Avocent SwitchView DVI 2-Port USB KVM Switch with USB 2.0 Hub & Audio



Replaced by: Avocent Cybex SV220
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The Avocent SwitchView 2SVDVI10 is a 2-port USB, DVI switch with audio & 2-port USB 2.0 hub.

The SwitchView Desktop KVM switches enable you to use a single keyboard, monitor and mouse to seamlessly access multiple PCs, without the expense and waste of valuable desktop real estate. You no longer need dedicated KVM equipment for each machine.

Avocent SwitchView 2 Port DVI Switch Back View
Avocent SwitchView 2 Port DVI Switch Back View

Avocent 2SVDVI10 Features:

  • Affordable and Easy to Install - Switching solutions for today's home offices and small office
  • Compact, Space-Saving Appliances - Eliminate desktop clutter and provide efficient PC access
  • Share Speakers and a Microphone - Between PCs
  • USB Hub
  • PC access: Access from two PCs from a single keyboard, monitor and mouse
  • Audio support: Audio feature enables you to share speakers and a microphone between attached PCs
  • Ease of use: Pushbutton or keyboard hotkeys for channel selections; auto scanning allows easy monitoring of attached computers
  • Hot-plug capability: You can add or remove a desktop PC or laptop without turning off the switch or other attached servers

Avocent 2SVDVI10 Specifications:

Height 1.7 in. (4.3 cm)
Width 6.5 in. (13.97 cm)
Depth4 in. (10.16 cm)
Weight2 lbs. (.90 kg)
Operating Temperature32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 140 F (-20 to 60 C)
Operating Power5V
Power Frequency60 Hz
Input PowerDC 9V
Supported Hardware 
ComputersUSB 2.0
MonitorDVI 1920x1200 @60Hz
PeripheralsUSB 2.0 Keyboard/Mouse
PC Ports2
Hub Ports2-USB 2.0
Cables IncludedNone
Approved AgenciesEN55022 Class B, EN55024,61000-3-
2,6100-3-3, FCC 15, Class B, CE
Question: will this work for a dell pc & mac mini combo
Answer: Yes, this is a 2 port DVI USB 2.0 high-speed switch. As long as your target computers are USB and DVI then it will work. Sometimes Mac minis are HDMI, in that case you would just need to use a simple adapter.

Question: As the accessories list a DVI to VGA adapter, I assume this unit will work with a vga monitor.
Answer: Yes, this DVI switch will work for both VGA or DVI, though you would need to use the adapter. Many times servers/computers will not match and the adapter is a commonly used solution.

Question: Is there a downloadable manual?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The quick install guide for the SwitchView DVI KVM can be found here: http://pcs.mktg.avocent.com/@@content/manual/590491501a.pdf.

If the information you require cannot be found in the quick install guide, you might be able to find it in one of the other SwitchView manuals. Additional manuals and quick install guides can be found here: http://www.emersonnetworkpower.com/en-US/Brands/Avocent/Resources/ManualsandTechBulletins/Pages/Default.aspx . Select "Switchview Switch" on the left side, under the "Product" heading, select a manual or quickstart guide on the left, select an appropriate language and then hit "submit".

Question: Trying to connect wireless keyboard and mouse. Is this possible? Doesn't seem to want to work for me. Thanks, Bert
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, detailed product support is beyond the scope of this simple FAQ system.

That being said, here are some suggestions. The use of wireless keyboards and mice is very hit or miss when it comes to KVM switches. That is based on the very different way in which wired vs wireless peripherals communicate as well as any keyboard/mouse emulation performed by the switch. Whenever possible, we recommend the use of basic wired keyboards and mice for the best performance.

One big issue may revolve around a single "unifying" dongle. This particular switch is looking for separate mouse and keyboard signals. If a single dongle is used, the data may not pass through the switch as expected.

Another thing to try would be to use the USB hub on the switch. These attached "hubs" generally pass the data through transparently, without any emulation or changes to the signal. Please note however, if it does work, this will likely lead to a loss in functionality with OSD navigation and/or Hotkey switching.

A good source for additional troubleshooting is Avocent's support community found here: http://community.emerson.com/networkpower/support/avocent/.

Question: Will any male DVI to female VGA adapter work, or does it need to be DVI-I?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The Avocent 2SVDVI10-001 can be adapted from Female DVI-I to Male HD15 VGA with the Avocent VAD28 adapter. Alternatively you can use any DVI-I to VGA adapter found on the video signal adapter page. The adapter does need a DVI-I connection; DVI-D to VGA passive adapter for example would not work.

If you would like a recomendation based on your setup, please feel free to contact your KVM Switches Online sales reprasentative directly at 1-877-586-6654, at sales@kvm-switches-online.com, or via our online Chat functionality.

Question: If i boot up my 2 PCs at the exact same time, the unselected channel stays blind when i press the PC 2 button a little later... Where is my mistake?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

a Blank / dropped monitor in your case is most likely caused by the lack of active EDID emulation in the older 2SVDVI10-001 KVM Switch. EDID emulation constantly pings a video display, providing constant and reliable resolution and color depth. Most newer KVMs that arent 'budget'-class, including the new Avocent sv220 (replacement for the 2SVDVI10-001), include EDID emulation by standard. Alternatively you could also get a standalone EDID Emulator.

If you would like a recommendation based on your application, please feel free to contact your KVM Switches Online sales representative directly at 1-877-586-6654, at sales@kvm-switches-online.com, or via our online Chat functionality.