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ATEN CS1784 User manual
USB 2.0 KVMP Switch with OSD
CS1732B / CS1734B
User Manual
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CS1732B / CS1734B User Manual
FCC Information
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:
Š Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna;
Š Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver;
Š Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
which the receiver is connected;
Š Consult the dealer/an experienced radio/television technician for help.
RoHS
This product is RoHS compliant.
SJ/T 11364-2006
The following contains information that relates to China.
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User Information
Online Registration
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Telephone Support
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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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Package Contents
The CS1732B / CS1734B USB 2.0 KVMP Switch with OSD package
consists of:
Š 1 CS1732B / CS1734B KVMP Switch
Š 2 Custom USB KVM Cable Sets (CS1732B)
Š 4 Custom USB KVM Cable Sets (CS1734B)
Š 1 USB-to-PS/2 Converter
Š 1 Firmware Upgrade Cable
Š 1 Power Adapter
Š 1 User Manual*
Š 1 Quick Start Guide
Š 2 OSD/Hotkey Stickers
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 CS1732B / CS1734B since this manual
was printed. Please visit our website to download the most up-to-date version
of the manual.
© Copyright 2008 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-0233-3ATG
Printing Date: 2008-12-12
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 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
RoHS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
SJ/T 11364-2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
User Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Online Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Telephone Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
User Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Package Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
About this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .viii
Product Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .viii
1. Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Operating System Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
CS1732B / CS1734B Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
CS1732B / CS1734B Rear View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2. Hardware Setup
Cable Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3. Basic Operation
Port Switching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Manual Port Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Mouse Port Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Hot Plugging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Powering Off and Restarting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Port ID Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Alternative Manual Port Selection Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
4. Keyboard Port Operation
Hotkey Port Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Invoking Hotkey Setting Mode (HSM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Alternate HSM Invocation Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Selecting the Active Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Going Directly to a Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Auto Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Setting the Scan Interval:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Invoking Auto Scan:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Skip Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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Video DynaSync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
List Hotkey Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
USB Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Invoking the OSD / Alternate OSD Invocation Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
OSD / Hotkey Stickers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Hotkey Summary Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
5. OSD Operation
OSD Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
OSD Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
OSD Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
OSD Main Screen Headings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
OSD Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
F1: KVM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
F2: USB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
F3: AUDIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
F4: SCAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
F6: SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
F7: PN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
6. Keyboard Emulation
Mac Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Sun Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
7. The Firmware Upgrade Utility
Before you Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Starting the Upgrade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Upgrade Succeeded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Upgrade Failed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Shorting the Mainboard Jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
CS1732B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
CS1734B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Appendix
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Pushbuttons and Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
About SPHD Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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About this Manual
This User Manual is provided to help you get the most from your 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 CS1732B / CS1734B system.
Its purpose, features and benefits are presented, and its front and back panel
components are described.
Chapter 2, Hardware Setup, describes how to set up your installation.
Diagrams showing the necessary steps are provided.
Chapter 3, Basic Operation, explains the fundamental concepts involved
in operating the CS1732B / CS1734B.
Chapter 4, Keyboard Port Operation, details all of the concepts and
procedures involved in the keyboard port Hotkey operation of your CS1732B /
CS1734B installation.
Chapter 5, OSD Operation, provides a complete description of the
CS1732B / CS1734B's OSD (On Screen Display), and how to work with it.
Chapter 6, Keyboard Emulation, provides tables that list the PC to Mac
and PC to Sun keyboard emulation mappings.
Chapter 7, The Firmware Upgrade Utility, explains how to use this
utility to upgrade the CS1732B / CS1734B's firmware with the latest available
versions.
An Appendix, provides specifications and other technical information
regarding the CS1732B / CS1734B.
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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
example), that comes next. For example, Start → Run means to
open the Start menu, and then select Run.
Indicates critical information.
Product Information
For information about all ATEN products and how they can help you connect
without limits, visit ATEN on the Web or contact an ATEN Authorized
Reseller. Visit ATEN on the Web for a list of locations and telephone numbers
Š International – http://www.aten.com
Š North America – http://www.aten-usa.com
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Overview
The CS1732B / CS1734B are two- and four-port KVMP Switches combined
with a two-port USB 2.0 hub. As KVM switches, they allow users to access
two and four computers from a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse console.
The CS1732B / CS1734B improves on previous designs by giving the user a
choice of either transferring keyboard and mouse data to the computers via a
USB connection, or with the traditional PS/2 connection. If a USB connection
is used, the CS1732B / CS1734B's integrated two-port USB hub is available for
each computer to access any peripherals connected to the hub on a one-at-atime basis.
The included USB to PS/2 converter permits flexible configurations for the
keyboard and mouse: USB keyboard and USB mouse; PS/2 keyboard and USB
mouse; or PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse.
The CS1732B / CS1734B's asynchronous switching feature allows independent
switching of the KVM, USB hub, and audio focus. If you wish, you can give one
computer the KVM console focus, another the USB hub focus, while a third has
the audio focus. You can work on a spreadsheet on one computer, for example,
while you print from a second computer at the same time, thus eliminating the
need to purchase separate USB hubs or peripheral sharers.
Recognizing the importance of sound, the CS1732B / CS1734B is 2.1 channel
surround sound audio enabled. A single microphone can provide audio input to
each of the computers, and you can listen to the audio output of each computer
on a single set of speakers (on a one-at-a-time basis).
Setup is fast and easy; simply plug cables into their appropriate ports. There is
no software to configure, no installation routines, and no incompatibility
problems. Since the CS1732B / CS1734B intercepts keyboard input directly, it
works on multiple operating platforms (PC compatible, Mac*, Sun*, etc.).
There are four convenient methods to access the computers: pushbutton port
selection switches located on the unit's front panel; an OSD (On Screen
Display) selection panel; Hotkey combinations entered from the keyboard; and
an innovative new mouse port-switching feature that allows you cycle through
the ports using the mouse alone.
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Since a single console manages all of the computers, the CS1732B / CS1734B
installation: 1) eliminates the expense of having to purchase separate console
components for each computer; 2) saves all the space those extra components
would take up; 3) saves on energy costs; and 4) eliminates the inconvenience
and wasted effort involved in constantly moving from one computer to another.
