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Tripp Lite 8-Port Rackmount USB / PS2 KVM Switch w/ On Screen Display 1U

Mfg. Part: B042-008 | CDW Part: 1453265 | UNSPSC: 43211604
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  • NetController 8-Port 1U rackmount KVM switch
  • 8 Port 1U Rackmount USB/PS2 KVM Switch with On-Screen Display
  • Compatible with all major operating systems
  • Control up to 248 computers by daisychaining up to 15 additional B042-Series KVM switches
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • NetController 8-Port 1U rackmount KVM switch
  • 8 Port 1U Rackmount USB/PS2 KVM Switch with On-Screen Display
  • Compatible with all major operating systems
  • Control up to 248 computers by daisychaining up to 15 additional B042-Series KVM switches
KVM Switches8-Port 1U Rackmount USB/PS2 KVM Switch with On-Screen Display Tripp Lite's NetController 8-port USB/PS2 KVM Switch is an affordable, highly flexible enterprise class KVM Switch. This unit gives the user a choice of PS2 or USB inputs for the keyboard and mouse, as well as USB or PS2 attachment to the computer. A dedicated daisy-chain port offers expandability up to 128 computers. On- Screen Display (OSD) menu functionality allows for easy switch management and port selection. Other features include: password protection, auto-scanning, auto-logout, firmware upgradeable and video support up to 2048 x 1536 (QXGA). Mounts easily in a standard 19" rack cabinet, and includes all necessary mounting hardware. Use only Tripp Lite P780 series USB/PS2 KVM cable kits with this unit. Tripp Lite 1-year limited warranty.


Connect up to 128 computers by daisy-chaining up to 8 levels of B042-Series KVM Switches

Allows for easy customization of ports by daisy-chaing any combination of B042-Series KVMs

Standard 19" Rackmount size - hardware included

On-Screen Display (OSD) menu for intuitive operation and easy control

USB and PS/2 keyboard and mouse support on both console and PC / Server side

Supports video resolution up to 2048 x 1536 ( QXGA )

Password protection and Auto-logout features

Firmware upgradeable

Robust metal case design ensures best EMI/RFI shielding and video quality

Hot-swappable: disconnect and reconnect USB computers without rebooting

Supports standard 5-button Microsoft®, Logitech®, or comparable mice

Supports standard Microsoft®, Logitech®, or comparable keyboards

Supports MAC, DOS, Windows 95/98/SE/NT/2000/ME/XP/Server2003/Vista, Unix, Linux and BSD

Tripp Lite Ltd 1-Year Warranty


B042-008 KVM Switch

AC Power Adapter ( Multi-National )and rackmount hardware kit

8-in Daisy-Chain cable - HD15M/HD15F ( can be lengthened with Tripp Lite P510-series cable )

Daisy Chain terminator - HD15M

Owners manual CD and Quick start guide


Description 8-Port 1U Rackmount KVM Switch
Length 16.1"W x 6.5"D x 1.8"H
Color Black
Style 1U Rackmountable
Ports 8
AC Adapter 120-230V
Console USB, SVGA, VGA, PS/2
PC/Server USB, PS/2
Control Push-button, OSD, Hot-key
Max CPU 128
# Of Users 1
Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Connectivity Details Length: 8 in
Connectivity Details Type: Keyboard / mouse / video cable

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 0 - 90%
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Brand: Tripp Lite
Compatibility: Mac , PC , Unix
Manufacturer: Tripp Lite
Model: 8-Port Rackmount USB / PS2 KVM Switch w/ On-Screen Display 1U
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Tripp Lite

Interface Provided
Connector Type: HD-15
Gender: Female
Qty: 8
Type: KVM

Connector Type: DB-9
Qty: 2
Type: Network stack device

Qty: 1
Type: Keyboard (PS/2)

Type: Mouse (PS/2)

Type: VGA

Connector Type: Type A
Type: USB

Keyboard Mouse Interface: PS/2
KVM Local Users Qty: 1 local user
KVM Max Supported Video Resolution: 2048 x 1536

Color: Black
Color Category: Black
Compliant Standards: FCC , RoHS
Height (Rack Units): 1
Rack Mounting Kit: Included

Connectivity Technology: Wired
Features: Firmware upgradable , On-Screen Display
Form Factor: Rack-mountable
Max Units In A Stack: 8
Ports Qty: 8
Stackable: Stackable
Subcategory: KVM
Subtype: KVM
Type: KVM switch

Power Device
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Type: External power adapter

Support Details Full Contract Period: 3 years
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

System Requirements
Min Operating System: Apple MacOS , FreeBSD , Linux , Microsoft DOS , Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP , Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition , Microsoft Windows Server 2003 , Microsoft Windows Vista , UNIX

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 6.5 in
Height: 1.8 in
Weight: 4.41 lbs
Width: 16.1 in

Cable Details
Form Factor: External
Included Qty: 1

Qty: 8
Type: KVM

Service & Support
Type: 3 years warranty

Miscellaneous (CDW)
Compatible With:
Tripp Lite 8-Port 1U Rackmount KVM Switch
Tripp Lite Console

Product Reviews
Tripp Lite 8-Port Rackmount USB / PS2 KVM Switch w/ On Screen Display 1U is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from installed a year ago, no problems so far started with 4 PC, right now supporting 6 without any problems
Date published: 2012-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from malfunctioned after about 1 year I've had lots of Tripp Lite products over the years and the brand was one I trusted. Over the last year this KVM Switch would intermittently lose signal with my USB Keyboard during use and I'd have to recycle the power on the unit in order to get it working again. A few months ago, in the middle of an important job, the Switch completely failed and I had to scramble to get a new KVM Switch (of another brand) rushed to my house and subsequently lost several days of work. Very disappointing performance.
Date published: 2012-06-13
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