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Operation & Configuration
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Operation & configuration of analogue KVM matrix systems

Depending on the system, analogue KVM matrix swicthes are operated via: 

  • OSD + hotkeys    
  • Web interface
  • KVM-IP client (only for UCON-IP-NEO)
  • UCON-IP web interface (only for UCON-IP-NEO)

OSD and hotkeys are available on all UCON user modules and ensure fast and easy operation across the entire system.

Operation & configuration of the analogue KVM matrix systems

Availability of operational options sorted by products

OSD and hotkeys are available on all UCON user modules and ensure fast and easy operation across the entire system.

This ensures a fast, clean and unique operation in the system environment.

CATCenter NEO

Rear view CATCenter-NEO16
  • OSD + hotkeys    
  • Web interface
  • KVM IP client
  • UCON-IP web interface

CATCenter X

Rear view CATCenter X2
  • OSD + hotkeys    
  • KVM IP client
  • UCON-IP web interface

CompactCenter X

Rear view CompactCenter X2
  • OSD + hotkeys    
  • Web interface
  • KVM IP client

Product details

OSD & hotkeys

The OSD as the central component for operating and configuring the system is available on all external or internal UCON user consoles.

It can be adapted to the user's needs and the security policies of its environment. 

The OSD can be easily accessed via keyboard/mouse and configurable hotkeys while key combinations open the OSD menus.

The following main menus are available:

  • Select (select a computer)
  • Operation (frequent operations)
  • Personal Profile (adjust user preferences)
  • Configuration (change system settings)
  • Information (query system status)

Several operating options:

  • User-related OSD
  • Targets can be directly accessed from the Select menu
  • Configurable hotkeys allow quick access to targets
  • AutoScan, AutoSkip, StepScan

Web interface for the analogue KVM matrix systems

The web-based "Config Panel" application offers a clearly arranged graphical user interface to configure the CATCenter Neo. 

The Config Panel is divided into several sections. The paragraphs below list only some of the settings you can adjust in the application:

Basic configuration

  • Network parametres
  • Tools (backup/restore, firmware update, default reset)
  • Query of syslog messages

Rights configuration

  • User rights
  • User group rights
  • Target rights
  • Target group rights

Matrix switch configuration

  • Names, hotkeys etc.
  • Locations
  • Activation of communication modules
  • Network settings

User module configuration 

  • Name
  • Cascade information

Target configuration

  • Locations
  • Configuration of target module

KVM-IP-Client (only with UCON-IP-NEO)

With KVM IP clients, you can access remote servers connected to the matrix switches. The connection is either established using the external UCON-IP-NEO user console or the integrated KVM IP port of the Compact Center.

To establish an IP session, a native client (Windows, GNU/Linux) is installed on a client computer or the JAVA client is activated in the web interface of the devices.

The scope of delivery of both UCON-IP-NEO or CompactCenter already provides one native client, which can be installed or copied as often as necessary. The Java client does not require any software installation on the client computer or the target computer.

After the program has been started and the successful authentication, the desktop of the remote target computer is displayed in a program window on the client computer. Target computers neither require any hard- or software installations nor any special configurations (e.g. mouse settings).

KVM-IP clients provide the following features:

Operation
  • Native or Java client
  • Select computers via GUI or OSD
  • Operate target computer with original cursor and keyboard down to BIOS level
  • Execute comprehensive keyboard macros on target computers (e.g. Ctrl+ Alt+Del)
  • Transfer content of IP client computer's clipboard to target computer
Video
  • Automatic determination of video profiles for best performance and image replication
  • Manual adjustment of video profiles
  • Activation of full-screen mode
  • Automatic adjustment of client window to target resolution
  • Screenshots of active session
Communication
  • Chat with another client
System settings
  • Measure bandwidth of data transmission
  • Configure mouse breaks
  • Enable mouse gestures to operate the IP client

UCON-IP-Web-Interface (only with UCON-IP-NEO)

The web interface is used to configure the UCON-IP-NEO user console and provides the following selected settings:

Configuration

  • Set network parameters
  • Enable session time-out for IP clients
  • Set system date and time, select NTP server

Maintenance

  • Back up configuration data
  • Restore configuration data
  • Reset system defaults

Logging

  • Adjust syslog settings
  • Query system information, e.g. current network settings, log files, system configuration, active IP sessions, local syslog protocol
  • Forward syslog messages to two different servers

Update 

  • Install firmware updates via network

Java client for access over IP

  • Activate Java client to access the computers connected to the CATCenter over IP

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