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Old 05-10-2005, 01:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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So let me get this right... if i get one of the above switches, i can then have one mouse and one key board connected to one monitor..and then the switch would allow two laptop and desktop to use one screen.

is that right?

So a few questions then:

I take it both can be on at the same time?
Is the switching done in a matter of seconds?
Are KVM a good make for these such things?

Final question:

In the UK wheres the best online place to ge them??

Thanks VERY much for your help!!


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Old 05-10-2005, 02:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah kvm switches rule. I have 8 computers set up to one right now. They can all be up and running and switching is fast. kvm is the type of switch many companies make them. I am using a belkin omni view right now. As to where to get one in the UK I am at a loss.

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Old 05-10-2005, 02:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Oh ok...i will keep looking then
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Old 05-10-2005, 02:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The switch is immediate. It is designed to be able to cycle through machines at a quick keystroke. I swithc mine by pressing Scroll lock, scroll lock, 1 or 2.

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