connection
Showing messages ....................................................................................
Opening or closing the OSD .....................................................................
Redirecting keyboard and mouse data .......................................................
Listing information about devices and connections ....................................
Requesting monitoring values ...................................................................
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Tradeswitch function (optional) ....................................................................
Switching keyboard and mouse signals to a user module or target computer .....
Basic configuration ........................................................................................
Creating Tradeswitch workplaces ..............................................................
Renaming a Tradeswitch workplace ..........................................................
Deleting a Tradeswitch workplace .............................................................
Changing the Tradeswitch key and the valid keys ......................................
Detailed configuration of a Tradeswitch workplace .........................................
Assigning devices to a Tradeswitch workplace ...........................................
Defining the master workplace of the Tradeswitch workplace ....................
Enhanced functions ........................................................................................
(De)activating the Tradeswitching information display ..............................
Starting the user module without keyboard ................................................
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The matrix switches of the »CATCenter NEO« series
The matrix switches of the
»CATCenter NEO« series
Being the central components of a matrix system, the matrix switches of the
CATCenter NEO series enable you to operate the connected computers via the consoles that are connected to the system.
The KVM matrix system consists of three main components:
 the matrix switches (CATCenter NEO),
 the target modules (CATpro2),
 the user modules (UCON).
The target modules as well as the user modules are connected to the matrix system
via category 5 (or better) twisted pair cabling.
By switching analog video, keyboard, mouse, and audio (optional) signals from a
target module to a user module, the computer connected to the target module can be
operated.
Operation
The following paragraphs provide you with various possibilities to operate the KVM
matrix system.
On-screen display
Usually, the KVM matrix system is operated through the system’s on-screen display. This display is provided at all user modules by default.
The on-screen display enables you to define additional special select keys. These
select keys provide the possibility to quickly change between the different target
modules by pressing a key combination on the keyboard of the user module.
NOTE: This manual describes how to operate the matrix switch using the onscreen display of a user module.
Java client or IP console of the IP user module
The Java client or the IP console client software of a IP user module enable you to call
the on-screen display of an IP user module.
Both solutions provide an integrated control panel which offers further possibilities to
operate the KVM matrix system.
NOTE: Please refer to the »Java client« or the »IP console client« manual to learn more
about these solutions.
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The matrix switches of the »CATCenter NEO« series
Configuration
The KVM matrix system can be configured in many different ways.
On-screen display
If the logged-in user holds the required rights, they can access the matrix system’s
various configuration settings through the on-screen display of a user module where
these settings can also be edited.
NOTE: This manual describes how to configure the matrix switches of the
CATCenter NEO series via the on-screen display of a user module.
Java client or IP console of the IP user module
The Java client or the IP-Console software of a IP user module enable you to call the
on-screen display of an IP user module.
Applying these software solutions also requires the necessary configuration rights or
the Superuser right to edit or view the settings.
NOTE: Please refer to the »Java client« or the »IP console client« manual to learn more
about these solutions.
The »Config Panel« web application
The web application offers a graphical user interface to configure the KVM matrix
switches of the CATCenter NEO series. This application can be operated with any
web browser.
The web application provides an alternative to configure the matrix switch through
the device’s on-screen display at the user modules and can be applied independently
from the user modules in the network.
Thanks to its enhanced possibilities, the graphical user interface provides the following comfortable features:
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well-arranged user interface
comfortable operation through drag & drop function
extensive target administration
enhanced network functions (netfilter, syslog, …)
backup and restore function
NOTE: Please refer to the »Config Panel« manual to learn more about these solutions.
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First steps
First steps
This chapter presents information on the basic operation of the KVM matrix system.
NOTE: The following chapters of this manual provide a detailed description of the
functions and the configuration settings.
User login at the matrix system
After the user module has been switched on, the KVM matrix system asks you to log in.
IMPORTANT: When the on-screen display is started for the first time, log in as
administrator and immediately change the password (see page 4).
These are the access data for the administrator account:
 Username:
 Password:
Admin
4658
How to log in at the KVM matrix system:
1. Enter the following data to the login mask:
Username:
Enter your username.
Password:
Enter your user account password.
2. Press Enter to log in and to start the on-screen display.
NOTE: If the Default Target function (see page 26) has been activated for the user
account, you can directly access the target module that has been selected in the
Personal Profile after your login.
In this case, restart the on-screen display (see page 7) to call the Select menu.
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First steps
Changing your password
How to change the password of your user account:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Change password and press Enter.
4. Enter the following data into the Change own password menu:
New:
Enter your new password.
Repeat:
Repeat your new password.
5. Press F2 to save your settings.
Accessing a target module via on-screen display
How to access a target module via on-screen display:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the target module to be accessed.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
3. Press Enter.
NOTE: It is also possible to access a target module with select keys (see page 28 ff.)
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First steps
Disconnecting the target module
The Disconnect function ends the current connection to the target module. After this
function has been carried out, the Select menu is displayed.
NOTE: After the Disconnect function has been carried out, you are still logged in at
the matrix system.
Use the User logout function to log out of the system.
How to end the connection to a target module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F9 to call the Operation menu.
3. Press the hotkey D or mark the row D - Disconnect and press Enter.
ADVICE: After the on-screen display has been called, you are enabled to activate the Disconnect function by pressing the key combination Ctrl+D.
User logout at the KVM matrix system
Use the User logout function to log out of the KVM matrix system. If the logout was
successful, the Login mask appears.
IMPORTANT: Always use the User logout function of the matrix system. This way,
the user module as well as the KVM matrix system are protected against unauthorised access.
How to log out of the KVM matrix system:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F9 to call the Operation menu.
3. Press the hotkey E or mark the row E - User logout and press Enter.
ADVICE: After the on-screen display has been called, you are enabled to activate
the User logout function by pressing the key combination Ctrl+E.
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Starting the functions of the »Operation« menu via
hotkeys
The Select menu is usually displayed after the on-screen display has been called. The
functions to operate the system can be activated by pressing F9 after the Operation
menu has been called.
As an alternative, the functions of the Operation menu can be started within the Select
menu through the use of hotkeys.
How to access a function in the Operation menu by using a hotkey:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl + Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press one of the hotkeys listed in the table below to call that function:
Ctrl+A:
Automatic switching of all target modules (Autoscan)
Ctrl+B:
Automatic switching of all activated target modules (Autoskip)
Ctrl+C:
Manual switching of the target modules (Stepscan)
Ctrl+D:
Disconnects the target module (Disconnect)
Ctrl+E:
User logout
Ctrl+F:
Calls the Mouse utility function to activate or reset the PS/2 mouse
interface of the computer connected to the target module
Ctrl+G:
Accesses the last accessed target module (Return to last target)
Ctrl+H:
Shows an additional column in the list field of the Select menu (Target info)
Pressing the key combination enables you to switch between the
following options:
 off: hides additional column
 id: displays the physical ID of the target modules
 select keys: displays the select keys of the target modules
Ctrl+I:
Switches the power outlets of a connected and configured power
switch (Target power)
Pressing the key combination enables you to switch between the
following options:
 off: switches off power outlets
 on: switches on power outlets
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The On-Screen Display (OSD)
The On-Screen Display (OSD)
The on-screen display enables the user to operate and configure the KVM matrix
system. By default, it is provided at all user modules.
Calling the on-screeen display at a console
The on-screen display can be activated with the configured key combination.
How to start the on-screen display:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
The general OSD structure
Men title
Sort Alph+on
Show All
Search .......................
Target
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Console
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Console type
Standard
ESC
F8:Toggle
F2:Save
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The on-screen display menu mask is divided into three main sections:
Header 
The header shows the title of the current menu.
Some menus additionally provide a Sort and a Search function as
well as a View filter (see page 10 ff.). Press the Tab key to move the
cursor from the list field  to the header .
List field 
The list field shows all menu entries.
The menu entries are divided into two categories:
 Menu items with submenu:
These entries are displayed in the right column with three
dots (…). Select such an entry with the arrow keys and press
Enter to open the submenu.
 Menu items without submenu:
The current setting is displayed behind the menu entry and can
be changed directly.
Footer 
The footer shows the most important keys to operate the menu
and, if applicable, further information.
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The On-Screen Display (OSD)
Colour-coded target module names
The list field lists all known target modules. If a computer is connected to the target
module, the target module name is displayed in green.
If the target module is disconnected from the KVM matrix system or the computer
connected to the target module is switched off, the name is displayed in red.
Displaying the status condition
The status condition is displayed on the left side of the target module names:
 An arrow () marks the target module the user is currently accessing.
 If one or more users are currently accessing the target module, the number of
accessing users is displayed in the column.
Operating the OSD via keyboard or mouse
Keyboard operation
The on-screen display is mainly operated by keyboard. The table below shows a list
of frequently used keys:
Arrow keys:
Press the arrow keys Up and Down (in some menus also Left and Right)
to move the cursor between the different menu entries.
Enter key:
This key is often used to confirm entries (e. g. in the login mask) or
to call a submenu.
Esc:
This key closes the currently displayed menu and shows the superior
menu.
If entries should be changed but not saved, a respective message
appears.
Tab key:
Use this key to move the cursor from one menu entry to the next (or
vice versa).
In menu masks that contain the sort-and-search function or the view
filter, the cursor can be moved to the header by pressing this key.
F2:
Press this key to save your entries.
The currently displayed menu mask closes after the data was saved.
Afterwards, the superior menu is shown.
F8:
Press this key to switch between the different options of a menu entry.
F9:
Press this key on the top menu level to call the Operation menu.
F10:
Press this key on the top menu level to call the Personal Profile menu.
F11:
Press this key on the top menu level to call the Configuration menu.
F12:
Press this key on the top menu level to call the Information menu.
Table 1: Frequently used keys to operate the on-screen display
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The On-Screen Display (OSD)
Mouse operation
As an alternative to operating the on-screen display by keyboard, you can use the
mouse to execute the following processes:
Mouse movement »Up«:
This mouse movement moves the cursor upwards
between the different menu entries in the list field.
Mouse movement »Down«:
This mouse movement moves the cursor downwards
between the different menu entries in the list field.
Left mouse key:
This key is often used to confirm entries (e. g. in the
login mask) or to call a submenu.
Right mouse key:
The currently displayed menu is being closed after
the data are saved. Afterwards, the superordinate
menu is shown.
Table 2: Mouse operations to operate the on-screen display
ADVICE: The on-screen display (OSD) can only be called with the key combination provided for this purpose (Ctrl+Num).
If a Microsoft »IntelliMouse Explorer« or another compatible mouse with five
keys is connected to the user console, you can call the on-screen display through
the keys four and five that are located at the side of such a mouse (see page 19).
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The On-Screen Display (OSD)
OSD functions
Search function
Some menus (e.g. the Select menu or the menu to select a select key set) provide a
search function to enable the user to quickly select the desired entry in the list field.
How to search a particular entry with a known name:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. If necessary, press the Tab key to select the list field.
3. Enter the name of the entry you want to search. You can also enter the first letters of the name to enable a clear allocation. The entered characters are displayed
in the Search field.
NOTE: After each entered character, the first entry this character does apply to is
marked in the list field.
The usage of placeholders is not supported.
Changing the sort criteria of the list entries
In the default settings, the list entries are sorted alphabetically in ascending order
(default: Alph+).
Targets are listed according to their operating status whereas the switched-on
devices are displayed at first, followed by the switched-off devices. Both groups are
sorted in ascending order (default: Alph+on).
You are enabled to activate further sort criteria or reverse the sort order.
How to change the sort criteria and/or sort order:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press the Tab key to select the Sort field in the header.
3. Press F8 to select the desired sort criteria:
Alph+:
The names of the list entries are sorted alphabetically in ascending
order.
Alph+on:
At first, the names of all switched-on devices are sorted in ascending order. Beneath, the names of all switched-off devices are
sorted in ascending order.
This option is only available in the device list.
Alph-:
The names of the list entries are sorted alphabetically in descending
order.
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Alph-on:
At first, the names of all switched-on devices are sorted in descending order. Beneath, the names of all switched-off devices are
sorted in descending order.
This option is only available in the device list.
ID:
The names of the list entries are sorted in ascending order according to the physical device ID.
This option is only available in the lists that contain the target modules.
Table 3: Available search criteria of the list field
Limiting the entries using the view filter
The Show field enables you to limit the list of entries in the list field of some menus:
The Select menu lists all target modules by default. The view filter can limit the target
module list of a particular view group (marked as folder in the web application).
ADVICE: For information on how to administer a view filter see the chapter
Administering view filters on page 57 ff..
NOTE: If the Config Panel web application is used to create and administer groups
(folders) for the view filter, any number of folders can be added to the superior
folder.
The on-screen display only shows the superior view filter. The herein contained
target modules of the inferior folders are automatically listed.
How to change the view filter of the entries to be displayed:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press the Tab key to move the cursor to the Show field in the menu header.
3. Press F8 to select the desired view filter.
NOTE: You can select the view filter All directly by pressing the key combination Ctrl+A.
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The On-Screen Display (OSD)
Showing an additional column in the Select menu
The Target info function enables you to display an additional info column in the Select
menu list field. This column can display the physical ID or the select keys of the target module.
How to display an additional info column in the Select menu:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F9 to call the Operation menu.
3. Press the hotkey H (repeatedly) or mark the row H - Target info and press F8 (repeatedly) to select between the following options:
off:
hide additional column
id:
display the physical ID of the target modules
select keys:
show the select keys of the target modules
ADVICE: After the on-screen display has been called, activate the Target info function in the Select menu by pressing the key combination Ctrl+H.
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The On-Screen Display (OSD)
Configuration
Many of the on-screen display’s basic functions and features can be adjusted to the
user’s demands.
Among these are, for example, the definition of the hotkey as well as the adjustment
of the on-screen display’s position and font size.
All adjustable settings are described on the following pages.
Changing the hotkey to call the on-screen display
The hotkey to call the on-screen display (OSD) is used at all user modules within the
matrix system. This hotkey enables you to open the on-screen display in order to
operate and configure the system.
NOTE: In the default, the hotkey Ctrl+Num is preset.
The hotkey consists of at least one hotkey modifier key and an additional hotkey,
which you can freely select.
The hotkey modifier key Ctrl as well as the hotkey Num can be changed by the user.
How to change the hotkey to call the on-screen display:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row System and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Hotkey and press Enter.
5. Select at least one of the listed hotkey modifiers in the Modifier entry by marking
the respective box. Use the arrow keys for this purpose. Afterwards press F8.
