8-port Secure EAL4+ KVM, Dual Monitor DVI-I (dual-link) - USB 3.0 Peripheral Port (CAC), Audio


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

Vertiv Cybex SC985 Brochure (PDF)
Vertiv Cybex SC985 Manual (PDF)

The Cybex SC985 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 SC985 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 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 SC985 a great investment. Experience true image reproduction with support dual-link DVI-I, which delivers resolutions up to UHD 4K (3840X2160 @ 30), via DVI to HDMI cable. 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 SC985 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 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 SC945 supports dual-link DVI-I, which delivers resolutions up to UHD 4K (3840X2160 @ 30), via DVI to HDMI cable.

         *** 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-I cables

SC945 KVM Back View
Note: This image is of the 4 port model.  The SC985 is similar, but with 4 more banks of ports.

SC945 back view

Cybex SC985-001 Specifications:

Height 2.2 in (56 mm)
Width 17.3 in (439 mm)
Depth7.3 in (185 mm)
Weight6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
Video2 x DVI-I, single-link/dual-link
HDMI and VGA with adapter
MAX ResolutionUHD 4K - 3840X2160 pixels @ 30 Hz (via DVI to HDMI cable)
DVI dual-link - 2560X1600 pixels @ 60 Hz (via DVI cable)
VGA - 2048X1536 pixels
Operating Temperature32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Storage Temperature-4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)
Humidity0-80% RH, non-condensing
Operating Voltage100 to 240VAC
Power Consumption45W Max Internal
Device Support
CertificationsCE, RCM, FCC class B, VCCI, TUV US, TUV Canada
Warranty3 Year

Avocent Cybex (by Vertiv) SC985 is also known as SC 985

UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 636430082356
EAN 0636430082356
Question: Does the switch come with any DVI-I cables or?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The SC985 doesn't ship with cables. You can use a combination of the following KVM cables with the Avocent SC985:
6ft Avocent CBL0148
10ft Avocent CBL0149

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