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Hardware VNC device?

I want a way to remote in to a PC even if its locked up or get to bios settings.  I have seen some devices for this, but they seem like older hardware.  Nothing has HDMI on it which makes me thing people are doing this other ways...
https://www.amazon.com/1PORT-USB-Remote-KVM-Spider/dp/B000OH5MDO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1518534192&sr=8-4&keywords=kvm+ip

I found a raspberry pi build called the RASKY which looks perfect however the project appears to be dead.  

I have also seen stuff about VNC on the intel motherboards, but it doesn't seem like that is popular either.
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masnrockCommented:
A KVM over IP will do the trick. You just need to be sure to have the right module for the video interface of your PC.

For example, with Raritan, you can have the following models of KVM over IP switches: Dominion KX III and Dominion LX. The Computer Inferface Module you need to have is the D2CIM-DVUSB-HDMI.

Raritan KX III KVM over IP Switches: http://www.raritan.com/products/kvm-serial/kvm-over-ip-switches/enterprise-ip-kvm-switch

Raritan LX KVM over IP switches:
http://www.raritan.com/products/kvm-serial/kvm-over-ip-switches/smb-ip-kvm-switch


Raritan Computer Interface Modules: http://www.raritan.com/products/kvm-serial/accessories/computer-interface-modules

Avocent makes KVM over IP switches as well. You might look at the AV3000 series. They use Server Interface Modules. The module you need for HDMI is MPUIQ-VMCHD

Assuming you don't like the cost of either the Avocent or Raritan options, you could go the route of having adapters if HDMI is an absolute requirement, but remember that's an additional point of failure.
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Tom_HickersonAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the info.  Yes the price is what I don't like.   Its for home use, and I want something under $200.
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masnrockCommented:
I figured the price is where your issue would come up. You're either going to need a KVM that can be accessed remotely or leverage hardware built into your computer. Speaking of which, what type of computer are you trying to be able to access?

I have also seen stuff about VNC on the intel motherboards, but it doesn't seem like that is popular either.
I've heard of this, but have yet to meet anyone who is using it. However, solution that the VNC product is taking advantage of is Intel AMT. There are other solutions that leverage that as well. Upside to the KVM's I was pointing out (in spite of the cost) is that even the machine had an error BEFORE booting to the OS, you would be able to see the screen still.
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Tom_HickersonAuthor Commented:
Its a built ASUS PRIME Z270-A LGA motherboard. Ruining windows 10.    Remote stuff works for the most part although I don't want the performance hit that the remote software causes.  Its also runing a lot of alpha / beta stuff that  has caused crashes.  I have a remote power switch, but I would prefer the low level access of a kvm.  

I couldn't find much to figure out what hardware supports the Intel AMT.  Is it motherboard and processor based?

I figured in today's world a raspberry pie and video capture card would be an easy thing to find, but I guess its not that simple.
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masnrockCommented:
I've actually found an ATEN card that would've done the trick, but the issue is it's a PCI card (go figure). Your motherboard doesn't have any built in remote management functions from what I can tell, so you're shot in the foot there too. I'd really recommend the KVM as your best option given what you want to do.
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Tom_HickersonAuthor Commented:
Thank you for all your help.  I googled the heck out of it, but thought maybe I had missed a search term that would find what I needed.  

To me someone is missing the market on these because it would provide small scale setups access to their servers.
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Tom_HickersonAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the info
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