Ctrl:
Ctrl key
Alt:
Alt key
Alt Gr:
Alt Gr key
Win:
Windows key
Shift
Shift key
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6. Select a hotkey in the row Key by pressing F8. The on-screen display can be called
by pressing the hotkey and the selected hotkey modifier(s) at the same time.
Num:
Num key
Pause:
Pause key
Insert:
Insert key
Delete:
Delete key
Home:
Home key
End:
End key
PgUp
Page Up key
PgDn
Page Down key
Space
Space key
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
Adjusting the information display
When switching to a target module, a temporary information display (5 seconds)
appears. This information display provides information about the console name, the
name of the currently accessed target module and optionally further information.
The information display can also be displayed permanently or it can be deactivated.
The selected setting is now assigned to your user account and stored in your Personal
Profile.
ADVICE: If the temporary information display is activated, it can be recalled by
pressing Ctrl+Caps Lock.
How to change the settings of the information display:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Display and press F8 (repeatedly) to select between the following
options:
temp:
show information display (five seconds)
perm:
permanent information display
off:
switch off information display
4. Press F2 to save the changes.
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The On-Screen Display (OSD)
Defining a standard view filter
After the user login, the Select menu (see page 21) is displayed. The default setting of
the Select menu displays all target modules. By applying the view filter (see page 15),
the displayed target modules can be filtered.
Use the Default view filter setting to activate a certain view filter directly after you have
accessed the Select menu.
NOTE: The preset view filter is applied directly after the on-screen display has been
called and after the user has logged in to the matrix system.
By applying the view filter (see page 15) you can change the default and therefore
activate another filter.
How to select a standard view filter for the Select menu:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Def. view filter and press F8 (repeatedly) to select the desired setting.
All:
All target modules are displayed.
ADVICE: Use the key combination Ctrl+A to select this view filter directly.
Last:
The view filter that was used by the last user is applied when the
Select menu is called.
Selection of
a view filter:
The view filter of the selected group is applied when the Select
menu is called.
4. Press F2 to save your changes.
IMPORTANT: If the Last option has been selected and two users are using one user
account at the same time, the view filter of the last active person is stored.
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The On-Screen Display (OSD)
Selecting the mode for OSD synchronisation
If the synchronisation signal and the colour information are transmitted through
one cable, the on-screen display is displayed in a changed, palish colour.
In this case you can select several synchronisation modes in the OSD sync menu.
How to select a mode for the OSD synchronisation:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target and press Enter.
4. Mark the target module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row OSD sync and press F8 to select the desired mode:
off:
RGB mode for OSD sync is active.
green:
RGsB mode for OSD sync is active.
all:
RsGsBs mode for OSD sync is active.
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
Changing the display position/font size
When accessing a target module, the information display of the matrix system gives
information about the name of the accessed target module as well as the name of the
user module.
By default, the information display is located in the left upper corner at the console
monitor. You can adjust the display’s position and font size according to your wishes.
The setting you selected is assigned to your user account and stored in your Personal
Profile.
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The On-Screen Display (OSD)
How to change the display position:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Set display position and press Enter.
4. The menu shown on the right appears at the current
display position.
5. Use the arrow keys or the mouse to move the menu to
the desired position.
+
Display position
F2: Save
NOTE: Press the hotkey Ctrl+D to reset the information display’s position and its
font size.
6. Press F2 to save your settings or press Esc to cancel.
How to change the display font size:
IMPORTANT: This setting only applies when a target module is accessed and for
resolutions higher than 640 × 480 pixels.
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Set display position and press Enter.
4. The menu shown on the right appears at the current
display position.
5. Use the Page and Page keys to minimize or to enlarge
the font size.
+
Display position
F2: Save
NOTE: Press the hotkey Ctrl+D to reset the information display’s position and its
font size.
6. Press F2 to save your settings or press Esc to cancel.
Changing the OSD position/font size
By default, the on-screen display of the matrix system is located in the centre of the
console monitor. You can adjust the display’s position and font size according to
your wishes.
The selected setting is assigned to your user account and stored in your Personal Profile.
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The On-Screen Display (OSD)
How to change the OSD position:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Set menu position and press Enter.
4. Use the arrow keys or the mouse to move the menu to the desired position.
NOTE: Press the hotkey Ctrl+D to reset the on-screen display’s position and its
font size.
5. Press F2 to save your settings or press Esc to cancel.
How to change the OSD font size:
IMPORTANT: This setting only applies when a target module is accessed and for
resolutions higher than 640 × 480 pixels.
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Set menu position and press Enter.
4. Use the Page and Page keys to minimize or enlarge the font size of the information display.
NOTE: Press the hotkey Ctrl+D to reset the on-screen display’s position and its
font size.
5. Press F2 to save your settings or press Esc to cancel.
Selecting a keyboard layout for on-screen display entries
How to select the keyboard layout for the user module keyboard:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
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5. Mark the row OSD key. layout and press F8 to select one of the listed options:
German:
Germany
English US:
USA
English UK:
Great Britain
French:
France
Spanish:
Spain
Lat. American:
Latin America
Portuguese:
Portugal
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
Operating the on-screen display by mouse
In the default settings of the matrix system, the on-screen display (OSD) can only be
called with the key combination provided for this purpose.
If a Microsoft »IntelliMouse Explorer« or another compatible mouse with five keys
is connected to the user console, you can call the on-screen display through the keys
four and five that are located at the side of such a mouse.
How to (de)activate the mouse support to operate the on-screen display:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
5. Mark the row OSD by mouse and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
calls the OSD via mouse keys 4 and 5 of a compatible mouse
no:
deactivates the possibility to call the OSD by mouse
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
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The On-Screen Display (OSD)
(De)activating the on-screen display
NOTE: The OSD blocked setting of a user module only applies when the Open Access
or the Video operating mode has been selected (see Operating modes of user modules
on page 76).
The on-screen display is always available in the Standard operating mode.
This function defines if the users at the user module are enabled to activate the onscreen display or if they are only allowed to switch via select keys.
How to (de)activate the on-screen display at the user module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the user module you want to (de)activate and press F5.
4. Mark the row OSD blocked and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
on-screen display blocked
no:
on-screen display available
5. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Overview of the menus and functions
Overview of the menus and functions
The following pages show the main menus of the on-screen display.
Select menu
The Select menu is usually displayed after the on-screen display has been called.
Here, the target modules known to the matrix system are displayed:
Select
Sort Alph+on
Show ALL
Search .......................
 CPU-001
2 CPU-002
CPU-003
CPU-004
1 CPU-005
F9: Operation F10:Pers.Profile
F11:Config F12:Info
The chapter Accessing target modules (basic functions) on page 24 ff. describes how to
access the user module with a target module.
Both the Search and Sort function as well as the view filter can be used to limit the
displayed target modules. Further information regarding these functions can be
found on page 10 ff.
Operation menu
The Operation menu can be opened by pressing F9 after the on-screen display has
been called. This menu lists all functions of the KVM matrix system that can be carried out directly by the user:
Function
Description
A – Autoscan
page 33
B – Autoskip
page 34
C – Stepscan
page 36
D – Disconnect
page 5
E – User logout
page 5
F – Mouse utility
page 73
G – Return to last target
page 24
H – Target info
page 12
I – Target power
page 90
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Overview of the menus and functions
Personal Profile menu
After the on-screen display has been called, the Personal Profile menu can be opened by
pressing F10. The menu settings only apply for the user whose name is displayed in the
right corner.
This menu lists the settings of the matrix system, which can be individually defined
for every user:
Function
Description
Display
page 14
Scantime
page 34
Stepkeys
page 37
Multiuser display
page 71
Default view filter
page 15
Default target
page 26
Scanmode set
page 37
Selectkey set
page 29
Set display position
page 16
Set menu position
page 17
Change password
page 44
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Overview of the menus and functions
Configuration menu
The Configuration menu can be opened by pressing F11 after the on-screen display
has been called. This menu enables the user to configure all settings of the devices
connected to KVM the matrix system as well as all user settings.
Function
Description
User
page 43
User group
page 48
Target
page 59
Target group
page 54
View filter
page 57
Video tuning (IVT)
page 87
Console
page 76
Cascade
page 95
System
page 100
Power switch
page 90
Network
page 100
Tradeswitch function
page 125
Information menu
After the on-screen display has been called, the Information menu can be opened by
pressing F12. This menu provides information on the different devices and versions
of the KVM matrix system.
Function
Description
Firmware information
page 105
Feature information
page 107
Hotkey information
page 105
Hardware infomation
page 105
Console status
page 83
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Accessing target modules (basic functions)
Accessing target modules
(basic functions)
By switching the signals analog video, keyboard, mouse, and audio to a user module. This way, the user is enabled to operate the computer connected to the target
module.
This chapter describes how to access the target modules by using the on-screen display. Information on how to access the target modules via select keys can be found
on page 28 ff.
Accessing a target module via on-screen display
You are enabled to access a target module with a user module via the on-screen display of the matrix system.
How to access a target module via on-screen display:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the target module you want to access.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
3. Press Enter.
NOTE: A target module can also be accessed with select keys. Further information
regarding this topic can be found on page 28.
Returning to the last accessed target module
When using the Return to last target function, you are enabled to switch from the currently accessed target module to the last accessed target module.
NOTE: This function does not apply if you have only worked on the currently
accessing target module since your login.
How to return to the last accessed target module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F9 to call the Operation menu.
3. Press the hotkey G or mark the row G - Return to last target and press Enter.
ADVICE: After the on-screen display has been called, you are enabled to activate the Return to last target function in the Select menu by pressing the key combination Ctrl+G.
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Accessing target modules (basic functions)
Disconnecting the target module
The Disconnect function ends the current connection to the target module. After this
function has been carried out, the Select menu is displayed.
NOTE: After the Disconnect function has been carried out, you are still logged in at
the matrix system.
Use the User logout function described on page 5 to log out of the system.
How to end the connection to a target module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F9 to call the Operation menu.
3. Press the hotkey D or mark the row D - Disconnect and press Enter.
ADVICE: After the on-screen display has been called, you are enabled to activate the Disconnect function by pressing the key combination Ctrl+D.
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Enhanced functions
Automatically accessing a target module
The Default Target setting enables the selection of a target module, which the user
automatically accesses after logging in to the matrix system.
How to select a target module for automatic access:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Default target and press Enter.
Now, the Default target menu opens. If already defined, the footer displays the currently selected target module (Current).
4. Mark the target module to be accessed directly after the login.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Press F8 to activate the selection. Now, the target module is marked with an
arrow ().
6. Press F2 to save your changes.
How to cancel the automatic access to a target module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Default target and press Enter.
Now, the Default target menu opens. The currently activated target module is highlighted in the list field.
4. Press F8 to cancel the selection. The target module is no longer marked with an
arrow ().
5. Press F2 to save your changes.
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Accessing target modules (basic functions)
Messages when accessing a target module
»No free route to target«
For each time a user module simultaneously accesses a target module connected to the
slave matrix switch, a data link is established from the master to the slave matrix switch.
IMPORTANT: The number of possible data links to the slave matrix switch depends
on how many CPU ports of the master matrix switch are connected to the Console
ports of the slave matrix switch.
In case all available data links are occupied, the message »No free route to target«
appears when you try to access the target module. As soon as a data link is available, the desired connection can be established.
»No route to target known« or »Unknown route to target«
This message appears when you try to access a target module connected to a slave
matrix switch to which no connection can be established.
Check if the slave matrix switch is switched on and properly connected to the master matrix switch.
»Target not available«
This message appears when the target module to which the target computer was
connected has been removed from the system.
Ask the administrator of the matrix system if the desired target computer has been
connected to another target module or if it has been removed from the system.
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Accessing target modules with select keys
Accessing target modules with
select keys
After the select key modifier(s) and a select key set have been adjusted and a select
key set has been activated in the user account, the target module can be accessed
with key combinations.
Accessing a target module with select keys
When accessing the target module with select keys, the on-screen display does not
have to be called. The target module can be accessed faster when using the select keys.
How to access a target module with select keys:
1. Press the select key modifier(s) that have been adjusted in the matrix system and
the select keys assigned to the target module.
EXAMPLE:
 Select key modifiers: Alt Gr+Shift
 Select keys for target module: S
Press Alt Gr+Shift while pressing the select key S. As soon as you release the
keys, the switching to the target module is carried out.
Further information:
 Changing the select key modifier and the valid keys on page 28
 Administering select key sets on page 29
 Assigning a select key set to a user account on page 32
Changing the select key modifier and the valid keys
The select keys enable you to quickly access a particular target computer by pressing
a key combination. For this, select key sets can be created in the matrix system.
In combination with the select key modifier, a select key set defines the key combination to be pressed to access a particular target computer.
You are furthermore enabled to define valid keys for the select keys.
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Accessing target modules with select keys
How to change the select key modifier or the valid keys:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row System and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Select key and press Enter.
5. Select at least one of the listed select key modifiers in the Modifier entry by marking
the respective box with the arrow keys. Afterwards, press F8.
Ctrl:
Ctrl key
Alt:
Alt key
Alt Gr:
Alt Gr key
Win:
Windows key
Shift
Shift key
6. Select the row Valid keys and press F8 to select one of the following options:
Num:
only numerical keys are interpreted as select keys when pressed in
combination with the select key modifier
Alph:
only alphabetic keys are interpreted as select keys when pressed in
combination with the select key modifier
AlphNum:
alphabetical and numerical keys are interpreted as select keys when
pressed in combination with the select key modifier
IMPORTANT: The selected valid keys as well as the selected select key modifier
are no longer provided as key combinations to the operating system and the
applications on the target computer.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
Administering select key sets
In the KVM matrix system, the user is enabled to create 20 global select key sets or
ten individual select key sets for each user.
Within the select key sets, you can define the select key sets for the target modules
you wish to access.
NOTE: The global select key sets are displayed in the Personal Profile menu of all
users of the matrix system.
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Accessing target modules with select keys
Creating a select key set
How to create a select key set:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Select key set and press Enter.
4. Press F3 and collect the following data in the Add select key Set menu:
Name:
Enter the new select key set name and press Enter.
Global:
Select yes by pressing F8 if you want the select key set in the personal
profile to be available for all users of the system.
default: no
NOTE: This option can only be activated by users that hold the Superuser
right (see page 52).
5. Press F2 to save your inputs and to create the select key sets.
Changing the name and the global allocation of a select key set
How to change the name and/or the Global setting of a select key set:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Select key set and press Enter.
4. Mark the select key set whose setting you want to change.
5. Press F5 to change the following data in the Edit select key Set menu:
Name:
Enter the new name of the select key set and press Enter.
