KVM cables are cables used to connect keyboard, video, and mouse components and allow users to control multiple PCs with a single device via multiple connections. This means that the user does not have to employ a separate keyboard, video component and mouse for each computer being used and allows for greater project management. At RS, we have KVM cables from trusted brands in the industry, including Roline, Startech and our own RS PRO.
KVM cables are connected to KVM switches, which complete the connections between each PC, monitor, and the operating components via various male and female connections, such as PS/PS2, VGA, DVI, DVI-I, HDMI, and USB connections. They simplify cable management by reducing the number of cables required, providing a central point for connections and also providing more connections than may be typically available on a monitor or PC. Using a KVM switch reduces confusion, increases productivity and reduces potential hazards by keeping multiple cables tidy and organised. The connectors on KVM cables are typically gold or nickel plated for high levels of connectivity.
What are KVM cables used for?
KVM cables are used in industries with high-security applications and where the need for top resolution imaging is crucial. These cable assemblies are typically found in military and governmental industries, research labs and aeronautical environments.