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16 Port High Density USB - PS/2 KVMP Switch
KH3116
User Manual
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KH3116 User Manual
FCC Information
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:
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 or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
RoHS
This product is RoHS compliant.
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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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Safety Instructions
General
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 The device is equipped with a 3-wire grounding type plug. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not attempt to defeat the
purpose of the grounding-type plug. Always follow your local/national
wiring codes.
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 To help protect your system from sudden, transient increases and
decreases in electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or
uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
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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.
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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Rack Mounting
Š Before working on the rack, make sure that the stabilizers are secured to
the rack, extended to the floor, and that the full weight of the rack rests on
the floor. Install front and side stabilizers on a single rack or front
stabilizers for joined multiple racks before working on the rack.
Š Always load the rack from the bottom up, and load the heaviest item in the
rack first.
Š Make sure that the rack is level and stable before extending a device from
the rack.
Š Use caution when pressing the device rail release latches and sliding a
device into or out of a rack; the slide rails can pinch your fingers.
Š After a device is inserted into the rack, carefully extend the rail into a
locking position, and then slide the device into the rack.
Š Do not overload the AC supply branch circuit that provides power to the
rack. The total rack load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit
rating.
Š Ensure that proper airflow is provided to devices in the rack.
Š Do not step on or stand on any device when servicing other devices in a
rack.
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Package Contents
The KH3116 package consists of:
1 KH3116 High Density USB - PS/2 KVMP Switch
2 Custom KVM Cable Sets
2 Custom Console Cable Sets
1 Firmware Upgrade Cable
1 Power Cord
1 Rack Mount Kit
1 Foot Pad Set (4 pcs.)
1 User Manual*
1 Quick Start Guide
1 Registration Card
Check to make sure that all of the components are present and in good order.
If anything is missing, or was damaged in shipping, contact your dealer.
Read this manual thoroughly and follow the installation and operation
procedures carefully to prevent any damage to the switch or to any other
devices on the KH3116 installation.
* Features may have been added to the KH3116 since this manual was
printed. Please visit our website to download the most up to date version of
the manual.
© Copyright 2004-2006 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-XXXX-XXXX
Printing Date: 03/2006
Altusen and the Altusen logo are trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Contents
FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii
RoHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii
User Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii
About This Manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
ALTUSEN Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi
Chapter 1.
Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Hardware Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
KH3116 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
KH3116 Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chapter 2.
Installation
Before you Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Single Station Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Single Stage Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
USB Cable Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
PS/2 Cable Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Daisy Chaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Daisy Chain Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Chapter 3.
Operation
Hot Plugging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching Station Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Hot Plugging CPU Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Hot Plugging Console Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Powering Off and Restarting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Port ID Numbering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Port Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Chapter 4.
OSD Operation
OSD Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
OSD Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
OSD Main Screen Headings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
OSD Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
F1 GOTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
F2 LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
F3 SET 23
F4 ADM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
F5 SKP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
F6 BRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
F7 SCAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
F8 LOUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Chapter 5.
Hotkey Operation
Invoking Hotkey Mode (HKM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
When HKM Is Active. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Hotkey Port Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Selecting the Active Port 32
Auto Scan Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Skip Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Hotkey Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Alternate Hotkey Invocation Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Alternate OSD Invocation Keys 35
Platform Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Miscellaneous Actions 36
Hotkey Summary Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Chapter 6.
Keyboard Emulation
Mac Keyboard Emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Sun Keyboard Emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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Chapter 7.
Firmware Upgrade
The Firmware Upgrade Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Starting the Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Upgrade Succeeded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Upgrade Failed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Firmware Upgrade Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Appendix 47
KH3116 - Computer Connection Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Front Rack Mounting 51
Rear Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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About This Manual
This User Manual is provided to help you get the most from your KH3116
system. It covers all aspects of installation, configuration and operation. An
overview of the information found in the manual is provided below.
Overview
Chapter 1, Introduction, introduces you to the KH3116 system. Its
purpose, features and benefits are presented, and its front and back panel
components are described.
Chapter 2, Installation, describes how to set up your installation. The
necessary steps – from a basic single stage hookup to a complete daisy chained
operation are provided.
Chapter 3, Operation, explains the fundamental concepts involved in
operating the KH3116.
Chapter 4, OSD Operation, provides a complete description of the
KH3116's OSD (On Screen Display) and how to work with it.
Chapter 5, Hotkey Operation, details all of the concepts and procedures
involved in the Hotkey operation of your KH3116 installation.
Chapter 6, Keyboard Emulation, provides tables that list the PC to Mac
and PC to Sun keyboard emulation mappings.
Chapter 7, Firmware Upgrade, explains how to use this utility to upgrade
the KH3116's firmware with the latest available versions.
An Appendix, provides specifications and other technical information
regarding the KH3116.
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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.
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ALTUSEN Information
Technical Support
North America Technical
Phone Support
Registered ALTUSEN product owners are entitled to
telephone technical support. Call the ALTUSEN
Technical Support Center: 949-453-8885.
International Technical
Phone Support
1. Contact your local dealer.
2. Call the ALTUSEN Technical Support Center:(886-2) 8692-6959.
Email Support
Email your questions and concerns to:
support@altusen.com
Online Support
Online troubleshooting that describes the most commonly encountered problems and offers possible
solutions to them; online documentation (including
electronically available manuals); and the latest drivers and firmware for your product are available at the
ALTUSEN website: http://www.altusen.com
Š Troubleshooting
Š Documentation
Š Software Updates
Getting Help
For additional help, advice, and information, ALTUSEN provides several
support options. If you need to contact ALTUSEN technical support with a
problem, 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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Product Information
For information about all of ALTUSEN's products and how they can help you
connect without limits, visit ALTUSEN on the web or contact an ALTUSEN
Authorized Reseller.
Š In the United States of America, call: 866-ALTUSEN (258-8736)
Š In Canada and South America, call: 949-453-8885
Š In all other locations, call: 886-2-8692-6789
Š Visit ALTUSEN on the web at http://www.altusen.com for a list of
locations and telephone numbers
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Introduction
Overview
The KH3116 High Density USB - PS/2 KVMP Switch is a control unit that
allows access to multiple computers from a single console (keyboard, mouse,
and monitor). Before the development of the KH3116, the only way to control
multiple computer configurations from a single console was through a complex
and costly network system. Now, with the KH3116, you can easily access
multiple computers in a cost effective manner.
Although the switch uses a USB keyboard and mouse for the console, it
supports both PS/2 and USB computers. ATEN offers high-quality cables to
connect PS/2 or USB computers to the switch. See the Cables section, p. page 5
for more details.
