KVM extenders are devices designed to increase the distance between a keyboard, monitor and mouse (KVM station) and a computer.
USB keyboard and mouse protocols are only designed to run a distance of about 5-10m, and digital video signal quality is typically starting to deteriorate beyond about the same cable length (depending on the type of cable and interface)
They are a convenient solution to transmit these signals over long distances up to 150m (CATx) or even further via fibre cables. The main purpose of KVM extenders is to provide point-to-point computer extension and giving access to computers from remote locations (e.g. secure data centres), ultimately helping to increase productivity workflow and workspace ergonomics.
KVM extenders are used for a range of applications such as:
Remote PC access: enable remote high-speed KVM access to a single computer at HD display resolutions
Multi PC access: control multiple remote computers with a single set of peripherals for an extended desktop experience
Improve workspace ergonomics: reduce noise and clutter at the work place
Secure computers in safeguarded locations: protect them from damage, technical failures or major power outages
Data access protection: prevent content theft or unauthorised network access by limiting software/hardware access.
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