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UNIMUX-USBV-8O (Front & back)
UNIMUX-USBV-8O (Front & back)

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USB KVM Switch: 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32-Port

NTI Part #: UNIMUX-USBV-2-Group
The UNIMUX™ VGA USB KVM switch allows a user to control up to 32 USB computers with one USB keyboard, USB mouse and VGA monitor.
Also known as: Industrial USB KVM switch, usb kvm switch, UNIMUX usb kvm switch, usb switch, universal serial bus kvm switch.
Product Highlight
  • World's Only True 16/32-port USB KVM Switch
  • Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.
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The UNIMUX™ USB KVM switch allows a user to control up to 32 USB computers with one USB keyboard, USB mouse and VGA monitor. Dedicated internal microprocessors emulate keyboard & mouse presence to each attached CPU 100% of the time so all computers boot error-free.
  • High quality construction.
  • Features NTI's patented true autoboot USB switching - all attached USB PCs, MACs and SUNs can be booted simultaneously.
  • Compatible with USB-enabled PCs.
  • Compatible with SUN T1000, SUN 1000, SUN V210, SUN Fire™ V240, SUN Fire V20z, and other USB-enabled SUN computers.
  • Compatible with MAC G4/G5 and Xserve. Supports MAC soft (keyboard) power-on.
  • Crisp and clear 2048x1536 video resolution.
  • Fully compliant with USB standards (1.0, 1.1).
  • USB MAC and SUN start-up keys are supported.
  • SUN extra keys are emulated on USB keyboards with Windows keyboard layouts.
  • Available with audio or RS232 control options.
  • Supports international keyboard layouts in auto-detection mode.
Hosts
  • Two female 15-pin HD and two female USB Type B connectors.
  • Supports USB-enabled PC, SUN and MAC computers with VGA video.
  • Multiplatform support: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2000/2003/2008, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, and MAC OS 9/10.
  • Any legacy PS/2 or SUN computer can be connected by using a USB-PS2-R or USB-SUN-R adapter.
Monitor
  • Crisp and clear resolution up to 2048x1536.
  • Female 15 pin HD connectors.
  • A multiscan VGA monitor is required to display the different video outputs from different platforms.
  • Bandwidth is 150 MHz.
MTBF
  • 73,280 hrs.
Regulatory Approvals
  • UNIMUX-USBV-2: RoHS
  • UNIMUX-USBV-2R: CE, RoHS
Warranty
  • Two years
Power
Devices
  • Female USB Type A connectors.
  • Compatible with most USB keyboards and mice, including wireless.
  • Keyboard and mouse are hot-pluggable.
  • Supports two USB devices directly connected.
  • Supports up to eight USB devices using USB hubs (not included).
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 100°F (0 to 38°C)
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C)
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Hosts
  • Four female 15-pin HD and four female USB Type B connectors.
  • Supports USB-enabled PC, SUN and MAC computers with VGA video.
  • Multiplatform support: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2000/2003/2008, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, and MAC OS 9/10.
  • Any legacy PS/2 or SUN computer can be connected by using a USB-PS2-R or USB-SUN-R adapter.
Monitor
  • Crisp and clear resolution up to 2048x1536.
  • Female 15 pin HD connectors.
  • A multiscan VGA monitor is required to display the different video outputs from different platforms.
  • Bandwidth is 150 MHz.
MTBF
  • 75,190 hrs.
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, RoHS
Warranty
  • Two years
Power
Devices
  • Female USB Type A connectors.
  • Compatible with most USB keyboards and mice, including wireless.
  • Keyboard and mouse are hot-pluggable.
  • Supports two USB devices directly connected.
  • Supports up to eight USB devices using USB hubs (not included).
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 100°F (0 to 38°C)
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C)
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Optional Audio
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jacks for inputs and output.
  • Maximum input/output levels: 4Vp-p (line level).
  • Input impedance: 10k Ohms.
  • Output impedance: 32 Ohms.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ration (SNR): 87 dBA
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.5 dB.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: 0.02% at 1 kHz.
  • Requires powered speakers or headphones.
  • CD quality audio output.
Hosts
  • Eight female 15-pin HD and eight female USB Type B connectors.
  • Supports USB-enabled PC, SUN and MAC computers with VGA video.
  • Multiplatform support: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2000/2003/2008, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, and MAC OS 9/10.
  • Any legacy PS/2 or SUN computer can be connected by using a USB-PS2-R or USB-SUN-R adapter.
Monitor
  • Crisp and clear resolution up to 2048x1536.
  • Female 15 pin HD connectors.
  • A multiscan VGA monitor is required to display the different video outputs from different platforms.
  • Bandwidth is 150 MHz.
MTBF
  • 60,900 hrs.
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, RoHS
Warranty
  • Two years
Power
Devices
  • Female USB Type A connectors.
  • Compatible with most USB keyboards and mice, including wireless.
  • Keyboard and mouse are hot-pluggable.
  • Supports two USB devices directly connected.
  • Supports up to eight USB devices using USB hubs (not included).
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 100°F (0 to 38°C)
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C)
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Optional Audio
