ATEN CL-1200 User manual

User Manual
CL-1200
CL-1200 User Manual
FCC, CE Information
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION INTERFERENCE
STATEMENT: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in
a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user
will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this
equipment.
CE Warning: This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product
may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take
adequate measures.
RoHS
This product is RoHS compliant.
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User Information
Online Registration
Be sure to register your product at our online support center:
International
http://eservice.aten.com
Telephone Support
For telephone support, call this number:
International
886-2-8692-6959
China
86-10-5255-0110
Japan
81-3-5615-5811
Korea
82-2-467-6789
North America
1-888-999-ATEN ext 4988
United Kingdom
44-8-4481-58923
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User Notice
All information, documentation, and specifications contained in this manual
are subject to change without prior notification by the manufacturer. The
manufacturer makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or
implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any
warranties as to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any of
the manufacturer's software described in this manual is sold or licensed `as is'.
Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and
not the manufacturer, its distributor, or its dealer), assumes the entire cost of all
necessary servicing, repair and any incidental or consequential damages
resulting from any defect in the software.
The manufacturer of this system is not responsible for any radio and/or TV
interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this device. It is the
responsibility of the user to correct such interference.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any damage incurred in the operation
of this system if the correct operational voltage setting was not selected prior
to operation. PLEASE VERIFY THAT THE VOLTAGE SETTING IS
CORRECT BEFORE USE.
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Safety Instructions
General
Š Read all of these instructions. Save them for future reference.
Š Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the device.
Š Do not place the device on any unstable surface (cart, stand, table, etc.). If
the device falls, serious damage will result.
Š Do not use the device near water.
Š Do not place the device near, or over, radiators or heat registers.
Š The device cabinet is provided with slots and openings to allow for
adequate ventilation. To ensure reliable operation, and to protect against
overheating, these openings must never be blocked or covered.
Š The device should never be placed on a soft surface (bed, sofa, rug, etc.) as
this will block its ventilation openings. Likewise, the device should not be
placed in a built in enclosure unless adequate ventilation has been
provided.
Š Never spill liquid of any kind on the device.
Š Unplug the device from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Š The device should be operated from the type of power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available,
consult your dealer or local power company.
Š The device is equipped with a 3-wire grounding type plug. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not attempt to defeat the
purpose of the grounding-type plug. Always follow your local/national
wiring codes.
Š Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord or cables. Route the
power cord and cables so that they cannot be stepped on or tripped over.
Š If an extension cord is used with this device make sure that the total of the
ampere ratings of all products used on this cord does not exceed the
extension cord ampere rating. Make sure that the total of all products
plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
Š To help protect your system from sudden, transient increases and
decreases in electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or
un-interruptible power supply (UPS).
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Š Position system cables and power cables carefully; Be sure that nothing
rests on any cables.
Š When connecting or disconnecting power to hot-pluggable power
supplies, observe the following guidelines:
Š Install the power supply before connecting the power cable to the
power supply.
Š Unplug the power cable before removing the power supply.
Š If the system has multiple sources of power, disconnect power from the
system by unplugging all power cables from the power supplies.
Š Never push objects of any kind into or through cabinet slots. They may
touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts resulting in a risk of fire
or electrical shock.
Š Do not attempt to service the device yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
Š If the following conditions occur, unplug the device from the wall outlet
and bring it to qualified service personnel for repair.
Š The power cord or plug has become damaged or frayed.
Š Liquid has been spilled into the device.
Š The device has been exposed to rain or water.
Š The device has been dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged.
Š The device exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need
for service.
Š The device does not operate normally when the operating instructions
are followed.
Š Only adjust those controls that are covered in the operating instructions.
Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage that will
require extensive work by a qualified technician to repair.
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Rack Mounting
Š Before working on the rack, make sure that the stabilizers are secured to
the rack, extended to the floor, and that the full weight of the rack rests on
the floor. Install front and side stabilizers on a single rack or front
stabilizers for joined multiple racks before working on the rack.
Š Always load the rack from the bottom up, and load the heaviest item in the
rack first.
Š Make sure that the rack is level and stable before extending a device from
the rack.
Š Use caution when pressing the device rail release latches and sliding a
device into or out of a rack; the slide rails can pinch your fingers.
Š After a device is inserted into the rack, carefully extend the rail into a
locking position, and then slide the device into the rack.
