Arista Corporation Announces the RS-121 Rackmount Computer With an HDBaseT KVM Extender

Arista Corporation announced the RS-121 — a 1RU Rackmount Computer with Integrated HDBaseT KVM Extender, designed for control rooms, live event production signage and AV rooms.

The RS-121 houses two swappable modules: the MicroBox-1100A-E01 computer module and the ARD-1006-A07-TX HDBaseT KVM transmitter module. These two modules are inter-connected internally via HDMI, USB and RS232.

Arista’s RS-121-E01 integrates an Intel Atom E3845 1.9GHz quad-core CPU and up to 8GB DDR3 memory. The system is capable to run either Microsoft Windows or the Open Source Linux operating system. Accessible ports on the front of the RS-121 include a four port USB 3.0 hub, dual Gigabit Ethernet, one RS232/422/485 BIOS selectable COM port, a CFast slot and a VGA port.

The HDBaseT transmitter module on the RS-121 provides an HDMI loop-out, a 2-port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet pass through hub, plus a Power over HDBaseT output. With a single CAT6 cable, the unit transmits video signals, RS-232, USB and 10/100 Ethernet, as well as PoE. Equally notable, the RS-121 provides the ultimate integrator-friendly installation experience.

The Arista RS-121 will be available by the end of March 2018 for $845. Here are the tech specs.