About ATEN
ATEN International Co., Ltd. has specialized in connectivity and management solutions in information technology
since its establishment in 1979, and is today considered the leading manufacturer of KVM switches worldwide. ATEN
offers a broad range of solutions to meet the needs of consumers, small office/home office (SOHO) users, and small
and medium sized business (SMB) customers. In 2002, ATEN launched the “ALTUSEN” product line of high-end server
management solutions for the enterprise-level KVM switch market.
ATEN’s state-of-the-art KVM switches are easy to use, highly integrated, and demonstrate ATEN’s commitment to
innovation. For example, ATEN was first-to-market with a Cable KVM switch featuring a patented built-in cable design
and tiny desktop footprint with full KVM switch functionality. Having recognized the increasing demand for USB
and audio applications, ATEN also offers the CubiQ™ range of KVM switches for desktop multimedia applications.
Incorporating the latest advances in high-definition video and audio, these all-in-one solutions transform a KVM switch
into a desktop control center.
With a keen eye on your future enterprise growth, ATEN offers a series of KVM Over IP products as a next-generation
solution for expanding KVM applications. And to meet the demand for remote management, ATEN has recently
introduced its KVM on the NET™ range of external and embedded solutions that allow you to effectively manage your
IT infrastructure from anywhere in the world.
ATEN also offers the VanCryst™ range of video integrated solutions for a wide variety of corporate, commercial, and
home theater applications. Our high-quality audio/video switches, splitters, extenders, and converters are available with
VGA, DVI, HDMI, and high definition component video interfaces. Furthermore, the ProXime™ range of KVM extenders
brings control closer to you wherever your installation is located. ATEN also provides industry control data switches and
signal converters, and a host of popular USB and FireWire hubs, switches, and converters.
At ATEN, we are committed to protecting the environment. Our manufacturing operations are ISO 14001 certified and
we are continually searching for ways to reduce their impact on the environment. In addition, we are fully compliant
with both the European Union and China’s RoHS directives restricting the use of hazardous materials in electronic
products.
To offer the best service, we are continually expanding our presence throughout the world to better assist our partners
and customers with localized solutions, services, and support. ATEN is strategically located with subsidiaries in Taiwan,
China, Japan, Belgium, Canada, Korea, the US, and the UK.
Contents
Business
Rack KVM Switches
KVM On the NET™
LCD KVM Switches
8/16-Port PS/2–USB KVM Switch
4/8-Port PS/2–USB KVM Switch
8/16-Port PS/2–USB KVMP Switch
8/16-Port PS/2 KVM Switch
8-Port PS/2 KVM Switch
4/8-Port PS/2 KVM Switch
Multi-console 8-Port PS/2 KVM Switch
KVM On the NET™
8/16-Port PS/2-USB KVM on the NET™
Remote Management PCI Card
8/16-Port LCD KVMP Switch
8/16-Port LCD KVM Switch
LCD Console
Dual Rail LCD PS/2 - USB Console
Digital KVM Extender
USB KVM Extender
KVM Extenders
Wireless Presentation System
Audio KVM Extender
KVM Extender
Computer Sharing Devices
CS1308, CS1316
CS1754, CS1758
CS1708A, CS1716A
ACS1208A, ACS1216A
CS88A
CS9134, CS9138
CS228, CS428
CN8000
CS1708i, CS1716i
IP8000
CL5708, CL5716
CL1008, CL1016
CL1000
CL5800
CE790
CE770, CE700A
CE800B
CE750
KE8220
KE0220
CE300, CE250A
P2
P3
P4
P5
P8
P12
P13
P16
P17
P18
P19
CE252
P20
Computer Sharing Devices
CS231
P22
Laptop USB KVM Switch
2-Port USB DVI KVM Switch
2-Port Hybrid™ KVM Switch
2/4-Port PS/2 KVM Switch
2-Port USB KVM Switch
