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KVM Drawer Product Selector

Choose from multiple options for convenient server control at the rack

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KVM Drawers (also know as Rackmount drawer, LCD consoles or KVM trays) are space saving solutions that provide a user console for full system control directly at the 19" rack. Nothing reduces clutter in a server room like KVM drawers that occupy only 1U of valueable rack space when mounting them into a cabinet or rack. They provide a full size keyboard, a touchpad or a trackball plus a 17" display.

Black Box attributes great importance to high quality and durability of all components for a reliable, long-lasting operation. We offer Console drawers with DisplayPort, DVI and VGA video, USB or PS/2 ports we well as keyboard design in multiple languages. All of our KVM drawers feature an ergonomic design for convenient and safe user access.

Technology: Dual Rail
17"
Display
Video Resolution Keyboard Touchpad Integrated
KVM Switching
User access
to computers
Mounting Depth Item/Link
LCD VGA 1280x1024 USB or PS/2 *   (1) local +
(1) IP
600 -1150 mm KVT517A-1IP
LCD VGA 1280x1024 USB or PS/2 * 8-Port
VGA, PS/2 USB
(1) local 600 -1150 mm KVT517A-8UV
LCD VGA 1280x1024 PS/2 * 8-Port
VGA, PS/2
(1) local 600 -1150 mm KVT517A-8PV
LCD VGA 1280x1024 USB or PS/2 * 16-Port
VGA, PS/2 USB
(1) local 600 -1150 mm KVT517A-16UV
LCD VGA 1280x1024 USB or PS/2 * 16-Ports CATx
SAMs with PS/2 or USB, Audio option
(1) local +
(1) IP
600 -1150 mm KVT517A-16CATx-1IP
TFT widescreen DVI 1920x1200 USB * 8-Port
DVI USB
(1) local 600 -1150 mm KVT517A-8DV-WIDE
Technology: Single Rail
17"
Display
Video Resolution Keyboard Touchpad Integrated
KVM Switching
User access
to computers
Mounting Depth Item/Link
LCD DVI, VGA 1280x1024 USB or PS/2 *   (1) local 600 -1150 mm KVT417A-1UV-R3.1
LCD VGA 1280x1024 USB or PS/2 * 8-Port
VGA, PS/2 USB
(1) local 600 -1150 mm KVT417A-8UV-R2
LCD VGA 1280x1024 PS/2 * 8-Port
VGA, PS/2
(1) local 600 -1150 mm KVT417A-8PV-R2
LCD VGA 1280x1024 USB or PS/2 * 16-Port
VGA, PS/2 USB
(1) local 600 -1150 mm KVT417A-16UV-R2
LCD VGA 1280x1024 USB or PS/2 *   (1) local +
(1) IP
600 -1150 mm KVT417A-1IP
LCD VGA 1280x1024 USB or PS/2 * 16-Ports CATx
SAMs with PS/2 or USB, Audio option
(1) local +
(4) IP
600 -1150 mm KVT417A-16CATx-4IP
LED backlight widescreen DisplayPort, DVI, VGA 1920x1200 USB ** no, rear plate holds external KVM switch (1) local 580-800mm KVT1920E-xx-U-R2
LED backlight widescreen DisplayPort, DVI, VGA 1920x1200 PS/2 ** no, rear plate holds external KVM switch (1) local 580-800mm KVT1920E-xx-R2

Notes

* Available keyboard layouts: US, UK, DE, FR, CHN, JP, KA, ES, RU, DK, NL, IT, BE, NO, SE, CH, FI
** Available keyboard layouts: US, UK, Scandinavia, DE, FR, BE, CZ, IT, PT, RU, ES, CH, AR

How to select a KVM drawer

  • Choose from a single-rail design moving the whole KVM drawer or dual-rail design where the display can be slided in or out independently from the keyboard/and mouse drawer. You can even leave the monitor visible when the glass or mesh door of the cabinet is closed.
  • Check the depth of your rack and compare the figure with the mounting depth of the KVM drawer. Black Box KVM drawers are equipped with adjustable universal rails that are easy to install and support a large number of racks.
  • Evaluate which interfaces need to be supported for your server connection. Black Box offers models with digital (DisplayPort and DVI) or VGA video along with USB or PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports. Some also feature a front-panel USB port for memory sticks or crash cart access. If you need to control multiple computers, choose a KVM drawer with an integrated KVM switch
  • Consider the video resolution required for your server control. For routine server maintenance most commonly, a resolution of 1280x1024 is sufficient. For process monitoring, security and equal applications, you will need a wide screen or display with native 1920x1200 resolution.

KVM drawer with integrated KVM switching

For server room applications, where racks hold a larger numbers of servers, a KVM Switch can be integrated in any of the KVM drawers from Black Box – without the need for additional rack space. See the large choice of KVM drawers with integrated switching above, or call our tech support center for compatibility questions with other KVM switches.

 


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