Looking for a user-friendly alternative to PiKVM that's available today? Look no further than the TinyPilot Voyager.
PiKVM is a fantastic project that has contributed a great deal to open source and helped TinyPilot get its start.
The TinyPilot Voyager and PiKVM v3 HAT are both KVM over IP devices, but they offer starkly different user experiences. This page explains some of TinyPilot's benefits over PiKVM.
PiKVM's v3 HAT is an add-on accessory for the Raspberry Pi. PIKVM customers are responsible for purchasing a Raspberry Pi, finding compatible cables, flashing their own microSD card, and assembling everything themselves.
There are no official PiKVM cases available for purchase, so the user is responsible for building their own solution to keep the device clean and cool.
TinyPilot Voyager ships fully assembled and ready to use. It features a beautiful carbon fiber case and an ultraquiet fan to keep the system cool.
You can plug the Voyager into a server and immediately control it from a web browser with no further setup or configuration.
From day one, TinyPilot's focus has been creating a KVM over IP device that treats user experience as a first-class concern. TinyPilot eliminates friction and potential pitfalls at every opportunity.
TinyPilot features a powerful web interface that allows you to control every major feature of your device directly from the browser.
PiKVM has a steeper learning curve than TinyPilot. Many of its features are not available through the web UI and require the user to search online for command-line instructions and manual changes to configuration files.
As of September 2021, PiKVM hardware has not available for purchase. PiKVM expects resellers to begin offering the v3 HAT in October 2021, but this date is not guaranteed.
TinyPilot guarantees shipment within three business days and fulfills most orders in less than 24 hours.
We ship globally from our office in the United States and recently partnered with a distributor in Germany for faster delivery in Europe.
|TinyPilot Voyager||PiKVM v3 HAT|
|Complete KVM solution||✔️||❌
Requires assembly and purchase of third-party hardware
|Shipping speed||1-3 business days||2 months or more|
|Paste from clipboard||✔️||✔️|
|Mount virtual drives||✔️||✔️|
|Illustrated installation instructions||✔️
With third-party tools
|Support||User forum, email||Discord chat|
|Base OS||Raspberry Pi OS (Debian)||Custom ArchLinux build|
|Video streaming formats||MJPEG||MJPEG, H264|