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KVM Switch - High Performance KVM-over-IP

javThe Dominion KX III is Raritan's flagship, enterprise-class KVM-over-IP switch that provides 1, 2, 4 or 8 users with BIOS-level, remote management of 8, 16, 32 or 64 servers in a single switch.  With industry leading video performance, security, and reliability, the Dominion KX III outperforms the competition. With standard features such as DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort/USB-C digital video, VGA analog video, virtual media, audio, smart card/CAC with new smartcard/CAC/PKI login to KX III, and mobile access, the Dominion KX III is suitable for both general computer and dynamic broadcast applications. Manage up to 8 serial devices with the new DSAM modules. New KX III Client SDK and API to integrate and automate.

KX III is ideal for Server Rooms, Healthcare IT environments, Test Labs, and the Largest Enterprise Data Centers. It offers high performance, Java-free, remote management of servers, workstations and serial devices. Deploy individually, or with Raritan’s CommandCenter Secure Gateway.

For broadcast, control rooms, labs and studios, the KX III User Station and new KX IV User Station provide high-performance, KVM-over-IP access in two self-contained, low-maintenance appliances. The productive user interface supports multiple 1080p and 4K video sessions at 30 FPS with low latency, simultaneous access to multiple servers, two or three monitors, audio and virtual media. The new, ultra performance, Dominion KX IV User Station supports the new KX IV 101, 4K video resolution, up to 3 monitors and has 3 times the performance of the KX III User Station. The User Stations integrate with CommandCenter to support centralized login and access for large deployments.

Remote BIOS-Level Access

Remote BIOS-Level Access

Dominion KX III has the industry’s highest performing and most flexible KVM-over-IP technology. Users can access Dominion KX III from LAN, WAN, Internet, mobile & dial-up, allowing admins BIOS-level access to troubleshoot, reconfigure, reboot, and power cycle servers remotely.

Video and Audio

Blazing, High Performance Video and Audio

30 frames-per-second, 1080p or 1920x1200 video-over-IP (with audio) for broadcast and other video-intensive applications. Get ultra-fast connections and switching with the DKX3-808 model. High performance User Station now available for lab, studio or control room use!

Virtual Media

Java-Free Virtual Media

Each Dominion KX III comes equipped with virtual media to enable remote tasks, such as software installation, remote booting, and diagnostics, using the widest variety of CD, DVD, USB, internal and remote drives and images. Java-free support of virtual media and audio.

Military Grade Security

Military Grade Security

With Raritan’s Dominion KX III, you can meet government and military security mandates, including: AES & FIPS 140-2 encryption, Common Access Card (CAC), two-factor and IEEE 802.1X authentication, and IPv6 networking. New secure, two-factor authentication to login to the Dominion KX III with SmartCard, CAC and PKI certificates.

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Additional Features

Multiple Hardware Models

Multiple hardware models provide the highest density in this class and enable simultaneous access by one, two, four, or eight remote users to 8, 16, 32, or 64 servers.

Mouse in Sync

Absolute Mouse Synchronization provides perfect mouse synchronization without changing server mouse settings — the ultimate in plug-and-play!

Redundancy for Reliability

For increased reliability and redundancy, all Dominion KX III models have dual power supplies and LAN ports, with automatic failover.

Go Mobile

Get BIOS-level access and control of PC’s and servers via Apple iPhones and iPads. Available directly or via CommandCenter® Secure Gateway

Remote Power Reboot

Power up, power down, or power cycle servers connected to optional Raritan remote power control units. With a single click, you can re-boot a hung or crashed server.

Single Pane of Glass

The Dominion KXIII scales to support thousands of enterprise servers when integrated with Raritan’s CommandCenter Secure Gateway, providing a single pane of glass to all your equipment in all your data centers, globally.

Broad Compatibility

A suite of multiplatform CIMs to connect to VGA, DVI, HMDI and DisplayPort, USB, USB with virtual media, Sun®, Sun USB and serially controlled servers, as well as popular blade server models from HP®, IBM®, Dell®, and Cisco®.

Extend Your Reach

Extend remote access and protect your equipment with Raritan's Cat5 Reach DVI KVM Extender. Get 1080p HD video quality while enabling extended remote access to DVI and VGA ports on PCs, servers, or KVM switches.

