Raritan Introduces Family of KVM-over-IP Switches

Dominion LX provides BIOS-level access and control of servers from anywhere.

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Raritan has introduced a new line of KVM-over-IP switches for small to midsize businesses (SMBs). Depending on the model, the LX controls up to 8 or 16 servers and supports one or two simultaneous remote users and one local user for unblocked server access. Multiple LX switches can be cascaded to support up to 256 servers from a single console.

Equipped with BIOS-level KVM-over-IP technology, the Dominion LX provides access to servers from anywhere on the network, enabling IT administrators to troubleshoot, reconfigure, reboot, and re-image servers remotely.

The Dominion LX has a browser-based user interface and comes with remote server management features. Another benefit of KVM-over-IP server management is the elimination of extra keyboards, monitors, and mice.

Dominion LX provides a remote video resolution of 1920x1080 and Absolute Mouse Synchronization performance. Another feature that the LX provides is Universal Virtual Media for accessing storage media on remote servers. This feature can be used to install software, run hardware diagnostics, transfer files, and re-image a server remotely.

The Dominion LX uses Raritan's browser-based user interface. The interface provides a consistent user experience whether working remotely or at the server rack. The LX also has a collaboration feature that enables eight users to connect to one server.

Standard features on the Dominion LX include:

  • Local and remote BIOS-level access and control

  • Common browser-based remote/local user interface

  • Video screen refresh, 1920 x1080 high-definition remote video resolution, and color calibration

  • Security and encryption features, including configurable password controls, and 256-bit AES encryption

  • Local and remote authentication (LDAP/ Active Directory /Radius)

  • Dual stack IPv6/IPv4 networking

  • Computer Integrated Module options

  • Port scanning and thumbnail views

  • Multiplatform support: Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Sun/Solaris

  • Universal Virtual Media -- enables a user to mount drives and media from the user's desktop to remote servers during a KVM connection

  • Absolute Mouse Synchronization -- eliminates extra steps to adjust mouse settings for each target server

  • Dominion LX's user interface supports multiple languages: English, Japanese, simplified Chinese, and traditional Chinese

For more information, visit www.raritan.com/SMB-KVM-over-IP.