Master View KVM Switch
USER MANUAL
CS-914
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Package Contents
The Master View CS-914 Mini KVM Switch package contains the
following items:
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1 Master View CS-914 Mini KVM Switch
1 User Manual*
2 1.8 m PS/2 KVM Cables
2 1.2 m PS/2 KVM Cables
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 the CS-914 since this
manual was printed. Please visit our website to download the
most up-to-date version of the manual.
Copyright © 2007 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-1167-100
Printing Date: 11/2007
ATEN and the ATEN logo are trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd. All rights
reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Overview
The Master View CS-914 Mini KVM Switch is a control unit that
allows access to four computer systems from a single console
(keyboard, mouse, and monitor). Before the development of the
Master View, the only way to control multiple computer
configurations from a single console was through a complex and
costly network system. Now, with the Master View CS-914, you
can easily access up to four computers in a cost effective
manner.
The Master View CS-914 provides two convenient methods to
access the computers connected to the system: using the Port
Selection Pushbutton located on the unit's right panel; and
entering Hotkey combinations from the keyboard.
Setup is fast and easy – plugging cables into their appropriate
ports is all that is entailed. There is no software to configure, no
installation routines, and no incompatibility problems. Since the
Master View CS-914 intercepts keyboard input directly, it works
on any hardware platform and with all operating systems.
There is no better way to save time and money than with a Master
View CS-914 installation. By allowing a single console to manage
all of the attached computers, the CS-914 eliminates the expense
of purchasing a separate keyboard, monitor, and mouse for each
system. Additionally, it saves all the extra space they would take
up, and eliminates the inconvenience and wasted effort involved
in constantly having to move from one computer to the other.
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Features
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One PS/2 console controls 4 computers
Computer selection via pushbuttons and hotkeys
Superior video quality – up to 1920 x 1440 resolution, DDC2B
Supports Microsoft IntelliMouse, Logitech Mouseman,
FirstMouse, IBM Scrollpoint Mouse
Š Keyboard and mouse emulation for error free computer
booting
Š Easy to install – no software required – standard cables to
connect to the computers is all it takes
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Auto Scan function to monitor computer operation
Compatible with all operating platforms
LED display for easy status monitoring
Saves time, space, power, and equipment costs
Non-powered
Hot pluggable
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System Requirements
Consoles
Š 1 VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitor capable of the highest
resolution that you will be using on any computer in the
installation
Š 1 PS/2 mouse
Š 1 PS/2 keyboard
Computers
The following equipment must be installed on each computer that
is to be connected to the system:
Š 1 VGA, SVGA or Multisync card
Š 1 PS/2 mouse port
Š 1 PS/2 keyboard port
Note: The Master View CS-914 Mini KVM Switch only supports
PS/2 mice – it does not support serial mice.
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Components
CS-914 Top View
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No.
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Description
KVM (CPU)
Port LEDs
Function
Each KVM (CPU) Port has a corresponding
LED. Depending on the Port status, the LED
will flash according to a specific pattern, as
follows:
Off
Port is not selected
On (Steady)
Port is connected to an active
computer
Flashing
Port is connected to an active
(On and Off, computer and being accessed
evenly)
in Auto Scan mode
Flashing
(On long;
Off short)
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Port is connected to an active
computer and is being
accessed in Last/Next mode.
CS-914 Right Side View
1
No.
1
Description
Function
Port Selection Pressing this pushbutton cycles through the
Pushbutton
four KVM (CPU) ports (A→B→C→D→A, etc.)
to select the active port.
CS-914 Left Side View
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1
No.
Description
3
Function
1
Video Port
The console monitor plugs into this port.
2
Keyboard Port
The console keyboard plugs into this port.
3
Mouse port
The console mouse plugs into this port.
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CS-914 Front / Rear View
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No.
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3
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Description
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3
Function
1
Video Port
The computer monitors plug into these ports.
2
Keyboard Port
The computer keyboards plug into these
ports.
3
Mouse Port
The computer mice plug into these ports.
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Installation
1. Make sure that the power to any device that you
connect to the installation has been turned off. You
must unplug the power cords of any computers that
have the Keyboard Power On function.
2. Make sure that all devices you will be installing are
properly grounded.
1. Plug the monitor, keyboard, and mouse into the Console port
connectors (located on the left side panel) of the CS-914.
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2. Use the KVM cables to connect the monitor, keyboard and
mouse ports of the computers to the KVM (CPU) Ports (on
the front and rear panels of the CS-914).
3. Turn on the power to the monitors and the computers.
Note: The Power On default is to link to Port A. If the computer
attached to Port A is inactive, the monitor will be blank.
Use one of the Port Selection methods (described under
Operation), to switch to an active computer on one of the
other ports (B, C, or D).
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Operation
Controlling the computers in your CS-914 installation from a
single console could not be easier. Two port selection methods
that provide instant access to the computers are available:
Manual Port Selection
With Manual Port Selection, you simply press the Port Selection
button on the Master View's right panel to cycle among the
computers (A→B→C→D→A, etc.). The Selected LED on the top
panel lights to indicate which port is active.
Hotkey Port Selection
Hot Key navigation allows you to select the active computer
directly from the keyboard, instead of having to manually select it
by pressing the Port Selection button. The CS-914 provides
several Hotkey navigation features. These are:
Š Selecting the Active Port
Š Auto Scan Mode
Š Last/Next Mode
Note: 1. All Hotkey operations begin by pressing and releasing
the Alt→Ctrl→Shift combination in sequence (i.e. press
Alt, release Alt, press Ctrl, release Ctrl, press Shift,
release Shift). Do not press the keys simultaneously.
