VGA KVM Switch via CAT5 – USB, PS2, SUN, Serial

Control up to 64 servers in zero rack space

Also known as: KVM Switch CAT5, low density KVM switch, KVM Server Switch, zero-u kvm switch, zero u KVM switch zero rack space switch, switchless KVM Switch

PRIMUX-UZR

Product Highlights

  • Servers can be the same or different platforms(PS/2, SUN, USB, serial)
  • Supports international keyboard layouts
  • Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.

Additional Images

  • 1RU Rackmount Kit (PRIMUX-RK-UZR) with PRIMUX-UZR facing the front
  • HA-PS2
  • HA-USB
  • HA-RS
  • HA-SUN

The PRIMUX®Zero-U VGA KVM Switch System allows you to control up to 64 computers without consuming rack space. The switch frees up valuable space by eliminating large KVM switchboxes and bulky hard-to-manage coax cables.

The PRIMUX system consists of two components: the User Station that connects to a keyboard, monitor and mouse, and Host Adapter that connects to a server. Up to 64 Host Adapters can be daisy-chained together providing user access to up to 64 servers. The User Stations and Host Adapters can be located as far as 1,000 feet from each other via CAT5/5e/6 UTP cable.

The PRIMUX®Zero-U VGA KVM Switch System allows you to control up to 64 computers without consuming rack space. The switch frees up valuable space by eliminating large KVM switchboxes and bulky hard-to-manage coax cables.

The PRIMUX system consists of two components: the User Station that connects to a keyboard, monitor and mouse, and Host Adapter that connects to a server. Up to 64 Host Adapters can be daisy-chained together providing user access to up to 64 servers. The User Stations and Host Adapters can be located as far as 1,000 feet from each other via CAT5/5e/6 UTP cable.


  • A single, inexpensive CAT5/5e/6 UTP cable replaces bulky KVM cables.
  • Interconnect multiple servers at different locations throughout a building. Servers can be the same or different platforms(PS/2, SUN, USB or serial).
  • Ideal for hazardous/unsecured environments. User station can be located up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) from servers.
  • Provides a simple daisy-chained wiring configuration.
  • Easy to install and use with plug-and-play functionality.
  • Hot-swap components with no disruption of server operation.
  • Supports crisp and clear resolutions to 1920x1440.
  • Dedicated microprocessors prevent computers from locking up, ensuring reliable control.
  • Keep-alive keyboard/mouse emulation for flawless operation.
  • Supports international keyboard layouts.
  • OSD provides fine tuning for optimal video quality.
  • Color-coded LEDs on both the local and remote units indicate power status and verify communication between the units.
  • Automatically adjusts the video quality to compensate for varying lengths of CAT5/5e/6 cable.
  • Configuration is saved and restored even if unit loses power.

User Station

Monitor
  • Female 15-pin HD connector.
  • Supports resolutions to 1920x1440.
  • A multiscan VGA monitor is required to display the different video outputs from different platforms.
  • Supports Separate and Composite TTL level sync.
  • Supports the DDC2B protocol.
Devices
  • Two female USB Type A and two female 6-pin miniDIN connectors.
  • Keyboard and mouse are hot-pluggable.
  • User keyboard and mouse must be of the same platform – both USB or PS/2.
  • Supports international keyboard layouts.
  • Supports all standard PS/2 keyboards and most USB keyboards with Windows or SUN keyboard layout.
  • Supports standard 2-button PS/2 mice, as well as other styles.
  • Supports most USB mice (up to 3 buttons).
  • USB SUN 3-button mice are supported.
Power
  • 110 or 220 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter.
  • Power consumption: 10 W
Dimensions
  • WxDxH: 11x11x1.75 in (279x279x44 mm)
  • Optional 1RU rackmount kit available (PRIMUX-RK-UZR)
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C).
  • Storage temperature: -22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C).
  • Operating /storage relative humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, RoHS
  • TAA compliant
Warranty
  • Two years

