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Multi-Monitor KM Switches
for Trading Desk Workstations

Improved Situational Awareness with Multiple Computer Control

A streamlined workspace with improved desktop ergonomics is essential to improve operator response times. That's why stockbrokers and operators in public safety, broadcasting, defense and transportation rely on Multi-Monitor KM Switches. Hardware-based, they offer reliable operation that provides the ability for a dispatch operator to switch between up to eight machines simply by moving the mouse across the desk monitors. Black Box offers with Freedom II and TC Series two multi-monitor KM switches with Glide-and-Switch Technology for trading workstation and control rooms.

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Product Features

  • Multiple Computer Control

    Interact with multiple computers using a single keyboard and mouse, while keeping simultaneous access to all video and audio sources.

  • Instant Switching

    Switch between target computers by simply moving the mouse pointer from monitor to monitor.

  • Share Peripherals

    Combine audio, share independently switched USB 2.0 peripherals or copy and paste files between the systems.

  • Redundant power

    Dual power supplies provide uninterrupted workflows for mission-critical situations where automatic failover is required.

Product Benefits

Efficient Extended Desktop

User-friendly interface allows fast and easy control of multiple CPUs from a single user console in mission-critical applications.

Improved Desktop Ergonomics

Streamlined user console saves desk space & equipment costs, reduces errors and mental load of the operators.

Faster operator response times

Increased operator comfort in ergonomics, and no interruption in workflow provides improved response times.

No Software or Network Dependency

Intuitive hardware solution with no learning curve, no software install and no dependency on network performance.

Product Comparison Freedom II versus TC Series

Black Box offers with Freedom II and TC Series two Multi-Monitor KM switch solutions for trading workstations and control rooms.

  Freedom II Keyboard Mouse Switches TC Series Keyboard Mouse Switches
  Freedom II Servswitch TC
Computer Ports 4- or 8-port versions available
USB HID 2 USB HID ports 2 or 4 USB HID ports
USB 2.0 n/a option with 2 USB 2.0 ports
Audio 3.5mm audio jacks
Multi-Head CPUs Windows 7/8/10 (yes w/ABS drivers)
Mac and Linux are single-screen only
Windows 7/8/10 (yes w/ABS drivers)
Mac and Linux are single-screen only
Active Monitor Indication via optional LED-Hub and LEDs No
Power optional redundant power supply single power supply
Mounting options desktop, optional 19" mounting kit desktop, optional DIN-rail and 19" mounting kits
Applications Standalone solution or integration with Enterprise KVM Switching & Extensions systems
Order code KV0004A-R2 / KV0008A-R2 ACX1004A-HID2 / ACX1004A-HID4 /
ACX1004A-U23 / ACX1008A-HID2
Compatible KVM Systems

AgilityKVM over IP / Emerald® KVM over IP

The Freedom II can interface with up to eight Agility or Emerald receivers to allow target switching over one keyboard and mouse.

DKM KVM Matrix

Fully compatible with DKM FX, DKM FXC and our DVI Extenders and all USB devices.

Copy and Paste Yes, Firmware 2.10 (and later) using App
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Multi-Monitor Switch Application Diagram

Multi-Monitor Switch Application Diagram

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