* For PC compatible computers. Mac and Sun computers must use the USB
cable connection (see Cables, page 4).
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Features
Š 2/4-port KVMP switch with USB 2.0 support and 2.1 channel surround
sound audio
Š One console controls 2 (CS1732B ) or 4 (CS1734B ) computers and two
additional USB devices
Š 2-port USB 2.0 hub built in
Š USB 2.0 compliant
Š Dual interface – supports computers with PS/2 or USB keyboard and
mouse configurations
Š Audio-enabled – full bass response provides a rich experience for 2.1
channel surround sounds systems
Š Console audio ports on front panel for easy access – ideal for IP phone use
Š Supports both USB and PS/2 keyboards and mice – flexible configurations
available with the included USB to PS/2 converter: USB keyboard and
mouse; PS/2 keyboard and mouse; or PS/2 keyboard and USB mouse*
Š Independent switching of KVM, USB, and Audio focus
Š Superior video quality; 2048 x 1536; DDC2B.
Š Supports widescreen resolutions
Š Computer selection via front panel pushbuttons, OSD (On Screen
Display), hotkeys, and mouse
Š Multiplatform support – Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Linux, Mac, and Sun
Š Console mouse port emulation / bypass feature supports full mouse driver
and multifunction mice
Š Video DynaSync – stores the console monitor’s EDID (Extended Display
Identification Data) to optimize display resolution
Š Complete keyboard emulation for error free booting
Š Sun/Mac keyboard support and emulation*
Š Auto Scan Mode for monitoring all computers
Š LED display for easy status monitoring
Š Easy installation – no software required
*
1. PC keyboard combinations emulate Sun/Mac keyboards
2. Sun/Mac keyboards only work with their own computers
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Requirements
Console
Š A VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitor capable of the highest resolution
that you will be using on any computer in the installation.
Š A USB mouse
Š A USB keyboard
Note: A PS/2 keyboard and mouse can used by using the converter included
in the package
Computer
The following equipment must be installed on each computer:
Š A VGA, SVGA or Multisync card.
Š USB Type A port, or PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports.
Cables
Only cable sets specifically designed to work with this switch may be used to
link to the computers. Two 1.2 m cables sets are provided with the CS1732B
package. Four (two 1.2 m and two 1.8 m) cable sets are provided with the
CS1734B package. They use the USB to transfer the keyboard and mouse input
from your console to the computer.
Both switches also support computers that use PS/2 connectors to transfer
keyboard and mouse data. Cable sets with PS/2 connectors, as well as longer
cable sets are available from your dealer. See the following table for details:
Connector
Cable Length
USB
1.2 m
2L-5301U
Part Number
USB
1.8 m
2L-5302U
USB
3m
2L-5303U
USB
5m
2L-5305U
PS/2
1.2 m
2L-5301P
PS/2
1.8 m
2L-5302P
Note: The CS1732B / CS1734B's USB hub function only works with USB
cable set connections. It will not work with PS/2 cable set
connections.
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Operating System Support
Supported operating systems are shown in the table, below:
OS
Windows
Linux*
UNIX
Novell
Version
2000 and higher
RedHat
7.1 and higher; Fedora Core 2 and higher
SuSE
9.0 and higher
Mandriva (Mandrake)
9.0 and higher
AIX
4.3 and higher
FreeBSD
4.2 and higher
Sun
Solaris 9 and higher
Netware
5.0 and higher
Mac
OS 9.0 and higher
DOS
6.22 and higher
Note: Supports Linux Kernel 2.6 and higher.
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CS1732B / CS1734B Front View
1&2
USB 2.0
USB 2.0 / OSD
3
4
1&2
K/M RESET
USB 2.0
USB 2.0 / OSD
3
6
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No.
1
Component
Description
Port
Pressing a front panel pushbutton brings the focus to the
Selection
computer attached to its corresponding port.
Pushbuttons
There are two settings for Front Panel Pushbutton Switching
Operation: MODE 1 (Default Setting) and MODE 2 (Alternative
Setting). The F6:SET function in the OSD allows you choose
between these two settings. See F6: SET, page 31.
For full details of the MODE 1 (Default) and MODE 2
(Alternative) Front Panel Pushbutton Switching Operation
settings, see BUTTON SETTINGS, page 32.
2
Port LEDs
The Port LEDs are built into the Port Selection Switches. The
upper ones are the KVM Port LEDs; the lower ones are the
USB LEDs:
KVM:
Š Lights DIM ORANGE to indicate that the
computer attached to its corresponding port is up
and running (On Line).
Š Changes to BRIGHT ORANGE to indicate that
the computer attached to its corresponding port is
the one that has the KVM focus (Selected).
Š Flashes to indicate that the computer attached to
its corresponding port is being accessed under
Auto Scan mode.
USB:
Š Lights DIM GREEN to indicate that there is a
USB cable connection to the computer attached
to its corresponding port. Does not light if there is
no USB connection to the computer.
Š Changes to BRIGHT GREEN to indicate that the
computer attached to its corresponding port is the
one that has access to the USB peripherals.
3
Console
Connectors
(Audio)
Your main console microphone and speakers plus in
here.These audio ports have priority over the ports in the rear
panel.
4
USB 2.0
Peripheral
Port
USB peripherals (printers, scanners, etc.) can plug into either
port.
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CS1732B / CS1734B Rear View
1
2
USB 2.0
.
3
1
4
5
2
USB 2.0
.
CPU 4
3
8
4
CPU 3
CPU 2
5
CPU 1
1. Introduction
No.
Component
Description
1
Firmware
Upgrade Port
The Firmware Upgrade Cable that transfers the firmware
upgrade data to the CS1732B / CS1734B plugs in here. See
The Firmware Upgrade Utility, page 37 for details.
2
USB 2.0
USB 2.0 peripherals (printers, scanners, etc.) can plug into
Peripheral Port this port.
3
Power Jack
The power adapter cable plugs into this jack.
4
Console Port
Section
The cables from your USB keyboard and mouse, monitor,
microphone and speakers plug in here. Each connector is
marked with an appropriate icon to indicate itself.
5
KVM Port
Section
The cables that link the switch to your computers plug in
here. Each KVM port is comprised of a microphone jack,
speaker jack, and KVM data connector.
