KVM to IP for remote offices without local IT

Da_Ch0sen
Da_Ch0sen used Ask the Experts™
on
Hello,
I have few offices that I need to support, I always assist remotely the business users.
Was wondering if there is a KVM switch that connects to the internet, and then I can plug it to a computer via USB and VGA so I can control the machine remotely, even via the bios. Kinda like HO iLO.

Any recommendations ?
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
IT Systems Director
Top Expert 2014
Commented:
Hi Da_Ch0sen,

There are quite a few, but they work out semi-expensive. Some good brands are:

  • Avocent (Vertivco) -plenty of choice of cable adapters, like serial, for older HW appliances-
  • Tripp·Lite
  • Rose electronics (a classic brand in Computer Rooms)
  • StarTech
  • Raritan (Legrand)
  • Belkin has some cheap and pretty decent KVMs for racks and ROBOs (but not remote I think)
  • Rittal

As Fred suggested, there is plenty of choice in amazon, just search for "kvm ip switches" or kvm remote ip", but you can also check this website specialised precisely in KVMs,

http://www.kvm-switches-online.com/kvm-switch-over-ip.html

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial