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NetCommander 16-Port Cat5 1U Rack-Mount 1+1 User VGA USB KVM Switch with IP Remote Access

Model Number: B072-016-1-IP


Control up to 16 computers from virtually anywhere with one Cat5 KVM switch. This KVM switch with IP remote access is a smart solution for efficient server control. Low-cost Cat5 cables let you locate servers up to 100 ft. away.
  • 16-port KVM switch provides control of computers/servers locally or via your network or the Internet
  • Occupies just 1U of rack space
  • Low-cost Cat5 cabling allows longer distances, reduces cable clutter
  • Simultaneous support for 2 users – 1 local, 1 remote
  • Dual Ethernet ports assure uninterrupted remote access
  • Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases
  • 3-year limited warranty

Overview

Tripp Lite’s B072-016-1-IP KVM Switch is the optimal solution for controlling up to 16 computers/servers locally, from across the room, down the street or around the globe on a network or the Internet.

This KVM switch can be accessed and controlled remotely, so there’s no need to travel to the server room or network closet. A Java-based application allows access via web browser from any secure IP connection; a non-browser client that can bypass browser-related Java Security prompts is available.

The B072-016-1-IP uses inexpensive, user-supplied Cat5e/6/6a cabling with Server Interface Units (sold separately) so you can connect computers/servers located up to 100 ft. away from the switch. This switch features dual Ethernet ports; if one fails, the other takes over, keeping remote access uninterrupted. Users can switch easily between the 16 ports using an on-screen display (OSD), hotkey commands or a remote toolbar. Multi-level password protection prohibits unauthorized users from accessing connected computers, and a local user and a remote user can each log on and access different ports simultaneously.

Two serial ports allow control of serial-manageable devices such as IP PDUs, firewalls and routers; individual ports can be assigned to an IP PDU port to power on/off the server connected to that port. This KVM switch is compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems, and provides remote access using a Windows computer. It supports VGA video resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz. Heavy-duty steel housing stands up to frequent use.

Virtual Media allows an .iso file to be mounted to a target server and accessed as if it were stored directly on it. Virtual Media data transfer rates up to 12Mbps are supported when using a B078-101-USB2 Server Interface Unit. Other features include RADIUS and LDAP/S authentication, system-sent SNMP messaging and an event log that tracks logins, reboots and network setting changes.

Free NetCommander-AXS Management Software is available to access and control all of your Tripp Lite NetCommander IP KVM switches (B070 and B072 series). From a single interface, you can access server ports on any of your KVM switches, power cycle or power on/off outlets of IP PDUs and manage KVM settings. This software can be downloaded free of charge from the model support page for the B072-016-1-IP. Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases.

Features

Saves Space and Money
  • Mounts in a standard 19 in. rack
  • Inexpensive Cat5e/6/6a cabling lets you locate servers up to 100 ft. from the switch
  • Use a Server Interface Unit, B078-101-USB-1 (for USB) or B078-101-PS2 (for PS/2) with each server to be connected with Cat5 cable; use a B078-101-USB2 to support Virtual Media data transfer rates up to 12Mbps
  • 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.
IP Remote Access for Fewer Trips to the Server Room
  • Control this KVM switch over IP: remote access means there’s no need to travel to the server room or network closet
  • Java-based application allows Windows computers to control a target server via web browser from any location over a secured IP connection
  • A non-browser client is available that allows Windows computers to remotely access the KVM without the need for a browser and without the need to install Java
  • 1 local + 1 remote user can access different ports concurrently; up to 5 users can share a single remote session
  • Supports both IPv4 and IPv6
Simplifies IT Tasks
  • On-screen display, hot keys and remote toolbar for easy use
  • Free NetCommander-AXS Management Software gives you remote access and control over all your Tripp Lite NetCommander IP KVM switches (B070 and B072 series)
  • Video resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz are supported
  • 2 serial ports allow control of serial-manageable devices such as IP PDUs, firewalls and routers; assign individual ports to an IP PDU port to power on/off the server connected to that port
  • BIOS-level control of any brand and model server, regardless of the server’s condition and network connectivity
  • Virtual Media allows an .iso file to be mounted to a target server and accessed as if it were directly stored on it
  • Virtual Media data transfer rates up to 12Mbps are supported when using a B078-101-USB2 Server Interface Unit; a B078-101-USB-1 Server Interface Unit can be used for Virtual Media support, but only at speeds up to 1Mbps
  • Fast Virtual Media KVM System patented under Pat. No. US 9,417,720
  • System-sent messages to SNMP server notify you of network failures
  • Supports RADIUS and LDAP/S authentication
  • Log tracks events such as logins, reboots and network setting changes on your installation
Advanced Security Features
  • Multi-level password protection: create administrator accounts with full access and user accounts with limited access
  • Supports TLS 1.2 security protocol
  • You can install SSL certificates to ensure secure transactions between web servers and browsers
Built to Last
  • Flash-upgradable firmware over the network
  • Heavy-duty steel housing stands up to frequent use

