Pros: No Updating Firmware, just plugged it in and hooked up 6 computers and no problems. It was installed in a security office at a hospital and it is used multiple times daily with no complaints.
Cons: When switching from one device to the next, the interface looks DOS like. Can't remember why but the guards did have trouble learning at first what direction to scroll from device to device. No problems after they got used to it.
Summary: I purchased this unit because my old KVM didn't want to work with a USB gaming mouse. This one does. Using an old school PS2 IBM Model M keyboard works, but it doesn't translate properly, you'll want a PS2 Keyboard to USB Adapter.
Pros: This is a good price for a KVM with cables. The picture is very clear on a 1920x1080 screen, simple to setup, comes with rack mount ears and nice big pads for desktop usage. Computer selection available via keystroke to access OSD or front panel.
Cons: Unit doesn't translate PS2 to USB well. It drops keystrokes- if you're gaming, pressing shift while holding down W shouldn't drop the W. That's what this unit does (granted, it's a PS2 keyboard and connected to the computer using a USB cable). I worked around this by using a Ziotek PS2 Keyboard to USB Adapter I had. It works fine now.
Summary: If you have some legacy USB ports you may need to use the PS2 ports for a master keyboard rather than a USB keyboard otherwise the older servers may hang at boot time... I found this out after pulling 16 hairs out...
Pros: Works very well. Can program server names into the KVM so when it brings up the list of servers attached you can cursor to the server desired and press enter.
Excerpt: I bought this switch to replace both an older Dell switch that supported only PS/2 connections and a newer StarTech switch that supported USB but only had 4 ports. As newer server came in the didn't supply PS/2 connections, I needed something that supported USB and had decent screen resolution. This did the trick. We use it with Windows Server 2003 (going away), 2008R2, XenServer 6.1, Windows 7, and a security camera system.
Excerpt: This has everything but the very top of the line features, for a price just barely above the home use types. The cables don't run over UTP, so no connections over any distance greater than 10 feet, but if you've got a single server rack that you want a rack mounted KVM in, I know I'm happy with this one.
Excerpt: I use the product to link 5 servers. I like the amount of cables that are supplied with the unit and the variations. I also like the USB that can be used with any of the inputs selected. I wish the unit enabled network capabilities.
Summary: We are using it with six servers and it is working great. We are not disappointed.
Pros: We installed this KVM about a week ago and it is working as advertised. Having one cable that includes the video and USB connections helps clean up some of the cable mess, and the OSD is not obtrusive like other KVMs we have used.
Cons: 1) It is recommended that the KVM be grounded with a ground wire. The ground wire included with the KVM is very short. It would have been easier if the unit came with a three prong plug to eliminate the extra ground wire.