Finally, there's a simple and affordable answer to every network administrator's biggest annoyance: finding and lugging around "crash carts" with a monitor, keyboard and mouse to administer servers and other headless machines. Epiphan Systems' KVM2USB product is a compact device that conveys the VGA stream from any host computer to a laptop, while emulating the laptop's keyboard and mouse outputs.
KVM2USB is a truly portable crash cart. Now, all you need to take with you on administrative site visits is your laptop, the KVM2USB device (roughly the size of a box of paperclips) and the accompanying cable.
KVM2USB works with virtually any computerized machine or embedded system, including:
- Windows, Macintosh, Unix computers and servers
- Medical devices, scientific and lab equipment
- ATM machines
- Slot machines and VLTs
The product provides a simple, lightweight and rapid means of conveying VGA images from host machines to a laptop and simulating the laptop's keyboard and mouse outputs. This allows administrators and technicians to quickly and easily connect to—and administer— headless machines without hassles.
As a compact external device, KVM2USB is easy to use and to transport. About the size of a box of paperclips, it is easily plugged in and requires no additional power so you don't have to locate a spare electrical outlet onsite.
The product ships complete with all required hardware and cabling. Software development kits are also available for specialised applications.
|Interface||USB 2.0 (at laptop end), VGA, PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse
Optional USB cables are included for USB keyboard and mouse support.
|PC Cable Interface|
|6 pin mini-DIN Male|
|6 pin mini-DIN Male|
|15 pin HDB Male|
|USB A Type Male|
|Supported VGA Modes||VESA modes: 720x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1152x900, 1280x960, 1280x10241.
Custom VGA modes.
|Dimensions||3.54" x 2.36" x 0.91"
90 x 60 x 23 mm
|Connectors||One VGA D-type connector
One USB mini B-type connector
Two PS/2 connectors for mouse and keyboard
Optional USB mouse/keyboard cables included
One DC power connector for included power adaptor
|LEDs||One LED to indicate the status of the KVM2USB (power, readiness, and operation in progress)|
|OS Support||Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (x86, ia64)
Mac OS X 10.4 and up
Linux (x86, x86_64)
1 - Modes exceeding 120 MPixel/s are captured from two consecutive VGA frames.
The KVM2USB product ships with the five (5) items shown above:
- KVM2USB unit
- KVM cable
- PS/2 to USB adapter
- Power Supply
- USB "A" Plug to USB Mini "B" Plug 5 pins cable