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A KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) switch is a hardware device that allows a user to control multiple computers from one or more keyboard, video monitor and mouse. Although multiple computers are connected to the KVM, typically a smaller number of computers can be controlled at any given time.

KVM switches are useful where there are multiple computers, but no need for a dedicated keyboard, monitor and mouse for each one. They are frequently used in data centres where multiple servers are placed in a single rack with a single keyboard, monitor and mouse. A KVM switch then allows data centre personnel to connect to any server in the rack.

RT systems offers KVM solutions from Raritan and Austin Hughes.

Serial Console Management from Raritan
CyberView LCD, Key and KVM from Austin Hughes

Serial console management from Raritan

Raritan serial console solutions give you secure, 24/7, out-of-band control of your serial devices (routers, switches, firewalls, servers) from anywhere in the world.

These serial solutions come in either dedicated secure console servers (Dominion® SX) or as a single unit that combines both KVM-over-IP and serial access (Dominion KSX II).

Whether you need serial access and control in a data centre, server room, or remote office, Raritan provides the necessary tools to give you a single point of control for managing a wide range of IT components.

 

 

 

Dominion SX
Dominion SX is a secure console server for local and remote out-of-band access. It is available in four to 48-port models, making it suitable for environments of any size.

The Raritan Dominion SX serial console servers enable IT professionals to access, monitor and control all their serial devices securely, anytime, from anywhere. Easy to install, simple to use, secure and scalable, this remote management solution provides a single point of control to manage a wide range of servers and IT devices, including:

  • Networking equipment -- routers, Ethernet switches, firewalls.
  • WAN equipment -- ISDN terminal adapters, channel banks, CSU/DSUs, PBX/PABXs and WDM.
  • Servers and headless servers -- Sun® Cobalt™, Solaris™, HP-UX, UNIX®, Linux®, IBM® AIX® and Windows Server™ 2003.
  • Raritan rack PDUs like the RPC series and Dominion PX series.


Dominion SX is a cost-effective solution to increase security and reduce network downtime and IT costs. With Dominion SX, you can:

  • Add new layers of security to protect your network against intrusion and brute-force attacks.
  • Optimise and troubleshoot networks via proactive event notification and data logs.
  • Restore network connectivity and server operation via out-of-band direct serial or dial-up access (built-in modems are available on select models).
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and manage remote locations 24/7 from a single location, minimising travel costs.

Dominion® SX provides local and remote access and control via SSH/Telnet and web browser to manage users, serial servers and other IT devices.

Scalable across hundreds of users and thousands of devices, Dominion SX models support capacities of four to 48 ports, single and dual feed AC and DC power, dual Ethernet LAN options and internal modem options.

Dominion® KSX II               
KVM-over-IP and serial console access in a single appliance.

The innovative Dominion KSX II provides KVM-over-IP and serial console access from a single unit. With four or eight KVM-over-IP ports and four or eight serial ports, this unique switch provides up to 10 users with BIOS-level access and control of up to 16 servers and serial devices using a single keyboard, monitor and mouse.

An ideal solution for branch and remote offices, the Dominion KSX II is also perfect for labs, computer rooms and data centres with racks with serial and KVM-controlled devices.

Raritan’s Dominion KSX II is a combined KVM-over-IP and Serial Console Server appliance. It gives you secure, anytime/anywhere access to all the devices in your remote and branch offices. The KSX II offers award-winning, BIOS-level KVM-over-IP performance, true serial console access and optional remote power control. 

Targeted at branch and remote offices, the Dominion KSX II is also ideal for labs, computer rooms and data centres with racks with serial and KVM-controlled devices. You’ll eliminate travel costs and increase uptime, productivity and security.