Š Do not overload the AC supply branch circuit that provides power to the
rack. The total rack load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit
rating.
Š Ensure that proper airflow is provided to devices in the rack.
Š Do not step on or stand on any device when servicing other devices in a
rack.
Š Caution: Slide/rail (LCD KVM) mounted
equipment is not to be used as a shelf or a work
space.
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Consignes de sécurité
Général
Š Ce produit est destiné exclusivement à une utilisation à l’intérieur.
Š Veuillez lire la totalité de ces instructions. Conservez-les afin de pouvoir
vous y référer ultérieurement.
Š Respectez l’ensemble des avertissements et instructions inscrits sur
l’appareil.
Š Ne placez jamais l’unité sur une surface instable (chariot, pied, table, etc.).
Si l’unité venait à tomber, elle serait gravement endommagée.
Š N’utilisez pas l’unité à proximité de l’eau.
Š Ne placez pas l’unité à proximité de ou sur des radiateurs ou bouches de
chaleur.
Š Le boîtier de l’unité est doté de fentes et d’ouvertures destinées à assurer
une ventilation adéquate. Pour garantir un fonctionnement fiable et
protéger l’unité contre les surchauffes, ces ouvertures ne doivent jamais
être bloquées ou couvertes.
Š L’unité ne doit jamais être placée sur une surface molle (lit, canapé, tapis,
etc.) car ses ouvertures de ventilation se trouveraient bloquées. De même,
l’unité ne doit pas être placée dans un meuble fermé à moins qu'une
ventilation adaptée ne soit assurée.
Š Ne renversez jamais de liquides de quelque sorte que ce soit sur l’unité.
Š Débranchez l’unité de la prise murale avant de la nettoyer. N’utilisez pas
de produits de nettoyage liquide ou sous forme d’aérosol. Utilisez un
chiffon humide pour le nettoyage de l’unité.
Š L’appareil doit être alimenté par le type de source indiqué sur l’étiquette.
Si vous n’êtes pas sûr du type d’alimentation disponible, consultez votre
revendeur ou le fournisseur local d’électricité.
Š Afin de ne pas endommager votre installation, vérifiez que tous les
périphériques sont correctement mis à la terre.
Š L’unité est équipée d’une fiche de terre à trois fils. Il s’agit d’une fonction
de sécurité. Si vous ne parvenez pas à insérer la fiche dans la prise murale,
contactez votre électricité afin qu’il remplace cette dernière qui doit être
obsolète. N’essayez pas d’aller à l’encontre de l’objectif de la fiche de
terre. Respectez toujours les codes de câblage en vigueur dans votre
région/pays.
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Š L’équipement doit être installé à proximité de la prise murale et le
dispositif de déconnexion (prise de courant femelle) doit être facile
d’accès.
Š La prise murale doit être installée à proximité de l’équipement et doit être
facile d’accès.
Š Veillez à ce que rien ne repose sur le cordon d’alimentation ou les câbles.
Acheminez le cordon d’alimentation et les câbles de sorte que personne ne
puisse marcher ou trébucher dessus.
Š En cas d’utilisation d’une rallonge avec cette unité, assurez-vous que le
total des ampérages de tous les produits utilisés sur cette rallonge ne
dépasse pas l’ampérage nominal de cette dernière. Assurez-vous que le
total des ampérages de tous les produits branchés sur la prise murale ne
dépasse pas 15 ampères.
Š Pour contribuer à protéger votre système contre les augmentations et
diminutions soudaines et transitoires de puissance électrique, utilisez un
parasurtenseur, un filtre de ligne ou un système d’alimentation sans
coupure (UPS).
Š Placez les câbles du système et les câbles d’alimentation avec précaution ;
veillez à ce que rien ne repose sur aucun des câbles.
Š Lors du branchement ou du débranchement à des blocs d’alimentation
permettant la connexion à chaud, veuillez respecter les lignes directrices
suivantes:
Š Installez le bloc d’alimentation avant de brancher le câble d’alimentation à
celui-ci.
Š Débranchez le câble d’alimentation avant de retirer le bloc d'alimentation.
Š Si le système présente plusieurs sources d’alimentation, déconnectez le
système de l'alimentation en débranchant tous les câbles d'alimentation des
blocs d'alimentation.
Š N’insérez jamais d’objets de quelque sorte que ce soit dans ou à travers les
fentes du boîtier. Ils pourraient entrer en contact avec des points de tension
dangereuse ou court-circuiter des pièces, entraînant ainsi un risque
d’incendie ou de choc électrique.
