What Rackmounted Device is best for my situation?
There are four main types of rackmounted devices: monitors, LCDs, KVMs, and keyboards. All are a very cost effective and energy efficient, because they help control many servers from one general device. Also, most rackmount equipment is usually 1U to 2U deep, which helps save valuable rack space. These units are used in a wide range of government, educational, medical, and commercial applications.
Rackmount Monitors are integrated systems that combine keyboard, monitor, and touchpad/trackball mouse. They also support HD resolutions 1080p; 1920 x 1080 HDMI, are backwards compatible, as well as support USB and PS2 keyboard interfaces. Our most popular rackmount device is RKD-KVM-17-WHDE is has the perfect size with its 17” widescreen HDMI, DVI-D and VGA Video monitor keyboard, and touchpad that fit in a 1U drawer.
Rackmount Keyboards, usually include a touchpad or trackball mouse in 1U rack space. They do not include a monitor, but can be integrated with a rackmounted KVM. The KVM-RKD-2E is a prime example of a rackmount keyboard and has a 104 key notepad, a touchpad mouse, and ability to use USB or PS2.
Rackmount LCDs can be hi-def, standard definition, or industrial grade. Industrial grade Rackmount LCDs can be equipped with either a durable aluminum bezel for face mounting, or they can use an open from design for installation inside a secured device. They can be 1U to 8U tall and a variety of sizes from 6” for industrial displays and ranging from 17” and larger for rack installations. RKMTL-7U-17-HDV is 6U 17″ Widescreen 1080p High Resolution 1920 x 1080 Rackmount LCD Monitor with HDMI, DVI-D and VGA Connectors. These units are popularly used for surveillance, monitoring and government projects.
Rackmount KVM is a headless unit that includes 4 to 32 ports and can be cascaded to connect up to 256 servers. They can have remote IP control of servers and use VGA, DVI, USB, and PS2. KVM-HDDVI-12P is a cross-platform KVM Switch capable of sharing a DVI monitor, USB Keyboard, USB Mouse, and stereo audio between twelve computers. It is popular not only for supporting the DVI interface, but because it also supports 1920×1200 and 1080p video resolutions.
Though the default power supply for the rackmount products is 100-240V AC, most of them are available with optional 12/24/48V DC power supplies. This makes them ideal for installation in mobile rack solutions.