Avocent SwitchView 2-Port USB KVM Switch w/ Cables



Replaced by: Avocent Cybex SV220
Recommended replacement: ATEN CS82U
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The Avocent SwitchView 2SV120BND1, 2- port USB KVM Switch, allows you to connect and control your entire desktop. This USB KVM Switch lets you access and control up to two USB-enabled multimedia computers using only one USB keyboard and mouse and VGA monitor.

This KVM Switch is part of the SwitchView 100 series KVM switching solutions which includes four compact desktop KVM switches that support small office/home office (SOHO) and desktop multimedia applications. The SwitchView 100 series switches provide audio and microphone support. Cables are included.

The following models are also available:

SwitchView 100 Series KVM Switch Features:

  • Miniature KVM switch design does not compete for space on the desktop
  • Audio and microphone switching support
  • Connects to the analog audio ports of the computer
  • Easily switch between channels using pushbuttons or hotkeys
  • USB interface powered. No external power supply
  • Cables ship with switch
  • Supports 2048 x 1536 video resolution
  • Designed for the small office/home office

Avocent 2SV120BND1 Specifications:

Height 0.94 in. (24 mm.)
Width 2 in. (61 mm.)
Depth 4in. (96 mm.)
Housing Plastic
Power Type USB interface power
PC Connections 2
Console Connections 1
PC Port Connections 2 x HDB 15-pin male
2 x audio/mic connector
Console Port Connectors 2 x USB Type A (keyboard and mouse)
1 x HDB 15-pin female
1 x 3.5 mm audio jack
1 x 3.5 mm mic jack
Cables 2 x KVM cables for USB
2 x Audio/Mic Cables
PC Selections Pushbuttons/Hotkeys
PC Port LED 2 Green
Certifications FCC, CE, C-tick
Question: does this support a wireless Logitech keyboard
Answer: Unfortunately, there is no KVM on the market that explicitly states it supports wireless keyboards and mice. It is a hit or miss proposition and we can not guarantee any switch will work.

However, when we have customers attempting to use a wireless keyboard or mouse, we generally suggest Avocent switches. It seems we have the most luck with the Avocent models.

Question: I'm looking for a kvm switch i could use one key board with two computers. One of my computers is an all-in-one with no VGA out for the monitor, so i would need to use both monitors
Answer: The only product that we carry that is really designed for this application is https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/ccs4usb-us.html. In theory, some of the USB KVM switches in the 2 port version that we have may work without the video, but that is not what they are designed for so we cannot guarantee that they will work.

Question: Will this work with Windows 7? I have found several KVMs that will work with up to Vista, but not 7.
Answer: Yes, this switch will work with Windows 7. Be aware however, it may not support particular keyboard enhancement software.

Question: Would this switch work with a Mac with Lion OS and a PC with Windows 7?
Answer: Yes, the 2SV120BND1 will work with both windows 7 and Mac's Lion OS.

Question: can i conect a usb hub to one of the input ports?
Answer: Unfortunately, due to mouse/keyboard emulation, you would not be able to use a USB hub with this switch. We recommend using a switch with an integrated USB hub such as https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/2svpua20-001.html or https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/sw2-usb.html.

In some cases, your USB hub can be connected to the USB hub integrated into the switch. However, this technology is not guaranteed and does not work with all of the USB hubs out there. Your safest bet is to use an integrated hub to connect your peripherals.

Question: will this operate with windows 8
Answer: Although this switch has not been officially tested by our team to work with Windows 8, we do not foresee any problems. These switches are OS independent and are compatible with USB and VGA drives.

That being said, since it has not been tested, we cannot guarantee that it will work.

Question: I need a switch that will work with two PCs, both have ps2 keyboards, usb mice and VGA monitors. Do you have anything that will work for that setup?
Answer: You will need a KVM switch that will support both USB and PS/2. Try: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/2svpua20-001.html for USB 2.0 or https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/2svpua10-001.html for USB 1.1.

Question: I have two PC computers, one keyboard, one mouse, one monitor...will this product work for switching back and forth between the two computers for work on both?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this KVM switch would work to share a single keyboard, monitor, mouse & audio between two computers.

Question: Do you ship to Romania?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we are not currently shipping to Romania. To locate a local distributor, please visit Avocent/Emerson directly at: http://www.emersonnetworkpower.com/en-US/About/ContactUs/Pages/default.aspx?COEName=Infrastructure%20Management, then select the appropriate location for the drop down box.

