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Product Status Discontinued on 5/24/2024


This 16-Port NetCommander® 1U rack-mount Cat5 KVM Switch is the next generation of our cost-effective, feature-rich KVM switches. Its sleek 1U design and compact size features RJ45 connection ports that utilize inexpensive Cat5 cables, reducing the amount of cable clutter normally found with traditional KVM cabling. Easily switch between CPUs with Push Buttons, Hot-Key commands or built-in On Screen Display (OSD) menu function. Cascadability allows connection to up to 256 computers. Compatible with PS/2 and USB computers, VGA, SVGA or XGA monitors, as well as all major operating systems. Constructed of heavy-duty steel housing. Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases.


  • Expandable - Cascade a second level of KVM switches to control up to 256 servers from a single station
  • Extend distance between computer and switch up to 30 meters/100ft
  • Rack mountable sleek, 1U space saving KVM switches
  • Innovative CAT5 technology eliminate cable clutter at the rack
  • Multi-layer security protects your corporate data
  • Easy server management choice of On Screen Display, Hot-key,or push button control
  • Multi-platform - PS/2, SUN, and USB support
  • To convert DisplayPort or HDMI computers to VGA, use adapters P134-06N-VGA-V2 or P131-06N. Maximum video resolutions using adapters may vary.
  • Add Model B021-000-17 for space saving, in-the-rack, LCD, Keyboard and Mouse.
  • Compact Size: 17"W x 5"D x 1.75"H
  • Video Resolution: 1600x1200@75Hz
  • Internal Power Supply
  • Compatible with all major operating systems
  • Constructed of heavy-duty steel housing
  • Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases

Note: B051-000 remote access IP unit is not compatible with B072-008-1 or B072-016-1 1U Rack-Mount NetCommander Cat5 KVM Switch Series.

System Requirements

  • Computers: The B078-101-USB-1 or B078-101-PS2 Server Interface Module must be used to connect a computer/server
  • For computers with DisplayPort or HDMI, change to VGA using adapters P134-06N-VGA-V2 or P131-06N. Maximum video resolutions using adapters may vary.
  • Compatible with all major operating systems

Package Includes

  • 16-Port NetCommander 1U Rackmount Cat5 KVM Switch
  • 6-ft Power Cord
  • 6-ft Serial Cable
  • Rackmount Bracket kit
TAA compliant RoHS compliant


UPC Code037332127525
Max CPU256
TechnologyCat5/5e; PS/2; VGA/SVGA
Max Supported Video Resolution1600 X 1200 @ 75 Hz
Max. Distance (Between any 2 Units)100 ft (30.5m)
Max Number of Ports (Entire Chain)256
Voltage Compatibility (VAC)100; 110; 120; 127; 200; 208; 220; 230; 240
Input Frequency50/60Hz
Input Current120V (0.7A) / 230V (0.3A)
Power Input ReceptacleIEC-320-C14
Power Consumption (Watts)8.00
Number of Ports16
PC/Server ConnectionsVGA; USB; PS/2
Side A - Connector 1HD15 (FEMALE)
Side A - Connector 2(2) MINI DIN-6 (FEMALE)
Side A - Connector 3RJ11 (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 1(16) RJ45 (FEMALE)
Computer Keyboard and Mouse InterfacePS/2; USB
Computer Monitor InterfaceVGA
Console Keyboard and Mouse InterfacePS/2
Console Monitor InterfaceVGA
LED IndicatorsGreen(CPU ON, SELECTED)
Material of ConstructionSteel (Steel, Electrogalvanized, Cold Rolled, Coil)
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)4.30 x 7.40 x 20.00
Shipping Weight (lbs.)5.30
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)1.710 x 16.780 x 4.770
Unit Packaging TypeBox
Unit Weight (lbs.)3.60
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Storage Temperature Range-40° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C)
Relative Humidity0% to 80% RH, Non-Condensing
BTUs  27.3 BTU/Hr
IP Remote Access  No
Daisy-chainable or CascadableCascadeable
NIAP-Certified Secure  No
Number of Users1
On-Screen Display (OSD)Yes
Port SelectionPushbutton; Hotkey; OSD
Driver RequiredNo
Recommended Category CableCat5e/6 Cables
Product CertificationsCAN/CSA C22.2; CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 (Canada); UL 60950-1
Product ComplianceRoHS; CE (Europe); REACH; FCC Part 15 Class A (USA); Trade Agreements Act (TAA)
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)3-year limited warranty

Questions & Answers

No, B051-000 remote access IP unit is not compatible with B072-008-1A or B072-016-1A KVM Switch Series.

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