Š N’essayez pas de réparer l’unité vous-même. Confiez toute opération de
réparation à du personnel qualifié.
Š Si les conditions suivantes se produisent, débranchez l’unité de la prise
murale et amenez-la à un technicien qualifié pour la faire réparer:
Š Le cordon d’alimentation ou la fiche ont été endommagés ou éraillés.
Š Du liquide a été renversé dans l’unité.
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Š L’unité a été exposée à la pluie ou à l’eau.
Š L’unité est tombée ou le boîtier a été endommagé.
Š Les performances de l’unité sont visiblement altérées, ce qui indique la
nécessité d’une réparation.
Š L’unité ne fonctionne pas normalement bien que les instructions
d’utilisation soient respectées.
Š N’utilisez que les commandes qui sont abordées dans le mode d’emploi.
Le réglage incorrect d’autres commandes peut être à l’origine de
dommages qui nécessiteront beaucoup de travail pour qu’un technicien
qualifié puisse réparer l’unité.
Š Ne connectez pas le connecteur RJ-11 portant la marque « Sensor »
(Capteur) à un réseau de télécommunication public.
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Montage sur bâti
Š Avant de travailler sur le bâti, assurez-vous que les stabilisateurs sont bien
fixées sur le bâti, qu’ils sont étendus au sol et que tout le poids du bâti
repose sur le sol. Installez les stabilisateurs avant et latéraux sur un même
bâti ou bien les stabilisateurs avant si plusieurs bâtis sont réunis, avant de
travailler sur le bâti.
Š Chargez toujours le bâti de bas en haut et chargez l’élément le plus lourd
en premier.
Š Assurez-vous que le bâti est à niveau et qu’il est stable avant de sortir une
unité du bâti.
Š Agissez avec précaution lorsque vous appuyez sur les loquets de libération
du rail d’unité et lorsque vous faites coulisser une unité dans et hors d’un
bâti ; vous pourriez vous pincer les doigts dans les rails.
Š Une fois qu’une unité a été insérée dans le bâti, étendez avec précaution le
rail dans une position de verrouillage puis faites glisser l’unité dans le bâti.
Š Ne surchargez pas le circuit de l’alimentation CA qui alimente le bâti. La
charge totale du bâti ne doit pas dépasser 80 % de la capacité du circuit.
Š Assurez-vous que tous les équipements utilisés sur le bâti, y-compris les
multiprises et autres connecteurs électriques, sont correctement mis à la
terre.
Š Assurez-vous que les unités présentes dans le bâti bénéficie d’une
circulation d’air suffisante.
Š Assurez-vous que la température ambiante de fonctionnement de
l’environnement du bâti ne dépasse pas la température ambiante maximale
spécifiée pour l’équipement par le fabricant.
Š Ne marchez sur aucun appareil lors de la maintenance d’autres appareils
d’un bâti.
Š Attention: Glisser / rail (LCD KVM) monté
l'équipement ne doit pas être utilisé comme une
étagère ou un espace de travail.
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Package Contents
Basic Package
The basic CL-1200 package consists of:
Š 1 CL-1200 KVM Console with Standard Rack Mounting Kit
Š 1 Custom KVM Cable Sets
Š 1 Power Cord
Š 1 User Manual*
Š 1 Quick Start Guide
Optional Equipment
Depending on any optional equipment that you may have purchased, one of the
following may be included in your package:
Š Standard Rack Mounting Kit - Long
Š Easy-Installation Rack Mounting Kit - Short
Š Easy-Installation Rack Mounting Kit - Long
Check to make sure that all the components are present and that nothing got
damaged in shipping. If you encounter a problem, contact your dealer.
Read this manual thoroughly and follow the installation and operation
procedures carefully to prevent any damage to the unit, and/or any of the
devices connected to it.
* Features may have been added to this product since the manual was written.
Visit our website to download the latest version of this manual.
© Copyright 2005-2014 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-0251-200G
Manual Date: 2014-02-24
ATEN and the ATEN logo are registered trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. All
other brand names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective owners.
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Contents
FCC, CE Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii
RoHS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii
Online Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Telephone Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
User Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii
Général . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xii
Basic Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xii
Optional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xii
About this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi
1. Introduction
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Hardware Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2. Installation
Before you Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Standard Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Connecting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3. Operation
Opening the Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Closing the Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Operating Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
LCD OSD Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
The LCD Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
The Adjustment Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Console Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Port ID Numbering & Port Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Appendix
Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Optional Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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About this Manual
This User Manual is provided to help you get the most from your c/c system.
