Arista launches rackmount computer with KVM extender

Arista Corporation has announced the RS-121 1RU rackmount computer with integrated HDBaseT KVM extender.

It is designed for applications where a computer’s screen output needs to be extended to a remote display and is suitable for control rooms, live event production and AV signage.

The RS-121 houses two swappable modules: the MicroBox-1100A-E01 computer module and the ARD-1006-A07-TX HDBaseT KVM transmitter module. These two modules are inter-connected internally. Both modules are swappable and can be replaced within a few seconds in the event of a component failure or to upgrade the system. The HDMI output, RS-232, and USB ports of the computer module are connected to the extender transmitter internally. As a result, the receiver at the remote location will be able to access the RS-232 and USB ports of the computer, as well as the display.

Arista’s RS-121-E01 features an Intel Atom E3845 1.9GHz quad-core CPU and up to 8GB DDR3 memory. The system can run Microsoft Windows or the Open Source Linux operating system. Accessible ports on the front of the RS-121 include a four port USB 3.0 hub, dual Gigabit Ethernet, one RS-232/422/485 BIOS selectable COM port, a CFast slot, and a VGA port. 

The HDBaseT transmitter module on the RS-121 provides an HDMI Loopback output that allows the user to view the same content that is displayed at the receiver’s display, a 2-port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet pass through hub, plus a Power over HDBaseT output. With a single Cat6 cable, the unit transmits video signals, RS-232, USB and 10/100 Ethernet, as well as PoE. Equally notable, the RS-121 provides the ultimate integrator-friendly installation experience. 

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