Raritan Introduces MasterConsole Z

by CXOtoday Staff    Jun 01, 2006

Raritan, a leading IT operations simplifier has introduced MasterConsole Z - a switchless KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) solution designed to help small and mid-sized businesses simplify server maintenance.

MasterConsole Z enables one user to access and manage up to 64 servers, including multiple platforms, connected through a Cat5e daisy-chain configuration. Requiring just a small user station and a Computer Interface Module for each server, it works without a traditional switch. The server-to-server, daisy-chain configuration simplifies installation by eliminating the need to run server-to-switch coax cables. Servers can be added anywhere in the chain, which can be up to 700 feet long.

Using an on-screen user interface, IT administrators can select servers to manage and troubleshoot by user-defined port names. MasterConsole Z delivers an “at-the-rack” experience with features such as Raritan’s Automatic Video Tuning (AVT) to which preserves high-resolution video quality over the Cat5 cable and “keep-alive” keyboard/mouse emulation to prevent annoying keyboard lock up.

MasterConsole Z is designed to meet the management needs and budgets of businesses with small to mid-sized server rooms and data centers, as well as businesses with servers distributed in several locations.

Sanjay Motwani, Country Manager, Raritan India said, “For customers that need remote access and control to servers at longer distances, our MasterConsole family includes a KVM-over-IP solution. Our cost-effective solutions help businesses improve operations uptime and reduce maintenance costs.”

Tags: switchless, KVM, SMB