Raritan MasterConsole 8 Port SUN KVM Switch



Replaced by: Raritan MCCAT18
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Simple, Central Multi-user Control for Sun Servers

The Raritan MasterConsole SMX18 is a full-featured, Sun-specific KVM switch with models to enable one user with a Sun keyboard, monitor, and mouse, to access and operate 8 Sun servers. You can expand to control up to 256 Sun servers by cascading Raritan MasterConsole SMX18 units.

Secure, Flawless Operation of Business Critical Systems

The advanced on-screen user interface with multi-level security makes operation with the Raritan MasterConsole SMX18 simple and secure. Raritan's unique intelligent emulation technology, which dedicates an individual processor to each channel, means smooth, flawless bootup and operation. Just connect Sun servers, plug in a user console (Sun keyboard, Sun monitor, Sun mouse), and operate.


  • Raritan MasterConsole SMX18 models to connect to 8 Sun servers with one user
  • Optional 19" rack mounting brackets
  • Cascade Raritan SMX18 units for access and control of up to 256 Sun servers
  • Also connect any headless, ASCII device with Raritan's ASCII Terminal Converter AUATC
  • Dedicated emulators to prevent keyboard/mouse lockup
  • "Keep-alive" design ensures non-stop server operation in case of power loss to the switch
  • Supports high-resolution video - to 1600 x 1200
  • Connect Sun servers, user consoles, and cascaded units with tangle-proof, coaxial cable in lengths of 2 feet to 60 feet
  • Use Cat5 Reach to connect computers, user consoles, and cascaded units up to 1,000 feet
  • Supports 15 pin and 13W3 video connectors
  • On-screen user interface for simple operation and system management
  • Assign meaningful names to connected Sun servers and select by name from pop-up, on-screen menus
  • Store up to 60 user names, each with personalized operating profile and optional password for security
  • Individual user functions to AutoSkip inactive channels, AutoScan at variable rates, and PublicView feature for video sharing
  • Multi-level security to ensure authorized access to each server by each user
  • On-site, flash firmware upgrades from a PC
  • PC Windows program to maintain configuration data and to track real-time user activity
  • Sun Microsystems Solaris Ready