AdderView Gem 2-Port KVM Switch



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The Adder AVG2 AdderView GEM 2-port KVM switch is the ultimate in desktop KVM convenience and allows up to two computers to be controlled from a single keyboard, monitor and mouse. All connections are made at the rear and with Adder's own VKVM cables.  Adder GEM switch is extremely compact and takes up very little space on your busy desktop or in a crowded server room.  The AVG2 is designed for ease of use and maximum compatibility with new and existing computer systems.  This 2 port KVM switch features SmartBoot, which intelligently allows all connected portable or desktop computers to boot as if they had their own dedicated keyboards and mice attached. It also supports PC/AT and PS/2 systems and provides high video bandwidth with low distortion at screen resolutions up to 1900 x 1440. This makes the AV62 the ideal choice for use with larger monitors in CAD or DTP environments. The latest monitors equipped with DDC interfaces are also supported and this facilitates true ""Plug-and-Play"" compatibility.

Adder GEM AVG2 KVM Switch Diagram
Adder GEM AVG2 KVM Switch Diagram

Adder AVG2 Features:

  • Reliable interface powered operation
  • SmartBoot allows simultaneous bootup of all computers
  • Standard color coded connectors used to PC99 specification
  • Channel selection via hot-key, mouse, front panel key or RS232
  • Password protection prevents unauthorised access
  • Cascadeable to support more than 4 PCs
  • Supports Windows 3.X, 95, 98, NT4, 2000, DOS, UNIX, OS/2 and other common operating systems
  • Hardware compatible with desktop and laptop PCs, RS6000, SGI and DEC Alphas
  • Flash upgradeable for future enhancements
  • Keyboard hot-key, mouse switching, front panel operation, RS232 and optional RC1 remote control switching
  • High video quality supporting DDC monitors and screen resolutions of up to 1900 x 1440 Remote control RC1 Windows 3.X 95 98 NT 2000 ME Netware DOS OS2 PC RS6000 SGI Alpha UNIX Linux

The AVG2 has the following connectors:

  • 2 x 15 way HD D Female for CPU video (DDC/Blue)
  • 2 x 6 way mini DIN Female for CPU keyboard (Violet)
  • 2 x 6 way mini DIN Female for CPU mouse (Green)
  • 1 x 6 way mini DIN Female for shared keyboard (Violet)
  • 1 x 6 way mini DIN Female for shared mouse (Green)
  • 1 x 15 way HD D Female for shared monitor (DDC/Blue)
  • 1 x 15 way standard D Female for FLASH upgrade andRC1 remote, RS232 control and synchronisation
  • 1 x 5V dc power inlet for optional 500mA external PSU
  • 1 x Option switch (underside)

Adder AVG2 Specifications:

Height 1.9 in. (50 mm.)
Width 9 in. (230 mm.)
Depth 6.6 in. (170 mm.)
Power Interface powered operation. Optional 5Vdc, 500mA PSU available.
Keyboard Port Supports AT and PS/2 keyboards automatically.
Mouse Port A PS/2 type Logitech or Microsoft compatible mouse is required to control the switch.
CPU Video/Monitor Port VGA/SVGA/XGA/XGA-2/SXGA/UXGA video.
Maximum Distance  
2m If interface-powered or 10m if PSU used when attached keyboard, monitor and mouse.
5m If interface-powered or 30m if PSU used when attached to CPU or cascaded GEM.
Autoscan Adjustable to display only active ports or all ports in sequence.
Multiple video head operation Multiple GEMS may be linked together via the options ports to provide synchronised switching for multiple videohead applications.
Password User-selectable to prevent unauthorised access to connected CPUs.The password is safely stored in the unit's EEPROM memory.
Upgradeability User Flash upgradeable firmware by downloading from a PC's serial port.
EMC Complies with European EMC directive 89/336/EEC. CE marked and FCC class A compliant.
Answer: Yes, the AVG2 is in stock and ready to ship, we have 38 available as of 9/26.