2. Use all keys on the same side (i.e. Left Alt→Left
Ctrl→Left Shift, or Right Alt→Right Ctrl→Right Shift
Selecting the Active Port
Each KVM (CPU) port is assigned an alpha ID (A, B, C, D). A Port
ID Number is associated with each letter (see table, below).You
access the computer attached to a port by specifying the Port ID
in the following Hotkey combination:
1. Press and release Alt→Ctrl→Shift in sequence.
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2. Key in the appropriate Port ID Number (1, 2, 3, or 4).
Note: The keypad number keys on the right of the keyboard
do not function in the Hotkey sequence; use the regular
number keys along the top of the keyboard.
3. Press [Enter].
Port ID numbers correspond to following port letters:
Port Letter
Port ID Number
A
1
B
2
C
3
D
4
Auto Scan Mode
The Auto Scan feature automatically switches among the four
computers at regular intervals so that you can monitor their
activity without having to take the trouble of switching yourself.
To invoke Auto Scan Mode, key in the following Hotkey
combination:
1. Press and release Alt→Ctrl→Shift in sequence.
2. Press and release 0 (zero.)
3. Press [Enter].
Once scanning begins, it continues until you press the [Spacebar]
to exit Auto Scan Mode. The port that was currently active at the
time scanning stopped remains active.
Note: While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, none of the other
keyboard keys will function. You must exit Auto Scan
Mode by pressing the [Spacebar] in order to use the
console for anything else.
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Last/Next Mode
The Last/Next feature enables you to quickly switch back and
forth between computers in order to monitor them manually,
instead of using Auto Scan Mode. This method lets you dwell on
a particular port for as long or as little as you like – as opposed to
Auto Scan Mode, which switches after a fixed interval.
To invoke Last/Next Mode, key in the following Hotkey
combination:
1. Press and release Alt→Ctrl→Shift in sequence.
2. Press and release 9.
3. Press [Enter].
Once Last/Next Mode is active, pressing the left Shift key (LShift)
switches to the previous computer (from the currently active one);
pressing the right Shift key (RShift) switches to the next computer
in the installation.
Note: While Last/Next Mode is in effect, none of the other
keyboard keys will function. You must exit Last/Next Mode
by pressing [Spacebar] in order to use the console for
anything else.
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Specifications
Function
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Computer Connections
4
Port Selection
Side panel pushbutton / Hotkeys
LEDs
Connectors
4 Selected (Red)
Console
Keyboard
Video
1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue)
Mouse
1 x 6-pin mini-DIN Female (Green)
KVM (CPU) Keyboard
Ports
Video
Mouse
Environment
4 x 6-pin mini-DIN Female (Purple)
4 x HDB-15 Female (Blue)
4 x 6-pin mini-DIN Female (Green)
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Humidity
Physical
Properties
1 x 6-pin mini-DIN Female (Purple)
0–50ºC
-20–60ºC
0–80% RH, Non-condensing
Housing
Plastic
Weight
0.25 kg
Dimensions (L x W x H)
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17.80 x 8.70 x 2.80 cm
Troubleshooting
Note: If you are experiencing problems, first make sure that
there are no problems with the cables and that they are all
properly connected.
Symptom
Keyboard not
responding
Pressing
Hotkeys gets no
response
Video problems
Possible Cause
Action
Loose cables
Check all keyboard cable connections
to make sure that they are completely
seated in their ports.
Keyboard needs to
be reset
Unplug the keyboard from the Console
Keyboard Port, then plug it back in.
CS-914 needs to be
reset
Turn off the computers; wait five
seconds; then turn the computers back
on.
CS-914 is in Auto
Scan mode or Next/
Last mode
Press the [Spacebar] to exit Auto Scan
mode or Next/Last mode.
Selected port
connects to a
Powered Off
computer
Change the port manually by pressing
the appropriate Port Selection switch.
Resent the Hotkey command selecting
a port that has a Powered On
computer.
Hotkey sequence
input incorrectly
Resent the Hotkey command – press
and release each key in the sequence
individually: [Ctrl] then [Shift] then [Alt]
then the Port ID number, then [Enter].
CS-914 is in Auto
Scan mode or Next/
Last mode
Press the [Spacebar] to exit Auto Scan
mode or Next/Last mode.
Resolution and/or
bandwidth set too
high
The CS-914 supports VGA, SVGA,
Multisync and XGA (interlaced), with
resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 @ 80 Hz.
The maximum bandwidth is 150 MHz.
Cable quality not
good enough
We strongly recommend that you use
high quality cables to eliminate
possible video problems.
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Symptom
Mouse not
detected or
does not
respond
correctly
Possible Causes
Action
Loose cables
Check all mouse cables to make sure
that they are correctly seated in their
ports.
Use of mouse port
adapters
The CS-914 is designed to work only
with PS/2 mice and computers with PS/
2 mouse ports. PS/2 mouse signals
and serial signals are different –
adapters will not convert the signals –
therefore, the computer must be
equipped with a PS/2 mouse port.
Serial mouse ports with PS/2 ports
cannot be used.
Mouse needs to be
reset
Unplug the mouse from the Console
Mouse Port, then plug it back it in.
CS-914 needs to be
reset
Turn off the computers; wait five
seconds; then turn the computers back
on.
Mouse set to serial
mode
Some mice can be set to act as either a
PS/2 or serial mouse. Make sure that
the mouse is set to PS/2.
Incorrect mouse
driver
Check your Device Manager to be sure
that the correct driver for your mouse
(obtained from the manufacturer, or
supplied by the operating system), has
been installed.
Note: Some notebook computers have trouble working with the
CS-914 when their mouse and keyboard ports are used
simultaneously. To avoid this problem, only connect the
mouse port or the keyboard port to the CS-914. If you
connect the mouse port, you will need to use the
notebook’s keyboard when the notebook becomes the
active computer.
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Limited Warranty
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