Avocent 16-Port, 2 Digital Path, Single-AC input Power Supply



Replaced by: Avocent MPU2016DAC
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The Avocent MergePoint Unity MPU2016 is a KVM over IP 16-Port Serial Console Switch with 2 Digital Path and a single-AC input Power Supply.

This unique combination provides IT Administrators a complete remote management solution to access and control servers, networking equipment, and other devices found in data centers and branch offices.

The MergePoint Unity switches enhance the in-band management typically done through the NIC of IT equipment by providing secure and remote Out-of-band connections directly to the physical KVM, USB, and Serial ports. This unified approach enables IT administrators a faster method to diagnose, reconfigure, or restore equipment to meet SLA's and minimize downtime.

Avocent MergePoint MPU2016 Backview

Avocent MergePoint MPU2016 Backview

Avocent MergePoint MPU2016 Features:

  • Complete, full-featured remote server management from a single user interface.
  • Remote KVM and serial console access are both included in the design of the MergePoint Unity switches.
  • The MergePoint Unity switches can operate out of the box or can be managed by the DSView 3 software to allow a single method to manage and access all the MergePoint Unity switches that exist.
  • Supports LDAP when used alone or can be managed with the DSView 3 management software to add more authentication and reporting options.
  • The MergePoint Unity switch has virtual media capabilities to map USB storage devices and Smart Card/ Common Access Card (CAC) readers.
  • All MergePoint Unity switches come with virtual media capabilities.
  • The MergePoint unity switches offer dual 10/100/1000 ethernet ports on all models and options for models with dual power supplies.
  • Dedicated power control ports to connect and control Avocent rack PDUs (sold separately) for integrated power control and measurement.


Avocent MergePoint MPU2016 Application Diagram

Avocent MergePoint MPU2016 Application Diagram

Avocent MergePoint MPU2016 Specifications:

Height 1.72 in. (4.4 cm.)
Width 17.0 in. (43.2 cm.)
Depth 14 in. (34 cm.)
Weight (without cables) 8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg.)
Form Factor 1-U rack mountable
Power Specifications  
Number MPU8032DAC/4032DAC/2016DAC/1016DAC: 2 power supplies
MPU08032/4032/2016/1016: 1 power supply
Type Internal
Power MPU8032DAC/8032: 24W; MPU4032DAC/4032: 18W; MPU2016DAC/2016: 13W; MPU1016DAC/1016: 12W
Heat Dissipation MPU8032DAC/8032: 82 BTU/hr MPU4032DAC/4032: 62 BTU/hr
MPU2016DAC/2016: 45 BTU/hr MPU1016DAC/1016: 41 BTU/hr
AC Input Range 100-240 VAC
AC Frequency 50-60Hz autosensing
AC Input Current Rating 1.25 A
AC Input Power (max) 40W
Server Ports  
Number 16 port models- MPU2016DAC/2016/1016DAC/1016
Modules supported PS/2, Sun, USB and Serial modules sold separately
Connectors 8-pin modular
Sync Types Separate horizontal and vertical
Input Video Resolution 640 x 480 @ 60 Hz; 800 x 600 @ 75 Hz; 960 x 700 @ 75 Hz; 1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz; 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz
Supported Cabling 4-pair UTP CAT 5 or CAT 6, 45 meters maximum length
Network Connection  
Number 2
Type 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Local Port  
Number 1
Type USB and VGA
USB Device Port  
Number 5
Type USB 2.0
Modem Port  
Number 1
Type RS-232 serial
Connectors 8-pin modular
PDU Port- used to manage supported PDUs through a direct serial port connection
Number 2
Type RS-232 serial
Connector 8-pin modular
Ambient Atmospheric Condition Ratings
Temperature Operating;32 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit (0 to 50 degrees Celsius) Non-operating: -4 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 to 70 degrees Celsius)
Humidity Operating:20% to 80 % relative humidity (non-condensing) Non-operating: 5% to 95% relative humidity, 38.7 degrees C maximum wet bulb temperature
Safety and EMC Standards Approvals and Markings
Safety certifications and EMC certifications for this product are obtained under one or more of the following designations: CMN (Certification Model Number),
MPN (Manufacturer's Part Number) or Sales Level Model designation. The designation that is referenced
Question: Is this product truly discontinued as stated above or is that a misprint? If so, do you know of a substitute for it?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The single power supply version of this switch, the MPU2016-001 featured above, is discontinued. The Dual AC input version, the MPU2016DAC-001 can be found here: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/mpu2016dac.html.

Again, thank you for your question, we will add a prominent link the the Dual AC unit in the discontinuation notification.

Question: Is this device capable of auditing security event? i.e at a minimum audit CDA connections, user login/logouts, configuration changes, setting changes, privileged access?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The MergePoint Unity series is designed as a configurable platform for managing all your servers. The MPU2016 appliance has some features and logs inside of the unit meant specifically for auditing security. The internal log will show you who logged in, when, etc. You can also setup users (Local) to provide rights to any specific target, or group of targets. Advanced Logging and management can be accomplished with the DSView software where you can add many MPU units, and other Avocent Hardware and manage it through there. However as mentioned above, the MPU2016 by itself can handle most of what you are looking for.

For more information regarding logging and management, please refer to the MergePoint Unity Installer / User Guide (PDF) and/or the DSView 4 Install Guide (PDF).