Cybex SC 885 Secure 8-Port DVI-I Desktop KVM


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Ports: 8 Computer Ports
Video Type: DVI-I (DVI or VGA w/ adapter)
Video Output: Single Monitor
Features: Audio & USB CAC

Vertiv Cybex SC885 Brochure (PDF)
Vertiv Cybex SC885 Manual (PDF)

The Emerson Cybex SC885 secure desktop KVM is designed to meet the stringent specifications of the U.S. government and comply with the requirements of the latest NAIP protection profile for peripheral sharing devices version 3.0. The SC885 delivers proven security features such as unidirectional data diode technology, which assures complete network isolation while offering user-friendly, easy switching between sources. A Dedicated Peripheral Port (DPP) permits a secure connection to external USB devices, including CAC smart card readers, fingerprint readers and face recognition devices. Patented emulation technology prevents Display Data Channel (DDC) signal leakage; and guards against signal attacks.

Industry-leading security features are complemented with a range of capabilities and productivity features that make the Cybex SC885 a great investment. Experience true image reproduction with support dual-link DVI-I, which delivers resolutions up to 2560 X 1600. NUM Lock, CAPS Lock and Scroll Lock indicators improve user interaction while maintaining unidirectional data flow from peripherals to PC. Additional usability features include, zero delay switching between connected sources and flexible assignment of audio devices.

The Cybex SC885-001 KVM switch delivers strong, effective security management designed to tightly control system and network access and deliver transparent security that does not impede user productivity

  • Outstanding security - Designed to meet the requirements of the latest National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Protection Profile V3.0 for peripheral-sharing devices.
  • Support for USB authentication devices - A dedicated peripheral port (DPP) supports CAC and additional types of authentication devices, such as facial recognition and fingerprint readers.
  • Discrete processing paths - Isolated ports on the switch provide discrete processing paths to each system, preventing data leakage, transfer or crosstalk between adjacent ports.
  • Unique NUM Lock, CAPS Lock and Scroll Lock indicators - While the Cybex series maintains unidirectional data flow, it also provides indicators that alert users when the NUM Lock, CAPS Lock or Scroll Lock is on to improve ease of use.
  • Gain true image reproduction and display flexibility - Cybex KVM switches offer the industry's broadest range of video connections. The SC885 supports dual-link DVI-I for resolutions up to 2560 X 1600.

         *** PLEASE NOTE: For DVI-D video cards please use Vertiv DVI-D only cables. For VGA video cards please use VAD-28 with Vertiv DVI KVM cables

Cybex SC 800 Secure KVM Series Back View
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SC845 back view

Avocent SC885-001 Specifications:

Height 1.7 in (43 mm)
Width 17.3 in (439 mm)
Depth7.3 in (185 mm)
Weight5.4 lbs (12.5 kg)
Audio1 x 3.5 mm stereo female
Video​1 x DVI-I, single-link/dual-link
MAX ResolutionDVI dual-link - 2560 x 1600 @60Hz
Operating Temperature32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Storage Temperature-4° to 140°F (-20° to 60°C)
Humidity0-80% RH, non-condensing
Operating Voltage100 to 240VAC
Power Consumption45W Max Internal
Device Support
ComputersUSB and single-head or dual-head DVI-I
CertificationsCE, RCM, FCC class B, VCCI, TUV US, TUV Canada
Warranty3 Years

Avocent Cybex (by Vertiv) SC885 is also known as SC 885

Question: Is the SC885 rack mountable?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The Avocent (by Vertiv) SC885 can be rack mounted into a standard sever rack using the optional RMK-102 rack mounting kit.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with!

Question: Does the Cybex SC 885 Secure 8-Port DVI-I Desktop KVM allow the Num lock, Caps lock and Scroll lock status lights be passed through so that they may be displayed on the keyboard?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The Avocent (by Vertiv) SC885 passes through any standard HID keyboard / mouse ("USB-HID") signal - including status lights for the Num lock, Caps lock and Scroll lock keys on your keyboard.

If however you were hoping to use those keys as "hotkeys" for switching - please be aware that for security reasons, NIAP certified Secure KVM switches do not support "hotkey" switching method.

Question: Are these SC885 KVM Switches TAA compliant?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

Yes, Avocent (by Vertiv) Cybex SC885-001 KVM Switches are indeed TAA Compliant.

Question: What is the expected lifecycle for this part? (E.G Approximate End of Life (EOL) and/or End of Sale (EOS) date)
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Vertiv has not released expected EOL or EOS dates for this device.

For reference, devices the SC885 is a replacement for, have an EOS date of 3/30/2018 and an EOL date of 6/30/2023.

Again, no announcement has been made for the SC885 and we could not speculate on an expected life-cycle.