TRENDnet TK-407K 4-Port USB KVM Switch - TK-407K

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Excellent product. Let's regress: is not really clear that this product is shipped with 4 separate cables. To support 4 pc's. They have it spec'ed, blurred with ALL the spec's, so re-read. I ordered it Tues. Noon & it arrived Friday am via Fed ex and I live in charlotte,nc. For the shipping I used the "budget" cheapest/free, you have to click the option when filling out the order. Otherwise they kick you to a higher ship/cost. I run several different platforms with various boxes, I have a Samsung lcd SyncMaster 930b, Gyration wireless keyboard, Logitech Cordless TrackMan Wheel (8 yrs old) and I don't see any lag when switching pc's, unless you call a 1 sec delay a delay?? ALSO, the trendnet came with a book and cd. Which I didn't use b/c everything auto.configured before I could open the book. This replaced a belkin kvm which was junk. Sometimes I had to push the switch button 10 times before it would move. I should of returned it to Compusa, but the Receipt was lost. GOOD LUCK TO ALL & I HOPE THIS HELPS. :-)

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All four ports are in use here in my (home) office: one to an old Pentium II workstation (with an archaic USB port I'd never tried out before), two to PIII-based laptops, and a fourth to a Mac Mini with a DVI output. My "head units" are a Kinesis Essential keyboard (with USB adaptor), a Kensington Technology Expert Mouse trackball, and a Samsung SyncMaster 205BW, which has a DVI input (direct from my Mac Mini) plus the usual VGA one. Aside from a shortish delay when switching the KVM between computers, it works great, and doesn't seem to require a display connection for the USB cables and switching to work, which is something I'd worried about. When I switch to the Mac Mini, the Samsung detects lack of VGA signal and automatically switches to the DVI input; going in the other direction, I simply press one of the buttons on the monitor to tell it to switch back to VGA. One of the laptops (running Fedora Core 6) gets along great with the Samsung's config, but only once I configured the BIOS to use "CRT only", not both LCD and CRT. (I tried fiddling with X's config a bit, no joy, I'm not an expert at that though.) I'll try that with the other (running FC3) later; in the meantime, the Samsung alerts me that the config would work better if changed when I switch to the FC3 laptop; pressing "Menu" dismisses the alert.

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on 11/30/2007

Installation is as easy as plugging in all the cables. Works the first time without any problem. The buttons on the top provide better convenience than keyboard control, which is also available if you choose to use it. The video is very clean. The only feature that is missing is the audio switching. But I can live without it, for the unbeatable price of $39 after rebate.

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Just OK

on 12/8/2007

I have been using KVM switches for the normal mouse and keyboards for years - and I have been postponing switching to USB mouse and keyboards. But I finally switched...on this switch when you switch to the other machines, the other machines basically lose the USB device and when u switch back, it has to re-detect them. This results in lots of beeping noises every time you switch, and there is a time gap (not very much maybe about 1 or 2 secs) before you can use the device. I have also noticed random usb detections and non detections happening while I am just sitting there doing nothing. I have now started switching between PCs less because of this.

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The 4-Port USB KVM Switch lets you manage four PC’s with just one set of keyboard, monitor, and mouse. Switch between four PC’s with a simple press of a button! Separate sets of KVM cables are included with the KVM Switch, so users can start controlling 4 PC’s instantly. The KVM cables also provide power to the KVM Switch, eliminating the need for a power adapter. Hot Key operations provide immediate access to features such as computer switching, and auto-scanning. With its Hot-Plug, and Audible Feedback, the 4-Port USB KVM Switch is the perfect choice for managing multiple PC’s.


Manufacturer TRENDnet
Mfg Part# TK-407K
SKU 203138708
UPC 710931304268
UPC 14 00710931304268
4-Port USB KVM Switch
USB Keyboard/Mouse emulation with 4 sets of detachable KVM Cables
Supports Microsoft IntelliMouse, Optical Mouse, Logitech NetMouse and more
Compliant with Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003 Server, Linux, and Mac OS
High Video Quality, up to 2048 x 1536 VGA resolution
Multi-Platform support for PCs, Macintosh G3/G4, iMac and Mac Mini
Auto-Scan and LED display for PCs monitoring
Hot-Key, push button and Windows-Based client switching software
User definable Hot-Key (Windows Only)
Plug & play and Hot-Pluggable
USB Interface Power method
2-year limited warranty
Tech Specs
Management 4 Computers
USB Interface USB 1.1 Specifications Compliant
KVM Cable 4 Sets of 1.8M (6ft.) USB KVM Cables
2 x USB Keyboard/Mouse: (Type A)
1 x VGA/SVGA 15-pin HDB (female)
Port Selection Push Button, Hot-Key Commands or Windows-Based Client Switching Software
Auto-Scan Interval 10 seconds
Keyboard State Saved and Restored
Power Type USB Interface Power
Dimensions 167 x 80 x 28mm (6.6 x 3.2x 1.1in.)
Weight 159 g (5.6oz)
Operating: 0°C ~ 40°C (32°F ~104°F)
Storage: -20°C ~ 60°C (-4°F ~140°F)
Humidity 0%~90%, Non-Condensing
Certifications CE, FCC

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