Tripp Lite 8-Port NetCommander 1U Rackmount CAT5 KVM Switch


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Tripp Lite's B072-008-1 NetCommander 1U Rackmount 8-Port  CAT5 KVM Switch, is the next generation of Tripp Lites cost-effective, feature rich KVM switch. It's sleek, 1U design and compact size, features RJ45 connection ports that utilize inexpensive CAT5 patch cables, reducing the amount of cable clutter normally found with traditional KVM cabling. Easily switch between CPU's with Push Buttons, Hot-Key commands, or built-in On Screen Display (OSD) menu function. Cascadability allows connection to up to 128 computers. Compatible with PS/2 and USB computers, VGA, SVGA, or XGA monitors, as well as all major operating systems. Constructed of heavy-duty steel housing.

B072-008-1 Tripp Lite CAT5 KIVM Rear Connections

Key Features

  • Expandable - Cascade (daisy-chain) a second level of KVM switches to control up to 128 servers from a single station
  • Extend distance: between computer and switch up to 30 meters/100 ft.
  • Rack mountable: sleek, 1U space saving KVM switches
  • Innovative CAT5 technology: eliminate cable clutter at the rack
  • Multi-layer security: protects your corporate data
  • Easy server management: choice of On Screen Display, Hot-key,or push button control
  • Multi-platform: PS/2 and USB support
  • Compact Size: 17"W x 5"D x 1.75"H
  • Video Resolution: 1600x1200@75Hz
  • Internal Power Supply
  • Compatible with all major operating systems
  • Constructed of heavy-duty steel housing

Package Includes

  • 8-Port NetCommander 1U Rackmount Cat5 KVM Switch
  • 6ft Power Cord
  • 6ft Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • Rackmount Bracket kit


Height 1.7 in. (43 mm.)
Width 17 in. (432 mm.)
Depth5 in. (127 mm.)
Net Weight3.7 lbs. (1.7 kg.)
Gross Weight5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg.)
Operating Temperature32°F to 104°F
(0° to 40°C)
Storage Temperature-40°F to 158°F
(-40° to 70°C)
Relative Humidity80% non-condensing relative humidity
PowerInternal switching 100-240 VAC 50 / 60 Hz
Operating SystemsCompatible with all major operating systems
External MousePS/2, Wheel mouse, Intellimouse, 5-button mouse
PC/ServerVGA; USB; PS/2
ResolutionUp to: 1600x1200@75Hz
Console Ports1 x VGA HD15 (Female)
2 x Mini Din-6 (Female)
Warranty1-year limited warranty

This is the replacement for the Minicom by Tripplite Smart 108, 8 Port CAT5 KVM Switch - PART NOs. 0SU22081, 0SU22081A

Question: Does the Tripp Lite NetCommander B078-101-USB-1 works with an Minicom smartswitch cat 5?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The TrippLite B072-008-1 is cascade-compatible only with other TrippLite (by Minicom) B072-series KVM Switches. You could still use both switches in the same environment but you would not be able to control them through the same switch.

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