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16-Port 1U Rack-Mount USB/PS2 KVM Switch with On-Screen Display

Part Number:  B042-016

  • NetController 16-Port, 1U rackmount KVM switch
  • Control 16 computers via a single VGA monitor and USB or PS/2 keyboard/mouse
  • Control up to 256 computers by daisychaining up to 15 additional B040/42-Series KVM switches (Compatible with B040/42-Series KVM's only. Cannot be daisychained to other KVM series)
  • P780-Series USB/PS2 combo KVM cables kits allow you to connect either USB or PS/2 computers, without the need to purchase separate cables or adapters
  • Compatible with all major operating systems
  • 3-year limited warranty
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Overview

Tripp Lite's NetController 16-Port, 1U rackmount KVM Switch is an affordable, highly-flexible enterprise class KVM Switch, which allows the user to connect either USB or PS/2 keyboards and mice. In addition, P780-Series USB/PS2 combo KVM cable kits allow you to connect either USB or PS/2 computers, without the need to purchase separate cables or adapters. Control up to 16 directly connected computers, or expand the number of connected computers to up to 256 by daisychaining up to 15 additional B040/42-Series KVM switches (Compatible with B040/42-Series KVM's only. Cannot be daisychained to other KVM series) Switch between connected computers via the On-Screen Display (OSD), pushbuttons, or keyboard hotkey commands. Other features include: password protection, auto-scanning, auto-logout, firmware upgrade and video support up to 2048 x 1536 (QXGA). Mounts easily in a standard 19" rack/cabinet and includes all necessary mounting hardware. Compatible with all major operating systems. Constructed of heavy-duty steel housing.

Features

  • NetController 16-Port, 1U rackmount KVM switch
  • Control 16 computers via a single VGA monitor and USB or PS/2 keyboard/mouse
  • P780-Series USB/PS2 combo KVM cable kits allow you to connect either USB or PS/2 computers, without the need to purchase separate cables or adapters
  • Control up to 256 computers by daisychaining up to 15 additional B040/42-Series KVM switches (Compatible with B040/42-Series KVM's only. Cannot be daisychained to other KVM series)
  • Allows for easy customization of ports by daisy-chaing any combination of B042-Series KVM's (4-, 8- or 16-port)
  • Standard 19" Rackmount size - hardware included
  • On-Screen Display (OSD) menu for intuitive operation and easy control
  • Switch between connected computers via the On-Screen Display (OSD), pushbuttons, or keyboard hotkey commands
  • Supports video resolution up to 2048 x 1536
  • Password protection and auto-logout features
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Robust metal case design ensures best EMI/RFI shielding and video quality
  • Hot-swappable: disconnect and reconnect USB computers without rebooting
  • Supports standard 5-button Microsoft, Logitech, or comparable mice
  • Supports standard Microsoft, Logitech, or comparable keyboards
  • Compatible with all major operating systems
  • Constructed of heavy-duty steel housing

System Requirements

Hardware Versions
A new hardware version (v2) of the B042-016 was released in 2019, requiring different firmware from the previous version (v1). The Support tab of this page includes a zip folder for v2. Along with the applicable firmware, it contains an FW Notes file to help you determine which hardware version you have and which firmware to use. The current firmware comes pre-installed on all v2 models. If you have a hardware version (v1) KVM, consult Technical Support for the applicable firmware.
Note: *When daisy-chaining (8) or (16) Port KVM switches together and problems are experienced, confirm switches have the same hardware version. If firmware is not up to date, you may need to upgrade the firmware of your unit(s).*

Package Includes

  • B042-016 NetController 16-Port, 1U rackmount KVM switch
  • External Power Supply with NEMA 1-15P Plug (Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 0.3A / Output: 9V, 1A)
  • Rackmount hardware
  • 8 In. Daisychain cable ( for longer daisy-chain cables, see Tripp Lite P781 series cables)
  • Daisychain terminator
  • 4 ft. HD15 to DB9 firmware upgrade cable
  • CD with owner's manual and quick start guide
  • Quick start guide
RoHS compliant

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332141408
ConsoleNo
Max CPU256
TechnologyPS/2; VGA/SVGA
VIDEO
Max Supported Video Resolution2048 x 1536 @60Hz
Max. Distance (Between any 2 Units)98ft (30m)
Max Number of Ports (Entire Chain)256
INPUT
Voltage Compatibility (VAC)100; 110; 120; 127; 200; 208; 220; 230; 240
POWER
Power Source TypeAC Adapter
External Power Supply Plug(s)NEMA 1-15P North America
External Power Supply Input Specs (V / Hz / A)100-240V / 50/60Hz / 1A
External Power Supply Output Specs (V / A)9V / 1.33A
External Power Supply Cord Length (ft.)5
External Power Supply Cord Length (m.)1.5
AC AdapterInput: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 0.3A / Output: 9V, 1.33A
DC Barrel PlugOD: 5.5 x 2.1 x 9.5mm, Positive Pin, Negative Sleeve
Power Consumption (Watts)9.7
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
LED IndicatorsRed (Link); Green (Selected PC)
PHYSICAL
ColorBlack
Material of ConstructionSteel
RackmountableYes
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)2.80 x 11.30 x 17.10
Shipping Weight (lbs.)6.50
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)1.750 x 19.000 x 6.500
Unit Packaging TypeBox
Unit Weight (lbs.)4.19
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature Range32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
Storage Temperature Range-4 to 140 F (-20 to 60 C)
Relative Humidity0%-90% RH, Non-Condensing
BTUs  33.1 BTU/Hr
ESD ProtectionYes
COMMUNICATIONS
HotkeyYes
IP Remote Access  No
EDID Compatible  Yes
CONNECTIONS
Number of Ports16
Daisy-Chain PortYes
Firmware Upgrade PortYes
PC/Server ConnectionsPS/2; USB; VGA
Side A - Connector 1(16) HD15 (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 1(2) HD15 (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 2HD15 (MALE)
Side B - Connector 3(2) MINI DIN-6 (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 4(2) USB A (FEMALE)
Included Cable (Side A) - Connector 1No
Computer Keyboard and Mouse InterfacePS/2; USB
Computer Monitor InterfaceVGA
Console Keyboard and Mouse InterfacePS/2; USB
Console Monitor InterfaceVGA
Connector PlatingNickel
PORT EXPANSION
Daisy-chainable or CascadableDaisychainable
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Autoscan (Y,N)  Y
Autoscan Duration  10 to 60 seconds
Number of Users1
NIAP-Certified Secure  No
On-Screen Display (OSD)Yes
Port SelectionPushbutton; Hotkey; OSD
Driver RequiredNo
STANDARDS & COMPLIANCE
External Power Supply CertificationsFCC; UL; cUL; TUV; CB
Product ComplianceRoHS; CE (Europe); REACH; FCC (USA)
WARRANTY & SUPPORT
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)3-year limited warranty

Questions & Answers

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