Avocent SwitchView SC380 1x8 Secure KVM - Dual-Link DVI-I (VGA with adapter)



Replaced by: Avocent SC885-001
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Ports: 8 Port
Video Output: Single Monitor
Features: Audio + USB CAC

The Avocent SwitchView™ SC380 secure KVM switch offers proven, secure access for any environment where security is mandatory and expanded USB support is required. The SC380 is NIAP validated to EAL4+ and allows for multiple levels of physical security and CAC capability, enabling you to consolidate multiple workstations of varying security classification levels with one keyboard, monitor and mouse without compromising network security.

The SwitchView™ SC300 series of secure switches includes tamper-proof hardware security at the desktop and discrete processing paths, as well as separate processors for each channel to prevent data transfer between attached devices. In addition, the SC 300 series switch allows a full range of USB peripherals to accommodate any environment.

Avocent SwitchView SC300 series Secure KVM Switch Back View
Avocent SwitchView SC 300 Series Secure KVM Back View
(Note: 4-port SC340 shown)

Common CriteriaAvocent SC380-001 Features & Benefits:

  • NIAP Common Criteria validated to EAL4+
  • Multiple layers of security
    • U.S. custom-designed and loaded firmware
    • Tamper-evident tape: A visual indication of an attempt to gain access to the internal components of the switch
    • Smart Card/CAC Card reader support
    • Locked memory: Prevents tampering and reprogramming of the firmware
  • Secure channels: Four secure channels, each with its own unique processing data path
  • Clears buffer: Automatically clears the keyboard buffer immediately after data is transmitted through the switch, so no data is ever left in the switch
  • Superior User Experience: Industry leading technology provides for seamless switching between channels

Avocent SC380-001 Specifications:

Height 1.7 in. (4.3 cm.)
Width 17.0 in. (26.2 cm.)
Depth9.2 in. (17.8 cm.)
Weight 6 lbs. (2.7 kg.)
Operating Temperature32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Storage Temperature-4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)
Operating Voltage100 - 240 VAC
Power Frequency50/60 Hz
Typical Power Consumption10.7W@(120V), 10.9W@(240V)
Maximum Power Consumption25W@(120V), 25W@(240V)
Device Support 
ComputersUSB and single-head DVI-I
VideoSingle Head, Dual-link DVI-I, VGA (with adapter) maximum resolution 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
PeripheralsUSB keyboard, USB mouse as well as enhanced USB support for devices such as CAC readers and interactive whiteboards
Approved Agency CE, UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No 60950-1, EN60950, FCC Part 15 Class B EN55022 Class B, EN55024 61000-3-3, VCCI Class B, C-Tick CISPR22, ICES-003
WarrantyThree Years
UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 636430062600
EAN 0636430062600
Question: what 12' cable work with teh sc 380
Answer: The CBL0026 is the correct 12' cable for this switch.

Question: will the video feed out to two monitors if a dvi splitter cable is used?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Due to the nature in which KVM switches handle EDID info, we would be hesitant to say that it would work. While this is a dual-link KVM, it is unfortunately not dual-head. Essentially it will allow double the video throughput to a single monitor for greater resolutions than can be accomplished with single-link DVI.

Typically, for that type of setup, you would need a dual-head video card and a dual-head KVM switch.

The Switch view SC780 is an 8-port dual-head KVM in the Secure SwitchView family:

Question: My organization currently has over 270 of the SC4UAD-001 model KVM. Some desks have two of these which we would like to replace with one 8-Port switch. Does the Avocent SwitchView SC380, have the exact same connection ports as the 4UAD-001 with an additional 4 ports?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. It appears that the connections are similar (with DVI-I and USB), but the security features may not be. The SC380 will allow the sharing of some USB devices, where the SC4UAD supported only a USB keyboard and mouse.

According to Avocent, the direct replacement for the SC4UAD-001 would be the SC640-001 (https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/sc640.html) or the SC680-001 (https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/sc680.html for the 8-port model).

There are a number of Avocent Secure SwitchView products available (https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/avocent-switchview-sc.html), depending on your specific need. We would love to speak with you in greater detail about your project. Please contact a KVM Switches Online representative directly at 1-877-586-6654 or via our online chat feature.

Question: I see the SC380 has the Analog pins on the DVI port also. Does this mean it will switch analog signals also if a users want to use an analog only configuration.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This unit supports the DVI-I specification, which will allow for analog or digital DVI connections. Please note, however, it will NOT convert digital signals to analog or vice versa.

Question: Is there an MTBF or failure rate available for this unit?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for Avocent SC380

Temperature (?C)MTBF (hours)MTBF (years)Failure Rate (FIT)

Question: Is there a User's manual available for this SC380 unit?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

Here you go:
- Avocent (by Vertiv) SC-series KVM Manual (PDF)
- Avocent (by Vertiv) SC380 Quick Install Guide (PDF)