Lantronix Spider KVM

Integrated KVM-over-IP Solution for Remote Equipment

The Next Generation Network KVM over IP Switch

  • Maximize server uptime, from anywhere, with KVM-over-IP
  • Secure, non-blocked BIOS-level control of servers over an IP network
  • Low “cost-per-remote-user”
  • Cost-effective and easy “add-as-you-grow” scalability
  • “Zero U” rackmount kit provided
  • Virtual Media support
  • CAT5 KVM solution with virtually no cable length restrictions
  • Browser-based – no client software required


NDAA Compliant

Lantronix Spider KVM Overview

Remote KVM over IP for the Global IT Environment

Lantronix Spider provides secure KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) server management over an IP network. Unlike any other product on the market, Spider offers a flexible, scalable and affordable CAT5-based remote access KVM solution in a cable friendly, compact “zero-footprint” package.

Spider is ideal for remotely managing geographically distributed IT equipment. It eliminates server-to-switch CAT5 cable distance limitations and gives system administrators 24/7 access to mission critical servers distributed across a wide variety of network environments such as high-density data centers, corporate or university campuses, multi-floor buildings, branch offices, and test and development labs.

Connected directly to the server, Spider guarantees non-blocked access from any web browser, anywhere, at any time! More cost-effective than traditional KVM, it provides one of the lowest “cost-per-remote-user” server management solutions available. Amazingly scalable, Spiders can be easily daisy-chained together using Lantronix SwitchPort+™ integrated Ethernet switch technology. This provides an economical and highly flexible solution in environments where numerous cable drops and distance limitations can be a challenge when adding servers.

Access Servers Anytime, from Anywhere

KVM over IP switches are a valuable part of an effective infrastructure management strategy, enabling administrators to gain BIOS-level access to servers, perform maintenance and solve problems from virtually anywhere at a moment’s notice – regardless of location. However, the cable distance limitation between servers and a KVM switch present a problem. In a “distributed IT” environment a better solution is needed.

Lantronix Spider provides secure KVM access to servers over a standard IP network. It does not have the cable-length restrictions inherent with computer interface modules (CIMs) and current CAT5 KVM switches. Servers can be across the room or across the globe! Video degradation is not a factor, and additional cable drops are not necessary.

Fully Secure, Non-Blocked Remote Access

Lantronix Spider provides continuous availability to servers with 1:1 non-blocked access. This allows administrators to have guaranteed access to mission critical servers, regardless of how many of them need remote access. In other words, administrators are not locked in to a fixed number of remote users. And adding more remote users is simple and cost effective – just add another Spider!

Additionally with Spider, you can add remote IP users one server port at a time, rather than adding another switch that provides costly, pre-defined multiples. And there is no single point of failure with Spider deployments. If a unit is disabled, you lose access to just one server and the Spider is easily replaced.

The Ultimate in Flexibility and Scalability

Spider’s unique dual-Ethernet port design takes advantage of Lantronix SwitchPort+ integrated Ethernet switch technology. SwitchPort+ enables flexible, cost-effective add-as-you-grow scalability by cascading multiple units together through a single Ethernet connection. This allows all OOB interfaces to be accessed from one IP connection with superior video quality and exceptional mouse tracking performance. Best of all, it requires no client software.

It’s also an ideal complement to a traditional KVM switch. By adding a Spider to the local port of an existing analog KVM switch, administrators gain all the advantages of remote access without having to replace their current equipment.

All the Power You Need – In a Tiny Package

Spider features a powerful ARM based processor, on-board memory (Flash, Video and CPU SDRAM), secure operating system, web server and intelligent power management. It also includes a video encoder and embedded Ethernet switch with built-in support for Virtual Media. Spider integrates a serial interface and second Ethernet port, allowing hardware connections to all commonly used out-of-band management interfaces.
The internal processor provides data translation and packetizing so users may access any or all OOB interfaces via one Ethernet connection.

  • Hardware-based compression algorithm ensures exceptional video performance and low bandwidth consumption
  • VESA standard video support resolution up to 1600×1200 @ 60Hz
  • Automatic video resolution detection with manual setting capability for support of non-standard video formats
  • Exceptional mouse synchronization and video performance
  • Serial data rates up to 115200 baud – supports an external modem for out-of-band access

Software, Security and Management features

  • Full BIOS-level control of the attached server
  • Virtual Media Support
  • RADIUS, LDAP and Active Directory remote authentication support
  • Secure encryption of keyboard, mouse, and video data
  • User-definable groups with multilayer users and passwords
  • Serial administration console port (RS-232) supports Telnet and SSH tunneling to a server COM port
  • Event Log to NFS server, E-mail (SMTP), SNMP destination IP
  • Firmware upgradeable via web browser
  • User configurable hot keys
  • Spider View – optional Windows® client management utility included

