CableOrganizer.com's selection of KVM switches gives you a wide range of options for controlling multiple PCs and servers in your network from a single mouse console, keyboard, or video monitor. With 4, 8, 16, and 32-port network switches from Tripp Lite, NetDirector™, and Black Box, you'll be able to efficiently manage multi-computer information systems of many different sizes, all while cutting down on unnecessary extra cables, monitors, keyboards and mice.
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The Difference between KVM Switches and Ethernet Switches
When you need to control multiple PCs or Servers or bring your network up to speed, you will find yourself in the market for a KVM or Ethernet switch. You might be wondering what the difference is, and which one is right for your needs. Well, look no further because we’re going to explain the difference between the two right here.
KVM switches come in a wide range of options that allow you to control multiple computers or servers in your network from a single console, keyboard, or video monitor. CableOrganizer.com has 4, 8, 16, and 32-port network switches from a variety of vendors so that you can find exactly what you need.
“KVM” is actually an abbreviation for “keyboard, video, and mouse”, and it is considered a hardware device. Many computers can be connected to a KVM, but typically a smaller number of computers can be controlled at once. Many devices come with a built-in USB device and audio capability.
An Ethernet switch is different from a KVM switch. It is considered a central hub that is wired to every single computer and network device in an Ethernet. In places like homes and small offices, Ethernet switches are usually built directly into the router.
Different variations of Ethernet switches exist, such as the 10/100 and 10/100/1000. These kinds of Ethernet switches are compatible with slower-speed devices. Unmanaged switched have no user configuration and is placed in the network with all cables plugged in. When it is switched on there is nothing left to do. Managed switches are better options for large networks. It can be configured for speed, users can be combined, and traffic and network activity can be monitored and reported.
KVM vs. Ethernet Switches
As you can see, the two different kinds of switches have very different functions. Based on your needs, you can pick the right one the help you execute your job flawlessly. We have a large variety of both types of switches, ranging from simple and complex to everything in between!