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Avocent SwitchView Multimedia 4-Port KVM Switch - 4SVPUA20-001

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Everything that I needed

by Jeff on 2/21/2007

I researched quite a bit for kvm switches and needed the following functionality: 1. Must support usb 2.0 (this is one of the few if not the only one supporting 2.0 with the other features below that I needed). 2. Must support hot-key switching 3. Must have shareable usb ports (hub functionality. I have a 4gb sandisk flash drive. 4. Must support at least 1680x1050 resolution (its max is 2048 x 1536). I had not seen a single rating for this product which is why I'm writing this. I'm very pleased with this kvm switchbox. I needed to be able to plug in a flash memory stick and have it shareable between my three computers (soon to be four). When I switch computers with hotkey, the usb flash drive remounts to the new computer making the flash drive available on all my computers such that I can shared data between computers easily. Twice in about three weeks, the flash drive became unrecognizable on all the computers I think because I had files still open on the flash drive when I switched. Usually that doesn't do any harm, but sometimes I get errors to that effect. Had to reboot the kvm and computers. I don't fault the switch for that behavior. Anyway, I highly recommend this switchbox. It even works plugged into my Thinkpad docking station. It also supports audio switching although I probably will never use that. Only downside I see is the price. Wish this box were more in the $100 range.

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Stop Motion Curser and Bad Video

by Lord Baddkitty Himself on 9/2/2008

Unit has "choppy" curser motion and transitions and you have to be very patient with your mouse control, as you will often "jump past" your target. The video quality is, regardless of the advertised value, poor at best. Unit makes your "KVM" setup feel like it's going through a very low budget KVM switch and cheap monitor. Great for saving space, but lousy for effectiveness if you use things like photoshop or do any gaming. Use your $200 on a spare monitor, mouse, and keyboard. For the cost, you'll have equal or better quality.

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Product Overview

The all-in-one Avocent SwitchView multimedia desktop 4-port KVM switch lets you switch between USB or PS/2 systems, share your USB devices and control multimedia applications. The SwitchView MM2 model provides independent switching for KVM and two USB 2.0 hub ports. With the SwitchView multimedia KVM switch, you can use one compact device to control multiple PCs and share access to your USB devices; digital camera, CD ROM, PDA, scanner or printer.


Manufacturer Avocent Digital Products
Mfg Part# 4SVPUA20-001
SKU 201683047
UPC 636430027722
UPC 14 00636430027722
Number of USB Ports 2
PS/2 Port Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports 2
Number of VGA Ports 4
Product Type KVM Switchbox
Manufacturer Part Number 4SVPUA20-001
Manufacturer Vertiv Co
Product Name SwitchView Multimedia 4-Port KVM Switch
Product Line SwitchView
Brand Name AVOCENT
Weight (Approximate) 2 lb
Height 1.7"
Width 8.7"
Depth 4"
Number of Computers Supported 4
Number of Local Users Supported 1
Maximum Video Resolution 2048 x 1536
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Tech Specs
Computer Ports 2 x 4-pin Type A USB / 1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Keyboard / 1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Mouse / 1 x 15-pin HD-15 Video
User/Console Ports 4 x 15-pin HD-15 VGA / 4 x Mini-phone Stereo Line Out / 4 x 3.5mm / 4 x 4-pin Type B / 2 x 4-pin Type A
Product Type Analog KVM Switch
Manufacturer Part Number 4SVPUA20-001
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Avocent Corporation
Product Name SwitchView Multimedia 4-Port KVM Switch
Product Line SwitchView
Brand Name Avocent
Additional Information Audio feature share speakers and a microphone Independent switching for KVM and four USB 2.0 hub ports Color-coded cables and connectors provide quick installation Push-button or multiple keyboard hotkeys for customize channel selections Auto scanning allows easy monitoring of attached computers Peripherals: PS/2 Keyboard PS/2 Mouse IntelliMouse (PS/2 only) IBM Scroll Point Logitech 2 Button Logitech Trackball Scroller Microsoft Trackball Scroller Microsoft Scroller Microsoft Intelleye Five Button
Platform Support PC
Certifications & Standards En55022 Class B EN55024 61000-3-2 6100-3-3 FCC 15 Class B CE
Dimensions 1.70" Height x 8.70" Width x 4" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 2 lb
Input Voltage 9 V DC
Input Current 1 A
Number of Computers 4
Graphics Resolution 2048 x 1536
Number of Users 1 x Local User
Video Signals VGA / SVGA / XGA / QVGA / SXGA / UXGA / QXGA
Standard Warranty 2 Year Limited
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