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Serial Controlling a serial device via VGA-USB

Discussion in 'Adapters' started by Espen, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Espen

    Espen New member

    Looking at KA9140.

    Looking to control a stand-alone serial device via a VGA monitor and a USB keyboard (NOT through a KVM switch or any IP connection). But I'm noticing KA9140 supports a PS/2 keyboard only.

    Worse case scenario we could use KA9140 with a PS/2 to USB adapter, but I'd like to avoid that if possible.

    Can you offer a device similar to KA9140 that supports a USB keyboard?
  2. KVMGalore Expert

    KVMGalore Expert Staff Member

    KA9140 is intended to interface between a serial device and a KVM switch via its RJ45 connector. The PS/2 (keyboard) and VGA (monitor) connection are an added bonus intended to provide local access to the serial device via a PS/2 keyboard and VGA monitor.

    ATEN doesn't have a similar device supporting USB instead of PS/2, and neither does KVMGalore have a similar device from other manufacturers.

    Since your intention is to only use the Local Access capability, it appears that your best bet might be to use it with an adapter (PS/2-Male to USB Type-A Female) that will allow you to connect a USB keyboard.

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