Definitions for "KVM switch"
Keywords:  mouse, keyboard, fools, monitor, echoed
This is a switch that connects 2 or more computers to the same keyboard, mouse, and monitor. The KVM switch fools each computer into thinking that they are actively connected to a separate keyboard, mouse and monitor. There is always some mechanism (a button and or keyboard command) on a KVM switch to switch between which computer accepts the input of the keyboard and mouse, and displays output to the monitor. Thus, when you move the mouse connected to the switch, your mouse movement is only echoed to the active computer at the time.
Switch allowing a single keyboard, monitor and video to connect to many computers, more information ...
a control unit that allows access to multiple computers from a single console (keyboard, monitor, and mouse)