Note: The shape of these connectors has been specifically modified so that
only KVM cables designed to work with this switch can plug in (see
Cables, page 4 for details). Do NOT attempt to use ordinary 15-pin
VGA connector cables to link these ports to the computers.
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Chapter 2
Hardware Setup
1. Important safety information regarding the placement of this
device is provided on page 41. Please review it before proceeding.
2. Make sure that the power to all devices connected to the
installation are turned off. You must unplug the power cords of
any computers that have the Keyboard Power On function
Cable Connection
To set up your CS1732B / CS1734B installation, refer to the installation
diagram on the following pages, and do the following:
1. Plug your USB keyboard and USB mouse into the USB Ports located on
the unit's back panel.
2. Plug your monitor into the Console monitor port located on the unit's rear
panel and power on the monitor.
Note: Two stickers showing OSD/Hotkey combinations, one for the
keyboard and one for the Console monitor, have been provided with
the CS1732B / CS1734B package. See OSD / Hotkey Stickers,
page 25 for details.
3. Plug your main microphone and speakers into the Console microphone
and 2.1 surround sound speaker jacks located on the unit's front panel. The
microphone and speakers plugged into this panel have priority over those
plugged into the back panel.
4. Using a KVM cable set (provided with this package), plug the custom
SPHD connector into any available KVM Port on the switch and plug the
accompanying microphone and speaker connectors into the KVM Port's
microphone and speaker jacks.
Note: 1. The connectors and jacks are color coded and marked with an
appropriate icon for easy installation.
2. Be sure that all the plugs are in the same KVM Port sockets (all
in Port 1, all in Port 2, etc.).
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5. At the other end of the cable:
a) For a PS/2 connection (see page 13), plug the keyboard, mouse, video,
microphone and speaker cables into their respective ports on the
computer.
b) For a USB connection (see page 13), plug the USB, video, microphone
and speaker cables into their respective ports on the computer.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for any other computers you are connecting up.
6. Plug the power adapter that came with your switch into an AC power
source, then plug the power adapter cable into the switch's Power Jack.
7. Plug your USB peripherals into the USB hub sections on the front and
back panels.
8. Turn on the power to the computers
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Chapter 3
Basic Operation
This chapter explains the fundamental concepts involved in operating the
CS1732B / CS1734B.
Port Switching
There are four convenient methods to access the computers: Manual – which
involves pressing the port selection pushbuttons located on the unit’s front
panel; Mouse – which involves double-clicking the mouse scroll wheel;
Keyboard Port Hotkey – which involves entering combinations from the
keyboard (see Chapter 4, Keyboard Port Operation); and OSD – which
involves using the CS1732B / CS1734B’s On Screen Display (see Chapter
5, OSD Operation.).
Manual Port Selection
For manual port selection:
Š Press and release a port selection pushbutton to bring the KVM focus to
the computer attached to its corresponding port. The USB and Audio focus
do not change – they stay with the port that they are already on.
Š Press a port selection pushbutton twice to bring the audio focus to the
computer attached to its corresponding port.
Š Press and hold a port selection pushbutton for more than 2 seconds to
bring the KVM focus plus the USB and Audio focus to the computer
attached to its corresponding port.
Š Press and hold port selection pushbuttons 1 and 2 simultaneously for 2
seconds to start Auto Scan Mode. See page 13, for details.
Note: Press and release either port selection pushbutton to stop Auto Scan
Mode. The KVM focus goes to the computer attached to the
corresponding port of the pushbutton you pressed.
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Mouse Port Selection
The mouse port-switching function, which allows you to select a port using the
mouse, is a new feature of the latest CS1732B / CS1734B. Simply double-click
the scroll wheel on the mouse to switch between ports. The mouse portswitching function allows you to cycle through the ports in sequential order –
1 to 2, 2 to 1 for the CS1732B; 1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4, 4 to 1 for the CS1734B.
Note: The default setting for the mouse port-switching function is OFF. To
enable the mouse port-switching function, use the OSD. See Table ,
“MOUSE SWITCHING FUNCTION,” on page 33
Hot Plugging
The CS1732B / CS1734B supports USB hot plugging – components can be
removed and added back into the installation by unplugging their cables from
the USB hub ports without the need to shut the unit down.
Powering Off and Restarting
If it becomes necessary to Power Off the unit, before starting it back up you
must do the following:
1. Shut down all the computers that are attached to the switch.
2. Unplug the switch’s power adapter cable.
3. Wait 10 seconds, then plug the switch’s power adapter cable back in.
4. After the switch is up, Power On the computers.
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Port ID Numbering
Each KVM port on the CS1732B / CS1734B switch is assigned a port number
(1, 2, 3, or 4). The port numbers are marked on the rear panel of the switch (see
CS1784 Rear View, page 6, for details).
The Port ID of a computer is derived from the KVM port number it is
connected to. For example, a computer connected to KVM port 2 has a Port ID
of 2.
The Port ID is used to specify which computer gets the KVM USB peripheral,
and audio focus with the Hotkey port selection method (see Port Switching,
page 11, for details).
Alternative Manual Port Selection Settings
Changing the OSD settings will invoke the alternative front panel pushbutton
manual port selection settings as follows (see Table , “BUTTON SETTINGS,”
on page 32):
Š Press a port selection pushbutton once to bring the KVM, Audio and USB
focus simultaneously to the computer attached to its corresponding port.
Š Press a port selection pushbutton twice to bring the Audio focus to the
computer attached to its corresponding port (in 2 secs).
Š Press and hold a port selection pushbutton for longer than two seconds to
bring only the KVM ficus to the computer attached to its corresponding
port.
Š Press and hold port selection pushbuttons 1 and 2 simultaneously for 2
seconds to start Auto Scan Mode. See also Auto Scanning, page 22 and
F4: SCAN, page 30)
Š Press port selection pushbuttons 3 and 4 simultaneously for 2 seconds to
perform a keyboard and mouse reset (CS1734B only).
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Chapter 4
Keyboard Port Operation
This chapter details the concepts and procedures involved in the keyboard port
Hotkey operation of your CS1732B / CS1734B installation; hotkey operation
within the OSD is discussed in the previous chapter, OSD Operation.
