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HMX 2050

by Avocent
Product Line: Avocent Series
Product Type: User Station
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Product Description

The HMX 2050 AVOCENT features a single extension port with an RJ45 connector and supports one console port with a 9-pin D-Shell (DB9) connector, utilizing a three-wire serial interface. It offers multiple user ports including four USB Type A, two DVI-I Video, one DVI-D Video, one VGA Video, and two audio line-out, with a total power consumption of 20 W. Designed for secure operations, it employs Authenticated SSL encryption, measures 28 x 210 x 140 mm, and dissipates 22 W/H of heat.

FAQs for the HMX 2050

  • What is the Ethernet standard supported by this device?
    Ethernet II
  • How many extension ports are available, and what type of connector do they use?
    The device has 1 extension port that uses an RJ45 connector.
  • What types of user ports are included?
    The device includes 4 USB Type A ports, 2 DVI-I Video ports, 1 audio line-out, 1 power jack, 1 DVI-D video port, and 1 VGA video port.
  • What encryption type is used for security?
    Authenticated SSL is the encryption type used.
  • Can you describe the console port of this device?
    The console port is a three-wire serial interface (RX, TX, GND) via a 16450-compatible UART, with a 9-pin D-Shell (DB9) connector.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the device?
    Dimensions are 28 x 210 x 140 mm (H x W x D) and it weighs 0.95 Kg without packaging, cables, power supply, and literature.
  • How much power does the device consume and what is its heat dissipation rate?
    It consumes 20 W of power, including power supplied to USB ports, and has a heat dissipation rate of 22 W/H.
  • What are the power requirements for AC input?
    AC input requires 100-240 VAC, with a current rating of 1 A and a frequency of 50/60 Hz.
  • How many user ports are dedicated to audio output?
    There is 1 audio line-out port for audio output.
  • What types of video ports are available for users?
    Users have access to 2 DVI-I Video ports, 1 DVI-D video port, and 1 VGA video port.

Product Review

The AVOCENT HMX 2050 offers a diverse range of connection options, including support for USB, DVI-I/DVI-D, VGA video, and audio line-out, which facilitates versatile connectivity for a variety of devices. However, the limitation of a single extension port may restrict its utility in environments requiring multiple remote connections. Additionally, its power efficiency is notable, with a consumption of 20 W and heat dissipation at 22 W/H, ensuring minimal energy waste and lower operating costs.


The AVOCENT HMX 2050 is a high-performance KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) extender designed to facilitate the remote operation of computer systems. This device leverages Ethernet technology, specifically Ethernet II, to ensure reliable connectivity across networks. It is equipped with a single extension port that utilizes an RJ45 connector, facilitating straightforward network integration. For user interfaces, the AVOCENT HMX 2050 offers a comprehensive range of ports. It includes four USB ports for peripherals such as keyboards and mice, all of which are USB Type A. For video outputs, it supports both DVI-I and DVI-D connections, with two DVI-I video ports and one DVI-D video port. Additionally, there is one VGA video port, allowing compatibility with a wide range of monitor types. Audio output is facilitated through a single audio line-out port, using a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack. The device also features a 2.5 mm DC power jack for its power supply needs.
  • Number of User Ports: USB: 4, DVI-I Video: 2, DVI-D video: 1, VGA video: 1, audio line-out: 1, power jack: 1
  • User port connectors: USB Type A, DVI-I (female), 3.5 mm stereo audio jack (line out), 2.5 mm DC power jack
  • Authentication and security: Authenticated SSL encryption for secure data transmission
The console port of the AVOCENT HMX 2050, essential for system management and setup, is a three-wire serial interface. It uses a 9-pin D-Shell (DB9) connector and is compatible with a 16450-compatible UART, ensuring reliable and straightforward configuration and maintenance. In terms of physical specifications, the AVOCENT HMX 2050 measures 28 x 210 x 140 mm (1.10 x 8.27 x 5.51 inches) and weighs 0.95 Kg (2.09 lb) without packaging, cables, power supply, and literature. This compact size and lightweight design make it an ideal solution for environments where space is a premium. The device's power consumption is efficient at 20 W, including the power supplied to USB ports, with a heat dissipation of 22 W/H. It operates on an AC-input power of 100-240 VAC, with an AC-input current rating of 1 A and an AC-frequency of 50/60 Hz, accommodating a wide range of power supplies and ensuring flexibility in various operational environments. Overall, the AVOCENT HMX 2050 stands out for its comprehensive connectivity options, secure data transmission capabilities, and efficient power usage, making it a versatile and reliable choice for extending KVM operations over networks.


Part Number and ManufacturerAVOCENT HMX 2050
Protocol for NetworkEthernet II Standard
Extension Ports Quantity1
Extension Port InterfaceRJ45 Connector
USB Ports for Users4
DVI-I Video Ports for Users2
Audio Output Ports for Users1
Power Input Ports for Users1
DVI-D Video Ports for Users1
VGA Video Ports for Users1
Type of User PortsUSB Type A, DVI-I Video
User Port InterfacesUSB Type A, Keyboard and Mouse via USB; DVI-I, Female Connector; 3.5 mm Stereo Audio Jack, Line Out; 2.5 mm DC Power Input
Security EncryptionSSL with Authentication
Console Port Count1
Console Interface TypeSerial: RX, TX, GND via UART Compatible with 16450
Console Interface ConnectorsDB9 9-pin D-Shell
Dimensions (H x W x D)28 x 210 x 140 mm (1.10 x 8.27 x 5.51 in)
Weight0.95 Kg (2.09 lb) - Excludes packaging, cables, power supply, and documentation
Heat Output22 Watts per Hour
Power Usage20 Watts (Includes USB Powered Devices)
AC Power Requirements100-240 VAC
AC Input Current1 Ampere
AC Power Frequency50/60 Hz

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