Minicom Phantom MXIP CAT5/IP KVM Switch



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The Minicom 0SU21023 Phantom MXIP system is a multi-user, multi-platform solution for local and remote IP KVM server management, which allows one local and one remote IP user to simultaneously access and control 63 servers. Based on Minicom's original DS (Distributed Switching) technology, the Phantom MXIP is the most scalable and flexible KVM solution for local and remote server management - with IP access. With the Phantom MXIP, businesses can save the costs of downtime, travel, and expensive service calls while increasing the productivity of their IT staff; letting them manage, configure, troubleshoot and reboot remote servers anywhere in the world.

The Phantom MXIP system consists of one Phantom MXIP manager unit with an IP port, an optional second management unit, the Universal Phantom Manager (UPM) and up to 63 Specter II remote units (one for each server). Both manager units are rack-mountable. All components are connected to each other via one standard CAT5 cable, and you simply add one compact Specter unit per server. No external power is needed at the remote Specter units.  All units are sold separately.

The Phantom MXIP is an ideal solution for data centers that require more than one supervisor and need the flexibility to operate from local, extended (up to 110m/360 feet) and remote locations over IP. The industry 's most secure encryption, using 128-bit SSL protocol, guards your corporate data through every kind of remote access, to efficiently prevent hacking and security breaches.
As an out-of-band solution, the Phantom MXIP lets you connect directly to servers on the BIOS-level to access and control mixed environments, including PS/2, SUN, USB and RS-232 devices.

The Phantom MXIP gives you convenient access using standard TCP/IP connections to mission-critical servers through Internet or LAN, with DSL, ISDN, analog modem, or back-up LAN access if the network is down. The Phantom MXIP's browser-based functionality avoids the need to install proprietary software on client or server.

Multiple Remote Access Applications
The Phantom MXIP can be used for a wide range of applications:

  • Local, extended or remote KVM access to server rooms or data centers
  • Whenever businesses require constant contact with servers, wherever they are
  • Network administrators maintaining servers across the campus or the world
  • Technicians troubleshooting remote PCs from their own offices or homes

Minicom MXIP CAT5 and KVM Over IP KVM Switch Diagram
Minicom MXIP CAT5 and KVM Over IP KVM Switch Diagram

Minicom Phantom 0SU21023 Features and Benefits:

  • Remote KVM access over IP - manage servers around the world
  • Multiple server management - up to 63 servers on a single line
  • Multiple user access - simultaneous analog and digital users
  • BIOS level access - independent of server OS
  • 128-bit SSL encryption - secure data transfer
  • Back-up access - DSL, ISDN or analog modem in case of network crashes
  • Multi-platform support - PS/2, SUN, USB, and RS-232 in one system
  • Software independence - access KVM system with a standard browser
  • Low density CAT5 cable - eliminate cable clutter at the rack
  • Advanced power management options
  • Save time & costs - cut downtime, replacement equipment, travel, and service call expenses

Minicom Phantom Technical Specifications:

Height 1.6 in. (41 mm.)
Width 17 in. (431 mm.)
Depth 8.6 in. (220 mm.)
Weight 4.4 lbs. (2 kg.)
Operating Temperature  5°C to 40°C/41°F to 104°F
Supply 85 - 265 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Operating System Local Computer: Novel, Linux, Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and later
Remote Computer: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and later, Linux, Internet browser with full Java support
Resolution Local Computer: Up to 1280x1024 @60Hz
Remote Computer: Recommended resolution should be higher than resolution on local computer
Number of Remote units 64
Maximum Distance 110m/360ft
Connection Type  
LAN, Auto sensing 10/100 Mbit/s RJ45
Euro ISDN (EMEA Version only) 2x64 kbit/s RJ45
2nd user CAT 5 FTP Cable RJ45
System (Specters) 2xRJ45
COM1 for initial configuration and external modem DB9
COM2 for power management only DB9
For RS-232 applications DB9
Service RJ11
Local CPU connection HDD15/MiniDIN6
User KVM Connection (cable supplied with system)