It covers all aspects of installation, configuration and operation. An overview
of the information found in the manual is provided below.
Chapter 1, Introduction, introduces you to the CL-1200 system. Its
purpose, features and benefits are presented, and its front and back panel
components are described.
Chapter 2, Installation, describes how to set up your installation. The
necessary step – from a basic single stage hookup to a complete 32 switch daisy
chained operation are provided.
Chapter 3, Operation, explains the fundamental concepts involved in
operating the CL-1200.
An Appendix, provides specifications and other technical information
regarding the CL-1200.
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Conventions
This manual uses the following conventions:
Monospaced
Indicates text that you should key in.
[]
Indicates keys you should press. For example, [Enter] means to
press the Enter key. If keys need to be chorded, they appear
together in the same bracket with a plus sign between them:
[Ctrl+Alt].
1.
Numbered lists represent procedures with sequential steps.
♦
Bullet lists provide information, but do not involve sequential steps.
Indicates selecting the option (on a menu or dialog box, for exam-
→
ple), that comes next. For example, Start → Run means to open
the Start menu, and then select Run.
Indicates critical information.
Getting Help
If you need to contact ATEN technical support with a problem, visit or website
at www.aten.com.
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Chapter 1.
Introduction
Overview
The CL-1200 is a KVM console module featuring an integrated 15" or 17"
LCD panel, full keyboard, and touchpad in a 1U, rack-mountable, Slideaway™
housing. It was developed in response to the enormous popularity of the
Slideaway™ console found on the CL-1208 and CL-1216 KVM switches. The
CL-1208 / CL-1216 models are made up of two major modules: the front-end
Slideaway™ KVM Console module, and the back-end KVM Switch module.
The CL-1200 is similar to the front-end Console module found on the CL-1208
/ CL-1216. It's purpose is to serve as the front end Slideaway™ console for
standard Master View KVM switches.
By only having to purchase the CL-1200, users who already have a Master
View switch can take advantage of the space saving and efficiency benefits of
the CL-1208 / CL-1216's Slideaway™ console without the unnecessary
expense of having to purchase its KVM Switch module.
Setup is fast and easy. Simply use the supplied KVM cable set to link the CL1200's KVM ports to the console ports of your KVM switch and you are ready
to go.*
For convenience, ports to link an external keyboard, video, mouse console are
also provided.
* The CL-1200 supports most Master View KVM switches that have PS/2
console port connectors. If you are unsure if your switch is supported, check
with your dealer or call Aten Customer Service.
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Features
Š Integrated KVM console with 15"or 17" LCD monitor - in a Slideaway™
housing
Š
Slideaway™ housing is less than 1U - with top and bottom clearance for
smooth operation in a 1U high system rack
Š Supports an external console
Š No software required - convenient computer selection via Hotkeys
Š High video resolution:
Š Up to 1024 x 768 @75Hz (15" LCD)
Š Up to 1280 x 1024 @75Hz (17" LCD)
Š Supports DDC, DDC2, DDC2B
Š OS Support:
Š Windows: 95 and higher
Š Linux: Redhat 6.0 and higher / Mandrake 9.0 and higher / SUSE 8.2
and higher
Š FreeBSD: 3.51 and higher;
Š Netware: 5.0 and higher
Š OS/2: 2.0 and higher
Š AIX: 4.3;
Š DOS: 6.2 and higher
Š Language support: American English; UK English; German; French;
Spanish; Traditional Chinese; Japanese; Korean
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Hardware Requirements
Computers
Š The CL-1200 supports most Master View KVM switches that have PS/2
console port connectors. If you are unsure whether your switch is
supported or not, check with your dealer or call Aten Customer Service.
Š The integrated LCD monitor's maximum resolution is 1024 x 768 @75Hz
(15"), or 1280 x 1024 @75Hz (17"). Make sure that none of the
computer's resolution settings exceed the LCD monitor's maximum
resolution.
Cables
For optimum signal integrity and to simplify the layout, we strongly
recommend that you use the high quality Custom Cable set provided with this
package. Different length cable sets, described in the table below, can be
purchased from your dealer.
