Why KVM?

KVM extenders are devices designed to increase the distance between a keyboard, monitor and mouse (KVM station) and a computer. KVM extenders are a convenient solution to transmit these signals over long distances up to 140m (CATx) or significantly further via fibre or IP connections.

The main benefits of a KVM system are the ability to locate computers and users remotely from each other and to provide flexible switching between users and multiple computers/servers.

There are different types of KVM extenders that are capable of transmitting various signals such as: VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, SDI video signals, as well as keyboard and mouse, transparent USB, digital or analogue audio and serial formats like RS232.

KVM extension works over CATx cabling, fibre optic cabling, or an IP network.

For users that require access to multiple computers, a KVM Matrix Switch is required.

A KVM Extender provides a point-to-point extension, while a KVM Matrix switch is generally a many-to-many configuration, which allows multiple users to have KVM access to multiple computers in your server room.

Watch our video below to see why you need KVM.


Contact us If you would like more information about our range of KVM extenders and switches.

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