Avocent Corp. — a supplier of KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) switching, remote access and serial connectivity solutions — announced a multi-user, multi-platform AutoView 2000 KVM switch for access and control of servers in data centers of all sizes.
The 16-port AutoView 2000 — which is being showcased at this week’s Comdex trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada — provides analog access for multiple servers at the rack, simultaneous access for dual users, and support for all major server platforms. Company spokesperson Trisha Grahn King told MacCentral that all USB-equipped Macs can connect to the switch. However, the AutoView 2000 does come with AVWorks software that’s used for the remote IP access — and it’s Windows/Linux only.
With access for two simultaneous local users, the AutoView 2000 supports broadcast, scan, preemptive, cooperative, and share operation modes. The system provides detailed reports for server administrators, said Gary Johnson, Avocent’s senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing.
AutoView 2000 is now available at a list price of US$1,500. USB server interfaces are priced from $99 to $125.