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    KVM switch question

    I want the input from my keyboard to be "captured" by 2 PC's at the same time. Will a 2 port KVM switch do this? Is there a way of splitting the PS2 connection for a keyboard into two?

    I'm testing a new system and require realtime data entry to by entered at exactly the same time on independant machines.
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    Standard KVMs won't do that, but some of the more expensive ones will - ones with a "broadcast" feature.

    I don't think you can just jerry rig connectors to feed one keyboard into 2 PCs. Although the signal lines are open collector, the data needs to synchronise with the clock signal, which comes from the PC. The 2 PCs' clock signals would be out of sync.
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