HP introduces its Server Console Switch G2. The HP Server Console Switch G2 integrates KVM and serial devices into a single management console for all servers including blades, network devices, and infrastructure products -even in heterogeneous environments. Requiring no software to be installed on the target servers, the HP Server Console Switch G2 provides a true KVM solution for local system management. Tiering support for the switch enables management of up to 256 servers from a single KVM console. Utilizing CAT5 UTP cables between the switch and server, the switch facilitates cable routing and allows for field termination of custom cable lengths. Integration with the HP IP Console switch ensures that the local KVM solution can be integrated smoothly and easily into a KVM/IP remote management solution. The switch includes serial support to allow management of Linux, Unix based, and other platform devices to be managed from a single console.