Fujitsu Europe today launches its extended range of SERVISTM KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) switches and 1U Console Drawers. The new High Resolution 15" TFT Console drawer can support resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 and has SUN mini DIN 8 K/B & Mouse connectors. These can be connected directly into either a Sun server or via Fujitsu's multi-platform 4,8 or 16 port integrated switches into any PS/2, Sun or USB servers. Fujitsu's KVM switches allow many servers to be controlled from a single keyboard, mouse and video monitor rather than having a separate set for each server, giving valuable savings in space, power and costs. They also provide the additional benefit of having many servers controlled from a single point, ideal for busy modern computer rooms.
The Console Drawers take this convenience to a new level by incorporating the video monitor, a keyboard and mouse along with optional KVM capability all in a single 1U high rack-mount module.
The CAT5 extenders provide remote access of servers up to 200M over CAT5E UTP with digital signal transmission of stereo audio. They come as a pair of Transmitter & Receiver with local console access available through the Transmitter as well. High resolutions up to UXGA with an industry pioneering RGB color shift correction circuit (Patent pending) for fine adjustment of color.
Additionally both Transmitter and Receiver have stereo audio ports for local and remote audio with the option of XLR connectors for very high quality audio, typically used in the broadcast industry.
The range has also been enhanced by the addition of a single platform (PS/2) high quality Rack mountable 4 port switch which can either be integrated into the console drawer or used stand alone.
Commenting on the announcement, Mike Nelson, Fujitsu's Director of European Technical Sales said:
"Fujitsu is renowned for its excellent products, and many quality servers and storage solutions rely on Fujitsu technology. Fujitsu makes some of the best keyboards, computer mice and display panels available, and the new KVM range draws on this expertise and couples it with our experience and reputation in the enterprise storage and server market to provide superb quality and reliability in this critical server component."
KVM switches are available in a SOHO version to support 2 systems and an Enterprise version supporting 4, 8 or 16 servers.
The Console Drawers consist of a high quality 15" TFT LCD screen, a keyboard and a mouse all mounted in a compact module which mounts directly into a 19" rack and folds down to just 1U high for the ultimate in server control functionality. A gentle pull on the handle and the drawer extends and opens up to reveal the keyboard mouse and screen.
In addition, the Console Drawer may be fitted with an integral 8-port or a 16-port KVM for maximum space saving. Even a stand-alone Console Drawer can have a 4-port KVM installed and can work alongside any of the KVM switches.
Each of the enterprise class KVM's, whether it be a 4, 8 or 16-port version is cascadeable, allowing multiple KVM's to control up to 256 Intel Architecture or Sun servers from a single console. It even supports those servers that use a USB connection for keyboard and mouse functions.
SERVISTM Cable System
All Fujitsu KVM's are fully featured straight out of the box with the specific system configuration made simply by selecting the appropriate cable from the SERVISTM Cable system range. It is as simple as plugging one end of the cable into the servers, keyboard, mouse and video ports and then plug the convenient single connector on the other end into the back of the KVM. No other configuration or set up is needed.
Furthermore, the 8-port and the 16-port versions feature a unique detachable front panel so that the controls can be mounted at the front of the rack, with the connectors at the back for easy connection to the servers.
There are many 2-port KVM's on the market that can control just two systems, but the Fujitsu KVM also allows USB peripherals to be attached via the front panel allowing printers and scanners or even external storage devices to be shared between systems. It also connects and shares the audio ports and even allows file sharing between the two systems using the USB link feature. Everything that is required to install it, including all the cables and software, comes supplied in the box.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo , Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (37 billion EURO) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
Dan Alder/Rob McHale
Phone: +44 (020) 8956 2653 +44 (020) 8956 2627
Date: 18 August, 2004
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