StarTech.com 2 Port Professional USB KVM Switch Kit with Cables - SV231USB

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by Greg on 8/19/2006

I've used this product since January 2006, and it has worked reliably switching between my Power Mac G5 using OS 10.4.7 and my old PowerCenter computer that uses a USB card and OS 9.2.2. I tried similar products from IO Gear and D-Link, but the StarView is the only one that has worked. I believe that the reason it works, in part, is because it uses a separate power source instead of the USB connection. This product worked from moment I set it up. As it stated in the manual, there is a momentary pause in system responsiveness upon switching. It pauses for about 10 seconds when I switch to the PowerCenter and for a second or two when I switch to the G5. Highly Reccomended. Read More

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Good option as far as desktop KVMs go.

by Mark Baker on 3/29/2007

We purchased this unit to test with USB keyboards with integrated SmartCard readers. The unit works great with any peripheral we tried. The only issue we had is more of a Window 2000 issue. When you switch away from a W2K machine and then back to it, you always get the infamous "Unsafe Removal of Device" dialog box. Not sure if you'd ever experience data corruption on a USB hard drive or flash drive, but I would think that it's possible. NICE SMALL FOOTPRINT. No issues otherwise. Read More

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Product Overview

This 2 Port USB KVM Switch Kit offers simple control of two Mac or PC computers from a single monitor/display and USB peripheral set (keyboard, mouse).

The switch includes two USB KVM cables, to providing a complete out-of-the-box KVM solution while saving you time and money.

The USB KVM switch features an integrated 3 port USB hub, allowing you to share connected USB peripherals between the two controlled PC/Mac computers as though the devices were connected directly to the computers.

Ensuring convenient placement and installation, the KVM switch features a compact form factor design and offers rear-port connection to master and slave computers, allowing you to make the necessary device connections without disrupting your workspace.

A cross-platform solution, the KVM switch supports high resolution applications at up to 1920x1400 display resolutions, and provides a smooth operating experience when controlling Mac/PC combined work environments.

Specifications

Manufacturer Startech.com
Mfg Part# SV231USB
SKU 10311501
UPC 065030789196
UPC 14 00065030789196
Features
Product Type KVM Switchbox / KVM Switchbox
Green Compliant Yes / Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS / RoHS
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1440 / 1920 x 1440
Graphic Mode VGA / VGA / SVGA / SVGA
USB Yes / Yes
VGA Yes / Yes
Number of USB Ports 2 / 2
Number of VGA Ports 1 / 1
Number of Computers Supported 2 / 2
Number of Local Users Supported 1 / 1
Minimum Scan Interval 8 Second / 8 Second
Height 1.6" / 1.6"
Width 4.9" / 4.9"
Depth 2.7" / 2.7"
Brand Name StarTech.com / StarTech.com
Form Factor Desktop / Desktop
Manufacturer StarTech.com / StarTech.com
Product Model SV231USB / SV231USB
Product Name 2 Port Professional USB KVM Switch Kit with Cables / 2 Port Professional USB KVM Switch Kit with Cables
Manufacturer Part Number SV231USB / SV231USB
Platform Supported PC / PC / Mac / Mac / Sun / Sun
Package Contents 2 Port Professional USB KVM Switch Kit with Cables1 x Instruction Guide1 x Power Adapter2 x 2-in-1 USB/Monitor Cables / 2 Port Professional USB KVM Switch Kit with Cables1 x Instruction Guide1 x Power Adapter2 x 2-in-1 USB/Monitor Cables
Limited Warranty 2 Year / 2 Year
Weight (Approximate) 14.80 oz / 14.80 oz
Tech Specs
Cable Length 2 x 72" USB Included
Number of Computers 2
Graphics Resolution 1920 x 1440
Operating Range 72"
Scan Intervals 8, 15 and 30 Seconds
Number of Users 1 x Local User
Video Signals VGA / SVGA
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited
Computer Ports 2 x 15-pin HD-15 Male Video / 2 x 4-pin Type B USB
User/Console Ports 1 x 15-pin HD-15 Female VGA / 3 x 4-pin Type A
Product Type Analog KVM Switch
Manufacturer Part Number SV231USB
Manufacturer Website Address www.startech.com
Manufacturer StarTech.com
Product Model SV231USB
Product Name 2 Port Professional USB KVM Switch Kit with Cables
Brand Name StarTech.com
Additional Information 2 computers can share 3 different USB peripherials Front panel push buttons for easy computer selection No drivers required for keyboard and mouse operation Selectable auto scan time interval Supports the latest DDC2B VGA monitors USB self-power operation
Package Contents 2 Port Professional USB KVM Switch Kit with Cables 1 x Instruction Guide 1 x Power Adapter 2 x 2-in-1 USB/Monitor Cables
Compatibility Plug and Play
Platform Support PC / Mac / Sun / Linux
System Requirements Console Side: One VGA, SVGA or Multisync monitor One USB keyboard One USB mouse Computer Side: Each USB enabled computer must be connected to the StarView switch by: One HDB15 male-to-female VGA cable or monitor One USB A-B cable with Type-A and Type-B plug for USB devices, as shown in figure 1.
Dimensions 1.60" Height x 4.90" Width x 2.70" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 14.80 oz
Color Black
Form Factor Desktop

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