Belkin 2-Port Reverse KVM Switch - F1D201

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I have a computer room/lab and an office in my house. I already had a Belkin OmniCube 4 port switch for my machines. I have a console in the office (to prevent the droning sound of computers all day long) for primary, remote use and I have a console in the computer room for local usage, like scanning images, installing SW, etc. On Belkin's website, it states clearly "The Belkin OmniView™ 2-port Reverse KVM Switch lets two users share one PC or KVM switch seamlessly." However, it didn't work "seamlessly." It didn't work at all. I called their Technical Support department and the technician said that the configuration I was attempting would NOT work. BTW, their voicejail system is lousy also. There are a million numeric prompts, i.e. "Press 1 if. . ." and after you have gone through all that to select your precise product, the technician answers the phone "What product are you calling about sir?" In all fairness, the OmniCube 4 port is a very nice product. Switching can be done manually or via a key sequence, e.g. [Scroll Lock][Scroll Lock] (1-4) to select the port. Also, there is a product they are going to release called the Matrix which has dual console and 8 ports built in. However, that product is MSRP $799. That's a bit pricey for a few switches.

-DJG quote

Don't buy it. . .

by DJG on 1/23/2002

I have a computer room/lab and an office in my house. I already had a Belkin OmniCube 4 port switch for my machines. I have a console in the office (to prevent the droning sound of computers all day long) for primary, remote use and I have a console in the computer room for local usage, like scanning images, installing SW, etc. On Belkin's website, it states clearly "The Belkin OmniView™ 2-port Reverse KVM Switch lets two users share one PC or KVM switch seamlessly." However, it didn't work "seamlessly." It didn't work at all. I called their Technical Support department and the technician said that the configuration I was attempting would NOT work. BTW, their voicejail system is lousy also. There are a million numeric prompts, i.e. "Press 1 if. . ." and after you have gone through all that to select your precise product, the technician answers the phone "What product are you calling about sir?" In all fairness, the OmniCube 4 port is a very nice product. Switching can be done manually or via a key sequence, e.g. [Scroll Lock][Scroll Lock] (1-4) to select the port. Also, there is a product they are going to release called the Matrix which has dual console and 8 ports built in. However, that product is MSRP $799. That's a bit pricey for a few switches. Read More

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Product Overview

Allow two users to share one computer or server simultaneously

Specifications

Manufacturer Belkin
Mfg Part# F1D201
SKU 10261299
UPC 722868330418
UPC 14 00722868330418
Features
Control one PC or server with two keyboards, mice and monitors
Automatically switches between consoles.
No software required
Cable included
To ensure the highest possible performance of your equipment, Belkin recommends the use of these high-quality cables: F3X1835-XX-GLD, F3X1105-XX, A3X932, A3X939, A3X982
NOTE:For cables, the "-XX " represents the length in feet. Available in 6', 10', 15', and 25' lengths"
Includes 3 foot, all-in-one KVM cable
Featuring autoswitching technology, it is ideal for training environments where a second user must be shown how to perform specific tasks, or for using specialized secondary keyboards, monitors, and mice or trackballs in addition to the standard devices.
Tech Specs
Computer Ports 2 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Male / 2 x 15-pin HD-15 Male
User/Console Ports 1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Male Keyboard / 1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Male Mouse / 1 x 15-pin HD-15 Male VGA
Temperature 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating / -4°F (-20°C) to 140°F (60°C) Storage
Manufacturer Website Address www.belkin.com
Manufacturer Belkin International, Inc
Product Type Analog KVM Switch
Brand Name Belkin
Manufacturer Part Number F1D201
Product Name 2-Port Reverse KVM Switch
Package Contents 2-Port Reverse KVM Switch Manual PS/2 KVM cable, 3-foot Registration card Power adapter, 9VDC, 600mA
Additional Information Control one PC or server with two keyboards, mice and monitors Automatically switches between consoles No software required Featuring autoswitching technology, it is ideal for training environments where a second user must be shown how to perform specific tasks, or for using specialized secondary keyboards, monitors, and mice or trackballs in addition to the standard devices
Compatibility PC
Dimensions 1" Height x 7" Width x 3.50" Depth
Weight 9 oz
Input Voltage 110 V AC or 220 V AC 10 / 9 V DC
Color Black
Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Cable Length 36" Cable
Number of Users 1 x Local User
Graphics Resolution 1600 x 1200 @ 65 Hz / 640 x 480 @ 200 Hz
Number of Computers 2
Video Signals VGA
Standard Warranty 1 Year
Additional Warranty Information Belkin Components warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for one year. If a defect is discovered, Belkin will, at its option, repair or replace the product at no charge provided it is returned during the warranty period, with transportation charges prepaid, to the authorized Belkin dealer from whom you purchased the product. Proof of purchase may be required. This warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by accident, abuse, misuse, or misapplication; if the product has been modified without the written permission of Belkin; or if any Belkin serial number has been removed or defaced. THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. BELKIN SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. No Belkin dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty. Business Hours: Mon. - Fri. 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM Pacific Standard Time

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