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Keyboard Video & Mouse (KVM) Switch Basics

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Richard Dominach

KVM 101 Keyboard Video Mouse Switch Basics Raritan

What is a KVM Switch?

KVM switches enable users to access and control multiple computer devices from a single keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) console. This includes servers, PCs, workstations and even tablet computers.  Anyone requiring access to multiple computing devices over short or long distances can benefit from a KVM switch!  This ranges from an engineer switching between multiple computers under his/her desk to an IT administrator maintaining thousands of servers across multiple sites. 


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