Raritan MasterConsole CAT5 KVM Switch - 2 User, 32 Ports, 1024 Managed Servers (Cascaded) - VGA / DVI / HDMI / DP
Raritan MCD-232 - MasterConsole Digital - Next Generation Cat5 KVM switch
Raritan MCD-232 MasterConsole Digital KVM is a dual-user switch to used to control multiple servers. It features KVM ports for 32 servers and can be cascaded 2 levels to support up to 1024 connections at distances up to 150 feet (45 meters). Connecting to a computer is made easier with the use of standard Category 5/6/6e cables. MCD-232 provides a friendly OSD (On-Screen Display) interface and hotkeys for quick and easy access connected computers.
Raritan's MCD-232 is ideal for small to midsized businesses (SMB) who need to have a centralized point of access to multiple servers without the expense and clutter of a dedicated keyboard, mouse, and monitor for each computer or server. MCD-232 supports the highest HD video resolution of up to 1920x1080 via standard Category 5/6/6e cabling. The multi-format video interface supports both Analog - VGA and Digital - DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. Stereo audio is also supported by using VGA combo cables or MCD-232's HDMI Computer Interface Modules (CIMs).
Supports HDMI/DVI/DP/VGA video and stereo audio
MCD-232 MasterConsole Digital supports severs with both analog (VGA) and digital video: HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort (DP). Audio is supported by Raritan's MDCIM-HDMI or MDUTP VGA KVM combo cables.
High-definition video support up to 1920x1080
MCD-232 supports 1920 x 1080 video resolutions at 150 feet.
Two Users can manage 32 servers
Dual users user can manage 32 servers connected to MCD-232. Users can also expand up to 1024 servers by cascading the units.
Intuitive On-Screen Display
Plug-and-play installation, auto-configuration, and easy-to-use on-screen displays. Targets can be labeled with device names for easier server selection from the OSD.
AutoScan / AutoSkip
AutoScan allows users to scan servers at variable rates for effortless monitoring. AutoSkip allows users to bypass inactive channels.
Cascading for Expansion
MCD-232 can be cascaded 2 levels, by using Raritan's MDCIM-DVI or MDUTP cables, to control up to 1024 servers
Integrated Switch & Console Drawer
Raritan MasterConsole Digital series is also available as a space-saving 17" Console Drawer with an Integrated KVM Switch (MCD-LED)
|Next generation Cat5 interface supports digital & analog video interfaces and audio||MCD-232 MasterConsole Digital KVM Switch is the next generation of Raritan Cat5 KVM switches. It supports dual user control of up to 32 servers.|
|Space-Saving Design||MCD-232 is only 1U of rack space in height|
|Cross-Platform and Hardware Independent|
MCD-232 works with a mixture of servers that have USB keyboard/mouse interfaces and HDMI/DVI/DP digital video interfaces or analog VGA.
MDCIMs are available for support of various servers and devices in your data center including MS-DOS, Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Linux (Red Hat, Novell Suse), Macintosh OS9, OSX and SCO UNIX.
|"keep-alive" technology||MCD-232 server interface cables (MDCIMs) with "keep-alive" technology allow users to add, remove and hot-swap CIMs without interruption to the live servers. MDCIMs also support DDC, DDC2, and DDC2B.|
|Cat5 Simplicity||Utilizes Cat5e/6/6e cabling to carry the KVM signaling from the server (via MDCIMs) to a KVM switch.|
|Servers can be labeled with server' names||Allows easier server selection from the on-screen menu.|
|Simple Installation||Plug-and-play installation, auto-configuration along with easy-to-use, on-screen displays. With the one-man installation kit, you can easily install MCD-232 in the rack.|
|Password Authentication||Support of one administrator and 127 user profiles for secure access and simple management.|
Accessories & Optional Expansion
Raritan CIMA CIM is a "server dongle" that connects a PC, server or workstation to the MCD-232 via a Cat5/6 cable. There are multiple types of CIMs to support the different types of computer interfaces. Click this tile to see a table which you can use to locate the appropriate CIM for your application.
CatX CablesGreat Selection of various Cat5e, Cat6, & Cat7 Category (CatX) patch cables for Raritan MCD-232 MasterConsole Digital devices.
Locking Power CablesEliminate accidental and vibration power cable disconnects with a universal dual-sided locking zLock cable.
MCD-232 Package Contents
- (1) Raritan MCD-232
- (1) US Power cord
- (1) 1U Rackmount kit (including brackets and associated screws)
- (1) DVI-I to VGA adapter
- Note: This adapter can be used for connecting a VGA monitor or for connecting a 2nd-tier MCD switch via "MDUTP" cables.
- (1) Quick Setup Guide
- (1) Warranty Card - 2 Years
Raritan MCD-232 Specifications
|Width||17.33 in. (440mm)|
|Depth||5.91 in. (150mm)|
|Height||1.73 in. (44mm)|
|Weight||5.02 lbs. (2276g)|
|Form Factor||1U, full width|
rack mountable (brackets included)
|Connections & Indicators|
|Supported console users||2|
|Channel ports (female RJ-45)||32|
|Female USB-A ports (for keyboard/mouse)||4|
|Female DVI-I ports (for video output)||2|
|Female 3.5mm audio jack (for audio output)||2|
|Female Micro USB (for firmware upgrade)||1|
|Reset button (for power cycle)||1|
|Channel LEDs (white, but turn green when accessed)||32|
|Power LED (blue)||1|
|Maximum number of servers with a two-tier system comprising the same models||1024|
|Video support||1920 x 1200 @75Hz (VGA)|
1920 x 1080@60Hz (DVI)
|Maximum Input Power Rating||AC100-240V, DC12C/5A|
|Maximum Power Consumption||DC 12V/5.42A (65W)|
|Operating Temperature||32° (0°C) to 122° (50°C)|
|Storage temperature||-4° (-20°C) to 140° (60°C)|
|Humidity||0-80% RH , Non-condensing|
|Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)||> 300,000 Hours|
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the USB port on these devices supports keyboard and mouse input only.
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