Audio is an important feature of any multimedia environment. Today kvm switch manufacturers have recognized the need to support the multimedia medium and have added microphone and speaker sharing features to their products. At the office, having a kvm with audio will allow you to continue audible presentations while switching between computers. Perfect for home use, kvm with audio enables you to run multimedia applications on more than one computer. Change between computers without having to re-plug your media cables. In addition, many kvm switches use their audio capabilities to play a sound that confirms when you've switched from one system to another.
Of course in order to share the speaker and microphone on an audio enabled kvm, each computer would need to have a multimedia PC card installed. The kvm switch simply connects to these outputs in addition to the regular keyboard, mouse, and screen outputs. Audio support can be found for almost any type of kvm standard, such as the ps2 kvm, cable kvm and the usb kvm. This allows for smooth operations no matter what hardware you are using. You can find audio enabled kvm switches in all the standard sizes such as the 2 port kvm, 4 port kvm, and higher. Support for plug and play monitors is usually a standard.
Altogether, kvm with audio will further accomplish the main task you started out for - reducing the cable jargon on your desk or in your server room.