Published at Sunday, July 02nd, 2017 - 22:41:11 PM. Drawer. By justin.
KVM Drawer - Not for Use in the Bedroom If you are new to the technology world or a procurement specialist constantly bombarded with acronyms used in descriptions for computer hardware, you may be wondering what the heck a KVM drawer is and why your onsite computer service team is ordering one. These drawers arent intended to store socks, underwear, or silverware, but are an economical solution used in the computer room. Stick with this brief article and youll know exactly what a KVM drawer is used for and what those mysterious initials mean. First, the "KVM" in KVM drawer equates to keyboard, video, mouse. This device is a keyboard drawer that usually includes a monitor and touchpad or trackball type mouse device. These are very low profiles devices. In fact the display folds down and lies flat stored in back of the keyboard/mouse area. These devices are available in 17, 19 and 20-inch screen sizes accommodating even the larger monitors. The KVM drawer is mounted inside a server rack or cabinet. The entire unit is housed in a heavy duty aluminum or metal framework. Heavy duty ball bearings allow for smooth sliding of the keyboard, video display and mouse tray back into the rack. Sometimes a KVM drawer is referred to as a rackmount keyboard drawer or a 1U rackmount keyboard. The drawer is only about 1.75-inches tall, or 1U, in computer "techno-speak". The term 1U means 1 unit, which is a unit of measurement used in sizing and distributing equipment within a computer rack or server cabinet. The 1U KVM drawer is the most frequently rack accessory. These devices are favored because their small form factor frees up space for other pieces of equipment that typically are stored in a server rack. They are lightweight and compatible across multiple hardware platforms. This piece of hardware is designed in a manner so that when an administrator opens the rack or cabinet door, she can pull out the tray housing the keyboard, display and trackball. The display lifts up for viewing. In some cases the display can remain in upright position even after the cabinet drawer is closed. This allows the administrator to monitor system vitals without opening the cabinet door again. The KVM drawer is often used in conjunction with an integrated KVM switch. This is a multi-port device that allows one keyboard, display, and mouse to control multiple computer systems. This offers additional savings inside the server cabinet as fewer displays are required to support more computer systems.
The Problem With Wooden Drawers Wooden drawers, over time can develop niggling little faults which we invariably put up with, inconvenient and annoying as they can be - when actually - the majority of these problems are relatively easy to fix. Drawers where the base has split and sticking drawers are probably the most common problems experienced. With just a little knowledge these can be rectified without having to start phoning around for a joiner as the first or our only option. Overloading drawers can often be the root cause of sticking drawers. The first step is to completely empty the drawer and remove for inspection. Check for loose or protruding pins or nails either on the drawer or in and around the drawer frame. Where evident; hammer back flush and refit drawer. It could be that simple. Tip. Before getting the toolkit out for sticking drawers; first try rubbing the runners and drawer grooves with candle wax. This might just do the job without any further effort. Drawer runners could also be the culprit. Check how smoothly the draw slides along the wooden runners. If they have worked loose it can be the cause of sticking; again, usually due to overloading. If so, then just apply fresh adhesive to the runner and pin back into place. Worn runners are another common cause of drawer problems. The uppermost sides can become worn with use and time. Check that the underside of the runner is still good - it might be possible to just remove the runner and turn it over. If so, then carefully prise it off with a wood chisel- apply adhesive- and re-pin into position. New runners may be required if turning the old runners round does not solve the problem of sticking. Where this is the case cut a couple of pieces of wood to the same dimensions as the original runners, smooth with a medium abrasive paper and drill with the smallest wood drill bit in your toolbox to take the small diameter of the fixing panel pins or nails. Apply a thin coat of wood adhesive to the back of the new runner- press into position- and affix with pins. Drawer bases can also suffer the adverse effects of overloading. In time they will begin to sag and eventually they can split completely, requiring replacement. In this case, cut a new base piece from either plywood or from a hardwood of choice. Next, remove the nails or pins securing the damaged base to the body of the drawer using pincers, and remove any glue blocks that may be attached using a mallet and wood chisel. Replace with new base by gluing and using pins. Drawer bases that are split may be sometimes repaired, that is to say; simply remove both halves from the drawer body and glue them back together. From a strength point of view, depending on usage, this may not be the best option.
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