PITTSBURGH -- Black Box Corporation has published a buyer's guide to assist customers who are looking for KVM [keyboard, video, mouse] switching solutions for their organizations.
The guide helps network professionals determine the best switching answers for their organization. According to Black Box, it provides everything from a basic understanding of KVM to comprehensive product selection charts based on needs, features, functionality, and budget.
A KVM switch enables a user to use one keyboard, video monitor, and mouse to control anywhere from two to several hundreds--even thousands--of CPUs or servers in a data center.
Mike McCurry, the company's ServSwitch Product Manager, says, "This guide contains one of the industry's most comprehensive KVM switch portfolios in a simple-to-use buying guide that makes product selection fast and easy."
Black Box says its ServSwitch line has switches that are appropriate for use in almost any computing or IT configuration. The company's KVM Buyer's Guide includes desktop, server room, and single- and multiuser KVM switches; remote management and KVM extension; KVMoIP for server control around the globe; secure KVM switching; specialty solutions; and KVM trays and drawers.
For example, the ServSwitch Octet provides server management with support for USB, serial RS-232, and audio. With four configurations and KVM extension up to 984.2 feet (300 m) over solid CATx cabling, this switch is a suitable choice for test labs, demo labs, and design and broadcast environments.
With the ServReach Multiport KVMoIP, Black Box combines CAT5 technology and server management for up to 16 or 32 servers over IP to extend server room control around the globe.
IT professionals and data center managers can find information on these products and access the interactive e-catalog at blackbox.com/go/KVM or request a printed catalog by calling 724-746-5500.