Raritan DKX3-UST Dominion KX III User Station
The Dominion® KX III User Station is a standalone appliance for high performance IP access to servers connected to Dominion® KX III switches. It can sit on a desk, be mounted in a standard 19” rack, or VESA-mounted on the back of a monitor. Deploy it using standard Cat5 cabling and Ethernet/IP technology. Simultaneously access, view, and control multiple servers, spread across single or dual monitors. The User Station can replace outdated analog matrix switches, replace/supplement expensive, inflexible broadcast systems or be deployed anywhere hassle-free IP access is needed. It’s perfect for broadcast labs, studios, control rooms, offices, and data centers.
• Broadcast labs & studios
• Control Rooms
• Government & military
• Transportation & energy
• Factory & industrial
• Data Centers
The Dominion KX III User Station is a self-contained appliance that provides users with high-performance IP access to remote servers and workstations connected to the KX III KVM-over-IP switches. Perfect for labs, studios, control rooms, offices and data
centers, the user station is easy to deploy using standard Cat5/6 cabling and Ethernet/IP technology. The User Station has a powerful desktop user interface that is flexible and productive. Supporting multiple KVM-over-IP sessions over single or dual monitors, users can simultaneously access, view and control 8 or more servers.
The Dominion User Station (DKX3-UST) is designed to access servers and computer devices connected to Dominion KX III KVM switches from customer LAN/WAN networks. ALL KX III KVM switches are supported.
See information on required KX III KVM switches not included.
You can store the IP addresses of multiple KX III KVM switches on the Dominion User Station so that you can remotely access any IT deviceconnected to these KVM switches with only one click.
High Performance User Appliance
• Powerful Intel-based platform.
• Two 1080p streaming video sessions at 30 FPS.
• Ultra-fast connections and sub-second switching with the non-blocking DKX3-808 model.
• Supports VGA, DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort video.
• Self-contained, low maintenance appliance.
Productive and Powerful User Interface
• Supports single or dual monitors.
• 8 or more simultaneous IP connections.
• Flexible window manager.
• Full Screen mode (with hidden toolbar).
• Favorites and hot-key switching.
• Virtual media and USB audio.
Flexible and Easy to Deploy
• Flexible dual LAN or WAN access.
• Use corporate and/or separate LAN.
• Connects with inexpensive Cat5 cabling.
• Access hundreds of servers and devices.
• PC/Laptop access also available.
• Desktop, rack & VESA mountable
- Supports dual LAN, single power supply, single or dual HDMI or DisplayPort Monitors, USB keyboard, mouse & virtual media, audio input/output, VESA mount bracket and optional 19” rack mount bracket. Powerful video processor supporting two 1080p streaming video sessions at 30 FPS.
- Productive and Powerful User Interface. Productive user interface with Window Manager, Port Navigator, single or dual monitor support, and support for 8 or more simultaneous KVM Sessions. Full-featured KVM client with hotkeys, favorites, full screen mode with hidden toolbar, virtual media, and digital audio. User Station configuration and management, user management, and system settings.
- Flexible and Easy to Deploy. Flexible and configurable bandwidth for any network environment, runs on LAN or WAN, use corporate or separate network, supports IPv4 & IPv6, access hundreds of services and devices, and use standard Cat5, Ethernet and TCP/IP technologies. Broad networking support with User Station dual LAN ports and KX III dual LAN ports.
- Leverage KX III for PC and Laptop Access. In addition to User Station access, enjoy access to KXIII connected servers from any PC or Laptop on your network. Even from home over a VPN!
- Fast Switching for DKX3-808. The DKX3-808 model supports ultra-fast connections and sub-second switching between
its connected servers.
- Documentation and Online Help. Available on raritan.com and via the User Station User Interface.
Support video resolutions up to 3840 x 2560
- Support a HDMI- or DisplayPort-interfaced monitor
-Support dual monitors
- Support dual LAN connections
- Support virtual media, including external DVD or USB drives
Note: Virtual media is supported only when the accessed KX III KVM switch supports it and you have permissions to use virtual media.
- Support audio
- Support power control for target servers (with Raritan PX PDUs)
Note: The User Station CANNOT access a KVM port that is connected to a different non DKX3 KVM switch or a blade chassis server.
DKX3-UST Setup and port connections
The Dominion User Station ships with the following contents.
- Dominion User Station
- Power adapter
- VESA mount kit
- Quick Setup Guide
- Warranty card
- L-type rackmount kit (optional)
Hardware : Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB Solid State Disk
Video : Single or Dual Display, One HDMI, Two DisplayPort
Network : Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports, IPv4, IPv6, DHCP or static address
Power Input: 100–240V AC, Output: 19V 4.47A DC, 65W Max
USB : 6 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 for keyboard, mouse, audio & virtual media
Audio : Microphone In, Speakers Out
Certifications : FCC/CE/VCCI/cUL/CB
Dimension : 190(L) x 165(W) x 43(H) mm
Weight 1.4 Kg. 2.3 Kg shipping weight.