Global:
Select yes by pressing F8 if you want the select key set in the personal
profile to be available for all users of the system.
default: no
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Accessing target modules with select keys
Defining select keys for the target modules
NOTE: Global select key sets can only be edited by users with activated Superuser
right (see page 52).
Without this right, only the select keys that are assigned to the target modules can
be viewed.
How to define the select keys for target modules:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Select key set and press Enter.
4. Mark a select key set and press F5.
5. Mark the row Members and press Enter.
The Assign select key Set dialogue opens. The left column displays the name of the
target module whereas the right column shows the assigned select key(s).
6. Mark the target module you want to assign a select key to or whose select key
you want to change.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
7. Press F5 and enter the desired select key.
NOTE: The chapter Changing the select key modifiers and the valid keys provides information on how to use valid keys as select key set.
8. If you want to create or change the select keys for further target modules, repeat
steps 6 and 7.
9. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Accessing target modules with select keys
Assigning a select key set to a user account
By assigning a select key set to a user account, the select keys defined in a set are
interpreted and the particular target module is being accessed.
How to assign a select key set to a user account or cancel the existing assignment:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Select key set and press Enter.
4. Select the desired select key set.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Press F8 to (de)activate the assignment.
NOTE: An assigned select key set is marked with an arrow ().
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
Deleting a select key set
NOTE: Only users with the Superuser right (see page 52) are allowed to delete a global
select key set.
How to delete a select key set:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Select key set and press Enter.
4. Mark the select key set you want to delete and press F4.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing security request.
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Automatically or manually switching the target modules
Automatically or manually switching
the target modules
Automatically scanning all target modules (Autoscan)
The Autoscan function successively accesses all target modules that are mentioned in
the active scancode set and are released to the user.
The Scantime setting (see page 34) enables you to define how long each target module is to be accessed.
When accessing the target modules, the workplace name, the name of the currently
accessed target module as well as a note regarding the Autoscan function are displayed.
NOTE: If the Autoscan function is activated, the keyboard and mouse inputs are
transmitted to the currently accessed target module.
During your inputs, the Autoscan function stops and continues after you have finished your inputs.
Applying the Autoscan function
Requirements to use the Autoscan function:
 Creating a scanmode set on page 37
 Assigning a scanmode set to a user account on page 40
How to start the Autoscan function:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F9 to call the Operation menu.
3. Press the hotkey A or mark the A - Autoscan row and press Enter.
ADVICE: After the on-screen display has been called, you are enabled to activate
the Autoscan function in the Select menu by pressing the key combination Ctrl+A.
How to stop the Autoscan function:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
This causes the Autoscan function to stop.
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Automatically or manually switching the target modules
Configuring the scantime of the Autoscan function
By default, each switching is held for five seconds. After that, the target module is
disconnected and the next target module is accessed.
Select a time span between 1 and 99 seconds to define how long the target module is
to be accessed.
How to change the scantime:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Move the cursor to the row Scantime and enter a time span between 1 and 99 seconds.
4. Press F2 to save your settings.
Automatically scanning switched-on
target modules (Autoskip)
The Autoskip function successively accesses all target modules that are mentioned in
the active scancode set and are released to the user.
The connected computer must be switched on to carry out this function.
The Scantime setting (see page 34) enables you to define how long each target module is to be accessed.
When accessing the target modules, the workplace name, the name of the currently
accessed target module as well as a note regarding the Autoskip function are displayed.
NOTE: If the Autoskip function is activated, the keyboard and mouse inputs are
transmitted to the currently accessed target module.
During the inputs, the Autoskip function stops and continues after you have finished your inputs.
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Applying the Autoskip function
Requirements to use the Autoskip function:
 Creating a scanmode set on page 37
 Assigning a scanmode set to a user account on page 40
How to start the Autoskip function:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F9 to call the Operation menu.
3. Press the hotkey B or mark the row B - Autoskip and press Enter.
ADVICE: After the on-screen display has been called, you are enabled to activate
the Autoskip function in the Select menu by pressing the key combination Ctrl+B.
How to stop the Autoskip function:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
This causes the Autoskip function to stop.
Configuring the scantime of the Autoskip function
By default, each switching is held for five seconds. After that, the target module is
disconnected and the next target module is accessed.
Select a time span between 1 and 99 seconds to define how long the target module is
to be accessed.
How to change the scantime:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Move the cursor to the row Scantime and enter a time span between 1 and 99 seconds.
4. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Manually scanning the target modules (Stepscan)
By keypress, the Stepscan function successively accesses all target modules indicated
in the scanmode set and released to the user.
When accessing the target modules, the workplace name, the name of the currently
accessed target module as well as a note regarding the Stepscan function are displayed.
Starting and stopping the Stepscan function
Requirements to use this function:
 Creating a scanmode set on page 37
 Configuring keys to manually scan the targets on page 37
 Assigning a scanmode set to a user account on page 40
How to start the Stepscan function:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F9 to call the Operation menu.
3. Press the hotkey C or mark the row C - Stepscan and press Enter.
ADVICE: After the on-screen display has been called, you are enabled to activate
the Stepscan function in the Select menu by pressing the key combination Ctrl+C.
How to stop the Stepscan function:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
This causes the Stepscan function to stop.
Switching between the target modules
How to switch between target modules when the Stepscan function is activated:
1. Press the stepkey Up (default) to access the next target module or the stepkey
Down (default) to access the last target module.
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Configuring keys to manually scan the targets
By keypress, the Stepscan function successively switches to all target modules
approved to the user.
You are enabled to select different keys to access the next (default Up) or the last
(default Down) target module.
How to select the keys for using the Stepscan function:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Stepkeys and press F8 (repeatedly) to select between the following
options:
Up/Down:
arrow keys Up and Down
PgUp/PgDn:
Page and Page keys
Num Up/Down:
arrow keys Up and Down of the numeric keypad
Num PgUp/PgDn:
Page and Page keys of the numeric keypad
Num +/-
plus and minus keys of the numeric keypad
4. Press F2 to save your changes.
Administering scanmode sets
In the matrix system, the user is enabled to create 20 global select key sets or ten further, individual scanmode sets for each user.
Within the select key sets, you can define the computers to be accessed when performing the Autoscan, Autoskip or Stepscan function.
NOTE: The global scanmode sets are displayed in the Personal Profile menu of all
users of the matrix system.
Creating a scanmode set
How to create a scanmode set:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Scanmode set and press Enter.
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4. Press F3 and collect the following data in the Add Scanmode Set menu:
Name:
Enter the desired scanmode set name and press Enter.
Global:
Select yes by pressing F8 if you want the scanmode set in the personal
profile to be available for all users of the system.
default: no
NOTE: This option can only be activated by users that hold the Superuser
right (see page 52).
5. Press F2 to save your settings.
Changing the name and the global allocation of a scanmode set
How to change the name and/or the Global setting of a scanmode set:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Scanmode set and press Enter.
4. Mark the scanmode set whose setting you want to change.
5. Press F5 to change the following data in the Edit Scanmode Set menu:
Name:
Enter the desired scanmode set name and press Enter.
Global:
Select yes by pressing F8 if you want the scanmode set in the personal profile to be available for all users of the system.
default: no
NOTE: This option can only be activated by users that hold the Superuser
right (see page 52).
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Automatically or manually switching the target modules
Assigning the target modules to a scanmode set
NOTE: Global scanmode sets can only be edited by users with activated Superuser
right (see page 52).
Without this right, only the assigned target modules can be viewed.
How to assign target modules to a scanmode set or cancel the existing assignment:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Scanmode set and press Enter.
4. Press F5 to edit the selected scanmode set.
5. Mark the row Members and press Enter.
The Scanmode Set Members menu opens. This menu lists all known target modules
within the matrix system that you are allowed to access.
6. Mark a target module to be assigned to the scanmode set or whose assignment is
to be cancelled.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
7. Press F8 to (de)activate the selection.
NOTE: The target module that has been assigned to the scanmode set is marked
with an arrow ().
8. If you want to assign further target modules to the scanmode set, repeat steps 6 and 7.
9. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Automatically or manually switching the target modules
Assigning a scanmode set to a user account
A scanmode set defines the targets to be accessed when the Autoscan, Autoskip or Stepscan function is carried out.
How to assign a scanmode set to the user account or cancel the existing assignment:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Scanmode set and press Enter.
4. Mark the desired scanmode set in the list field.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Press F8 to (de)activate the selection.
NOTE: An assigned scanmode set is marked with an arrow ().
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
Deleting a scanmode set
NOTE: Only users with activated Superuser right (see page 52) are enabled to delete a
global scanmode set.
How to delete a scanmode set:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Scanmode set and press Enter.
4. Mark the scanmode set you want to delete and press F4.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing
security request.
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Users and Groups
Efficient rights administration
The matrix system administers a maximum of 256 user accounts as well as the same
amount of user groups. Each user within the system can be a member of up to 20
groups.
A user account as well as a user group can be provided with different rights within
the system.
ADVICE: The rights administration can almost completely be carried out through
user groups. Therefore, the user groups as well as the assigned rights have to be
adequately planned and implemented.
This way, the user rights can be quickly and efficiently changed.
The effective right
The effective right determines the right for a particular operation.
IMPORTANT: The effective right is the maximum right that consists of the user
account’s individual right and the rights of the assigned group(s).
EXAMPLE: The user JDoe is member of the groups Office and TargetConfig.
The following table shows the user account rights, the rights of the assigned groups
and the resulting effective right:
Right
User
JDoe
Group
Office
Group
TargetConfig
Effective
right
Target config
No
No
Yes
Yes
Change own
password
No
Yes
No
Yes
Target access
Full
View
No
Full
The settings of the Target config and Change own password rights result from the rights
assigned to the user groups. The Target access right which, in this case, enables full
access to a target module, was given directly in the user account.
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Efficient user group administration
User groups enable the creation of a shared right profile for several users with identical competencies. Furthermore, the user accounts contained in the member list can
be added to the group. The rights of these user accounts therefore no longer have to
be individually configured. This way, the rights administration within the matrix
system is made easier.
If the rights are administered through user groups, the user profile only stores general data as well as user-related settings (key combinations, language settings, …).
When initiating the matrix system, it is recommended to create different groups for
users with different competencies (e. g. »Office« and »IT«) and to assign the respective
user accounts to these groups.
EXAMPLE: If the user competencies are to be further divided, more groups can be
created. If, for example, some users of the »Office« group are to be provided with the
multi-access right, this possibility can be implemented by creating user groups:
 Create a user group (e. g. »Office_MultiAccess«) with identical settings for the »Office«
group. The multi-access right is set to full. Assign the respective user accounts to this
group.
 Create a user group (e. g. »MultiAccess«) and only set the multi-access right to Yes. In
addition to the »Office« group, also assign the respective user accounts to this
group.
In both cases, the user is provided with the full effective right for multi-access.
ADVICE: The user profile offers the possibility to provide extended rights to a
group member.
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Administering user accounts
Creating a new user account
Up to 256 user accounts can be created within the matrix system.
Each owner of a user account is provided with individual login data, rights and userrelated settings for the system.
How to create a new user account:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row User and press Enter.
4. Press F3 and collect the following data in the Add User menu:
Name:
username of the new account
Password:
password of the new account
Repeat:
repeat new password
5. Press F2 to save your inputs and to create a user account.
IMPORTANT: The recently created user group is neither provided with rights to
configure nor with rights to access the target modules.
Before the account can be used, it has to be added to an existing user group or provided with individual rights.
Renaming the user account
How to rename a user account:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row User and press Enter.
4. Mark the user account you want to rename and press F5.
5. Mark the row Name and press Enter.
6. Enter the new name and press Enter.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Changing the user account password
NOTE: The personal password can be changed in the Personal Profile menu (see
page 22) if the user account is provided with the Personal Profile or the Change own password right.
How to change the user account password:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row User and press Enter.
4. Mark the user account whose password you want to change and press F5.
5. Mark the row Password and press Enter.
6. Enter the following data into the Change Password menu:
New:
Enter the new password.
Repeat:
Repeat the new password.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Changing the user account rights
Each user account can be assigned with different rights.
The following table lists the different rights. Further information regarding these
rights are provided on the indicated pages.
Name
Right
Page
Change own password
Change own password
page 53
Mouse reset
Reset or reactivate PS/2 mouse
page 64
Multi access
Access mode when a target computer is simoul- page 61
taneously accessed
Personal profile
Change personal user settings
page 52
Push-Get rights
Carry out Push-Get function
page 110
Superuser right
Unrestricted access to the configuration of the page 52
system
Target access rights
Access to a target module
page 59
Target config
Configuration of target modules
page 63
Target group
access rights
Access to a target group
page 60
Target power
group rights
Switch power outlets of a target group
page 92
Target power rights
Switch power outlets of a target module
page 91
Video config
Configuration of video profiles
page 89
WebIf login
Login to the Config Panel web application
page 106
Table 4: Configurable rights within the system
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Users and Groups
Changing a user account’s group membership
NOTE: Each user within the matrix system can be a member of up to 20 user
groups.
How to change a user account’s group membership:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row User and press Enter.
4. Mark the user account whose group membership you want to change and press F5.
5. Mark the row Group membership.
6. Mark the user group to which you want to add a user account or from which you
want to delete a user account.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
7. Press F8 to add the user account to or delete it from the selected user group.
NOTE: User groups to which the user account is assigned to are marked with an
arrow ().
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to edit the group membership for further accounts.
9. Press F2 to save your settings.
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(De)activating a user account
How to (de)activate a user account:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the user account you want to (de)activate and press F5.
4. Mark the row Enable and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
user account activated
no:
user account deactivated
5. Press F2 to save your settings.
Deleting a user account
How to delete a user account:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row User and press Enter.
4. Mark user account you want to delete and press F4.
5. Mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing security request.
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Administering user groups
Creating a new user group
The user is enabled to create up to 256 user groups within the matrix system.
How to create a new user group:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row User group and press Enter.
4. Press F3 and collect the user group name.
5. Press F2 to save your inputs and to create a user group.
IMPORTANT: The recently created user group is neither provided with rights to
configure nor to access the target modules.
Renaming a user group
How to rename a user group:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row User group and press Enter.
