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NetDirector 16-Port 1U Rack-Mount Console KVM Switch with 17-in. LCD

Model Number: B020-016-17


Control up to 16 computers with a single KVM switch with integrated console. This KVM switch is a smart solution for secure and centralized server control that saves rack space and money.
  • Occupies just 1U of space in a rack-mountable drawer
  • 17” LCD screen supports video resolutions up to 1280 x 1024
  • Simplifies IT tasks with easy switching between all 16 ports
  • Provides 2-level password security (administrator and user)
  • Compatible with all operating systems
  • 1-year limited warranty

Overview

Tripp Lite’s B020-016-17 KVM Switch gives you a rack-mountable keyboard, LCD and touchpad in a single console that occupies only 1U of rack space. Easy to install and use, it’s the optimal solution for controlling up to 16 computers/servers. Increase the number of connected computers to up to 264 by daisy-chaining up to 31 B022-U08 KVM switches

The B020-016-17 has a built-in 17” LCD screen that supports video resolutions up to 1280 x 1024. You can switch easily between the 16 ports using on-console push buttons, an on-screen display (OSD) or keyboard hot key commands. Multi-level password security can be set up for an administrator and up to 4 local users to ensure only those with authorization can access the connected computers.

This switch controls PS/2 or USB computers/servers using a P774-Series (PS/2) or P776-Series (USB) KVM Cable Kit (one of each is included). An extra HD15 port allows an additional VGA monitor to be connected. Two PS/2 ports also are included on the rear of the unit to allow for connection of a Tripp Lite B051-000 IP Remote Access Unit or an external console. When not in use, the B020-016-17 stores neatly in a rack drawer and pulls out when needed. This KVM console is compatible with all major operating systems (special keys on Mac and Sun keyboards are not supported). Heavy-duty steel housing stands up to frequent use.

Features

Saves Valuable Space and Money
  • Combines a 16-port KVM switch, 17" LCD screen, full keyboard and touchpad in a 1U rack-mountable drawer
  • Mounts into 19”-wide rack, 24”-37” deep
  • Gives you control of up to 16 computers/servers from a single, easily accessible console – ideal when rack space is at a premium
  • Flip-up/fold-down screen keeps the console from blocking access to rack equipment when not in use
  • Eliminates need to purchase costly separate monitors, keyboards and mice for each computer/server

Simplifies IT Tasks

  • Switch quickly and easily between the 16 ports via on-console buttons, on-screen display or keyboard hot key commands
  • Hot pluggable; add or remove computers without having to power down the switch
  • Auto-scan mode automatically sequences through all active ports that are accessible to the user

Large 17” LCD
  • Wide display makes multitasking easier
  • Supports video resolutions up to 1280 x 1024
  • DDC emulation allows the video settings of each computer to be automatically adjusted for optimal output to the LCD

Multi-Level Password Security

  • Enhances security by limiting access to an administrator and up to 4 local users
  • Two-level log-out allows for manual log-out or automatic log-out after a user-defined period of time has passed

Future Expandability and Long-Lasting Reliability

  • Increase the number of connected computers to up to 264 by daisy-chaining up to 31 B022-U08 KVM switches
  • Includes additional HD15 VGA monitor port and PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports, so you can connect an external console or a Tripp Lite B051-000 IP Remote Access Unit
  • Compatible with all major operating systems for easy integration into your existing structure (special keys on Mac and Sun keyboards are not supported)
  • Firmware is easily upgradable with included cable and utility
  • Heavy-duty steel housing stands up to frequent use

System Requirements

  • PS/2 or USB computer
  • (1) P774-Series (PS/2) or P776-Series (USB) KVM Cable Kit is required for each connected computer/server
  • Compatible with all major operating systems (special keys on Mac and Sun keyboards are not supported)
  • Power consumption: 120V, 60Hz, 22.8W; 230V, 50Hz, 24W