Hotkey Port Control
Hotkey Port Control allows you to provide KVM focus to a particular computer
directly from the keyboard. The CS1732B / CS1734B provides the following
Hotkey Port Control features:
Š Selecting the Active Port
Š Auto Scanning
Š Skip Mode Switching
Invoking Hotkey Setting Mode (HSM)
All Hotkey operations begin by invoking Hotkey Setting Mode. Invoking
Hotkey Setting Mode (HSM) takes three steps:
1. Hold down the Num Lock key;
2. Press and release the minus key;
3. Release the Num Lock key:
[Num Lock] + [-];
When HSM is active:
Š The Caps Lock and Scroll Lock LEDs flash in succession to indicate so.
They stop flashing and revert to normal status when you exit Hotkey
Mode.
Š Ordinary keyboard and mouse functions are suspended – only Hotkey
compliant keystrokes (described in the sections that follow), can be input.
Pressing [Esc] or [SpaceBar] exits HSM.
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Alternate HSM Invocation Keys
An alternate set of HSM invocation keys is provided in case the default set
conflicts with programs running on the computers.
To switch to the alternate HSM invocation set, do the following:
1. Invoke HSM (see page 19).
2. Press and release [H].
The HSM invocation keys become the Ctrl key (instead of Num Lock) and
the F12 key (instead of minus).
Note: This procedure is a toggle between the two methods. To revert back
to the original HSM invocation keys, invoke HSM, then press and
release the H key again.
Selecting the Active Port
Each KVM port is assigned a Port ID (see , page 14). You can directly access
any computer on the installation with a Hotkey combination that specifies the
Port ID of the KVM Port that the computer is connected to. The steps involved
are:
1. Invoke HSM (see page 19)
2. Key in the Port ID
3. Press [Enter]
After you press [Enter], the KVM focus switches to the designated
computer and you automatically exit HSM.
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Going Directly to a Port
Hotkey
Action
[Num Lock] + [-]
[Enter]
Brings the KVM, USB hub, and audio focus from the port that currently
has the KVM focus to the next port on the installation (1 to 2; 2 to 1 for
the CS1732B; 1 to 2; 2 to 3; 3 to 4; 4 to 1 for the CS1734B).
Note: The KVM, USB hub, and audio focus all go to this port even if
they were on different ports to begin with.
[Num Lock] + [-] [K]
[Enter]
Brings only the KVM focus from the port that currently has it to the next
port on the installation. The USB hub and audio focus remain where
they are.
[Num Lock] + [-] [U]
[Enter]
Brings only the USB hub focus from the port that currently has it to the
next port on the installation. The KVM and audio focus remain where
they are.
[Num Lock] + [-] [S]
[Enter]
Brings only the audio focus from the port that currently has it to the next
port on the installation. The KVM and USB hub focus remain where they
are.
[Num Lock] + [-] [n]
[Enter]
Brings the KVM, USB hub, and the audio focus to the computer
attached to the port corresponding to the specified Port ID.
Note: The KVM, USB hub, and audio focus all go to this port even if
they were on different ports to begin with.
[Num Lock] + [-] [n] [K] Brings only the KVM focus to the computer attached to the specified
port. The USB hub and audio focus remain where they are.
[Enter]
[Num Lock] + [-] [n]
[U] [Enter]
Brings only the USB hub focus to the computer attached to the
specified port. The KVM and audio focus remain where they are.
[Num Lock] + [-] [n] [S] Brings only the audio focus to the computer attached to the specified
port. The KVM and USB hub focus remain where they are.
[Enter]
[Num Lock] + [-] [n] [K] Brings the KVM and USB hub focus to the computer attached to the
specified port. The audio focus remains where it is.
[U] [Enter]
[Num Lock] + [-] [n] [K] Brings the KVM and audio focus to the computer attached to the
specified port. The USB hub focus remains where it is.
[S] [Enter]
[Num Lock] + [-] [n]
[U] [S] [Enter]
Brings the USB hub and audio focus to the computer attached to the
specified port. The KVM focus remains where it is.
[Num Lock] + [-] [n] [K] Brings the KVM, USB hub, and the audio focus to the computer
attached to the port corresponding to the specified Port ID.
[S] [U] [Enter]
Note: This is the same action as [Num Lock] + [-] [n] [Enter]
Note: The n stands for the computer’s Port ID number (1, 2, 3, 4). Replace the
n with the appropriate Port ID when entering hotkey combinations.
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Auto Scanning
Auto Scan automatically switches among all the active KVM Ports that are
accessible to the currently logged on User at regular intervals, so that he can
monitor their activity automatically. See the following table below for details:
Hotkey
[Num Lock] + [-] [A]
[Enter]
Action
Starts Auto Scan. The KVM focus cycles from port to port at 5
second intervals.
[Num Lock] + [-] [A] [n] Starts Auto Scan. The KVM focus cycles from port to port at n
[Enter]
second intervals.
Note: The n stands for the number of seconds that the CS1732B / CS1734B
should dwell on a port before moving on to the next. Replace the n with
a number between 1 and 255 when entering this hotkey combination.
Setting the Scan Interval:
The amount of time Auto Scan dwells on each port can also be set with the Scan
Duration setting of the OSD F6 SET function (see F6: SET, page 31).
Invoking Auto Scan:
To start Auto Scanning, key in the following Hotkey combination:
1. Invoke HSM (see page 19)
2. Press [A]. After you press A, you automatically exit HSM, and enter Auto
Scan Mode.
Š While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard and mouse
functions are suspended – only Auto Scan Mode compliant keystrokes
can be input. You must exit Auto Scan Mode in order to regain normal
control of the console.
3. To exit Auto Scan Mode press [Esc] or [Spacebar]. Auto Scanning stops
when you exit Auto Scan Mode.
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Skip Mode
This feature allows you to switch between computers in order to monitor them
manually. You can dwell on a particular port for as long or as little as you like
– as opposed to Auto Scanning, which automatically switches after a fixed
interval. To invoke Skip Mode, key in the following Hotkey combination:
1. Invoke HSM (see page 19).
2. Key in [Arrow]
Š Where [Arrow] refers to one of the Arrow keys. After you press
[Arrow], you automatically exit Hotkey Mode, and enter Skip Mode
where you can switch ports as follows:
←
Skips from the current port to the first accessible port previous to it.
