Tripp Lite, Chicago, has introduced its newest 8-Port NetDirector console KVM switch, which features on-board IP remote access. The B020-008-17-IP allows users to access and manage server components remotely via the Internet.

The device provides the functionality of two different components, adding an extra level of flexibility and convenience for network administrators. With an Internet connection, administrators can remotely perform system administration, maintenance, monitoring, troubleshooting, installing and running applications, and rebooting.

The switch provides security features such as password protection and advanced encryption technologies. A 17-inch LCD display offers a viewing area and aids in managing multiple open windows and scrolling through long file lists.