Package Includes

  • B020-016-17 16-Port Console KVM Switch with 17" LCD
  • P774-Series 6 ft. PS/2 KVM Cable Kit
  • P776-Series 6 ft. USB KVM Cable Kit
  • C13 to 5-15P power cord
  • RJ11 to DB9 firmware upgrade cable
  • Owner’s Manual CD
RoHS compliant
Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Award

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332125378
ConsoleYes
Max CPU16
INPUT
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported100V AC; 110V AC; 115V AC; 120V AC; 127V AC; 140V AC; 200V AC; 208V AC; 220V AC; 230V AC; 240V AC
Input Frequency50/60Hz
Input Current120V (0.8A) / 230V (0.4A)
PHYSICAL
ColorBlack
LCD Monitor (in.)17
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)5.40 x 26.80 x 28.20
Shipping Weight (lbs.)36.00
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)1.75 x 16.75 x 24
ENVIRONMENTAL
Relative Humidity0% TO 80% RH
Operating Temperature32 DEGREES TO 120 DEGREES F
BTUs  (88 BTUs at 120V, 50Hz) / (93 BTUs at 120V, 50Hz)
COMMUNICATIONS
Port ControlPush Buttons, Hotkeys, OSD
IP Remote Access  No
CONNECTIONS
Ports16
Computer/Server Ports(x16) HD15 (Female)
PC/Server ConnectionsPS/2; USB; VGA
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Number of Users1
NIAP-Certified Secure  No
Cat5 KVM SwitchNo
TechnologyPS/2; USB; VGA/SVGA
CERTIFICATIONS
CertificationsUL 60950-1 (USA), CAN/CSA (Canada), FCC Part 15 Class A, CE, IEC 60950-1
ApprovalsUL, cUL, CE, FCC, RoHS
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)1-year limited warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

Currently these KVM Switches require a PS/2 keyboard. However, if your USB keyboard came with a PS/2 adapter, you may be able to use it with the B020- and B022-Series models.

Additional FAQs may be available on the B02001617 model support page.

Accessories

KVM Switch Accessories
  Model Number Description
B019-000 | KVM Switch Accessories B019-000 2-Post Rack-Mount Bracket, B020, B021, B040, and B070 Consoles & KVM Consoles
B051-000 | KVM Switch Accessories B051-000 IP Remote Access Unit for KVM Switches and Servers
P774-006 | KVM Switch Accessories P774-006 PS/2 (3-in-1) Cable Kit for NetDirector KVM Switch B020-Series and KVM B022-Series, 6-ft.
P774-010 | KVM Switch Accessories P774-010 PS/2 (3-in-1) Cable Kit for NetDirector KVM Switch B020-Series and KVM B022-Series, 10-ft.
P774-015 | KVM Switch Accessories P774-015 PS/2 (3-in-1) Cable Kit for NetDirector KVM Switch B020-Series and KVM B022-Series, 15-ft.
P774-025 | KVM Switch Accessories P774-025 PS/2 (3-in-1) Cable Kit for NetDirector KVM Switch B020-Series and KVM B022-Series, 25-ft.
P776-006 | KVM Switch Accessories P776-006 USB (2-in-1) Cable Kit for NetDirector KVM Switch B020-Series and KVM B022-Series, 6-ft.
P776-010 | KVM Switch Accessories P776-010 USB (2-in-1) Cable Kit for NetDirector KVM Switch B020-Series and KVM B022-Series, 10-ft.
P776-019 | KVM Switch Accessories P776-019 USB (2-in-1) Cable Kit for NetDirector KVM Switch B020-Series and KVM B022-Series, 19-ft.
B013-330 | KVM Switch Accessories B013-330 Cat5e KVM Console Extender Kit
USB, Lightning & FireWire
  Model Number Description
B015-000 | USB, Lightning & FireWire B015-000 USB to PS/2 Adapter for Keyboard and Mouse

Extended Warranties

Part Number Description
WEXT1P 1-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT2P 2-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT3P 3-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
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