Dvi Kvm Switches

Written by James McLean
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DVI, or digital video interface, is the new way monitors receive their signals. There was always something of a disconnect in the analog method, especially since a medium that was devoted wholly to digital technology used this relic to display its wares. The newest monitors have finally corrected the problem, which is why KVM switches have recently done the same.

What's the difference? Analog signals are more prone to distortion and wear than digital ones, for the simple reason that the signal itself is a representation of the image being displayed. Lose a little signal strength in one frequency and you will see the problem reflected in the monitor's output. Digital communication, on the other hand, means not a single bit is lost in transmission, so the monitor reconstructs the image exactly as it is supposed to look.

The DVI Advance

The reason monitors didn't always make use of this technology is because it requires considerable processing power to be concentrated on the receiving end. Many monitors now come with chips and chipsets designed exclusively for video display, meaning they can resolve DVI, analog and any number of other protocols. If you are switching between computers, it is absolutely essentially that the KVM box you use boasts the same inputs.

Keyboard, video and mouse switches are growing increasingly popular as the computers pile up in our homes. When you can toggle between machines without lifting a finger, it suddenly gets much easier to use different computers for different tasks. If you are in the market for a new KVM, it may be worth looking online for some better deals on the newest generation of products.


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