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Hardware Review (Front View)
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Hardware Installation
Single Station Installation
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KH1508A/KH1516A Cat 5 High-Density KVM Switch
Quick Start Guide
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Printing Date: 03/2013
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5. Firmware Upgrade Port
6. Power LED
7. Station ID LED
Hardware Review (Rear View)
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After the KH1508A / KH1516A is cabled up, you can turn on the power. After it is powered up, you can turn on the
servers.
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Package Contents
(KH1516A)
1 KH1508A or KH1516A Cat 5 High-Density KVM Switch
1 Firmware Upgrade Cable
1 Power Cord
1 Mounting Kit
1 Foot Pad Set (4 pcs.)
1 User Instructions
Important Notice
Considering environmental protection, ATEN does not provide a fully printed user manual for this product. If the
information contained in the Quick Start Guide is not enough for you to configure and operate your product, please visit
our website www.aten.com, and download the full user manual.
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1. Port Selection Pushbuttons
2. Port LEDs
3. Reset Switch
4. Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch
Technical Phone Support
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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1. Power Socket
2. Power Switch
3. Daisy Chain Ports
4. Grounding Terminal
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5. Console Ports
6. KVM Port Section
Note: The front and rear panel views are similar for the KH1508A, the difference being that the
KH1508A has only one row of LED lights (front) and one row of CPU ports (rear)
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Requirements
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Hardware Installation
Rack Mounting
Console
• A VGA, SVGA, or multisync monitor capable of the highest resolution that you will be using on any computer in
the installation
• A PS/2 or USB mouse
• A PS/2 or USB keyboard
The KH1508A / KH1516A can be mounted in a 19" (1U) rack. The mounting brackets can screw into either the front
or the back of the unit so that it can attach to the front or the back of the rack. To rack mount the unit:
1. Remove the screws at the front or the rear, as shown in the diagram below.
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Phillips head hex
M3 x 6
Computers
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The following equipment must be installed on the computers that connect to the KH1508A or KH1516A KVM
ports:
• A VGA, SVGA or multisync port
• A Type A USB port and USB host controller (for USB KVM adapter cable connection, see following section)
- or • 6-pin Mini-DIN keyboard and mouse ports (for PS/2 KVM adapter cable connection, see following section)
KVM Adapter Cables
• Cat 5e/6 cable is required to connect the KH1508A / KH1516A to one of the KVM adapter cables.
• The following KVM adapter cables are required for use with the KH1508A / KH1516A:
Function
Connect to devices with PS/2 ports
Connect to devices with USB ports
Connect to Sun Legacy systems (with 13W3 port)
Connect to Sun USB systems
Connect to serial based devices
1. Ground the KH1508A / KH1516A by connecting one end of the grounding wire to the grounding terminal, and
the other end of the wire to a suitable grounded object.
Note: Do not omit this step. Proper grounding helps to prevent damage to the unit from surges or static
electricity.
2. Plug the console keyboard, monitor, and mouse into the unit’s console ports. The ports are color coded and
marked with icons for easy identification.
Note: You can use any combination of keyboard and mouse connections. For example, you can use a PS/2
keyboard with a USB mouse.
3. Use Cat 5e/6 cable to connect any available KVM port to a KVM adapter cable that is appropriate for the
computer you are installing.
Note: To support a resolution of 1280x1024, the recommended maximum distance between the unit and the
KVM adapter cable is 50 meters.
4. Connect the KVM adapter cable to the computer. Plug the connectors on the KVM adapter cable into the
appropriate ports of the computer you are installing.
5. Plug the female end of the power cord into the KH1508A / KH1516A's power socket; plug the male end into an
AC power source.
Phillips head hex
M3 x 6
2. Screw the mounting brackets into the sides of the unit at the front or the rear, as shown in the diagram below.
Phillips head hex
M3 x 8
Module
KA7920 / KA7520 / KA7120 / KA9520 / KA9120
KA7970 / KA7570 / KA7170 / KA9570 / KA9170
KA9130 / KA7130
KA9170 / KA7170
KA9140
3. Slide the unit into the front or rear of the rack and secure it to the rack.
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Operation
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Hotkey Summary Table
Port Selection
KH1508A / KH1516A installations provide three methods to obtain instant access to any computer on your
installation: Manual, OSD (on-screen display), and Hotkey.
[A] [Enter]
Manual
Manual port selection simply involves pressing the port selection switch that corresponds to the device you
wish to access.
