The ServShare II is available with four ports. It uses standard connectors throughout so you can connect your equipment easily using common inexpensive cabling. For maximum convenience, the ServShare II may be powered using the supplied power supply or, for many applications, may draw its power from the attached computer via the keyboard interface. Coupled together with the small and compact size, the interface powering feature ensures a neat installation.
The ServShare supports a high 280MHz video bandwidth and incorporates a user-selectable video boost function which provides video amplification to compensate for losses introduced by long video cables. High video resolutions up to 1600 x 1280 are supported and super high resolutions exceeding 1900 x 1440 may be achieved when short cables are used. To ensure maximum future compatibility, Black Box has stored the ServShare’s firmware in flash upgradeable memory which may be user-upgraded via the keyboard port.
The ServShare II automatically manages access to the computer or ServSwitch on a timeout basis by only allowing one KVM console to be “active” at any one time. The video signal is distributed to all the consoles and the “inactive” state is indicated to the user by the rhythmic flashing of the keyboard’s num, caps and scroll lights. After the ServShare has detected no keyboard or mouse activity from the “active” console for the timeout period, access to the computer is made available to the other consoles.
The ServShare is ideal for expanding the number of consoles that share access to your computer or KVM switch.
The high bandwidth capability, video boost facility and the ability to support long video cable runs (up to 30 metres) make the ServShare a good choice for video splitting and local video broadcast applications.
(requires opt. power supply PS649)
“Square matrix” KVM switching applications
ServShare II has been designed to closely integrate with the popular range of ServSwitch Duo and Quadro products to produce “square matrix” and other advanced KVM switch configurations. “Square matrix” systems have about the same number of console connections as user connections. Using a combination of ServShares and ServSwitch Quadro products, a 16 by 16 matrix KVM switch may be constructed that has a high degree of in-built redundancy.
Share mode — Automatic with 2 or 5 second timeout. Inactive consoles indicated by flashing keyboard indicators.
Connectors — 15-way HD socket for all video. 6-way min-DIN socket for all keyboard and mouse (colour coded). 2.5mm power jack.
KV221A: 145mm (w), 26mm (h), 75mm (d);
KV421A: 145mm (w), 44mm (h), 75mm (d).
Indicators — Keyboard and mouse activity indicators (per port), power indicator.
Keyboard support — Modes 1,2 and 3. PS/2 and AT compatible. Supports extra keys on “Internet” style keyboards transparently.
Mouse support — 2 button, 3 button, wheel and IntelliMouse style mice with PS/2 connections.
Video — 280MHz analogue video at resolutions up to 1900 x 1440. DDC connected to monitor port 1.
Cable lengths — 30m max. cable run (input + output) for video only applications when used with power supply.
Hardware compatibility — IBM compatible PCs, Alpha, SGI and RS/6000. ServSwitch products. Special integration features provided for operation with ServSwitch Duo and Quadro products.
Software compatibility — Compatible with all known software including Windows 3, 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, ME etc., DOS, NetWare, Linux and Unix.
Approvals — CE marked.
Flash upgradeability — Via the keyboard port from a computer.
Power — Power supply rated at 5V DC, 2A. Product is fuse protected with auto-resettable fuse. (PS649-R2)
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