PiKVM vs. TinyPilot Voyager 2a

Looking for a user-friendly alternative to PiKVM?

Look no further than the TinyPilot Voyager 2a.

Voyager 2a back view

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.

The TinyPilot Voyager 2 ships in a beautiful carbon fiber case.

TinyPilot offers a clear, intuitive user experience

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.

Professional support

TinyPilot offers a searchable support forum, and we answer most questions within hours.

TinyPilot offers customers technical support in a searchable help forum.

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.

PiKVM support is offered exclusively over Discord chat.

Feature comparison

TinyPilot Voyager 2a PiKVM v3
Illustrated installation instructions ✔️
Available online
HTML5 interface ✔️ ✔️
BIOS-level access ✔️ ✔️
Video capture ✔️ ✔️
Keyboard capture ✔️ ✔️
Mouse capture ✔️ ✔️
Full-screen mode ✔️ ✔️
Paste from clipboard ✔️ ✔️
Password-based authentication ✔️ ✔️
Wake-on-LAN ✔️ ✔️
Power over Ethernet (PoE) ✔️
Update from web UI ✔️
VNC support ✔️
Mount virtual drives ✔️ ✔️
Serial interface ✔️
Cloud access ✔️
With third-party tools
With Tailscale
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
Video Latency 100-200ms 100-200ms
Video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080