Need a KVM switch that will work cross platform

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ctowle, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. ctowle macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2003
    Hello All,

    I am new to these forums. I am a long time PC user that is looking to move into the world of Macs.

    I do however still need the ability to work on and use PC’s.

    I would like to know if there is a KVM switch that will work on both the Macs and PC’s.

    I need something that will work with a DVI connector.

    What I am not sure of is the keyboard/ mouse connector for the Mac. Is it a standard USB connector? If so then I think a KVM that supports both USB & PS2 will accommodate my needs.

    Any advice would be helpful. I have been trying to do some research and do my learning before I buy.

    Another question I have: Is there a product that will allow me to go from an ADC connector to a DVI connector?

    I was thinking of getting a pair of the Cinema displays, but I will still possess the need to use them through the KVM and I will have a PC connected to the KVM in addition to the MAC.

    Thanks in advance

  2. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    I recall Belkin ( had cross-platform KVM switches available.
  3. Alex Bischoff macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2003
    Dallas, TX

    Do you know if Dr Bott's KVMs suport keyboard-based switching or if it's only via the knob on the unit?

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