Raritan said the latest release of its Paragon II Cat5 KVM switch will includes support for IBM BladeCenter servers. The release also provides many features that optimize collaborative troubleshooting that thereby increase data center efficiency and productivity.With support for IBM BladeCenter, Paragon II 4.2 users can now manage the industry’s most widely deployed blade server. Ideal for IT teams and other users that need secure access from a user station (monitor, keyboard, and mouse) to multiple blades and other data center equipment, Paragon II provides anytime, non-blocked access, high video resolution and a rich suite of management features.
Release 4.2 also delivers two new productivity features that leverage Paragon II’s video resolution. With Video Redirect, Paragon II can redirect a server’s video output to any user station within a multi-switch Paragon II system. With Multiple Video – also known as “Port Following Switch” – up to four user stations can simultaneously view the video output of a server with multiple video ports.
Customers also can use Multiple Video to direct the video of multiple servers to a set of user stations. Both new video features provide flexibility ideal for real-time execution of applications in work environments – ranging from network operation centers to broadcast control rooms.
The new switch also supports Cortron keyboards, used in many military, mobile and outdoor applications in relatively harsh environments. Pricing starts at US$3,995).