Local 2×16 Console Manager (LCM16)
Part Number: 1754A2X, New
The LCM8 and LCM16 support Two Factor Authentication (TFA), a system where two different security elements are used in conjunction to authenticate to a server or desktop. TFA is an authentication process where a person proves their identity with two methods: something you know (for example, a password or PIN) and something you have (such as a smart card). Use of TFA is growing due to requirements by governments and other institutions with a high need for security. An example of a TFA device that the Local Console Managers support is the CCID-compliant Common Access Card (CAC) reader.
You can use the LCM8 and LCM16 with a Global Console Manager to provide network-wide remote access with out-of-band access to servers, network equipment, and other devices with serial configuration or console ports all from a single appliance. This unified approach improves staff efficiency by reducing the time required to remotely diagnose, reconfigure, repair, or restore servers and network devices and other hardware with serial configuration, management consoles, or both.