Angle view of PR-18X an eight port PS/2 VGA KVM switch
Back view of PR-18X an eight port PS/2 VGA KVM switchFront view of PR-18X an eight port PS/2 VGA KVM switch

PR-18X

$494.90

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

Product Description

Product Overview

PR-18X with Patented KVMX technology allows customer to expand the connecting modules. Customers can select additional ports, add on Audio function or append DVI connections as your needs. The X-structure design of the KVM series can provide manufacturers a variety of sharing configurations with less inventory cost.

ConnectPRO includes FREE lifetime tech support and a 3-year warranty. The PRO’s rack-mount ability, industrial quality, and reliability make it a favorite solution for desktop, SOHO, and industrial environments. It can be operated by KVM keyboard hot-keys, front-panel buttons, or the On-Screen-Display ( OSD ) menu. Its versatility allows it to be cascaded for increased capacity while installed on a desktop or rack-mounted. With the use of ConnectPRO’s Premium 3-in-1 KVM cables, systems can be connected up to 100ft away from the KVM Switch.

Features & Benefits

‧ All-in-one connector for each port
‧ 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

Application Diagrams

KVM application connection diagram

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Product Photos

Front view

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Rear view

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w/ rack-mount

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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 HDB-15 Female x 8
Mouse
Monitor
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 AC 100-250V
Power frequency 50-60 Hz
Power consumption 2.8 W
Certification
FCC, CE

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

Yes

Power Adapter Included

Yes

DDM

No

USB Hub

No

Users

1

Hot-keys

Yes

Displays

1

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.