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NetCommander 8-Port Cat5 KVM Switch 1U Rack-Mount

Model Number: B072-008-1


  • 8 RJ45 Ports utilize inexpensive Cat5 patch cables
  • Expandable - Cascade a second level of KVM switches to control up to 128 servers from a single station
  • Compatible with all major operating systems
  • Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases
  • 3-year limited warranty
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Overview

Tripp Lite's 8-Port NetCommander 1U Rackmount Cat5 KVM Switch, is the next generation of our cost-effective, feature rich, KVM switches. It's sleek, 1U design and compact size, features RJ45 connection ports that utilize inexpensive Cat5 patch cables, reducing the amount of cable clutter normally found with traditional KVM cabling. Easily switch between CPU's with Push Buttons, Hot-Key commands, or built-in On Screen Display (OSD) menu function. Cascadability allows connection to up to 128 computers. Compatible with PS/2 and USB computers, VGA, SVGA, or XGA monitors, as well as all major operating systems. Constructed of heavy-duty steel housing. Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases.

Features

  • Expandable - Cascade a second level of KVM switches to control up to 128 servers from a single station
  • Extend distance: between computer and switch up to 30 meters/100 ft.
  • Rack mountable: sleek, 1U space saving KVM switches
  • Innovative CAT5 technology: eliminate cable clutter at the rack
  • Multi-layer security: protects your corporate data
  • Easy server management: choice of On Screen Display, Hot-key,or push button control
  • Multi-platform: PS/2 and USB support
  • To convert DisplayPort or HDMI computers to VGA, use Tripp Lite adapters P134-06N-VGA-V2 or P131-06N. Maximum video resolutions using adapters may vary.
  • Easily add IP functionality with Tripp Lite Model B051-000
  • Add Tripp Lite Model B021-000-17 for space saving, in-the-rack, LCD, Keyboard and Mouse
  • Compact Size: 17"W x 5"D x 1.75"H
  • Video Resolution: 1600x1200@75Hz
  • Internal Power Supply
  • Compatible with all major operating systems
  • Constructed of heavy-duty steel housing
  • Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases

System Requirements

  • Computers: The Tripp Lite B078-101-USB-1 Server Interface Module must be used to connect a server to the server ports on the KVM switch.
  • For computers with Displayport or HDMI, change to VGA using Tripp Lite adapters P134-06N-VGA-V2 or P131-06N. Maximum video resolutions using adapters may vary.
  • Compatible with all major operating systems

Package Includes

  • 8-Port NetCommander 1U Rackmount Cat5 KVM Switch
  • 6ft Power Cord
  • 6ft Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • Rackmount Bracket kit
TAA compliant RoHS compliant

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332127532
ConsoleNo
Max CPU128
INPUT
Voltage Compatibility (VAC)100; 110; 120; 127; 200; 208; 220; 230; 240
Input Frequency50/60Hz
Input Current120V (0.7A) / 230V (0.3A)
Power Input ReceptacleIEC-320-C14
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
LED IndicatorsGreen(CPU ON, SELECTED)
PHYSICAL
ColorBlack
Material of ConstructionSECC (Steel, Electrogalvanized, Cold rolled, Coil)
RackmountableYes
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)4.40 x 7.40 x 20.00
Shipping Weight (lbs.)5.20
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)1.7 x 4.8 x 16.8
Unit Packaging TypeBox
Unit Weight (lbs.)3.50
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature Range32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
Storage Temperature Range-40 to 158 F (-40 to 70 C)
Relative Humidity0% to 80% RH, Non-Condensing
BTUs  27.3 BTU/Hr
Power Consumption (Watts)8
COMMUNICATIONS
IP Remote Access  No
CONNECTIONS
Ports8
PC/Server ConnectionsVGA; USB; PS/2
Side A - Connector 1HD15 (FEMALE)
Side A - Connector 2(2) MINI DIN-6 (FEMALE)
Side A - Connector 3RJ11 (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 1(8) RJ45 (FEMALE)
Computer Keyboard and Mouse InterfacePS/2; USB
Computer Monitor InterfaceVGA
Console Keyboard and Mouse InterfacePS/2
Console Monitor InterfaceVGA
PORT EXPANSION
Max Distance (Between any 2 Units)100 ft (30.5m)
Max Number of Ports (Entire Chain)128
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Number of Users1
NIAP-Certified Secure  No
On-Screen Display (OSD)Yes
Port SelectionPushbutton; Hotkey; OSD
Max Supported Video Resolution1600 X 1200 @ 75 Hz
Driver RequiredNo
Cat5 KVM SwitchYes
Recommended Category CableCat5e/6 Cables
TechnologyCat5/5e; PS/2; USB; VGA/SVGA
CERTIFICATIONS
CertificationsTested to UL 60950-1 (USA), CAN/CSA (Canada), FCC Part 15 Class A, CE, IEC 60950-1, RoHS, REACH
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)3-year limited warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

This issue can be resolved by upgrading the firmware of your KVM switch. An alternate firmware version is available to address this problem and can be found in the Help & Downloads tab of the B072-008-1, B072-016-1 and B072-016-1-IP web page or in the software dowload section of the Service & Support page.
The DDC information from the monitor may need to be stored in the connected SIUs. When a computer is connected through the SIU to the KVM Console, it is recommended that the DDC function in the OSD be performed. This stores the DDC information of the monitor in the SIU so that it can send the optimal display settings to the connected computer. Follow these steps to copy the DDC information of the KVM Console Display into the SIU: 1. Make sure the computer is connected to the KVM Console via SIU (the video may appear corrupted and in the wrong resolution). 2. Press the Hotkey (default is [Shift] [Shift]) to open the OSD. 3. Press F10 to start the DDC function. A “Please Wait” message will appear for 1-2 seconds while the DDC information is burned to the connected SIUs. 4. Access the connected computers. The connected computers should now refresh their video mode automatically to match the monitor DDC information coming from the SIU. On Windows 7 and above, the DDC information should be reflected automatically and the screen resolution will change. Other operating systems require a reboot.
GEN10/KVM incompatibility: HP has addressed the issue concerning No video/intermittent video when connected to VGA monitor through a KVM. This issue came about as a full-time power management service which was incorporated into the HP Gen10 servers. A firmware release from HP updates the system to allow the VGA aspect of this service to be turned off. Please see HP GEN10 KVM Video Solution.

Additional FAQs may be available on the B0720081 model support page.

Accessories

Network Cables & Adapters
  Model Number Description
N105-007-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N105-007-GY Cat5e 350 MHz Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 7 ft.
N105-010-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N105-010-GY Cat5e 350 MHz Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 10 ft.
N105-025-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N105-025-GY Cat5e 350 MHz Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 25 ft.
N105-050-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N105-050-GY Cat5e 350 MHz Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 50 ft.
KVM Switch Accessories
  Model Number Description
B078-101-PS2 | KVM Switch Accessories B078-101-PS2 NetCommander PS2 Server Interface Unit (SIU)
B078-101-USB | KVM Switch Accessories B078-101-USB KVM Switch Accessories - NetCommander USB Server Interface Unit (SIU)
B078-101-USB-1 | KVM Switch Accessories B078-101-USB-1 NetCommander USB Server Interface Unit (SIU) - Single
B078-101-USB-8 | KVM Switch Accessories B078-101-USB-8 NetCommander USB Server Interface Unit (SIU) - 8-Pack

Extended Warranties

Part Number Description
WEXT1E 1-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT2E 2-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT3E 3-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
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