Model Number: B020-U08-19-K

NetDirector 8-Port 1U Rack-Mount Console KVM Switch with 19-in. LCD + 8 PS2/USB Combo Cables


Control up to 8 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
  • 19” LCD screen supports video resolutions up to 1280 x 1024
  • Simplifies IT tasks with easy switching between all 8 ports
  • Provides 2-level password security (administrator and user)
  • Combo cables (included) connect to PS/2 or USB servers



















Tripp Lite’s B020-U08-19-K 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 8 computers/servers.

The B020-U08-19-K has a built-in 19” LCD screen that supports video resolutions up to 1280 x 1024. You can switch easily between the 8 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.

The eight included P778-series combo cable kits support both PS/2 and USB connections, so no adapters are required. A console cable kit can be plugged into the rear of the unit to allow for connection of a Tripp Lite B051-000 IP Remote Access Unit or an external console. A USB port on the front of the keyboard lets you connect an external mouse, plus an external USB 1.1 port means you can add a peripheral that can be shared across all connected servers. When not in use, the B020-U08-19-K stores neatly in a rack drawer and pulls out when needed. This KVM console is compatible with all major operating systems. Heavy-duty steel housing stands up to frequent use.


Saves Space and Money
  • Combines an 8-port KVM switch, 19” LCD screen, full keyboard and touchpad in a 1U rack-mountable drawer
  • Mounts into 19”-wide rack, 26”-38” deep
  • Control up to 8 servers from a single, easily accessible console – ideal when rack space is at a premium
  • Includes eight P778-Series cables that support computers with either PS/2 or USB connections
  • Flip-up/fold-down screen keeps the console from blocking access to rack equipment when not in use
  • Eliminates need to buy costly separate monitors, keyboards and mice for each computer/server

Simplifies IT Tasks
  • Switch easily between the 16 ports via on-console buttons, on-screen display or hot keys; OSD can be set to English, Spanish, French, German or Japanese
  • 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 19” LCD
  • Extra-wide display makes multitasking easier
  • Supports video resolutions up to 1280 x 1024
  • DDC emulation allows 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

Expandability and Long-Lasting Reliability
  • A console cable kit is included so you can connect the external console port to a keyboard, mouse or monitor, or a Tripp Lite B051-000 IP Remote Access Unit
  • An additional USB port on the front of the unit lets you connect an external USB mouse; a USB port is also available to share a peripheral such as a flash drive or external hard drive with all the connected servers
  • Compatible with all major operating systems for easy integration into your existing structure
  • Firmware is upgradable with included cable and utility
  • Heavy-duty steel housing stands up to frequent use

System Requirements

  • Computer with HD15 port, and USB port or PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports
  • P778-006 USB/PS2 combo KVM cable kit is required for each connected computer/server
  • Compatible with all major operating systems
  • Power consumption: 120V, 60Hz, 28.5W; 230V, 50Hz, 29.1W

Package Includes

  • B020-U08-19-K 1U rackmount console KVM switch with 19” LCD
  • (x8) P778-006 6 ft. USB/PS2 combo KVM cable kits
  • USB/PS2 combo console cable kit
  • RJ11 to DB9 firmware upgrade cable
  • C13 to 5-15P power cord
  • Grounding wire
  • Rackmount hardware
  • CD with owner's manual
  • Quick start guide
RoHS compliant


Users 1
Console Yes
Max CPU 8
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported 100V AC; 110V AC; 115V AC; 120V AC; 127V AC; 140V AC; 200V AC; 208V AC; 220V AC; 230V AC; 240V AC
Input Frequency 50/60Hz
Input Current 120V (0.8A) / 230V (0.4A)
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.) 1.75 x 17 x 27
Unit Weight (lbs.) 30.6
Included Mounting Accessories Yes
Color Black
LCD Monitor (in.) 19
Storage Temperature Range -4 Degrees F to 140 degrees F (-20 to +60 C)
Relative Humidity 0 to 80% RH, Non-condensing
Operating Temperature 32 Degrees F to 120 Degrees F (0 to 50 C)
Port Control Push Buttons, Hotkeys, OSD
IP Remote Access No
Ports 8
Computer/Server Ports (x8) HD18 (Female)
Firmware Upgrade Port RJ45
PC/Server Connections PS/2
Included Cable (Side A) - Connector 1 HD18 Male
Included Cable (Side B) - Connector 2 PS/2 male
Included Cable (Side B) - Connector 3 PS/2 Male
Included Cable (Side B) - Connector 4 USB A Male
Cat5 KVM Switch No
Autoscan (Y,N) Y
Certifications UL 60950-1 (USA), CAN/CSA (Canada), FCC Part 15 Class A, CE, IEC 60950-1
Approvals UL, cUL, CE, FCC, RoHS
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) 1-year limited warranty


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Tripp LiteNetDirector 8-Port 1U Rack-Mount Console KVM Switch with 19-in. LCD + 8 PS2/USB Combo Cables

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By Mike B

from Baltimore, MD

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Comments about Tripp Lite NetDirector 8-Port 1U Rack-Mount Console KVM Switch with 19-in. LCD + 8 PS2/USB Combo Cables:

I have been building server racks for about three years now and my company has always ordered another brand of KVM (Advocent.) After experiencing many issues with the other brand, I was asked to find a new KVM for use in the future. I've had this one for about 1 month now and it has been better in every way.
It comes as one piece so there is no assembly required. It responds very quickly when cycling through the servers and cycling is as easy as pressing one button. The display is big and clear and the unit locks into the rack with two spring loaded latches, which is much nicer than the thumbscrews I'm used to that never work right. The only problem I have, and this might just be me, is that the cycle controls feel backward. I use the thing every day and still find myself cycling the wrong way constantly (This is a very minor inconvenience though because, as I said before, cycling is very easy anyway.)
All in all, it has been very easy to work with so far and I have recommended this product for future use.

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