SmartAVI 8-Port Keyboard Mouse Switch with USB 2.0 Sharing



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Model: 8 Port

The SKM-08 System (SKM-08S) enables users to manage and switch KM (Keyboard and Mouse) functions of eight connected computers, including multi-head computers. With support of multiple displays per computer, users can create the ultimate KM environment. This can be a superior solution to operating a KVM switch, especially among multi-head computers. Users can simply connect the monitors directly to the computers and use the SKM-08 to switch between computers for KM operation.

  • Manage eight connected computers
  • Dedicated processors for emulation
  • Full keyboard and mouse emulation
  • PASS (Progressive Automatic Screen Switching) technology for automatic switching following the user's mouse movement
  • Front-panel, Hot Key switching and RS-232 control
  • Independent USB 2.0 and Audio Switching
  • Driverless operation for easy implementation, including multi-head use

SmartAVI SKM-08 System typical application diagram
SKM-08 Typical Installation with Eight Single Monitor Computers

Driverless Screen Configuration / Switching

The SKM-08 is completely driverless, requiring no software or updates (although the device has the capability for firmware updates). It is compatible with virtually any PC and all major operating systems without the need for software downloads, and it supports all USB 2.0 devices. With full USB keyboard and mouse emulation, the SKM-08 delivers the utmost in user-friendly operation. Furthermore, the device enables users to control KM functions on one computer while maintaining the connection of other USB peripheral devices on another connected computer simultaneously, without interruption for improved workflow.

Users can switch inputs via the buttons on the front panel, via hot keys, or via RS232 control. Users can also switch using a double click of a mouse's center button (known as Mouse Gesture Switching). In single-head mode, users can switch computers with SmartAVI's new PASS (Progressive Automatic Screen Switching) technology, which enables the device to automatically switch computers based on where the user's mouse goes. It's a quick, efficient and intuitive way to provide smooth switching that corresponds with a user's cursor movement.

Multi-Head Computer Operation

SmartAVI SKM-08S application diagram w quad-head and dual head computers
SKM-08 Installation Showing Quad-Head and Dual-Head Computers

The SKM-08 allows numerous displays to be used with its eight connected computers. That means multiple multi-head computers can be managed with no drivers required. Users can connect up to eight 16-head computers, for example, or up to eight quad-head computers, and so on. PASS is not available when using multi-head computer configurations, but users can easily switch using the device's other supported switching protocols, including Mouse Gesture Switching.

Height 1.75 in. (44 mm.)
Width 12.6 in. (320 mm.)
Depth6.6 in. (168 mm.)
Weight38 lbs. (17 kg.)
Operating Temperature32-131°F (0-55 °C)
Storage Temperature-4-185 °F (-20-85 °C)
Relative HumidityUp to 95%
Signal TypeUSB 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0 w/ internal hub
CPU Ports(8) USB Type B (female)
User Control Interface(2) USB Type-A for keyboard and mouse connection only
(2) USB Type-A for USB 2.0 transparent
Front PanelTactile switch
RS-232Via control @ 9600 bps
Hot KeysVia keyboard
MousePASS Technology and Mouse Gesture Switching
ApprovalsUL, CE, ROHS Compliant
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UPC 813280015585
EAN 0813280015585
Question: what voltage does this unit require? does it use power supply? is it rated 11/230VAC 50/60HZ
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. We have confirmed with the manufacturer that the SKM-08 uses a 5 volt 4 amp DC power supply rated at 110-230VAC 50/60Hz.

Question: Does the SKM-08S come with the USB cables? Is it available in rack mount?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The SmartAVI SKM-08S package contents include the SKM-08 KVM Switch and the PS5VDC4A power adapter. You can find the required USB A to USB B cables here.