Intelligent power management company Eaton today announced the North American launch of its Eaton NetDirector KVM over IP switches, an innovative new solution that gives operators of data centers and distributed IT environments the ability to manage connected IT equipment from any location at any time. With remote management capabilities and broad compatibility and scalability, Eaton’s NetDirector KVM over IP switches provide a convenient and secure entryway into rack-level devices in a multitude of environments. 

As data center and IT environments become more distributed, operators of critical infrastructure seek effective ways to remotely manage equipment without compromising security. Available in seven models with multiple configurations, Eaton’s KVM over IP switches give IT managers holistic oversight of up to 32 critical hardware devices while requiring just 1U of rack space. Additionally, the switches feature high-res HDMI video output options with a Java-free web client and multiple levels of access permissions to help safeguard against potential cyber threats. 

Key features of Eaton’s NetDirector KVM over IP switches include:  

  • Comprehensive control: Facilitates remote or on-site control of up to 32 devices by four users, with cascading support for up to 256 devices. Simultaneous access boosts efficiency in multi-server management, complemented by integrated folding keyboards, touchpads, and LCD monitors in B064 console KVM models for convenient on-site use. 
  • Robust security and compliance: Integrated management software and a Java-free web client emphasize security with three tiers of pre-defined user access, including BIOS control. The software delivers robust security through support for TLS 1.2, various encryption protocols, and authentication via SSL, RADIUS, LDAP, LDAPS, and MS Active Directory, while also complying with FIPS 140-2 level 1 standards using a certified OpenSSL cryptographic module. 
  • Convenient setup and operation: A 1U rack-mountable form factor helps save space in the rack for revenue-generating equipment, while flash-upgradable firmware helps ensure compatibility with emerging standards. Select models feature dual redundant C14 power inlets and dual networking ports for uninterrupted operation. Users can quickly switch between connected buttons through the onscreen display, hotkey commands, and integrated pushbuttons for convenient on-site port selection. 
  • Compatibility with critical IT infrastructure: Accommodates up to 32 RJ45 ports for connecting computers and servers. The KVM over IP switch is TAA compliant for GSA Schedule purchases, and Eaton's B055 series of KVM server interface units, available separately, offer a plug-and-play solution for connecting computers and servers to select B064 KVMs, supporting virtual media and Common Access Cards (CAC). 

The Eaton NetDirector KVM over IP switches are now available. To learn about Eaton’s full range of innovative power management technologies, visit