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jacks for inputs and output.
  • Maximum input/output levels: 4Vp-p (line level).
  • Input impedance: 10k Ohms.
  • Output impedance: 32 Ohms.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ration (SNR): 87 dBA
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.5 dB.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: 0.02% at 1 kHz.
  • Requires powered speakers or headphones.
  • CD quality audio output.
Hosts
  • Sixteen female 15-pin HD and sixteen female USB Type B connectors.
  • Supports USB-enabled PC, SUN and MAC computers with VGA video.
  • Multiplatform support: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2000/2003/2008, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, and MAC OS 9/10.
  • Any legacy PS/2 or SUN computer can be connected by using a USB-PS2-R or USB-SUN-R adapter.
Monitor
  • Crisp and clear resolution up to 2048x1536.
  • Female 15 pin HD connectors.
  • A multiscan VGA monitor is required to display the different video outputs from different platforms.
  • Bandwidth is 150 MHz.
MTBF
  • 39,250 hrs.
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, RoHS
Warranty
  • Two years
Power
  • 110 or 220 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter.
  • Power consumption: 15 W
  • Use the PWR-48V-5V2A DC-DC power converter to install the UNIMUX-USBV-16 in a Telecom environment.
Devices
  • Female USB Type A connectors.
  • Compatible with most USB keyboards and mice, including wireless.
  • Keyboard and mouse are hot-pluggable.
  • Supports two USB devices directly connected.
  • Supports up to eight USB devices using USB hubs (not included).
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 100°F (0 to 38°C)
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C)
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Optional Audio
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jacks for inputs and output.
  • Maximum input/output levels: 4Vp-p (line level).
  • Input impedance: 10k Ohms.
  • Output impedance: 32 Ohms.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ration (SNR): 87 dBA
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.5 dB.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: 0.02% at 1 kHz.
  • Requires powered speakers or headphones.
  • CD quality audio output.
Hosts
  • Thirty-two female 15-pin HD and thiry-two female USB Type B connectors.
  • Supports USB-enabled PC, SUN and MAC computers with VGA video.
  • Multiplatform support: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2000/2003/2008, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, and MAC OS 9/10.
  • Any legacy PS/2 or SUN computer can be connected by using a USB-PS2-R or USB-SUN-R adapter.
Monitor
  • Crisp and clear resolution up to 2048x1536.
  • Female 15 pin HD connectors.
  • A multiscan VGA monitor is required to display the different video outputs from different platforms.
  • Bandwidth is 150 MHz.
MTBF
  • 39,250 hrs.
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, RoHS
Warranty
  • Two years
Power
  • 110 or 220 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter.
  • Power consumption: 15 W
  • Use the PWR-48V-5V4A DC-DC power converter to install the UNIMUX-USBV-32 in a Telecom environment.
Devices
  • Female USB Type A connectors.
  • Compatible with most USB keyboards and mice, including wireless.
  • Keyboard and mouse are hot-pluggable.
  • Supports two USB devices directly connected.
  • Supports up to eight USB devices using USB hubs (not included).
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 100°F (0 to 38°C)
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C)
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Keyboard
  • Use the keyboard to command the switch box to select ports or configure the SCAN delay.
Front Panel Interface
  • Touch a button and be connected to a computer, or change modes of operation.
  • LEDs indicate currently selected port and mode of operation.
On Screen Display (OSD)
  • Select computers by name with the On Screen Display (OSD) option. Not available on the 2-port switch.
  • Use keyboard or mouse to operate the switch from menus superimposed onto the monitor.
  • Shows names of computers on cascaded switches up to 152 ports.
  • Names can be up to 12 characters long.
  • Power status of each computer is displayed.
  • View usage statistics — power-on cycles and hours of usage.
  • Helps screens assists users with the OSD.
  • Modify the size and position of the OSD.
  • OSD is built into the switch-no need to install additional hardware or software.
  • OS and software-independent.
Security
  • Advanced security included with OSD option.
  • Each user password can be up to 13 characters long, and each switch can store up to 63 users.
  • Administrator can enable or disable all security features and select which computers each user can access.
  • Once security is enabled, a user or administrator must login in order to access any of the computers connected to the switch.
Optional RS232 Control
  • Control
    • Female DB9 connector.
    • Baud rate 300 through 9600, DIP switch selectable.
    • Use DIP switches to address up to 15 units, all of which can be daisy-chained and controlled by one serial port.
    • Seven segment displays show what input is connected to each output.
  • Commands
    • RS - causes switch to reset so that IN1 connects to OUT1, IN2 connects to OUT2.
    • CS - causes one INx/OUTx connection to occur.
    • CA - causes all inputs to connect to specified output.
    • RO - reads what input is connected to specified output.
    • RU - reads size of matrix, reports number of inputs and number of outputs on specified switch.