Length (m)
Part Number
1.2
2L-5201P
1.8
2L-5202P
3.0
2L-5203P
6.0
2L-5206P
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Components
Front View
2
1
3
2
4
5
6
9
10
7
8
No.
4
Component
Description
1
Handle
Pull to slide the KVM module out; push to slide the module in.
2
Slide Release
In order to slide the console out, you must first release it by
moving this tab sideways. See p. 11 for details on sliding the
console in and out.
3
LCD Display
After sliding the KVM module out, flip up the cover to access
the LCD monitor.
4
LCD Controls
The LCD On/Off switch is located here, as well as buttons to
control the position and picture settings of the LCD display.
See p. 14, for details.
5
Keyboard
6
Touchpad
7
Power LED
Lights BLUE to indicate that the unit is receiving power.
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Rack Mounting
Tabs
The rack mounting tabs located at each corner of the unit
secure the chassis to a system rack.
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Lock LEDs
The Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock LEDs are located here.
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Reset Switch
Located to the right of the Lock LEDs. Press this recessed
switch in with a thin object to perform a system reset.
1. Introduction
Rear View
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No.
Component
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Description
1
Power Socket
This is a standard 3 prong AC power socket. The power cord
from your AC source plugs in here.
2
Power Switch
This is a standard rocker switch that powers the unit On and
Off.
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External Console For flexibility and convenience, the CL-1200 supports an
Section
independent, external, KVM console. The external console's
keyboard, monitor, and mouse plug in here. Choice of which
console the video displays on is made with hotkey
combinations (see Console Selection, p. 16 for details).
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KVM Port
The cable that links the CL-1200 to the KVM switch plugs in
here
Note: The shape of this 15-pin connector has been specifically
modified so that only KVM cables designed to work with this
switch can plug in (see Cables, p. 3, for details).
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Chapter 2.
Installation
Before you Begin
1. Important safety information regarding the placement of this
device is provided on page v. Please review it before
proceeding.
2. Make sure that power to all the devices you will be connecting
up have been turned off. You must unplug the power cords of
any computers that have the Keyboard Power On function.
Standard Rack Mounting
A standard rack mounting kit is provided with your CL-1200. The kit enables
the switch to be mounted in rack with a depth of 42 - 72 cm.
L Brackets
Side Mountng
Brackets
Note: It takes two people to mount the switch: one to hold it in place; the other
to screw it in.
Optional mounting kits - including single person Easy Installation kits - are
available with a separate purchase. See p. 17 in the Appendix for optional rack
mounting details.
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To rack mount the switch, do the following:
1. While one person positions the switch in the rack and holds it in place, the
second person - using the screws provided with the rack mounting kit loosely screws the front brackets to the rack.
2. While the first person still holds the switch in place, the second person
slides the L brackets into the switch's side mounting brackets, from the
rear until the bracket flanges contact the rack, then - using the screws
provided with the rack mounting kit - screws the L brackets to the rack.
3. After the L brackets have been secured, tighten the front bracket screws
Note: 1. Cage nuts are provided for racks that are not prethreaded.
2. Allow at least 5.1 cm on each side for proper ventilation, and at least
12.7 cm at the back for the power cord and cable clearance.
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2. Installation
Connecting Up
Refer to the example installation diagram on the next page as you perform the
following steps:
1. Plug the 15 pin connector end of the KVM cable provided with this unit
into the CL-1200's KVM port.
2. Plug the keyboard, monitor, and mouse connectors of the KVM cable into
their respective ports on the Console Section of the KVM switch.
3. If you are installing an external console, plug your keyboard, monitor, and
mouse into their respective ports on the Console Section of the CL-1200.
The ports are color coded and marked with an icon for easy identification.
4. Plug the power cord into the CL-1200's power socket and into an AC
power source.
5. Power up your KVM installation.
6. Turn on the power to CL-1200.
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Note: The example diagram shows the CL-1200 connecting to an ACS-1216A
KVM switch, but the CL-1200 can connect to most ATEN KVM
switches that have PS/2 port console connectors. If you are connecting
to a different model, the console port connectors may be in a different
location.
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Chapter 3.
Operation
Opening the Console
The CL-1200's console is located under the top cover. To access the console,
slide the console module out and raise the cover.
Note: As a safety precaution, to keep the console from accidentally sliding
out, the console is locked into the In position. Before you can pull the
console module out, you must release it by pushing the catches on the
unit's front panel toward the center of the switch.
