Avocent 15ft USB CAT 5 integrated access cable
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Avocent USBIAC-15 is a 15ft USB CAT 5 integrated KVM access cable designed to reduce cable bulk. Use the USBIAC-15 cable to convert keyboard, monitor and mouse signals from a server through a single integrated CAT 5 cable to your switch. The USBIAC-15 cable draws its power from the server and has Keep Alive functionality that will keep your server working properly with or without connectivity to the Avocent KVM switch or serial console switch. The USBIAC-15 supports USB 2 peripheral devices (Virtual media & Smart card/CAC) on Avocent Mergepoint KVM switches.
The Avocent USBIAC-15 is a MPUIQ-VMCHS KVM dongle with a built-in 15ft CAT5 cable.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. In general, the AVRIQ-USB2 will provide support for smart card readers and virtual media support.
However, the AV3200 does not support virtual media so the difference between the two would be that the USBIAC-15 has a set distance of 15 feet between server and switch, whereas the AVRIQ-USB2 can have a custom cable length up to 100 feet.
Question: how is this different from the MPUIQ-VMCHS
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,
The main difference between the USBIAC-15 and the MPUIQ-VMCHS is that the USBIAC integrated cables are integrated with a CAT cable and thus are a specific length. The Avocent CIMs are standalone dongles with skew compensators that allow you to plug a CAT cable of any length (up to 150 ft). I would recommend the USBIAC cables if your know your environment will stay the same, and the MPUIQ-VMCHS dongles if have any plans or possibility of changing your configuration.
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