PR-18-KIT – 8-port PS/2 KVM switch w/ OSD & multi-hotkey and 8 KVM cables

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



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 and 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

Application Diagrams

KVM application connection diagram


Product Photos

Front view


Rear view


w/ rack-mount


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
Keyboard PS/2 ( Mini DIN6 ) x 8
Mouse PS/2 ( Mini DIN6 ) x 8
Monitor HDB-15 Male x 8
Keyboard PS/2 ( Mini DIN6 ) x 1
Mouse PS/2 ( Mini DIN6 ) x 1
Monitor HDB-15 Female x 1
Height 44 mm ( 1.73 inch )
Width 440 mm ( 17.3 inch )
Depth 131 mm ( 5.16 inch )
Weight 2300 g ( 5.06 lb )
Operating temp 0 to 60 degrees C
Storage temp -30 to 70 degrees C
Humidity 0~80% RH, NC
Operating voltage DC 9V ( 500 mA )
Power frequency 50-60 Hz
Power consumption 2.8 W

Additional information

Weight 14 lbs
Dimensions 21 × 13 × 7 in
Display Connection

Peripheral Connection



Cables Included

Power Adapter Included






Frequently Asked Questions


    • What is the hot-key combination for switching ports?

      • The standard method for switching ports via Hot-key controls is pressing the left Control key twice, followed by the number of the port you’re switching to. Example: Control + Control + 2, should switch the KVM to Port #2.


    • What is the hot-key combination for pulling up the On-Screen Display menu?

      • If your KVM features OSD, pressing the left Control key three times consecutively should initialize it.


    • What do I need to cascade multiple KVM switches?

      • For cascading multiple KVM switches, no special cabling is needed. You will need the standard PS/2 KVM cable to connect the console ports on the slave switch to one of the available KVM ports on the master switch. Note: The master switch should have an equal or greater number of ports than the slave switch.


  • How can I connect a computer that only has USB ports and no PS/2 ports.

    • If you’re trying to connect a computer without PS/2 ports to a PS/2 KVM switch, you’ll need to purchase the ConnectPRO PS/2 to USB adapter, part number: MT-606-1.

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