A single KH3116 can control up to 16 computers. As many as 31 additional
KH3116 units can be daisy chained to each other, so that up to 512 computers
can all be controlled from a single keyboard-monitor-mouse console.
A custom ASIC (patent pending) provides an auto-sensing function that
recognizes the position of each station on the chain, eliminating the need to
manually set the position with DIP switches. A seven segment front panel LED
displays each Station's position for easy identification.
For further convenience, the KH3116 features high density 15 pin connectors
instead of the usual 25 pin connectors. This space-saving innovation allows a
full, 16 port switch to be installed in a 1U system rack.
Setup is fast and easy; plugging cables into their appropriate ports is all that is
entailed. Because the KH3116 intercepts keyboard input directly, there is no
software to configure, so there is no need to get involved in complex
installation routines or be concerned with incompatibility problems.
Access to any computer connected to the installation is easily accomplished
either by entering Hotkey combinations from the keyboard, or by means of a
powerful menu driven OSD (On Screen Display) system. A convenient Auto
Scan feature also permits automatic scanning and monitoring of the activities
of all computers running on the installation one by one.
There is no better way to save time and money than with a KH3116 High
Density USB - PS/2 KVMP Switch installation. By allowing a single console
to manage all the attached computers, a KH3116 installation: (1) eliminates the
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expense of having to purchase a separate keyboard, monitor, and mouse 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.
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Features
Š Two USB consoles individually and simultaneously control up to 16 PS/2
and/or USB (PC, Mac, SUN) computers*
Š Daisy chain up to 31 additional units to control up to 512 computers from
a single console
Š High density 16 port KVM switch is rack mountable and only 1U high
Š Built-in USB device port supports USB Flash Disk sharing
Š Neatly designed, high-quality, custom KVM cables for the high density
server rack
Š Color-coded connectors for easy installation
Š Hot-pluggable feature allows adding or removing switches or computers
without having to power down the switch
Š OSD is mouse driven for quick and convenient navigation of the menu
Š OSD screen automatically adjusts to resolution changes
Š Auto scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
Š Two types of logout: manual and timed
Š Auto-sensing of station positions for daisy chained installations - no need
for manual DIP switch setting
Š Front panel LED indicates station position
Š Port names automatically reconfigured when station sequence is changed
Š Password Security Protection (PSP): an administrator and up to four users
each have separate login profiles
Š No software required, convenient computer selection via front panel
switches, intuitive On Screen Display (OSD) menu or Hot Key
combination
Š Auto scan offers easy monitoring of connected computers
Š Keyboard & mouse emulation (Both PS/2 and USB) for smooth switching
and simultaneously booting of multiple computers
Š DDC emulation - video settings of each computer is automatically
adjusted for optimal output to the monitor
Š Superior Video Quality: Up to 2048 x 1536, DDC, DDC2, DDC2B
Š Firmware upgradable - simultaneously upgrade the firmware for all daisy
chained KH3116 switches
Š Backward compatible with CS-1716, ACS-1216A series KVM switches
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* For PC compatible computers. Mac and Sun computers must use the USB
cable connection (see p. 5).
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Hardware 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 style mouse
Š A USB style keyboard
Computer
The following equipment must be installed on each computer:
Š A VGA, SVGA or Multisync card.
Š Either a Type A USB port, or PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports (see the
Cables discussion, below).
Cables
Only ATEN's Custom KVM cable sets, which are specifically designed to
work with these switches, may be used. Depending on the cable type, the
switches may be daisy chained, or linked to computers that use PS/2 or USB
connectors to transfer keyboard and mouse data (see the installation diagrams
on p. 11). To purchase Custom KVM cable sets, contact your dealer.
Cable Type
Length
Part Number
PS/2 KVM
1.2m
2L-5701P
PS/2 KVM
1.8m
2L-5702P
USB KVM
1.2m
2L-5702U
USB KVM
1.8m
2L-5701U
Master View Max to
Master View Max
(daisy chaining)
0.6m
2L-1700
Master View Max to
Master View Max
(daisy chaining)
1.8m
2L-1701
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KH3116 Front View
1. Power LED
This LED illuminates when the unit is powered on.
2. Port LEDs
The Port LEDs provide status information about their corresponding CPU
Ports. They come in pairs - one pair for each Port. The one on the top is the
On Line LED; the one on the bottom is the Selected Port LED:
Š The On Line LEDs light ORANGE to indicate that the computer
attached to the corresponding port is up and running.
Š The Selected LEDs light GREEN to indicate that the computer
attached to the corresponding port is the one that has the KVM focus.
The LED is steady under normal conditions, but flashes when its port
is accessed under Auto Scan Mode (see F7 SCAN, p. 30).
Š When the KH3116 is first powered on, the On Line and Selected LEDs
blink one after the other as the Switch performs a self-test.
3. Station ID LED
The KH3116's Station ID is displayed here. If this is a Single Station
installation (see p. 9), or the First Station on a Daisy Chained installation
(see p. 12), the KH3116 has a Station ID of 01.
On a Daisy Chained installation, the KH3116 auto-senses its position and
displays the Station ID that corresponds to its place in the chain. (see Port
ID Numbering, p. 16 for details).
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4. Firmware Upgrade Section
Š Firmware Upgrade Port
The Firmware Upgrade Cable that transfers the firmware upgrade data
from the administrator's computer to the KH3116 plugs into this RJ-11
connector. (See p. 41 for firmware upgrading details.)
Š Firmware Upgrade Switch
During normal operation and while performing a firmware upgrade,
this switch should be in the NORMAL position. (See p. 45 for details
about the use of this switch.)
5. Reset Switch
Pressing this switch in performs a system reset.
Note: This switch is recessed and must be depressed using a thin object,
such as the end of a paper clip, or a ballpoint pen.
6. USB Peripheral Port
This USB 1.1 port supports USB Flash Disk mass storage devices. Only
the computer that currently has the KVM focus can access the device
connected to the USB port.
7. Port Down / Port Up Switches
Š The button on the left is the Port Down switch. Press it to view the
previous port.
Š The button on the right is the Port Up switch. Press it to view the next
port.
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1. Power Jack
The power adapter cable plugs in here.
2. Daisy Chain Ports
When Daisy Chaining Units, the cables plug in here. The port on the left is
the Chain In port; the one on the right is the Chain Out port.
3. CPU Port Section
The cables that link to the computers plug in here.
