Question: Is this device will only used one cpu? I want to have 5 pc with only one cpu. 5 keyboard and 5 monitors in one cpu. is it possible in this device? thanks
Answer: Unfortunately, no. This device is designed to operate 4 CPUs from a single keyboard, video, and mouse, and is not designed to do the opposite. We do have some solutions, such as the http://www.kvm-switches-online.com/alif-1000p.html
which may work depending on your specific need.
We would love to speak with you more about your particular systems and what you are trying to accomplish to find the best solution possible. Please give us a call at 1-877-586-6654 if you would like to discuss more options in greater detail.
Question: What is the ethernet port on this unit for? Also u have a mistake in "PC access: Access from four PCs from a single keyboard, monitor and mouse" which should be " PC access: Access to (for) four PCs from a single keyboard, monitor and mouse".
Answer: Thank you for pointing out the error.
As far as an Ethernet port, this switch does not have one. Under the console side there are two USB hub ports in the upper left corner, a 9V DC-in port for the power adapter on the bottom left, the DVI port, one USB port each for the keyboard and mouse, and two audio jacks. Each PC connection has a DVI port, USB Type-B, and two audio jacks.
Question: can use a wireles keyboard and mouse.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry.
Using wireless keyboards and mice is very hit or miss when it comes to KVMs. This is related to the very different way in which wireless peripherals communicate and a KVM’s internal mouse/keyboard emulation. We cannot guarantee a particular wireless setup will work with a particular KVM.
That being said, customers who attempt to use wireless keyboards and mice find Avocent switches, like the above SwitchView DVI KVM, to work best. Alternatively, we have heard of some success when using the USB hub connection (which this switch also has) as opposed to the USB console connectors. However, this typically results in some loss of functionality in regards to Hotkey switching and other keyboard supported functions.
Again, it is a hit or miss proposition and we cannot guarantee any switch will work. For best performance and compatibility, we always suggest wired keyboards and mice.
Question: I'm having a problem with one of my screens going black when I use video or intense graphics. If I move the items to the second monitor, the blacked out screen will come back up. I've checked my graphics card, connections, cables, etc. The only item I can not rule out is the KVM. Has this been an issue with anyone else? Is there a fix?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, due to the varied nature of user environments, detailed product support is beyond the scope of this simple product FAQ. That being said, we have not heard of any issue like this before. Avocent has a fairly robust support community that may be better able to help. http://community.emerson.com/networkpower/support/avocent/
Question: What is the maximum cable length allowed between extender and receiver unit?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This particular unit is a KVM switch only, without extension capability. In this case, distances to the servers/computers will be limited by the particular specification in use. For instance, the limit for DVI is around 15 feet, the same for USB 2.0. Avocent makes a 12 foot cable for this unit that includes DVI-I, USB and audio connections.
Distances for extenders will vary greatly by the type of cable used - CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6 or fiber optic cable; the type of signal being extended - VGA, DVI, USB, PS/2, and/or audio; external interferences and many other factors.
To discuss different extender options in greater detail, please give us a call at 1-877-586-6654.
Question: Support 2560x1600 Apple cinema display resolution?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, according to the specifications provided by the manufacturer, this KVM supports max resolutions up to 1920x1200 @60Hz.
Question: The cables are not included. What kind of cables are needed?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The recommended cable kit is either the SVDVI-6 or the SVDVI-9 located here: http://www.kvm-switches-online.com/svdvi-6.html
Question: is this DVI-I or DVI-D
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. We believe this is a single-link DVI-I unit.