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