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by Avocent
Product Line: Avocent Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The DSR1031 Avocent KVM switch features 8 server ports with RJ-45 connectors, supporting a variety of video resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz on the remote port using a DSRIQ module. It accommodates network connections via Ethernet IEEE 802.3 - 10BaseT, 100BaseT, 1000BaseT standards with cabling requirements of 4-pair UTP CAT 5 or CAT 6, up to 10 meters in length. Designed for rack-mount with dimensions of 1.72 x 17.00 x 8.075 in (1U form factor) and a weight of 5.3 lbs without cables, it ensures compatibility with various setups through its local, MODEM, SETUP, and USB ports, requiring a 25 W maximum power supply.

FAQs for the DSR1031

  • What is the maximum video resolution supported by the remote port when using a DSRIQ module?
    The remote port supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz when using a DSRIQ module.
  • How many server ports does the device have?
    The device features 8 server ports.
  • What types of cabling are supported for connectivity?
    Supported cabling includes 4-pair UTP CAT 5 or CAT 6, with a maximum length of 10 meters.
  • What is the power consumption of the device?
    The device has a maximum power consumption of 25 W.
  • Can you list the types of network connections supported by the device?
    The device supports Ethernet network connections, including 10BaseT, 100BaseT, and 1000BaseT as per IEEE 802.3 2002 Edition.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the device?
    The device measures 1.72 x 17.00 x 8.075 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 5.3 lbs without cables.
  • What type of port is used for the SETUP port, and what cable does it require?
    The SETUP port type is Serial RS-232, requiring a Null Modem Cable with a DB9 Male connector.
  • How many USB ports are available, and what is their type?
    There are 5 USB ports available, all of which are USB 2.0 type.
  • What is the sync type for the device?
    The sync types supported are separate horizontal and vertical.
  • What types of local port connectors are included?
    The local port includes PS/2 MiniDIN and 15-pin D-Sub connectors.

Product Review

The Avocent DSR1031 KVM switch supports multiple video resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz via a DSRIQ module, catering to diverse server management needs with its 8 server ports and compatibility with Ethernet standards including 10BaseT, 100BaseT, and 1000BaseT. However, the limited video resolution and the requirement for CAT 5 or CAT 6 cabling for a maximum of 10 meters may restrict its use in environments needing higher resolutions or longer cable runs. Additionally, its 1U form factor and the inclusion of both local and remote access features, alongside five USB 2.0 ports, offer versatility in a compact design, suitable for space-constrained setups.


The Avocent DSR1031 KVM over IP switch provides network administrators with a tool for managing servers and devices efficiently, offering both local and remote access. It is designed to support multiple server connections, featuring eight server ports with RJ-45 connectors. This device supports various sync types, including separate horizontal and vertical synchronization, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of video standards. For seamless integration into existing setups, the DSR1031 supports plug and play functionality through DDC2B, facilitating easy setup without the need for extensive configurations. Video resolution support ranges from 640 x 480 at 60 Hz for both local and remote ports, scaling up to a maximum of 1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz for remote access when using a DSRIQ module. This allows for high-quality video output, ensuring clear and sharp images. The device is designed for use with 4-pair UTP CAT 5 or CAT 6 cabling with a maximum length of 10 meters, offering flexibility in server placement and network design. For configuration, there is a dedicated SETUP port that utilizes a Serial RS-232 Null Modem Cable with a DB9 Male connector, simplifying the initial setup process.
  • Network connectivity is achieved through an Ethernet interface compliant with the IEEE 802.3 2002 Edition, supporting 10BaseT, 100BaseT, and 1000BaseT networks via an RJ-45 connector.
  • A local port is available, accommodating PS/2 and VGA connections with PS/2 MiniDIN and 15-pin D-Sub connectors, respectively.
  • The device also includes a MODEM port for dial-up connections and two SPC device ports, enhancing its versatility.
Additionally, the DSR1031 is equipped with five USB ports, conforming to the USB 2.0 standard, which further extends its capability to interface with a variety of devices, including storage, keyboards, and mice. The compact design of the DSR1031, with dimensions of 1.72 x 17.00 x 8.075 inches and a 1U form factor, makes it suitable for rack-mounted installations, optimizing space within server rooms or data centers. It weighs 5.3 lbs without cables, making it lightweight and easy to handle during installation. Power consumption is capped at 25 W maximum, with an AC-input range of 100-240 VAC, ensuring energy efficiency and adaptability to different power supplies. In summary, the Avocent DSR1031 offers a comprehensive solution for server management, combining flexibility in connectivity, high video resolution support, and efficient power usage. Its compact form factor and lightweight design, coupled with a wide range of supported technologies, make it a valuable tool for IT administrators in managing networked devices and servers.


Item NumberDSR1031
Server Port Count8
Interface ConnectionsRJ-45
Synchronization ModesIndependent horizontal and vertical
Video Output Quality640 x 480 @ 60 Hz (Minimum for both Local and Remote) 800 x 600 @ 75 Hz 960 x 700 @ 75 Hz 1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz (Maximum for Remote via DSRIQ module)
Recommended Cable TypesUTP CAT 5 or CAT 6, 4-pair, up to 10 meters
Configuration Port Quantity1
Configuration Port InterfaceSerial RS-232 Null Modem Cable
Configuration Port ConnectionDB9 Male
Network Protocol SupportEthernet: IEEE 802.3 2002 - 10BaseT, 100BaseT, 1000BaseT
Network InterfaceRJ-45
Local Interface Count1
Local Connection TypesPS/2 & VGA
Local Interface ConnectionsMiniDIN PS/2, 15-pin D-Sub
MODEM Port Count1
MODEM Interface TypeSerial RS-232
MODEM Connection TypeDB9 Male
SPC Port Quantity2
USB Port Quantity5
USB Interface StandardUSB 2.0
Physical Dimensions1.72 x 17.00 x 8.075 in (4.45 x 43.18 x 20.5 cm); 1U rack unit
Unit Weight5.3 lbs (2.4 kg) excluding cables
Power ConsumptionMax 25 W
Voltage Requirement100-240 VAC

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