OSD
The On Screen Display (OSD) is a menu driven method to handle computer control and switching
operations. All procedures start from the OSD Main Screen. To display the Main Screen, tap the OSD
hotkey twice. The default hotkey is [Scroll Lock]. You can change the hotkey to the Ctrl key or the Alt key
if you like.
The OSD incorporates a two level (administrator / user) password system.
Before the OSD Main Screen comes up, a login dialog box appears that asks
for a username and password. You must provide a valid username and password in order to continue.
If this is the first time that the OSD is being run, or if the password function has
not been set, simply press [Enter]. The OSD main screen displays in administrator mode. In this mode, you
have administrator privileges, with access to all administrator and user functions, and can set up operations
(including password authorization) as you like
When you invoke the OSD, a screen similar to the one below appears:
To bring the KVM focus to a port, double-click it, or move the highlight bar to it and then press [Enter].
Hotkey
Hotkeys allow you to conveniently provide KVM focus to a particular computer from the keyboard instead
of having to manually select them by pressing port selection switches, or accessing the OSD.
Invoking Hotkey Mode
Number Lock and Minus Keys (Default)
1. Hold down the Num Lock key;
2. Press and release the minus key;
3. Release the Num Lock key:
[Num Lock] + [-]
Control and F12 Keys (Alternate)
1. Hold down the Ctrl key;
2. Press and release the F12 key;
3. Release the Ctrl key:
[Ctrl] + [F12]
[Num Lock] + [-] or
[Ctrl] + [F12]
Invokes Auto Scan mode.
When Auto Scan mode is in effect, [P] or left-click
pauses auto-scanning.
When auto-scanning is paused, pressing any key or
another left-click resumes auto-scanning.
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Specification
Function
Computer
Connections
Direct
Max.
Port Selection
[B]
Toggles the Beeper On or Off.
[Esc] or [Spacebar]
Exits hotkey mode.
[F1]
Sets Operating System to Windows
[F2]
Sets Operating System to Mac
[F3]
Sets Operating System to Sun
Daisy Chain
[F5]
Performs a keyboard / mouse reset on the target
computer.
F/W Upgrade
[H]
Toggles the Hotkey invocation keys.
Port Selection
[Port ID] [Enter]
Switches access to the computer that corresponds to
that Port ID.
KVM Reset
[R] [Enter]
Administrator only hotkey. It returns the switch’s
settings to their default values.
[T]
Toggles the OSD Hotkey between [Ctrl] [Ctrl] and
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock].
[←]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the current port to
the first accessible port previous to it.
[→]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the current port to
the next accessible port.
[↑]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the current port to
the last accessible port of the previous Station.
[↓]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the current port to
the first accessible port of the next Station.
Keyboard
Console
KH1516A
8
16
256
512
(via Daisy Chain)
(via Daisy Chain)
OSD (On Screen Display);
Hotkeys; Pushbuttons
1 x 6-pin Mini-DIN Female (Purple)
1 x USB Type A Female (White)
Video
Mouse
Connectors
KH1508A
KVM Ports
1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue)
1 x 6-pin Mini-DIN Female(Green)
1 x USB Type A Female (White)
8 x RJ-45 Female
In
Out
1 x DB-25 Female (Black)
1 x DB-25 Male (Black)
1 x RJ-11 Female (Black)
Power
Switches
1 x 3-Prong AC socket
8 x Pushbutton
1 x Slide
Power
LEDs
Emulation
1 x Rocker
On Line
8 (Green)
Selected
8 (Orange)
Power
16 (Orange)
Station ID
1 x 2 Digit 7-segment (Orange)
Keyboard
PS/2; USB
Mouse
PS/2; USB
1–255 sec.
1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz (40 m with KA7xx Adapter
Cable) 1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz (50 m with KA7xx
Adapter Cable)
Video
I/P Rating
100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz; 1A
Power Consumption
120V/5.8W; 230V/6W
Operating Temp.
Physical Properties
16 (Green)
1 (Blue)
Scan Interval
Environment
16 x Pushbutton
1 x Recessed pushbutton
F/W Upgrade
Port
16 x RJ-45 Female
120V/5.9W; 230V/6.1W
0–40o C
Storage Temp.
-20–60o C
Humidity
0–80% RH, Non-condensing
Housing
Metal
Weight
Dimensions(L x W x H)
2.74 kg
2.77 kg
43.30 x 16.00 x 4.40 cm