integrated KVMoIP and serial console terminal server

Owen DeLong owen at
Fri Apr 24 11:52:01 CDT 2009

I haven't really found a combo unit I like as yet.

For KVM, I like the Raritan products.
For Serial, I prefer the Avocent line.


On Apr 23, 2009, at 3:17 PM, Joe Abley wrote:

> Hi all,
> What is everybody's favourite combination rack-mount VGA/USB KVM- 
> over-IP and serial console concentrator in 2009?
> I'm looking for something that will accommodate 8 or so 9600bps  
> serial devices and about 12 VGA/USB devices, all reachable over IP  
> via sane means (ssh, https, etc). Being able to trunk everything  
> through cat5E/RJ45 plant is not necessary; in this application  
> everything is in the same cabinet.
> Avocent seem to make a likely-looking box, but (a) it's a bit  
> insanely expensive, and (b) the adapters that you connect using RJ45  
> to the avocent and via RS232 to the serial devices *each seem to  
> require a power supply* which frankly makes me recoil in horror.  
> Perhaps I mis-read the glossy web page.
> Advice would be appreciated; direct mail is fine; I can summarise  
> back to the list if there is interest in me doing so.
> Joe

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