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Understanding the Four Categories of KVM Switches

Hugo Lin
July 21, 2014

Back of KVM Switch Inputs

KVM Switch is a hardware device that allows you to control multiple computers via a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse (KVM).  The first KVM switch was created as a testing tool for motherboard and production server quality tests, and only supported video and keyboard since the mouse hadn’t been invented at that time.   And as computer technology continued to evolve, so did KVM switches which led to the development of a variety of types for different systems and applications. Here are the four categories of KVM switches.