2/4-Port USB KVM Switch
CS661
CS682, CS62DU
CS52A, CS52
CS62/CS62S, CS62A, CS64A
CS22U
CS62U/CS62US, CS64U/CS64US
P24-P25
P26
P27
2x4 USB 2.0 Matrix KVMP™ Switch
2/4-Port USB 2.0 HDMI KVMP™ Switch
2/4-Port USB 2.0 DVI Dual-View KVMP™ Switch
CM0264
CS1792, CS1794
CS1642, CS1644
SOHO
Laptop USB KVM Switch
Cable KVM Switches
P28
P29
CubiQ
Desktop KVM Switches
P32
P33
Desktop KVM Switches
Converters / Emulators
2/4-Port USB 2.0 DVI KVMP™ Switch
2/4-Port USB 2.0 DVI KVMP™ Switch
2/4-Port USB 2.0 KVMP™ Switch with OSD
2/4-Port USB KVMP™ Switch
2/4-Port USB Dual-View KVMP™ Switch
2/4-Port USB 2.0 KVME™ Switch
2/4-Port PS/2 KVM Switch
PS/2 to USB Converter
PS/2 Emulator
Sun Console Converter
CS1782/CS1784
CS1762A/CS1764A
CS1732B/CS1734B
CS1732A/CS1734A
CS1742/CS1744
CS1772/CS1774
CS82A/CS84A, CS912/CS914, CS72E/CS74E
UC10KM, UC100KMA
CV100KM
CV130A, CV130B
CV131A, CV131B
P34
P35
P36
P39
P40
Data Communication
Auto Switches
Printer Network
Interface Converters
Auto Switch
Bitronics Auto Switch
Printer Network
RS-232 / RS-485 Interface Converter
RS-232 to RS-482/RS-485 Bidirectional Converter
Non-Powered / High Speed Parallel Data Extender
RS-232 PCI Card
AF142, AF241
AS8144B
AS248
IC485S, IC485SI, IC485SN
IC485AI
IC164
IC-102S, IC-104S, IC-108S, IC-104SA
2/4-Port USB 2.0 Peripheral Switch
5-Port USB 2.0 PCI Card
4-Port USB 2.0 Hub
USB-to-Serial Converter
USB-to-Serial Hub
USB Parallel Printer Cable
USB 2.0 Extender Cable
USB Extender
US221A, US421A
IC250U
UH275, UH284
UC232A
UC2322, UC2324, UC4852, UC4854
UC1284B
UE250
UCE60
P42
P43
P44
P45
USB
USB Peripheral Switches
Host Controller Cards
USB Hubs
USB Converters
USB Extender
Cables
Product Compatibility List
P48
P49
P50
P51
P53-54
P55
Basic KVM
What is KVM switching?
KVM stands for: “Keyboard, Video and Mouse”. KVM switching allows you to control multiple
computers from a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse (Console).
By using a KVM switch, you will save money on redundant hardware, consolidate desk space, and
increase performance by having multiple computers working as one.
Want to use your speakers, microphone, USB hub and even Ethernet hub along with the KVM
switch? ATEN integrates all of these multimedia functions into one KVM switch.
With a KVM switch, it is possible to access any computer on the installation from a single console
anytime you want to. This provides operators with the centralized control of a large number of
computers from a single console.
Advanced KVM
1. Managing Multiple Servers
Additional KVM switches can increase the overall capacity of your installation. There are
Cascading
Daisy-chaining
CS1308
CS1716A
8-Port KVM Switch
16-Port KVM Switch
two methods for expanding your KVM switch installation: Cascading and Daisy-chaining.
Cascading
Cascading involves using the KVM port(s) of a parent KVM switch (one that is above a
switch linked down from it) to connect to the console ports of a child KVM switch. With
numerous child switches linked down from the parent, the effect is reminiscent of the way
water cascades down a waterfall. Cascading adds capacity to a KVM installation, but the
parent KVM switch loses at least one KVM port for each cascaded child switch.
Daisy-chaining
Daisy-chaining refers to connecting two KVM switches via dedicated daisy-chain ports. The
switches are strung together in a chain, similar to the way children make chains of daisies
by tying the end of one daisy to the head of another.
A daisy-chained installation does not utilize KVM ports and user ports to connect one
switch to another as in a cascaded installation, and thereby preserves the number of
valuable ports. The port capacity of a daisy-chained installation is the total of all the KVM
ports for all of the KVM switches on the chain.
