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  • NetController 8-Port, 1U rackmount KVM switch
  • Control 8 computers via a single VGA monitor and USB or PS/2 keyboard/mouse
  • Control up to 248 computers by daisychaining up to 15 additional B042-Series KVM switches
  • 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

Overview

The NetController® 8-port 1U rack-mount 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 eight directly connected computers, or expand the number of connected computers to up to 248 by daisy-chaining up to 15 additional B042-Series KVM switches. Switch between connected computers via the On-Screen Display (OSD), push buttons 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-inch rack/cabinet and includes all necessary mounting hardware. Compatible with all major operating systems. Constructed of heavy-duty steel housing.

Features

  • NetController 8-Port, 1U rackmount KVM switch
  • Control 8 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 248 computers by daisychaining up to 15 additional B042-Series KVM switches
  • 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 B042-008 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

  • B042-008 NetController 8-port 1U rack-mount KVM switch
  • External Power Supply with NEMA 1-15P Plug (Input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 0.5A / Output: 9V 1A)
  • Rack-mount hardware
  • 8 in. daisy-chain cable (for longer daisy-chain cables, see P781-Series cables)
  • Daisy-chain 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 Code037332141392
ConsoleNo
Max CPU248
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)248
INPUT
AC Power Adapter Plug(s)NEMA 1-15P North America
AC Power Adapter Input Specs (V / Hz / A)100-240V / 50/60Hz / 1A
AC Power Adapter Output Specs (V / A)9V / 1.33A
AC Power Adapter Cord Length (ft.)5
AC Power Adapter Cord Length (m)1.5
Voltage Compatibility (VAC)100; 110; 120; 127; 200; 208; 220; 230; 240
POWER
Power Source TypeAC Adapter
AC AdapterInput: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 1.0A / Output: 9V, 1.33A
DC Barrel PlugOD: 5.5 x 2.1 x 9.5mm, Positive Pin, Negative Sleeve
Power Consumption (Watts)6.4
CONNECTIONS
Number of Ports8
Daisy-Chain PortYes
Firmware Upgrade PortYes
PC/Server ConnectionsPS/2; USB; VGA
Side A - Connector 1(8) 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)
Computer Keyboard and Mouse InterfacePS/2; USB
Computer Monitor InterfaceVGA
Console Keyboard and Mouse InterfacePS/2; USB
Console Monitor InterfaceVGA
Connector PlatingNickel
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
LED IndicatorsRed (Link); Green (Selected PC)
PHYSICAL
ColorBlack
Material of ConstructionSteel
RackmountableYes
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)2.80 x 11.10 x 17.10
Shipping Weight (lbs.)6.10
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  21.8 BTU/Hr
ESD ProtectionYes
COMMUNICATIONS
HotkeyYes
IP Remote Access  No
EDID Compatible  Yes
PORT EXPANSION
Daisy-chainable or CascadableDaisychainable
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
NIAP-Certified Secure  No
Number of Users1
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

The B042-008 has an operating temperature range of 32° to 104° F (0 to 40° C).
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Accessories

  Model Number Description
Cat5e KVM Console Extender Kit B013-330 B013-330 Cat5e KVM Console Extender Kit
IP Remote Access Unit for KVM Switches and Servers, TAA B051-000 B051-000 IP Remote Access Unit for KVM Switches and Servers, TAA
USB/PS2 Combo Cable Kit for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 6 ft. (1.83 m) P780-006 P780-006 USB/PS2 Combo Cable Kit for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 6 ft. (1.83 m)
USB/PS2 Combo Cable Kit for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 10 ft. (3.05 m) P780-010 P780-010 USB/PS2 Combo Cable Kit for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 10 ft. (3.05 m)
USB/PS2 Combo Cable Kit for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 15 ft. (4.57 m) P780-015 P780-015 USB/PS2 Combo Cable Kit for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 15 ft. (4.57 m)
Daisy Chain Cable for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 6 ft. (1.83 m) P781-006 P781-006 Daisy Chain Cable for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 6 ft. (1.83 m)
Daisy Chain Cable for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 10 ft. (3.05 m) P781-010 P781-010 Daisy Chain Cable for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 10 ft. (3.05 m)

Services & Extended Warranties

Extended Warranty

Part Number Description
WEXT1D Extended Warranty and Technical Support for Select Products – Isolation Transformers, KVM, PDU, Inverters
WEXT2D Extended Warranty and Technical Support for Select Products – Isolation Transformers, KVM Switches, PDUs, Power Inverters
WEXT3D Extended Warranty and Technical Support for Select Products – Isolation Transformers, KVM Switches, PDUs, Power Inverters

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