Minicom by Tripplite Smart 232, 32 Port KVM Switch



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The Minicom by Tripplite Smart 232, 0SU22091, is a KVM switch which enables multi-user access, control and management of multiple servers. It allows two users to control up to 32 mixed-platform (PS/2 & USB) servers. It also provide seamless power control via RPS.

The Smart 232 is a thin 1U sized, rack-mountable device that saves critical space in crowded server room environments. It features Minicom by Tripplite KVM over CAT5 technology that directly connects the switch to each computer in the server room via a RICC/ROC dongle, eliminating cable clutter and extending the distance between server and switch up to 30m/100ft.

*This KVM Switch is also available with 16 ports - Smart 216

Minicom by Tripplite Smart 232 Typical Application Diagram
Minicom by Tripplite Smart 232 Typical Application Diagram

Minicom by Tripplite Smart 232 Features:

  • Two simultaneous KVM users
  • BIOS level access and control of up to 16 servers
  • Multi-platform support (PS/2 & USB)
  • USB keyboard and mouse console
  • Innovative Minicom by Tripplite KVM over CAT5 technology
  • Extends distance between servers and switch up to 30m/100ft
  • Space saving - sleek, 1U rack mountable
  • Seamless power control

Minicom by Tripplite 0SU22090 Specifications:

Height 1.7 in. (44 mm.)
Width 17 in. (431 mm.)
Depth 10.6 in. (270 mm.)
Weight 5.17 lbs. (2.34 kg.)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C / 32° F to 104°F
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C / -40° F to 158°F
Humidity 80% non-condensing relative humidity
Power Supply 100 / 240 VAC 50 / 60 Hz
Connection Type  
2xLocal KVM Connection Screen HDD15, keyboard/mouse - 2 USB
Ethernet RJ45 - 10/100 Mbit/sec autosensing
Serial RJ45
Servers RJ45 32 port
Operating System Windows, Novell, Linux, SUN Solaris
Configuration Via web browser
Resolution 1600x1200@85Hz
Distance Switch to Server 100 ft. (30 m.)
System Cable CAT5 UTP/FTP Solid Wire 2x4x24 AWG
Question: I would like to know about this products working. If I have an old PS/2 computer console, will it work with this model OSU22091A and USB ROC Dongle?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This IP KVM Switch is for use with a USB keyboard and mouse console. As converting from PS/2 is never a good idea, we would suggest investing in a USB Keyboard and Mouse. If you wish to continue to use the PS/2 keyboard and mouse, there are a few IP KVMs that will support that connection. One is the

If however, you are connecting to a PS/2 style computer, you can use the PS/2 style ROC dongle - 0SU51078, to attach the computer to the switch.