The Dominion KSX II secure appliance provides:

  • Award-winning KVM-over-IP performance, reliability, usability and security.
  • Remote console control of serial devices via SSH, Telnet or Raritan Serial Client.
  • Optional remote power control (with Raritan PX™ rack PDUs).
  • Virtual media to install software, run hardware diagnostics, transfer files and for remote booting.
  • Absolute Mouse Synchronization™ which reduces installation time and sets a new standard for mouse synchronisation.
  • Advanced security features like FIPS 140-2 encryption, smart card/common access Card (CAC), 256-bit AES encryption, dual stack IPv4/IPv6 and strong passwords.
  • True serial control with: cut and paste, console logging, keyword alerts and log off commands.
  • Mobile control of servers via iPhone or iPad.
  • Support for servers with VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort video.
  • CommandCenter® Secure Gateway management giving a consolidated view of all IT equipment.

Dominion KSX II offers IP-based access to troubleshoot and manage your remote equipment including: servers, switches, routers, network devices, firewalls, load balancers and more. 

Dominion KSX II is available in two models:

  • DKSX2-144 (4 serial ports; 4 KVM ports)
  • DKSX2-188 (8 serial ports; 8 KVM ports)

KVM-over-IP

Award-winning, enterprise-class KVM-over-IP switches that provide BIOS-level access and control of your servers over your LAN, WAN, Internet connection or dialup.

Dominion KSX II
See above.

Dominion® KX II
Enterprise-class, secure KVM-over-IP remote access and control.

Award-winning, KVM-over-IP switches provide BIOS-level access and control of up to 64 multiplatform servers and serial-based devices.  With standard features such as virtual media, Absolute Mouse Synchronization™, smart card/CAC, blade server, digital video, audio, mobile access, and dual power, the Dominion KXII raises the bar in KVM-over-IP technology.

Coupled with our new Digital CIMs, our Dominion KXII is the most compatible KVM-over-IP switch on the market, supporting VGA, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort for past, present, and future digital video applications.

Deploy individually, or with Raritan’s Command Centre® Secure Gateway (CC-SG). Perfect for computer rooms, labs and branch offices to the largest enterprise data centres.

Dominion® KX II is Raritan's enterprise-class, secure KVM-over-IP switch that provides BIOS-level access and control of up to 64 multiplatform servers and serial-based devices. Perfect for computer rooms, labs and branch offices to the largest enterprise data centres.  As the most compatible KVM-over-IP switch in the market, the Dominion KXII supports analogue VGA, as well as digital DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort video technology, in a single switch.

Dominion® KX II is Raritan's secure, enterprise-class KVM-over-IP switch that provides BIOS-level access and control of up to 64 multiplatform servers and serial-based devices. It raises the bar for digital KVM switches with standard features that maximise performance, security, reliability and productivity.

Coupled with Raritan's new digital CIMs, Raritan's Dominion KXII is the most compatible KVM-over-IP switch supporting past (analogue VGA), present (DVI and HDMI) and future (DisplayPort) video technology, in a single KVM-over-IP solution!

Raritan's standard feature set includes:

  • Universal Virtual Media™ on all models to remotely install OS and software.
  • Absolute Mouse Synchronization™, which allows perfect mouse synchronisation right out of the box.
  • Dual power and dual gigabit Ethernet with automatic failover.
  • Digital video support for a wide range of dual video cards, PC's, workstations, and servers.
  • Digital audio over IP to monitor audio applications on remote servers.
  • Apple iPad and iPhone mobile KVM access and control (CC-SG required).
  • Server access from Windows®, Linux®, Sun® or Mac desktops via a wide range of web browsers or standalone client.
  • Support for IBM, HP, Cisco and Dell Blade Servers.
  • Tiered (cascaded) local and remote access of up to 1 024 servers.
  • Support of smart card/common access card (CAC).
  • FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module for enhanced encryption and SNMP v3 for secure logging.
  • CIM options, that support both analogue and digital video technologies, eliminate the need for expensive and unreliable adapters.
  • CIMs connect to the servers' KVM ports and can be located up to 150 feet away.

