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User Manual
CS-62A
Read this guide thoroughly and follow the installation and operation
procedures carefully in order to prevent any damage to the unit and/or
any devices that connect to it.
This package contains:
M 1 CS-62A Two Port Petite KVM Switch with Attached Cables
M 1 User Manual
If anything is damaged or missing, contact your dealer.
© Copyright 2003 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-1212-2AT
Printed in Taiwan 06/2003
All brand names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective owners.
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Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and
used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
M Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna;
M Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver;
M Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that which the receiver is connected;
M Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television
technician for help.
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Overview
The CS-62A Petite KVM Switch is a control unit that allows
access to two computers from a single console (keyboard,
monitor, and mouse). Before the development of the CS-62A,
the only way to control multiple computer configurations from a
single console was through a complex and costly network
system. Now, with the CS-62A Petite KVM Switch, you can
easily access two computers in a cost effective manner.
The CS-62A improves on previous models with a 50% smaller
footprint and attached custom KVM cables, resulting in a neat
and tidy workspace and trouble-free installation.
Recognizing the increased importance of sound, the CS-62A is
speaker enabled. You can listen to the audio output of both
computers (one at a time) on a single set of speakers.
Setup is fast and easy; plugging cables into their ports is all that
is entailed. The KVM focus is toggled between the computers
by means of simple Hotkey combinations entered from the
keyboard.
There is no software to configure, no installation routines, and
no incompatibility problems. Since the CS-62A 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
CS-62A installation. By allowing a single console to manage
both computers, the CS-62A eliminates the expense of
purchasing a separate keyboard, monitor, and mouse for each.
Additionally, it saves 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
M One console controls two computers
M Compact design features two attached KVM (keyboard,
video, mouse, and speaker) cables
M Speaker enabled
M Easy to install - no software required - connecting cables to
the computers is all it takes
M Easy to operate - computer selection via Hotkeys - Auto
Scan function to monitor computer operation
M Hot pluggable - add or remove computers for maintenance
without powering down the switch
M LED display for easy status monitoring
M Keyboard and mouse emulation for error free computer
booting
M Supports Microsoft IntelliMouse and the scrolling wheel on
most mice
M Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock states are saved and
restored when switching
M Superior video quality - up to 2048 x 1536; DDC2B
M Compatible with all operating platforms
M Non-powered
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Hardware Requirements
Console
M A VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitor capable of the highest
resolution that you will be using on any computer in the
installation
M A PS/2 Style Mouse
M A PS/2 Keyboard
Computers
The following equipment must be installed on each computer
that is to be connected to the system:
M A VGA, SVGA or Multisync card.
M A 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) mouse port.
M A 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2 Style) keyboard port.
Cables
For optimum signal integrity and to simplify the layout, two highquality 4-in-1 CS Custom KVM cables have been designed into
the CS-62A Petite KVM Switch. There is no need for a separate
cable purchase.
Note: The KVM cables have PS/2 style keyboard and mouse
connectors. The CS-62A does not support AT
keyboards or serial mice.
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Front View
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4
1. Port LEDs
A LED lights to indicate its corresponding port is the one that
has the KVM focus. Depending on the port’s status, the LED
may flash according to a specific pattern (see the LED
Display Table, p. 8, for details).
2. KVM Cables
These 4-in-1 cables connect to the the keyboard, video,
mouse, and audio ports on the computers you are installing
(see the diagram on p. 6).
3. Speaker Jack
The cable from your speakers plugs in here.
4. Console Ports
Your keyboard, monitor, and mouse plug in here. Each port
is marked with an appropriate icon to indicate itself.
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Installation
1. Before you begin, 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. Otherwise, the switch will receive power
from the computer.
2. To prevent damage to your equipment, make sure
that all devices you will be connecting up are
properly grounded.
Refer to the Installation diagram on the next page as you
perform the following steps:
1. Plug your keyboard, monitor, and mouse into the appropriate
Console ports of the CS-62A Petite KVM Switch. Each port is
labeled with an appropriate icon to indicate itself.
2. (Optional) Plug your speakers into the CS-62A’s speaker
jack.
3. Plug the attached KVM cables’ keyboard, monitor, mouse,
and speaker connectors into their respective ports on the
computers you are installing.
4. Turn on the power to the computers.
Note: The CS-62A’s Power On default is to link to the first
computer you turn on.
