I have been working with a computer company for almost 10 months now, however admittedly, there are still some computer terms that I’m not quite familiar with…
I had a customer who was asking about KVM switch, of course, being someone who wants to satisfy customers, I had to do a very quick research on what the customer was referring to. Since we were not allowed to open third party websites, we use Wikipedia for immediate researches. And here is what I found out:
“A KVM switch (with KVM being an abbreviation for Keyboard, Video or Visual Display Unit, Mouse) is a hardware device that allows a user to control multiple computers from a single keyboard, video monitor and mouse. Although multiple computers are connected to the KVM, typically a smaller number of computers can be controlled at any given time. Modern devices have also added the ability to share USB devices and speakers with multiple computers. Some KVM switches can also function in reverse – that is, a single PC can be connected to multiple monitors, keyboards, and mice. While not as common as the former, this configuration is useful when the operator wants to access a single computer from two or more (usually close) locations – for example, a public kiosk machine that also has a staff maintenance interface behind the counter, or a home office computer that doubles as a home theater PC.”
So I guess this is a cool device that you can use to control other computers using one mouse, keyboard and display.