Question: will this kvm switch support hot key swap under linux Gnome desktop?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This is an operating system independent, hardware based solution, with no software installation require for operation. Assuming a basic type keyboard, directly connected to the switch (ie. not wireless), the hotkey functions should work under Linux Gnome.

That being said, we have not tested that particular environment and could not guarantee that it would work. We have not heard of any issue, and Avocent switches are typically of the highest quality and compatibility, but every environment is different and other factors may prevent optimal operation.

Question: Will this switch work with one computer running Windows XP and one running Linux (Ubuntu 12.1)?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. As long as the computers have the appropriate connections (USB and VGA), it should work fine with those two operating systems.

Question: I want to connect an older PC with PS/2 connectors to my to my newer USB connected PC and VGA monitor, sharing 1 monitor. Which KVM is suitable?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. You will be looking for a KVM that supports both PS/2 and USB computers. There are a wide range of products that will fit the bill. An Avocent SwitchView product that explicitly supports USB and PS/2 is the 2SVPUA10 found here: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/2svpua10-001.html. Another KVM that would work is the ATEN CS82U found here: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/cs82u.html. Please be aware though, due to the varied nature of user environments, we could not guarantee any particular KVM would work in any particular environment.

You can find a additional 2-port desktop KVM switches here: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/2-port-desktop-kvm.html.

Question: Will this KVM Switch work with a Microsoft 5000 wireless keyboard/mouse combo?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. In general terms, support for wireless peripherals is pretty spotty. This is due to the very different way in which wired and wireless communications happen. In addition, due to varied nature of user environments, we could not 100% grantee that any particular switch would work in any particular environment.

That being said, Avocent switches are typically of high quality and seem to have one of the better track records when attempting to connect to wireless devices. Again, we could not guarantee compatibility, though.

For best results, we always suggest using basic, wired devices.

Question: does this product come with two of the monitor/usb cables or just one? If it only comes with one can you give me the part number so i can order an extra cable? thank you
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This unit will ship with two sets of the monitor/USB cables.

Question: Can I use a USB mouse or keyboard with this switch
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This KVM does support the use of USB keyboards and mice.

Question: Will this KVM vork with LINUX and RTX ?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. These switches are hardware based and require no software, so for the most part, they are operating system independent (as long as thew attached systems meet the specifications - in this case, USB and VGA connectivity).

Linux is definitely supported under most environments. However, we are not familiar with the particulars of the RTX operating system and could not say 100% whether it would function as expected.

Question: does this KVM supports windows 2008 R2 server?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. According to the manufacturer, this unit is operating system independent and should work with Windows Server 2008 R2.

Question: Is this product UL listed?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. We do not believe the SwitchView 100 series is UL listed. The only certifications and approvals mentioned by the manufacturer are FCC, CE, and C-tick.

Question: what is the hotkey sequence and can it be changed - if so what to?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. According to the quick install guide:

Using the hotkey sequence
To select your PC, activate the hotkey sequence by pressing either ScrLk + ScrLk or NumLk + NumLk. Each keystroke must be pressed within two seconds to validate the hotkey sequence.

The guide mentions a configurable hotkey sequence, but no reference is made on how to configure. Additionally, we could not locate any other material that states how the hotkeys are configured.

For your convenience, you can view the quick Install guide here: http://www.42u.com/pdf/Avocent-SwitchView-100-qig.pdf.

You may also be interested in posting to the Avocent support community found here: http://community.emerson.com/networkpower/support/avocent/desktop/switchview/.

Question: Do you do a similar product that would allow control of the switch via RS232C
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. RS232 control for a KVM switch is available, but typically only in higher end products.

One such product is the Rose Electronics ServeView Pro (https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/sem-2ub.html) You can read more about the ServeView Pro here: http://rose.com/prod/serveview-pro.html.

We do not typically sell outside of the US, if you need to find a local Rose distributor, you can contact Rose electronics at the following location: http://rose.com/html/contact.html.

Question: Is there a solution for using this with Windows 7 pro? It does not pass the specific monitor type so every time I switch back to the win7 PC, it goes to the lowest resolution (848 x 480).
Answer: Thank you for you inquiry,

You can fix this problem by using a DDC EDID Emulator like the Adder DDC-Ghost for each source (see diagram below for an example).

Alternatively, most newer KVM switches, like the Aten CS82U, also have this EDID emulation built-in.

Adder DDC-Ghost - Ensure Perfect Match Between Source & Display