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hi!

that didn't work with the ps/2 belkin kvm switch i used to have.

Erik

At 10:18 AM 5/10/2006, you wrote:
>  Tom,
>
>You can keep your current KVM and get USB to PS/2 convertors. I've done this
>for both keyboard and mouse and it works just fine.
>
>http://www.lindy.com/us/productfolder/04/42866/index.php
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 6:45 AM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] USB KVM's
> >
> > I'm cross-posting to the ARSC and Ampex lists, so my
> > apologies to those on both lists.
> >
> > Does anyone have experience with the new generation of
> > USB-based KVM switchers? It's finally time to
> > upgrade the old DAW and the new computer (Dell 5150) doesn't
> > have PS/2 sockets for the keyboard and
> > mouse. The other computer in the studio -- a Dell 8300 -- is
> > a transition-era machine that works
> > fine with either PS/2 keyboard and mouse hookups or USB. So I
> > need to replace my old Belkin KVM with
> > one of these new devices that does the keyboard and mouse via
> > a single USB cable, and keeps the
> > video thru the standard XVGA video (I don't do DVI in the
> > studio, yet).
> >
> > Anyway, if this isn't Greek to you, some recommendations are
> > appreciated.
> >
> > I was looking at this unit:
> > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000067V62/ref=wl_it_dp/103-2
> > 796313-8376628?%5Fencoding=UTF8&colid=1L6Z7GWQSIT82&coliid=IEY
>PGUHFHY46M&v=glance&n=172282
> >
> > The cheaper units had a lot of user complaints. I like that
> > this is self-powered as it's been my
> > experience that the USB buss is not good at powering
> > something like this reliably, particularly
> > since it would be switching its power source when you switch
> > machines. I also like the fact that it
> > will share a third USB device like a trackball or tablet if I
> > ever expand my table-top area to
> > accomodate such a thing.
> >
> > -- Tom Fine
> >