Raritan Paragon Cat5 KVM Switch



Replaced by: Raritan P2-UMT1664M
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Maximum Paragon Power with Cat5 Simplicity, Providing 10,000 Server KVM Scalability for the Enterprise

The Raritan Paragon 16-user, 64-port (UMT1664-RK) Matrix Switching Unit provides a Category 5 UTP cable-based KVM solution with scalability to enable access to 64 users to control up to 10,000 servers in an enterprise environment.

The Raritan Paragon UMT1664-RK Matrix Switching Unit represents a continuation of Raritan's strategy of developing a full line of secure, flexible KVM switching and connectivity products to enable the largest enterprises to optimize access and control mission-critical devices in their data centers. This product is the first that accommodates scalability to 10,000 servers for as many as 64 users, and provides more than 500 user profiles. It features a compact 2U form factor to conserve rack space. A built-in expansion port will enable future "daisy-chaining" of Matrix Switching Units to expand the number of users while conserving device ports.

Paragon Compatibility
The Raritan Paragon UMT1664-RK supports the same Paragon User Station and CIMs as the rest of the Paragon family. It also supports all Paragon Ready products for management of all data center devices in a Paragon-centric environment, including Raritan's Z-Series and MasterConsole MXU2 for high-density server access, ConsoleSwitch SCS232 for access to serial devices, and TeleReach for remote access over IP or dial-up modem.

Enterprise-class solution

Paragon is a scalable, multi-platform, Cat5-based server management system with an impressive array of innovations that set it apart from traditional KVM switches. A flexible, high performance stand-alone KVM solution, its high port-density, Category 5 UTP connections, multi-platform compatibility and thin form factor also make it ideal for tiered configurations that will enable economical, secure, non-blocked multi-user access to 10,000 servers up to 1,000 feet from up to 64 users.

Innovative modular architecture

Paragon distributes switching and control functions across three modular, intelligent building blocks. Distributing KVM switching functions satisfies the most challenging server management requirements: meeting space, distance and capacity needs; eliminating any single point of failure; supporting scalable growth; and reducing total cost of ownership.

A Paragon system consists of the following components, all connected using enhanced Category 5 UTP cable:

  • Matrix Switching Unit--an intelligent, non-blocking control center that connects users to selected computers. It includes RJ45 jacks for connecting up to 2, 4, 8, or 16 User Stations and up to 16, 32, 42, or 64 Computer Interface Modules (CIMs).
  • User Station--connects each user console (PS/2 or Sun keyboard, mouse, and monitor) to the Matrix Switching Unit and provides user interface to computers.
  • Computer Interface Module (CIM)--connects each computer to the Matrix Switching Unit and provides dedicated, keep-alive keyboard/mouse emulation and fail-safe KVM access.
  • 1U design supports 2, 4, 8 users, up to 42 servers
  • 2U design supports 16 users, up to 64 servers
  • Expand to 32 users with Raritan's UKVMP2 or CIMPAC8R
  • Expand to 64 users with Raritan's HUBPAC8R
  • Expand to 10,000 servers*
  • 19" rack mounting brackets
  • Locate users and computers up to 1,000 feet apart
  • Simple plug and play, auto-configure installation
  • Hot-swappable components
  • Platform-specific CIMs for PS/2, Sun, USB, serial devices
  • User Station supports both PS/2 and Sun keyboards
  • Supports high-resolution video--to 1600 x 1200
  • Powerful on-screen user interface for simple operation
  • Customized user profiles -- up to 512*
  • Flexible, multi-level security for authorized server access
  • Three system operation modes:
    • Private mode--exclusive user control of selected computer
    • PublicView mode--users can share video of selected computer
    • PC-Share mode--users can share operation of selected computer
  • Flash firmware upgrades
  • User Station supports access to local PC via UKVMSPD
  • Add remote access over IP or modem with Raritan's TeleReach
  • Seamless compatibility with Paragon Ready products such as Raritan's MasterConsole MXU2 and Z-Series™ Z4200U and IBMx330 with C2T technology
Question: Hi, I got the D2CIM-VUSB, is it compatible with the UMT1664?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, no, the D2CIM-VUSB is not compatible with the Paragon series of KVM switch. The D2CIM is compatible with the KX II, KX III, KSX II, LX series of KVM.

Additionally, the original Paragon series has been discontinued for a number of years and no currently available CIMs are compatible.