Tripp Lite's B020-U16-19-K NetDirector™ Rackmount Console KVM Switch combines a keyboard, touchpad, 19-inch 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 heavy-duty enclosure, high-quality LCD, premium connectors and uncomplicated controls ensure trouble-free operation in demanding, high-density IT environments. Dual-rail models allow the LCD to remain open while the keyboard is stored out of the way to avoid blocking rack enclosure doors and data center aisles. The B020-U16-19-K can control up to 16 servers/computers directly or up to 512 by daisy-chaining additional KVMs. It is compatible with both PS/2 and USB computers using 8 included Tripp Lite P778-Series 6-foot PS/2-USB Combo KVM Cable Kits, and accepts connection of an IP remote access unit. The B020-U16-19-K comes with a 1-year product warranty.
All-in-One Network Management for Critical Systems The B020-U16-19-K offers a complete network management solution. It combines a 16-port KVM switch, keyboard, touchpad, numeric keypad, 19-inch 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. Upgradable firmware fine-tunes compatibility with emerging standards.
Supports Multiple Platforms The B020-U16-19-K supports both PS/2 and USB connections using Tripp Lite P778-Series PS/2-USB Combo KVM Cable Kits (8 included; 16 total required). Because compatibility is based on common hardware standards rather than system software dependencies, almost any platform can be accommodated. Connect multiple versions of multiple platforms in any combination, including UNIX®, Linux, Windows®, Mac OS® and Solaris™.
Simple, Flexible Network Control The B020-U16-19-K 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) with high-resolution VGA video (up to 1280 x 1024) 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. 2 LEDs per KVM port indicate when a computer is connected to a KVM port and powered on and when a computer is selected. 2 USB ports are provided for connection of an external mouse and flash drive.
Control Multiple Computers The B020-U16-19-K is capable of controlling up to 512 servers/computers by daisy-chaining additional KVMs (Tripp Lite model B022-U16, sold separately). This gives network managers the flexibility to add capacity when it's needed, accommodating growing data center requirements without disrupting existing equipment.
Access Servers Anywhere with IP Remote Access Accessory With the addition of an optional IP Remote Access Unit (Tripp Lite model B051-000, sold separately), the B020-U16-19-K provides secure IP remote access to connected servers/computers. 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. A modem port provides optional out-of-band dial-up access to equipment when the network or Internet connection goes down. The B051-000 also supports USB virtual media access.
Secure Every Connection The B020-U16-19-K offers 2 levels of password protection (administrator/user) to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to connected servers/computers.
Peace of Mind
The B020-U16-19-K is manufactured in compliance with strict RoHS specifications and comes backed by a one-year warranty.