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TRIPP LITE B042-016 16-Port 1U Rackmount USB/PS2 KVM Switch with On-Screen Display

  • 16 Ports Computer Connections
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536
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Tripp Lite's B042-016 NetController™ 16-Port Rackmount KVM Switch is the smart solution for controlling multiple computers and servers from one monitor, keyboard and mouse. Requiring just 1U of rack space, the B042-016 features a rugged housing, premium connectors and superior functionality to ensure trouble-free operation in demanding high-availability environments. The B042-016 can control up to 16 servers/computers directly, or up to 256 by daisy-chaining additional KVM switches. It is compatible with both PS/2 and USB computers using Tripp Lite P780-Series combo KVM cable kits (available separately).

All-in-One Network Management for Critical Systems

The B042-016 offers a comprehensive, cost-effective network management solution that installs in 1U of rack space. No server-resident software is required, so server performance and reliability are never compromised. Upgradable firmware fine-tunes compatibility with emerging standards.

All-in-One Network Management for Critical Systems
Supports Multiple Platforms
Access Servers Anywhere with Optional IP Remote Access Capability
Feature Focus

Supports Multiple Platforms

The B042-016 supports both PS/2 and USB connections (Tripp Lite P780-Series combo KVM cable kits required; sold separately). Because compatibility is based on common hardware standards rather than system software dependencies, almost any platform can be accommodated. Connect multiple versions of multiple platforms in any combination, including Windows®, Mac®, UNIX®, Linux, BSD and DOS.

Simple, Flexible Network Control

The B042-016 is designed to ease multi-server management in data centers, server rooms and other high-density environments. An advanced on screen display (OSD) with high-resolution QXGA video up to 2048 x 1536 provides a graphical user interface with management tools including custom port labeling, auto-scanning and panel array mode. Users may also select a connected computer using on-console pushbuttons or keyboard hotkey commands. Two LEDs per KVM port indicate (1) when a computer is connected to a KVM port and powered on, and (2) when a computer is selected.

Control Multiple Computers

The B042-016 is capable of controlling up to 256 servers/computers by daisy-chaining additional B042-Series KVMs. This gives network managers the flexibility to add capacity when it's needed, accommodating growing data center requirements without disrupting existing equipment.

Access Servers Anywhere with Optional IP Remote Access Capability

The B042-016 accepts an optional IP remote access unit (Tripp Lite model B051-000) that provides secure IP remote access to connected servers/computers without requiring additional rack space. IP remote access enables system administration, BIOS-level troubleshooting, GUI application installations, equipment reboots and more to be accomplished from any location using a standard Web browser or multi-platform client software.

Secure Every Connection

The B042-016 offers two levels of password protection (administrator/user) to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to connected servers/computers.

Peace of Mind

The B042-016 comes with a 1-year warranty.

Technical Specifications

  • Users: 1
  • Maximum video resolution: QXGA 2048 x 1536
  • KVM ports: 16 x HD15
  • External console ports: 1 x HD15, 2 x USB, 2 x PS/2
  • Daisy-chain/firmware upgrade port: 1 x HD15
  • Maximum CPU control: 256 units (with daisy-chaining)
  • Dimensions (HWD): 1.75 x 19.0 x 6.5 in. (1U)
  • Weight: 4.7lb
  • Material of construction: Metal housing
  • OS compatibility: All major operating systems
  • Agency approvals: RoHS
  • Warranty: 1 year
What’s in the Box

What's in the Box

  • B042-016 Rackmount KVM Switch
  • 1 x 4 ft. HD15 to DB9 Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • 1 x 8 in. HD15 Daisy-Chain Cable & Terminator
  • 1 x Multi-National AC Power Adapter
  • Rackmounting Hardware
  • Owner's Manual CD & Quick Start Guide
Tripp Lite
NetController™ KVM Switches
Ports 8 16
Users 1 1
Compatibility PS/2 & USB PS/2 & USB
IP Manageable With B051-000 With B051-000
Warranty 1-year 1-year


Learn more about the Tripp Lite B042-016




D-Sub, USB, PS/2
Computer Connections
16 Ports
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536
PC Selection
Push Buttons/Hot Keys/OSD
16.1"W x 6.5"D x 1.8"H


Connect up to 128 computers by daisy-chaining up to 8 levels of B042-Series KVM Switches

Allows for easy customization of ports by daisy-chaing any combination of B042-Series KVM's

Standard 19" Rackmount size

On-Screen Display (OSD) menu for intuitive operation and easy control

USB and PS/2 keyboard and mouse support on both console and PC/Server side

Supports video resolution up to 2048 x 1536 ( QXGA )

Password protection and Auto-logout features

Firmware upgradeable

Robust metal case design ensures best EMI/RFI shielding and video quality

Hot-swappable: disconnect and reconnect USB computers without rebooting

Supports standard 5-button Microsoft, Logitech or comparable mice

Supports standard Microsoft, Logitech, or comparable keyboards

Supports MAC, DOS, Windows 95/98/SE/NT/2000/ME/XP/Server2003/Vista, Unix, Linux and BSD


Package Contents
B042-016 KVM Switch
AC Power Adapter ( Multi-National ) and rackmount hardware kit
8-in Daisy-Chain cable - HD15M/HD15F ( for longer daisy-chain cables, see Tripp Lite P781 series cables)
Daisy Chain terminator - HD15M
Owners manual CD and Quick start guide

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day

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