Note: The shape of these 15-pin connectors has been specifically modified
so that only extender cables designed to work with this switch can
plug in (see the Cables section on p. 5 for details). Do NOT attempt
to use ordinary 15 pin VGA connector cables to link these ports to
the computers.
4. Power Switch
This rocker switch turns the unit on and off.
5. Console Port Section
If this is a Single Station installation, or if this is the First Station unit of a
daisy chained installation, the provided KVM cable sets plug in here.
Connect the 15 pin SPHD connectors here, and connect the adapters on the
other end of the cables to the keyboards, mice and monitors.
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Installation
Before you Begin
1. Important safety information regarding the placement of this
device is provided on page iv. Please review it before proceeding.
2. 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.
Single Station Installation
In a Single Stage installation, there are no additional KH3116's daisy chained
down from the first unit. To set up a single stage installation, refer to the
installation diagrams on the following pages, and do the following:
1. Using one of the provided KVM cable sets, plug the custom SPHD connector into one of the two Console Ports. Connect the monitor and USB
keyboard and mouse to the appropriate connectors on the other end of the
KVM cable.
Repeat this procedure if you are installing a second console.
2. Using a KVM cable set (as described in the Cables section on p. 5), plug
the custom SPHD connector into any available CPU Port on the switch.
Note: Ignore the Daisy Chain Ports at this time. They are only used when
daisy chaining additional switches. Daisy chaining is described in
the next section.
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3. At the other end of the cable:
a) For a USB connection (see p. 11), plug the USB and video cables into
their respective ports on the computer.
b) For a PS/2 connection (see p. 11), plug the keyboard, mouse and video
cables into their respective ports on the computer.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for any additional computers you are installing.
4. Plug the female end of the power cord into the switch's Power Jack, then
plug the male end into an appropriate AC power source for your switch.
This completes the single stage installation. You now may turn on the power
to the computers.
Note: The KH3116 initially links to the first computer you turn on.
Single Stage Installation
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USB Cable Connection
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PS/2 Cable Connection
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Daisy Chaining
To control even more computers, up to 31 additional KH3116 High Density
USB - PS/2 KVMP Switch units can be daisy chained down from the First
Station. As many as 512 computers can be controlled from a single console in
a complete installation. A table showing the relation between the number of
computers and the number of KH3116 High Density USB - PS/2 KVMP
Switch units needed to control them is provided in the Appendix.
To set up a daisy chained installation, do the following:
1. Make sure that power to all the devices you will be connecting up has been
turned off.
2. Use a daisy chain cable set (described in the Cables section, p. 5), to
connect the Chain Out port of the parent KH3116 unit to the Chain In port
of the child KH3116 unit (First Station Out to Second Station In, Second
Station Out to Third Station In, etc.).
Note: You cannot use the Chain In port of the First Station switch, since it
is the highest level parent.
3. Use custom cable sets (described in the Cables section, p. 5), to connect
any available CPU port on the KH3116 installation to the Keyboard, Video
and Mouse ports of the computers you are installing.
4. Power up the installation according to the following procedure:
a) Plug in the power cord for the First Station.
Wait for the unit to ascertain its Station ID and display it on the Station
ID LED. (The Station ID for the First Stage unit is 01, the ID for the
Second Stage unit is 02, the ID for the Third Stage unit is 03, etc.)
b) Plug in the power cords for each Station on the installation in turn
(Second Station, then Third Station, etc.).
In each case, wait for the Station ID to be ascertained and displayed on
the current Station before plugging in the next one.
c) After all the Stations are up, power on the computers.
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Chapter 3
Operation
Hot Plugging
The KH3116 supports hot plugging - components can be removed and added
back into the installation by unplugging their cables from the ports without the
need to shut the unit down. In order for Hot Plugging to work properly,
however, these procedures must be followed:
Switching Station Positions
You can switch station positions by simply unplugging from the old parent and
plugging into a new one. After you do, in order for the OSD menus to
correspond to the change, you must reset the OSD. See RESET STATION IDS,
p. 27, for details.
Hot Plugging CPU Ports
After switching CPU ports, in order for the OSD menus to correspond to the
change, you must manually reconfigure the OSD information for the new Port
information. See SCAN/SKIP MODE under the F3 SET function (p. 24), and
the Port Setting selections under the F4 ADM function (p. 27), for details.
Note: If the computer's Operating System doesn't support hot plugging, this
function may not work properly.
Hot Plugging Console Ports
Keyboard, monitor, and mouse can all be hot plugged. When hot plugging the
mouse:
Š You may unplug the mouse and plug it back in again (to reset the mouse,
for example), as long as you use the same mouse.
Š If you plug in a different mouse, all the stations and all the computers on
the installation must be shut down for 10 seconds, then restarted following
the Power Up Sequence described under Step 4 on p. 12.
Note: If, after hot plugging (or at any other time), there is no response to
keyboard and/or mouse input, perform a Keyboard and Mouse Reset by
pressing in the Reset switch (see p. 7).
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Powering Off and Restarting
If it becomes necessary to Power Off one of the KH3116 units, before starting
it back up you must do the following:
1. Shut down all the computers that are attached to it.
Note: You must unplug the power cords of any computers that have the
Keyboard Power On function. Otherwise, the unit will still receive
power from the computers.
2. Wait 10 seconds, then plug the switch back in.
3. After the KH3116 is up, power on the computers.
Note: If you have shut down more than one Station, power up the highest
Station first and work your way down to the lowest one. Wait for the
Station ID to display on the front panel LED before powering up the
next Station.
Port ID Numbering
Each CPU port on a KH3116 installation is assigned a unique Port ID. The Port
ID is made up of two parts: a Station Number, and a Port Number:
Š The Station Number - a two digit number which reflects the KH3116's
position in the daisy chain sequence. This corresponds to the number
displayed on the front panel Station ID LED.
Š The Port Number - a two digit number which reflects the port on the
KH3116 Station that the computer is connected to.
Š The Station Number precedes the Port Number.
Š Station and Port numbers from 1 - 9 are padded with a preceding zero, so
they become 01 - 09.
For example, a computer attached to Port 6 of Station 12 would have a Port
ID of: 12-06.
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Port Selection
Port Selection is accomplished either by entering Hotkey combinations from
the keyboard, or by means of the KH3116's OSD (On Screen Display). Hotkey
Port Selection is discussed in the chapter entitled Hotkey Operation. OSD
Operation is discussed in the chapter by the same name, which begins on p. 19.
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OSD Operation
OSD Overview
The On Screen Display (OSD) is used to handle all computer control and
switching procedures. All procedures start from the OSD Main Menu. To
invoke the OSD Main Menu, tap the [Scroll Lock] key twice.
