Analogue Matrix KVM Switches

Matrix KVM management via CATx infrastructure for a huge number of users, servers and serial IT devices

For very dense data centre environments with a great number of racks and servers, Matrix KVM switches are the preferred choice. These compact solutions require 1U or 2U rack space only and offer connections for 8, 16, 32 or 64 PS/2, SUN or USB servers as well as serial IT (VT100 included) devices. Through cascadability the number of connectable IT devices can be increased up to several hundred or thousend systems. Depending on model the KVM access is performed via UTP cabling or TCP/IP connection. Setting up a KVM matrix structure with 2, 4, 8, 16 or more users can be easily realised by using a corresponding number of CATx-based user stations that are interconnected with the Matrix KVM Switch solution. Most systems are equipped with OSD or dedicated management-tool. Model- and manufacturer-dependent, comprehensive software- or web-based managment applications are optional available.

Typically specifications of Matrix KVM Switches

  • Control 8, 16, 32, 42 or 64 servers (some solutions are cascadable up to several thousend servers) from a single keyboard, monitor and mouse
  • Access via user-matrix for 2, 4, 8 16 or more users
  • Further user stations can be added via CATx cable connection or KVM extender that supports TCP/IP
  • Multi-platform support for PS/2, USB, SUN or/and serial devices
  • Support most popular mouse typs
  • Full keyboard and mouse emulation during boot-up and operation
  • Easy to install (optional rackmount-kits available)
  • Operating system independent

Manufacturer and model-dependent vary

  • Video resolution
  • Number of connectable servers (also cascaded)
  • Number of user stations
  • Free definition of user access levels
  • Distances between user stations and Matrix KVM Switches
  • Virtual media functionality
  • Management-Interface
  • Security features