SwitchView 2-Port Dual-head/Dual-link DVI KVM w/Audio, 3-Port USB Hub & Cables



Recommended replacement: ATEN CS1642A
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This unit is a 2-port, USB, dual-head, dual-link DVI KVM switch with audio, 3-port USB 2.0 hub & two each - 6ft. USB/DVI-I/audio KVM cables
(P/N CBL0046).

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
*Image is for the Avocent SwitchView 4 Port DVI Switch Back View - 4SVDVI20BND1

Avocent 2SVDVI30BND1 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
  • Dual Support - Supports both digital (2560x1600) and/or analog (1600x1024) video resolutions
  • 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 2SVDVI30BND1 Specifications:

Height 2.5 in. (6.4 cm)
Width 7.125 in. (18.1 cm)
Depth 7.25 in. (18.4 cm)
Weight 4.4 lbs. (2.0 kg)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 122 F (-20 to 50 C)
Operating Power 100-240 VAC
Power Frequency 50-60 Hz
Input Power 20W
Supported Hardware  
Computers USB 2.0
Monitor Digital 2560x1600 @60Hz
Analog 1600x1024 @60Hz
Peripherals USB 2.0 Keyboard/Mouse
PC Ports 2
Hub Ports 3-USB 2.0
Cables Included 2 cable sets
Approved Agencies FCC Class B, UL, cUL, ICES-003 Class B, CE, C-Tick, VCCI Class B

The Avocent SwitchView DVI 2SVDVI30BND1-001 is the replacement for the 2SVDVI20BND1-001.

Question: Will the 2SVDVI20BND1-001 actually allow connection and concurrent use of 2 DVI monitors? The rear view of the 4 port KVM does show this capability. I assume the 2 port is configured the same?
Answer: Yes, this switch will allow a dual monitor configuration. The 2 port has the same functionality, and will look the same as the 4 port, just a little smaller (with only 2 ports).

Question: Does it support: (1)Windows 7/64bit (2)Logitech SetPoint V450 wireless mouse (3)stable video (i.e. not flaky like Startech?)
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry.
(1) Yes, this switch supports 64bit Windows 7.
(2) Wireless seems to be hit or miss on the KVM market. While we have seen some success using the USB 2.0 hub switches like this one, we cannot guarantee that it will work.
(3) Yes, the video quality is very stable. Avocent makes a quality product and is one of the leaders in the KVM market.

Question: What cables are included in the cable sets? Thanks
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This switch is bundled with two of the 6' Avocent DVI USB audio cables, part number: CBL0046.

Question: 2 cable sets are included with the 2-port, dual-head DVI Avocent 2SVDVI30BND1. What length and does the cable include connections for each of the dual-heads?
Answer: This switch is bundled with two of the 6' Avocent DVI USB audio cables, part number: CBL0046. This is a dual head cable.

Question: I want to connect my 17" Samsung DVI monitor and my 24" Dell DVI monitor to my Windows 7 PC and my Mac mini and have either drive both displays. Will this switch enable that?
Answer: The Avocent SwitchView DVI 2SVDVI30BND1 KVM is hardware based without any software or additional drivers required for use, so in that sense it should work for your application. An assumption being that the attached computers support dual monitors as well.

Question: What is the Avocent part number for this switch? I want to look it up on their website.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The Avocent part number is 2SVDVI30BND1-001 where the -001 is a country specific code (search for just the 2SVDVI30BND1). This KVM + cables bundled product is part of the Avocent SwitchView DVI KVM series. You can find more information on that series here: http://www.emersonnetworkpower.com/en-US/Products/KVM/DesktopKVM/Pages/AvocentSwitchViewDVIKVMDesktopAppliances.aspx.

Question: I see 2 different resolution specifications. I have a mac pro, and a PC, and my dual monitors are the 30" Cinema Displays. Does this KVM fully support Digital 2560X1600?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. According to the manufacturer, this KVM will support digital video connections of 2560 x 1600 @60Hz. Of course that is also dependent on the hardware being connected.

We have updated the information found on the page accordingly.

Question: Does this switch support CAC keyboards
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. We are not entirely sure, but it is possible it would support a CAC keyboard through the USB Hub ports (not the actual KVM keyboard port). We could not guarantee it would work and you would likely lose some KVM functionality. Another option might be the https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/sc540.html which does support several CAC reader keyboards. Unfortunately, there is not a 2-port version. You can browse additional SwitchView SC Secure KVMs here: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/avocent-switchview-sc.html.

Question: I have 2 1680x1050 resolution monitors, connected via DVI. Does this product support resolutions other (lesser) than those listed?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the listed resolutions are maximum supported resolutions, so it will indeed support lower resolutions.

Question: My wife bought me this for Christmas, I want to hook up a desktop and a laptop. Desktop is no problem; want to hook the laptop through a docking station but it only has one DVI input. Will the connection work with only one of the DVIs connected or do I need to buy a different docking station? The laptop itself doesnt have a DVI input at all. Thanks.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. With only one available DVI input from the docking station, the KVM should still work, but only one display will be active. Of course, the laptop screen should also be available for use. Other factors may also impact compatibility like DVI-D (digital only signals) vs DVI-I (digital/analog signals), operating systems involved, attached equipment etc. For that reason we could not 100% guarantee it would work as desired.

Please also note, depending on particular environments, docking stations may introduce issues in and of themselves. Avocent KVMs are top of the line and typically have no problems, just be aware, issues may arise.

Question: Does the switch support 2560 x 1600 digital resolution, as in the specs, or 1920 x 1200 in one of the answers below? Also, does it support 3 monitors per PC, as in a PACS setup?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This unit does support dual-link digital resolutions up to 2560 x 1600, as in the specs. We have corrected the answer with the digital and analog resolutions reversed. In terms of a three monitor setup, this unit is dual-head and can support two monitors, but unfortunately not three.

For a 3 monitor set up, Adder makes a 4-port, dual-link, Tri-monitor KVM you may be interested in taking a look at. https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/av4pro-dvi-tri-us.html.

Question: Does it work with the new logitech wireless keyboard / mouse combo, utilizing the unifying receiver.unifying receiver
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Wireless support is pretty hit or miss with KVMs, largely due to the very different nature of wireless communications. We would be doubly cautious of combining the wireless signals through a unifying receiver.

Having said that, Avocent makes a high quality KVM and it is entirely possible it will work with the Logitech equipment, but we could not 100% grantee compatibility.

It may also function through the USB hub portion of this switch, but that would likely result in a lose of some functionality. For the best results we generally always suggest using basic, wired mice and keyboards.

Question: Your reply to a question says: "This switch supports both digital (2048x1536) and/or analog (1920x1200) video resolutions." However, Avocent's own documentation says: "The SwitchView DVI switch supports digital video resolutions up to 2560x1600 @ 60Hz and also supports analog resolutions up to 1600x1200 @ 60Hz." Which is it?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. We have confirmed the specifications from the manufacturer as 2560x1600 for digital and 1600x1200 for analog. We will update the previous answer to reflect that information. Thank you.