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8-Port 1U Rack-Mount USB/PS2 KVM Switch with On-Screen Display

Model Number: B042-008


  • 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

Tripp Lite's NetController 8-Port, 1U rackmount 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 8 directly connected computers, or expand the number of connected computers to up to 248 by daisychaining up to 15 additional B042-Series KVM switches. Switch between connected computers via the On-Screen Display (OSD), pushbuttons, 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" 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

Package Includes

  • B042-008 NetController 8-Port, 1U rackmount KVM switch
  • External Power Supply with NEMA 1-15P Plug (Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 0.5A / Output: 9V, 1A)
  • Rackmount hardware
  • 8 In. Daisychain cable ( for longer daisy-chain cables, see Tripp Lite P781 series cables)
  • Daisychain 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
AC AdapterInput: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 1.0A / Output: 9V, 1.33A
ConsoleNo
Max CPU248
INPUT
Voltage Compatibility (VAC)100; 110; 120; 127; 200; 208; 220; 230; 240
External Power Supply Input Specs (V / Hz / A)100-240V / 50/60Hz / 1.0A
External Power Supply Output Specs (V / A)9V/ 1.33A
External Power Supply Cord Length (ft.)5
External Power Supply DC Barrel Connector SpecsOD: 5.5 x 2.1 x 9.5mm, Positive Pin, Negative Sleeve
External Power Supply Plug(s)NEMA 1-15P North America
External Power Supply CertificationsFCC; UL; cUL; TUV; CB
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
LED IndicatorsRed (Link); Green (Selected PC)
PHYSICAL
ColorBlack
Material of ConstructionSECC
RackmountableYes
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)2.80 x 17.30 x 11.50
Shipping Weight (lbs.)6.30
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)1.8 x 16.1 x 6.5
Unit Packaging TypeBox
Unit Weight (lbs.)4.00
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
Power Consumption (Watts)6.4
COMMUNICATIONS
IP Remote Access  No
CONNECTIONS
Ports8
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
PORT EXPANSION
Max Distance (Between any 2 Units)98ft (30m)
Max Number of Ports (Entire Chain)248
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Number of Users1
NIAP-Certified Secure  No
On-Screen Display (OSD)Yes
Port SelectionPushbutton; Hotkey; OSD
Max Supported Video Resolution2048 x 1536 @60Hz
Driver RequiredNo
Cat5 KVM SwitchNo
TechnologyPS/2; USB; VGA/SVGA
CERTIFICATIONS
CertificationsTested to CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)3-year limited warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Additional FAQs may be available on the B042008 model support page.

Accessories

KVM Switch Accessories
  Model Number Description
B013-330 | KVM Switch Accessories B013-330 Cat5e KVM Console Extender Kit
B051-000 | KVM Switch Accessories B051-000 IP Remote Access Unit for KVM Switches and Servers
P780-006 | KVM Switch Accessories P780-006 USB/PS2 Combo Cable Kit for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 6-ft.
P780-010 | KVM Switch Accessories P780-010 USB/PS2 Combo Cable Kit for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 10-ft.
P780-015 | KVM Switch Accessories P780-015 USB/PS2 Combo Cable Kit for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 15-ft.
P781-006 | KVM Switch Accessories P781-006 Daisychain Cable for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 6-ft.
P781-010 | KVM Switch Accessories P781-010 Daisychain Cable for NetController KVM Switches B040-Series and B042-Series, 10-ft.

Extended Warranties

Part Number Description
WEXT1D 1-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT2D 2-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT3D 3-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
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