KVM setup for 911 Call and Dispatch Center

KVM setup for 911 Call and Dispatch Center


A 911 call and dispatch center is a critical infrastructure that requires seamless and efficient operation to ensure public safety. A KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) switch setup can significantly enhance the functionality and manageability of multiple systems from a single workstation. This showcase details the installation process, common issues encountered, and their solutions.

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  • Streamline Operations: Centralize control of multiple computers.
  • Improve Efficiency: Reduce the need for multiple keyboards, mice, and monitors.
  • Enhance Reliability: Ensure that systems remain operational and accessible.

Equipment and Tools

  1. KVM Switch: A high-quality, multi-port KVM switch compatible with the existing systems.
  2. Monitors: High-resolution monitors for clear visibility of critical data.
  3. Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic and reliable input devices.
  4. Cabling: HDMI/DisplayPort, USB, and power cables.
  5. Mounting Equipment: Rack mounts or desk mounts as required.

Common Issues and Solutions

  1. Issue: No Display on Monitors

    • Solution: Check all video cable connections to ensure they are secure. Verify that the monitors are powered on and set to the correct input source.
  2. Issue: Keyboard or Mouse Not Responding

    • Solution: Ensure that USB cables are properly connected. Restart the KVM switch and computers to re-establish connections. Update firmware if available.
  3. Issue: Unstable Connection or Delays

    • Solution: Check for any loose cables or connectors. Use high-quality, shielded cables to minimize interference. Ensure the KVM switch is not overloaded beyond its capacity.
  4. Issue: Difficulty Switching Between Systems

    • Solution: Confirm that the KVM switch is configured correctly. Use the KVM switch’s interface to set up and test hotkeys or manual switching options.
  5. Issue: Compatibility Problems

    • Solution: Ensure that the KVM switch firmware is up to date. Verify that all connected devices meet the compatibility requirements specified by the KVM switch manufacturer.

Special Direct and Control Panel Keypad buttons for Fastest Switching


A properly installed KVM switch can greatly enhance the efficiency and reliability of a 911 call and dispatch center. By centralizing control, reducing clutter, and improving system accessibility, dispatchers can focus more on their critical tasks. Addressing common issues with straightforward solutions ensures continuous and effective operation, contributing to the overall safety and responsiveness of the public safety infrastructure.

KVM Switch listed on the sample setup: UDD-14A+


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