[rescue] KVM extenders

James james at jdfogg.com
Tue May 13 06:02:35 CDT 2003

Belkin manufactures electronic trinkets, mostly. The blister-pack kind of
accessories you find in the corner of a stereo/tv shop. I think they also
manufacture wire.

Every Belkin Omni-View my company bought (few dozen of an older model plain
KVM's) have failed. Most have hard-to-define video not-rightness about them
(weird fuzzies and ghosts). Some just turned into bricks.

Maybe they've improved, but I wouldn't go near them again.

The Black Box Serv-Switch we've had very good luck with.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org]On
> Behalf Of Bjorn Ramqvist
> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 5:41 AM
> To: rescue at mrbill.net
> Subject: [rescue] KVM extenders
> I'm investigating the possibility to use KVM-extenders for some of our
> machines here, and judging from the results from our last tests, it's
> fare-to-crappy quality.
> My last bet would be on this unit:
> Belkin OmniView CAT5 KVM Extender
> http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Se

It's somewhat price related to other manufacturers, but Belkin seems to
make good products.
Has anyone had any experience in this area? Is Belkin A Good Brand(tm)?

We have Cat6 TP outlets and cables professionaly done in our new
facility, so cable quality shouldn't be all that bad.


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