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Switching system shrinks space needs

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article image The Advocent DS1800 KVM switching system.

DOCUMENT management specialist TAB Datafile has introduced the latest Avocent DS1800 KVM switching system, which can minimise the number of screens needed for LAN systems while simplifying access to information.

The DS1800 - which complements the space-saving capabilities of TAB Datafile's moduLAN technical furniture system - enables users to access multiple data centre devices from a single screen through Avocent's DS View application.

"Designed for demanding IT environments, the DS Series offers superior digital KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switching for multi-platform, multi-location, multi-device access and control," says TAB Datafile managing director Philip Evans.

The eight-channel, rack-optimised DS1800 network appliance delivers, through IP connections, centralised access and control to multi-platform servers including PS2, Sun, UNIX/Linux and USB types.

Features of the DS1800 include:

· Unblocked access to servers.

· Access to an unlimited number of servers (the DS1800 features KVM OVER IP) connectivity and works with users' existing network architecture).

· Access to virtually any number of users, who can access servers from any IP connection.

· Time-saving flexible and scalable design. The DS1800's Ethernet technology simplifies expansion and configuration.

· 10/100 Ethernet connection for digital KVM client software; analog KVM connections to servers; 10/100 Ethernet connection for single-sheath CPU cables including PS/2, USB and SUN.

Mr Evans says the latest Avocent switching systems can far extend the benefits of TAB Datafile's moduLAN system, by enabling companies to dispense with the need to install thousands of dollars worth of multiple screens and instead concentrate their resources into a single high quality installation.

TAB Datafile Australia is part of the international TAB Corporation, which is one of the world's largest document management specialists, offering products which facilitate the convergence of electronic and hard copy document management system.

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