Distances and Resolutions for CAT5/5e/6 Cables
Cable Distance Maximum Resolution
CAT5/ CAT5e (UTP) 1000 feet (305 meters) 1024x768 at 60 Hz
700 feet (213 meters) 1280x1024 at 60 Hz
500 feet (152 meters) 1600x1200 at 60 Hz
400 feet (122 meters) 1920x1440 at 60 Hz
CAT6 (UTP) 800 feet (244 meters) 1024x768 at 60 Hz
600 feet (183 meters) 1280x1024 at 60 Hz
500 feet (152 meters) 1600x1200 at 60 Hz
350 feet (107 meters) 1920x1440 at 60 Hz

Host Adapters

Hosts
  • A maximum of 64 host computers can be daisy-chained together.
  • One platform-specific (PS/2, SUN, USB or serial) HA-x host adapter is required for each computer.
  • HA-PS2
    • Compatible with legacy PS/2 computers with VGA video.
    • One male 15-pin HD and two male 6-pin miniDIN connectors.
    • Dimensions WxDxH (in): 2.1x3.7x1.0
  • HA-SUN
    • Compatible with legacy SUN computers with VGA video.
    • One male 15-pin HD and one male 8-pin miniDIN connectors.
    • Dimensions WxDxH (in): 2.1x3.7x1.0
  • HA-USB
    • Compatible with USB computers (PC, SUN, MAC) with VGA video.
    • One male 15-pin HD and one male USB Type A connectors
    • Dimensions WxDxH (in): 2.1x3.7x1.0
  • HA-RS
    • Compatible with most serial devices with an RS232 port.
    • One female RJ45 EIA-232 serial port connector.
    • Supported signals: TXD, RXD, DSR, DTR, CTS, RTS
    • Emulates an ASCII terminal – converts serial data from ASCII device into VGA video
      • 800x600 @ 60 Hz signal.
    • Screen size: 80 characters wide by 30 lines
    • Selectable baud rate: up to 115200
    • Dimensions WxDxH (in): 2.1x3.5x0.9
Power
  • HA-PS2/HA-SUN/HA-USB: Power provided by the host computer.
  • HA-RS: Power provided by the host serial device via USB Type A connector.
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C).
  • Storage temperature: -22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C).
  • Operating /storage relative humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Cables
  • To daisy chain host adapters and user station, use CAT5/5e/6 UTP straight through cable for TIA/EIA-568B wiring with standard RJ45 connectors. Cables not included
Regulatory Approvals
  • RoHS
  • TAA compliant
On Screen Display (OSD)
  • Locate and select computers by name, comment, index or ID.
  • Displays the platform, name, and power status of the daisy-chained computers.
  • Allows color skew compensation and video compensation fine tuning for optimal video quality.
  • OS and software-independent.
    Security
    • Add or remove authorized users.
    • Set individual user names and passwords for each user.
    • Administrator can enable or disable all security features and select which computers each user can access.
Front Panel Interface
  • Locally change ports with front panel buttons. Provides eight "favorites" buttons allowing the user to program buttons to select frequently used computers.
Keyboard
  • Use the keyboard to command the user station to select ports or configure the Scan delay.
  • Scan Mode automatically and sequentially displays the video from each powered-on computer.
  • Command Mode allows the user to give instructions to the switch through the keyboard.

Application Drawings

  • VGA KVM Switch via CAT5
    VGA KVM Switch via CAT5 - Application Drawing
    How to control up to 64 servers in zero rack space

Application Notes

  • Interconnect Multiple Servers at Different Locations
    Interconnect Multiple Servers at Different Locations
    Allows you to connect servers physically located in different locations throughout your building to a maximum distance of 1,000 feet.

User Station

NTI Part # Platform Function Price Quote Buy
PRIMUX-UZR USB, PS2, SUN, Serial RS232 User Station $710.00

Host Adapter Models

NTI Part # Platform Price Quote Buy
HA-PS2 PS/2 $215.00
HA-USB USB $235.00
HA-SUN SUN $220.00
HA-RS RS232 $215.00

1RU Rackmount Kit for PRIMUX-UZR

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
PRIMUX-RK-UZR 1RU Rackmount Kit $13.00