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Product Line: Avocent Series
Product Type: switch
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Product Description

The SC780-001 AVOCENT KVM switch features 18 DVI-I ports and allows for the control of 8 computers, supporting dual head, dual-link DVI-I, and VGA (with adapter) with a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 @ 60Hz. It is designed for rack mounting with a 1 U rack capacity, has a 100-250 V AC input voltage, and consumes 30W of power. This device offers USB connectivity for both keyboard and mouse, operates within a temperature range of 5°C to 40°C, and includes a quick installation guide and manual for ease of setup.

FAQs for the SC780-001

  • What is the width of the networking hardware?
    The width is 264.2mm.
  • How many DVI-I ports does the model with part number 18 have?
    It has 18 DVI-I ports.
  • Can this device be rack-mounted?
    Yes, it supports rack mounting and fits in 1 U of rack space.
  • What type of video ports are available?
    The device features DVI-I video ports, supporting Dual Head, Dual-link DVI-I, and VGA with an adapter, offering a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 @ 60Hz.
  • What is the power consumption of the device?
    The power consumption is 30W.
  • Is there a built-in display?
    No, there is no built-in display.
  • What type of keyboard and mouse ports does the device have?
    It has USB ports for both keyboard and mouse connectivity.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature?
    The maximum operating temperature is 40°C.
  • Does the device come with a quick installation guide or manual?
    Yes, a quick installation guide and manual are included.
  • What is the minimum storage temperature?
    The minimum storage temperature is -20°C.

Product Review

The AVOCENT SC780-001 KVM switch supports up to 8 computers with dual-head, dual-link DVI-I connectivity, offering high-resolution video up to 2560x1600 @ 60Hz, ideal for environments requiring superior video quality. Despite its comprehensive features, it's limited to USB keyboards and mice, restricting the use of other USB peripherals. Its compact design, with dimensions of 264.2mm x 185.4mm x 63.5mm and a weight of 1.8kg, allows for efficient use of rack space, accommodating 1U rack capacity, but the device's power consumption of 30W and operational temperature range could be a consideration for energy and cooling planning in dense installations.


The AVOCENT SC780-001 is a KVM switch designed to manage multiple computers through a single set of peripherals, optimizing workspace efficiency and reducing clutter. This device is particularly suited for environments where secure, high-resolution video and control are necessary. Its compact dimensions, measuring 264.2mm in width, 185.4mm in depth, and 63.5mm in height, and weighing 1.8kg, make it an ideal solution for space-constrained setups. The unit is engineered to fit in a 1U rack space, providing a streamlined installation in server rooms or any standardized rack mounting system. At the core of its design, the SC780-001 supports up to 8 controlled computers, facilitating seamless switching and control across multiple systems. It achieves high-performance connectivity through wired technology, ensuring reliable and uninterrupted operation. The device is equipped with 18 DVI-I ports, allowing for dual head, dual-link digital video connections, and VGA support with an adapter. This versatility ensures compatibility with a wide range of video output requirements, supporting maximum resolutions up to 2560x1600 @ 60Hz for sharp and clear visuals. Connectivity for input devices is equally flexible, with USB ports dedicated to keyboard and mouse connections. This setup aligns with the Common Criteria Protection Profile v2.1, ensuring that peripherals are securely managed and isolated from the controlled systems. The focus on USB connectivity for peripherals emphasizes the device's modern design and compatibility with current input device standards. Power requirements for the SC780-001 are accommodated with an AC input voltage range of 100-250 V and a frequency range of 50-60Hz. Its power consumption is set at a moderate 30W, optimizing energy use while maintaining high performance. For operational reliability, the device is engineered to function within a broad temperature range, from a minimum operating temperature of 5°C to a maximum of 40°C, and can be stored safely between -20°C and 50°C. Noteworthy features include: - LED indicators for at-a-glance status monitoring. - Rack mounting capability for organized installations. - A quick installation guide and manual are included for straightforward setup. The absence of a built-in display underscores the SC780-001's role as a behind-the-scenes workhorse, designed to streamline the management of multiple computers without adding unnecessary complexity to the user interface. This focus on efficiency and performance, without the distraction of additional on-unit displays, ensures that all control and monitoring can be executed through the connected peripherals and computers themselves. In summary, the AVOCENT SC780-001 stands out as a powerful and efficient solution for managing multiple computers via a single set of keyboard and mouse. Its support for high-resolution video, comprehensive connectivity options, and rack-mountable design make it an essential tool for IT administrators and professionals looking to optimize their workspace and enhance productivity.


Part Number AVOCENT SC780-001
Manufacturer AVOCENT
DVI-I Port Count 18
Dimensions (WxDxH) 264.2 x 185.4 x 63.5 mm
Mass 1.8 kilograms
Keyboard Interface USB
Mouse Interface USB
Controlled Devices Quantity 8
Video Interface DVI-I
Unit Size for Rack 1U
Connection Method Wired
Input Voltage (AC) 100-250V
Input Frequency (AC) 50-60 Hz
Energy Use 30 Watts
Capability for Rack Mounting Yes
Status Indicators Yes
Display Integrated No
Setup Documentation Included Yes
Lowest Operational Temperature 5 °C
Highest Operational Temperature 40 °C
Lowest Storage Temperature -20 °C
Highest Storage Temperature 50 °C
Video Support Dual Head, Dual-link DVI-I, VGA via adapter, up to 2560x1600 resolution at 60Hz
Supported Peripherals USB keyboard and mouse, compliant with Common Criteria Protection Profile v2.1

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