4. Mark the user group you want to rename and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Name and press Enter.
6. Enter the new name and press Enter.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Changing the user group rights
Name
Right
Page
Change own password
Change own password
page 53
Mouse reset
Reset or reactivate PS/2 mouse
page 64
Multi access
Access mode when a target computer is simoul- page 61
taneously accessed
Personal profile
Change personal user settings
page 52
Push-Get rights
Carry out Push-Get function
page 110
Superuser right
Unrestricted access to the configuration of the page 52
system
Target access rights
Access to a target module
page 59
Target config
Configuration of target modules
page 63
Target group
access rights
Access to a target group
page 60
Target power
group rights
Switch power outlets of a target group
page 92
Target power rights
Switch power outlets of a target module
page 91
Video config
Configuration of video profiles
page 89
WebIf login
Login to the Config Panel web application
page 106
Table 5: Configurable rights within the system
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Administering user group members
How to administer user group members:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row User group and press Enter.
4. Mark the user group whose members you want to administer and press F5.
5. Mark the row Member management and press Enter.
6. Mark the user account you want to add to or delete from the user group.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
7. Press F8 to add the user account to the selected user group or to delete it from this
group.
User accounts that are assigned to the user group are marked with an arrow ().
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to change the group membership for further accounts.
9. Press F2 to save your settings.
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(De)activating a user group
How to (de)activate a user group:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row User group and press Enter.
4. Mark the user group whose status you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Enable and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
activate user group
no:
deactivate user group
IMPORTANT: If the user group is deactivated, the group rights do not apply to
the assigned members.
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
Deleting a user group
How to delete a user group:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row User group and press Enter.
4. Mark the user group you want to delete and press F4.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing
security request.
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Users and Groups
Rights regarding the user account
The Superuser right
The Superuser right enables you to fully access and configure the matrix system.
NOTE: The information on the user rights that have been assigned before are still
stored when the Superuser right is activated. After the Superuser right has been withdrawn, the saved rights do apply again.
How to change the Superuser right of a user account:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right for a user account, mark the row User.
In case of a user group, select the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose Superuser rights you want to
change and press F5.
6. Mark the row Superuser right and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
full access to KVM matrix system
no:
access authorisation according to user and group rights
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
Changing the Personal Profile menu
How to change a user account’s operation rights:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right for a user account, mark the row User.
In case of a user group, select the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose config rights you want to change
and press F5.
6. Mark the row Operation rights and press Enter.
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7. Mark the row Personal Profiel and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
allows to view and edit the personal profile
no:
denies to view and edit the personal profile
8. Press F2 to save your settings.
Changing own password
How to change a user account’s operation rights:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right for a user account, mark the row User.
In case of a user group, select the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose config rights you want to change
and press F5.
6. Mark the menu entry you want to change and press F8 to select one of the following options:
Mouse reset:
Allow (yes) or deny (no) the reset or reactivation of the PS/2
mouse interface of a target computer.
Personal
profile:
Allow (yes) or deny (no) to view or edit the own user profile.
Multi access:
Define an access type for a target computer that is currently
accessed by another user:
 no: denied
 view: view mode
 full: full access
ADVICE: The View mode enables you to view the screen content of the target computer. Inputs, however, are not possible.
Change own
password:
Allow (yes) or deny (no) to change the user account password.
7. Repeat step 6 to change further menu settings.
8. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Target groups and view filters
Target groups and view filters
Difference between target groups and view filters
The target modules of the matrix system can be arranged in target groups and view
filters.
Intended use of target groups: efficient rights administration
The creation of target groups enables the administrator to quickly assign the rights
of a user or a user group for all target modules within a group.
NOTE: The different target modules can be members of several target groups.
Intended use of target groups: creation of view groups
View filters enable the users of a matrix system to organise the various target modules into view groups. Especially in large matrix systems, the creation of view
groups gives you the possibility to keep a better overview over the system.
You can group the target modules according to their view filter (e.g. the server room)
or to any other features (e.g. to the operating system of the connected computer).
Administering target groups
The »New Targets« target group
By default, the target group New Targets is created in the matrix system. This group
automatically contains all target modules as soon as they are connected to the system. For this, the computer connected to the module also has to be switched on.
If you want to provide a user or a user group with particular rights to all recently
connected target modules, change the device group rights of either the user account
or the user group.
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Creating a new target group
How to create a new target group:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target group and press Enter.
4. Press F3 and collect the target group name.
5. Press F2 to save your inputs and to create a target group.
NOTE: The rights for this target group can be assigned when access rights to a target
group (see page 60) of either the user account or the user group are changed.
Renaming a target group
How to rename a target group:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target group and press Enter.
4. Mark the target group you want to rename and press F5.
5. Mark the row Name and press Enter.
6. Enter the new name and press Enter.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
Administering target group members
NOTE: You can assign up to 20 target modules to each target group within the
matrix system.
How to administer the members of a target group:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target group and press Enter.
4. Mark the target group whose members you want to administer and press F5.
5. Mark the row Members and press Enter.
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6. Mark the target module you want to add to or delete from the target group.
NOTE: The special MEMBERS and NONMEMBERS options of this menu’s view
filter (see page 11) enable you to only list the target modules that are or are not
assigned to this group.
You can also use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to
limit the selection of list entries.
7. Press F8 to add the target module to the selected target group or to delete it from
this group.
NOTE: The target modules that are assigned to a target group are marked with
an arrow ().
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to edit the group membership of further target modules.
Deleting a target group
How to delete a target group:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target group and press Enter.
4. Mark the target group you want to delete and press F4.
5. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing
security request.
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Administering view filters
Creating a new view filter
How to create a new view filter:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row View filter and press Enter.
4. Press F3 and enter the view filter name.
5. Press F2 to save your inputs and to create a view filter.
Assigning a target module to a view filter
How to assign a view filter to a target module or cancel the existing assignment:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row View filter and press Enter.
4. Mark the view filter to assign a target module to or whose assignment you want
to cancel and press F5.
5. Mark the row Members and press Enter.
The Assign View Filter menu opens. This menu contains a list of all known target
modules within the matrix system.
6. Mark a target module to assign to the view filter or whose assignment you want
to cancel.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
7. Press F8 to (de)activate the assignment.
NOTE: A target module assigned to a view filter is marked with an arrow ().
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for further target modules.
9. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Renaming a view filter
How to rename a view filter:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row View filter and press Enter.
4. Mark the view filter you want to rename and press F5.
5. Mark the row Name and press Enter.
6. Enter the new name and press Enter.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
Deleting a view filter
The created view filters can be deleted at any time. Deleting a view filter has no
effect on the target modules assigned to the view filter.
How to delete a view filter:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row View filter and press Enter.
4. Mark the view filter you want to delete and press F4.
5. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing
security request.
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Target modules
The target modules connect the target computers to the matrix system. Target modules can be accessed over user modules.
Adjusting the access and config rights
Accessing a target module
ADVICE: We recommend assigning target access rights using target groups (see
page 49).
This facilitates the overview of the KVM matrix systems. It also benefits the operating performance within the system’s on-screen display.
In order to carry out settings for a user that deviate from the rights assigned to the
existing target groups, you can assign individual access rights in addition to the
group rights.
How to change the user account’s target access rights:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right of a user account, select the row User.
For changing the rights of a user group, choose the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose target access rights you want to
change and press F5.
6. Mark the row Target access rights and press Enter.
7. Mark the desired target module whose access right you want to change.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
8. Press F8 to select one of the following options:
no:
denies access to the computer connected to the target module
view:
enables to view the screen content of the computer connected to the
target module
full:
full access to the computer connected to the target module
NOTE: The View mode enables you to view the monitor image of the target computer. Inputs, however, are not possible.
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9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to change the access rights to further target modules.
10.Press F2 to save your settings.
Accessing a target group
How to change the user account’s target group access right:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right of a user account, select the row User.
For changing the rights of a user group, choose the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose target group access rights you
want to change and press F5.
6. Mark the row Target group access rights and press Enter.
7. Mark the desired target group whose access rights you want to change.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
8. Press F8 to select one of the listed options:
no:
denies access to the computer connected to the group’s target modules
view:
enables to view the screen content of the computer connected to the
group’s target modules
full:
full access to the computer connected to the group’s target modules
NOTE: The View mode enables the user to view the monitor image of the target
computer. Inputs, however, are not possible.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to change the access rights to further target modules.
10.Press F2 to save your settings.
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Access mode when simultaneously accessing a target computer
In the default settings of a CATCenter NEO system only one user has access to each
target computer.
This restriction can be lifted by changing the access rights for a user account or a
user group.
You can either change the global settings to allow several users to access a target
computer at the same time (for all target computers a user or a user group has access
to) or you can change the rights for particular target computers or target groups only.
NOTE: The right for simultaneous access depends on the user’s effective right (see
page 41). The effective right is the highest right which results from the individual
right of the user accounts and the rights of the assigned group(s).
How to change the rights to access all target computers at the same time:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right of a user account, select the row User.
For changing the rights of a user group, choose the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose multi access rights you want to
change and press F5.
6. Mark the row Operation rights and press Enter.
7. Mark the row Multi access and press F8 (repeatedly) to select one of the following
options:
no:
Denies access to a target computer which is already accessed by
another user
view:
Screen contents of a target computer that is already accessed by
another user can be viewed; inputs are not possible
full:
Allows full access to a target computer that is already accessed by
another user
8. Press F2 to save your settings.
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How to change the rights to access a certain target module or group at the same time:
NOTE: It is only possible for several users to access the target at the same time if
the user account or the user group hold the general access rights (see page 59 f.) for
the target computer.
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right of a user account, select the row User.
For changing the rights of a user group, choose the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose multi access rights you want to
change and press F5.
6. If you want to change the access rights for a certain target module, choose the
Target multi access rights row. Choose the Target group multi access rights row if your
changes should apply for a target group.
7. The list field displays all target modules and target groups. Choose the particular
target module or target group whose access rights you want to change.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
8. Press F8 (repeatedly) to select one of the following options:
no:
Denies access to a target computer (of a group) which is already
accessed by another user
view:
Screen contents of a target computer (of a group) that is already
accessed by another user can be viewed; inputs are not possible
full:
Allows full access to a target computer (of a group) that is already
accessed by another user
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to change the access rights to further target modules or
groups.
10.Press F2 to save your settings.
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Rights to configure the target modules
How to change the target config rights:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right of a user account, select the row User.
For changing the rights of a user group, choose the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose rights to edit and configure the
target modules you want to change and press F5.
6. Mark the row Config rights and press Enter.
7. Mark the row Target Config and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
allows the right to view and edit the target module config
no:
denies the right to view and edit the target module config
8. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Rights to reset or reactivate a PS/2 mouse
Unlike USB mouse devices, PS/2 mouse devices are not hotpluggable. It is therefore
possible to connect the PS/2 plug during operation but the target module or the connected computer possibly do not detect the input device.
In order to activate or reset the PS/2 mouse, a special command can be sent from
the matrix system to the computer connected to the target module.
Further information regarding this topic are given in the chapter Activating or resetting
a PS/2 mouse on page 73.
How to change the rights to reset or reactivate the PS/2 mouse:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right of a user account, select the row User.
For changing the rights of a user group, choose the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose rights to reset or reactivate the
PS/2 mouse you want to change and press F5.
6. Mark the row Operation rights and press Enter.
7. Mark the row Mouse reset and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
allows the reset or reactivation of the PS/2 mouse interface of a target computer
no:
denies the reset or reactivation of the PS/2 mouse interface of a target computer
8. Repeat step 6 if you want to change further menu settings.
9. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Basic configuration of the target modules
Renaming a target module
During the start-up of the matrix system, the target modules are automatically
named. The text CPU-ID is put before the physical device ID.
All target modules that were automatically named can be renamed.
ADVICE: Target modules can be renamed in the Configuration menu (see below) or
in the Select menu (see page 66).
How to rename a target module in the Configuration menu:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target and press Enter.
4. Mark the target module you want to rename and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Name and press Enter.
6. Enter the new name and press Enter.
NOTE: The message »Name exists« appears if a target module with the same
name has already been connected to the system.
The settings of such target modules are stored within the matrix system and are
only displayed in the Config Panel web application. If necessary, use the web
application to delete the target module from the system.
Afterwards, this name can be assigned to another target module.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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How to rename a target module in the Select menu:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Select the target module to be renamed.
NOTE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
3. Press F5.
4. Change the name and press Enter.
NOTE: The message Name exists appears if a target module with the same name
has already been connected to the system.
The settings of such target modules are stored within the matrix system and are
only dispalyed in the Config Panel web application. If necessary, use the web
application to delete the target module from the system.
Afterwards, this name can be assigned to another target module.
Deleting a target module from the KVM matrix system
If the matrix system cannot detect an already known target module, the system
defines the device as being switched off.
Delete this list entry of the target module manually if you want to remove it from
the system.
NOTE: Only switched-off target modules can be deleted.
How to delete a target module that is switched off or disconnected from the system:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target and press Enter.
4. Mark the target module you want to delete and press F4.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the pop-up
security request.
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Copying the target module config settings
If a target module of the KVM matrix system is replaced by another device, you can
copy the previous config settings to the new device.
After you have copied the config settings to the new device, it is ready for operation.
IMPORTANT: The target module whose settings you want to copy is afterwards
deleted from the KVM matrix system.
How to copy the target module config settings:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target and press Enter.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
4. Mark the target module to which you want to copy the config settings of a target
module that is switched off or disconnected from the matrix system and press F7.
5. Mark the target module whose settings you want to copy and press Enter.
NOTE: Only target modules that are switched off or disconnected from the system are listed in this menu.
6. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing
security request.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Settings for special hardware
Keymode for Apple computers
NOTE: This setting can only be edited in USB versions of the target modules.
If the Apple computer that is connected to the target module does not react (properly) when pressing the multimedia keys, you can enable a special keymode for
Apple computers.
How to enable/disable the special keymode for Apple computers:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target and press Enter.
4. Mark the target module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Apple support and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
activated keymode for Apple computers
no:
activated standard mode
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
IMPORTANT: Changes in the configuration settings of a target module that is connected to two matrix switches (e.g. CATpro2-DVI-Audio-UC-USB) are only stored
on the matrix swicth you are logged in to.
Use the Replicating the database function (see page 115 in the Config Panel manual) to
copy the new configuration to the second matrix switch.
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Keymode for USB multimedia keyboards
NOTE: This setting can only be edited with USB versions of the target modules.
Various manufacturers provide special keys for some USB keyboards.
Use the USB multimedia keyboard menu to enable or disable their support.
How to enable/disable the support for the multimedia keys of a USB keyboard:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target and press Enter.
