I knew about the BIOS type access - that is the cool part!As I stated above the Avocents we use can do 2, 4 or 8 screens at a time advantage's we get 1: bios on remote machine 2: remote machines are dos based controllers for production in the plant ( not windows or anyone other OS so there is no software program you can install and use cause there is no OS )
MFG said:cool - I went through their largest .pdf file - and I STILL have no idea of the cost of this technology though
These have actually been out for awhile now - I saw this one back in the Fall catalog last year. --
They need to add audio and usb capabilities now
EDIT: You know.. I was just thinking - there is bound to be quite a lot of lag between the peripherals and the return video signal... especially if you use this thing between countries
Personally I would think some type of remote software would be better. In that sense, you can, in most cases, have more than one user on the machine at once.
I would think KVMs are limited to one user at a time.
I'm sure that in a closed (private) network it wouldn't be a problem, however if you linked it to a port on an external router , lets say, and accessed it via ip from overseas - I'm sure by the time your keyboard sends out a letter, it gets to your compy on a different continent, compy proccesses the signal and sends a visual return to your monitor this may take some time.shamus said:Also lag is not an issue because these things are run on private networks / or secure vpn tunnels