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Re: [CQ-Contest] KVM Switch

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] KVM Switch
From: rin JG1VGX <jg1vgx@jarl.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 07:55:42 +0900
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If they are already networked and run Windows XP, you could also think 
about "remote desktop" feature. It's free.


As server, XP "Professional" is required.

73 rin JG1VGX

PaulKB8N@aol.com wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone had experience using a KVM (Keyboard, Video,  
> Mouse) switch with their ham computer.  I have a small home office  
> associated with 
> my shack, and it would be advantageous from a space standpoint  to 
> consolidate all my computer resources via one keyboard, monitor and  mouse.
> These switches allow you to hook up a keyboard, mouse and monitor to the  box 
> and then switch between up to four computers.  This really is  appealing, as 
> I have two desktops and two laptops in the shack.
> I'm concerned about RFI in both directions.  Has anyone used these and  had 
> any good or bad experiences?  I have a very nice KDS monitor that seems  to 
> be 
> fairly quiet from an RF standpoint and I'd like to use the same keyboard  for 
> all my applications, as it will help with logging accuracy.
> I appreciate any inputs.  I am looking for these at a site call  
> Buyexytras.com, which I've found to be a good source of low-cost PC  
> peripherals.  (No, 
> I'm not associated with them in any way.)
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