Belkin 2-Port KVM Switch bundled with cables, PS/2
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Belkin F1DJ102P-B Features
The Belkin 2-port KVM Switch (F1DJ102P-B) is an affordable switching solution that saves workspace while giving you control of two PS/2 computers from one console. The Belkin 2-port KVM Switch (F1DJ102P-B) frees up desktop space and draws power off the keyboard, eliminating the need for a power supply.
The Belkin 2-port KVM Switch (F1DJ102P-B) includes a mouse and keyboard emulation, to ensure smooth boot up and operation, as well as hot key functionality so you can switch ports easily through simple keyboard commands. The Belkin 2-port KVM Switch (F1DJ102P-B) unit supports high-quality video resolution of up to 1920x1440@65Hz (through a 200MHz video bandwidth) when used with the included coaxial VGA cabling. Its auto-scanning functionality, LED indicators, and PC99 color connectors make operation and organization easy.
2-Port KVM Switch bundled with cables, PS/2
Belkin F1DJ102P-B Advantages
- Includes two 6 ft. OmniView KVM Cables Kits
- Supports video resolution of up to 1920x1440@65Hz
- Supports multiple operating systems
- Comes with a Belkin Three-Year Warranty and Free Technical Support
- Features hot key switching
- Includes automatic scanning function
- Offers keyboard and mouse emulation
- Requires no power supply
Belkin F1DJ102P-B Specifications
Monitors Supported: VGA, SVGA, MultiSync, and LCD (with use of adapter cable)
Max. Resolution: 1940x1440@65Hz
Keyboard Input: 6-pin miniDIN (PS/2)
Mouse Input: 6-pin miniDIN (PS/2)
VGA Port: 15-pin HDDB type
LED Indicators: 2
Dimensions: (H) 1.125 x (W) 7.0 x (D) 3.75 inches
Operating Temp: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Storage Temp: -4° to 140° F (-20° to 60° C)
Humidity: 0-80% RH, non-condensing
Warranty: 3 years
Power: Optional 9V DC, 600mA adapter with center-pin positive polarity
PCs Supported: 2
Keyboard Emulation: PS/2
Mouse Emulation: PS/2 and Serial (with use of adapter)
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This particular KVM uses analog VGA for the video connection. To use either a DVI-D or an HDMI adapter, the signal would need to be first converted to a digital video signal. Unfortunately, a simple VGA to DVI then DVI to HDMI conversion would not work.
We would also note this KVM requires PS/2 connectivity and while converting USB to PS/2 is generally okay, going from PS/2 to USB can be tricky and often requires a special active converter.
Ideally, the KVM Switch setup would have as little conversion as possible. For an HDMI KVM, you may want to check out this page: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/hdmi-kvm.html. A selection of 2-port DVI KVMs can be found on this page: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/2-port-dvi.html.
The important thing to keep in mind is that, in general, a KVM switch will use either an analog signal or digital video signal; and cannot convert one to the other (even the switches that support both VGA and DVI will only use one standard).
So, selecting the appropriate KVM will depend on what signal you want delivered to the monitor. If the monitor uses a digital signal (DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort), the G5 would need to provide a digital signal, most likely through a video card upgrade. If on the other hand the monitor supports analog signals (VGA, DVI-A), then a converter from HDMI or Thunderbolt to VGA for the Mac mini would be appropriate.