→
Skips from the current port to the next accessible port.
↑
Skips from the current port to the last accessible port of the previous
Station.
↓
Skips from the current port to the first accessible port of the next
Station.
Š Once you are in Skip Mode, you can keep on skipping by pressing the
Arrow keys. You don't have to use the [NumLock] + [-] combination
again.
Š While Skip Mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard and mouse functions
are suspended – only Skip Mode compliant keystrokes can be input.
You must exit Skip Mode in order to regain normal control of the
console.
3. To exit Skip Mode, press [Esc] or [Spacebar].
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Video DynaSync
To invoke Video DynaSync so the CS1732B / CS1734B stores the console
monitor’s EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) to optimize display
resolution, do the following:
1. Invoke HSM (see page 19).
2. Press [D].
List Hotkey Settings
To see a list of the current hotkey settings, do the following:
1. Open a text editor or word processor and place the cursor in the page
window.
2. Invoke HSM (see page 19).
3. Press and release [F4] to display the settings.
USB Reset
If the USB loses focus and needs to be reset, do the following:
1. Invoke HSM (see page 19).
2. Press and release [F5].
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Invoking the OSD / Alternate OSD Invocation Keys
The OSD invocation keys (see OSD Overview, page 27) can be changed from
tapping the Scroll Lock key twice ([Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]) to tapping the
Ctrl key twice. To change the OSD invocation keys, do the following:
1. Invoke HSM (see page 19).
2. Press and release [T].
Note: This procedure is a toggle between the two methods. To revert back
to the original [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] method, invoke HSM,
then press and release the T key again.
OSD / Hotkey Stickers
Two stickers showing the combinations to invoke HSM, in both Keyboard Port
and OSD operation, have been provided with the CS1732B / CS1734B package.
These can be placed in convenient locations, such as on your keyboard or
Console monitor, for easy reference.
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Hotkey Summary Table
[Num Lock] + [-]
[Enter]
Brings the KVM, USB hub, and audio focus from
the port that currently has the KVM focus to the
next port on the installation.
[Port ID]
[Enter]
Switches access to the computer that corresponds
to that Port ID.
[K] or [U] or
[S] [Enter]
Brings only the KVM or USB hub or audio focus
from the port that currently has it to the next port
on the installation.
[Port ID] [K] or Brings the KVM or USB hub or audio focus to the
[U] or [S]
computer attached to the corresponding port.
[A] [n]
Sets the Auto Scan interval to n seconds – where
n is a number from 1–255.
[A]
Invokes Auto Scan Mode.
[←]
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.
[D]
Invokes Video DynaSync so the CS1732B /
CS1734B stores the console monitor’s EDID.
[F4]
Lists the current OSD settings via the Paste
function of a text editor, including
a) Hotkey
b) OSD Hotkey
c) Port OS
d) Mouse Emulation
e) Button Settings
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[F5]
Performs USB Keyboard and Mouse reset.
[H]
Toggles between the default and alternate HSM
invocation keys.
[T]
Toggles between the default and alternate OSD
Invocation keys.
Chapter 5
OSD Operation
This chapter provides a complete description of the procedures involved in the
OSD (On Screen Display) operation of your CS1732B / CS1734B installation.
OSD Overview
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 pop up the Main Screen, tap the Scroll Lock key twice.
Note: You can change the Hotkey to the Ctrl key by tapping [Ctrl] twice (see
Invoking the OSD / Alternate OSD Invocation Keys, page 25). The Ctrl
keys must be both left, or both right.
OSD Main Screen
When you invoke the OSD, a screen similar to the one below appears:
Note: The OSD always starts with the highlight bar at the same position it was
in the last time it was closed.
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OSD Navigation
Š To select a port, use the F1, F2, F3 and F7 Keys then click on the Up and
Down Arrow Keys to move the Highlight Bar down the list on the screen.
When the Highlight Bar is on the port you want to switch to, press [Enter]
or double click the left button of the mouse. The Pointing Finger icon will
appear on the port selected, the OSD will disappear and the screen of the
selected port will be displayed.
Š The KVM, USB, Audio, and PN columns can also be selected with the
mouse. Using the mouse allows you to select single or multiple columns.
Double clicking with the mouse or pressing [Enter] will activate the
Highlight Bar. The Pointing Finger icon will appear on the port selected,
the OSD will disappear and the screen of the selected port will be
displayed.
Š The KVM, USB, Audio, and PN columns can also be selected by pressing
the Tab key. Use the Up and Down Arrow Keys to select the port number
then press [Enter]. Alternatively, double click on the Highlight Bar. The
Pointing Finger icon will appear on the port selected, the OSD will
disappear and the screen of the selected port will be displayed.
Š In the Name column, use the Up and Down Arrow keys to select a port.
Once a port has been selected, you can edit its name after double clicking
with the mouse or pressing [Enter].
Š In all of the port selection methods outlined above, pressing [F7] or using
the mouse to select a port number in the Name column will switch the
KVM, USB and Audio focus on the selected port simultaneously.
Š To exit the Main Screen/Port Display, press [Esc] or click the right button
of the mouse. The OSD will disappear and the original computer screen
will be displayed. Settings will not be stored on exit.
Š To store settings on exit, press [Enter] or move to the cursor to the central
yellow area or the Highlight Bar and double click with the left button of
the mouse. Then exit as outlined above.
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OSD Main Screen Headings
PN
This column lists the Port ID numbers for all the KVM ports on the
installation. The simplest method to access a particular computer is
move the Highlight Bar to its corresponding port, then press [Enter].
KVM
A Pointing Finger icon in this column indicates which computer has the
console focus.
USB
A Pointing Finger icon in this column indicates which computer has
access to the USB peripheral.
A Pointing Finger icon in this column indicates which computer has
access to the audio.
The computers that are powered on and are On Line have a Sun symbol
in this column to indicate so.
NAME
: UP
If a port has been given a name, it appears in this column. To edit a
name, double click on the port in the NAME column and a pink grid will
appear in which you can key the name. Press [Enter] to store the name.