Note: You can optionally change the Hotkey to the Ctrl key (see OSD Hotkey,
p. 24), in which case you would tap [Ctrl] twice. With this method, the
[Ctrl] keys must be on the same side (both left, or both right).
The OSD incorporates a two level (Administrator / User) password system.
Before the OSD Main Screen comes up, a dialog box appears that asks you to
provide your password. If the password function has been set, you must
provide the password in order to access the OSD Main Screen.
If this is the first time that the OSD is being run, or if the password function has
not been set, simply press Enter. The OSD Main Screen comes up in
Administrator Mode. In this mode, you have administrator privileges, with
access to all Administrator and User functions, and can set up operations
(including password authorization for the future), as you would like. When you
invoke the OSD, a screen similar to the one below appears:
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Note: 1. The diagram depicts the Administrator's Main Screen. The User Main
Screen does not show the F4 and F6 functions, since these are
reserved for the Administrator and can't be accessed by ordinary
Users.
2. OSD always starts in List view, with the highlight bar at the same
position it was in the last time it was closed.
3. Only the ports that have been set accessible by the Administrator for
the currently logged in User are visible (see SET ACCESSIBLE
PORTS p. 27, for details).
OSD Navigation
Š To dismiss the menu, and deactivate the OSD, Click the X at the upper
right corner of the OSD Window; or press Esc.
Š To Logout at any time, press [F8], or Click F8, on the OSD Menu Bar, or
Click the ZZZ symbol at the upper right corner of the OSD screen.
Š To move up or down through the list one line at a time, Click the Up and
Down Triangle symbols (ST) or use the Up and Down Arrow Keys. If
there are more entries than appear on the screen, the screen will scroll.
Š To move up or down through the list one screen at a time, Click the Up and
Down Arrow symbols (ÏÐ), or use the [Pg Up] and [Pg Dn] keys. If there
are more entries than appear on the screen, the screen will scroll.
Š To activate a port, Double Click it, or move the Highlight Bar to it then
press Enter.
Š After executing any action, you automatically go back to the menu one
level above.
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OSD Main Screen Headings
Heading
Explanation
SN-PN
This column lists the Port ID numbers (Station Number - Port Number)
for all the CPU ports on the installation. The simplest method to access
a particular computer is move the Highlight Bar to it, then press Enter.
QV
If a port is selected for Quick View scanning (see Set Quick View Ports,
p. 27), an arrowhead displays in this column to indicate so.
The computers that are powered on and are On Line have a Sun symbol
in this column to indicate so.
NAME
If a port has been given a name (see Edit Port Names, p. 26), its name
appears in this column.
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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, limit the list you wish
to view, designate a port as a Quick View Port, create or edit a port name, or
make OSD setting adjustments.
To access an OSD function:
1. Either Click a Function Key field on the 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.
F1 GOTO
Clicking the F1 field or pressing [F1] activates the GOTO function. GOTO
allows you to switch directly to a port either by keying in the port's Name, or
its Port ID.
Š To use the Name method, key in 1; key in the port's Name; then press
Enter.
Š To use the Port ID method, key in 2; key in the Port ID; then press Enter.
Note: You can key in a partial Name or Port ID. In that case, the screen will
show all the computers that the User has View rights to (see Set
Accessible Ports, p. 27), that match the Name or Port ID pattern,
regardless of the current List settings (see F2 LIST, p. 23).
To return to the OSD Main Menu without making a choice, press Esc.
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F2 LIST
This function lets you broaden or narrow the scope of which ports the OSD
displays (lists) on the Main Screen. Many of the OSD functions only operate
on the computers currently selected for Listing on the Main Screen with this
function. The submenu choices and their meanings are given in the table
below:
Choice
Meaning
ALL
Lists all of the ports on the installation.
POWERED ON
Lists only the ports that have their attached computers Powered
On.
QUICK VIEW
Lists only the ports that have been selected as Quick View Ports
(see SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, p. 27).
QUICK VIEW +
POWERED ON
Lists only the ports that have been selected as Quick View Ports
(see SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, p. 27), and that have their
attached computers Powered On.
Move the Highlight Bar to the choice you want, then press Enter. An icon
appears before the choice to indicate that it is the currently selected one.
F3 SET
This function allows each User and the Administrator to set up their own
working environment. A separate profile for each is stored by the OSD and is
activated according to the Username that is provided during Login.
To change a setting:
1. Double Click it; or move the highlight bar to it, then press Enter.
2. After you select an item, a submenu with further choices appears. To make
a selection, either Double Click it; or move the Highlight Bar to it, then
press Enter. An icon appears before the selected choice to indicate which
one it is. The settings are explained in the table on the following page:
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Setting
Function
OSD
HOTKEY
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.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
POSITION
Allows you to position where the Port ID appears on the screen. The
default is the upper right corner, but you can choose to have it appear
anywhere on the screen.
Use the Mouse or the Arrow Keys plus Pg Up, Pg Dn, Home, End, and
5 (on the numeric keypad with Num Lock off), to position the Port ID
display, then Double Click or press Enter to lock the position and
return to the Set submenu.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
DURATION
Determines how long a Port ID displays on the monitor after a port
change has taken place. The choices are: User Defined - which lets
you select the amount of time (from 1 - 255 sec.); and Always On which displays the Port ID at all times. If you select User Defined, key
in the number of seconds, then press Enter. The default is 3 Seconds.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
MODE
Selects how the Port ID is displayed: the Port Number alone (PORT
NUMBER); the Port Name alone (PORT NAME); or the Port Number
plus the Port Name (PORT NUMBER + PORT NAME). The default is
PORT NUMBER + PORT NAME).
SCAN
DURATION
Determines how long the focus dwells on each port as it cycles through
the selected ports in Auto Scan Mode (see F7 SCAN, p. 30). Key in a
value from 1 - 255 seconds, then press Enter. Default is 5 seconds; a
setting of 0 disables the Scan function.
SCAN/SKIP
MODE
Selects which computers will be accessed under Skip Mode (see F5
SKIP, p. 29), and Auto Scan Mode (see F7 SCAN, p. 30). Choices
are: ALL - All the Ports which have been set Accessible (see SET
ACCESSIBLE PORTS, p. 27); POWERED ON - Only those Ports
which have been set Accessible and are Powered On; QUICK VIEW Only those Ports which have been set Accessible and have been
selected as Quick View Ports (see SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, p. 27);
QUICK VIEW + POWERED ON - Only those Ports which have been
set Accessible and have been selected as Quick View Ports and are
Powered On. The default is ALL.
