KVM Switches

What is a KVM Switch?


A KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) switch or sometimes referred to as a server switch or CPU switch is a hardware device that enables a user or multiple user’s reliable access to control a number of computers using a single keyboard, monitor (video display) and mouse.


How does a KVM Switch work?


A KVM switch pushes multiple video and peripheral signals and produces a single output to a single keyboard, video or mouse, allowing for quick access to several computers and data sources.


Some KVM switches allow users to alternate audio and USB devices between computers and many are designed for connections of up to thousands of users and servers controlled from a single console.


When are KVM Switches used?


Control multiple computers: KVM switches are commonly used in environments when you need to control multiple computers like in a data centre. With a single switch, the administrator can alternate access from one computer to another.


Multi-user computer control: by using a KVM Matrix switch, multiple users can control one to many shared computers, enabling cross-functional access to data.


Control of Multiple Operating Systems: KVM switches enable users to switch across multiple operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux


What are the different types of KVM Switches?


DisplayPort KVM switch: are becoming increasingly popular as video display manufacturers are moving away from DVI-I and VGA. DisplayPort KVM switches are beneficial for peripheral sharing. This setup allows users to share many USB peripherals across all computers.


DVI KVM switch: used with DVI compatible monitor(s). These are intended to deliver reliable digital video capabilities, providing a better solutions by overcoming resolution limitation of VGA formats. The switches can work with either single or dual link DVI-D or DVI-I and can also offer reverse compatibility. This can be useful for those users who need to work with high-performance workstations.


HDMI KVM switch: this is an ideal switch for those looking for HDMI signal switching that does not affect video quality. The HDMI KVM switches are known for quick switching without interruptions. They are commonly used in broadcasting, medical imaging, home and commercial theatres and digital signage.


USB KVM Switch – A common type of switch that uses USB cables for keyboard video & mouse connections, some models will also work with PS/2 connectivity and allows for audio sharing and wireless connectivity.


KVM-over-IP switch: these types of switches give user’s access or monitor multiple PCs and servers in a dedicated network, LAN or even over a WAN from anywhere with IP remote access. KVM/IP Switch are mostly found in medium or large data centres who need multiple users to monitor several computers or servers.


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Description Price Number of Ports Number of Displays Supported Number of Video Outputs Video Connection Type Keyboard/Mouse Connection Type Audio Connection Type Dimensions Maximum Resolution Depth Height Width
RS Stock No. 778-6391
Mfr. Part No.DKVM-4U
BrandD-Link
SGD146.06
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4 1 - VGA USB - 105 x 178 x 30.5mm 2048 x 1536 178mm 30.5mm 105mm
RS Stock No. 898-8333
Mfr. Part No.SV211KUSB
BrandStartech
SGD75.06
Each
units
2 1 1 VGA USB 3.5 mm Stereo 96 x 60 x 20mm 2048 x 1536 60mm 20mm 96mm
RS Stock No. 898-8352
Mfr. Part No.SV211USB
BrandStartech
SGD80.46
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units
2 1 - VGA USB No Audio 88 x 66 x 23mm 2048 x 1536 66mm 23mm 88mm
RS Stock No. 898-8374
Mfr. Part No.SV231DPDDUA
BrandStartech
SGD529.59
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2 2 2 DisplayPort USB 3.5 mm Stereo 161 x 100 x 57.5mm 2560 x 1600 100mm 57.5mm 161mm
RS Stock No. 122-1407
Mfr. Part No.F1DD104Lea
BrandBelkin
SGD402.54
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4 1 - DVI PS/2, USB 3.5 mm Stereo 327 x 140 x 49mm 1920 x 1200 140mm 49mm 327mm
RS Stock No. 898-8383
Mfr. Part No.SV831DVIU
BrandStartech
SGD1,420.01
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8 1 1 DVI USB No Audio 438 x 180 x 44mm 1920 x 1200 180mm 44mm 438mm
RS Stock No. 123-8083
Mfr. Part No.SV431DUSBU
BrandStartech
SGD389.78
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4 1 1 VGA USB No Audio 220 x 130 x 43mm 1920 x 1440 130mm 43mm 220mm
RS Stock No. 898-8380
Mfr. Part No.SV1631DUSBUK
BrandStartech
SGD1,302.06
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16 1 1 VGA USB No Audio 440 x 190 x 45mm 1920 x 1440 190mm 45mm 440mm
RS Stock No. 898-8343
Mfr. Part No.SV411KUSB
BrandStartech
SGD147.33
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2 1 1 VGA USB 3.5 mm Stereo 95 x 61 x 25mm 2048 x 1536 61mm 25mm 95mm
RS Stock No. 898-8365
Mfr. Part No.SV431DDVDUA
BrandStartech
SGD573.03
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4 2 2 DVI USB 3.5 mm Stereo 220 x 130 x 60mm 1920 x 1440 130mm 60mm 220mm
RS Stock No. 123-8078
Mfr. Part No.SV211HDUA
BrandStartech
SGD164.91
Each
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2 1 1 HDMI USB HDMI, 3.5mm Stereo 66 x 88 x 23mm 1920 x 1200 88mm 23mm 66mm
RS Stock No. 123-8086
Mfr. Part No.SV841HDIEGB
BrandStartech
SGD1,594.00
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8 1 1 VGA PS/2 No Audio 404 x 224.5 x 43.2mm 1920 x 1440 224.5mm 43.2mm 404mm
RS Stock No. 123-8065
Mfr. Part No.NOTECONS01
BrandStartech
SGD775.13
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1 1 1 VGA USB No Audio 74 x 115 x 15mm 1920 x 1200 115mm 15mm 74mm
RS Stock No. 898-8368
Mfr. Part No.SV231DDVDUA
BrandStartech
SGD384.48
Each
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2 2 2 DVI USB 3.5 mm Stereo 163 x 100 x 57mm 1920 x 1200 100mm 57mm 163mm
RS Stock No. 123-8079
Mfr. Part No.SV211KDVIGB
BrandStartech
SGD227.70
Each
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2 1 1 DVI USB 3.5 mm Stereo 154 x 65.5 x 27mm 1920 x 1200 65.5mm 27mm 154mm
RS Stock No. 898-8346
Mfr. Part No.SV231USBGB
BrandStartech
SGD143.01
Each
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2 1 - VGA USB No Audio 124 x 70 x 40mm 1920 x 1440 70mm 40mm 124mm
RS Stock No. 136-3000
Mfr. Part No.DKVM-222
BrandD-Link
SGD74.64
Each
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2 - - VGA USB - 78 x 56 x 21.5mm 2048 x 1536 78mm 21.5mm 56mm
RS Stock No. 123-8068
Mfr. Part No.SV231DVGAU2A
BrandStartech
SGD348.18
Each
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2 2 2 VGA USB 3.5 mm Stereo 104 x 130 x 57mm 1920 x 1200 130mm 57mm 104mm
RS Stock No. 125-9453
Mfr. Part No.CCS-PRO4-XX
BrandAdder
SGD1,290.18
Each
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4 1 - - USB 3.5 mm Stereo 290 x 130 x 30mm 1920 x 1200 130mm 30mm 290mm
RS Stock No. 179-8053
Mfr. Part No.SV431DPU3A2
BrandStartech
SGD888.35
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4 1 1 DisplayPort USB 3.5 mm Stereo 220 x 130 x 43mm 3840 x 2160 130mm 43mm 220mm
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