StarTech.com KVM Console to USB 2.0 Portable Laptop Crash Cart Adapter

Mfg.Part: NOTECONS01 | CDW Part: 1779798 | UNSPSC: 43211604
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  • Turn any laptop into a console for headless servers,PCs,ATMs,kiosks and more
  • Compatible with the HP ProLiant DL Series Rack Server
  • USB 2.0 Portable Crash Cart Adapter / Portable KVM Console / USB Crash Cart Adapter / VGA Laptop KVM Console
  • Supports resolutions up to 1920x1200
  • Integrated KVM Cables
  • Perfect for administrators travelling between data centers / server rooms
  • Direct console access for system administration
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Main Features
  • Turn any laptop into a console for headless servers,PCs,ATMs,kiosks and more
  • Compatible with the HP ProLiant DL Series Rack Server
  • USB 2.0 Portable Crash Cart Adapter / Portable KVM Console / USB Crash Cart Adapter / VGA Laptop KVM Console
  • Supports resolutions up to 1920x1200
  • Integrated KVM Cables
  • Perfect for administrators travelling between data centers / server rooms
  • Direct console access for system administration
The NOTECONS01 KVM Console to USB 2.0 Portable Laptop Crash Cart Adapter turns your notebook or netbook into a portable server crashcart, eliminating the need to lug around a large, heavy and awkward video screen, keyboard, and mouse. This adapter delivers the VGA stream from any host computer to a laptop and emulates the laptop mouse and keyboard outputs for simple access and control of connected servers, PCs or other "headless" devices.

"StarTech.com's USB KVM may be your new best friend for trips to the datacenter... you can use this from the back of the rack. So if you are handling issues that require moving cables or network connections... this can be a major timesaver."
— everythingUSB.com

"The CRN Test Center recommends StarTech's Crash Cart Adapter for any company with a data center or with technicians servicing computers in the field"
— CRN



With portability for the mobile administrator or repair technician in mind, this USB-powered adapter features a small-footprint design that requires no additional accessories to connect to most servers, and requires no server-side software installation. Plus, the pocket-sized adapter draws its power from the server-side USB connections, allowing the laptop/netbook to last longer without consuming battery power.

Ensuring full control of the connected units, the Laptop KVM Server Console Adapter provides immediate access to the POST screen and BIOS, plus the ability to handle full configuration of the attached PC or machine; administrators can connect to a headless server/device without the need of an expensive LCD rackmount console or bulky monitor, keyboard and mouse solution.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

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StarTech.com KVM Console to USB 2.0 Portable Laptop Crash Cart Adapter is rated3.44 out of5 by9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works in Windows but not on High Sierra 10.13.6The KVM adapter works well when it works, however, had to get my employer to provide me with a Windows laptop since the adapter stopped working when they upgraded our Macbooks to High Sierra 10.13.3. The drivers state they support 10.13 but they do not work. My employer will not provide me with a new adapter (supposedly NOTESCON2 supposedly works with High Sierra) so I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Date published: 2018-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No longer works with OS X 10.13 and aboveThis expensive product used to work great with OS X and now it requires multiple restarts of the application with every session. It's barely functional now.
Date published: 2018-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from App does not seem to want toOverpriced, but handy if you don't have access to physical console crash carts and travel. Invest in cheap kvm cables to protect pins on this device as they will eventually get damaged from constant plugging and unplugging. App does not seem to support Mac OS High Sierra, but work in Sierra.
Date published: 2017-10-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done, and well.I have been planning on buying this since it was announced and only recently got to it. I have worked in the field for 15 years and consider this (conceptually) to be pretty much the most useful thing in a toolkit after a Phillips screwdriver.The device works really well, I have used it both under Mac OSX 10.9 and Windows 7 at this time, it assists me both in the server room, and at my desk. No longer do I require a dedicated spare Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor at my desk, nor do I need to worry about connecting to our servers that do not have KVM functionality.I have run into a single issue with the device which I suspect is a limitation of Apple hardware, I was unable to activate the boot menu on a Mac Mini using the host, I ended up plugging a keyboard in to trigger the event, still using the NOTECONS01 for Monitor access. For me this was not a deal breaker at all (I did try several things and settings adjustments without success).If you are a technician that plans on using this in the field extensively I would recommend packing a DVI to VGA, as well as a MiniDP to VGA (active) and MiniDP to DP adapter. This will ensure you can connect the device to any display output you are likely to encounter in the field.If you are thinking this will be an invaluable tool for working in the field/datacenter, you will be happy with this products performance.
Date published: 2014-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best gadget for IT field technicianThis device is one of the best gadgets I've ever bought. I used to connect to servers using standard monitor, mouse and keyboard. No more messing with vga/power cables to get monitor working. This device saved me already lots of time that I would otherwise waste on finding, connecting and moving monitor.
Date published: 2016-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problems with Windows 10Hello, the adapter worked very well whilst Windows 7 was installed on my Notebook. But since I've been migrated to Windows 10 the NoteCons01 Adapter isn't working properly anymore even I am using the latest driver software for this kind of the Adapter. So as soon as a Output Screen coming from the connected Device is changing, the Adapter Software needs to be restarted to get awareness of this change. Otherwise the output of the Card Adapter is frozen and not synced with the Device Output.
Date published: 2018-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red color missing on screenI have had this for several years, recently the video output is missing the color red. The VGA connector looks fine, no missing or pushed down pins.
Date published: 2019-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, be sure you get the right driversThis is a great tool. You do want to be sure to get the correct drivers; notecons01 and notecons02 are different. Also, a note to Startech: it's hard to find this in the list of KVM switches. This really could use its own category.
Date published: 2019-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Crash Cart But...I love this adapter, but would like to see better copy and paste options.
Date published: 2017-10-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old techI bough half a dozen, and I'm a bit disappointed. Only vga support, no proper linux/esx, and last no virtual media support. On the upside its a small device.
Date published: 2019-03-22T00:00:00-04:00