SCREEN
BLANKER
If there is no input from the console for the amount of time set with this
function, the screen is blanked. Key in a value from 1 - 30 minutes,
then press Enter. A setting of 0 disables this function. The default is 0
(disabled).
HOTKEY
COMMAND
MODE
Enables / Disables the Hotkey Command function in case a conflict
with programs running on the computers occurs.
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F4 ADM
F4 is an Administrator only function. It allows the Administrator to configure
and control the overall operation of the OSD. To change a setting Double Click
it; or use the Up and Down Arrow Keys to move the highlight bar to it then
press Enter.
After you select an item, a submenu with further choices for you to select from
appears. Double Click the choice you want, or move the Highlight Bar to then
press Enter. An icon appears before the selected choice so that you know
which one it is. The settings are explained in the following table:
Setting
SET
USERNAME
AND
PASSWORD
Function
This function is used to set Usernames and Passwords for the
Administrator and Users:
1. One Administrator and four User passwords can be set.
2. After you select one of the User fields or the Administrator field, a
screen that allows you to key in your Username and Password
appears. The Username and Password may be up to 12 characters
long, and can consist of any combination of letters and numbers (A
- Z, 0 - 9). You can use the Tab key, or the Up and Down Arrow keys
to switch among the fields.
3. For each individual, key in the Username and Password; confirm
the Password; then press Enter.
4. To modify or delete a previous Username and/or Password, use the
backspace key to erase individual letters or numbers.
SET
LOGOUT
TIMEOUT
If there is no input from the console for the amount of time set with this
function, the Operator is automatically logged out. A login is necessary
before the console can be used again. This enables other Operators to
gain access to the computers when the original Operator is no longer
accessing them, but has forgotten to log out. To set the timeout value,
key in a number from 1 - 180 minutes, then press Enter. If the number
is 0 [zero], this function is disabled. Default is 0 (disabled).
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Setting
EDIT PORT
NAMES
Function
To help remember which computer is attached to a particular port,
every port can be given a name. This function allows the Administrator
to create, modify, or delete port names. To Edit a port name:
1. Click the port you want, or use the Navigation Keys to move the
highlight bar to it, then press Enter.
2. Key in the new Port Name, or modify/delete the old one. The maximum number of characters allowed for the Port Name is 12. Legal
characters include:
Š All alpha characters: A - Z*
Š All numeric characters: 0 - 9
Š + - / : . and Space
*Case does not matter; OSD displays the Port Name in all capitals
no matter how they were keyed in.
3. When you have finished editing, press Enter to have the change
take effect. To abort the change, press Esc.
RESTORE
DEFAULT
VALUES
This function is used to undo all changes and return the setup to the
original factory default settings (see p. 48) - except for the Names and
QV settings that were assigned to the Ports, which are saved.
CLEAR THE
NAME LIST
This function is similar to Restore Default Values. The difference is that
it also clears the Port Names and QV settings along with undoing all
changes and returning the setup to the original factory default settings.
ACTIVATE
BEEPER
Choices are Y (for Yes), or N (for No). When activated, the beeper
sounds whenever a Port is changed; when activating the Auto Scan
function (see p. 30); or an invalid entry is made on an OSD menu. The
default is Y (activated).
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Setting
Function
SET QUICK
This function lets the Administrator select which Ports to include as
VIEW PORTS Quick View ports.
Š To select/deselect a port as a Quick View Port, Double Click the port
you want, or use the Navigation Keys to move the highlight bar to it,
then press the [Spacebar].
Š When a port has been selected as a Quick View Port, an arrowhead
displays in the QV column of the LIST on the Main Screen to
indicate so. When a port is deselected, the arrowhead disappears.
Š If one of the Quick View options is chosen for the LIST view (see F2
LIST p. 23), only a Port that has been selected here will display on
the List.
Š If one of the Quick View options is chosen for Auto Scanning (see
SCAN/SKIP MODE, p. 24), only a Port that has been selected here
will be Auto Scanned.
The default is for no ports to be selected.
This function allows the Administrator to define User access to the
SET
ACCESSIBLE computers on the installation on a Port-by-Port basis. For each User,
select the target Port; then press the [Spacebar] to cycle through the
PORTS
choices: F (Full access), V (View Only) or blank. Repeat until all
access rights have been set, then press [Esc]. The default is F for all
users on all Ports.
Note: A blank setting means that no access rights are granted. The
Port will not show up on the User's LIST on the Main Screen.
RESET
If you change the position of one of the Stations in the daisy chain, the
STATION IDS OSD settings will no longer correspond to the new situation. This
function directs the OSD to rescan the Station positions of the entire
installation and updates the OSD so that the OSD Station information
corresponds to the new physical layout.
Note: Only the Station Numbers get updated. Except for the Port
Names, all Administrator settings (such as Set Accessible Ports, Set
Quick View Ports, etc.), for all of the computers affected by the change,
have to be manually redone.
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Setting
Function
SET
OPERATING
SYSTEM
Specifies the operating platform of the computer attached to each port.
For each port, press the [Spacebar] to cycle through the choices (Win,
Mac, Sun*, and Other). Repeat until all the ports have been set, then
press [Esc]. The default is Win.
FIRMWARE
UPGRADE
In order to upgrade the KH3116’s firmware (see p. 41) you must first
invoke Firmware Upgrade Mode with this setting.
KEYBOARD
LANGUAGE
Sets the keyboard language layout for the computers attached to each
port. You should select Auto (the default), which sets the keyboard
language layout according to that of the computer. If selecting Auto
does not properly configure the computer’s keyboard language layout,
choose the language of your keyboard layout from the list.
SET
CONSOLE
MODE
Selects which console(s) will be used to view and access the KVM
ports. Choose from the following selections: 0: Dual-console (Console
Ports 1 and 2 both access ports), 1: Console-1 (Console Port 1 only),
2: Console-2 (Console Port 2 only). This change will not be effected
until you logout.
* If you are installing a Sun or Mac computer, before you run it for the first
time you must set the correct operating system for the port it is connected to
with this function, otherwise, it will not boot.
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F5 SKP
Clicking the F5 field or pressing [F5] invokes Skip (SKP) Mode. This function
enables you to easily skip backward or forward, switching the console focus
from the currently active computer port to the previous or next available one.
Š The selection of computers to be available for Skip Mode switching is
made with the Scan/Skip Mode setting under the F3 SET function (see p.
24).
