Raritan Introduces Industry's First 64-Port Digital KVM Switch that Supports More Users and More Servers at One Time

Apr 07, 2009, 10:00 ET from Raritan

- Expanded Dominion KX II portfolio helps diverse IT infrastructures improve productivity through remote and at-the-rack server access -

SOMERSET, N.J., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Raritan today expanded its award-winning Dominion(R) KX II portfolio with the introduction of two enterprise-class KVM-over-IP switches that support eight concurrent remote users, and offer new productivity features to help IT administrators in accessing and managing data center servers.

Designed for customers requiring secure server access from anywhere, the new Dominion KX2-864 and KX2-832 switches enable multiple IT administrators -- eight remote and two local users -- to access up to 64 and 32 servers, respectively.

The KX II provides BIOS-level access, so that all servers, including blades, are always accessible -- even if a server's operating system is not working. The KX II also enables remote installation of software, file transfers, data backup and diagnostics with its Universal Virtual Media feature, and can control power to servers with optional remote power strips.

"Our R&D team is focused on innovating for the customer. When customers asked for tools to manage their growing, higher-density server rooms, we responded with our enterprise-class Dominion KX II switches," said Peter Suriani, Raritan Director of Product Management. "Raritan was the first to bring to market 32-port and 64-port digital KVM switches - and is the only company that offers 64-port digital KVM switches. Our new KX2-864 and KX2-832 models are ideal for high-density enterprise server rooms that require high levels of accessibility and reliability. They also are more cost effective on a per-port basis and from a maintenance support perspective than deploying multiple smaller switches. The 864, for example, is more cost effective than four 2X16 switches."

Raritan's new Extended Local Port feature, which is available on the KX2-864 and KX2-832 switches, helps increase productivity by extending the local port to another system or spot in the data center, or to a Raritan Paragon(R) II switch for consolidated access. The new feature, for example, can provide extended access in a control room or NOC or extend access to an area adjacent to a data center.

About the Dominion Series

Raritan's extensive Dominion KX II portfolio, ranging from one port to 64 ports, helps IT teams manage more - servers, locations, technology platforms, applications -- with fewer resources. Its easy-to-use, browser-based interface provides a consistent user experience for both remote and at-the-rack server management.

The Dominion KX II's advanced productivity features include a number of industry firsts. Its unique Absolute Mouse Synchronization(TM) feature eliminates time-consuming extra steps to adjust mouse settings for each target server. For high availability, all models come with dual power supplies with automatic failover -- the only KVM-over-IP switch family with this feature standard. The KX II also provides the industry's highest remote video resolution (1600 x 1200 pixels). For additional security or compliance measures, the new Dominion(R) KX II Smart Card Reader Solution provides smart card-authentication security.

All KX II models are CommandCenter(R) Secure Gateway (CC-SG) ready. CC-SG provides unified access and consolidated security for infrastructures with virtual and physical servers. It provides extensive server access options at the rack or remotely from the office, home or on-the-road using secure in-band and/or out-of-band access methods. Visit www.Raritan.com/KVM for more information on the Dominion Series.

About Raritan (Raritan.com)

Raritan provides secure IT infrastructure management solutions that increase data center efficiency and productivity by delivering integrated in-band and out-of-band energy management, server access and control. Raritan's power management software, intelligent PDU, environmental sensors, KVM, serial console and centralized management products are in use in more than 50,000 locations worldwide. Raritan's OEM division provides embedded hardware and firmware for server and client management, including intelligent energy management, KVM over IP, IPMI and other industry standards-based management applications. Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving 76 countries. For more information, please visit Raritan.com

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