2. Managing Multiplatform Servers
ATEN provides a series of KVM switches which feature multiplatform support. In addition, we offer a host of converters to enable your PS/2 KVM switches to support USB, Sun, and Mac computers. By using
ATEN converters, you eliminate the high cost and downtime associated with replacing KVM switches.
Sun Converters
For Sun Legacy Systems
USB Converters
For Sun USB Systems
*Custom KVM cables in various lengths. Please refer to page 53
**For more details on the UC100KMA or USB-to-PS/2 Converter, please refer to page 39
For PC / Mac
For PC Only
3. Turning Your USB KVM Switch or Computer Sharing Device
into a Combo (PS/2-USB) Device
USB port technology has emerged in response to the proliferation of external peripheral
devices (keyboards, mice, scanners, digital cameras, removable drives, etc.), that are
increasingly being connected to the latest generation of computers. ATEN already offers
several types of KVM switch with USB console ports (for keyboards and mice) to meet this
market shift. However, we know that many of our customers want to use a PS/2 keyboard
and PS/2 mouse – or a PS/2 keyboard and USB mouse – with their USB KVM Switch.
Option 1
PS/2 Keyboard + USB Mouse
To satisfy our customers, ATEN has developed USB-to-PS/2 converters that allow users
to install a PS/2 keyboard and either a PS/2 or USB mouse on their USB KVM Switch or
Computer Sharing Device.
Option 2
PS/2 Keyboard + PS/2 Mouse
Compatible KVM Switches: CS1732A, CS1734A, CS1732B, CS1734B, CS1742, CS1744, CS1774
CS1782, CS1784, CS1642, CS1644, CS1792, CS1794, CM0264
Compatible Computer Sharing Devices: CS231
4. Saving Server Room Space with LCD KVM Switches
Since server room space is limited and the cost
of maintenance continues to rise, network
administrators now more than ever rely upon
finding a solution to reduce requirements and
costs.
ATEN LCD KVM switches/LCD consoles require
only 1U of rack space. This eliminates the need
for a separate monitor requiring at least 5U of
space, thus saving valuable space in your server
room.
6. Accessing and Controlling Servers from Any
Computer on the Net
ATEN KVM over IP solutions allow operators
to monitor and access computers from remote
locations. They utilize the TCP/IP protocol
making connected servers accessible from
any computer on the LAN or Internet. ATEN
offers a host of KVM over IP solutions including
external and embedded solutions to different
installations.
For more details on LCD KVM switches/LCD
consoles, please refer to page 11
For more details on KVM
over IP solutions, please
refer to page 7
LCD KVM Switch / LCD Console
KVM on the NET™
5. Eliminating the Need for Traveling Back and Forth
between Desk and Different Server Rooms
ATEN KVM Extenders utilize 3-in-1 KVM
cables or Cat 5e cables to connect local
and remote units, allowing a computer’s
keyboard, monitor, and mouse to be
located up to 300 m (1,000 ft) away from a
computer or KVM Installation.
For more details on KVM
Extenders, please refer to
page 15
KVM Extender
7. Sharing One Single Computer with Other Consoles
We understand that you may need to work on
the same computer with other consoles in your
working environment. ATEN provides you with
total management solutions: not only the KVM
switches to control multiple servers from one
single console, but also the Computer Sharing
Device which allows one single computer to be
shared by two consoles.
For more details on
Computer Sharing Devices,
please refer to page 22
Computer Sharing Device
The Latest Patented Technology from ATEN
All-In-One
ATEN’s patented All-In-One custom cables were the first in the industry to offer custom KVM cables built directly into a KVM switch. The All-In-One design
provides the perfect solution to accessing and sharing 2 or 4 computers in a SOHO or Digital Living Room environment. Its integrated design and small footprint
allow it to be placed in a convenient, out of the way, location so that it doesn’t negatively impact the room’s decor.
Products: All PETITE™ switches
KVMP™
KVMP™ is a patented ATEN technology that provided the industry’s first full-functioned USB hub to be integrated into a KVM switch, allowing peripherals to be
shared. KVMP™ functionality centralizes control of both computers and USB peripherals from a single console for the utmost in desktop convenience. KVMP™
switches are platform independent, and allow you to access different PCs while maintaining peripheral focus on the original computer.
