Talk:KVM switch

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Merger with KVMoIP[edit]

This article has a heading, Remote KVM devices (KVM/ip), which is on the same topic as the KVMoIP article. The KVMoIP article isn't extensive, so it could easily be formatted and placed under the heading in this article. This is the first time I've merged a page so I just wanted to check this is the correct way to do it - any thoughts? - Tim 02:00, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Agree. Go ahead and move the KVMoIP text into the KVM Switch article. — Jonathan Kovaciny (talk|contribs) 21:33, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
Go ahead as technology is the same so lets have One Document. 10:01, 19 October 2006 (IST)
I performed the merge, but it still needs some work. I left the existing KVM/ip section intact. It should probably be merged with the KVMoIP text. -- Austin Murphy 19:28, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
As suggested, I have merged the KVMoIP text into the existing Remote Over IP section. The majority of it was redundant information. I also attempted to further wikify some of the grammar. If anyone wants to review my changes, it'd be appreciated. Verdatum 16:37, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Copypaste tag[edit]

I've tagged this article with {{copypaste}} because much of it seems to have been copied from Acnodes Corporation's "Glossary: KVM...KVM Dongle". Of course, it could be that Acnodes copied it from Wikipedia and is failing to cite this page as the reference. Unfortunately, a quick check using the Wayback Machine didn't show any old copy of the Acnodes page, so I couldn't immediately verify which is the case here. But we need to figure it out to see who is violating whose copyright. (I'd do it right now myself, but I'm totally engaged in the problem I came to this article to help solve.) ~ Jeff Q (talk) 14:51, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for noting your concern. :) I've investigated and believe in this case that Wikipedia had the text first. I singled out the section " KVM over IP devices use a dedicated microcontroller and potentially specialized video capture hardware to capture the video signals keyboard and mouse signals, compress and packetize them, and send them over an Ethernet link to a remote console application that unpacks and reconstitutes the dynamic graphical image." and looked in the article to verify that we developed towards, rather than away from, that language. You can see the germs of it here, in 2005: "KVMoIP is different than the above because it is hardware based, requiring no software to be installed on the remote system. Instead, a dedicated microcontroller and potentially specialized video capture hardware work to capture the video signals, compress and packetize them, and send them over an Ethernet link (which may include very remote connections over the Internet) to a remote console application that unpacks and reconstitutes the dynamic graphical image." This was merged into this article in November 2006, here, and gradually modified into the state we see now. I'm removing the tag for that reason. Of course, feel free to restore it if additional evidence indicates otherwise. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 01:50, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

KVM to KDM[edit]

Video? What is that? Display would be much more accurate description than the old Video. KVM is also constantly confused with Virtualization technology called KVM. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:34, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

That's what the KVM disambiguation page is for: --Hpp3 (talk) 06:02, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Use of "KVMoIP" & "Cat 5 KVM"[edit]

Both of these terms were first published on (Tron International, Inc.) in 2000/2001. KVMoIP was an acronym used in a written opinion to a client "Intel Corporation" who republished the term in an internal paper that eventually became publicly available. Like KVMoIP, the term "Cat 5 KVM" was first published in 2000/2001 on the site (a recognized industry / technology authority). TRON does not object to Wiki's use of these terms providing the original author is appropriately credited. --00Zero2 (talk) 01:02, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Security risks?[edit]

Might make an interesting section - any ideas how this could be done? A KVM was hacked into a bank computer, apparently, in a failed attempt to take over the system: OrbiterSpacethingy (talk) 08:45, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Merge "Software Alternatives" and "Software"?[edit]

Seems the "Software Alternatives" section doesn't add much to the article but an advertisement for Multiplicity. Synergy does the same thing, and is mentioned in the "Alternatives" section of Multiplicity's page. Perhaps there are enough software offerings to make a "List of Virtual KVM Software" page that can be linked to in the "Software" section? --Hpp3 (talk) 06:02, 20 October 2014 (UTC)