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ServSwitch CX with IP
One remote user and up to three local users
can access this 16- or 24-port multiplatform
CATx KVM switch.
The ServSwitch CX with IP is great for small and mid-size data centers.
Access and switch remotely between servers via the Internet!
• Connect remotely using real VNC client
software, or Java Web browser.
• 1600 x 1200 remote resolution, with
scalable windows.
• Supports DDC emulation.
• Remote users can connect to a
KVM switch using ServSwitch CX
Remote Units.
• Easily switch between computers locally
by hotkeys, the on-screen display, or
a mouse.
• Both the ServSwitch CX with IP
and the SAMs are flash upgradable.
• Connect over IP using enterprise-grade
security including AES 128-bit
encryption and RGA 2048-bit
public key authenticiation.
• Simplify cabling with CAT5, CAT5e,
or CAT6 UTP cable.
• Supports PC, Macintosh, and Sun.
• Connect traditional PS/2 or newer
USB keyboards and mice.
• Order SAMs with optional audio
to hear audio prompts from servers.
• Cascade switches to control up to
128 servers.
Network Operations Center
Up to 2 Remote PS/2 ®
Consoles with ServSwitch CX
Remote Units with Audio and
Skew Compensation
Main Server Room
Up to
24 Servers
ServSwitch ™ CX
with IP (KV1424A)
ServSwitch CX (KV0424A)
ServSwitch CX (KV0424A)
Second Floor
Data Center
CATx Cable Connecting to
KV140xA ServSwitch CX
Server Access Modules
Up to
24 Servers
Third Floor
Data Center
Up to
24 Servers
The ServSwitch ™ CX with IP may just be our most versatile
ServSwitch ever—it has all the features you’re looking for to
help manage your enterprise network. Like the ServSwitch CX,
this model is compatible with all major computer platforms
and connects via lightweight, inexpensive twisted-pair cable.
But the ServSwitch CX with IP also enables you to access
servers across any IP network—even the Internet.
Reaches as far as your network.
Access and switch remotely between servers over a private
intranet or over the Internet. All you need is a Java ™ enabled
Web browser. Password security keeps out unauthorized users.
It’s secure, too.
Although the ServSwitch CX with IP can be installed behind
the security of your network firewall, it also has the robust
security features it needs to be safe on its own. Sophisticated
128-bit public/private key protection locks the switch tight
against unauthorized access. Two-tier password protection—
administrative and non-adminstrative—adds another layer of
protection. You can also restrict client IP addresses, limit access
to dialup connections only, or use non-standard port numbers
to further confound would-be hackers.
Easier connections than ever!
There are no bulky KVM cables to deal with. Connect
both user stations and servers via lightweight and inexpensive
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 UTP cable.
UTP cable provides more distance than KVM cable—you
can connect two user stations up to 984.2 feet (300 m) from
the switch. This extra distance makes it practical to set up
duplicate workstations within your building—in your server
room, in your office, wherever it’s convenient for you.
The servers connect with UTP cable, too. At the server
end, a Server Access Module (SAM) provides keyboard, video,
mouse, and speaker connections. Servers may be placed
up to 164 feet (50 m) from the switch.
Multiplatform operation.
You can mix and match different kinds of servers—PC,
Mac ®, and Sun ® —on the same CX switch! Simply choose the
appropriate SAM for each server and you’re set!
What’s more, you can connect the ServSwitch CX to either
a PS/2 ® or USB (including Macintosh ®) keyboard and mouse—
it includes both connector types!
Get a clear picture.
The ServSwitch CX with IP features effective softwarebased skew compensation to eliminate the annoying video
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color drift that can sometimes happen on long UTP cable runs.
To learn more about skew compensation, see “Technically
Speaking” below.
In addition, the switch supports Display Data Channel
(DDC) emulation. It enables your monitor to communicate
with the attached CPUs’ video cards and configure the CPUs’
video drivers automatically at bootup.
Sight and sound support.
Maximize your control.
Take charge with your power.
Although each ServSwitch ™ CX with IP supports up to 16 or
24 directly connected servers, this is by no means the limit—
you can daisychain switches to control up to 128 host servers.
You can cascade up to three levels deep with servers situated
at any level within the cascade tree.