Products: All KVMP™ switches
Video DynaSync™
Video DynaSync™ is a patented ATEN technology that optimizes your KVM viewing experience. By storing the console monitor's EDID, boot-up display problems
are eliminated and operation is smoother because the switch will automatically show the correct display resolution when switching between ports. Video
DynaSync™ ensures that your ideal video settings are maintained under all operating systems, and is optimized for Windows 7.
Products: Most KVMP™ and KVM switches
Deskew
ATEN’s patented automatic delay line synchronizing function corrects the color phase and time errors that can occur when R/G/B video signals are sent long
distances over Cat 5e/6 cables. ATEN’s Deskew technology enables you to manually tune the R/G/B signal settings, ensuring stable, high quality video in both KVM
and video extender installations.
Products: CE770 USB KVM Extender
Auto Switch
The ATEN US221A/US421A has an Auto Switch function that stores commands sent to the USB peripheral device to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
This patented technology means that a separate print server is not required in your multifunction printer/USB peripheral installation.
Products: US221A/US421A USB 2.0 Peripheral Switch
Mouse DynaSync™
Mouse DynaSync™ is a patented ATEN technology that represents the latest in KVM mouse synchronization. With USB mice and Mouse DynaSync™, your local
console mouse movement actually becomes the remote unit’s mouse movement. The Mouse DynaSync™ technology automatically locks in the local and remote
mouse pointers so that you do not have waste time constantly re-synching the two movements.
Products: CN8000 (+ various KVM Over the NET™)
Hotkeys
Hotkey Mode
(Invoke Hotkeys)
Models
CS1308, CS1316, CS1708A, CS1716A, Default:
CS1708i, CS1716i, CS1754, CS1758,
CL5708, CL5716, CL1008, CL1016
Alternate:
or
Port Selection
(n)
Default:
Invoke OSD
or
Default:
or Alternate:
(n): The n stands for the computer’s Port ID number (1, 2,
3, 4…).
: The K stands for the KVM switch focus
(n)
Alternate:
Legend:
: The S stands for audio focus
Default:
or
(n)
Default:
or
ACS1208A, ACS1216A, CS88A
Default:
Alternate:
CS9134, CS9138
CS682, CS62DU, CS52A, CS52
—
Default:
CS62, CS62S, CS62A
or Alternate:
—
—
Default:
or Alternate:
Default:
or Alternate:
—
(n)
Default:
or Alternate:
—
Default:
—
or Alternate:
Default: 1.
CS64U, CS64US, CM0264, CS1642,
Default:
CS1644, CS1792, CS1794, CS1782,
CS1784, CS1762A, CS1764A, CS1772,
CS1774, CS1742, CS1744, CS1732A, Alternate:
CS1734A
2.
or
—
Alternate: 1.
(n)
2.
(n)
(n)
;
Default:
;
or
CS1732B, CS1734B
Default:
Alternate:
(n)
Alternate:
;
;
CS82A, CS912
—
CS84A, CS914
—
CS72E
—
CS74E
—
Default:
—
or Alternate:
(n)
—
—
;
last accessible port;
Hotkeys
Our KVM switches provide an extensive, easy-touse, hotkey function that makes it convenient to
access, control, and configure your KVM installation
from the keyboard. They offer the simplest way to
access the connected computers.
;
All hotkey operations begin with invoking Hotkey
Mode. The invocation sequence depends on the
product and the user’s preference. In each case,
there is a factory default sequence and an alternate
sequence that the user can select, instead. The
Hotkey invocation sequence for each product is
shown in the table, below. The default sequence is
given first and appears in bold text.
Port Selection
or
or
Alternate:
next port;
first accessible port
Hotkey Mode
(n)
or
Default:
previous port;
—
or Alternate:
CS64A
CS62U, CS62US
Default:
or Alternate:
Default:
: The stands for USB focus
: Where Fn represents a function key (from [F1] to [F4])
that corresponds to the KVM port (1 to 4).
(n)
CS228, CS428
or Alternate:
(n)
Alternate:
—
Hotkey port switching simply involves pressing
the appropriate hotkey sequence. In some cases
simply invoking Hotkey Mode cycles you through
the available ports; in others, the sequence involves
specifying the Port ID that the computer you want
to access is connected to; while in still other cases,
it involves pressing one of the Arrow keys.