Compaq 8 port Switch Box for Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse KVM
Compaq Server Console Switches are key components for rack mount implementations. The family of Compaq Server Console Switches allows multiple servers in a rack to be accessed and managed by one keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
Compaq Server Console Switches can be connected in a tiered fashion, to increase server access from 4 or 8 servers to as many as 64 servers. Switching between computers is accomplished by typing a switching command at the keyboard, or by using the mouse to interact with the graphic interface of the selected computer
Easy access to multiple servers
One or more persons can use more than one server or system (i.e., when there is a need to simply switch among several systems).
One person can manage large numbers of servers in an organized fashion, from one console.
Typically, at least 50% savings in floor space can be expected when using Compaq Console Server Switches in rack-mount configurations vs. non-rack mounted server configurations. In one typical lab, console switches were implemented within rack mount configurations to save 67% in required floor space.
With fewer monitors, power bills are reduced considerably: one Compaq Server Console Switch controlling 8 computers from a single monitor reduces the monitor count by 7 (87%).
Air conditioning costs are reduced due to the reduction in heat produced by the eliminated monitors when a Compaq Console Server Switch is implemented and uses only one monitor.