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Avocent SwitchView SC 1x8 Secure KVM w/ CAC Reader Support

SC280-001

$925.00

Discontinued
Replaced by: Avocent SwitchView SC380
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The Avocent Cybex SwitchView SC280-001 is a 1x8 KVM Switch with CAC reader support intrusion detection.  The SwitchView SC200 switch allows desktop IT administrators to deploy a single CAC reader that will switch to all computers connected to the switch. (CAC support is required for all government employees attempting to log in to government systems and is specified in the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 [HSPD12].)

This KVM Switch includes three layers of tamper-proof hardware security to enhance security at the desktop.  In addition, SwitchView SC200 switch ensures that only USB human interface devices (HIDs) function on target computers by constantly monitoring all devices attached to the console ports. This KVM switch ignores communication from non-HIDs (such as flash drives, hard disk drives, cameras and printers) when switching data to the target. In situations where the only USB port(s) for HIDs are enabled on the target computer, the SwitchView SC switch will not introduce security vulnerabilities.  The SwitchView SC200 switch offers flexible connectivity with support for USB and/or PS/2 peripherals and target computers.

Avocent SwitchView SC Features & Benefits:

  • CAC support. USB Common Access Card (CAC) readers
  • Software security: U.S designed firmware allows only keyboard and mouse human interface devices (HID) to switch to the target computers. Devices that can be considered unsecure such as flash drives or other mass storage devices, cameras and all other USB devices are strictly prohibited by the switch firmware
  • Three layers of hardware security:
    • Tamper-evident tape: A visual indication of an attempt to gain access to the internal components of the switch
    • Chassis intrusion detection: Prevents malicious tampering with the unit. If the cover is removed from the switch, the switch becomes inoperable and the LEDs flash
    • Locked memory: Prevents tampering and reprogramming of the firmware
  • Secure channels. Two to eight fully secure channels
  • Clears buffer. Automatically clears the keyboard buffer immediately after data is transmitted through the switch, so no data is ever left in the switch.
  • Certification. NIAP Validation to EAL4+ in process
  • User: Includes USB and/or PS/2 peripheral and target computer support for seamless desktop transition.  USB CAC reader support. Provides VGA video resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 85Hz

Avocent SwitchView SC 200 Series Application Diagram
Avocent SwitchView SC 200 Series Application Diagram

Avocent SC280 Specifications::

Mechanical  
Height 1.72 in. (4.37 cm.)
Width 10.36 in. (26.31 cm.)
Depth 5.68 in. (14.43 cm.)
Weight 2.3 lbs. (1 kg.)
Environmental  
Operating Temperature 32˚ to 104˚ F (0˚ to 40˚C)
Storage Temperature 4˚ to 122˚ F (-20˚ to 50˚C)
Power  
Operating Voltage 100-240V
Power Frequency 50-60 HZ
Input .8A
Supported Hardware  
Computers IBM, Sun, PC/AT, USB, PS/2 and 100% compatibles
Monitor VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WVGA, WSVGA, WXGA, WSXGA, WUXGA, and HDTV. Maximum Resolution: 2048x1536@85Hz
Peripherals USB and/or PS/2 keyboard, USB and/or PS/2 mouse
Standards  
Approved Agency CE, UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No 60950-1, EN60950
FCC Part 15 Class B, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, 61000-3-2, 61000-3-3, VCCI Class B, Ctick, CISPR22, ICES-003, PENDING NIAP Common Criteria EAL4+
Question: Replacing SC280-001s with SC840-001's, but I can't replace the existing cables from the hosts to the KVM. Do you have an adapter cable from DB25 to DVI-D and PS2? Thanks.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The Avocent SC280 cables utilize a proprietary non-standard pin-out for the DB25 connectors that carry VGA and PS2 signals; Unfortunately we would not recommend adapting the SC280 cables for the newer SC840 KVM switch.