The system allows for the following characters in this function: A~Z,
0~9,+,-, :, ., [Space] and /.
Click here to move the Highlight Bar up.
: DOWClick here to move the Highlight Bar down.
: DOWN
OSD Functions
OSD functions are used to configure and control the OSD. For example, you
can: rapidly switch to any port; scan selected ports only; create or edit a port
name; or make OSD setting adjustments.
To access an OSD function:
1. Either Click a Function Key field at the top of the Main Screen, or press a
Function Key on the keyboard.
2. In the Submenus that appear make your choice either by Double Clicking
it, or moving the Highlight Bar to it, then pressing [Enter].
3. Press [Esc] to return to the previous menu level.
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F1: KVM
To view the screen of the KVM focus port, press [F1] or move the cursor to
F1:KVM and click. Follow the steps listed under OSD Navigation, page 28).
F2: USB
To view the screen of the USB focus port, press [F2] or move the cursor to
F2:USB and click. Follow the steps listed under OSD Navigation, page 28).
F3: AUDIO
To view the screen of the Audio focus port, press [F3] or move the cursor to
F3:Audio and click. Follow the steps listed under OSD Navigation, page 28).
F4: SCAN
Clicking the F4 field or pressing [F4] invokes AUTO SCAN Mode. This
function allows you to automatically switch among the available computers at
regular intervals so that you can monitor their activity without having to take
the trouble of switching yourself.
Š The amount of time that each Port displays for is set with the Scan
Duration setting under the F6 SET function (see F6: SET, page 31).
Š If the scanning stops on an empty port, or one where the computer is
attached but is powered Off, the monitor screen will be blank, and the
mouse and keyboard will have no effect. After the Scan Duration time is
up, the Scan function will move on to the next port.
Š While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, the console will not function normally.
You must exit Auto Scan Mode in order to regain control of the console.
Š To exit Auto Scan Mode, press the [Spacebar] or [Esc].
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F6: SET
This function allows you to set up your working environment. When you press
[F6] or click on the F6 field, a screen similar to the one below appears:
To change a setting:
1. Double click it; or move the Highlight Bar to it, and press [Enter].
2. After you select an item, a submenu with further choices appears. (Press
[Esc] to return to the previous menu level). To make a selection, either
double click it; or move the Highlight Bar to it, and press [Enter]. An icon
appears before the selected choice to indicate which one it is. The settings
are explained in the following table:
Setting
OSD
HOTKEY
Function
Selects which Hotkey activates the OSD function:
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] or [Ctrl] [Ctrl].
Since the Ctrl key combination may conflict with programs running on
the computers, the default is the Scroll Lock combination.
HOTKEY
Selects which Hotkey activates the Hotkey function (for keyboard port
operation. See Chapter 4: Keyboard Port Operation):
[Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
[Num Lock] + [-] is the default setting.
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Setting
BUTTON
SETTINGS
Function
Sets the Front Panel Pushbutton Switching Operation Setting:
MODE 1 (Default Setting):
1. Press a pushbutton once to bring only the KVM focus to the computer
attached to its corresponding port (in 2 secs).
2. Press a pushbutton twice to bring the audio focus to the computer attached to
its corresponding port (in 2 secs).
3. Press a pushbutton for longer than 2 seconds to bring the KVM, Audio and
USB focus simultaneously to the computer attached to its corresponding port.
4. Press pushbuttons 1 and 2 simultaneously for 2 seconds to start Auto Scan
Mode.
5. Press pushbuttons 3 and 4 simultaneously for 2 seconds to perform a
keyboard and mouse reset. (CS1734B only)
MODE 2 (Alternative Setting)
1. Press a pushbutton once to bring the KVM, Audio and USB focus
simultaneously to the computer attached to its corresponding port (in 2 secs).
2. Press a pushbutton twice to bring the Audio focus to the computer attached
to its corresponding port (in 2 secs).
3. Press a pushbutton for longer than 2 seconds to bring only the KVM focus to
the computer attached to its corresponding port.
4. Press pushbuttons 1 and 2 simultaneously for 2 seconds to start Auto Scan
Mode.
5. Press pushbuttons 3 and 4 simultaneously for 2 seconds to perform a
keyboard and mouse reset. (CS1734B only)
PORT
DISPLAY
DURATION
Determines how long a Port displays on the monitor after a port
change. The choices are User Defined (from 0–255 secs), the default
is 3 seconds. If you specify 5 and press [Enter] and then return to the
previous page, the Port Display Duration will be saved as 5 SEC.
Note: A value of 0 (zero) will disable the Port Display Duration
function.
SCAN
DURATION
Determines how long the focus dwells on each port as it cycles through
the selected ports in Auto Scan Mode. Key in a value from 1–255
seconds (the default is 5 secs) and press [Enter] to save the setting.
SCREEN
BLANKER
SET TIMEOUT: OFF and SCREEN LOCK: OFF is the default setting.
Settings steps:
1. SET TIMEOUT to ON. Key in a value from 1–30 minutes. If SET TIMEOUT is
set to OFF, you will not be able to set the SCREEN BLANKER.
2. Set the SCREEN BLANKER password. Key in a password that is 8
characters long (allowed characters are A–Z and 0–9). If you have not
changed the default password, you can press [Enter] to cancel SCREEN
LOCK.
3. Set the SCREEN LOCK to ON. Key in Y. If the SCREEN LOCK function is set
to ON, a password is needed to the leave the SCREEN BLANKER mode and
return to the OSD.
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Setting
Function
HOTKEY
COMMAND
MODE
Enables / Disables the Hotkey Command function in case a conflict
with programs running on the computer occurs.
RESTORE
DEFAULT
VALUES
Used to undo all the changes and return to the factory default settings
(see Factory Default Settings, page 44) except for the NAMES settings
that were assigned to the ports, which are saved.
CLEAR THE
NAME LIST
This function is similar to the Restore Default Values function with an
extra function of clearing all the NAMES in addition to undoing all
changes and returning the setup to the factory default settings.
ACTIVATE
BEEPER
Enables / Disables the Beeper function. The default setting is ON.
When activated, the beeper sounds whenever a port is changed; when
activating the Auto Scan function; or an invalid entry is made on an
OSD menu.
