Looking for a user-friendly alternative to PiKVM?
Look no further than the TinyPilot Voyager 2a.
PiKVM is a fantastic project that has contributed a great deal to open source and helped TinyPilot get its start.
The TinyPilot Voyager 2 and PiKVM are both KVM over IP devices, but they offer starkly different user experiences.
This page explains some of TinyPilot's benefits over PiKVM.
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 PiKVM's features are not available through the web UI. Instead, the user must search online for command-line instructions and configuration file formats to achieve what they need.
TinyPilot offers a searchable support forum, and we answer most questions within hours.
In addition to our support forum, TinyPilot offers easy private email support through our contact page.
PiKVM has no public help forum and does not offer email support. Instead, PiKVM has a support channel on their Discord chat server, which is not organized or easily searchable.
|TinyPilot Voyager 2a||PiKVM v3|
|Illustrated installation instructions||✔️
|Paste from clipboard||✔️||✔️|
|Power over Ethernet (PoE)||✔️||❌|
|Update from web UI||✔️||❌|
|Mount virtual drives||✔️||✔️|
With third-party tools
|Support||Help forum, Support email||Discord chat|
|Base OS||Raspberry Pi OS (Debian)||Custom ArchLinux build|
|Video streaming formats||MJPEG, H.264||MJPEG, H.264|