The USB Laptop Console II
Handheld KVM Access for Laptops
The USB Laptop Console II can replace your rolling cart with monitor, keyboard and mouse. Use your laptop to connect to the video port of any server in trouble. Useful also on field calls, where video monitors are not always where you want them. With the flexibility of a USB cable, you can position your laptop wherever it is easiest to work—perhaps even on your lap!
View the video produced by a server on your laptop screen, without rebooting or changing it in any way.
USB keyboard and mouse is emulated so that you can interact with the server as a window on your laptop.
Real-time video scaling allows you to always see the entire screen, even on small laptop displays.
The USB Laptop Console is small, portable, and requires no separate power supply.
Supports file sharing and video capture between your laptop and the connected server
No drivers or software required on server.
Software provided for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux laptops.
Download the product sheet with detailed specifications for USB Laptop Console II (pdf).
Inputs: Analog VGA video, USB keyboard and mouse (single connector). Captive cables.
Outputs: High-speed USB video (480Mbps) to laptop. Female Mini-B connector. Detachable cable.
Indicators: High speed USB link activity, Video good, USB keyboard/mouse link activity.
Power: Shares USB power from laptop and/or host.
Max video resolution: 1920x1200 @ 60Hz or 1600x1200 @ 75Hz.
Video scaling modes: any scale from 6% to 100% (in 6.25% steps), full screen mode (uses all pixels of your laptop), maximized mode (laptop task bar is accessible).
Resize video just by resizing window. Entire video picture is always visible—no scroll bars ever.
Video capture includes fixed period and continuous-loop recording options for operational and debugging support (i.e., capture your server’s boot sequence).
Video adjustments: fine position control (image centering), sample phase (sharpness), video noise filtering controls.
Special keys: easily send Alt+F4, Ctrl-Alt-Del and other key sequences that would otherwise affect the laptop instead of the server.
Grab snapshot of screen into PNG or JPEG file.
Handy toolbar with common functions. Horizontal or vertical, detachable and removable as well.
Required software is included with the product. Package includes copy of the latest version at time of manufacture. (request software update)
Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.
Linux 2.6 or higher.
One available high-speed USB port on laptop. 100mA current.
20 Megabytes available disk space for install. 24-bit colour display.
One USB port (full speed) for keyboard, mouse. 500mA current.
Analog VGA output, or, by output of DVI/VGA, HDMI/VGA, DisplayPort/VGA adapters.
Operating system compatibility: any Windows, Mac OS or Linux system.
Mechanical / Approvals
Size w/d/h: 74mm x 115mm x 15mm
Power: max 500mA at 5 VDC
FCC Class A, CE, VCCI, AS/NZS CISPR22 Approved and RoHS
Operating: 0C to 40C/32F to 104F, 80% rh, nc
Storage: -40C to 70C/-40F to 158F
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Download the USB Laptop Console User’s Manual.