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2-Port USB HDMI Cable KVM
The KVM-0290, 2-port HDMI USB cable KVM switch, features advanced A.S.R. technology
which supports all-time DDC emulation so that the video compatibility will be as constant and
stable as it should be. This all-time DDC emulation can get rid of those problems that are
related to the absence of appropriate DDC data on the KVM switch when port switching is
Equipped with KVM-0290 KVM switch, for computers running Windows/Mac operating
systems, a KVM Switching Software will facilitate your KVM switching operations such as
computer selection and hotkey sequence programming, autoscanning, autoscan delay time
programming, independent/simultaneous audio & computer switching, etc.
The KVM-0290, 2-Port HDMI USB Cable KVM Switch, offers USB 2.0 interface technology for
Plug-and-Play. In addition to connect to mouse and keyboard, these two USB 2.0 ports can
also be connected to other high-speed USB devices. You can enjoy maximum flexibility and
convenience with its compact and one-piece design.
- Supports video resolutions up to 1080P
- Control and manage 2 computers by using a single USB keyboard, mouse and monitor
- Provides auto-scanning features and audio support
- Supports HDCP, High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection
- Easy switching between computers with keyboard hotkeys
- Self powered through USB connection
- Simple Plug and Play installation
- 1 x wired QuickSwitch button for instant switching
Take the Support CDROM and the Cable KVM Switch out of the box and follow the
steps below for
1. Insert the Support CD into your CD drive, and the installation interface will pop up. (If the Autorun
feature has not been enabled on your computer. Just find the Autorun.exe on the CD and double-
click it to start.)
2. For Windows/Mac: Just click the
“Software Installation for Window” to start Windows switching
software installation. To install Mac version, please copy the file (*.pkg format) to the local hard
disk and install it from there. Follow the instructions to completion. If the instillation is complete,
you will see a KVM switching software icon on the system tray of your desktop. Right-click to
evoke the operation menu and double-click to evoke configuration box. For operation details of
the KVM switching software software, please refer to the following sections.
Current active computer channel is on port 1
Current active computer channel is on port 2
No live connection detected
The Mac version of the KVM switcher software supports only Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) and
later. Earlier version of the Mac OS might or might not work well with it.
The KVM Switcher Software supports both the Windows and the Mac OS operating
systems. For other OS platforms such as Linux , you can still use the universal
keyboard hotkey -
ScrLk + ScrLK
- to switch computer. However, this switching hotkey
is not available on non-computer platform such as Mac OS.
. Connect a set of the fixed KVM/Audio&Mic cables to a computer’s connectors.
Connect another set of cables to another computer. Now you can operate the KVM
Some older computers with USB interface might need to manually enable the USB option
in the BIOS settings before you can use any USB devices. If your USB interface does not
work, please check the USB option status in the BIOS.
If you has not yet installed a USB mouse on your computer, there might be an error
message telling you that mouse is not detected and prompting you to decide whether to
ignore the same message in the future, and yet you found there is no mouse movement
to disable this message….So it is suggested that you should installed your USB mouse
on your computer first, before connecting it to this KVM Switch.
Ways for KVM Switch Operation
There are three methods to control your KVM Switch for computer and Audio/Mic channel
selection: using (1) the QuickSwitch Button (a wired remote control), (2) a hotkey sequence
or (3) the KVM Switcher Software.
QuickSwitch button (a wired remote control)
The QuickSwitch button is a wired remote control that allows you a direct switching control.
Simply press the button to toggle between the two computers.
You can use the QuickSwitch button to switch to an empty port that is not connected with
any computer. Normally, if you use keyboard hotkey or the KVM Switcher software, you will
not be able to switch to an empty port (and audio/mic channel, if binding is enabled). By
default, PC port switching and audio/mic port switching are bound together, unless you
specify the audio to be fixed a specific port.
User-definable hotkeys for computer selection:
Hotkey sequence = Ctrl + Alt + [command key]*
* Please refer to next section for keys that are qualified to be used as a command key
Universal hotkey for computer toggle-switching:
Both the universal hotkey, ScrLk + ScrLk and the user-definable hotkey, Ctrl + Alt +
allow you to switch to an empty port that is not connected with
any computer. To force your KVM to switch to an empty port, just press the QuickSwitch
button to switch.
Universal Hotkey sequence = ScrLk + ScrLk
For other operating systems on computer such as Linux, you can still use this special
hotkey to facilitate computer switching. This special hotkey is not available for Mac.
However, you can press QuickSwitch button to switch in any case.
Each keystroke within a hotkey sequence should be pressed within 2 seconds.
Otherwise, the hotkey sequence will not be validated.
After port switching you have to wait till the KVM Switch icon shows forth the target port
before you can perform next switching again. The KVM Switcher icon could be found on the
system tray/task bar of your Windows/ Mac OS desktop after its installation.
All the hotkeys are only functional after your computers are booting into the OS. If you
want to switch computer in the BIOS/preboot stage, press the QuickSwitch button to switch.
KVM Switcher Software (Windows & Mac platform)
In addition to computer switching, the KVM Switcher Software also allows you more
advanced functions such as described in the next section….
KVM Switcher Operation Reference
Switch to Computer x by Operation Menu
Right-click the KVM Switcher icon to evoke the operation menu, then select whichever
computer that is available for switching. Once you select a computer channel, it will
immediately switch to that computer. Note that the unconnected port(s) or the active port will
be grayed-out and non-selectable.
Configuration Dialog Box
Configuration Dialog Box
The Mac version of KVM switcher user: if you want the KVM switcher open at login or
kept in Doc, just select the option in the Operation Menu accordingly.
Switch to computer x by Keyboard Hotkeys
Hit the hotkey according to your current hotkey definition:
Hotkey sequence = Ctrl + Alt + [command key]*
* The factory default hotkey setting is Ctrl + Alt + 1/2/3/4 for computer 1/2/3/4. You can
also use ScrLk + ScrLk to switch COMPUTER.
Define Hotkey commands:
The command key is user-definable via the configuration dialog box. You can specify the
command key as you like by typing it in. For example, you can specify the hotkey for
switching to COMPUTER 1 as CTRL + ALT + A by typing an A (not case-sensitive) in the
Except those control keys such as Alt, Ctrl, Shift, CAPS, Tab, Esc and those function
keys and edit keys, all other keys on the keyboard, including those number keys on the
number pad are all qualified to be used a hotkey command key. In addition to the KVM
switching software by the operation menu and the user-defined hotkeys, you can always use
the universal hotkey for COMPUTER switching
– ScrLk + ScrLk
Right-click the KVM Switcher icon to evoke the operation menu, then select
to activate autoscanning.
(While autoscanning) right-click the KVM Switcher icon to evoke the operation menu, then
to de-activate autoscanning.
KVM Switching software configuration
Right-click the KVM Switcher icon and select
or double-click the icon to bring up the
configuration dialog box.
Fix Audio Port at Computer x
Check this option and then select the computer to fix the audio/mic channel to the selected
computer. Once this option is checked, the audio/mic channel will be fixed and become
Auto Scan Period
Select the Autoscan period from 10 ~ 60 seconds with an increment of 5 seconds. The
Autoscan period is the time your KVM Switch will wait to switch to next computer.