Š When you are in Skip Mode, press the Left / Right Arrow Keys [ ← ] /
[ → ] to switch to the Previous / Next Port. Press the Up / Down Arrow
Keys [ ↑ ] / [ ↓ ] to switch to the Previous / Next Station.
Note: When you Skip, you only Skip to the the previous or next available
computer that is in the Scan/Skip Mode selection (see p. 24).
Š If a Port has been selected for Scan/Skip Mode, a Left/Right Triangle
symbol appears before its Port ID Display (when the focus switches to that
port), to indicate so.
Š While Skip Mode is in effect, the console will not function. You must exit
Skip Mode in order to regain control of the console.
Š To exit Skip Mode, press the [Spacebar] or Esc.
F6 BRC
F6 is an Administrator only function. Clicking the F6 field, or pressing [F6],
invokes Broadcast (BRC) Mode. When this function is in effect, commands
sent from the keyboard are broadcast to all available computers on the
installation.
This function is particularly useful for operations that need to be performed on
multiple computers, such as performing a system wide shutdown, installing or
upgrading software, etc.
BRC works in conjunction with the F2 LIST function. The LIST function (see
p. 23), is used to broaden or narrow the focus of which Ports appear on the
OSD Main Screen. When you Broadcast a command, it is to the Ports currently
displayed on the OSD Main Screen.
Š While BRC Mode is in effect, a Speaker symbol appears before the Port
ID Display of the port that currently has the console focus to indicate so.
Š While BRC Mode is in effect, the mouse will not function. You must exit
BRC Mode in order to regain control of the mouse.
Š To exit BRC Mode, invoke the OSD (with the OSD Hotkey), then Click
the F6 field, or press [F6], to turn BRC Mode off.
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F7 SCAN
Clicking the F7 field or pressing [F7] 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 selection of computers to be included for Auto Scanning is made with
the Scan/Skip Mode setting under the F3 SET function (see p. 24).
Š The amount of time that each Port displays for is set with the Scan
Duration setting under the F3 SET function (see p. 24). When you want
to stop at a particular location, press the [Spacebar] or [Esc] to stop
scanning.
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 As each computer is accessed, an S appears in front of the monitor's Port
ID display to indicate that it is being accessed under Auto Scan Mode.
Š While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, the console will not function. 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].
Š While you are in Auto Scan Mode, you can pause the scanning in order to
keep the focus on a particular computer either by pressing P, or with a Left
Click of the mouse. See Auto Scan Mode, p. 33, for details.
F8 LOUT
Clicking the F8 field, or pressing [F8] logs you out of OSD control of the
computers, and blanks the Console screen. This is different from simply
pressing Esc to deactivate the OSD. With this function you must log in all over
again to regain access to the OSD, whereas with [Esc], all you have to do to
reenter the OSD is tap the OSD Hotkey.
Note: 1. When you reenter the OSD after logging out, the screen stays blank
except for the OSD Main Menu. You must input your Username and
Password before you can continue.
2. If you reenter the OSD after logging out, and immediately use [Esc]
to deactivate the OSD without having selected a port from the OSD
menu, a Null Port message displays on the screen. The OSD Hotkey
will bring up the Main OSD Screen.
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Hotkey Operation
The KH3116 's hotkey function makes it convenient to control your KVM
installation from the keyboard.
Note: The hotkey function must be enabled to use hotkey operations. See
Hotkey Command Mode, p. 24 for details.
Invoking Hotkey Mode (HKM)
All hotkey operations begin by invoking HKM. To invoke HKM, do the
following:
1. Press and hold down the Num Lock key
2. Press and release the Minus key
3. Release the Num Lock key
[Num Lock] + [-]
Note: 1. The minus key must be released within one half second, otherwise
Hotkey invocation is canceled.
2. There is an alternate invocation combination (see p. 35 for details.)
When HKM Is Active
Š The Caps Lock and Scroll Lock LEDs flash in succession to indicate that
HKM is in effect. They stop flashing when you exit HKM.
Š A Command Line appears on the monitor screen. The command line
prompt is the word Hotkey: in yellow text on a blue background. Hotkey
information that you key in displays on the command line.
Š Ordinary keyboard and mouse functions are suspended - only Hotkey
compliant keystrokes and mouse clicks (described in the sections that
follow) can be input.
Š At the conclusion of some hotkey operations, you automatically exit
hotkey mode. With others, you must exit manually by pressing the Esc
key, or the Spacebar.
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Hotkey Port Access
Hotkey Port Access allows you to select which computer has the KVM focus.
The KH3116 provides the following Hotkey Port Access features:
Š Selecting the Active Port
Š Auto Scan Mode
Selecting the Active Port
You can bring the KVM focus to any computer with a hotkey combination that
specifies its Port ID (see p. 16 for Port ID Numbering details):
1. Invoke HKM (see p. 31).
2. Key in the computer's Port ID number.
The Port ID numbers display on the Command Line as you key them in. If
you make a mistake, use [Backspace] to erase the wrong number.
3. Press [Enter].
The KVM focus switches to the computer associated with the specified
Port ID, and you automatically exit Hotkey Mode.
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Auto Scan Mode
The KH3116's Auto Scan feature automatically switches among all the active
CPU Ports that are accessible to the currently logged on User at regular
intervals (see Scan Mode of the OSD F3 SET function, p. 24) so that the user
can monitor their activity automatically.
To start Auto Scanning, key in the following Hotkey combination:
1. Invoke HKM (see p. 31)
2. Key in [A]
After you press A, you automatically exit Hotkey Mode, and enter Auto
Scan Mode.
3. To exit Auto Scan Mode, press [Esc] or [Spacebar]; or right-click with the
mouse.
Note: While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard and mouse
functions are suspended - only Auto Scan Mode compliant keystrokes
and mouse clicks can be input. You must exit Auto Scan Mode in order
to regain normal control of the console.
While you are in Auto Scan Mode, you can pause the scanning in order to keep
the focus on a particular computer by pressing P, or with a left-click of the
mouse.
During the time that Auto Scanning is paused, the Command Line displays:
Auto Scan: Paused.
Pausing when you want to keep the focus on a particular computer is more
convenient than Exiting Auto Scan Mode because when you Resume scanning,
you start from where you left off. If, on the other hand, you Exited and
restarted, Scanning would start over from the very first computer on the
installation.
After pausing, to resume Auto Scanning, press any key. Scanning continues
from where it left off.
