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Avocent AMX5000 KVM Switch

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The AMX®5000 KVM switch is an 8x32 appliance that provides powerful multi-user access to servers and devices.

The AMX5000 KVM switch provides full bandwidth, real-time access to servers using your existing UTP cable infrastructure. The switch supports multi-platform server environments including PS/2 and Sun. It also provides access to serial-based devices.

The AMX5000 switch operates over end-to-end UTP cabling with automatic compensation for any video losses induced by cabling.

The easy to use OSCAR® graphical user interface is included. The Avocent AMWorks® Java-based system administration tool provides you with centralized management software.

Quick Facts

  • Provides comprehensive system administration
  • Allows administrators to set multi-level access to servers with password protection for each user
  • Creates server and user group lists
  • Provides a log of system activity
  • Database is stored locally and can be downloaded to the AMX switch via TCP/IP


Features and Benefits

Full bandwidth and real-time access to servers Facilitates access to multiple servers and applications where full bandwidth video quality is critical
Easy to use OSCAR® graphical user interface, No training required for immediate user interaction with target computers
Multi-platform support PS/2, USB, Sun and SGI servers and VT100 serial-based devices
Specialized application support The AMX®5000 switch is a proven choice for test labs, demo labs, design and broadcast environments. AMX switches are compatible with all major broadcast devices including Pinnacle Deko, Harris Device Manager and Raid arrays.
Automatic compensation for any video losses induced by cabling Simplifies the installation of equipment and guarantees highest quality video for each user without any user intervention
Dual Matrix Support Connect user station to two AMX KVM switches for switch redundancy with automatic failover for mission-critical reliability.
Out-of-band access to computers You can access all cascaded computers without needing to access the corporate network.
End-to-end UTP cable, including CAT 5, 5e and 6 Eliminates bulky cabling connections and delivers real-time, high bandwidth video up to 1,000 feet from the server
Consolidates the local ports of KVM over IP products You have backup access to servers independent of the IP network.
Consolidates access to existing analog KVM switches You can integrate legacy KVM switches into your matrix KVM solution.
AMWorks® Java-based system administration tool Centralized management is easier with this versatile software.
AMIQ server interface module Built-in memory eases configuration and installation by assigning and retaining unique server identification codes for each attached server.
Includes SNMP traps You can set up SNMP traps in the AMX switch for report alarms to an external logging destination.
Event logs AMWorks software maintains a record of all user logins and switching activity.
Scalable architecture AMX switches easily accommodate additional servers and users in growing network infrastructures.
Integration with other LDAP services for authentication You can use a single LDAP database for authentication. This minimizes the administration overhead of your existing network authentication process.



Height 1.7 in. (4.3 cm)
Width 17.2 in. (43.2 cm)
Depth 11.1 in. (28.1 cm)
Weight 9.3 lbs. (3.7 kg)
Operating Temp 32 to 122 F (0 to 50 C)
Storage Temp -4 to 140 F (-20 to 60 C)
Operating Voltage 100 - 240 VAC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz autosensing
Input power 75 W maximum
Supported Hardware
Computers PC, Sun, Mac, SGI, Serial-based devices via AMIQ and AMIQDM modules
User Stations AM5111, AMX5121, and AMX5130 User Stations
Safety and EMC Approvals and Markings
alt UL, FCC, cUL, ICES-003, CE, VCCI,

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