Tripp Lite
1111 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
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Minicom Smart 216 IP - 16-Port Multi-User, Remote Access Cat5 KVM Switch for Rack Environments


Simultaneous remote and local access to servers

The Smart 216 IP (also available with 32 ports - Smart 232 IP), enables one local and two remote users access and control of up to 16 servers. In addition, two remote users can operate serial sessions for controlling serial devices such as routers, managed network switches or PDU's. These rack-mountable, 1U sized switches feature KVM over CAT5 technology that directly connects the switch to each computer in the server room, eliminating cable clutter and providing up to 30m/100ft of distance between server and switch. The Smart 216 IP has a built-in web server enabling two remote users seamless access to target servers via a single IP address.

From server rooms to data centers

The Smart 216 IP overcomes many of the challenges facing distributed server rooms and data centers – making them the ideal solution for forward looking corporations requiring a versatile, high-performance KVM switch.

KVM IP power control

You can control the power of your servers remotely through seamless integration with any Smart PDU (SNMP). That means you can Execute critical power commands during a remote KVM session and you can Cut response time dramatically while avoiding hazardous mistakes - reboot servers faster without juggling between management applications.

Industry standard security protocol

Utilizes the highly secure 256 AES encryption protocol to guard your corporate data through every kind of remote access device. This technology efficiently prevents unauthorized access and security breaches.

Absolute mouse support

Absolutely no mouse latency in remote session. for optimal, no compromise, remote user experience. Both Linux and Windows OS support


  • 16 Ports
  • 3 simultaneous KVM Users (2 remote and 1 local)
  • 2 additional serial session users
  • Control the power of your servers remotely through seamless integration with any Smart PDU (SNMP)
  • BIOS level access
  • USB keyboard and mouse console
  • Absolute mouse support
  • Multi-platform – PS/2 and USB support
  • Extends distance between servers and switch up to 30 meters/100 feet over Cat5e cable
  • Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule Purchases

System Requirements

Operating System

  • Target Server: Windows, Novell, Linux, SUN Solaris
  • Client Computer: Windows 2000 or higher with IE 6.0 or higher and ActiveX


  • Target Server: 1600 x 1200 @ 85Hz
  • Client Computer: Recommended that resolution should be higher than local computer resolution

Package Includes

  • Smart 216 IP Cat5 KVM Switch
  • RS232 Download Cable
  • Rackmount Kit
  • Owner's Manual
TAA compliant RoHS compliant


UPC Code654518209938
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)5.00 x 1.08 x 1.66
Shipping Weight (lbs.)7.70
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)1.7 x 17 x 10.6
Unit Weight (lbs.)5.165
Storage Temperature Range-40 to 70 C / -40 to 158 F
Relative Humidity80% Non-Condensing
Operating Temperature0 to 40 C / 32 to 104 F
Port ControlHotkeys, OSD, Remote Toolbar
IP Remote Access  Yes
Computer/Server Ports16
PC/Server ConnectionsUSB; PS/2; VGA; Serial
Number of Users3
NIAP-Certified Secure  No
Cat5 KVM SwitchYes
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)3-year limited warranty

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Tripp Lite
1111 West 35th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60609
United States

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