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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 HKM (see p. 31)
2. Key in [Arrow]
Where [Arrow] refers to the Left, Right, Up or Down Arrow key. After
you press Arrow, you automatically exit Hotkey Mode, and enter Skip
Mode. The Arrow direction determines the type of Skip, as follows:
←
→
Skips from the current port to the first accessible port previous to it.
(See SCAN/SKIP MODE, p. 24, and SET ACCESSIBLE PORTS, p. 27 for
detailed information.)
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.
3. To exit Skip Mode, press [Esc] or [Spacebar]
Note: 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.
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Hotkey Configuration
Alternate Hotkey Invocation Keys
An alternate set of Hotkey Invocation keys is provided in case the default set
conflicts with programs running on the computers.
To switch to the alternate Hotkey Invocation set, do the following:
1. Invoke HKM (see p. 31)
2. Press and release the H key
The Hotkey 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 [Num Lock] [Minus] method, invoke HKM, then press and
release the H key again.
Alternate OSD Invocation Keys
The OSD activation method can be changed from tapping the Scroll Lock key
twice to tapping the Ctrl key twice ([Ctrl] [Ctrl]). To change the OSD
Invocation method, do the following:
1. Invoke HKM (see p. 31)
2. Press and release the T key
Note: This procedure is a toggle between the two methods. To revert back to
the original [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] method, invoke HKM, then
press and release the T key again.
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Platform Setup
The KH3116's default port settings are for a PC Compatible operating
platform. You can modify the platform setting for each port by bringing the
KVM focus to the port you want to change and using the hotkey combinations
shown in the table below.
Key
Operation
[F1]
Sets the Windows keyboard operating platform for the port that
currently has the KVM focus.
[F2]
Sets the Mac keyboard operating platform for the port that currently
has the KVM focus.
[F3]
Sets the Sun keyboard operating platform for the port that currently has
the KVM focus.
[R] [Enter]
Reset everything to the default settings.
The Hotkey entry method is as follows:
1. Invoke HKM (see p. 31)
2. Press and release the appropriate Function key (see table).
After completing a setting, you automatically exit HKM.
Note: The brackets indicate the keys you should press. Simply press the
indicated keys - do not type the brackets.
Miscellaneous Actions
Hotkeys are also used to reset the USB, and toggle the beeper On and Off. To
perform any of these operations, do the following:
1. Invoke HKM (see p. 31)
2. Press and release the appropriate action key (see table).
Key
Operation
[F5]
Performs a USB reset
B
Toggles the Beeper On or Off. The Command Line displays Beeper
On or Beeper Off for one second; then the message disappears and
you automatically exit HKM.
After completing a setting, you automatically exit HKM.
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Hotkey Summary Table
[Num Lock] + [-] [Port ID] [Enter] or
[Ctrl] + [F12] [Port ID] [Enter]
Switches access to the computer that
corresponds to that Port ID.
[Num Lock] + [-] [A] or
[Ctrl] + [F12] [A]
Invokes Auto Scan Mode.
[P] When in Auto Scan Mode, it pauses Auto
Left-click Scanning.
Any key Resumes Auto Scanning after pausing.
[Esc]
[Spacebar] Exits Auto Scan Mode.
Right-click
[Num Lock] + [-] [Arrow] or
[Ctrl] + [F12] [Arrow]
Invokes Skip Mode and Switches computer
access depending on which Arrow was pressed.
[←] 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.
[Esc]
[Spacebar]
Exits Skip Mode.
[Num Lock] + [-] [H] or
[Ctrl] + [F12] [H]
Changes the Hotkey Invocation keys from [Num
Lock] + [-] to [Ctrl] + [F12] and vice versa.
[Num Lock] + [-] [T] or
[Ctrl] + [F12] [T]
Changes the OSD Hotkey from [Scroll Lock]
[Scroll Lock] to [Ctrl] [Ctrl] and vice versa.
[Num Lock] + [-] [F1] or
[Ctrl] + [F12] [F1]
Sets the keyboard language layout of the port
that has the KVM focus to Windows.
[Num Lock] + [-] [F2] or
[Ctrl] + [F12] [F2]
Sets the keyboard language layout of the port
that has the KVM focus to Mac.
[Num Lock] + [-] [F3] or
[Ctrl] + [F12] [F3]
Sets the keyboard language layout of the port
that has the KVM focus to Sun.
[Num Lock] + [-] [R] [Enter] or
[Ctrl] + [F12] [R] [Enter]
Resets the switch to the default settings.
[Num Lock] + [-] [F5] or
[Ctrl] + [F12] [F5]
Performs a USB reset.
[Num Lock] + [-] [B] or
[Ctrl] + [F12] [B]
Toggles the Beeper On or Off.
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Chapter 6
Keyboard Emulation
The PC compatible keyboard can emulate the functions of the Mac and Sun
keyboard. The emulation mappings are listed in the tables that follow.
Mac Keyboard Emulation
PC Keyboard
Mac Keyboard
[Shift]
Shift
[Ctrl]
Ctrl
[Ctrl] [1]
Mute
[Ctrl] [2]
V_DN
[Ctrl] [3]
V_UP
[Ctrl] [4]
[Alt]
L Alt/Option
[Prt_Sc]
F13
[Scroll Lock]
F14
=
[Enter]
Return
[Backspace]
Delete
[Ins]
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 Emulation
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: 1. When using key combinations, press and release the first key [Ctrl],
then press and release the activation key.
2. If you need to go into OK Mode, which requires Stop + A, see
Troubleshooting, p. 49.
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Chapter 7
Firmware Upgrade
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. Check the web site regularly to find
the latest packages and information relating to them:
http://www.aten.com
Before You Begin
To prepare for the firmware upgrade, do the following:
1. From a computer that is not part of your KVM installation go to our Internet support site and choose the model name that relates to your device
(KH3116) 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 with this unit, to connect a
COM port on your computer to the Firmware Upgrade Port of your
switch.
4. Shut down the computers on your KH3116 installation.
5. From your KVM switch console, bring up the OSD (see p. 19) and select
the F4ADM function.
6. Scroll down to FIRMWARE UPGRADE (see p. 28). Press [Enter], then
press [Y] to invoke Firmware Upgrade Mode For your reference, the
current firmware upgrade version displays on the screen.
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Starting the Upgrade
To upgrade your firmware:
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:
2. Read and Agree to the License Agreement (enable the I Agree radio
button).
3. Click Next to continue. The Firmware Upgrade Utility main screen
appears:
The Utility inspects your installation. All the devices capable of being
upgraded by the package are listed in the Device List panel.
4. As you select a device in the list, its description appears in the Device
Description panel.
