The KNV-108 KVM Switch allows direct control over up to eight computers from
a single console station (containing a monitor, keyboard, and mouse).
The KVM Switch is useful for computer users requiring access to
multiple machines via one console, factories needing to test and
quality check products, and for show room demonstrations. They are
easily rack-mountable (kit sold separately)
There are two models, identical in appearance:
- KNV-108R Standard KVM switch
- KNV-108D Includes On-Screen Display
The on-screen display menu (OSD) allows you
to name each computer and switch between them.
It also shows computer status, cascade
configuration, and the switch status.
Both models feature mouse and keyboard emulation
for automatic boot up, support VGA, SVGA,
and Multisync monitors, and offer computer
selection with the use of hot keys or manual
buttons (as well as the on-screen menu for the 108D).
There is no software to install, and no
problem with software incompatibility, because the KNV-108 is
completely transparent to the computers and operating systems.
No external power supply is needed, as the KNV-108 is powered
through its keyboard connections to the various CPUs.
If you are time-traveling from the 80's, you'll be pleased to know
that the KNV-108 is compatible with PC/AT (5-pin) keyboards,
PS2 style (6-pin) keyboards, and both RS232 serial and PS2
style mice. Mixing computers of both types is not a problem,
however, you must use a PS/2 mouse as the input to the switch.