Tripp Lite's B020-016-17-IP NetDirector™ 16-Port Rackmount Console KVM Switch is the smart solution for controlling multiple computers and servers in IT applications. It combines a keyboard, touchpad, 17-in. color LCD and 16-port KVM switch in a 1U rack drawer for compact storage and easy access without compromising control over connected servers. The convenient, space-saving dual-rail design allows the LCD screen to remain open and visible while the keyboard is stowed in the rack to prevent it from blocking rack enclosure doors and data center aisles. With a heavy-duty enclosure, high-quality LCD, premium connectors and uncomplicated controls, the B020-016-17-IP ensures trouble-free operation in demanding high-availability environments. It is compatible with both PS/2 and USB computers using Tripp Lite P774-series (PS/2) and P776-series (USB) KVM cable kits. Built-in IP access capability enables servers/computers to be controlled from any location via LAN, WAN or Internet.
B020-016-17-IP Technical Details:
Control an entire network with one keyboard, mouse and monitor from 1U of rack space
Includes 16-port KVM switch, keyboard, touch pad, numeric keypad, 17-in. LCD and built-in IP access
LCD supports video resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024
Compatible with PS/2 and USB computers and servers
Supports Windows®, Mac OS®, UNIX® and Linux operating systems
All-in-One Network Management for Critical Systems The B020-016-17-IP offers complete a network management solution. It combines a 16-port KVM switch, keyboard, touch pad, numeric keypad, 17-in. LCD and built-in IP remote access capability in a compact housing that stores neatly in a 1U rack drawer and pulls out when needed. No server-resident software is required, so server performance and reliability are never compromised. Hot pluggable functionality enables servers or computers to be added or removed with no need to power down the KVM switch or disrupt the entire system. Upgradable firmware fine-tunes compatibility with emerging standards.
Flexible Installation Options The B020-016-17-IP can be mounted in racks with depths ranging from 26.5 to 30 inches (rackmounting hardware included). Its dual-rail configuration enables the keyboard and LCD to be stowed in the rack independently.
Supports Multiple Platforms The B020-016-17-IP supports both PS/2 and USB connections (Tripp Lite P774-series PS/2 and P776-series USB KVM cable kits required; two 6-ft. PS/2 cable kits included; USB cable kits available separately). Almost any platform can be accommodated! Connect multiple versions of multiple platforms in any combination, including Windows®, Mac OS®, UNIX®, Linux and more.
Simple, Flexible Network Control The B020-016-17-IP is designed to ease multi-server management in data centers, server rooms and other high-density environments. BIOS-level access allows network administrators to solve complex problems efficiently and restore service before downtime affects productivity. An advanced on screen display (OSD) provides a graphical user interface with management tools including custom port labeling, auto-scanning and panel array mode. Users may also select a connected computer using on-console pushbuttons or keyboard hotkey commands. Two LEDs per KVM port indicate (1) when a computer is connected to a KVM port and powered on, and (2) when a computer is selected.
Control Multiple Servers The B020-016-17-IP is capable of controlling up to 256 servers/computers by cascading additional KVMs (Tripp Lite model B022-U16). This gives network managers the flexibility to add capacity when it's needed.
Access Servers Anywhere with Built-In IP Remote Access Capability The B020-016-17-IP provides secure IP remote access to connected servers/computers via LAN, WAN or Internet without requiring additional rack space. IP remote access enables system administration, BIOS-level troubleshooting, GUI application installations, equipment reboots and more to be accomplished from any location using a standard Web browser or multi-platform client software. Dual bus support permits simultaneous access for one local and one remote user.
Secure Every Connection The B020-016-17-IP offers two levels of password protection (administrator/user) to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to connected servers/computers. IP remote access is further protected with security features including password protection, advanced encryption, bandwidth-optimized video and detailed activity logging. A message board feature allows logged-in users to communicate with one other and manage port access.
Peace of Mind The B020-016-17-IP comes with a 1-year warranty and is TAA compliant.