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VGA KVM Matrix Server Switch CAT5 RJ45 UTP

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VGA KVM Matrix Switch via CAT5

CAT5 connectivitity allows consolidated control fo multi-user,
multi-rack server environment up to 305 meters away

Also known as: KVM Matrix Switch CAT5,
multi-user multi-platform kvm switch, CAT5 KVM Server Switch, multiple users multiple computers


Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.

Additional Product Information

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PRIMUX-8x32
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PRIMUX-16X64 (Front & Back)

Features & Applications

The PRIMUX® KVM Matrix Switch via CAT5 provides non-blocking access for up to 16 simultaneous users to up to 64 servers. The switch frees up valuable space by eliminating large KVM switchboxes and bulky hard-to-manage coax cables. It is an ideal solution for high-density server environments.


The PRIMUX system consists of three components: Matrix Switch, connects users to servers; Host Adapters, connect to each server; and User Stations, connect to each set of user-station equipment—keyboard, monitor and mouse. The User Stations and Host Adapters can be located as far as 1,000 feet from each other, and are connected to the matrix switch through CAT5/5e/6 UTP cable.

  • Multi-user, multi-platform, multi-rack access.
  • Platform-specific host adapters for host connection — PS/2, USB, and SUN.
  • Ideal for hazardous/unsecured environments. The User Stations can be located up to 1,000 feet from the servers.
  • Inexpensive CAT5/5e/6 UTP cable replaces bulky KVM cables.
  • Simple plug-and-play auto-configured installation.
    • Servers are discovered as they are powered up, and can be accessed immediately by authorized users.
  • Hot-swap components with no disruption of server operation.
  • Supports video resolutions to 1920x1440.
  • Automatically adjusts the video quality to compensate for varying lengths of CAT5/5e/6 cable.
  • Dedicated microprocessors prevent CPUs from locking up, ensuring reliable control.
  • Real time power status of connected servers.
  • Provides connection to servers during power up at the BIOS level.
  • Command and control provided by OSD of connected User Station.
  • Flash upgradeable.

Specifications

Connectors
  • Female RJ45 input/ output connectors.
  • Female RJ45 Ethernet connector.
    • 10/100BaseT Ethernet interface.
  • Male DB9 connector.
  • Female SCSI 68-pin connector.

PRIMUX User Station and Host Adapter Specifications

Control Methods

On Screen Display
  • Use keyboard or mouse to operate the switch from menus superimposed onto the monitor.
  • Displays the platform, name, and power status of the connected servers.
  • Allows color skew and video compensation fine tuning for optimal video quality.
  • Locate and select servers by name.
  • Names can be up to 16 characters long.
  • Help Screens assist users with OSD.
  • Modify the size and position of the OSD.
  • OS- and software-independent.
  • Various administrator configuration features, including users, servers and user stations.
    Security
    • Administrator can enable or disable all security features and select which servers each user can access.
    • Add or remove authorized users.
    • Set individual user names and passwords for each user.
Modes of Operation
  • Normal– a user connected to a host.
  • Scan– user is subsequently connected to hosts from a list.
  • Sharing– the administrator can select for each host a sharing attribute, which defines multiple user access to the host.
    • None (not shared)– one user is connected to the host and control it. No other user may select nor control that host.
    • Limited (video shared)– one user is connected to and controls the host. Other users may select and see the video output from the host, but not control the host.
    • Full (shared)– a host may be selected by many users; the host is still controlled by one user, but its control may be given to any other user after an inactivity timeout (share idle time).
RS232
  • Configuration can be done through the serial port.
  • Baud rate: 115200.
Ethernet Control
  • Configuration can be done over the Internet via Telnet.
  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet interface.

Cables

  • Use CAT5/5e/6 UTP cable to connect Host Adapters and User Stations to the switch and to daisy chain Host Adapters.
  • Cables not included.
Power
  • 110 or 220 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via IEC connector.
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32°F to 100°F (0°C to 38°C).
  • Storage temperature: -20°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C).
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Warranty
  • Two years
PRIMUX-16x64, Control up to 64 servers in zero rack space

Distances and Resolutions for
CAT5/CAT5e and CAT6 cables
Cable Distance
(m)
Resolution
CAT5/
CAT5e
305 1024x768 at 60Hz
213 1280x1024 at 60Hz
152 1600x1200 at 60Hz
91 1920x1440 at 60Hz
CAT6 244 1024x768 at 60Hz
213 1280x1024 at 60Hz
183 1600x1200 at 60Hz
152 1920x1440 at 60Hz
HA-USB
HA-USB
HA-PS2
HA-PS2
HA-SUN
HA-SUN

KVM Matrix Switch via CAT5 Models

NTI Part #Description Size (mm)
WxDxH
PRIMUX-8X32KVM Matrix Switch via CAT5 - 8 user, 32 port 482x305x44
PRIMUX-16X64KVM Matrix Switch via CAT5 - 16 user, 64 port 482x305x89

User Station

NTI Part #Description Size (mm)
WxDxH
PRIMUX-UZRUser Station 279x279x44

Host Adapter Models

NTI Part #Description Size (mm)
WxDxH
HA-PS2PS/2 Host Adapter 53x94x25
HA-USBUSB Host Adapter 53x94x25
HA-SUNSUN Host Adapter 53x94x25