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NetCommander 16-Port Cat5 1U Rack-Mount 2+1 User VGA USB KVM Switch with IP Remote Access

Model Number: B072-016-IP2


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 ports provide 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 3 users – 1 local, 2 remote
  • Dual Ethernet ports and power supplies 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-IP2 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-IP2 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 and dual power supplies; if one fails, the other takes over, keeping access uninterrupted. 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 up to two remote users 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-IP2. 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 or B078-101-USB2 (for USB) or B078-101-PS2 (for PS/2) with each server that will be connected with Cat5 cable
  • 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
  • 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 + 2 remote users 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 or B078-101-USB2 (USB) 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

Package Includes

  • B072-016-IP2 16-Port Cat5 2+1 User 1U Rack-Mount KVM Switch with IP Remote Access
  • C13 to 5-15P Power Cords (x2)
  • Rack-Mount Hardware
  • CD with Owner's Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
TAA compliant RoHS compliant

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332177278
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
Redundancy - Dual Power InputsYes
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 13.90 x 23.00
Shipping Weight (lbs.)10.00
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)1.7 x 17.3 x 11
Unit Packaging TypeBox
Unit Weight (lbs.)7.50
ENVIRONMENTAL
Storage Temperature Range-40 to 158 F (-40 to 70 C)
Relative Humidity0% to 80% RH, Non-Condensing
Operating Temperature32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
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 1HD15 (FEMALE)
Side A - Connector 2(3) USB A (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 Users3
NIAP-Certified Secure  No
On-Screen Display (OSD)Yes
Port SelectionHotkey; OSD
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/6/6a 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

Recent updates to the Firefox browser have limited support for Java plugins, which has affected usage of the browser application used to initiate a remote KVM session. To address this, a non-browser application is available for download here.
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.
The NetCommander IP KVM switches do not support Virtual Media on Ubuntu operating systems. For Virtual Media support on Ubuntu, our B064-Series NetDirector IP KVM switches are recommended.
IP Remote Access KVM Switches include built-in IP remote access (also known as KVM over IP), so you can manage servers over a local network or over the Internet through a standard browser or multi-platform client software. For a full explanation of IP KVM switches, click here
Yes. Tripp Lite has a non-browser client available for download that allows you to remotely access your KVM from a Windows computer while bypassing the Java Security prompts. Also available for free download is Tripp Lite’s NETCOMMANDER-AXS software, which lets you access all of your Tripp Lite NetCommander IP KVM Switches (B070 and B072 IP Series) from a single interface on a Windows computer, while at the same time bypassing the Java Security prompts. To download the non-browser client and/or NETCOMMANDER-AXS software, go here and type in your KVM model name.
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Additional FAQs may be available on the B072016IP2 model support page.

Accessories

Network Cables & Adapters
  Model Number Description
N105-007-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N105-007-GY Cat5e 350MHz Molded Shielded Patch Cable STP (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 7-ft.
N105-010-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N105-010-GY Cat5e 350MHz Molded Shielded Patch Cable STP (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 10-ft.
N105-025-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N105-025-GY Cat5e 350MHz Molded Shielded Patch Cable STP (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 25-ft.
N105-050-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N105-050-GY Cat5e 350MHz Molded Shielded Patch Cable STP (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 50-ft.
N105-100-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N105-100-GY Cat5e 350MHz Molded Shielded Patch Cable STP (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 100-ft.
N125-007-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N125-007-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded Patch Cable STP (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 7-ft.
N125-010-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N125-010-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded Patch Cable STP (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 10-ft.
N125-025-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N125-025-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded Patch Cable STP (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 25-ft.
N125-050-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N125-050-GY Cat6 Gigabit Molded Shielded Patch Cable STP (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 50-ft.
N201-007-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N201-007-GY Cat6 Gigabit Snagless Molded Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 7-ft.
N201-014-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N201-014-GY Cat6 Gigabit Snagless Molded Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 14-ft.
N201-025-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N201-025-GY Cat6 Gigabit Snagless Molded Patch Cable (RJ45 M/M) - Gray, 25-ft.
N201-050-GY | Network Cables & Adapters N201-050-GY Cat6 Gigabit Snagless Molded 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-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
WEXT1L 1-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT2L 2-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT3N 3-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
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