Why KVM Docking Stations Are Critical for Multi-System Environments

First, what is KVM?

In some tech spaces, KVM translates for Kernel-based Virtual Machine, but for consumer hardware KVM traditionally stands for Keyboard, Video, and Mouse. A KVM switch allows a docking station to swap your accessories and displays from one system to another at the click of a single button. Plug all of your peripherals into a single dock, and simply switch from one host machine to another by flipping the switch. 

Imagine editing a video file in a program like Adobe Premiere, which runs faster in a Mac environment, but wanting to use the finished video in your normal PC environment. Through a KVM dock, you could quickly swap from your editing station to your working system without having to disconnect and reconnect your monitors, keyboard, mouse or other devices.

Why is it so crucial?

Remote work is the new standard for professionals today, and as workplace technology works its way into home offices, it’s vital to keep your tech delineated. This is where KVM docks really shine.

The best KVM solutions provide power delivery, a collection of popular ports, and full dock function. With a good KVM dock, it’s simple to find a true work/life balance by partitioning your work and home environments with the single press of a button. The same function is a great boon to office or coworking settings where colleagues and employees use systems with various operating systems to hot desk or share monitors and devices.

The VT2900 KVM Docking Station

VisionTek’s VT2900 Dual System Dock allows you to switch all connected ports and monitors between two systems with the simple press of a button. Balancing professional tasks with personal work can get tedious when switching your peripherals back and forth between work laptops and your home system. Now with the VT2900, keyboards, mice, monitors, headsets, and more can instantly hot swap without the hassle of transferring cables.  

Developed with USB-C technology to facilitate universal compatibility, making it ideal for application in both work-from-home, professional, or simple mixed-system workplace environments. Whether you’re connecting to a phone, tablet, adapter, or other accessory, most any machine that supports DP Alt Mode is a match for this docking station. 

Crafted for versatility and simplicity first, this dock’s dual system control is at the forefront of its technical capabilities. Instead of requiring additional ports, laborious cable rearrangement, or separate hubs, the VT2900 keeps everything in its place while allowing you to jump from system to system. 

Key Features

  • Compatible with both USB-C DP Alt Mode Laptops and Desktop Computers
  • Supports resolutions up to 4K (3840 x 2160 @60Hz) via HDMI and DisplayPort ports
  • Supports Extend and Mirror Display Mode
  • Supports KVM switching between 2 systems
  • 3x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 USB-A and 2x USB-C ports, speeds up to 5Gbps
  • USB BC 1.2 ports for fast charging devices
  • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 and Audio Jack
  • USB-C Power Delivery up to 100W to PC2 with included power supply
  • USB-C Power Pass-through up to 100W to PC1 with user supplied USB-C power supply