StarTech.com USB Crash Cart Adapter with File Transfer & Video Capture

Mfg.Part: NOTECONS02 | CDW Part: 3305877 | UNSPSC: 43211604
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Product Details
  • Compact portable KVM crash cart adapter with integrated KVM cables
  • Turns your laptop into an instant crash cart
  • Laptop crash cart adapter provides instant BIOS-Level
  • Screenshot & video capture at resolutions up to 1920x1200 60 Hz
  • File & video sharing from laptop to connected server
  • Auto video scaling when re-sizing the view pane
  • no scroll bars
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StarTech.com USB Crash Cart Adapter with File Transfer & Video Capture
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Main Features
  • Compact portable KVM crash cart adapter with integrated KVM cables
  • Turns your laptop into an instant crash cart
  • Laptop crash cart adapter provides instant BIOS-Level
  • Screenshot & video capture at resolutions up to 1920x1200 60 Hz
  • File & video sharing from laptop to connected server
  • Auto video scaling when re-sizing the view pane
  • no scroll bars
  • Auto centering for 4x3 images on a wide screen display
  • Self-powered USB connection
  • KVM adapter works with legacy and industrial devices
Instant System Access
Simply connect the laptop crash cart adapter to your computer using the included USB cable, then connect the integrated USB and VGA cables to your server, for instant BIOS-level control. With no server-side software required, you can be up and running instantly.

Troubleshoot More Efficiently
The flexible software interface makes it easy to transfer files from your laptop to the server, capture videos for records or instructional purposes, take screenshots. You can scale the display window to full screen mode or smaller without having to scroll, which helps you troubleshoot faster.

Self-Powered Reliability
Powered from the server-side USB connection, the KVM adapter doesn't require an AC outlet so you can connect to any PC or device that has a VGA and USB port, without having to find an available power outlet.

Take It Anywhere
This pocket-sized adapter features a rugged design that fits easily inside your laptop bag and requires no additional accessories to connect. It is a compact and convenient alternative to the large traditional crash carts.

StarTech.com offers a wide selection of high-quality KVM-related products to help you access your systems more efficiently without the expense and clutter of extra keyboards, mice and monitors. This USB KVM crash cart adapter is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
StarTech.com KVM to Laptop USB Portable Crash Cart Adapter w/ File Transfer is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good, could be great. This does work on Max OSX 10.12. Install was fairly painless. In general, it does the job, but there are issues.On the hardware side, my only gripe is the dongles. Those seem liable prone to damage. I would have preferred a female vga and USB jacks and extension coords. I recommend buying a protective case for this investment.The software works, but there are annoyances. My biggest complaint is the tendency of the keyboard emulator to frequently type multiple characters. It happens randomly. Sometimes even with the very quickest of button presses. Worst, it can happen when you hit the return key - so you might accidentally accept multiple dialog window defaults during operating system setup. This issue is the only one that really bothers me. As is, I wouldn't want to use this for very long. Just enough to get things to the point where I can remote in via SSH or Remote Desktop. I wouldn't want to use it to do a full OS install/reinstall.The screen scaling could be better for retina displays. You can't really get it to scale to fill the screen (vertically or horizontally). What scaling options there are, are not intuitive.In general, the whole toolbar at the top feels unintuitive. The icon choices often reinvent the wheel, instead of using standard icons ("settings" icon should be a gear, "drive control" should look like a CD, etc). Disappointing, but not a deal breaker.There also seems to be some sort of jitter on the display. It's constantly shifting up and down. It's just a few pixels worth of movement, so it's usable, but it's another thing that would discourage me from using it any longer than I had to.On a positive note, the file transfer appears to work awesome. You can even connect bootable ISO's, so installing an OS, or running a recovery CD should work great. I am very happy about this.In all, it's a great concept, and it definitely "just works". They could do a lot to make the experience better. There are other cheaper products that do the same thing. I spent the money mainly because this is the only Mac compatible one, but I was hoping the extra money would also mean a more polished user experience. I will definitely be keeping mine, but I hope they can improve some of these things (especially the keyboard issue) in a software update.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly made software Very sporadic. Video cuts in/out making this completely useless.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product This probably one of my favorite products I have ever owned. The convenience along of carrying this with my notebook is a great time saver. The moment my previous generation product dies I will be purchasing another.
Date published: 2014-07-16
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