USB KVM Kit Turns Your Laptop Into Portable KVM StationHave you ever thrown your hands up in frustration because you simply want to use the Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse of a laptop to access a server or other standalone device?Â I have, but never know what product could help…now I do. The Portable Laptop KVM Adapter from StarTech is specifically designed to turn your notebook into a portable KVM station.Â Simply connect the adapter between your standalone [or GUIless device] and notebook and you’re off and running.
I would think the biggest market for such a product are large data centers where they need to access any number of servers without a full KVM installation.
â€œAside from a rack mount LCD console, which can be expensive, server administrators and technicians would typically have to use a server room â€˜crash cartâ€™, which is a cart comprised of a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Although a typical â€˜crash cartâ€™ is somewhat mobile, it lacks the portability of our Laptop KVM Adapter, which provides identical but more convenient controlâ€.The NOTECONS01 USB 2.0 Laptop KVM Adapter offers immediate BIOS-level access to the connected computer from the laptop control point, as well as the ability to handle full configuration of the attached PC, server, or other headless machines such as ATMs, kiosks and VLTs.
But the portable USB KVM station doesn’t come cheap, the MSRP starts at $470. Thanks Andrea!