Two consoles independently and simultaneously control up to 16 directly connected computers or servers. RJ45 connections allow signals to travel up to 150 meters away (500 ft.) using ordinary Cat5 cable, while maintaining video resolution. No software required; convenient computer selection via intuitive hotkey combinations or On Screen Display (OSD) menus. Hot pluggable; add or remove components without having to power off the switch. OSD port list automatically expands when stations are added; port names are automatically reconfigured when the station sequence is changed. Keep Alive feature ensures that the keyboard and mouse work properly even if the switch temporarily loses power.