SVMS4-Quad Enables a keyboard, mouse and 4 monitors
to control 4 computers.
SVMS4-Dual Enables a keyboard, mouse and 2 monitors to control
SVMS2-Quad Enables a keyboard, mouse and 4 monitors to control
SVMS2-Dual Enables a keyboard, mouse and 2 monitors to control
All connectors are rear mounted to ensure a neat installation and are
colour coded according to the PC99 specification (keyboard=violet, mouse=green,
video=blue) for easy identification. Keyboard and mouse ports use 6-pin
mini-DIN female connectors. Video ports use standard 15-way high-density
D-type connectors. Options port uses 15-way standard D-type connector
with proprietary pin allocation. DC power connector provided for video-only
and other special applications where interface powering is not possible.
Front panel key for computer selection. Numerical display shows selected
computer and keyboard/mouse activity. Optional remote controller connects
to rear. Base-mounted reset and option switches.
Computers may be selected using the front panel key, keyboard hotkeys,
a three button mouse or wheel mouse, RS232 data commands or the optional
remote controller. The hotkeys are selectable and are designed to be quick-fire
using a minimum number of key presses. The mouse may be used to select
the next or previous computer by holding down the centre button whilst
pressing the left or right button. Both keyboard hotkey and mouse switching
may be independently disabled if required. When cycling through channels
using the mouse or the hotkeys the user may configure the SmartView to
select all ports or just the ports that have powered PCs attached. RS232
switching is useful for automated operation and the remote controller
provides a convenient control method without locating the SmartView on
The keyboard, mouse and all the video heads are switched together
so that the keyboard and mouse are controlling the computer whose video
is currently displayed on the monitors.
PS/2 or AT style keyboards supported. PS/2 keyboards plug in directly.
AT keyboards require a 6-pin mini-DIN to 5-pin DIN adapter. Automatic
mode emulation and num / caps / scroll updates ensures that the keyboard
is always in the expected state. Modes 1,2 and 3 are supported for full
compatibility. Keyboard data is kept in its native format to ensure support
for additional web control, hot media and other extra keys.
The controlling PS/2 style mouse plugs directly into the SmartView. SmartView
supports 2 and 3 button mice and most wheel and scroll mice including
the Microsoft IntelliMouse and IntelliMouse Explorer. PS/2 or RS232 mouse
connections to computers may be made in any combination. RS232 mice require
an additional cabling adapter (VSA1). Prompt and stream mode support ensures
compatibility with desktop and laptop PCs. 3 button mice or wheel mice
may optionally be used to switch the SmartView's channel. Continuous port
emulation on non-selected ports ensures problem free computer bootup.
High bandwidth video supported at resolutions up to 1920 x 1440. Low distortion
and excellent video transfer characteristic. Supports VGA / SVGA / XGA
/ XGA-2 / SXGA and UXGA video and VESA DDC1 and DDC2 signalling. Screen
saver feature with user selectable "kick in" time.
- Control several multi-video enabled PCs from a single
keyboard, mouse and bank of video monitors.
- High quality video with DDC support and resolutions
up to 1920 by 1440 pixels.
- Dual and quad video head models available with two and four computer ports.
- Computer selection via keyboard hotkeys, mouse,
front panel key, RS232 or remote controller.
- SmartBoot enables simultaneous bootup of all computers.
- Software independent operation ensures very wide
- Reliably draws power from the attached PCs avoiding
the need for an extra power supply.
- Flash upgradeable for future device support
- Excellent for banking, security and engineering applications.
- Cascadeable to support more than four computers.
- Hardware compatible with desktop and laptop PCs,
RS6000, SGI and DEC Alphas.
- May be linked together to synchronously switch up
to sixteen monitors.
- Sun and USB keyboard and mouse connections plus
full audio support are available to special order in addition to
Flash upgradeable to support new devices by connecting
a computer's serial port to the options port and running a download program.
Software and hardware compatibility
Software independent operation ensures very wide compatibility that includes
Windows 3.X, WFWG, 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP, DOS, Unix, Linux, NetWare,
OS/2 and BSD. Hardware compatible with desktop and laptop PCs, RS6000,
SGI and DEC Alphas.
Optional remote controller
Plugs into the options port at the rear of the SmartView. Duplicates the
SmartView's front panel key and numerical display. May be attached to
the top of a keyboard or the side of a monitor by the Velcro strips supplied.
60 x 29 x 12 mm. White / cream finish.
SmartView Multiscreens may be linked together via their options ports
to provide synchronised switching of 8,12 or 16 video channels controlled
from one master unit.
The SmartView provides a wide range of useful features including: User
selectable password protection. Autoscan of all or active ports with selectable
dwell times. Screen saver feature with selectable "kick in" time. User
selectable keyboard hotkey combinations. Video may be disabled (channel
zero selection). Ability to cycle between computers using hotkeys plus
For maximum convenience and reliability the SmartView draws its power
from the attached computers like a keyboard. Optional power socket provided
for video only applications. Interface ports individually fused with auto
resettable fuses to protect your computers.
Metal case 260 x 105 x 155 mm. Steel and aluminium construction. SVMS4-Quad
model weighs 1.5 kg.
Complies with European EMC directive 89/336/EEC. CE marked. FCC class
SmartView to keyboard, mouse and monitors - 2m if interface powered or
10m if PSU used. SmartView to computers - 5m if interface powered or 30m
if PSU used. 3-in-1 KVM cables recommended for keyboard, mouse and first
video ports. High quality tri-coax video cables recommended for additional
RC1 Optional remote control unit.
SVMSPSU Optional power adapter VSA1 Serial mouse adapter