4. Mark the target module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row USB multimedia keyboard and press F8 to select one of the following
options:
yes:
support for multimedia keys of a USB keyboard is activated
no:
support for multimedia keys of a USB keyboard is deactivated
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
IMPORTANT: Changes in the configuration settings of a target module that is connected to two matrix switches (e.g. CATpro2-DVI-Audio-UC-USB) are only stored
on the matrix swicth you are logged in to.
Use the Replicating the database function (see page 115 in the Config Panel manual) to
copy the new configuration to the second matrix switch.
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Support for servers of IBM’s RS/6000 series
NOTE: This setting can only be edited for PS/2 versions of the target modules.
If the target computer is a UNIX server of IBM’s RS/6000 series, enable its support
in the IBM RS/6000 support menu.
How to enable/disable the special support for servers of IBM’s RS/6000 series:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target and press Enter.
4. Mark the target module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row IBM RS/6000 support press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
enable support for servers of IBM’s RS/6000 series
no:
disable support for servers of IBM’s RS/6000 series
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
IMPORTANT: Changes in the configuration settings of a target module that is connected to two matrix switches (e.g. CATpro2-DVI-Audio-UC-USB) are only stored
on the matrix swicth you are logged in to.
Use the Replicating the database function (see page 115 in the Config Panel manual) to
copy the new configuration to the second matrix switch.
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Enhanced functions
Displaying »Multiuser« information
If several users are accessing a target computer (Multiuser mode), you can enable the
»Multiuser« information. This way, all accessing users are provided with the information that at least one other user is currently accessing the target computer.
NOTE: The setting to display this information for the entire system are usually carried out in the Configuration menu. The Personal Profile menu enables you to individually configure this setting for each user account.
Both possibilities are described on this page.
How to enable/disable the »Multiuser« information for the entire system:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row System and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Multiuser display and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
activated »Multiuser« display
no:
deactivated »Multiuser« display
5. Press F2 to save your settings.
How to enable/disable the »Multiuser« information for a particular user account:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F10 to call the Personal Profile menu.
3. Mark the row Multiuser display and press F8 (repeatedly) to select one of the following settings.
System:
The global setting in the Configuration menu applies for this user
account.
on:
displays Multiuser information
off:
does not display Multiuser information
4. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Adjusting the power management of the target module
NOTE: This setting can only be edited for USB versions of the target modules.
The target modules of the CATpro2-USB series are usually switched on as soon as
the USB controller provides the target module with the required voltage.
Disable the USB power management setting if no screen content is displayed on the
monitor of the accessing user module while the target computer is booting.
How to change the power management setting of the target module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target and press Enter.
4. Mark the target module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row USB power management and press F8 to select one of the following
options:
yes:
The target module of the CATpro2-USB series is switched on as soon as the
USB controller provides the target module with the required voltage.
no:
The target module of the CATpro2-USB series is directly switched on.
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Activating or resetting a PS/2 mouse
Compared to USB mouse devices, PS/2 mouse devices do not support the hot plug
technology. It is therefore possible to insert the PS/2 plug during operation but the target module or the connected computer possibly do not detect the input device.
In order to activate or reset the PS/2 mouse, a special command can be sent from
the matrix system to the computer connected to the target module.
NOTE: We provide four different functions since the commands differ depending
on the applied mouse type and installed operating system.
How to start and use the Mouse utility function:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F9 to call the Operation menu.
3. Press the hotkey F or mark the row F - Mouse utility and press Enter.
ADVICE: After the on-screen display has been called, you can enable the Mouse
utility function by pressing the key combination Ctrl+F.
4. Select one of the following functions with the arrow keys and press Enter:
Reset Mouse:
resets the PS/2 mouse interface of a Windows
computer
Enable mouse (for Unix):
enables the PS/2 mouse of a Linux computer
Enable Intelli:
enables the PS/2 wheel mouse of a Linux computer
Enable Intelli-Explorer:
enables the PS/2 wheel mouse with additional
keys of a Linux computer
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Viewing the route information of the target module
The route information provides an overview of how the target module is physically
connected to the other devices of the matrix system.
How to view the route information:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Move the cursor to the target module whose route information you want to view.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
3. Press the key combination Ctrl + F12 to display the route information:
Route Information
CPU-Server
00005821
 Master
000010BE
Transmission  CPU 1
-----------------------------CATCenterNEO
000010BE
 CON-Admin
00001AEB
Console 1  Transmission
ESC
The exemplary information window provides the following information:
 The target module CPU-Server is connected to the Master matrix switch. The
devices are connected through the Transmission port of the target module and the
CPU 1 of the matrix switch.
 The user module CON-Admin is connected to the Master matrix switch. The
devices are connected through the Console 1 port of the matrix switch and the
Transmission port of the user module.
ADVICE: If the user module accesses a target module, the arrows of the active connection are displayed in blue.
NOTE: Any slave devices that are connected to the matrix system are also displayed in the route information if the connection between target module and user
module is carried out by such devices.
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Resetting the video profiles of a target module
A video profile is created for each target module. This video profile stores information on different cable parameters. This information ensures that an optimum video
image is displayed at the monitor.
Changing the cable length between a target module and the matrix switch can affect
the image quality.
In this case, delete the existing video profiles of the target module. When accessing
the target module the next time, a new profile is created at the workplace.
How to delete the stored video profiles of a target module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target and press Enter.
4. Mark the target module whose video profiles you want to delete and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the entry Reset target video data and press Enter.
6. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing
security request.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
NOTE: Every time a connection without an existing entry in the video profile database is established between the user module and the target module, the image signal coming from the computer is switched off within the target module. A test
signal is created instead and transmitted to the user module.
With the aid of this test signal, the required parameters to display an optimized
image are determined. If other users are trying to access this target module at the
same time, they receive a message regarding the video adjustment.
Depending on the cable length, the cable quality, and the connected monitor type,
it takes between 5 and 10 seconds until the image is displayed again at these user
modules.
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User modules
The target computers connected to the KVM matrix system are operated at the system’s user modules.
Operating modes of user modules
Depending on the intended use of the user module, you can choose the module’s
operating mode from the following three options:
Standard operating mode
NOTE: This operating mode is preset in the default.
The Standard operating mode only permits access to the matrix system after the user
has entered their username and password.
The user rights can be individually adjusted in the settings of the user accounts.
Open Access operating mode
In this mode, the access to the matrix system is not password-protected.
For this user module, you can configure the same access rights as for any user
account.
IMPORTANT: The configured access rights apply for all users at this user module.
Video operating mode
A video console (only possible when combined with the optional Push/Get function) is
especially suited when used with a projector, because mouse and keyboard do not have
to be connected.
If the video console is provided with mouse and keyboard, inputs can only be made
in the on-screen display.
It is possible to configure the same access rights for this user module as for a user
account.
IMPORTANT: The configured access rights apply for all users at this user module.
NOTE: A video console is not displayed. As a result, the accessing video console is
not highlighted to other accessing users. A user without Multiuser rights can therefore access the user module simultaneously to the video console.
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Selecting the user module’s operating mode
How to select the user module’s operating mode:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Console type and press F8 to select an access type:
Standard:
Standard operating mode
Open Access:
Open Access operating mode
Video:
Video operating mode
NOTE: By selecting the options Open Access or Video, further submenus to configure the access rights are activated.
These settings are explained in the chapter Administering user accounts on
page 43 ff.
5. Press F2 to save your settings.
Basic configuration of the user modules
Renaming a user module
How to rename a user module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module you want to rename and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Name and press Enter.
6. Enter the new name and press Enter.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Enabling/disabling the user module
If you want to deny a user module the access to the matrix system, this user module
can be deactivated.
NOTE: If the user module has been disabled, the monitor displays the message
»This console has been disabled«. It is therefore not possible to call the on-screen display
or the login mask.
If a user is currently accessing this user module, access is withdrawn immediately.
How to enable/disable the user module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the user module you want to (de)activate and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
4. Mark the row Enable and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
user module activated
no:
user module deactivated
5. Press F2 to save your settings.
Copying the user module config settings
If a user module of the matrix system is replaced by another device, you can copy
the existing config settings to the new device.
Afterwards, the new device is ready for operation.
IMPORTANT: The user module whose settings are to be copied is afterwards
deleted from the system.
How to copy the user module config settings:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
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4. Mark the user module to which you want to copy the config settings of a
switched off or disconnected user module and press F7.
5. Mark the user module in the list whose settings you want to copy and press Enter.
NOTE: Only user modules that are switched off or disconnected from the
system are listed in this menu.
6. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing
security request.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
Deleting a user module from the matrix system
If the matrix system cannot detect an already known target module, the system
defines the device as switched off.
Delete the list entry of the user module manually if you want it to be removed from
the system.
NOTE: Only switched off user modules can be deleted by the administrator and by
all users who hold the Superuser right.
How to delete a switched off or disconnected user module :
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module you want to delete and press F4.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the pop-up
security request.
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Settings for special hardware
Adjusting the scancode set of a PS/2 keyboard
If a key is pressed on a PS/2 keyboard, the keyboard processor sends a data packet
called scancode. The two common scancode sets (sets 2 and 3) contain different scancodes.
In the standard configuration, the user module interprets all inputs of a PS/2 keyboard with the scancode set 2.
If the pipe (“|”) cannot be input or if the keyboard’s arrow keys do not work as
expected, we recommend switching to scancode set 3.
How to select the scancode set of the PS/2 keyboard:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Scancode and press F8 to select the scancode sets 2 or 3.
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
7. Restart the user module to apply the changed settings.
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Enabling the support for special PS/2 keyboards
How to enable the support for a special PS/2 keyboard:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
4. Mark the row Enh. keyboard and press F8 to select the keyboard type:
default:
standard keyboard
PixelPower Clarity (blue):
special PixelPower Clarity (blue) keyboard
PixelPower Rapid Action:
special PixelPower Rapid Action keyboard
SKIDATA1:
special SKIDATA1 keyboard
5. Press F2 to save your settings.
Enhanced functions
Setting the automatic user logout
The user module can be configured to automatically disconnect the access to the target module after a user has been inactive for a certain amount of time and logout the
user from the matrix system.
How to set the automatic user logout:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Auto logout (min) and press Enter.
6. Enter a number between 1 and 99 minutes to set the automatic logout and press
Enter.
NOTE: The value »0« disables the automatic user logout.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Automatically disconnecting the access to a target module
The user module can be configured in a way that the active access to a target module is automatically disconnected after the user has been inactive for a certain
amount of time.
If the on-screen display is opened at the moment of disconnection, it remains on the
screen even after it has been automatically disconnected.
In case the on-screen display is closed at the moment of CON-Admin
disconnection, the message displayed on the right-hand Not connected
side appears on the screen of the user console.
How to auto disconnect the access to a target module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Auto disconnect (min) and press Enter.
6. Enter a number between 1 and 99 minutes to start the screensaver and press Enter.
NOTE: The value »0« disables the automatic disconnection when a target module is accessed.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
Activating or resetting a PS/2 mouse
Compared to USB mouse devices, PS/2 mouse devices do not support the hot plug
technology. It is therefore possible to insert the PS/2 plug during the operation but the
target module or the connected computer possibly do not detect the input device.
In order to activate or reset the PS/2 mouse, a special command can be sent from
the matrix system to the computer connected to the target module.
Further information regarding this topic can be found in the chapter Target modules
on page 59.
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Viewing technical information about the user modules
The Console status menu provides detailed information about the user modules. You
can view the physical ID, the accessing user, and the firmware version.
How to call detailed information about the user modules:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F12 to call the Information menu.
3. Mark the row Console status and press Enter.
4. Press F8 (repeatedly) to select the information to be displayed in the right column:
ID:
displays physical device ID
Port:
displays connection port at matrix switch
User:
displays active user
Target:
displays accessing target module
Firmware:
displays firmware version of user module
Type:
displays operating type of user module
5. Press Esc to leave the menu.
Resetting the video profile of a user module
A video profile is created for each user module. This video profile stores information
on the different cable parameters. This information ensures that the video image is
optimally displayed at the monitor.
Changing the cable length between a user module and the matrix switch can affect
the image quality.
In this case, delete the existing video profiles of the target module. When accessing
the user module the next time, a new profile is created at the console.
How to delete the stored video profiles of a user module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module whose video profile you want to delete and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the entry Reset video data and press Enter.
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6. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the pop-up
security request.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
Remembering the username in the login mask
If the same user often works at a certain user module, use their username as default
in the login mask for quicker access.
Now, after a user has logged out of the system, the login mask autoremembers the
username of the last active user.
How to remember the username in the login mask:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Remember last username and press F8 to select one of the following
options:
yes:
remember last username
no:
do not remember last username
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Setting the hold time for the screensaver
The screensaver disables the display at the user module after the user has been inactive for an amount of time you can adjust.
NOTE: This setting operates independently from the screensaver settings of the target computer.
How to set the hold time of the screensaver:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module whose settings are you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Screensaver (min) and press Enter.
6. Enter a number between 1 and 99 minutes to activate the screensaver and press
Enter.
ADVICE: Entering »0« disables the screensaver.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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User module performance during disconnection
In the default settings, the console monitor displays a message if the user module
cannot establish a connection to the matrix switch or an existing connection gets
disconnected.
In addition to this message, the user module can also turn off the video signal. In
redundant systems the monitor auto switches to the second user module.
EXAMPLE: Two CATCenter NEO matrix switches are operated in one system. The
console monitors provide two signal inputs. These inputs each connect a user module of both matrix switches.
IF a user module turns off the video signal, the monitor auto switches to the active
video signal of the second user module.
How the adjust the user module performance during disconnection:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module whose settings are you want to change and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Lost Connection and press F8 to choose one of the following options:
show message:
show message, if the connection to the matrix switch cannot
be established
signal off:
turn off video signal
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Video tuning
Video tuning
The first time a user module accesses a target module, a video profile is automatically created for this connection.
This video profile stores information about the different cable parameters. This
information ensures that the video image is perfectly displayed at the user console.
The video profile can be recalculated at any time or manually adjusted by the user.
NOTE: If the cable length between a user module and the matrix switch or between
the target module and the matrix switch is changed, the image quality is influenced.
After the cabling has been changed, we recommend to carry out an automatic
video tuning (see below).
Deleting the existing video profile can have the effect that the automatic video
tuning is automatically carried out the first time a user module accesses a target
module (after the profile has been deleted).
Further information:
 Resetting the video profiles of a target module on page 75
 Resetting the video profile of a user module on page 83
Automatic video tuning
How to carry out the automatic video tuning:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
IMPORTANT: The Video Tuning menu can only be called if the console has
access to any target module.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Video tuning (IVT) and press Enter.
