PS/2 KVM Server Switch with OSD and RS232 Control Options

Control multiple PCs with one keyboard, monitor and mouse

Also known as: KVM server switches, pc switch, ps/2 switch, keyboard switch, monitor switch, server switch, CPU sharer, kvm switch, PC switches, keyboard video mouse switch.

PS/2 KVM switches allow one keyboard, monitor and mouse to control multiple PCs
KEEMUX-P8-R-RS (Front & Back)

Additional Images

  • KEEMUX-P8 - 8-Port PS/2 KVM Switch
  • KEEMUX-P16-R - Rackmount 16-Port PS/2 KVM Switch
  • Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.

The KEEMUX® PS/2 KVM switch allows one keyboard, monitor and mouse to control multiple PCs (up to 128 computers). Dedicated internal microprocessors emulate keyboard and mouse presence to each attached PC 100% of the time so all computers boot error free.

The KEEMUX® PS/2 KVM switch allows one keyboard, monitor and mouse to control multiple PCs (up to 128 computers). Dedicated internal microprocessors emulate keyboard and mouse presence to each attached PC 100% of the time so all computers boot error free.

  • Control all network computers from one office.
  • Auto scan all computers to catch system failures early.
  • Improve manageability of your computer room – eliminate extra cables, monitors, keyboards and mice.
  • Compatible with IntelliMouse®.
  • Broadcast keystrokes to all computers for simultaneous shut-downs.
  • Cascade smaller KVM switches together as your network grows-up to 128 ports.
  • Available with OSD and/or RS232 Control options.
    • OSD not available on 2-port switch.
Hosts
  • Female 15-pin HD and female 6-pin miniDIN connectors.
  • Compatible with all PS/2-style PCs and laptops, HP9000, Silicon Graphics and IBM RS6000 workstations.
  • Compatible with SUN Fire V20z.
  • Multiplatform support: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2000/2003/2008, Linux, and FreeBSD.
Monitor
  • Female 15 pin HD connectors.
  • Supports 1900x1200 resolution with no degradation.
  • Bandwidth is 150 MHz.
Mouse
  • Female 6-pin miniDIN connectors.
  • Compatible with all standard 2-button PS/2 mice as well as the following:
    • Alps Glidepoint Touchpad – extended functions (i.e. tapping, etc.) are not supported.
    • Cirque Glidepoint Touchpad.
    • IBM Scroll Point mouse – extended stick functions are not supported.
    • Kensington Orbit Trackball.
    • Logitech (and other) 3-button mice.
    • Logitech 2-button Wheel Mouse.
    • Microsoft Ballpoint mouse.
    • Microsoft IntelliMouse.
Keyboard
  • Female 6-pin miniDIN connectors.
  • Keyboard and mouse presence are emulated 100% of the time so all computers boot error-free.
  • Keyboard and mouse are hot-pluggable.
  • PC switch will hard or soft boot all PCs 100% of the time.
  • SCROLL-, CAPS- & NUM- LOCK lights update upon switching.
Power
  • 110 or 220 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter.
  • Two-port switches draw power from attached computers.
MTBF
  • KEEMUX-P8-R: 60,750 hrs
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 100°F (0 to 38°C).
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C).
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Regulatory Approvals
  • RoHS
  • TAA compliant
Warranty
  • 2 years
Front Panel Interface
  • Touch a button and be connected to a CPU or change modes of operation.
  • LEDs indicate currently selected port and mode of operation.
  • Hold in any button for more than two seconds to go into Scan Mode, Broadcast Mode or Command Mode.
    • Normal Operating Mode, the user can directly operate the selected computer with transparent presence of the NTI switch.
    • Scan Mode feature causes the switch to automatically and sequentially display the video from each powered on computer for 2-255 seconds.
    • Broadcast Mode feature allows the user's keystrokes to be sent to all powered on computers.
    • Command Mode allows the user to give instructions to the switch through their keyboard. Keystrokes are not passed to the computer.
Keyboard
  • Type <CONTROL> + <`> to go into Command Mode. (" ` " is the accent mark located on the same key as the tilde " ~ ")
  • Press ESCAPE to leave Command Mode and return to Normal Mode
  • Scan Mode, Broadcast Mode or Command Modes are available from the keyboard.

RS232 Control

Control
  • Female DB9 connector.
  • Baud rate 300 through 9600, DIP switch selectable.
  • Use DIP switches to address up to 15 units, all of which can be daisy chained and controlled by one serial port.
  • Seven segment displays show what input is connected to each output.
Commands
  • RS – causes switch to reset so that IN1 connects to OUT1, IN2 connects to OUT2, etc.
  • CS – Causes one INx/OUTx connection to occur.
  • CA – causes all inputs to connect to specified output.
  • RO – reads what input is connected to specified output.
  • RU – Reads size of matrix, reports number of inputs and number of outputs on specified switch.

On-Screen Display (OSD)

On-Screen Display (OSD)
  • Select computers by name with On-Screen Display (OSD). Not available on the 2-port switch.
  • Use keyboard or mouse to operate the switch from menus superimposed onto your monitor.
  • Type <CONTROL> + <`> to activate OSD.
  • Control, Scan, and Broadcast functions.
  • View vital port information.
  • Search for ports by name.
  • Search Mode lets the user type in the first few letters of the computer's name and the OSD will locate it.
  • Names can be up to 12 characters long.
  • View names of computers on cascaded switches up to 128 ports.
  • Modify the size and position of the On-Screen Display.
  • Help Screens assist users with the OSD.
  • OS and software independent.
  • OSD comes built into the switch – no need to install additional hardware or software.
Security Features built into OSD
  • Advanced security included with switch.
  • Each user password and name can be up to 15 characters long, and each switch can store up to 63 users.
  • Administrator can enable or disable all security features and select which computers each user can access.
  • Once security is enabled, a user or administrator must login in order to access any of the computers connected to the switch.

