NTI Nodemux 2X8 Sun PC Multi-Platform KVM Switch



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The NODEMUX¨ SUN PC Multi-Platform Matrix KVM switch enables up to 2 users to individually command or simultaneously share up to 8 computers.

This low-cost switch accesses PC, MAC, and SUN computers (and USB computers with NTI adapters). PC, SUN or MAC keyboards and mice can be connected by using adapter cables.

  • Equipped with On Screen Display (OSD), Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and RS232 control.
  • The advanced OSD user interface with password security makes the NODEMUX Matrix switch simple and reliable to use in Enterprise data centers.
  • Rackmount model
  • Users can power-down the switch without rebooting attached computers.
  • Dedicated microprocessors prevent CPUs from locking up, ensuring reliable control.
  • Use as a single or multi-platform switch.
  • Users can work individually or share one computer.
  • Dimensions: 19" x 10" x 3.5"
  • Cables sold separately


  • Hosts
    • Supports PS/2 platform computers, including laptops, HP 9000, Silicon Graphics and IBM RS6000.
    • Supports SUN, including ULTRAsª, SUN Bladeª 100, SUN Blade 1000, SUN Fireª 280R, SUN Fire V20z and SUN Rayª (using NTI's USB-SUN adapter).
    • Supports MACs, including G4,G5 and Xserve (using NTI's USB-ADB adapter).
  • Mouse
    • Smooth mouse movement.
    • Mice are hot-pluggable.
    • Compatible with all standard 2-button PS/2 mice as well as the following:
      • Microsoft IntelliMouse¨.
      • Logitech (and other) 3-button mice.
      • Alps Glidepoint Touchpad (extended functions-i.e. tapping, etc.-are not supported).
      • Cirque Glidepoint Touchpad.
      • IBM Scroll Point mouse (extended stick functions are not supported).
      • Kensington Orbit Trackball.
      • Logitech 2-button Wheel Mouse.
      • Microsoft Ballpoint mouse.
    • SUN 3-button mice are supported.
      • Wheel on IntelliMouse emulates SUN's third mouse button.
    • MAC 1-button mice are supported.
    • + CLICK on the MAC mouse emulates SUN/PC right click.
  • Monitor
    • Supports crisp & clear 1900x1200 video resolution with no degradation.
    • A multiscan VGA monitor is required to display the different video outputs from different platforms.
    • Bandwidth is 150 Mhz.
  • Keyboard
    • User devices can be PS/2, SUN or MAC.
    • Keyboard is hot-pluggable.
    • MAC and SUN startup keys are supported on all platforms of input devices.
    • Keystrokes are translated across platforms.
  • Connectors
    • Female 8-pin miniDIN keyboard and mouse connectors
    • Female 15-pin HD connectors
  • Power
    • AC adapter
  • Environmental
    • Operating temperature: 32°F to 100°F (0°C to 38°C).
    • Storage temperature: -20°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C).
    • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
  • RS232 Control
    • Control
      • Female DB9 connector.
      • Baud rate 300 through 9600.
      • Address up to 15 units, all of which can be daisy-chained and controlled by one serial port.
    • Commands
      • RS - causes switch to reset so that IN1 connects to OUT1, IN2 connects to OUT2.
      • CS - causes one INx/OUTx connection to occur.
      • CA - causes all inputs to connect to specified output.
      • RO - reads what input is connected to specified output.
      • RU - reads size of matrix, reports number of inputs and number of outputs on specified switch.
  • On Screen Display (OSD)
    • Select and control computers by name.
    • Type +<'> to activate OSD.
    • Select or list computers by name or port number.
    • Names can be up to 12 characters long.
    • Control, Scan, & Broadcast functions.
    • Shows names of computers on cascaded switches up to 128 ports.
    • Search Mode lets the user type in the first few letters of the computer's name and the OSD will locate it.
    • Help Screens assist users with the OSD.
    • Display the power status of each computer.
    • OS- and software-independent.
    • Our OSD comes built into your switch, so you do not have to install additional hardware or software.
  • Security Features built into OSD
    • Advanced security included with switch.
    • Each user password & name can be up to 15 characters long, and each switch can store up to 63 users.
    • Administrator can enable or disable all security features and select which computers each user can access.
    • Once security is enabled, a user or administrator must "login" in order to access any of the computers connected to the switch.
NTI NODEMUX Series Multi-user / Universal KVM Switch Installation and Operation Manual