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Operation
Accessing both of your computers from a single console could
not be easier. The CS-62A uses Hotkey combinations to
provide KVM focus to the computers. The Hotkey combinations
allow you to:
M Select the Active Port
M Invoke Auto Scan Mode
M Set the Auto Scan Time Interval
Selecting the Active Port
You can toggle the KVM focus between the two computers by
pressing and releasing the Scroll Lock key twice:
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]
Auto Scan Mode
The CS-62A’s Auto Scan feature automatically switches the
KVM focus between the two computers at regular intervals so
that you can monitor their activity without having to take the
trouble of switching yourself. The default time interval is 5
seconds. To invoke Auto Scan Mode:
Press and release the Left Shift key; then press and release the
Right Shift key:
[Left Shift] [Right Shift]
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, ordinary keyboard
and mouse functions are suspended. You must exit Auto
Scan Mode by pressing the [Spacebar] in order to regain
normal control of their use.
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Changing the Scan Interval
Before you invoke Auto Scanning you can change the amount
of time Auto Scan dwells on each port. To do so, use the
following Hotkey combination.
[Left shift] [Right shift] [S] [n]
Where n represents a number from 1 to 4 that specifies the
desired scan interval time, as shown in the table below:
n
Scan Interval
[1]
3 secs
[2]
5 secs
[3]
10 secs
[4]
20 secs
Note: You must press and release the keys one at a time.
LED Display Table
Activity
Indication
Off
Port is not selected.
On (Steady)
Port is connected to an active computer.
Flashing (On and Off equal) Port is connected to an active computer and is
being accessed in Auto Scan mode.
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Specifications
Function
Specification
Computer Connections
2
Port Selection
Hot Keys
LEDs
Selected
2
Console Ports
Keyboard
1 x 6 pin mini-DIN female (purple)
Mouse
1 x 6 pin mini-DIN female (green)
Video
1 x HDB-15 female (blue)
Audio
1 x Earphone Jack
CPU Connectors Keyboard
2 x 6 pin mini-DIN male (purple)
Mouse
2 x 6 pin mini-DIN male (green)
Video
2 x HDB-15 male (blue)
Audio
2 x Earphone plugs
Scan Interval
3, 5, 10, 20 Seconds
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536; DDC2B
Environment
Operating Temperature: 0 - 50o C
Storage Temperature: -20 - 60o C
Humidity: 0 - 80% RH Noncondensing
Housing
Plastic
Weight
.41 Kg
Dimensions (L x W x H)
12.0 x 4.9 x 2.5 cm
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Keyboard Not
Responding1
Pressing Hot
Keys Gets No
Response.2
Mouse Not
Detected, or
Does Not
Respond
Correctly.2
Possible Cause
Action
Loose cables.
Check all keyboard cable connections
to make sure they are completely
seated in their sockets.
Keyboard needs to be
reset.
Unplug the keyboard from the Console
Keyboard Port, then plug it back in.
Switch needs to be
reset
Turn off the computers. Unplug the
KVM cables. Wait five seconds; then
plug the cables back in and turn the
computers on.
Switch is in Auto Scan
Mode.
Press the [Spacebar] to exit Auto Scan
Mode.
Selected port
Resend the Hotkey command
connects to a
selecting a port that has a powered On
powered Off computer. computer attached.
Hotkey sequence
input incorrectly.
Resend the Hotkey command - press
and release each key in the sequence
individually.
Switch is in Auto Scan
Mode.
Press the [Spacebar] to exit Auto Scan
Mode.
Loose cables.
Check all mouse cable connections to
make sure they are completely seated
in their sockets.
Use of Mouse Port
Adapters
This unit is designed to only work with
PS/2 mice and computers with PS/2
type mouse ports. Serial mouse ports
with adapters cannot be used.
Mouse needs to be
reset.
Unplug the mouse from the Console
Mouse Port, then plug it back in.
(Table continues on the next page.)
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Symptom
Mouse Not
Detected, or
Does Not
Respond
Correctly2
Video
Problems
Possible Cause
Action
Switch needs to be
reset.
Turn off the computers and unplug the
KVM cables. Wait five seconds; then
plug the cables back in and turn the
computers on.
Mouse set to Serial
Mode.
Some mice can be set to act as either
a PS/2 or serial mouse. Make sure the
mouse is set to PS/2 mode.
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.
Resolution and/or
Bandwidth set too
high.
Select a lower resolution and/or
bandwidth.
1
The unit is designed to work with PS/2 keyboards. XT (84
key) and AT keyboards will not work.
2
Some Notebooks, notably the IBM Thinkpad and Toshiba
Tecra, have trouble when their mouse and keyboard ports
are used simultaneously. To avoid this, only connect the
mouse port or the keyboard port. 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
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DIRECT VENDOR’S LIABILITY EXCEED
THE PRICE PAID 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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Notes:
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