NetDirector™ 8-Port 1U Rackmount Console KVM Switch


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What's special about this console KVM switch?

  • Control multiple computers from one keyboard, mouse, and monitor
  • Combines an 8 port KVM switch, keyboard , 17" LCD monitor and touchpad in a 1U rack-mount drawer
  • Expandable system ability to daisy-chain multiple KVM switches in order to control up to 504 computers
  • No software or complicated set-up procedures required.
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The Tripp Lite NetDirector™ 8-port KVM Console Switch controls up to eight (8) computers from one keyboard, mouse and monitor.


TL-B020-008-17 NetDirector™ 8-Port 1U Rackmount Console KVM Switch Control up to 8 PCs or Servers, with ability to expand and add additional equipment to control up to 504 PC's or Servers. 19" L × 6.1" W × 1.77" H
(19" Rack, 1U)
Kits, Cables & Accessories
TL-P774-006 PS/2 (3-in-1) KVM Cable Kit Connects a PS/2 computer or a console converter to Tripp Lite's NetDirector™ KVM switches. The 3-in-1 cable consists of two PS/2 keyboard/mouse cables and a monitor cable bonded into a single unit. 6 FT
TL-P774-010 PS/2 (3-in-1) KVM Cable Kit 10 FT
TL-P774-015 PS/2 (3-in-1) KVM Cable Kit 15 FT
TL-P774-025 PS/2 (3-in-1) KVM Cable Kit 25 FT
TL-P776-006 USB (2-in-1) KVM Cable Kit Connects a USB computer or a console converter to the NetDirector™ KVM switches. The premium 2-in-1 cable consists of a USB keyboard/mouse cable and a monitor cable bonded into a single unit. 6 FT
TL-P776-010 USB (2-in-1) KVM Cable Kit 10 FT
TL-P772-002 Daisy-chain Cable The daisy chain cable is designed to link a KVM switch to another KVM switch in order to expand the number of computers that can be controlled from a single keyboard, mouse and monitor. 2 FT
TL-P772-006 Daisy-chain Cable 6 FT
TL-B015-000 USB to PS/2 Adapter Connect a USB computer to a KVM switch or connect a PS/2 keyboard and mouse to the USB ports on a computer N/A
TL-B019-000 2-Post Rackmount Kit Allows the mounting of console KVM switches (TL-B021-000, TL-B020-008, TL-B020-016) to a 2-post rack. The mounting hardware allows for the console to be opened with the drawer in any position. Heavy Duty 14-gauge steel provides stability and prevents console frame "twisting". N/A
  • Port selection by On Screen Display (OSD) and the touchpad, or by using the keyboard "hot key" functions
  • Autoscan feature
  • Multi-level password security to allow only authorized access to the connected computers
  • 2 LEDs per port; Computer ON, and Computer SELECTED
  • PS/2, USB compatibility via optional cable kit
  • Flash upgradable
  • Hot pluggable — add or remove computers without turning off the switch
  • Auto-sensing of station position on daisy chained installations — no need for manual DIP switch setting — front panel LED indicates station position
  • Port names automatically reconfigured when station sequence is changed
  • 17" LCD display supports Video resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024 DDC2 B
  • Operating temperature 32º to 104º Fahrenheit



  • TL-B020-008-17 8-port KVM Switch
  • AC power adapter
  • Instruction manual
  • Flash-upgrade cable
  • TL-B015-000 USB to PS/2 adapter
  • 5 year Warranty

This single unit includes an 8 port KVM switch, keyboard, 17" LCD monitor and touchpad - all in only 1U of rack space. The console stores neatly in the rack and slides out when needed. Up to 504 computers may be controlled from this single console by daisy-chaining additional 16 port KVM switches (model TL-B022-016). Ports can be switched using the touchpad with On Screen Display (OSD), or by using the keyboard "hot key" functions. Ability to control PS/2 or USB with the optional cable kit.
Part # TL-B020-008-17
# of Users 1
Console Yes
Port Control Push Buttons, HotKeys, OSD
Max CPU 504
Cat5 KVM Switch No
IP Remote Access Yes with B051-000
Unit Dimensions 1.75"H x 16.75"W x 24"D (4.45cm x 42.55cm x 60.96cm)
Weight 47.4 lbs
Color Black
Style 1 Rackmount Console
LCD Monitor 17" (43.18cm)
Relative Humidity 0% to 80%
Operating Temperature 32°F to 120°F
BTUs 76.1 BTUs at 120V, 50Hz or 83.98 BTUs at 230V, 50Hz
Ports 8
Computer/Server Ports (8) HD15 (Female)
Other Ports DB25 (Male)
Local Console Ports Port 1: HD15 (Female)
Port 2: (2) Mini DIN6 (Female)
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) 1-year limited warranty








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NetDirector 8-Port 1U Rackmount Console KVM Switch

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Good Item

By Sebastien

from Fort Lauderdale, FL

Staff Reviewer


  • Compact
  • Easy to Install
  • Easy to Use


  • Cord Too Short

Best Uses

  • Computer Equipment
  • Office
  • Server Room

Comments about NetDirector 8-Port 1U Rackmount Console KVM Switch:

Imagine that you have access up to 8 computers/servers with only one screen/keyboard/mouse...wouldn't it be great?
Well, that's what I'm doing in my server room thanks to this console KVM/Switch. It helps me a lot when I have to work on the servers: Just press one button to switch to the computer I want, and here it is!
Just make sure to have long cables if your computers are far away from the console KMV.

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