On Thu, Jun 10, 1999 at 07:19:26AM -0400, Wesley Darlington wrote:
> Anybody got suggestions for where to get inexpensive PC
> keyboard-video-mouse switches?
>> Sorry if this is off-topic. The switches'll be for linux
> boxes. ;-) Reply to me, I'll summarise.
o John P. Looney
o Kevin Dunleavy
o Robert Jennings (Email addresses on request)
o Brian Nesbitt
o John Pelan
(Hope I haven't forgotten anybody...)
www.cybex.ie - quite expensive, but good stuff
www.blackbox.co.uk - ditto
www.videk.co.uk - good price, expensive cables
www.pcswitch.co.uk - good price, cables included
Compustore in Blanchardstown
I can't believe how expensive these things all are!
One hundred pounds per machine doesn't seem to be off
the wall! It's a bit weird when one can get a keyboard,
mouse and cheap monitor for about this sort of money. :-)
Note: It's best to get an `electronic' or `real' kvm switch
rather than a `manual' one. A `real' one makes your machines
think a keyboard is always connected. A manual one effectively
reconnects the keyboard every time you select that machine.
Allegedly, many machines dislike having their keyboards
Linux alternative: PCI eight port serial card from
www.transtec.co.uk, UKP#176+vat. 3/4 length, apparently.
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