Avocent SwitchView SC620 1x2 Secure KVM


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Ports: 2 Port
Video Output: Single Monitor
Features: Audio

The AvocentĘ 2-port SwitchView SC620-001 offers proven, secure access for any desktop environment where security is mandatory. NIAP validated to EAL2+, the SC620 secure KVM switch provides multiple levels of physical security, and controlled USB connectivity (limited to keyboard and mouse only). Consolidate multiple workstations of varying security classification levels with one keyboard, monitor and mouse without compromising network security.

The Avocent SwitchView SC620 switch includes multiple layers of security including tamper-proof hardware security at the desktop. In addition, the SC620 ensures that only the keyboard and mouse function on target computers, by constantly monitoring all devices attached to the console ports. The SC620 ignores communication from all other USB devices (such as flash drives, hard disk drives, cameras and printers) when switching data to the target.In situations where the only USB port(s) are those enabled on the target computer, the SwitchView SC switch will not introduce security vulnerabilities.

Avocent SwitchView SC620 Secure KVM Switch Back View
Avocent SwitchView SC620 Secure KVM Switch Back View

Avocent SC620 Features & Benefits:

  • NIAP Common Criteria validated to EAL2+.
  • Software Security. U.S. designed firmware: allows only keyboard and mouse human interface devices (HIDs) to switch to the target computers. Devices considered unsecure, such as flash drives or other mass storage devices, cameras and all other USB devices, are strictly prohibited by the switch firmware.
  • Physical 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 switch. 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: Four fully secure channels isolated to 60db. Safely switch between computers operating at different classification levels - without compromising network security.
  • Clears buffer: Automatically clears the keyboard buffer immediately after data is transmitted through the switch, so no data is ever left in the switch
Avocent SC620 Specifications:
Height 1.7 in. (4.32 cm.)
Width 10.4 in. (26.42 cm.)
Depth7.2 in. (18.29 cm)
Weight3.2 lbs. (1.5 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
Input Power30W
Device Support 
ComputersUSB and single-head DVI-I
VideoDual-link DVI-I, VGA (with adapter)
maximum resolution 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
PeripheralsUSB keyboard USB mouse only, (per Common Criteria Protection Profile v2.1)
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
Warranty3 Year
UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 636430068916
EAN 0636430068916
Question: we have Avocent SwitchView SC620 used on a DELL ultrasharp U3014 monitor. use DVI link with DP port since NO VGA port on the monitor. Cannot get the signal to screen. any help much appreciate
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, because user environments are so very different, detailed product support is beyond the scope of this FAQ.

Having said that, here are a couple of ideas. First off, looking at the monitor specs, it appears the monitor only accepts digital video signals. If this is the case, the target machines will also likely need a digital video source. We do not believe there is any active conversion of the video signal going on, so both source and target would need to be digital or analog.

We did note that the monitor accepts a dual-link DVI-D input, rather than adding an adapter to go to DisplayPort, it may work better to go directly to the DVI-D. (Please see the additional information from the manual below about connecting a digital source to the KVM)

Additional information from the product manual regarding different video adapters.
Monitor Video Adapters
The local port connectors and cable connectors on the SC620 switch are DVI-I. Analog monitors require an adapter to connect to the VGA port (VAD-27). Monitors with digital-only connectors can be plugged directly into the DVI-I connector on the SC620/640 switch.

Target Server Video Connectors
All of the target video connectors and cable connectors on the SC620 switch are DVI-I. Target servers with analog connectors require an adapter to connect to the VGA port (VAD-28). Target servers with digital only connectors must use an adapter to match up with the DVI-D port (VAD-31).

For additional Support options, please contact Avocent directly. We also recommend using the Avocent Support community which can be found at this link: http://community.emerson.com/networkpower/support/avocent/ . In addition to the general support community, there is a SwitchView SC specific Wiki that can be found here: http://community.emerson.com/networkpower/support/avocent/desktop/switchviewsec/.

Question: SC620-001 does it pass NSA TEMPEST?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The Avocent SC620 is not certified TEMPEST. Adder Technologies recently came out with a few TEMPEST rated Secure KVM Switches that we will be adding online shortly. In the mean-while, if you are interested in the Adder TEMPEST Secure KVMs, please feel free to contact your KVM Switches Online sales representative directly for a quote.