4. Press F3 to automatically optimise the image.
5. Press F2 to save your settings.
ADVICE: The automatic video tuning can be activated by pressing Ctrl+Scroll
followed by F3.
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Manually operating the video tuning
How to manually operate the video tuning:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
IMPORTANT: The video tuning settings only apply if the user module has access
to any target module.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Video tuning (IVT) and press Enter.
4. Mark one of the desired rows to change a particular setting:
Boost:
sets the video boost
Noise filter:
sets the noise filter
Fine tuning:
removes the colour shadow
delay R(ed):
sets the delay compensation (red colour signal)
delay G(reen):
sets the delay compensation (green colour signal)
delay B(lue):
sets the delay compensation (blue colour signal)
5. Use the following keys to change the marked settings:
Left arrow:
successively decreases the setting
Right arrow:
successively increases the setting
Ctrl + Left arrow:
decreases the setting by 5
Ctrl + Right arrow
increases the setting by 5
Home:
sets the maximum value
End:
sets the minimum value
IMPORTANT: If the setting that has been selected by the user causes the monitor
to turn black, press Esc to cancel the function and return to the previous setting.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to edit further settings.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Rights administration
Rights to configure video profiles
How to change the rights to configure the video profiles:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right of a user account, select the row User.
In case of a user group, select the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose rights to configure the video profiles you want to change and press F5.
6. Mark the row Config rights and press Enter.
7. Mark the menu entry you want to change and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
allows to view and edit the configuration of the video profile
no:
denies to view and edit the configuration of the video profile
8. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Power switch
Power switch
By integrating a remote power switch (CATCenter NEO) into the matrix system, you
are enabled to (de)activate the power supply of the devices through the system.
For this, one or several power outlets are assigned to a target module. Afterwards,
these outlets can be switched in the Operation menu.
Switching the power outlets assigned to the target
The Target power function enables the user to switch the power outlets of a connected
and configured power switch.
Requirements to use this function:
 installed G&D Hardboot CCX power switch
 a power switch power outlet assigned to the target module (see page 93)
 assigned user rights (see page 91) or user group rights (see page 92) for power switching
How to switch on/off the power outlets assigned to the currently accessed target
module:
IMPORTANT: At first, access the target whose assigned power outlet you want to
switch (see page 4).
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F9 to call the Operation menu.
3. Press the hotkey I (repeatedly) or mark the row I - Target power and press F8
(repeatedly) to select between the following options:
off:
switches off power outlets
on:
switches on power outlets
NOTE: The entry n.c. (not connected) indicates that no power outlets of a power
switch that is connected to the matrix system are assigned to the currently
accessed target module.
ADVICE: After the on-screen display has been called, you are enabled to activate
the Target power function in the Select menu by pressing the key combination
Ctrl+I.
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Rights administration
Rights to switch the power outlets of a target module
How to change the rights to switch the power outlet(s) assigned to a target:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right of a user account, select the row User.
In case of a user group, select the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose target power switching rights you
want to change and press F5.
6. Mark the row Target power rights and press Enter.
7. Mark the desired target module whose power switching right you want to change.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
8. Press F8 to select one of the following options:.
yes:
allows the switching of the power outlets assigned to the selected target module
no:
denies the switching of the power outlets assigned to the selected target module
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to change further power switching rights.
10.Press F2 to save your settings.
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Rights to switch the power outlets of a target group
How to change the right to switch the power outlet(s) assigned to the target modules of the group:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right of a user account, select the row User.
In case of a user group, select the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose target power switching group
rights you want to change and press F5.
6. Mark the row Target power group rights and press Enter.
7. Mark the desired target group whose power switching right you want to change.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
8. Press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
Allow the switching of the power outlets assigned to the target modules of the selected group.
no:
Deny the switching of the power outlets assigned to the target modules of the selected group.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to change further power switching rights.
10.Press F2 to save your settings.
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Configuration
Assigning a power switch power outlet to the target module
If at least one G&D Hardboot CCX power switch is provided to the system, you are
enabled to assign one or more power outlets to a target module.
The assigned power outlets can be switched via the Operation menu.
Further information:
 Switching the power outlets assigned to the target on page 90
How to change the assigned power switch outlets:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Target and press Enter.
4. Mark the target module you want to assign one or several power switch power
outlets to or whose assignment you want to cancel and press F5.
5. Mark the Assign power switch outlets entry and press Enter.
6. The Target Power menu lists all known power switches and the available power
outlets. The right column displays the target module name if the power outlet has
already been assigned to a target module:
Target Power
Sort Alph+
Search .......................
power switch1
1.1
CPU-001
1.2
power switch2
1.1
CPU-002
1.2
CPU-002
F9: Operation F10:Pers.Profile
F11:Config F12:Info
7. Mark the power outlet to assign to the target module or whose assignment you
want to cancel.
8. Press F8 to assign the power outlet to the currently active target module or to cancel this assignment.
Power outlets assigned to the currently active target module are marked with
an arrow ().
9. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Renaming a power switch
How to rename a power switch:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Power switch and press Enter.
4. Mark the power switch you want to rename and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Name and press Enter.
6. Enter the new name and press Enter.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
Deleting a power switch from the matrix system
If the matrix system is not able to detect an already known power switch, the system
defines the device as being switched off.
Therefore, manually delete the list entry of the power switch you want to permanently remove from the matrix system.
NOTE: Only switched-off power switches can be deleted.
How to delete a power switch that is switched off or disconnected from the system:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Power switch and press Enter.
4. Mark the power switch you want to delete and press F4.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing
security request.
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Special functions for cascaded KVM matrix systems
Special functions for cascaded
KVM matrix systems
Cascading increases the number of target computers that can be connected to the
KVM matrix system. For this purpose, several matrix switches are integrated into
the system.
The basic configuration settings of a cascaded KVM matrix system are described
within this chapter.
Basic functions
Renaming the matrix switch
How to rename the matrix switch:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row System and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Name and press Enter.
5. Enter the new name and press Enter.
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
Renaming a slave matrix switch
How to rename a slave matrix switch:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Cascade and press Enter.
4. Mark the matrix switch you want to rename and press F5.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the row Name and press Enter.
6. Enter the new name and press Enter.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Special functions for cascaded KVM matrix systems
Deleting a slave matrix switch from the system
If the KVM matrix system is not able to detect an already known target module, the
system defines the device as being switched off.
Therefore, manually delete the list entry of a KVM matrix switch that you want to
permanently remove from the matrix system.
NOTE: Only matrix switches that are switched off can be deleted by the administrator and by all users that hold the Superuser right.
How to delete a matrix switch that is switched off or disconnected from the system:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Cascade and press Enter.
4. Mark the matrix switch you want to delete and press F4.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
5. Mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing security request.
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Configuration settings
Defining the cascade mode of a matrix switch
In a cascaded KVM matrix system, the single matrix switches independently detect
if they have been installed as master or as slave device within the cascaded system.
NOTE: Applying the Auto setting in the Cascade mode can result in the change of the
matrix switch’s operating mode if the devices’ cabling has been changed unintentionally.
In order to avoid this, the operating mode of each matrix switch can be separately
adjusted in the device’s on-screen display.
How to change the cascade mode of a matrix switch:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row System and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Cascade mode and press F8 to select the desired mode:
Auto:
The matrix switch independently decides whether it is operating
in the master or in the slave mode.
Master:
In this operating mode, only user modules can be connected to
the Console ports. The names of the connected target modules can
be edited. The edited names are automatically updated at the
slave devices within the cascade.
Slave:
In this operating mode, the connected target modules cannot be
renamed. The target modules are automatically named by the
master device.
5. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Special functions for cascaded KVM matrix systems
Forwarding target names to the slave matrix switches
Within a cascaded matrix system, the target module names from the superior matrix
switch are forwarded to the connected matrix switch(es). This way, the target modules are listed with identical names within the system.
If you want to define different target module names within the different matrix switches
of the cascaded system, deactivate the Forward target names function.
IMPORTANT: Deactivating the function to forward target names in the first level of
the matrix switch only affects the directly connected matrix switches of the second level.
In case the third level also includes slave matrix switches, deactivate this function in
the matrix switches of the second level!
How to (de)activate forwarding target names to the slave matrix switches:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row System and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Forward target names and F8 to select the desired mode:
On:
The target module names are forwarded from the superior matrix
switch to the connected matrix switch(es).
Off:
The target module names are not forwarded from the superior
matrix switch to the connected matrix switch(es) .
5. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Shared editing
Shared editing
The matrix system enables two users that hold the respective rights to edit the settings at the same time.
If two users simultaneously change the user account settings, for example, the onscreen display informs the other user about these changes:
 The upper row of the footer displays a purple message which points out the
changes of the other user.
 The changed setting or the menu item in the submenu which contains this setting
is also displayed in green.
If you have made changes in this sector, the following options are provided to process your collected data when leaving the current menu mask (by pressing Esc):
Save:
In order to save the changes select this menu entry with the Tab key
or the arrow keys and press Enter.
Discard:
In order to discard the changes select this menu entry with the Tab
key or the arrow keys and press Enter.
Cancel:
In order to cancel the data storage, select this menu entry with the
Tab key or the arrow keys and press Enter.
Hereupon, the your entered values are displayed again in the lastopened menu.
Load:
In order to load the current values from the databank, select this
menu entry with the Tab key or the arrow keys and press Enter.
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System settings and functions
System settings and functions
Basic configuration
Renaming the matrix switch
How to rename the matrix switch:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row System and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Name and press Enter.
5. Enter the new name and press Enter.
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
Network settings
The network ports on the back panel of the matrix switch enable you to achieve the
following network functions:
 execution of the matrix switches’ network configuration
 authentication against directory services (LDAP, Active Directory, RADIUS,
TACACS+)
 time synchronisation via NTP server
 forwarding of log messages to syslog servers
 execution of firmware updates and backups
Configuring the network interfaces
NOTE: The IP address 192.168.0.10 is presetted in the default settings.
How to configure the network interface settings:
IMPORTANT: It is not possible to operate both network interfaces within one subnet!
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Network and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Settings and press Enter.
5. Collect the following data in the section Interface A (interface Network A) or
Interface B (interface Network B):
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System settings and functions
Operational
mode:
Press F8 to select the operating mode of the interface
Network A or Network B:
 Off: switches off network interface.
 Static: uses static settings.
 DHCP: obtains the settings from a DHCP server.
IP address:
Enter the interface IP address.
This setting is automatically obtained in the DHCP operating
mode.
Netmask:
Enter the network netmask.
This setting is automatically obtained in the DHCP operating
mode.
Connection type:
Press F8 to define if the network interface and its communication partner are to negotiate the connection type automatically (Auto) or if one of the available types is to be applied.
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
Configuring the global network settings
The global network settings ensure even in complex networks that the matrix switch
is available from all sub networks.
How to configure the global network settings:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Network and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Settings and press Enter.
5. Collect the following data in the paragraph Main Network:
Global preferences
Select the operating mode by pressing F8:
Hostname:
Enter the matrix switch hostname.
Domain:
Enter the domain the matrix switch is supposed to belong to.
Gateway:
Enter the gateway IP address.
DNS Server 1:
Enter the DNS server IP address.
DNS Server 2:
Optionally, enter the IP address of another DNS server.
 Static: uses static settings.
 DHCP: automatically obtains the settings described below
from a DHCP server.
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Resetting the netfilter rules
In the default settings, all network computers can access the system’s IP address
(open system access).
The Config Panel web application enables the creation of netfilter rules to control the
access to the matrix system. As soon as a netfilter rule has been created, the open
system access is deactivated and all incoming data packets are compared to the netfilter rules.
The created netfilter rules can also be deleted with this function.
How to delete the created netfilter rules:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row System and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Reset netfilter configuration and press Enter.
5. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing
security request.
Enhanced functions
Reading out the status of the network interfaces
At any time, the current status of both network interfaces can be read out via the onscreen display.
How to detect the status of the network interfaces:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Select the row Network and press Enter.
4. Select the row Link Status and press Enter.
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5. The paragraphs Interface A (Network A interface) or Interface B (Network B interface)
show the following data:
Link detected:
connection to network established (yes) or interrupted (no).
Auto-negotiation:
The transmission speed and the duplex mode have been configured automatically (yes) or manually by the administrator
(no).
Speed:
transmission speed
Duplex
duplex mode (full or half)
NOTE: Press Enter to update the displayed data.
6. Press Esc to leave the menu.
Testing the reachability of a host in the network (Ping)
The on-screen display of a user module can be used to test the reachability of a particular host (e. g. a computer or a network device) in the network.
How to test the reachability of a host in the network:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Select the row Network and press Enter.
4. Select the row Ping Host and press Enter.
5. Use the Host field to enter the IP address or the host name and press Enter.
6. The test results are displayed in the following table:
Transmitted:
number of transmitted data packets
Received:
number of received data packets
Lost:
number of lost data packets
Min. RTT:
minimum round-trip-time
Avg. RTT:
average round-trip-time
Max. RTT:
maximum round-trip-time
NOTE: A message informs the user if the host name cannot be resolved into an
IP address.
7. Press Esc to leave the menu.
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Resetting the default settings
This setting resets the default settings of the matrix switch. All settings that have
been changed by the user are reset.
How to reset the default settings of the matrix switch:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row System and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Set system defaults and press Enter.
5. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing
security request.
Adjusting the RS232 mode and the baud rate of the service port
The RS232 interface of the matrix switch can be used for different applications. In
addition to controlling a power switch, this interface can be used by the customer
service team for service diagnoses.
Depending on the interface application, the interface mode and, if necessary, the
baud rate have to be selected.
How to change the mode and/or the baud rate of the RS232 interface:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row System and press Enter.
4. Mark the row RS232 service and press F8 to select if you want to use the interface
for controlling the Powerswitch (G&D Hardboot) or for diagnoses that are carried out
by the customer service team (Debug).
5. Mark the row RS232 baud rate and press F8 to select the desired baud rate (9600,
19200, 38400, 57600 or 115200).
NOTE: Depending on the interface operating mode, the baud rate is possibly preset.
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Calling information about the system
Hotkey settings
The active hotkey as well as the valid select keys and tradeswitch keys are displayed
in the Hotkey information menu.
How to display the hotkey settings:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F12 to call the Information menu.
3. Mark the row Hotkey information and press Enter.
The desired information are now being displayed.
4. Press Esc to leave the menu.
Displaying firmware information of the matrix system
The Firmware information menu displays the firmware of the matrix switch, the user
module, and the accessing target module.
How to call the Firmware information:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F12 to call the Information menu.
3. Mark the row Firmware information and press Enter.
The desired information are now being displayed.