The ServSwitch CX with IP has a power control port that
enables a remote user to reset one or more power switches in
the host system. Plus, dual power connectors enable the CX to
draw power from its included wallmount adapter or from an
optional redundant power supply if there’s a power failure.
Simple server selection.
Ready right now—and for the future.
Whether you’re working at a user station or the local
analog console port in the server room, you can select a server
to access and control via on-screen menus or hotkeys. Onscreen menus make server selection simple because you can
give each server a name that makes sense to you.
The switch comes complete with rackmounting hardware
to install the switch in any open 1U of rack space in your
server room. It can also be flash upgraded, so it’s practically
The ServSwitch CX with IP provides super-sharp resolutions
up to 1900 x 1440 for all users up to 164 feet (50 m) away.
And up to 984.2 feet (300 m) away, the CX displays 1024 x
1280 video resolution. By choosing a SAM with audio, you
add support for stereo speakers, enabling you to hear audible
Technically Speaking
UTP cable and color drift.
UTP cable is often used with video or KVM extenders to
extend the reach of a video signal. It’s popular for this application because it’s lightweight, easy to handle, and inexpensive.
But when you transmit video over long stretches of twistedpair cable, you sometimes run into a phenomenon called
color drift or color split.
Color drift shows up as that annoying colored shadow you
occasionally see around objects on a video screen. It sometimes
happens with UTP cable because the pairs of wire in the
cable are twisted at slightly different rates to reduce crosstalk
between pairs. Because of these differences between wire
pairs, video signals for different colors often travel different
distances before they reach the remote receiver. When one
color signal arrives behind the others because its wire is longer,
you get that red, green, or blue shadow around the objects
on your video screen.
UTP cable varies widely by manufacturer, so before
installing video extenders, it’s difficult to determine whether
or not you’re going to have a color drift problem. You’re
more likely to experience color drift with higher grades
(CAT5e or CAT6) of cable, on longer cable runs, and on highresolution screens.
If you experience color drift, there are several possible
solutions. You can use a shorter length of cable, switch from
CAT5e or CAT6 cable to CAT5 cable, use a lower screen resolution, or use a video skew compensator.
A video skew compensator removes color drift by delaying
some color signals to compensate for differences in wire pairs.
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Distance (Maximum) — User side: 984.2 ft. (300 m);
Server side: 164 ft. (50 m)
Resolution (Maximum) — 1900 x 1440 at 164 ft. (50 m)
CE Approval — Yes
Connectors —
KV1416A, KV1424A:
Local analog console port:
Monitor: (1) HD15 F;
Keyboard and mouse: PS/2: (2) 6-pin mini DIN F; USB: (2) Type A F;
User ports: (2) RJ-45;
Servers: (16) or (24) RJ-45;
Audio: (1) 3.5-mm jack;
Serial RS-232 (DTE): (1) DB9 F;
Power control: (1) DB9 M;
Power input: (1) IEC 320 M; (1) barrel F for optional redundant
power supply;
Modem: (1) DB9 M;
IP: (1) RJ-45 10-/100-Mbps Ethernet, autosensing;
KV1400A: (1) RJ-45, (2) 6-pin mini DIN M, (1) HD15 M;
KV1402A: (1) RJ-45, (2) 6-pin mini DIN M, (1) HD15 M, (1) 3.5-mm plug;
KV1401A: (1) RJ-45, (1) USB Type A M, (1) HD15 M;
KV1403A: (1) RJ-45, (1) USB Type A M, (1) HD15 M, (1) 3.5-mm plug;
KV1404A: (1) RJ-45, (1) 8-pin mini DIN M, (1) HD15 M, (1) 3.5-mm plug
Power — 100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz, autosensing
Size — KV1416A, KV1424A: 1.75"H (1U) x 19"W x 11"D
(4.4 x 48.3 x 27.9 cm)
ServSwitch ™ CX with IP
(1) Analog Console Port + (1) IP User Port
+ (2) Remote User Ports
(16) Servers
(24) Servers
For each server connection, you need…
ServSwitch CX Server Access Modules
PS/2 ®
with Audio
with Audio
Sun ® with Audio
To connect a remote PS/2 console to the ServSwitch CX
with IP using CATx cable, order…
ServSwitch CX Remote Units
with Audio
with Audio and Skew Compensation
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