Rack Mount : Desktop, VESA & Optional 1U bracket
Temperatures, Humidity : 0–40 degrees Celsius. Non-condensing 10–90% humidity.
Vibration, Altitude: 1–200Hz, 1.146 Grms random vibration. Max altitude 2,000 meters
Not included but required compatible items:
Release 1.0 Compatibility Information
1. Release 1.0 of the User Station is certified to work with the Dominion KX III switches when loaded with KX III Release 3.2 and
2. The User Station does not work with the previous Dominion KX, KX II or other Raritan IP switches.
3. The User Station does not yet integrate with Raritan’s CommandCenter Secure Gateway, however it is possible to utilize
CommandCenter to access equipment connected to KX III switches that are also accessed by the User Stations.
DKX3 KVM Switch units not included
Dominion KX III models:
DKX3-108, DKX3-116, DKX3-132, DKX3-216, DKX3-232, DKX3-416, DKX3-432, DKX3-464
DKX3-808 (fast switching and connections)
DV Virtual Media CIMs not included:
The DKX3-UST requires the use of the following virtual media (VM) CIMs on the target
servers you are accessing.
The black USB connector on the DVUSB CIMs are used for the keyboard and mouse. The grey connector is used for virtual media.
Keep both USB plugs of the CIM connected to the device.
The device may not operate properly if both plugs are not connected to the target server.
Release 1.0 is the factory-installed release for the User Station.
Release 1.0 Important Notes and Information
Please be aware of the following important information about the KX III User Station.
1. Default Admin Password. Raritan recommends changing the default password for security reasons.
2. Two Types of User Credentials. There are two types of user credentials (login/password) used by the User Station: (a)
credentials to log into the User Station, and (b) credentials for the KX III switches to be accessed.
User Station credentials allow entry to the User Station and also determine the permissions for User Station administrative tasks.
These credentials are created by the KX III User Station Administrator.
User credentials entered for KX III switches determine which servers connected to the KX III you can access, as well as the associated permissions such as virtual media and remote power control.
3. User Credentials Per User. KX III user credentials are saved on a per-user basis. To maintain security, each user must enter and save their own KX III user credentials for each KX III switch to be used.
4. Single Login Limitation. Do not enable the “Single Login Limitation” on a KX III switch if it is to be accessed by a User Station.
5. User Blocking Feature. If you enter incorrect user credentials for a KX III switch, and the “User Blocking” feature has been enabled, you will be automatically blocked by that switch because the User Station will try the connection multiple times.
Contact the administrator of the KX III switch if this occurs.
6. Don’t Pull the Plug! Do NOT turn off the User Station by pressing the Power button on the User Station or unplugging the power cord, because such operations could possibly corrupt the User Station database.
7. Video Notes. While there are three video ports on the User Station, only one or two monitors can be connected to the User Station. DisplayPort and HDMI transmit both video and audio signals. Your monitor must support the audio transmission if audio is wanted. Dual video ports configured on the KX III are not yet supported.
8. Audio Notes. If you do NOT select the "Auto Connect Audio" checkbox, you can manually establish the audio connection after accessing a KVM port. Currently, audio devices cannot be shared between KVM sessions. Disconnect the audio used on one KVM session to use it on another session.
9. Networking Notes. The User Station's default network configuration is set to Automatic (DHCP). If static addressing is wanted, then you must manually configure the network settings prior to adding KX III KVM switches. IPv6 is not supported for
KX III access in this release. Do not change the default TCP/IP ports for HTTPS, Discovery and SSH on the KX III switch.
10. Dual LAN Ports. You can connect the two LAN ports of the User Station to the same or different subnets. If you have connected both LAN ports to the network(s) when turning on or restarting the User Station, the User Station selects one of the network connections as the default one. However, if you change the network settings of either or both connections, the "final"
one that is changed will automatically become the default connection. Note: You can identify the default connection in the Connection Information dialog.
11. Ctrl+Alt+Del. If you physically press Ctrl+Alt+Del using the keyboard connected to the User Station, the command is first intercepted on the User Station, instead of sending the key sequence to the target server. To send to the target server, use the
Ctrl+Alt+Del macro button on the KVM Client Window
12. Virtual Media. It is highly recommended to first "safely remove" or "eject" the virtual media drive that you want to disconnect from the target server. If you have enabled the read/write mode, it may result in data loss if you do not perform this operation.
13. SmartCard. SmartCard authentication to target servers connected to a KX III is not yet supported.
14. FIPS 140-2 Mode. If FIPS mode is enabled on a KX III, then the user must have the Security Permission on that KX III to access servers on that KX III. This restriction will be removed in a future release.
15. Software Downgrades. The software update feature only permits software upgrade, not downgrade. If a software downgrade is required, please contact Raritan Technical Support. It is strongly recommended to back up all data prior to a software update.
-DO NOT power off the User Station during the software upgrade.
16. Tiering. The User Station does not currently support blade server or tiered ports on the KX III switch.
17. Serial Ports and SD Card Reader. These hardware ports on the User Station are currently not used.
18. Online Help. The three buttons for email this page, send feedback and print this page are for use on the Raritan website and do not operate on the User Station.