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8-Port Cat 5 High-Density KVM Switch


The KH1508 KVM Switches are control units that allow access to multiple computers from a single KVM (keyboard, monitor, and mouse) console. The KH1508 features RJ-45 connectors and Cat 5e/6 cable to link to the computers. Combined with Auto Signal Compensation (ASC) signals can travel up to 40 meters and still maintain high video resolution.

Utilizing PS/2 and USB KVM Adapter Cables for the final linkup, the KH1508 permits any combination of PCs, Macs, Sun computers, and serial devices to coexist on the installation.

Compatible KVM Adapter Cables:
KA9520 PS/2 KVM Adapter Cable
KA9570 USB KVM Adapter Cable
KA9130 Sun Legacy KVM Adapter Cable
KA9170 USB KVM Adapter Cable (PC/Mac/Sun)
KA9140 Serial KVM Adapter Module

Package Contents

  • 1x 8-Port Cat 5 High-Density KVM Switch
  • 1x Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • 1x Power Cord
  • 1x Rack Mount Kit
  • 1x Foot Pad Set(4 pcs.)
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x Quick Start Guide
  • A single console controls up to 8 computers
  • Multiplatform support: PC, Mac, Sun and terminal-based systems
  • Dedicated chain ports - daisy chain up to 31 additional units - control up to 256 computers from a single console
  • Extends the distance between computers and switch - up to 40 m (130') for resolutions of 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz, 30m (100') for resolution of 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz
  • No software required - convenient computer selection via port selection switches, Hotkeys and intuitive On Screen Display (OSD) menus
  • No need for manual DIP switch setting - auto-sensing of station positions for daisy chained installations
  • LED indicates station's position
  • Auto Scan Mode enables continuous monitoring of user-selected computers
  • Hot Pluggable - add or remove computers without having to power down the switch
  • Two level password security - only authorized users view and control the computers - up to four Users plus an Administrator with separate profiles for each
  • Multi-language support: American/UK English; Traditional Chinese; Japanese; French; German; Korean
  • Superior video quality - supports resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz
  • Multiplatform support:Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Linux, Mac, Unix, SUN and FreeBSD.
  • For more information about KVMs which can connect to KH1508, see Compatible KVM Table
Maximum256 (via Daisy Chain)
Computer Port SelectionOSD;Hotkey;Pushbutton
ConnectorsConsole PortsKeyboard1 x Mini Din 6 Female (Purple)
Video1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue)
Mouse1 x Mini Din 6 Female (Green)
KVM Ports8 x RJ-45 Female
Daisy Chain
In1 x DB-25 Female (Black)
Out1 x DB-25 Male (Black)
F/W Upgrade1 x RJ-11 Female (Black)
Power1 x 3 Prong AC Socket
SwitchesPort Selection8 x Pushbutton
Reset1 x Semi-recessed pushbutton
F/W Upgrade1 x Slide
Power1 x Rocker
LEDsOn Line8 (Green)
Selected8 (Orange)
Power1 (Blue)
Station ID2 x 7 Segment (Orange)
EmulationMousePS/2;USB (PC,Mac,Sun);Serial
Video1600 x 1200@60Hz(30m);
1280 x 1024@60Hz(40m)
Scan Interval1~255 Seconds
I/P Rating100-240 VAC; 50/60Hz; 1A
Power Consumption15.5W
EnvironmentOperating Temperature0 - 50˚C
Storage Temperature-20 - 60˚C
Humidity0-80% RH, Non-condensing
Physical PropertiesHousingMetal
Weight2.75 kg
( L x W x H )
43.70 x 16.10 x 4.40cm (19"/1U)

DescriptionVer.Release DateFile Name
CPU Module
Firmware Upgradev3.6.352 kh_kl_cpu_module_v3.6.352.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.5.341 kh1508_1516_cpu_module_v3.5.341.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.4.331 kh1508_1516_cpu_module_v3.4.331.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.3.328 kh1508_1516_cpu_module_v3.3.328.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.3.325 kh1508_1516_cpu_module_v3.3.325.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.3.321 kh1508_1516_cpu_module_v3.3.321.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.2.312 kh1508_1516_cpu_module_v3.2.312.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.6.352 kh1508_1516_main_v3.6.352.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.5.341 kh1508_1516_main_v3.5.341.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.4.331 kh1508_1516_main_v3.4.331.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.3.329 kh1508_1516_main_v3.3.329.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.3.328 kh1508_1516_main_v3.3.328.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.3.325 kh1508_1516_main_v3.3.325.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.3.321 kh1508_1516_v3.3.321.exe
Firmware Upgradev3.2.319 kh1508_1516_v3.2.319.exe
Firmware Upgradev3.2.318 kh1508_1516_v3.2.318.exe
Firmware Upgradev3.2.316 kh1508_1516_v3.2.316.exe
Firmware UpgradeV3.2.312 kh1508_1516_v3.2.312.exe