The Dominion KX II offers a comprehensive feature set to meet the most demanding of access and control needs, including High Definition (HD) remote video resolution — 1 920x1 080, including widescreen formats such as 1 680x1 050 and 1 600x1 200. It comes with 256-bit SSL AES or 128-bit RC4 encryption. It controls power to servers with optional remote power units and provides dual stack IP networking (IPv4 and IPv6). Plus it features Virtual KVM Desktop™, a common browser-based user interface that supports the industry's widest range of operating systems and browsers.  For those users looking for extended remote desktop for access and control, dual video and dual monitor support is available.

Moreover, the Dominion KX II can be deployed with Raritan’s centralised access system, CommandCentre Secure Gateway, to provide a single point of access and centralised security for your virtual environment and physical infrastructure. Mobile KVM access and control is available with CommandCentre Release 5.2 and later releases. 

Cyberview LCD, Key and KVM from Austin Hughes

RKP117 single slide key drawer with opt integrated KVM switch

CyberView RKP 1U series

The RKP series 1U LCD key drawer is available with a 17” SAMSUNG Class A LCD panel, the rack mount drawer ships as standard with both PS/2 and USB (combo) connectivity and with either touchpad or trackball.

By selecting and configuring the optional integrated USB, PS/2 or Cat6 KVM switch the KVM drawer allows you to connect up to 32 servers (Cat6), in addition to this the KVM drawer can be cascaded "or stacked" with CV & U series of rackmount KVM switches to enable access to up to 128 servers.

Optional high density Cat5 KVM

Austin Hughes offers high density integrated 16 and 32 port Cat6 KVM switches, designed to provide added benefits to its users the new switch range offers increased density, increased distances (40m) between the switch and server, enhanced cable management and multiplatform capabilities over traditional KVM switch platforms. Using either a PS/2 or USB dongle at the server end of the installation allows a user to cost effectively specify the switch to match the exact server configurations – multiplatform switches allow older or redundant servers to be migrated to servers with newer USB interfaces without replacing switch hardware.

Secure remote or two console KVM with optional IP access

A second user can work securely via a remote keyboard, monitor and mouse either across a Cat6 cable link of 300m within the building or across the world wide web using 128 bit secure IP access. This plug and play technology requires no software to be installed on the servers or remote PC’s but provides seamless secure access either over Cat6 cable or via IP and a web browser. Secure IP access allows the ultimate server control even to Bios level of your infrastructure.

 

N117 Next Generation LCD key drawer with opt integrated KVM switch

CyberView 1U Next Generation N series

The N series 1U Next Generation LCD key drawer is available with a 17" SAMSUNG Class A LCD panel, the rack mount drawer ships as standard with both PS/2 and USB (combo) connectivity and with either touchpad or trackball in most European keyboard language layouts.

The drawer is an enhanced version of the highly popular RKP series with improved aesthetics, a new front panel, single or one-man installation rails and a new keyboard with standard numerical pad and the mouse module to the lower centre of the keyboard.

By selecting and configuring the optional integrated USB, PS/2 or Cat6 KVM switch the KVM drawer allows you to connect up to 32 servers (Cat6), in addition to this the KVM drawer can be cascaded "or stacked" with our CV & U series of rackmount KVM switches to enable access to up to 128 servers.

Optional high density Cat6 KVM

Austin Hughes offers high density integrated 16 and 32 port Cat6 KVM switches, designed to provide added benefits to its users the new switch range offers increased density, increased distances (40m) between the switch and server, enhanced cable management and multiplatform capabilities over traditional KVM switch platforms. Using either a PS/2 or USB dongle at the server end of the installation allows a user to cost effectively specify the switch to match the exact server configurations – multiplatform switches allow older or redundant servers to be migrated to servers with newer USB interfaces without replacing switch hardware.

Secure remote or two console KVM with optional IP access

A second user can work securely via a remote keyboard, monitor and mouse either across a Cat6 cable link of 300m within the building or across the world wide web using 128 bit secure IP access. This plug and play technology requires no software to be installed on the servers or remote PC’s but provides seamless secure access either over Cat6 cable or via IP and a web browser. Secure IP access allows the ultimate server control even to Bios level of your infrastructure.