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Switch/Router for multiple workstations to multiple sets of peripherals
posted by Brandon Lindauer  on Aug. 27, 2016, 12:05 a.m. (2 years, 3 months, 15 days ago)
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I've used a good number of Avocent IP KVMs on a network and it was pretty slick. Any number of clients can be looking at any number of hosts. Although if a second station tried to grab control via keyboard/mouse there was a delay before it released. But that was the old version. I don't know about their new stuff other than the fact that's it's OEM'd from Adder. 
I wasn't impressed with the thinkLogical setup, kinda clunky.  but again I used an older version. 
If the computers themselves are fairly close together you could look into a KVM matrix switch. An 8 x 8 or 16 x 16 sounds like it would fit your needs. 



On Aug 26, 2016, at 9:19 AM, David Kossin <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

Hey,

 

In our office we have assistant editors that move around based on which projects they are working on. We have 3 assistant workstations in our server room but have 6 different editing suites. I have a monitor/keyboard/mouse/tablet in each editing suite for the assistants. Currently, when an assistant is assigned to a different suite I have to physically connect the correct peripherals to the workstation in the server room. I am looking for a way to put all three workstations and all 6 sets of peripherals on some kind of switch/router which would allow me to switch the peripherals from any workstation to any suite with the push of a button. Does anyone have a similar setup? What do you use? Ive searched for switches but all I find our KVM switches that do the opposite of what I want (1 peripheral set hooked into multiple workstations).

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks! 

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Response from Ken Spickler @ Aug. 27, 2016, 12:35 a.m.
We use the Avocent HMX system for this purpose. Wacom tablets are a bit laggy through it, though, so we use dedicated extenders for the few of those we have. Connecting to newer trash can Macs also produces unpredictable results in dual monitor configurations but the silver towers don't have this issue.

Ken SpicklerSent from iPhone. Srry for tpos.
On Aug 26, 2016, at 9:01 PM, Brandon Lindauer <brandon@thelindauers.com> wrote:

I've used a good number of Avocent IP KVMs on a network and it was pretty slick. Any number of clients can be looking at any number of hosts. Although if a second station tried to grab control via keyboard/mouse there was a delay before it released. But that was the old version. I don't know about their new stuff other than the fact that's it's OEM'd from Adder. 
I wasn't impressed with the thinkLogical setup, kinda clunky.  but again I used an older version. 
If the computers themselves are fairly close together you could look into a KVM matrix switch. An 8 x 8 or 16 x 16 sounds like it would fit your needs. 



On Aug 26, 2016, at 9:19 AM, David Kossin <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

Hey,

 

In our office we have assistant editors that move around based on which projects they are working on. We have 3 assistant workstations in our server room but have 6 different editing suites. I have a monitor/keyboard/mouse/tablet in each editing suite for the assistants. Currently, when an assistant is assigned to a different suite I have to physically connect the correct peripherals to the workstation in the server room. I am looking for a way to put all three workstations and all 6 sets of peripherals on some kind of switch/router which would allow me to switch the peripherals from any workstation to any suite with the push of a button. Does anyone have a similar setup? What do you use? Ive searched for switches but all I find our KVM switches that do the opposite of what I want (1 peripheral set hooked into multiple workstations).

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks! 

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