TAA Compliant
  • Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases

System Requirements

  • Computer with HD15 (VGA) port, and USB port or PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports
  • User-supplied Cat5e/6/6a cabling
  • B078-101-USB-1 (USB), B078-101-USB2 or B078-101-PS2 (PS/2) Server Interface Unit is required for each connected computer/server
  • 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 Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Remote access supported using Windows computers
  • Remote console computers require minimum Pentium 4 with 2 GB memory

Hardware Versions
A new hardware version (v2) of the B072-016-1-IP was released in 2014, requiring different firmware from the previous version (v1). The Support tab of this page includes a zip folder for v1. Along with the applicable firmware, it contains an FW Notes file to help you determine which hardware version you have and which firmware to use. The current firmware comes pre-installed on all v2 models.

Package Includes

  • 16-Port Cat5 1+1 User 1U Rack-Mount VGA USB KVM Switch with IP Remote Access
  • C13 to 5-15P Power Cord
  • Rack-Mount Hardware
  • CD with Owner's Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
TAA compliant RoHS compliant

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332141606
INPUT
Voltage Compatibility (VAC)100; 110; 120; 127; 200; 208; 220; 230; 240
Input Frequency50/60Hz
Input Current120V (1.2A) / 230V (0.7A)
Power Input ReceptacleIEC-320-C14
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
LED IndicatorsBlue (Power)
PHYSICAL
ColorBlack
Material of ConstructionSECC (Steel, Electrogalvanized, Cold rolled, Coil)
RackmountableYes
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)4.30 x 10.10 x 22.80
Shipping Weight (lbs.)6.60
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)1.7 x 6.7 x 17.3
Unit Packaging TypeBox
Unit Weight (lbs.)4.70
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  171 BTU/Hr
Power Consumption (Watts)50
COMMUNICATIONS
IP Remote Access  Yes
Network Speed10/100 Mbps
CONNECTIONS
Ports16
PC/Server ConnectionsPS/2; USB; VGA
Side A - Connector 1(3) USB A (FEMALE)
Side A - Connector 2HD15 (FEMALE)
Side A - Connector 3(4) RJ45 (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 1(16) RJ45 (FEMALE)
Computer Keyboard and Mouse InterfacePS/2; USB
Computer Monitor InterfaceVGA
Console Keyboard and Mouse InterfaceUSB
Console Monitor InterfaceVGA
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Number of Users2
NIAP-Certified Secure  No
On-Screen Display (OSD)Yes
Port SelectionHotkey; OSD; Remote Selector
Max Supported Video ResolutionLocal : 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz ; Remote : 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
USB SpecificationUSB 2.0 (up to 480 Mbps)
Driver RequiredNo
Authentication SupportedRADIUS; LDAPS
Cat5 KVM SwitchYes
Recommended Category CableCat5e/6 Cables
TechnologyCat5/5e; PS/2; Serial (RS232); USB; VGA/SVGA
REMOTE ACCESS
Virtual Media Speed  Up to 12 Mbps (using B078-101-USB2)
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.
When using Internet Explorer 9, you must run it in Compatibility View. To turn Compatibility View on, click the “Broken Page” icon at the right-side of the address bar. When activated, this icon will be shaded in blue. You must also run Internet Explorer as an administrator. To do this, right-click on the Internet Explorer icon and choose “Run as administrator.”
The username and password box will not always open when using Internet Explorer 8 and 9. This issue is most commonly found in Windows XP and 7. Adding /ui.jnlp to the end of your URL will bring up the username and password box. This issue does not occur when using Firefox or Chrome.
The latest firmware is compatible with Java version 1.7. You can obtain the latest firmware from the Support tab on the product web 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.
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Additional FAQs may be available on the B0720161IP model support page.

Accessories

Network Cables & Adapters
  Model Number Description
N125-007-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N125-007-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 7 ft.
N125-010-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N125-010-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 10 ft.
N125-050-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N125-050-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 50 ft.
N125-025-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N125-025-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 25 ft.
Copper Network Cables
  Model Number Description
N125-025-GY | Copper Network Cables N125-025-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 25 ft.
N125-050-GY | Copper Network Cables N125-050-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 50 ft.
N125-010-GY | Copper Network Cables N125-010-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 10 ft.
N125-007-GY | Copper Network Cables N125-007-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded STP Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M), Gray, 7 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-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
B078-101-USB2 | KVM Switch Accessories B078-101-USB2 NetCommander USB Server Interface Unit (SIU) with Virtual Media up to 12Mbps

Extended Warranties

Part Number Description
WEXT1M 1-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT2M 2-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT3M 3-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
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