Digital Local Port

The KX III’s digital local port provides fast, at-the-rack access, with high quality DVI-D video. The productive, browser-based user interface is common with the remote UI, with all administrative features.

Console Drawers

The KX III is perfect for use with Raritan’s LED-backlit LCD KVM console drawers which provide HD video, keyboard, and touchpad functionality from a single workstation to manage one or more racks of servers.

Fast and Always Connected

Ultra-fast connections and sub-second switching with the non-blocking DKX3-808 model make the User Station ideal for real-time broadcast use.

Java-Free Virtual Media

Enjoy Java-free access and control with virtual media and audio on Windows, iOS, Linux, and Mac, with our existing .NET and new HTML KVM Clients.

New IP User Station

The new User Station appliance offers hassle-free, high-performance IP access for broadcast studios, labs and control rooms.

Serial Access with DSAM

With the new Dominion Serial Access Modules (DSAM), users can connect to up to 8 serial devices with Java-free, serial access.


A Software Development Kit (SDK) and Application Programming Interface (API) is available for purchase under separate agreements to approved customers.

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More Information

All Available KX III Models

Remote Users over the Network 64 Ports 32 Ports 16 Ports 8 Ports 1 Port
8 KX III-832 KX III-816 KX III-808
4 KX III-464 KX III-432 KX III-416
2 KX III-232 KX III-216
1 KX III-132 KX III-116 KX III-108 KX IV-101
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Topology Diagram

In the diagram below, Dominion KX III provides:

Dominion KX III KVM-over-IP Clients

KVM/IP Client Technology KVM-over-IP Performance Virtual Media Audio Smart Card
Active KVM Client (AKC) Microsoft .NET Framework High Full Virtual Media Input Output
HTML KVM Client (HKC) HTML5 Browser Technologies Medium Remote / Local ISO Images Output
Virtual KVM Client (VKC) Java Applet High Full Virtual Media Input Output
KX III User Station (VKC) Linux Hardware Appliance Highest Full Virtual Media Input Output

Dominion KX III has three software-based KVM-over-IP Clients: AKC, HKC, and VKC. Users interact with these Clients to access and control remote servers. AKC is a full-featured, Java-free Client, used on Windows. HKC is our new, Java-free, browser-based Client for Linux, iOS and Mac platforms. VKC is the original full-featured, Java-based KVM Client for all platforms.

The KX III User Station provides high-performance, KVM-over-IP access for broadcast, control rooms and studios. This Linux-based, hardware appliance supports two 1080p video sessions at 30FPS with 50ms latency.

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How the Dominion KX User Stations work:

Computer Interface Module (CIM) for Dominion KX III

A CIM is a “server dongle” that connects a PC, server or workstation to the KX III via a Cat5/6 cable. There are multiple types of CIMs to support the different types of computer ports (USB, PS/2, VGA, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, serial) and to perform features such as virtual media. Use the table below to locate the appropriate CIM. For more detailed information, consult the KX III CIM Guide.

Part # Serial DVI DisplayPort HDMI USB-C VGA Virtual Media Absolute Mouse Smart Card Audio

True Serial Access with Dominion Serial Access Modules (DSAM)

With the new Dominion Serial Access Modules (DSAM), users can connect to up to 8 serial devices with Java-free, serial access. The 2 and 4 port DSAM modules connect to the KX III switch’s USB ports. They provide “true serial access” with copy and paste capability for up to 8 simultaneous connections to serial devices like LAN switches, routers and Linux/Unix servers.

CommandCenter Centralized Access & Management

Dominion KVM and Serial appliances, including SX II, KX III, KSX II and KX2-101-V2, integrate with Raritan’s CommandCenter Secure Gateway. With the CommandCenter management system, administrators can manage multiple Raritan devices. Users can access hundreds or thousands of computer and networking devices from a single, integrated system via PC, laptop or the KX III User Station. If you own five or more Raritan appliances, you should consider CommandCenter for centralized management and access.

CommandCenter also provides Remote Power Control, access to VMware Virtual Machines and support of in-band access solutions such as RDP, VNC, SSH and service processors from leading computer manufacturers. CC-SG is a perfect complement to the Power IQ Power Management Solution and enables power control of devices connected to multi-vendor PDU’s managed by Power IQ.

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