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Raritan MasterConsole 8 Port CAT 5 KVM Switch

MCCAT18

$449.00

Discontinued
Replaced by: Raritan MasterConsole Digital
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The Raritan MasterConsole CAT MCCAT18 is an 8 port Cat5 KVM switch which can control up to eight servers, and switches can be cascaded to control up to 256 servers at distances of up to 150 feet.  The MasterConsole CAT5 Switch works with every leading server (Microsoft Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Novell NetWare, UNIX and Linux) and uses Cat5/6 cables.

MasterConsole CAT provides a dedicated, intelligent processor at each port so each connected server "sees" its own keyboard and mouse, a unique "keep-alive" design which ensures nonstop server operation in case of power loss to the switch and the support of high-resolution video - up to 1600 x 1200. In combination with leading-edge technology and scalability such as server selection from the front panel channel buttons and by name from pop-up, on-screen menus.

Raritan MasterConsole CAT5 KVM Switch Backside
Raritan MasterConsole CAT5 KVM Switch Backside

Raritan MCCAT18 Features:

  • 1U in height for the CAT5 KVM switch
  • Supports the highest video resolution of up to 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz in 100 feet and 1280 x 1024 in 150 feet.
  • MCIMs with "keep-alive" technology allow users to add, remove and hot-swap components without interruption to the live servers.
  • MCIMs are available in USB and PS/2 for support of various servers and devices in your data center.
  • Auto-Switching Integrated power supply ensures proper power provision and system reliability.
  • Plug-and-play installation, auto-configuration along with easy-to-use, on-screen displays.
  • Works with a mixture of servers having PS/2 and USB interfaces.
  • Utilizes Cat5e cabling to carry the KVM signaling from the modules (MCIMs) to a single user console.
  • Targets can be labeled with devices' names which allows easier server selection from the on-screen menu.
  • Password authentication Support of one administrator and five user profiles for basic management.
  • AutoScan allows users to scan servers at variable rates. AutoSkip bypasses inactive channels

MasterConsole CAT5 Application Diagram
MasterConsole CAT5 Application Diagram

MasterConsole On-Screen User Interface
MasterConsole On-Screen User Interface

 

MasterConsole MCCAT18 Specifications:

Mechanical  
Height 1.69 in. (42 mm.)
Width 17.32 in. (400 mm.)
Depth 6.57 in. (167 mm.)
Weight 5.40 lbs. (2.45 kg.)
Power 100V - 240V auto sensing 20 Watts
User Port  
VGA HDB-15 (F) x 1 (Blue)
Keyboard PS/2 mini-din 6-pin x 1
Mouse PS/2 mini-din 6-pin x 1
FW Upgrade DB9(F) x 1
Channel Ports RJ45 x 8
Video Resolutions 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz up to 100 feet
1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz up to 150 feet
Platform Supports Microsoft Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000,
Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista,
Novell NetWare, UNIX and Linux

MasterConsole CAT Hot Key Sequences

Default HotKey, Bring up OSD[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]
Help Menu[F1]
Selection Menu[F2]
Edit Name and Scan Menu[F3]
Config Menu[F4]
Admin Menu[F5]
AutoScan[F6]
AutoScan Off[Alt]+[F6]
AutoSkip[F7]
AutoSkip Off[Alt]+[F7]
Update Channel Status[F8]
Channel Sorting[F12]
Quits Current Menu/OSD[ESC]
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Question: I recently acquired rack mounted display & PS/2 keyboard/mouse, along with 8 sets of cablling (CAT5, and USB/VGA to CAT5 system interface POD 52094) ... everything except the KVM controller. will the 8 port Raritan MCCAT18 work with the gear I have? If not, please make recommendation.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The Raritan 8 port MasterConsole (MCCAT18) would work with your rack mounted display. Compatibility with the 8 sets of cabling would depend on which cables you own - i.e. Avocent CAT5 dongles would not work with this Raritan unit.

For a KVM recommendation based on the specifics of your application, usage, and current cables, please feel free to contact your KVM Switches Online sales representative directly at 1-877-586-6654, at sales@kvm-switches-online.com, or via our online Chat functionality.

Question: We use a Raritan MCCAT 18 which is connected to 2 computers. Sometimes I can't use the mouse for one of the computers because it is blocked and freezes on the screen - Not in all cases the same computer. Do you have any solution/advice?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

PS/2-based KVM switches (and new cheaper budget KVM switches) occasionally have issues with keyboard & mouse devices timing out or being dropped from the sources. When this happens, unplugging and re-plugging your mouse into the KVM should re-initialize the mouse to the computer.

Most modern USB-based KVM solutions, such as the newer Raritan MasterConsole Digital series feature a type of 'USB-HID emulation' which will ensure that the keyboard and mouse devices are constantly connected to each of the source computers.

Please feel free to contact your KVM Switches Online sales representative directly for a recommendation for a solution based on your application.