Raritan Z-Series


Raritans Z-Series kvm switch enables access and control of multiple servers from a single user console (keyboard, monitor, and mouse),without consuming precious rack space. Z-Series Z4200U employs Raritan's communication technology to control up to 42 servers and eliminate the traditional KVM switch box and all hard-to-manage server-to-switch cables.A Z-Series system consists of a User Station and Computer Interface Modules (Z-CIMs)plus a Terminator.

Basic concept

Z-Series replaces the traditional KVM switch-to-multiple-server cabling configuration with an innovative chain-like server-to-server arrangement, significantly reducing cable clutter. Small Computer Interface Modules (Z-CIMs) connected to the keyboard, video, and mouse ports of each server via Raritan?s unique DirectConnect technology are linked with standard Category 5e UTP cable and transmit the keyboard, video, and mouse signals to a User Station. A keyboard, monitor, and mouse plug into the User Station, enabling the user to select and control up to 42 servers via simple on-screen user interface menus. Servers can be added at any time without interrupting server operation.


  • Simple plug and play auto-configure installation
  • Addition of servers anywhere in the chain at any time
  • DirectConnect Z-CIMs for secure connection without excess cable
  • Keep-alive keyboard/mouse emulation for flawless operation
  • User console hot-connect to any server
  • Component hot-swap with no impact on server operation
  • Individual selection buttons with LED indicators
  • Computer selection by name from on-screen menus
  • Automatic Video Tuning (AVT) to adjust video quality automatically
  • Support of high-resolution video-to 1600 x 1200
  • 1,000 feet access radius via Category 5 UTP cable
  • Starter Kit for one user and three servers
  • Seamless interface to Raritan's Paragon Ver. 2.5 for clustered access to high-density servers
Manufacturer Code Description
Raritan (Peppercon) RA-USTS Z4200 User Station
Raritan (Peppercon) RA-Z4200U Starter Kit User Station, 3 x USTS, 1 x TER-RJ45
CPU Interface Cable
Raritan (Peppercon) RA-UKVMSC Z-CIM PS/2
Raritan (Peppercon) RA-TER-RJ45 RJ45 Terminator
one required per chain of Z-CIMs