Avocent SwitchView DVI 4-Port USB KVM Switch with USB 2.0 Hub & Audio



Replaced by: Avocent SV240
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The Avocent SwitchView DVI 4SVDVI10-001 is a 4-port USB switch system/console USB 2.0 hub with audio.

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 4SVDVI10 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 up to four 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 4SVDVI10 Specifications:

Height 1.7 in. (4.3 cm)
Width 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Depth4.6 in. (11.68 cm)
Weight3 lbs. (1.36 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 Ports4
Hub Ports2-USB 2.0
Cables IncludedNone
Approved AgenciesEN55022 Class B, EN55024,61000-3-
2,6100-3-3, FCC 15
Class B, CE
Question: Is this device will only used one cpu? I want to have 5 pc with only one cpu. 5 keyboard and 5 monitors in one cpu. is it possible in this device? thanks
Answer: Unfortunately, no. This device is designed to operate 4 CPUs from a single keyboard, video, and mouse, and is not designed to do the opposite. We do have some solutions, such as the https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/alif-1000p.html which may work depending on your specific need.

We would love to speak with you more about your particular systems and what you are trying to accomplish to find the best solution possible. Please give us a call at 1-877-586-6654 if you would like to discuss more options in greater detail.

Question: What is the ethernet port on this unit for? Also u have a mistake in "PC access: Access from four PCs from a single keyboard, monitor and mouse" which should be " PC access: Access to (for) four PCs from a single keyboard, monitor and mouse".
Answer: Thank you for pointing out the error.

As far as an Ethernet port, this switch does not have one. Under the console side there are two USB hub ports in the upper left corner, a 9V DC-in port for the power adapter on the bottom left, the DVI port, one USB port each for the keyboard and mouse, and two audio jacks. Each PC connection has a DVI port, USB Type-B, and two audio jacks.

Question: can use a wireles keyboard and mouse.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry.
Using wireless keyboards and mice is very hit or miss when it comes to KVMs. This is related to the very different way in which wireless peripherals communicate and a KVM's internal mouse/keyboard emulation. We cannot guarantee a particular wireless setup will work with a particular KVM.

That being said, customers who attempt to use wireless keyboards and mice find Avocent switches, like the above SwitchView DVI KVM, to work best. Alternatively, we have heard of some success when using the USB hub connection (which this switch also has) as opposed to the USB console connectors. However, this typically results in some loss of functionality in regards to Hotkey switching and other keyboard supported functions.

Again, it is a hit or miss proposition and we cannot guarantee any switch will work. For best performance and compatibility, we always suggest wired keyboards and mice.

Question: I'm having a problem with one of my screens going black when I use video or intense graphics. If I move the items to the second monitor, the blacked out screen will come back up. I've checked my graphics card, connections, cables, etc. The only item I can not rule out is the KVM. Has this been an issue with anyone else? Is there a fix?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, due to the varied nature of user environments, detailed product support is beyond the scope of this simple product FAQ. That being said, we have not heard of any issue like this before. Avocent has a fairly robust support community that may be better able to help. http://community.emerson.com/networkpower/support/avocent/

Question: What is the maximum cable length allowed between extender and receiver unit?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This particular unit is a KVM switch only, without extension capability. In this case, distances to the servers/computers will be limited by the particular specification in use. For instance, the limit for DVI is around 15 feet, the same for USB 2.0. Avocent makes a 12 foot cable for this unit that includes DVI-I, USB and audio connections.

Distances for extenders will vary greatly by the type of cable used - CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6 or fiber optic cable; the type of signal being extended - VGA, DVI, USB, PS/2, and/or audio; external interferences and many other factors.

To discuss different extender options in greater detail, please give us a call at 1-877-586-6654.

Question: Support 2560x1600 Apple cinema display resolution?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, according to the specifications provided by the manufacturer, this KVM supports max resolutions up to 1920x1200 @60Hz.

Question: The cables are not included. What kind of cables are needed?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The recommended cable kit is either the SVDVI-6 or the SVDVI-9 located here: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/svdvi-6.html or https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/svdvi-9.html.

Question: is this DVI-I or DVI-D
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. We believe this is a single-link DVI-I unit.

Question: Is the 9v power adapter center positive
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The manufacturer just confirmed this is a center positive 9v power adapter.

Question: Is there a rackmout kit available for this unit?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately no, this unit does not have a rackmount kit.

Question: Does this unit support EDID emulation?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. We are still waiting for confirmation from the manufacturer on this, but we do not believe this unit provides native EDID emulation.

If we receive different information, we will update this post.

Question: I notice that this device is limited to 1920x1200 monitor resolution. I need at least 2560x1600. What will happen if I try to use this KVM at that resolution? Do you have another KVM (minimum 4 ports) that is rated for that resolution? Why the limitation anyway? Doesn't the device just use a high-speed digital switch (that should be good for speeds far in excess of anything a digital video protocol could send it)?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. We have confirmed with the manufacturer that this device only supports resolutions up to 1920 x 1200. The limiting factor is that this is a single-link DVI device.

We believe the image showing the back of this device was actually a picture of the 4SVDVI25BND1-001 (https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/4svdvi25bnd1-001.html), a dual-link DVI KVM capable of resolutions up to 2560 x 1600. Since the image showed Dual-link DVI ports, we have since removed it.

As mentioned above, the 4SVDVI25BND1-001 will support 2560 x 1600 resolutions. There are other dual-link DVI KVMs available such as the AV4PRO-DVI-US (https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/av4pro-dvi-us.html) that should work as well. For other suggestions, please contact your KVM Switches Online representative at 1-877-586-6654 or via our online chat feature to discuss your project in greater detail.

Question: 9 Volt Power... What is the amps please?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

Under the unit there is a label that says the unit requires 1A. However, the exact Amperage(A) is 0.08A.

Here's the computation:
Operating Power 5V
Power Frequency 60 Hz
Input Power DC 9V

I = V/R
I = 5V / 60Hz
I = 0.08A

Question: I have a universal power supply that has 7.5, 9, and 12 volt settings. It say it is 1200ma (1.2 amps). If I set it at 9 volts, will that be too much amperage?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The Avocent 4SVDVI10-001 was only designed to work with the included native PSU - Avocent is unable guarantee compatibility with an Universal Power Supply. Also please note, Universal Power Supplies used with an incompatible device are a fire hazard, and are rarely UL certified for insurance.

You may be interested in the Avocent SV240 instead, which is the replacement for the discontinued Avocent 4SVDVI10-001.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can help ever you with!