Rose Electronics, the worlds foremost supplier of KVM (Keyboard-Video-Mouse) switching technology, has launched new versions of its RackView server room management station, including SUN specific models. RackView Pro is a compact 19 rack-mounted KVM console that requires approximately 87% less space than a standard keyboard, monitor and mouse.
Paul Naish, European Sales and Marketing Director for Rose Electronics, commented: Rose is dedicated to providing well-thought out and reliable products that make the lives of system operators and administrators easier. RackView Pro frees up space in racks by getting rid of the desk-bound management station of keyboard, monitor and mouse, and putting it into the rack with the computers and the KVM switches - right where its usually needed. Thats the reason we sell as many RackViews as we can make, so Im sure the new versions are going to be even more successful.
RackView Pro can be specified with an optional integrated Rose Electronics KVM or KVMA switch, and/or a catX or fibre extender making even more economical use of rack space.
RackView is available with a 15, 17 or 19 LCD panel and the heavy-duty RackView keyboards are available in PC or Sun formats for most main European language layouts.
As well as being a complete plug-and-play system for device control, RackView offers environmental advantages: RackView generates approximately 80% less heat than a conventional keyboard, monitor and mouse, reducing ventilation requirements and overall computer room cooling overheads.
The original all-in-one 15 unit (1U) RackView has been a big success for Rose Electronics, and the product family has now been augmented by the addition of units with bigger screens (17 or 19), by Sun compatible keyboard units and by screen only units which allow the screen to be viewed through the closed glass rack door, while still only taking up 1U of valuable Rack space.
The increasing use of non-Intel computing platforms such as Sun, means that Roses introduction of a Sun keyboard version of RackView is a timely and welcome addition to the product range.