Watching the Winter Olympics reminds one of the stamina required to perform at a high level for long events. In reviewing the StarTech DisplayPort KVM switch, I feel like I just completed a marathon, due to the length of time that it took to complete. Read on for impressions of this unique DisplayPort KVM which allows sharing of a DisplayPort monitor and USB mouse and keyboard with two computers.
StarTech graciously lent me a review unit of their DisplayPort KVM switch since late November. Why did it take so long to do a review of it? I’ll get into more detail below, but first, let’s go over the specifications from the :
The SV231DPUA 2-Port USB DisplayPort KVM Switch delivers dual computer KVM control, for demanding high definition multimedia applications. Supporting DisplayPort connections with a native resolution of 2560 x 1600, and support for both 7.1 HD digital audio (when connected to supporting displays and sources) and 3.5mm stereo analog audio/mic.
The DisplayPort KVM Switch enables users to control two DisplayPort-capable computers using a single keyboard, mouse and monitor while capitalizing on the impressive graphical and audio capability of the DisplayPort interface.
Product Description Tripp Lite 2-Port DisplayPort KVM Switch w/Audio, Cables and USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub - KVM / audio / USB switch - 2 ports - desktop
Device Type KVM / audio / USB switch - 2 ports - USB
To help organize your desk without sacrificing work space, this compact DisplayPort USB KVM features integrated cables that can be connected directly to your system, while leaving a minimal footprint. The switch features a remote push-button on a 1.5 meter (5ft) integrated cable that can be placed in an easily accessible location, as well as keyboard hot-keys, and PC or Mac® compatible software for switching between systems. To eliminate the need for a bulky external power adapter and wall outlet, the DisplayPort KVM switch is USB-powered.
With support for resolutions up to 4K at 60hz, you'll be amazed at how this Mini DisplayPort KVM flawlessly manages your graphics-intensive content. At four times the resolution of high-definition 1080p, its lossless performance makes the switch the ideal solution for graphics-intensive applications such as CAD/ CAM design, graphic design, or health care imaging (MRI, radiology diagnostics, etc.).
DisplayPort KVM Switch to Control Two Computers | C2G
Belkin Advanced Secure DisplayPort KVM Switch; 2-Port Plus
This 2-Port USB DisplayPort KVM Switch combines the next generation of digital display interface standards with seamless KVM control of connected PC or Mac computers.
DisplayPort is a complex protocol with the capabilities of transferring various types of information beyond just display signals, therefore challenging in terms of security. Belkin is the only company in the market who overcame this challenge and has added the Belkin Secure DisplayPort KVM to its product range. With the increasing popularity of DisplayPort displays, the Belkin Secure DisplayPort KVM is the perfect solution. The Belkin Secure DisplayPort KVM is fully compatible with both 1.1 and 1.2 DisplayPort protocols; supporting resolutions up to 3840×2160. True data path isolation for workstations in a highly secure environment provides the ultimate secure solution for government agencies. The Belkin Secure 2-port DisplayPort KVM (model F1DN102P) supports up to two computers and has the capabilities of switching CAC, Keyboard, Mouse, Audio and DisplayPort. This 4-Port USB DisplayPort KVM Switch combines the next generation of digital display interface standards with seamless KVM control of connected PC or Mac computers.