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KVM style setup?


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Scenario: I have a tech bench that has anywhere from 10 to 20 computers all running at the same time, doing various things (virus scans, file moving, installs, OS installs, scans of all sorts) so, being a programmer I am inherently lazy. So rather than walking around to click next and trouble shoot and what not. I want to run everything into a box (something like a KVM switch) that is then hooked to my main computer, and can be controlled from my main computer, without having to install software on all the tech bench machines. I want it to be able to use the keyboard on the tech bench machines at all times regardless of OS and everything(just like a KVM switch) but better?

Does this type of a solution exist, if so where do I buy it?
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For that many computers, you are talking a lot of money - http://www.kvm-switc...m/0su22091.html
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well the boss may think about spending it cause that way I can remote log in to my main machine and work from home/wherever. thanks but is there a certain name for this type of a switch? I can't seem to find anything that says anything other than KVM switch
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KVM is it - for keyboard, video and mouse.
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yes.... I know but these are specialized switches that can be remotely operated
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yes.... I know but these are specialized switches that can be remotely operated

I don't know a way you can do what you want without some remote control software running on each machine.
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http://www.belkin.com/kvm/sms/

you may want to do a little more research on these contraptions than i have...but these are KVM's that are actually IP addressable... you can access any of the machines connected to them via your web browser etc...so you can even manage the bios and boot up remotely
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