Remote KVM vs. High-Density KVM

Lantronix Spider High-Density KVM Solution
With Spider, you can add one port at a time. 34 servers may require two 32-port KVMs or some combination that leaves unused ports, increasing the cost per port.
If a unit is disabled you lose access to just one server; and Spider is easily replaced. If a 32-port KVM unit fails, all access to those connected servers is lost.
Spiders can be cascaded or connected individually back to a switch. They can even be distributed among multiple switches so no single switch failure cuts you off from all your servers. If access to all 32 servers is through a single Ethernet connection and the switch port fails, access to all 32 servers is lost.
Spider has the necessary HD-15 video, USB and PS/2 connections built in. Most high-density solutions require purchasing dongles to connect to managed servers, increasing cost.
Each Spider allows one or more people to connect to a server. 32 Spiders means 32 simultaneous non-blocking connections – multiple users can access the attached server simultaneously! A typical high-density solution allows access to a limited number of managed servers at a time. (A high-end 32-port KVM may only allow as many as 8 servers to be accessed at once.)
With Spider, there are no virtually cable limitations and image quality doesn’t degrade with distance. Current CAT5-based solutions are limited to 50 to 150 feet between the switch and server. And image quality degrades with distance.

Case Studies

xlhost dedicated server
IT / Data Center
Enhances remote management security for customers enabling them to securly perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting.
IT / Data Center
Offer a flexible, scalable and cost-effective CAT 5-based remote-access KVM using the Lantronix Spider to provide non-blocked, single-port access to servers over IP.
hallway with a row of servers
IT / Data Center
Netdirekt, a hosting solutions provider, used Lantronix Spider to allow their customers to perform routine maintenance, install operating software and troubleshoot their servers 24/7 without having to engage netdirekt’s support, saving its clients time and money.

Lantronix Spider KVM Tech Specs


  • Secure encryption of keyboard, mouse and video data
  • IP Source Address Filtering
  • Remote Authentication: LDAP, RADIUS, Active Directory
  • User/Group management with permissions control
  • Configurable port numbers (HTTP,HTTPS,Telnet, SSH)
  • Selective disable of Telnet/SSH

Target Server Requirements

  • Supports Multiple Operating Systems: Windows 98/2000/2003/XP/Vista/7, Unix, Linux, or MAC OSX 10
  • Power/keyboard/mouse: 2 USB ports; or 1 USB, 1 PS/2 keyboard, and 1 PS/2 mouse connector
  • Video Interface: HD15 VGA video output (up to 1600×1200*@60Hz) *hardware rev G22+,E21+

Client System Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 6.0+, Netscape 5.0+,Mozilla 1.0+, Firefox 1.0+, Safari 2.0+
  • PIII Processor equivalent or better (recommended)
  • Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment
  • Telnet/SSH client for command line (CLI) access


  • Network: One 10/100Base-T Ethernet Port with activity indicators (RJ45)
  • Cascade: One 10/100Base-T Ethernet Port with activity indicators (RJ45)
  • Serial: RS-232, up to 115,200 bps
  • Keyboard/Mouse: PS/2 or USB
  • Video: HD15 VGA


  • Includes local KVM and computer input PS/2 and USB keyboard/mouse interfaces (software selectable), or dual USB-only, 21.6” or 58”


  • Operating: 0º to 45º C (32º to 115º F)
  • Storage: -20º to 70º C (-4º to 158º F)
  • Humidity: 0 to 95% RH (non-condensing)
  • Heat Dissipation: 4 Watts (14 BTU/hr)

Power Requirements

  • Input: 5 VDC @ 1.6A 
  • Auxiliary DC power supply


  • UL/CUL (CSA-22.2 No. 60950-1-03 / UL-60950-1)
  • CE – IEC 60950-1
  • C-Tick
  • FCC Part 15, Equipment Class A
  • VCCI V-3/2006.04 Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2006 Class A
  • EN55022:1998 +A1:2000 +A2:2003 Class A
  • EN61000-3-2: 2000 +A2: 2005 Class A
  • EN61000-3-3: 1995 +A1: 2001
  • EN55024: 1998 +A1:2001 +A2:2003
  • RoHS Compliant


  • 2 year limited warranty


  • Spider Unit Dimensions (HxWxD): 13.2 x 5.8 x 3.1 cm (5.2 x 2.3 x 1.2 in)
  • Weight: 185g (6.6 oz)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 kg (1.0 lbs)
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