FIRMWARE
UPGRADE
In order to upgrade the CS1732B / CS1734B’s firmware, connect the
Upgrade Cable as prompted in the Firmware Upgrade main menu. Key
in Y (Yes) and then press [Enter]. A FIRMWARE UPGRADE IN
PROGRESS message will appear on the screen.
PORT OS
Sets the OS for PC ports to be PC, SUN, MAC or SPC* mode and
allows users to use special SUN, MAC or other OS keyboard keys.
Use the Up and Down Arrow keys or click with the mouse to select the
port. You can also use the Spacebar or double click with mouse to
change the OS for each port.
Note: SPC mode supports other OS.
MOUSE
EMULATION
Enables / Disables the emulation function of the Console mouse port.
The default setting is ON. If you disable this function, it supports full
mouse driver.
Note: Only USB console mouse to USB PC pass through is supported;
USB console mouse to PS/2 PC does not support full mouse driver.
MOUSE
SWITCHING
FUNCTION
Enables / Disable the mouse port-switching function. The default
setting is OFF. If this function is enabled, the user can switch ports via
by double-clicking on the mouse wheel. See Mouse Port Selection,
page 16 for full details.
OSD
LANGUAGE
The OSD display supports English, Chinese* (Simplified and
Traditional), Japanese, and German. The default setting is ENGLISH.
Note: Chinese language display support is available via firmware
upgrade. See The Firmware Upgrade Utility, page 37. The CS1732B /
CS1734B does not support Japanese or German in addition to
Chinese, only English.
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F7: PN
This function allows you to give the KVM, USB and Audio focus to one port
simultaneously. When you press [F7], or click on the F7: PN field, you can
select the KVM, USB and Audio columns simultaneously and use the Up and
Down Arrow keys to select a Port Number. Press [Enter] or double click with
the mouse. The Pointing Finger icon will appear on the port selected, the OSD
will disappear and the screen of the selected port will be displayed.
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Keyboard Emulation
Mac Keyboard
The PC compatible (101/104 key) keyboard can emulate the functions of the
Mac keyboard. The emulation mappings are listed in the table below.
PC Keyboard
Mac Keyboard
[Shift]
Shift
[Ctrl]
Ctrl
[Ctrl] [1]
[Ctrl] [2]
[Ctrl] [3]
[Ctrl] [4]
[Alt]
Alt
[Print Screen]
F13
[Scroll Lock]
F14
=
[Enter]
Return
[Backspace]
Delete
[Insert]
Help
[Ctrl]
F15
Note: When using key combinations, press and release the first key (Ctrl),
then press and release the activation key.
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Sun Keyboard
The PC compatible (101/104 key) keyboard can emulate the functions of the
Sun keyboard when the Control key [Ctrl] is used in conjunction with other
keys. The corresponding functions are shown in the table below.
PC Keyboard
Sun Keyboard
[Ctrl] [T]
Stop
[Ctrl] [F2]
Again
[Ctrl] [F3]
Props
[Ctrl] [F4]
Undo
[Ctrl] [F5]
Front
[Ctrl] [F6]
Copy
[Ctrl] [F7]
Open
[Ctrl] [F8]
Paste
[Ctrl] [F9]
Find
[Ctrl] [F10]
Cut
[Ctrl] [1]
[Ctrl] [2]
-
[Ctrl] [3]
+
[Ctrl] [4]
[Ctrl] [H]
Help
Compose
‹
Note: When using key combinations, press and release the first key (Ctrl),
then press and release the activation key.
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Chapter 7
The Firmware Upgrade Utility
The Windows-based Firmware Upgrade Utility (FWUpgrade.exe) provides a
smooth, automated process for upgrading the KVM switch’s firmware.
The Utility comes as part of a Firmware Upgrade Package that is specific for
each device. New firmware upgrade packages are posted on our web site as
new firmware revisions become available.
http://www.aten.com
Before you Begin
1. From a computer that is not part of the KVM installation go to our Internet
support site and choose the model name of your device (CS1732B /
CS1734B) to get a list of available Firmware Upgrade Packages.
2. Choose the Firmware Upgrade Package you want to install (usually the
most recent), and download it to your computer.
3. Use the Firmware Upgrade Cable provided to connect a COM port on
your computer to the Firmware Upgrade Port of your switch.
USB 2.0
CPU 4
CPU 3
CPU 2
CPU 1
4. Shut down the computers on your CS1732B / CS1734B installation.
5. Invoke Firmware Upgrade Mode (see FIRMWARE UPGRADE, page 33).
The front panel LEDs flash together to indicate Firmware Upgrade Mode
is in effect.
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Starting the Upgrade
1. Run the downloaded Firmware Upgrade Package file – either by double
clicking the file icon, or by opening a command line and entering the full
path to it. The Firmware Upgrade Utility Welcome screen appears:
Note: The screens shown in this section are for reference only.
2. Read the License Agreement (enable the I Agree radio button).
3. Click Next. The Firmware Upgrade Utility main screen appears:
CS1732B/1734B [MAIN]..
The Utility inspects your installation. All the devices capable of being
upgraded by the package are listed in the Device List panel.
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7. The Firmware Upgrade Utility
4. After you have made your device selection(s), Click Next to perform the
upgrade.
The
firmware
[Ver
1.0.]
is
not
newer
than
the
current
firmware
[Ver 1.0.090] in device CS1732B/CS1734B [MAIN]: 000
Continue
the
upgrade?
[Yes/No]
If you enabled Check Firmware Version, the Utility compares the device’s
firmware level with that of the upgrade files. If it finds that the device’s
version is higher than the upgrade version, it brings up a dialog box
informing you of the situation and gives you the option to Continue or
Cancel.
If you didn’t enable Check Firmware Version, the Utility installs the
upgrade files without checking whether they are a higher level, or not.
As the Upgrade proceeds status messages appear in the Status Messages
panel, and the progress toward completion is shown on the Progress bar.
Upgrade Succeeded
After the upgrade has completed, a screen appears to inform you that the
procedure was successful:
CS1732B/1734B [MAIN]..
CS1732B/1734B [MAIN]
CS1732B/1734B [MAIN]
CS1732B/1734B [MAIN]
Click Finish to close the Firmware Upgrade Utility.
