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An Ethernet Switch is designed to connect multiple devices to the network. and to ensure that data is delivered to the correct device. It does this by learning the MAC Addresses connected to each port and building a Port Table, otherwise known as a MAC Address Table so that the location of individual devices are known when Ethernet Frames arrive. An Ethernet Switch was a great advance on its predecessor, the Hub. Modern Ethernet switches have a range of additional features, and we will be discussing some of those features in future articles.
A KVM Switch is used to control a number of computer terminals with only a single set of peripherals such as a Keyboard, Mouse and Video Monitor. Special cables have been developed to allow a single DB25 or USB connection at the switch end connect to the various peripherals such as keyboard, video and mouse at the computer end. Most KVM devices have a means of switching control from one PC to another. Future articles will highlight some of the features and innovations associated with modern KVM Switches.