K4u+
Deliver a seamless desktop experience across multiple
workstations or across multiple secure networks

KM Switches

There are many scenarios were users need a multi-display configuration that connect from a single keyboard and mouse to multiple workstations or desktops that may be local (desk-side), remote or virtual.

Scenario Commonly used by: Deployment example: 
Multi-level Network Security
Users are required to work on workstations or desktops that are connected to networks with different security levels. Government, Healthcare,
Defence, Intelligence, Military
Analyst using K4u+ and zero clients to work on any network from non-classified, SIPRNet, NIPRNet to JWICS
or
Non-classified, OFFICIAL, SECRET, to TOP SECRET
Workflow Requirement / Productivity Improvement / Cost Effective Infrastructure
Workflow requires access to multiple workstations or desktops running different applications and different platform performance levels. Design and simulation,
Oil & Gas,
Media & entertainment
Artist using K4u+ and zero clients to access different pre-post production video editing workstations:
Pre-production video and storyboard tools on a low-mid range physical or virtual workstation
Post-production design and editing tools on a mid-range physical or virtual workstation.
Post production rendering and transcoding on a high-end physical or virtual workstation.
General office applications on a virtual desktop or cloud managed desktop.
Licensing restrictions
Application, software or hardware licensing restricts use to a particular platform, or prevents other software being installed on the same workstation or desktop. Design, simulation software
Financial services software
Medical imaging/diagnostic systems
Trader working on Bloomberg workstation, Thompson Reuters workstation and a virtual or cloud desktop for general office applications.
Workstation Stability
Increase workstation stability and reduce IT support effort by separating applications and potentially conflicting drivers onto different workstations/desktops. Media & Entertainment,
Engineering/manufacturing
IT segmenting design and simulation applications on different workstations to isolate applications and/or drivers and updates and providing a virtual desktop or cloud managed desktop for general office applications.

 

Amulet Hotkey’s K4u+ KM switch allows the connection of up to 4 Workstations/Desktops to a single keyboard, mouse or peripheral set. While the K4u+ can be connected directly to workstations at the user’s desk, it is also compatible with Amulet Hotkey Zero Clients for maximum flexibility and efficiency allowing connections to remote physical or virtual workstations, virtual desktops and/or cloud desktops. Each of the remote workstations or desktops can be securely accessed within the office, across the country, or continent-to-continent.

 

Mission Critical Design

The K4u+ is designed from the ground up for mission and business critical environments, and includes features such as redundant power management, power cord lock and robust metal enclosure.

 

Extensive Security

The K4u+ is TAA compliant and incorporates our no compromise KeyStopTM architecture that prevents channel cross-talk or key-stroke recording/key logging and guarantees zero channel cross-talk and eliminates buffered key codes to improve security where channel separation for multi-level security applications. Also, the K4u+ supports smart cards and automatically manages the card reader connection to the attached workstations/desktops to simplify the login process.

 

Boost Productivity and Efficiency

The K4u+ includes many features to boost user productivity and efficiency including enabling the creation of a seamless desktop experience across multiple workstations and/or desktops using Mouse Point capability to automatically switch from one workstation to another by simply moving the cursor to another screen. Mouse Point supports flexible monitor layouts up to 32 monitors, which can be user configured through an intuitive graphical interface. The K4u+ supports instant channel switching by incorporating USB emulation and hosting capability.

Also, the K4u+ screen SaverSync ensures that all of the user screens remain active to display vital data and an efficient workflow, while still adhering to corporate power reduction / green computing policies. SaverSync ensures that all displays across each workstations remain active while there is activity on any channel. Screen savers only activate after there is no keyboard/mouse inactivity across all channels for a period of time.

 

Technical Specifications: K4u+ Switch
KM Switch: Support for up to 4 Workstations/PCs (local or remote) USB, keyboard, mouse and audio switching.
Support for USB, PS/2 or legacy Sun Workstation access from a single keyboard & mouse.
Workstation Channel ports
USB:
Audio:
Legacy Keyboard:
4x USB type B
4x 3.5mm stereo audio socket
4x 6-pin Mini-DIN socket
Local USB: 4x type A
Local bridged
Hot Plug USB:
1x USB type A (hot-plug)
Local Audio Output: 1x 3.5mm stereo audio socket can be switched or muxed.  Supports mute for individual channels or global mute.
Local legacy keyboard: 1x 6-pin Mini-DIN socket
Channel Switch Options: Keyboard hot-key shortcuts
Mouse clicks
Mouse Point®
K4 external controller option
Channel Notification: Front panel LED status indicators
Audible command confirmation
Optional LED indicators that can be attached to monitors to show which monitor has KM switch focus.
Optional K4 external controller with button illumination
Automatic channel skip: Active channel sensing skips over unconnected channels.
Feature connector: 1x 9-pin Mini-DIN socket
Automatic protocol detection and conversion: USB, PS/2 and legacy Sun
Workstation pre-boot support: Yes, boot-up support and BIOS access
Scalable: Multiple K4u+ switches can be linked to control additional workstations from a single keyboard and mouse.  Alternatively, a channel can be shared between two K4u+ switches to allow two users to control or collaborate on a single shared workstation.
Advanced Features SaverSync™
KeyStop™
Firmware programmable Via USB or 1x D9 socket
Secure channel isolation: KeyStop architecture guarantees zero channel cross-talk
Smart Card Support Yes
Tempest Level: Level B
Redundant Power Management: Yes
Power: Less than 5W (switch only)
Size WxHxD: 250 x 31 x 155 mm (9.8 x 1.2 x 6.1 inches)
Weight: Unit: 1.4 Kg (3.0 lbs)
Shipping: 3 Kg (6.5 lbs)
Compliance: TAA compliant
Conforms to relevant parts of EN55024, EN55022 and FCC Part 15b