After a successful completion, the switches exit Firmware Upgrade Mode, and
reset themselves.
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Upgrade Failed
Shorting the Mainboard Jumper
If the Upgrade Succeeded screen doesn’t appear, it means that the upgrade
failed to complete successfully, in which case you should do the following:
1. Power off the CS1732B / CS1734B and remove its housing.
2. Using a jumper cap, short the jumper on the mainboard labeled J14. The
diagrams indicate the jumper location on the CS1732B / CS1734B boards:
CS1732B
CS1734B
3. Power on the CS1732B / CS1734B. It will now work with the factory
default firmware.
4. Do the firmware upgrade procedure again.
5. After the upgrade procedure completes, power off the switch, remove the
jumper cap from J14, close the housing, and power the CS1732B /
CS1734B on again.
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Safety Instructions
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 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 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.
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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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Technical Support
Technical support is available both by email and online (with a browser over
the web):
International
Email Support
Online
Support
support@aten.com
Technical Support
http://support.aten.com
Troubleshooting
Documentation
Software Updates
http://www.aten.com
Telephone Support
886-2-8692-6959
North America
Email Support
ATEN TECH support@aten-usa.com
ATEN NJ
Online
Support
Technical Support
ATEN TECH http://www.aten-usa.com/support
ATEN NJ
Troubleshooting
Documentation
Software Updates
Telephone Support
sales@aten.com
http://support.aten.com
ATEN TECH http://www.aten-usa.com
ATEN NJ
http://www.aten.com
ATEN TECH 1-888-999-ATEN
ATEN NJ
1-732-356-1703
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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Factory Default Settings
Pushbuttons and Hotkeys
Setting
Default
Port Switching
[Number Lock] [-] [Enter]
Invoking HSM
[Number Lock] [-]
Auto Scan Interval
5 seconds
Port Switching Keys
Enabled
OSD
Setting
Default
OSD Hotkey
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]
Keyboard Port Hotkey
[Num Lock] + [-]
Button Settings
Mode 1
Port Display Duration
3 Seconds
Scan Duration
5 Seconds
Screen
Blanker
Set Timeout
OFF (Disabled)
Screen Blanker
Password
“Blank”
Screen Lock
OFF (Disabled)
Hotkey Command Mode
ON
Activate Beeper
ON
Port OS
PC
Mouse Emulation
ON
Mouse Switching Function
OFF
OSD Language
ENGLISH
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Specifications
Function
Computer Connections
Port Selection
Connectors
CS1732B
CS1734B
2
4
OSD; Hotkeys; Pushbuttons
Console
Ports
KB
Video
Mouse
Speaker
Mic.
1 x USB Type A F (Black)
1 x HDB-15 F (Blue)
1 x USB Type A F (Black)
2 x Mini Stereo Jack F (Green)
2 x Mini Stereo Jack F (Pink)
KVM Ports KB
2 x SPHD-15 F
(Yellow)
4 x SPHD-15 F
(Yellow)
Speaker
2 x Mini Stereo Jack F
(Green)
4 x Mini Stereo Jack F
(Green)
Mic.
2 x Mini Stereo Jack F
(Pink)
4 x Mini Stereo Jack F
(Pink)
Video
Mouse
F/W Upgrade
Power
USB Hub
1 x 4-conductor 3.5 mm Jack (Black)
1 x DC Jack (Black)
2 x USB Type A F (White; 1 x front panel, 1 x
rear panel)
Switches
Selected
2 x Pushbutton
4 x Pushbutton
LEDs
On Line / Selected
2 (Orange)
4 (Orange)
USB Link
2 (Green)
4 (Green)
Emulation
Keyboard / Mouse
Video
PS/2; USB
2048 x 1536 @ 60Hz; DDC2B
Scan Interval
1–255 seconds (Default: 5; Disabled: 0)
Power Consumption
DC5.3V/3.1W (max.)
Environment Operating Temp.
0–50o C
Storage Temp.
Physical
Properties
DC5.3V/3.4W (max.)
-20–60o C
Humidity
0–80% RH, Non-condensing
Housing
Metal
Weight
Dimensions
0.55 kg
0.78 kg
14.00 x 8.70 x 5.50 cm 21.00 x 8.70 x 5.50 cm
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Troubleshooting
Operation problems can be due to a variety of causes. The first step in solving
them is to make sure that all cables are securely attached and seated completely
in their sockets.
In addition, updating the product’s firmware may solve problems that have
been discovered and resolved since the prior version was released. If your
product is not running the latest firmware version, we strongly recommend that
you upgrade. See The Firmware Upgrade Utility, page 37, for details.
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
Mouse and/or
keyboard not
responding.
Improper mouse and/
or keyboard reset.
Unplug the cable(s) from the console port(s),
then plug it/them back in.
KVM switch needs to
be reset.
Power off all devices on the installation (see
safety note, top of page 11); power off the
KVM switch; wait five seconds; then power up
USB devices
not
responding.
USB ports need to
reset.
Unplug the device’s USB cable from the USB
port on the switch’s rear panel, then plug it
back in.
Use the USB reset hotkey combination (see
[F5], page 26) to reset the USB ports.
1. Change the OS by selecting SPC mode in
the PORT OS settings (see PORT OS,
page 33)
Note: We suggest Linux Kernel 2.6 or higher.
2. If the OS does not support USB 2.0,
change to the PS/2 interface. This will
require cables that are not provided with
the CS1732B / CS1734B package. See PS/
2 cable information under Cables, page 4
for details.
Device not
recognized
(Windows).
Windows timing
problem.
1. Unplug the KVM cable from the computer’s
USB port.
2. Go into Windows’ System Settings and
remove the Unknown Device entry.
3. Plug the KVM cable back in. Windows will
now recognize the device.
Cannot
invoke OSD
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Keyboard is
incompatible with
Scroll Lock OSD
invocation
Switch to the other OSD invocation mode. See
Invoking the OSD / Alternate OSD Invocation
Keys, page 25.
Appendix
About SPHD Connectors
This product uses SPHD connectors for its KVM and/or
Console ports. We have specifically modified the shape of these
connectors so that only KVM cables that we have designed to
work with this product can be connected.
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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