Raritan Dominion KX IV-101 vs. TinyPilot Voyager 2a

Looking for a lean alternative to the Raritan Dominion KX IV-101? Look no further than the TinyPilot Voyager 2a.

Voyager 2a back view

TinyPilot's interface is simple

Raritan users are forced to read almost 50 pages of documentation explaining the differences between the clients in order to understand which KVM client is appropriate in which context.

A screenshot of Raritan's documentation table for the three KVM clients.

Raritan's KVM clients require a comparison table and almost 50 pages of explanation.

Raritan's web interface is a hodgepodge of settings with no clear organization or explanation. Raritan forces users to read the 50-page instruction manual because there's no other way to understand terms like "Enable Manually [sic] Mouse Sync."

A screenshot of Raritan's web interface. The 'port configuration' page is open and displaying confusing settings for the mouse, power association, and custom EDIDs.

The Raritan Dominion KX IV-101 overwhelms users with complex and opaque configuration options.

TinyPilot has a single, unified web client that makes all functionality available through user-friendly menus.

TinyPilot BIOS menu

TinyPilot also gets you up and running in just a few minutes with zero software installation required.

TinyPilot is 50% less expensive

At a starting price of $399, a TinyPilot Voyager 2a is 50% less expensive than the Dominion KX IV-101's MSRP - without compromising on the features you need.

A Raritan retailer lists the MSRP as $789

TinyPilot is extensible and open-source

TinyPilot Voyager 2a ships with a full Debian server operating system and grants root access to the device administrator.

With full access to a Linux shell, you can install new packages, run bespoke automated scripts, and customize anything you like.

Feature comparison

TinyPilot Voyager 2a Raritan Dominion KX IV-101
Release year 2023 2019
Software improvements Released 4-5x per year Released 1x per year
Pure HTML5 interface ✔️ ✔️
BIOS-level access ✔️ ✔️
Video capture ✔️ ✔️
Audio capture ✔️ ✔️
Keyboard capture ✔️ ✔️
Mouse capture ✔️ ✔️
Full-screen mode ✔️ ✔️
Password-based authentication ✔️ ✔️
Mount virtual drives ✔️ ✔️
Only via network share
Virtual power button ✔️
Wi-Fi support ✔️
Power over Ethernet (PoE) option ✔️
Open-source ✔️
Extensible ✔️
Full SSH access ✔️
Cloud access ✔️
With third-party tools
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 4096x2160
(Not recommended on HTML5 client)
Supported resolutions 30 14
Public help forum ✔️
Published timelines for technical support ✔️
Price $399 $789