[tech] Re: [ucc] Minutes 23/05
nick at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Mon May 30 15:37:36 WST 2005
On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 02:56:38PM +0800, Alwyn Lloyd wrote:
> I just had a look at these two,
> do we care that they don't do USB?
> admitedly USB probably isn't going to replace all keybaord and mouse
> connectors, it probably won't be too far off...
There doesn't seem to be anything with USB that's comparable. There's a
4-port desktop Uniclass with USB for the same price as the cheap 8-port
PS/2 one ($155) and a $969 8-port Belkin with USB.
We'll have to budget ~$100 for the cables of course - some of the cheap
KVMs don't come with any. The Uniclass cables actually seem quite cheap;
$12 for the short ones and $17 for the long ones (we should get a mix
of lengths, I reckon).
I've seen the active adaptors to let you plug in a PS/2 keyboard/mouse
into a USB "legacy-free" computer for $20-$30, probably should buy one
of those when we get a new machines.
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