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Keyboard, Audio and Mouse switching build into computer display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031860D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-14
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Described is a method is to add keyboard, mouse, and sound switching capabilities build into the monitor when monitors have two or more video outputs.

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Keyboard, Audio and Mouse switching build into computer display

Currently Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) switches are separate boxes with input and output cables. This solution can cause the video to be distorted by the switch and the cables used to connect the switch to the computer. The invention would allow users to have a single monitor work as a Keyboard, video, Mouse and Audio switch. Some of the big problems with the current KVM switch are noise and ringing from using different gage cables, longer cables and the differences in the switch. All these problems would be eliminated while still allowing the user to use multiple computers. Also there would be less mess and purchasing a separate KVM switch box would be eliminated.

The idea is that, since there are already video switching in the monitor, connectors could be included in the back that would allow the user to hookup their computer's mouse/keyboard/sound to the monitor. So by switching from one video input to the other the keyboard, mouse and sound would be switched as well.

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