PR-18
PR-18The back of a PR-18 with a rack-mount installedPR-18

PR-18

$394.90

8-port PS/2 KVM switch w/ OSD & multi-hotkey

Product Description

Product Overview

The PR-18 is the most reliable rack-mount KVM switch for controlling servers. Controlling up to 8 servers from a single console preserves limited rack-space, and allows for clean rack organization and installations. The 1U all-metal chassis provides the ruggedness and durability that one should expect from a dependable industrial-quality KVM switch.

Features & Benefits

‧ Compatible with Windows ( Windows 3.1, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 ),
Linux and Mac OS
‧ Front panel push-button for easy computer selection
‧ User selectable multi-hotkey ( Ctrl, Shift, Scroll Lock, Caps Lock, Hotkey disable )
‧ Backlit push-button with multi-color LED for easy monitoring and selection
‧ Built-in IR remote receiver and selectable Hot-key control
‧ Easy-to-use built-in OSD control menu
‧ Buzzer sound for computer switching confirmation
‧ Plug-and-Play system configuration
‧ No drivers needed for keyboard and mouse operation
‧ RS-232 control and firmware upgradable
‧ 400 MHz bandwidth for higher resolution display
‧ Max video resolution supported 1920 x 1440 @ 60 Hz
‧ Built-in All-time Full DDC ( Active – DDC to all connected systems )
‧ 3-year Warranty

Additional Information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 21 x 4 x 11 in
Display Connection

VGA

Peripheral Connection

PS/2

Ports

8

Audio

No

Cables Included

No

Power Adapter Included

Yes

DDM

No

USB Hub

No

Users

1

Hot-keys

Yes

Displays

1

Technical Specifications

 

Functional
Computer port number 8
Cascading layer 2 layers ( up to 64 systems )
On-Screen Display Yes
Panel button control 8
Button LED
color indication
PC On-line – Green
Selected – Red
Both – Orange
IR remote control Yes ( Built-in receiver,
controller optional )
Hot plug-and-play Yes
Hot key control Yes
Auto scan Yes ( Hot key )
Selectable scan interval 5, 8, 15, 20, 30 sec ( Hot key )
Beep sound On / Off ( Hot key selectable )
Cable length ( Max ) 30M ( 100ft ) at Console ; 30M ( 100ft ) at PC
VGA resolution Max 1920 x 1440 , 400MHz , DDC1 / DDC2B
System
connectors
Keyboard PS/2 ( Mini DIN6 ) x 8
Mouse PS/2 ( Mini DIN6 ) x 8
Monitor HDB-15 Male x 8
Console
connectors
Keyboard PS/2 ( Mini DIN6 ) x 1
Mouse PS/2 ( Mini DIN6 ) x 1
Monitor HDB-15 Female x 1
Mechanical
Height 44 mm ( 1.73 inch )
Width 440 mm ( 17.3 inch )
Depth 131 mm ( 5.16 inch )
Weight 2300 g ( 5.06 lb )
Environmental
Operating temp 0 to 60 degrees C
Storage temp -30 to 70 degrees C
Humidity 0~80% RH, NC
Power
Operating voltage DC 9V ( 500 mA )
Power frequency 50-60 Hz
Power consumption 2.8 W
Certification

Photos and Diagrams

 
Application Diagrams

KVM application connection diagram

diagram_pr18_02

Product Photos

Front view

pr18_f2

Rear view

pr18_b2

w/ rack-mount

pr18_rmk_b2

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • Help! My screen/audio is stuck on one computer even when I switch to the other!

    • This is a simple fix: use the command sequence [hotkey] [hotkey] [r] [0] this will reset all the screens and audio to their default configurations.
  • Will the dual monitor KVM support 2 monitors that are 1920×1080 @ 144Hz refresh rate?

    • In theory the chipset inside the KVM switch does not support higher then a refresh rate of 60Hz, however testing and reports show the KVM working at 1920×1080 @ 144Hz on an ASUS VG248QE.