kvm questions

Stephen C. Tweedie sct at redhat.com
Mon May 15 05:51:29 PDT 2000


On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 01:02:53AM -0400, Store11 at aol.com wrote:
> I have experienced the same thing with my Belkin F4D104-OSD KVM switch. I heard that cheaper KVM switches did not work very well. I went with the Belkin because it was higher priced (about $250 USD) and I have had good luck with other Belkin products. 
> The graphics & video are fine at 16 million colors @ 1280x1024, however the mouse & keyboard would stop responding every few channel changes. 
> IMHO every kvm switch has problems (except possibily the most expensive). Has anyone had GOOD luck with a particular KVM switch?

I'm typing this from a Belkin OmniView SE-4.  I haven't had the slightest
problem with it.  I've got machines on it running anything between VGA 
text and 1280*1024*16, and there is no noticeable signal degradation.
Keyboard and mouse both work flawlessly, and it copes just fine with the
fact that some of my machines are running ps/2 keyboards+mice, some are
running AT keyboards and serial mice.  It switches between them

You can connect multiple OmniViews to manage more than 4 systems from a
single console (up to 4 omniviews -> up to 16 managed systems).

I'm very satisfied with it.


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