The PRIMERGY / PRIMEPOWER S2 console switches represent a solution positioned between simple mechanical and high-end digital console switches for rack integration. With the S2 series, up to 16 servers can be operated with up to two consoles in non-blocking mode, locally or in a remote connection (via IP, 10/100 Mbit/s), depending on switch model. In blocking mode, with cascaded switches, up to 256 servers can even be operated. Blade servers from Fujitsu Siemens are supported in the same way. The S2 console switches are independent of the server platform and operating system. Both PS/2 and USB interfaces from the servers are accepted, as are SUN IO connections, with the result that mixed configurations with PRIMERGY and PRIMEPOWER servers in one rack can be maintained from one console. The S2 console switches are primarily designed for rack integration. They round off the 19" technology portfolio and are indispensable for cluster configurations and server farms. The advantages - cost reductions and avoidance of multiple monitors and keyboards - are obvious. S2 console switches and other Fujitsu Siemens console switches can be combined.