Rackmount Enclosure

  • All PS/2 KVM switches are available in a rackmount enclosure.
  • Add "-R" to Part # for rack mounted in a 19" (483 mm) metal case.

Application Drawings

  • PS/2 KVM Server Switch with OSD, and RS232 Control Options
    PS/2 KVM Server Switch with OSD, and RS232 Control Options - Application Drawing
    How to control Control multiple PCs with one keyboard, monitor and mouse

Application Notes

  • Provide Local and Switched Access to Multiple Computers
    Provide Local and Switched Access to Multiple Computers
    A network manager can access multiple computers, while each user has individual access to their own computer.

CAD Drawings

  • PS2 KVM Server Switch (KEEMUX-P4)
    PS2 KVM Server Switch (KEEMUX-P4)

PS/2 KVM Switch, Desktop

NTI Part # # of CPU's Desktop Size WxDxH(in.) Price Quote Buy
KEEMUX-P2 2 8x6.2x2.6 $200.00
KEEMUX-P4 4 10x7.5x3.3 $455.00
KEEMUX-P8 8 10x7.5x3.3 $755.00

PS/2 KVM Switch, Rackmount

NTI Part # # of CPU's Rack Units Desktop Size WxDxH(in.) Price Quote Buy
KEEMUX-P2-R 2 1RU 19x10x1.75 $340.00
KEEMUX-P4-R 4 1RU 19x12x1.75 $595.00
KEEMUX-P8-R 8 1RU 19x12x1.75 $895.00
KEEMUX-P16 16 2RU 19x10x3.5 $1,690.00
KEEMUX-P32 32 4RU 19x10x7 $2,835.00

PS/2 KVM Switch with RS232 Control, Desktop

NTI Part # # of CPU's Desktop Size WxDxH(in.) Price Quote Buy
KEEMUX-P2-RS 2 8x6.2x2.6 $335.00
KEEMUX-P4-RS 4 10x7.5x3.3 $590.00
KEEMUX-P8-RS 8 10x7.5x3.3 $890.00

PS/2 KVM Switch with RS232 Control, Rackmount

NTI Part # # of CPU's Rack Units Desktop Size WxDxH(in.) Price Quote Buy
KEEMUX-P2-R-RS 2 1RU 19x10x1.75 $475.00
KEEMUX-P4-R-RS 4 1RU 19x12x1.75 $730.00
KEEMUX-P8-R-RS 8 1RU 19x12x1.75 $1,030.00
KEEMUX-P16-RS 16 2RU 19x10x3.5 $1,825.00

PS/2 KVM Switch with OSD, Desktop

NTI Part # # of CPU's Desktop Size WxDxH(in.) Price Quote Buy
KEEMUX-P4-O 4 10x7.5x3.3 $605.00
KEEMUX-P8-O 8 10x7.5x3.3 $905.00

PS/2 KVM Switch with OSD, Rackmount

NTI Part # # of CPU's Rack Units Desktop Size WxDxH(in.) Price Quote Buy
KEEMUX-P4-OR 4 1RU 19x12x1.75 $745.00
KEEMUX-P8-OR 8 1RU 19x12x1.75 $1,045.00
KEEMUX-P16-O 16 2RU 19x10x3.5 $1,840.00
KEEMUX-P32-O 32 4RU 19x10x7 $2,985.00

PS/2 KVM Switch with OSD & RS232 Control, Desktop

NTI Part # # of CPU's Desktop Size WxDxH(in.) Price Quote Buy
KEEMUX-P4-O-RS 4 10x7.5x3.3 $740.00
KEEMUX-P8-O-RS 8 10x7.5x3.3 $1,040.00

PS/2 KVM Switch with OSD & RS232 Control, Rackmount

NTI Part # # of CPU's Rack Units Desktop Size WxDxH(in.) Price Quote Buy
KEEMUX-P4-OR-RS 4 1RU 19x12x1.75 $880.00
KEEMUX-P8-OR-RS 8 1RU 19x12x1.75 $1,180.00
KEEMUX-P16-O-RS 16 1RU 19x10x3.5 $1,975.00
KEEMUX-P32-O-RS 32 1RU 19x10x7 $3,120.00

VGA, PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse Male to Male

NTI Part # Length Price Quote Buy
VKMEXT-3-MM 3 ft $15.00
VKMEXT-6-MM 6 ft $20.00
VKMEXT-10-MM 10 ft $25.00
VKMEXT-15-MM 15 ft $30.00
VKMEXT-25-MM 25 ft $42.00
VKMEXT-35-MM 35 ft $50.00
VKMEXT-50-MM 50 ft $62.00
VKMEXT-75-MM 75 ft $92.00
VKMEXT-100-MM 100 ft $122.00

VGA, PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse Male to Female

NTI Part # Length Price Quote Buy
VKMEXT-3 3 ft $15.00
VKMEXT-6 6 ft $31.00
VKMEXT-10 10 ft $25.00
VKMEXT-15 15 ft $35.00
VKMEXT-25 25 ft $42.00
VKMEXT-35 35 ft $50.00
VKMEXT-50 50 ft $62.00
VKMEXT-75 75 ft $92.00
VKMEXT-100 100 ft $122.00