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Tips for Choosing the perfect Rackmount Monitor

Rackmount Monitor Keyboard systems are most often used in back office server room locations. They are not designed to be placed on a shelf or counter, they are designed to be mounted on a rack. Being as they fold down and become a mounted tray that will slide out to be accessed by monitor and computer after which they can be easily stowed away simply by sliding them right back into the rack, they are not only great space savers but also make for easy access.

If you are in the market to replace a monitor that will be used for managing networking equipment and back office servers then here are a few tips and pointer to take into consideration before making your choice. Are your critical networking components being housed in a rack or rack cabinet?

If the answer is no then it may be something you should consider. Racks not only keep your equipment off the floor, they also offer a safer way to store critical business components. Not only are KVM Switch Tech´s Rackmount Keyboard Monitor units suitable for open style racks but also for enclosed cabinet styles.

Rackmount Monitor

Nowadays networking components are available in rackmount solutions. Not only can a single rack store a variety of components, they are also very compact. Usually screws and mounting bracket are used install and secure every component to the rack. There are locking mechanisms on the rack cabinet doors. The server room is tidier and streamlined with the use of racks and they offer air flow and temperatures which are controlled. Efficient wire management strategies are also supported.

The Size of the Panel

Before choosing an industrial mount monitor like those from Chassis Plans, you have to decide which size panel will best work in your situation. A 17-inch LCD monitor combines with a PS2 and USB interface along with a trackball or touchpad for all mouse functions is the most popular size. When it is folded and pushed back into the tray the device is one 1U aka 1.75 inches high.

System Compatibility

When we say system compatibility, we are referring to not only the hardware connection type but also the computer or server for example a PC, Mac or SUN system. The best Rackmount Monitor Keyboard would ideally be on that is compatible with all models. You will also need an LCD monitor containing a sliding tray as well as video/keyboard/trackball/mouse options.

Video Resolution

You want to go with a Rack Monitor containing DVI-D / HDMI support if your computer hardware is configured at a high definition display. Most of the time HDMI applications are designed for video resolution support that is 1920×1080 (1080p). On the other hand, there are systems which require a DVI Rackmount Monitor that will support video resolutions up to 1920×1200. Being as computers that are older could require a connection that is VGA, the best choice for this situation would be to go for a system which supports (HDMI/VGA/DVI).

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