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Closing the Console
To slide the console module back in, close the cover and do the following:
1. Pull the safety catches on the unit's side rails toward you and push the
module in until it stops.
2. Release the catches; pull the module slightly toward you; then push it all
the way in.
Note: The reason for the two step procedure is to minimize the chances of you
pinching your fingers when sliding the module in.
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3. Operation
Operating Precautions
The maximum load bearing capacity of the keyboard module is
30kg. Failure to heed the information below can result in damage to
the keyboard module.
Right!
Rest your hands and arms lightly on the
keyboard module as you work.
Wrong!
Š DO NOT lean your body weight on the
keyboard module.
Š DO NOT place heavy objects on the
keyboard module.
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LCD OSD Configuration
The LCD Buttons
The LCD OSD allows you to set up and configure the LCD display. Four
buttons are used to perform the configuration, as described in the table, below:
Button
MENU
Function
Š When you have not entered the LCD OSD Menu function,
pressing this button invokes the Menu function, and brings up
the Main Menu.
Š When you have entered the LCD OSD Menu function, and
have reached a setting choice with the navigation buttons,
pressing this button brings up its adjustment screen.
When navigating through the menus, this button moves you Right
or Up. When making an adjustment, it increases the value.
When navigating through the menus, this button moves you Left
or Down. When making an adjustment, it decreases the value.
EXIT
Š When you have not entered the LCD OSD Menu function,
pressing this button performs an auto adjustment. An auto
adjustment automatically configures all the settings for the
LCD panel to what the OSD considers their optimum values to
be.
Š When you have entered the LCD OSD Menu function, pressing
this button exits the current menu and returns you to the
previous menu. Use it to leave an adjustment menu when you
are satisfied with the adjustment you made.
Š When you are at the Main Menu, pressing this button exits the
LCD OSD.
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3. Operation
The Adjustment Settings
An explanation of the LCD OSD adjustment settings is given in the table
below:
Setting
Explanation
Brightness
Adjusts the background black level of the screen image.
Contrast
Adjusts the foreground white level of the screen image.
Phase
Adjusts the vertical size of the screen image.
Clock
Adjusts the horizontal size of the screen image.
H-Position
Positions the display area on the LCD panel horizontally
(moves the display area left or right).
V-Position
Positions the display area on the LCD panel vertically
(moves the display area up or down).
Color Temperature
Adjusts the color quality of the display. You can adjust the
warmth value, color balance, etc. The Adjust Color
selection has a further submenu that lets you fine tune the
RGB values.
Language
Selects the language that the OSD displays its menus in.
OSD Duration
Lets you set the amount of time the OSD displays on the
screen. If there is no input for the amount of time you
choose, the OSD display turns off.
Reset
Resets the adjustments on all menus and submenus to
their factory default settings.
Note: The Language setting does not return to the factory
default, but remains at the one that you have set it to.
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Console Selection
Console selection on the CL-1200 is accomplished with hotkey combinations,
as described in the following table:
Combination
Action
[Ctrl] [Alt] [Shift] [L] [Enter]
Enable Local (LCD) console;
Disable Remote (external) console.
[Ctrl] [Alt] [Shift] [R] [Enter]
Enable Remote (external) console’
Disable Local (LCD) console.
[Ctrl] [Alt] [Shift] [L] [R] [Enter]
Enable both consoles (default).
Note: 1. Press the keys in sequence - one key at a time. First [Ctrl], then [Alt],
then [Shift], etc.
2. Console selections are not saved. If the switch is powered off, it
reverts to the default setting of both consoles enabled when it is
powered on again.
3. If the KVM switch connected to the CL-1200 uses the [Ctrl] [Alt]
[Shift] combination to invoke its hotkey mode, you won't be able to
access any of its hotkey operations because the CL-1200 will capture
the combination for console selection first.
Port ID Numbering & Port Selection
Port ID numbering and Port Selection follow the method used by the KVM
switch connected to the CL-1200. Consult your KVM switch's User Manual for
details.
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Appendix
Technical Support
International
Š For online technical support – including troubleshooting, documentation,
and software updates: http://eservice.aten.com
Š For telephone support, see Telephone Support, p. iii.
North America
Email Support
Online
Technical
Support
support@aten-usa.com
Troubleshooting
Documentation
Software Updates
Telephone Support
http://www.aten-usa.com/support
1-888-999-ATEN ext 4988
When you contact us, please have the following information ready beforehand:
Š Product model number, serial number, and date of purchase.
