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TrippLite 8-Port NetCommander 1-Units Rackmount Cat5 KVM Switch

8-Port Cat5 KVM Switch For Cost-Effective Network Management

Tripp Lite's B072-008-1 NetCommander 8-Port Rackmount Cat5 KVM Switch is the smart solution for controlling multiple computers and servers from one monitor, keyboard and mouse. Requiring just 1U of rack space, the B072-008-1 features a rugged housing, premium connectors and superior functionality to ensure trouble-free operation in demanding high-availability environments. The B072-008-1 can control eight servers/computers directly, or up to 128 by cascading additional KVM switches. It is compatible with both PS/2 and USB connections using Tripp Lite B078-101-Series server interface units and inexpensive Cat5 patch cables (available separately). An optional IP remote access unit enables servers/computers to be controlled from any location via LAN, WAN or Internet.
8-Port Cat5 KVM Switch For Cost-Effective Network Management


All-in-One Network Management for Critical Systems

The B072-008-1 offers a comprehensive, cost-effective network management solution that installs in 1U of rack space. No server-resident software is required, so server performance and reliability are never compromised. Upgradable firmware fine-tunes compatibility with emerging standards. Servers are connected to the switch using inexpensive Cat5 patch cables, reducing cable clutter and conserving valuable rack space. 

Supports Multiple Platforms

The B072-008-1 supports both PS/2 and USB connections (Tripp Lite B078-101-Series server interface units and Cat5 patch cables required; sold separately). Because compatibility is based on common hardware standards rather than system software dependencies, almost any platform can be accommodated. Connect multiple versions of multiple platforms in any combination, including Windows®, Mac®, UNIX®, Linux, Sun and DOS.
Simple, Flexible Network Control

The B072-008-1 is designed to ease multi-server management in data centers, server rooms and other high-density environments. An advanced on screen display (OSD) with high-resolution video up to 1600 x 1200 provides a graphical user interface with management tools including custom port labeling, auto-scanning and panel array mode. Users may also select a connected computer using on-console pushbuttons or keyboard hotkey commands. Two LEDs per KVM port indicate (1) when a computer is connected to a KVM port and powered on, and (2) when a computer is selected.  

Control Multiple Computers

The B072-008-1 is capable of controlling up to 128 servers/computers by cascading additional B072-Series KVMs. This gives network managers the flexibility to add capacity when it's needed, accommodating growing data center requirements without disrupting existing equipment.
Access Servers Anywhere with Optional IP Remote Access Capability

The B072-008-1 accepts an optional IP remote access unit (Tripp Lite model B051-000) that provides secure IP remote access to connected servers/computers without requiring additional rack space. IP remote access enables system administration, BIOS-level troubleshooting, GUI application installations, equipment reboots and more to be accomplished from any location using a standard Web browser or multi-platform client software. 

Secure Every Connection

The B072-008-1 offers two levels of password protection (administrator/user) to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to connected servers/computers
Three-Year Product Warranty

For your peace of mind, the B072-008-1 comes with a three-year warranty.

Additional KVM Accessories (Sold Separately)

To connect servers/computers to the KVM: one Tripp Lite B078-101-Series server interface unit and one Cat5 patch cable are required per server/computer (see below). To cascade from the B072-008-1: additional B072-008-1 or B072-016-1 KVM switches, server interface units and Cat5 cables; consult the owner's manual for detailed information about cascade configurations.

Rackmount console: Tripp Lite model B021-000-17 or B021-000-19 (see below)
For IP remote access: B051-000 IP Remote Access Unit (see below).
B072-008-1 NetCommander™ 8-Port Rackmount Cat5 KVM Switch
  • Manage an entire network with one keyboard, mouse and monitor from 1U of rack space
  • Control up to 128 computers/servers by cascading multiple KVM switches
  • Supports VGA video resolutions up to 1600 x 1200
  • Connects to PS/2 and USB computers and servers using inexpensive Cat5 cabling
  • Supports Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux, Sun and DOS operating systems
What's in the Box
  • B072-008-1 Rackmount KVM Switch
  • 1 x RJ11 to DB9 Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • 1 x 6-ft. C13 to 5-15P Power Cord
  • 1 x 6-ft. C13 to 5-15P Power Cord
  • Rackmounting Hardware
  • Owner's Manual CD & Quick Start Guide
Why Choose Tripp Lite?

Founded in 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, Tripp Lite is a leading manufacturer of products to power, protect, manage, house, cool, connect and mount your equipment. From the largest data center to the smallest home office, Tripp Lite products keep your equipment running effectively and efficiently. Whether you need to supply power to servers and have reliable battery backup, connect high-resolution video sources to displays and digital signs, or organize and secure IT equipment in rack enclosure cabinets, Tripp Lite has the complete solution. Plus, before and after your purchase, our Chicago-based, in-house technical support specialists are available to assist you by phone, email and live chat. With over 90 years of quality products and service, Tripp Lite is a brand you can trust.

Tripp Lite's 8-Port NetCommander 1U Rackmount Cat5 KVM Switch, is the next generation of our cost-effective, feature rich, KVM switches. It's sleek, 1U design and compact size, features RJ45 connection ports that utilize inexpensive Cat5 patch cables, reducing the amount of cable clutter normally found with traditional KVM cabling. Easily switch between CPU's with Push Buttons, Hot-Key commands, or built-in On Screen Display (OSD) menu function. Cascadability allows connection to up to 128 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.

Tech Specs

Device Type
KVM switch - 8 ports - cascadable
Enclosure Type
Desktop 1U
8 x KVM port(s)
KVM Local Users Qty
1 local user
Server Connection Via Twisted Pair
Keyboard / Mouse Interface
Max Cascading Depth
Max Resolution
1600 x 1200
On-Screen Display, server connection via twisted pair

Expansion / Connectivity
  • 1 x RJ-11 management
  • 8 x KVM RJ-45
  • 1 x mouse (PS/2)
  • 1 x keyboard (PS/2)
  • 1 x VGA HD-15

Power Device
Internal power supply

Cables Included
1 x serial cable - 6 ft
TAA Compliant

Dimensions & Weight
17 in
5 in
1.7 in
3.53 lbs

Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature
32 °F
Max Operating Temperature
104 °F
Humidity Range Operating
0 - 80%

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