4. Press Esc to leave the menu.
Displaying hardware information of the matrix switch
The hardware information of the matrix switch can be displayed in the Hardware
information menu.
Among other things, this menu lists the firmware version, the device’s serial number
and the MAC addresses of the network ports.
How to display the hardware information:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F12 to call the Information menu.
3. Mark the row Hardware information and press Enter.
The desired information are now being displayed.
4. Press Esc to leave the menu.
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Rights administration
Login rights for the »Config Panel« web application
The Config Panel web application offers a graphical user interface to configure the
matrix system.
The web application provides an alternative to the configuration of the matrix
switches via the devices’ on-screen display at the user consoles and can be applied
independently from the user modules in the network.
IMPORTANT: For applying the web application, the user accounts or the user
groups have to hold the WebIf Login right.
How to change the login right for the Config Panel web application:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right of a user account, select the row User.
In case of a user group, select the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose right to login with the Config Panel
web application you want to change and press F5.
6. Mark the row Config rights and press Enter.
7. Mark the row WebIf Login and press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
allows access to Config Panel web application
no:
denies access to Config Panel web application
8. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Optional additional functions
The functional range of the matrix system can be expanded if particular additional functions are purchased.
Name
Function
Description
Push-Get
function
The additional Push-Get function enables you page 108
to push the image to or get the image from any
computer connected to the matrix system to the
display of another user console.
IP-Control-API
Use the C++ class library supplied with this page 111
additional function to externally access the
matrix system over a TCP/IP connection.
Tradeswitch
function
The Tradeswitch function optimises the opera- page 125
tion of user modules that monitor several computers over several monitors.
Instead of connecting keyboard and mouse to
each monitor, the Tradeswitch function provides a central keyboard/mouse for all operating tasks of the user console.
Activating a purchased additional function
NOTE: The activation of the additional function can be executed in the Config Panel
web application.
The necessary steps are described in the manual of the web application.
Displaying the additional functions
The Feature information lists the activated additional functions.
How to display the list of purchased activated functions:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F12 to call the Information menu.
3. Mark the row Feature information and press Enter.
The desired information are now being displayed.
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Push-Get function (optional)
NOTE: The functions and settings described in this chapter are only available if the
additional Push-Get function has been purchased.
The Push-Get function enables you to shift the image to or get the image from any
computer connected to the KVM matrix system to the display of another user console.
This way, you can exchange and edit computer or display contents.
The addressed user console can be a standard console or a large screen projection,
for example.
Shifting the screen content (Push)
Shifting the monitor content to another user module
How to shift the screen contents to another user module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Mark the target module whose screen content you want to shift in the Select menu.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function, the view filter or the sort criteria (see
page 10 ff.) to limit the selection of list entries.
3. Press F7 to open the Push menu.
This menu displays all active user modules within the KVM matrix system for which
you obtain the authorisation to perform the Push-Get authorisation. The right column additionally provides you with the names of the target modules that are currently accessing the user module.
4. Mark the user module to which the screen content is to be shifted to and press Enter.
Stopping the shifting of the screen content
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F7 to open the Push menu.
This menu displays all active user modules within the KVM matrix system for
which you obtain the authorisation to perform the Push-Get function. The right
column additionally provides you with the names of the target modules that are
currently accessing the user module.
3. Mark the user module to be disconnected from the target module with the arrow
keys and press F4.
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Getting the screen content (Get)
Getting the screen content of another user module
How to get the screen content of another user module:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F8 to open the Get menu.
This menu displays all active user modules within the KVM matrix system for
which you obtain the authorisation to perform the Push/Get authorisation. The
right column additionally provides you with the names of the target modules that
are currently accessing the user module.
3. Use the arrow keys to mark the user module whose screen content you want to
access and press Enter.
NOTE: This function stops as soon as another target module (see page 4) is accessing.
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Changing a user account’s Push-Get right
IMPORTANT: This setting is only available if the additional Push-Get function has
been activated.
How to change a user account’s Push-Get right:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. If you want to change this right of a user account, select the row User. In case of a
user group, select the row Usergroup.
4. Press Enter.
5. Mark the user account or the user group whose right to execute the Push-Get function you want to change and press F5.
6. Mark the row Push-Get rights and press Enter.
7. Mark the user module whose user rights you want to change.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
8. Press F8 to select one of the following options:
yes:
allows usage of Push-Get function
no:
denies usage of Push-Get function
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to change the Push-Get right for further user modules.
10.Press F2 to save your settings.
11.Press Esc to leave the menu.
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IP-Control-API (optional)
After the additional »IP-Control-API« function has been activated, use the supplied
C++ class library to be able to externally control the KVM matrix system over TCP/
IP connection.
You can also use the network interfaces to send text-based commands in the form of
XML files to the matrix switch.
NOTE: The separate chapter Controlling the matrix switch via XML on page 112 ff.
provides you with detailed information on this topic.
Supported functions via API and text-based control
You can use the API functions or text-based control to perform the following functions:
 Logon User: user logon at user module
 Logout User: user logout at user module
 Connect CPU: accesses target module with user module
 Disconnect CPU: disconnects active access
 Get Connections: queries connection data of »occupied« user modules
 Get CATCenter: queries known matrix switches
 Get CPUs: queries known target modules
 Get Consoles: queries known user modules
 Redirection: redirects keyboard and mouse data
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Controlling the matrix switch via XML
IMPORTANT: Activate the additional »IP-Control-API« function to send text-based
commands.
XML enables you to control the matrix switch using third-party devices (e.g.
AMX® and Crestron®). The matrix switch uses the ethernet interface to process
any XML commands received from third-party devices.
Structure of a valid XML document
Any commands are transmitted as XML documents to the G&D device. Valid
XML documents start with an optional, standardized header. On the top level, they
are surrounded by the <root> tag:
STRUCTURE OF A VALID XML DOCUMENT
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
</root>
<!-- optional header -->
<!-- start tag of document -->
<!-- end tag of document -->
Any commands you want to execute are placed between a tag that starts and ends
the document (root). The commands are described on page 117.
Selecting devices
As of version 1.1, the XML API lets you specify devices not only by ID, but also by
name.
Use the attribute type to select devices via ID ("id") or via name ("name"). The attribute
is supported by all commands referring to devices with a name.
ADVICE: The use of the type attribute is optional. If you do not use this attribute,
devices are identified via ID.
USING THE NAME OF A USER MODULE FOR IDENTIFICATION
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<logon>
<NeoConsole type="name">CON1</NeoConsole>
<User>JohnDoe</User>
<Password>secret</Password>
</logon>
</root>
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USING THE ID OF A USER MODULE FOR IDENTIFICATION
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<logon>
<NeoConsole type="id">0x22222222</NeoConsole>
<User>JohnDoe</User>
<Password>secret</Password>
</logon>
</root>
Messages and responses of G&D devices
As of version 1.1 of the XML API, G&D devices respond with a complete XML document after processing an XML document.
IMPORTANT: In some cases, version 1.0 of the XML API sent a message in unstructured plain text.
Messages of G&D devices
If the XML service is not able to process a request, the service responds with an
error document:
STRUCTURE OF AN ERROR DOCUMENT
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<Error>Invalid request document</Error>
</root>
Depending on the type of message, responses to commands, which are not executed
by the XML service itself, but are delegated to the device service of the matrix
switch, are output in different XML containers.
The following containers are used for this purpose:
 Error messages are output within the container <Error>.
 Warnings are output within the container <Warning>.
 Success messages and general messages not fitting the categories given above are output within the container <commandStatus>.
IMPORTANT: Until version 1.0 of the XML API, all responses of delegated commands were output within the container <commandStatus>.
EXEMPLARY ERROR MESSAGE
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<result type="logon">
<Error>authentication failed</Error>
</result>
</root>
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Responses of G&D devices
Responses of the device are included in a <result> tag.
The attribute <type> includes the name of the executed command. When executing
several commands within an XML document (see below), you can assign the
responses to the different commands.
In the following example, data of a user module was requested. The available information is listed within <item> tags:
EXEMPLARY RESPONSE OF XML API
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<result type="list">
<NeoConsole>
<item>
<id>0x22222222</id>
<cl>NeoConsole</cl>
<type>UCON Audio</type>
<name>CON1</name>
<ownerId>0x11111111</ownerId>
<ownerCl>NeoMatrix</ownerCl>
<ownerPort>8</ownerPort>
<enable>1</enable>
<poweredOn>true</poweredOn>
</item>
</NeoConsole>
</result>
</root>
Combining multiple commands in an XML document
You can combine several commands within one XML document. The XML service
processes the commands in the same order in which they are listed in the XML document.
An XML document as described above can look as follows:
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COMBINING MULTIPLE COMMANDS IN ONE XML DOCUMENT
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<logon>
<NeoConsole>0x22222222</NeoConsole>
<User>JohnDoe</User>
<Password>secret</Password>
</logon>
<connect>
<NeoConsole>0x22222222</NeoConsole>
<NeoCpu>0x33333333</NeoCpu>
</connect>
<showmessage>
<Type>INFO</Type>
<Text> Message</Text>
<NeoConsole>0x22222222</NeoConsole>
</showmessage>
</root>
The corresponding response combines individual commands in one document.
Push notifications of connections and disconnections
Connecting and disconnecting of devices triggers push notifications. Here it is not
important how the connection was established or disconnected (e.g. via OSD or
XML).
PUSH NOTIFICATION WHEN ESTABLISHING A CONNECTION
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<pushNotification type="connection_event">
<consoleId>0x22222222</consoleId>
<consoleCl>NeoConsole</consoleCl>
<targetId>0x33333333</targetId>
<targetCl>NeoCpu</targetCl>
<userName>JohnDoe</userName>
<userRealname>John Doe</userRealname>
</pushNotification>
</root>
PUSH NOTIFICATION WHEN DISCONNECTING A CONNECTION
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<pushNotification type="disconnection_event"
><consoleId>0x22222222</consoleId>
<consoleCl>NeoConsole</consoleCl>
</pushNotification>
</root>
ADVICE: When evaluating push notifications, you can reproduce any switching processes of the device, for example.
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Configuring accesses of devices for XML control
Use the web application Config Panel to define »remote control« accesses and their
settings.
IMPORTANT: These accesses are required to control the device via XML.
How to create a new access or edit an existing access:
1. In the directory tree, click KVM matrix systems > [Name] > Matrix switches.
2. Right-click the device you want to configure and click Configuration on the context
menu.
3. Click the Network> Remote Control tabs.
4. To add a new remote control access, click Add.
To edit an existing access, click Edit.
5. Enter or edit the following data:
Access:
Select the protocol (TCP) or (UPD) to process XML communication.
Port:
Enter the port to process XML communication.
Status:
Select if access is Enabled or Disabled.
6. Click OK to save your settings and to close the window.
Use of device IDs
For responses and messages, device IDs are output as hexadecimal values including
the prefix 0x (as of version 1.1 of the XML API).
IMPORTANT: In version 1.0, device IDs were often output as described above. In
some responses, however, IDs were output as hexadecimal values.
In commands, device IDs can be stated as hexadecimal values including the prefix 0x,
as octal values including the prefix 0 or as decimal values.
Use of port names
As of version 1.1 of the XML API, port names are always output in a visible notation.
The port names are the same as printed on the device panel.
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Commands
User logon and user logoff
User can log in with the command <logon>.
The command <logoff> logs users off.
A successful login requires the following parameters:
<NeoConsole>
User module of user logon
<User>
Name of user who wants to log in
<Password>
Password of user who wants to log in
Transmitting username and password is not required when logging in.
USER LOGIN
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<logon>
<NeoConsole>0x22222222</NeoConsole>
<User>JohnDoe</User>
<Password>secret</Password>
</logon>
</root>
USER LOGOFF
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<logoff>
<NeoConsole>0x22222222</NeoConsole>
</logoff>
</root>
Establishing a connection to a target module or disconnecting a
connection
The command <connect> allows a user module to access a target module.
The ID or name of the target module to be accessed and the ID or name of the user
module are used as parameters:
<NeoConsole>
User module
<NeoCpu>
Target module
<CloseDialogs>
Close OSD after establishing a connection (connect)
<OpenSelectDialog>
Close OSD after disconnection (disconnect)
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ESTABLISHING A CONNECTION
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<connect>
<NeoConsole>0x22222222</NeoConsole>
<NeoCpu>0x33333333</NeoCpu>
<CloseDialogs/>
</connect>
</root>
DISCONNECTING A CONNECTION
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<disconnect>
<NeoConsole>0x22222222</NeoConsole>
<OpenSelectDialog/>
</disconnect>
</root>
Showing messages
Use the command <showmessage> to send a message to a user module. Users at the
user module can see the message on their OSD.
NOTE: As of version 1.1 of the XML API, you can add an optional timeout (time
in seconds). After the time elapses, the message closes automatically.
The following parameters are required to send commands:
<Type>
Type of message (INFO, WARNING or ERROR)
<Text>
Text of message to be shown
<Timeout>
Time in seconds after which the message is closed automatically
<NeoConsole>
User module, which shows the message
SHOWING A MESSAGE (WITH TIMEOUT)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<showmessage>
<Type>INFO</Type>
<Text>Message</Text>
<Timeout>5</Timeout>
<NeoConsole>0x22222222</NeoConsole>
</showmessage>
</root>
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Opening or closing the OSD
Use the commands <openmenu> and <closemenu> to open or close the OSD (Select
menu) on a user module.
The following parameters are required to send commands:
<openmenu>
Open OSD on a user module
<closemenu>
Close OSD on a user module
OPEN OSD
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<openmenu>
<NeoConsole>0x22222222</NeoConsole>
</openmenu>
</root>
CLOSE OSD
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<closemenu>
<NeoConsole>0x22222222</NeoConsole>
</closemenu>
</root>
Redirecting keyboard and mouse data
NOTE: Redirecting keyboard and mouse data to another user module or target
module requires the premium Tradeswitching function.
With the optional Tradeswitching function, you can use the command<redirect> to
redirect a device’s in- and outputs to another device.
IMPORTANT: As of version 1.1 of the XML API, the command <redirect> supports a new syntax. The earlier syntax is supported as well.
In the new syntax, the target of the redirection is stated by a device-specific
marker. The same applies to the source.
<NeoConsole>
User module (tag can be used for source and target)
<NeoCpu>
Target module (tag can be used for target only)
REDIRECTING KEYBOARD AND MOUSE DATA
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<redirect>
<NeoConsole>0x22222222</NeoConsole>
<NeoCpu>0x33333333</NeoCpu>
</redirect>
</root>
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Listing information about devices and connections
Use the command <list> to list information about devices and connections.