Š Your computer configuration, including operating system, revision level,
expansion cards, and software.
Š Any error messages displayed at the time the error occurred.
Š The sequence of operations that led up to the error.
Š Any other information you feel may be of help.
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Optional Rack Mounting
For convenience and flexibility, three optional rack mounting kits are
available:
Š A long bracket standard rack mounting kit for 68.0 - 100.0 cm racks;
Š A short bracket Easy-Installation rack mount kit for 42.0 - 70.0 cm racks;
Š A long bracket Easy-Installation rack mount kit for 68.0 - 105.0 cm racks.
To install the long bracket standard rack mount kit, simply replace the short L
brackets on the standard rack mount kit with the long ones, and mount the
switch according to the instructions given on p. 7.
With an Easy-Installation, kit, one person can mount the switch. To install the
Easy-Installation kit, do the following:
1. Remove the standard L brackets, and the side mounting brackets from both
sides of the switch.
Phillips I head
M4 x 4
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2. Attach the left and right easy-installation mounting rails to the inside of
the rack. The flange that supports the switch will be to the inside.
Rear Flange
Slide Bar
Rear Attachment
Sliding Bracket
LEFT
RAIL
Support
Flange
RIGHT
RAIL
a) Screw the front flanges to the rack first.
b) Slide the bars with the rear flanges toward the rack until the flanges
make contact with the rack, then screw the rear flanges to the rack.
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3. Slide the switch onto the support flanges. Use the screws supplied with
this package to loosely attach the front of the switch to the front of the rack
(only tighten the screws part way).
Phillips I head
M4 x 6
4. Slide the rear attachment sliding brackets along the slide bars until they
contact the rear of the switch, then use the screws supplied with this
package to attach the bars to the rear of the switch (tighten the screws all
the way).
Phillips I head
M4 x 6
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5. Slide the switch open and closed a couple of times to be sure that it is
properly aligned and operating smoothly. (See p. 11 for opening and
closing procedures.)
6. After determining that the switch is properly lined up and operating
correctly, finish up by fully tightening down the partially tightened front
attachment screws inserted in step 3.
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Specifications
Function
Connectors
LEDs
Switches
Specification
KVM Ports
1 x SPHD-15 F
External Console
1 x 6 pin mini-DIN F (keyboard)
1 x 6 pin mini-DIN F (mouse)
1 x HDB-15 F (monitor)
Power
3 prong AC Socket
Power
1 (Blue)
Num Lock
1 (Green)
Caps Lock
1 (Green)
Scroll Lock
1 (Green)
Power
1 x Rocker
LCD Module Adjust 4 x Buttons
Reset
1 x Recessed
Video
15" LCD
1024 x 768 @ 75Hz; DDC2B
17" LCD
1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz; DDC2B
Emulation
Keyboard
PS/2
Mouse
PS/2
I/P Rating
100–240 VAC; 50/60 Hz; 1A
Power
Consumption
15" LCD
120V 19W / 230V 22W
17" LCD
120V 21W / 230V 24W
Environment
Operating Temp.
0–40o C
Storage Temp.
-20–60o C
Physical
Properties
Humidity
0–80% RH
Housing
Metal
Weight (kg)
15" LCD: 13.2
17" LCD: 13.7
L x W x H (cm)
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52.0 x 48.0 x 4.2 (19” - 1U)
Appendix
Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
There are ghost images on
the external monitor.
The distance between the external console and the CL1200 is too great. The maximum cable distance should
not exceed 20m and, in some cases, may need to be
shorter. Replace the VGA cable with one of an
appropriately short length.
When I try to perform
hotkey operations on my
KVM switch, nothing
happens.
If the KVM switch connected to the CL-1200 uses the
[Ctrl] [Alt] [Shift] combination to invoke its hotkey mode,
you won't be able to access any of its hotkey operations.
The reason is that the CL-1200 captures the combination
for console selection first (see p. 16). You must use a
KVM switch that uses a different hotkey invocation
method.
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Limited Warranty
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FOR THE PRODUCT FROM THE DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, DISK
OR ITS DOCUMENTATION.
The direct vendor makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory with
respect to the contents or use of this documentation, and specially disclaims its quality,
performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.
The direct vendor also reserves the right to revise or update the device or documentation without
obligation to notify any individual or entity of such revisions, or update. For further inquires please
contact your direct vendor.
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