View Full Version : Trying to Locate USB Hub

17-10-2010, 10:25 AM
Has anyone ever seen, or know the correct name of The black USB hubs (http://i.technet.microsoft.com/wms-2010-station-components.94d3b15e-6c96-4b3b-9698-b6f10aeeb8a8%28en-us,TechNet.10%29.gif) as per that picture.

Must connect to the PC Via USB and have USB or PS2 ports & a Monitor Attachment.

Edited: Microsoft call them Multifunction Hubs, but I cant locate them under that name :rolleyes:


17-10-2010, 10:32 AM
is usb fast enough for displays?

17-10-2010, 11:07 AM
Going by the Picture that MS Supply, they should be. Must be at least USB2 ( thats why I want to get one to try it out before offering it to a customer)

Its to do with the Multipoint Server (http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/multipoint/default.aspx) setup. 1 server ( with enough grunt) can be used as 11 workstations.

From their Spec sheet
a single MultiPoint Server can support up to eleven stations. So you need to be able to connect 11 monitors.

Connecting 4 (http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/library/20100224multipoint.jpg) would be easy

You can easily put in 2 PCI-E cards, but that only gives out 4 video outlets.

To obtain 11 you would need to install 6 video cards.

kahawai chaser
17-10-2010, 11:21 AM
I did advanced searches and this site pulls up which mentions Tritton working with Microsoft multipoint servers at everything usb (http://www.everythingusb.com/usb-video-display.html). It's a large site - scroll down a little has images and diagram similar to your one. Then at the tritton web site there's a press release... (http://www.trittonusa.com/index.php?cID=176)

17-10-2010, 11:28 AM
This (http://www.nti.co.nz/kmsplthd.html) any help?

17-10-2010, 11:44 AM
Hey - thanks kahawai & SoniKalien , :banana Both those look like they will work.

Now something to have a look at later today.

Just installing the trial of Multipoint server , and I have a spare normal USB hub somewhere around here - and a spare video output on the card, so time to give it a crack as the saying goes.


17-10-2010, 11:45 AM
fyi I did a search for "KVM USB Splitter" :)

17-10-2010, 12:30 PM
There's also these ones: