PS/2, USB and SUN workstations
The AutoView 400 is about the size of a 1 unit rack mount switch
It looks very neat and professional and its simple design doesn't
make it standout. It is shipped in two boxes one for the KVM /
Remote station and the other for the cables that you ordered.
There are four different sets of cables one for IBM PC/AT, one
for PS/2, one for Sun workstations and the other is for USB machines
Above is a
photo of the Four different types of leads that came with the
The first thing you will need to do is unplug any keyboard, video
or mouse cables from the back of your systems in order to make
way for the AutoView cables. I recommend you power down all machines
if you can, just makes the process easier and prevents problems.
Now you need
to select the correct cables for your systems ether PC/AT, PS/2,
Sun or USB. The cables are very neat with one 25pin D-Shell that
plugs in to the back of the KVM which runs along a single cable
to the computer then splits into video, keyboard and mouse plugs.
The plug are fairly lengthy so that they will fit any computer
be it mini or full tower. Then
simply plug you keyboard, monitor and mouse in to the back of
the KVM where it says local user. The KVM also requires power
which is supplied through a standard computer IEC lead.
is the setup with one computer plugged in. All up it is a pretty
straight forward and easy installation. Bellow is the back of
the KVM with all computer plugged in. The standard cables are
about 2 1/2 meters long so you can place the KVM out of the way
in a rack or somewhere similar.
As you can
see below, the AutoView 400 does not come with rack mount hardware
but it is the perfect size to sit in a rack/cabinet on a shelf
or on top of another item.
One of the
best features of the AutoView 400 is ability to have a remote
station or user up to 500 feet away from all of the computers.
This would allow an IT administrator to monitor, update and configure
all the servers in there server room from the convenience of there
desk. The remote station runs over a length of standard CAT5 network
cable. It is a small compact unit that could be placed anywhere
on a desk and you simply need to plug a monitor, keyboard and
mouse in to it then connect it the the AutoView 400 with a piece
of CAT5 network cable. It is then just a matter of selecting the
computer you wish to control via the On-Screen menu and you are
away controlling a computer that could be in another room!
400 on screen menu allow the administrator to set up things like
the security features, scan times, channel names and configure
the AutoView 400. Below is a photo of the On-screen menu.
can define up to four users that can be restricted to access only
allowed computers on the AutoView 400. Each user has to login
to gain access to the computers that the administrator has allowed
then to. Below is a photo of the Login Screen.
Testing and conclusion