 

KVM Switches

Amulet Hotkey’s K4vu KMV switch supports the connection of up to 4 dual display Workstations/Desktops to a single set of displays (single/dual display), audio, keyboard, mouse or peripheral set. While the K4vu can be connected directly to workstations at the user’s desk, it is also compatible with Amulet Hotkey Zero Clients for maximum flexibility and efficiency allowing connections to remote physical or virtual workstations, virtual desktops and/or cloud desktops.  Each of the remote workstations or desktops can be securely accessed within the office, across the country, or continent-to-continent.

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Mission Critical Design

The K4vu is designed from the ground up for mission and business critical environments, and includes features such as redundant power management, power cord lock and robust metal enclosure.

 

Extensive Security

The K4vu is TAA compliant and incorporates our no compromise KeyStopTM architecture that prevents channel cross-talk or key-stroke recording guarantees zero channel cross-talk and eliminates buffered key codes to improve security where channel separation for multi-level security applications. Also, the K4vu supports smart cards and automatically manages the card reader connection to the attached workstations/desktops to simplify the login process.

 

Boost Productivity and Efficiency

The K4vu includes many features to boost user productivity and efficiency including enabling the creation of a seamless desktop experience across multiple workstations and/or desktops using Mouse Point capability to automatically switch from one workstation to another by simply moving the cursor to another screen. Mouse Point supports flexible monitor layouts up to 32 monitors, which can be user configured through an intuitive graphical interface. The K4vu supports instant channel switching by incorporating USB emulation and hosting capability.

 

Technical Specifications: K4vu KVM Switch
KVM Switch: Support for up to 4 Workstations/PCs (local or remote) with video, USB, keyboard, mouse and audio switching.
Support for USB, PS/2 or legacy Sun Workstation access from a single keyboard & mouse.
Workstation Channel ports
Video:
USB:
Audio:
Legacy Keyboard:
4x DMS59
4x USB type B
4x 3.5mm stereo audio socket
4x 6-pin Mini-DIN socket
Local Monitors: Dual display via DMS59 with resolutions up to :
Digital
2x 1920×1200 (single-link DVI)
1x 2048×1536 (dual-link DVI)
Analog
2x 2048×1536 @ 60Hz
2x 1600×1200 @70Hz
Local USB: 4x type A
Local bridged
Hot Plug USB:
1x USB type A (hot-plug)
Local Audio Output: 1x 3.5mm stereo audio socket can be switched or muxed.  Supports mute for individual channels or global mute.
Local legacy keyboard: 1x 6-pin Mini-DIN socket
Channel Switch Options: Keyboard hot-key shortcuts
Mouse clicks
Mouse Point®
K4 external controller option
Channel Notification: Front panel LED status indicators
Audible command confirmation
Optional K4 external controller with button illumination
Automatic channel skip: Active channel sensing skips over unconnected channels.
Feature connector: 1x 9-pin Mini-DIN socket
Automatic protocol detection and conversion: USB, PS/2 and legacy Sun
Workstation pre-boot support: Yes, boot-up support and BIOS access
Scalable: Multiple K4vu switches can be linked to control additional workstations from a single keyboard and mouse.  Alternatively, a channel can be shared between two K4u+ switches to allow two users to control or collaborate on a single shared workstation.
Advanced Features SaverSync™
KeyStop™
Firmware programmable Via USB or 1x D9 socket
Secure channel isolation: KeyStop architecture guarantees zero channel cross-talk
Smart Card Support Yes
Tempest Level: Level B
Redundant Power Management: Yes
Power: Less than 40W (switch only)
Size WxHxD: 250 x 31 x 155 mm (9.8 x 1.2 x 6.1 inches)
Weight: Unit: 1.4 Kg (3.0 lbs)
Shipping: 3 Kg (6.5 lbs)
Compliance: TAA compliant
Conforms to relevant parts of EN55024, EN55022 and FCC Part 15b
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