Application Drawings

  • Control multiple computers with one USB keyboard, USB mouse and VGA monitor
    Control multiple computers with one USB keyboard, USB mouse and VGA monitor

Application Notes

  • Control Multiple USB Computers Located 1,000 Feet Away Using CAT5 UTP Cable
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    Interconnect the UNIMUX™ USB KVM Switch, UNIMUX-USBV-x, with XTENDEX® USB KVM Extenders via CAT5, ST-C5USBV, to allow you to command up to eight USB computers located up to 1,000 feet away using CAT5 UTP cable.
  • Control Multiple Computers Connected to a Switch Using a KVM Drawer
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    Control multiple computers connected to a UNIMUX USB KVM Switch using the RACKMUX KVM Drawer.

CAD Drawings

  • USB KVM Switch Control up to 2 USB computers (UNIMUX-USBV-2)
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  • USB KVM Switch Control up to 4 USB computers (UNIMUX-USBV-4O)
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  • USB KVM Switch with RS232 Control up to 4 USB computers (UNIMUX-USBV-4ORS)
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  • USB KVM Switch Control up to 8 USB computers (UNIMUX-USBV-8O)
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  • USB KVM Switch with RS232 Control up to 8 USB computers (UNIMUX-USBV-8ORS)
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  • USB KVM Switch Control up to 16 USB computers (UNIMUX-USBV-16O)
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  • USB KVM Switch Control up to 32 USB computers (UNIMUX-USBV-32O)
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  • "I would like to thank you, Phyllis and NTI, for all that you do for JEOL. We have been purchasing the UNIMUX-USBV-4O-RS since 2006. We find the NTI USB KVM switch to be a very reliable product, and will continue to purchase. We've had very minimal problems with the units over the years, and I hardly ever have to contact you for an RMA for repair. It is nice to have a dependable product, but it is equally as important to us to have fantastic customer service. You have been a wonderful rep to our company. You are kind, friendly and eager to help. You are quick with email replies. That is something that is very important to our company that makes us keep coming back. Keep up the good work. I look forward to a long relationship with you and your company."

    Cyndi Shairs
    JEOL USA, INC
    Peabody, MA
  • "This is just to thank you for the excellent service - the UNIMUX-USBV-8O KVM switch that I ordered arrived very quickly with excellent packaging. The installation was very simple and it is working faultlessly. The experience with your company has been very good and we will continue to purchase our KVM solutions from NTI."

    George Valantia
    Avaya Inc
    Lincroft, NJ
  • "I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much we love our new UNIMUX™ system. We are a multimedia graphics and presentation company and in the course of our work we end up with some unique needs. A recent show for A&E networks is a good example. We needed to have eight computer laptops running four different power point presentations that would be displayed on eight plasma screens and be in sync with each other. Your UNIMUX-USBV-8O USB KVM Switch did the job of controlling the eight laptops in perfect sync beautifully. We're happy to add the UNIMUX switch to our inventory and look forward to using it again. Thank you for all your assistance in helping me choose and purchase the unit."

    Michael Grote
    The Lawrence Company
    El Segundo, CA

(0)USB KVM Switches

NTI Part # Number of Ports Desktop Size WxDxH (in.) Rack Units Rack Size WxDxH (in.) Qty
UNIMUX-USBV-2 2 5.2x4.2x1.6 N/A N/A
UNIMUX-USBV-2R 2 N/A 1RU 19x10x1.75
UNIMUX-USBV-4O 4 13.3X5.9X1.75 (w/o supplied rackmount kit) 1RU 19x5.9x1.75 (w/ supplied rackmount kit)
UNIMUX-USBV-8O 8 13.3X5.9X1.75 (w/o supplied rackmount kit) 1RU 19x5.9x1.75 (w/ supplied rackmount kit)
UNIMUX-USBV-16O 16 N/A 2RU 19x10x3.5
UNIMUX-USBV-32O 32 N/A 4RU 19x10x7

(0)USB KVM Switches with RS232 Control

NTI Part # Number of Ports Desktop Size WxDxH (in.) Rack Units Rack Size WxDxH (in.) Qty
UNIMUX-USBV-4O-RS 4 5.2x4.2x1.6 (w/o rackmount kit) 1RU 19x5.9x1.75 (w/ rackmount kit)
UNIMUX-USBV-8O-RS 8 13.3x5.9x1.75 (w/o rackmount kit) 1RU 19x5.9x1.75 (w/ rackmount kit)
UNIMUX-USBV-16O-RS 16 NA 2RU 19x10x3.5
UNIMUX-USBV-32O-RS 32 NA 4RU 19x10x7

(0)USB KVM Switches with Audio

NTI Part # Number of Ports Desktop Size WxDxH (in.) Rack Units Rack Size WxDxH (in.) Qty
UNIMUX-USBV-4O-A 4 13.3x5.9x1.75 (w/o rackmount kit) 1RU 19x5.9x1.75 (w/ rackmount kit)
UNIMUX-USBV-8O-A 8 13.3x5.9x1.75 (w/o rackmount kit) 1RU 19x5.9x1.75 (w/ rackmount kit)
UNIMUX-USBV-16O-A 16 NA 2RU 19x10x3.5

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