The parameters of the command define the type of information you want to list:
<NeoCpu>
Data about target modules
<NeoConsole>
Data about user modules
<NeoMatrixSwitch>
Data about matrix switches
<MatrixConnectionList>
Connections between connected devices
<Workplace>
Data about configured Tradeswitch workplaces
 List of information about matrix switches
REQUESTING DATA FROM MATRIX SWITCHES
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<list>
<NeoMatrixSwitch/>
</list>
</root>
LIST OF INFORMATION ABOUT A MATRIX SWITCH
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<result type="list">
<NeoMatrixSwitch>
<item>
<id>0x11111111</id>
<cl>NeoMatrix</cl>
<type>CATCenter NEO16</type>
<name>Matrix1</name>
<poweredOn>true</poweredOn>
<pushGet>yes</pushGet>
<tradeSwitching>yes</tradeSwitching>
<ipSwitching>yes</ipSwitching>
<monitoring>yes</monitoring>
</item>
</NeoMatrixSwitch>
</result>
</root>
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<!-- ID -->
<!-- Device class -->
<!-- Variant -->
<!-- Name -->
<!-- Status of power supply -->
<!-- Push/Get function enabled? -->
<!-- TradeSwitch function enabled? -->
<!-- IP-Control-API enabled? -->
<!-- Monitoring enabled? -->
Controlling the matrix switch via XML
 List of information about a user module
REQUESTING DATA FROM USER MODULES
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<list>
<NeoConsole/>
</list>
</root>
LIST OF INFORMATION ABOUT USER MODULES
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<result type="list">
<NeoConsole>
<item>
<id>0x22222222</id>
<cl>NeoConsole</cl>
<type>UCON Audio</type>
<name>CON1</name>
<ownerId>0x11111111</ownerId>
<ownerCl>NeoMatrix</ownerCl>
<ownerPort>8</ownerPort>
<enable>1</enable>
<poweredOn>false</poweredOn>
</item>
</NeoConsole>
</result>
</root>
<!-- ID -->
<!-- Device class -->
<!-- Variant -->
<!-- Name -->
<!-- ID of connected device -->
<!-- Device class of connected device -->
<!-- Port at connected device -->
<!-- User module enabled? -->
<!-- Status of power supply -->
 List of information about a target module
REQUESTING DATA FROM TARGET MODULES
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<list>
<NeoCpu/>
</list>
</root>
LIST OF INFORMATION ABOUT TARGET MODULES
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<result type="list">
<NeoCpu>
<item>
<id>0x33333333</id>
<cl>NeoCpu</cl>
<type>CATpro2</type>
<name>CPU1</name>
<poweredOn>false</poweredOn>
</item>
</NeoCpu>
</result>
</root>
<!-- ID -->
<!-- Device class -->
<!-- Variante-->
<!-- Name -->
<!-- Status of power supply -->
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 List of connections between connected devices
REQUESTING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CONNECTED DEVICES
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<list>
<MatrixConnectionList/>
</list>
</root>
LIST OF CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CONNECTED DEVICES
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<result type="list">
<MatrixConnectionList>
<item>
<cpuId>0x33333333</cpuId>
<!-- CPU ID -->
<cpuCl>NeoCpu</cpuCl>
<!-- CPU device class -->
<cpuName>CPU1</cpuName>
<!-- CPU name -->
<cpuPoweredOn>false</cpuPoweredOn>
<!-- CPU power supply -->
<signalType>normal</signalType>
<!-- Signal: normal | viewonly -->
<consoleId>0x22222222</consoleId>
<!-- CON ID -->
<consoleCl>NroConsole</consoleCl>
<!-- CON device class -->
<consoleName>CON1</consoleName>
<!-- CON name -->
<connectionOwnerId>0x11111111</connectionOwnerId> <!-- Matrix ID -->
<connectionOwnerCl>NrpMatrix</connectionOwnerCl>
<!-- Matrix class -->
<connectionOwnerPort>8</connectionOwnerPort>
<!-- Matrix port -->
<consoleConfigEnable>1</consoleConfigEnable> <!-- CON enabled? -->
<consolePoweredOn>true</consolePoweredOn> <!-- CON power supply -->
<userName>JohnDoe</userName>
<!--Username -->
<userRealname>John Doe</userRealname>
<!--Realname -->
</item>
</MatrixConnectionList>
</result>
</root>
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 List of configured Tradeswitch workplaces
NOTE: The output of the list of workplaces has been changed.
The output lists the members of a workplace within a <members> container.
REQUESTING DATA OF CONFIGURED TRADESWITCH WORKPLACES
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<list>
<Workplace/>
</list>
</root>
LIST OF CONFIGURED TRADESWITCH WORKPLACES
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<result type="list">
<Workplace>
<item>
<id>0x88888888</id>
<name>Workplace1</name>
<catcenterId>0x11111111</catcenterId>
<catcenterCl>NeoMatrix</catcenterCl>
<masterconsoleId>0x22222222</masterconsoleId>
<masterconsoleCl>NeoConsole</masterconsoleCl>
<members>
<item>
<id>0x22222222</id>
<cl>NeoConsole</cl>
<keys>1</keys>
</item>
<item>
<id>0x22222223</id>
<cl>NeoConsole</cl>
<keys>2</keys>
</item>
<item>
<id>0x22222224</id>
<cl>NeoConsole</cl>
<keys>3</keys>
</item>
<item>
<id>0x22222225</id>
<cl>NeoConsole</cl>
<keys>4</keys>
</item>
</members>
</item>
</Workplace>
</result>
</root>
<!-- Workplace ID -->
<!-- Workplace name -->
<!-- Matrix ID -->
<!-- Matrix class -->
<!-- ID of master console -->
<!-- Class of master console -->
<!-- Member ID (CON or CPU) -->
<!-- Member class -->
<!-- Member key -->
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Requesting monitoring values
The XML tag <monitor> is used to request monitoring values. As parameter, the
<monitor> tag expects the class tag <NeoMatrixSwitch>.
In addition to the class tag, you can also add the ID or name of the requested monitoring value as shown in the example:
REQUESTING ALL MONITORING VALUES OF MATRIX SWITCH 0X11111111
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<monitor>
<NeoMatrixSwitch><id>0x11111111</id></NeoMatrixSwitch>
</monitor>
</root>
By stating the desired monitoring value, you can limit the list even further.
REQUESTING MONITORING VALUE »TEMPERATURE SWITCH« OF MATRIX SWITCH
0X11111111
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<monitor>
<NeoMatrixSwitch>
<id>0x11111111</id>
<monitorName>Temperature</monitorName>
</NeoMatrixSwitch>
</monitor>
</root>
This is an exemplary response of the XML service:
LIST OF MONITORING VALUES OF MATRIX SWITCHES
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
<result type="monitor">
<NeoMatrixSwitch>
<item>
<id>0x11111111</id>
<monitorName>Temperature</monitorName>
<value>35.0</value>
<alarm>off</alarm>
<acknowledged>no</acknowledged>
</item>
</NeoMatrixSwitch>
</result>
</root>
NOTE: In addition to name and value of the respective monitoring value, the two
flags acknowledged and alarm are always returned as well. With the alarm flags, you
can check if the monitoring value lies inside (off) or outside (on) of its defined
range. Acknowledged complies with the Viewed function of the web application.
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Tradeswitch function (optional)
NOTE: The functions and settings described in this chapter are only available if the
purchased Tradeswitch function has been activated.
The Tradeswitch function optimises the operation of user modules that monitor several computers over several monitors.
Instead of connecting keyboard and mouse to each monitor, the Tradeswitch function provides a central keyboard/mouse for all operating tasks of the user console.
In order to enable this, up to eight user modules of a KVM matrix system are
arranged into groups that form the multi monitor user modules.
Each user module within a group is provided with a monitor but only one of the
group’s user modules is provided with keyboard and mouse. By using a hotkey, the
user is now able to switch these two input devices to each monitor. Now, each computer of the group can be operated.
Switching keyboard and mouse signals to a user
module or target computer
The switching of the keyboard and mouse signals from a user module to another
user module or a target computer is carried out by entering one of the configurable
key combinations.
How to switch the keyboard and mouse signals:
1. Press the Tradeswitch key modifier adjusted in the KVM matrix system and the
Tradeswitch key assigned to the target module.
EXAMPLE:
 Tradeswitch key modifier:
Ctrl+Shift
 Tradeswitch key of a target module: T
Hold the keys Ctrl+Shift pressed while pressing the tradeswitch key t. As soon
as the keys are released, the keyboard and mouse signals are switched to the
target module.
Further information:
 Creating Tradeswitch workplaces on page 126
 Assigning devices to a Tradeswitch workplace on page 128
 Defining the master workplace of the Tradeswitch workplace on page 129
 Changing the Tradeswitch key and the valid keys on page 127
 Starting the user module without keyboard on page 131
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Tradeswitch function (optional)
Basic configuration
Creating Tradeswitch workplaces
How to create a new Tradeswitch workplace:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Tradeswitch function and press Enter.
4. Press F3 and collect the name of the new workplace in the Add Workplace menu.
5. Press F2 to save your inputs and to create the Tradeswitch workplace.
Renaming a Tradeswitch workplace
How to rename a Tradeswitch workplace:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Tradeswitch function and press Enter.
4. Mark the Tradeswitch workplace you want to rename.
5. Press F5 and change the name in the Name row.
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
Deleting a Tradeswitch workplace
How to delete a Tradeswitch workplace:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Tradeswitch function and press Enter.
4. Mark the Tradeswitch workplace you want to delete and press F4.
5. Use the arrow keys to mark the entry Yes and press Enter to confirm the appearing
security request.
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Changing the Tradeswitch key and the valid keys
The Tradeswitch keys enable you to switch the keyboard and mouse signals from one
user module to another one or to a target computer by pressing a key combination.
In the section Tradeswitch function of the Configuration menu, several user modules
and/or target computers can be grouped to a workplace. Moreover, you can define
the keys to be pressed in order to switch the keyboard and mouse signals to a particular user module or a particular target computer.
In addition to the Tradeswitch key modifier, you are also enabled to define the valid
keys for the Tradeswitch keys.
How to change the Tradeswitch key modifier or the valid keys:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row System and press Enter.
4. Mark the row Tradeswitch key and press Enter.
5. Select at least one of the listed select key modifiers in the Modifier entry by marking
the respective box using the arrow keys. Afterwards press F8.
Ctrl:
Ctrl key
Alt:
Alt key
Alt Gr:
Alt Gr key
Win:
Windows key
Shift
Shift key
6. Select the row Valid keys and press F8 to select one of the following options:
Num:
only numerical keys are interpreted as select keys when pressed in
combination with the select key modifier
Alph:
only alphabetic keys are interpreted as select keys when pressed in
combination with the select key modifier
AlphNum:
alphabetical and numerical keys are interpreted as select keys when
pressed in combination with the select key modifier
IMPORTANT: The selected keymode as well as the selected tradeswitch key
modifier(s) are no longer provided as key combinations to the operating system
and the applications on the target computer.
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Detailed configuration of a Tradeswitch workplace
Assigning devices to a Tradeswitch workplace
IMPORTANT: If no keyboard is connected to a user module, the user receives an
according message directly after the switch-on and the initiation is cancelled.
In order to achieve a full initiation, the Keyboard required setting (see page 131) has
to be applied.
NOTE: Giving the targets self-explanatory names that refer to the function or the
location of the device simplifies the configuration of the Tradeswitch workplace.
Detailed information on how to rename the target modules can be found on page 65.
How to assign target or user modules to the Tradeswitch workplace:
IMPORTANT: Any computers that are locally connected to the UCON-s or the
UCON-Audio-s user modules cannot be operated with the Tradeswitch function if
these user modules are added as slave devices to the Tradeswitch workplace.
If these workplaces are master workplaces (see page 129), the local devices can be
operated without any restrictions.
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Tradeswitch function and press Enter.
4. Press F5 to edit the selected Tradeswitch workplace.
5. Mark the row Members and press Enter.
6. The Assign Tradeswitch Function menu opens. The left column displays the target
module name or the user module name whereas the right column provides the
assigned Tradeswitch key(s).
ADVICE: The view filter (see page 11) can be used to either display the user modules (Consoles) or the target modules (Targets) in the list.
7. Mark the user or the target module to assign a Tradeswitch key to or whose
Tradeswitch key you want to change.
ADVICE: Use the menu’s search function or the sort criteria (see page 10 ff.) to limit
the selection of list entries.
8. Press F5 and collect the desired Tradeswitch key.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to create or change the Tradeswitch keys.
10.Press F2 to save your settings.
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Defining the master workplace of the Tradeswitch workplace
ADVICE: Giving the targets self-explanatory names that refer to the function or the
location of the device simplifies the configuration of the Tradeswitch workplace.
Detailed information on how to rename the target modules can be found on page 65.
Within a Tradeswitch workplace, a user module to which keyboard and mouse are
connected to has to be defined. This master workplace also provides information on
currently accessing users.
How to define a master workplace of the Tradeswitch workplace:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Tradeswitch function and press Enter.
4. Mark the Tradeswitch workplace whose master workplace you want to change
and press F5.
5. Mark the row Members and press Enter.
6. Select the desired master workplace and press F8.
NOTE: The currently selected master workplace is marked with an arrow ().
7. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Enhanced functions
(De)activating the Tradeswitching information display
If you purchased the additional Tradeswitch function, the messages »Forwarding to...« (at
the master workplace) or »Forwarded« (at the target workplace) can be displayed at
the monitor.
How to (de)activate the Tradeswitching information display:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Select the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module you want to (de)activate and press F5.
5. Mark the row Display Tradeswitching and press F8 to select one of the following
options:
yes:
activated information display
no:
deactivated information display
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
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Starting the user module without keyboard
If no keyboard is connected to a user module, the user receives an according message directly after the switch-on and the initiation is cancelled.
IMPORTANT: In order to achieve a full initiation, the Keyboard required setting has to
be applied.
How to (de)activate starting the user module without a keyboard:
1. Press the hotkey Ctrl+Num (default) to call the on-screen display.
2. Press F11 to call the Configuration menu.
3. Mark the row Console and press Enter.
4. Mark the user module whose settings you want to change and press F5.
5. Mark the row Keyboard required and press F8 to select one of these options:
yes:
user module only boots with connected keyboard
no:
user module boots without keyboard
6. Press F2 to save your settings.
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NOTES
NOTES
NOTES
NOTES
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