5. After you have made your device selection(s), Click Next to perform the
upgrade.
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
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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:
Click Finish to close the Firmware Upgrade Utility.
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Upgrade Failed
If the upgrade failed to complete successfully a dialog box appears asking if
you want to retry. Click Yes to retry. If you Click No, the Upgrade Failed
screen appears:
Click Cancel to close the Firmware Upgrade Utility. See the next section,
Firmware Upgrade Recovery, for how to proceed.
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Firmware Upgrade Recovery
There are basically two conditions that call for firmware upgrade recovery:
Š When you begin a firmware upgrade, but decide not to proceed with it.
Š When the Mainboard firmware upgrade fails.
Note: If one of the cascaded switches fails to upgrade successfully, unplug it
from the installation and perform the recovery and upgrade operation
independently. After it has been successfully upgraded, plug it back into
the installation.
To perform a firmware upgrade recovery, do the following:
1. Unplug the switch's power adapter cable.
2. Slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch (see p. 7) to the Recover
position.
3. Use the Firmware Upgrade Cable (provided with this unit), to connect a
COM port on your computer with the Firmware Upgrade Port of the
switch.
4. Plug the switch's power adapter cable back in.
5. Follow the upgrade procedures that begin with the Starting the Upgrade
section (p. 42).
6. After the upgrade completes successfully, unplug the switch's power
adapter cable, once again.
7. Slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch back to the Normal
position.
8. Plug the switch's power adapter cable back in.
This completes the Firmware Upgrade Recovery operation, and your switch is
ready for use.
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Appendix
KH3116 - Computer Connection Table
The following tables indicate the relationship between the number of Master
View Max Units and the number of computers that they control:
MVs
Computers
MVs
Computers
MVs
Computers
MVs
Computers
1
1 - 16
9
129 - 144
17
257 - 272
25
385 - 400
2
17 - 32
10
145 - 160
18
273 - 288
26
401 - 416
3
33 - 48
11
161 - 176
19
289 - 304
27
417 - 432
4
49 - 64
12
177 - 192
20
305 - 320
28
423 - 448
5
65 - 80
13
193 - 208
21
321 - 336
29
449 - 464
6
81 - 96
14
209 - 224
22
337 - 352
30
465 - 480
7
97- 112
15
225 - 240
23
353 - 368
31
481 - 496
8
113 - 128
16
241 - 256
24
369 - 384
32
497 - 512
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Factory Default Settings
The factory default settings are as follows:
Setting
Default
OSD Hotkey
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]
Port ID Display Position
Upper Right Corner
Port ID Display Duration
3 Seconds
Port ID Display Mode
The Port Number plus the Port Name
Scan Duration
5 Seconds
Scan/Skip Mode
All
Screen Blanker
0 (Disabled)
Logout Timeout
0 (Disabled)
Beeper
Y (Activated)
Accessible Ports
F (Full Access) For all Users on all Ports
Hotkey Command Mode
[Num Lock] + [-]
Set Operating System
Win
Keyboard Language
Auto
Set Console Mode
0: Dual-Console
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Appendix
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
Erratic
behavior.
Unit not receiving
enough power.
Check that the Power Adapter that was
supplied with the unit is plugged in and
functioning properly.
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.
All Station IDs Station 1 has
display as 01. suddenly lost power.
When I
emulate the
Sun
keyboard, I
can't go into
OK Mode
([Stop] [A]).
OK Mode has not
been initialized yet.
Wait a few seconds for the system to
reinitialize the station sequence and display
the proper IDs.
To go into OK Mode, use the following key
sequence:
1. Press and release [Ctrl]
2. Press and hold [T]
3. Press and hold [A]
4. Release [T] and [A] together
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Specifications
Function
Computer
Connections
Direct
16
Max
512 (via Daisy Chain)
On Line Port
16 (Orange)
Selected Port
16 (Green)
Station ID
2 x 7 Segments
Keyboard
1 x 6 pin mini DIN F
Mouse
1 x 6 pin mini DIN F
Video
1 x HDB-15 F
Port Selection
LEDs
Console
Connectors
KH3116
OSD (On Screen Display); Hotkeys
Computer Port Connectors
16 x SPHD-15 F
Daisy Chain Ports
1 x DB-25 M;
1 x DB-25 F
Scan Interval (OSD Select)
User Specified: 1 - 255 secs.
Emulation
Keyboard
PS/2
Mouse
PS/2
Video
2048x1536; DDC2
Power Consumption
?
Environment
Operating Temperature
0 - 40o C
Storage Temperature
-20 - 60o C
Humidity
0 - 80% RH, Non-condensing
Housing
Metal
Physical
Properties
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Weight
? Kg
Dimensions (L x W x H)
28.4 x 43.8 x 4.4 cm (19" 1U)
Appendix
Rack Mounting
The KH3116 can be mounted in a 1U system rack. For convenience and
flexibility, the mounting brackets can screw into either the front or the back of
the unit so that it can attach to the front or the back of the rack.
Front Rack Mounting
1. Screw the mounting brackets into the sides of the unit at the front , as
shown in the diagram below.
2. Slide the unit into the rack and secure it to the front of the rack.
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Rear Rack Mounting
1. Screw the mounting brackets into the sides of the unit at the rear , as
shown in the diagram below.
2. Slide the unit into the rack and secure it to the rear of the rack.
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Appendix
Limited Warranty
ALTUSEN warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one
(1) year from the date of purchase. If this product proves to be defective, contact ALTUSEN's
support department for repair or replacement of your unit. ALTUSEN will not issue a refund.
Return requests can not be processed without the original proof of purchase.
When returning the product, you must ship the product in its original packaging or packaging that
gives an equal degree of protection. Include your proof of purchase in the packaging and the RMA
number clearly marked on the outside of the package.
This warranty becomes invalid if the factory-supplied serial number has been removed or altered
on the product.
This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse,
abuse, negligence or modification of any part of the product. This warranty does not cover damage
due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper equipment, or attempted repair
by anyone other than ALTUSEN. This warranty does not cover products sold AS IS or WITH
FAULTS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL ALTUSEN'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE
PRODUCT. FURTHER, ALTUSEN SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT,
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, ITS ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE, OR ITS
DOCUMENTATION. ALTUSEN SHALL NOT IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL,
DAMAGE OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY, AND ANY EXPENSES
FROM RECOVERY, PROGRAMMING, AND REPRODUCTION OF ANY PROGRAM OR
DATA.
ALTUSEN makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory with respect to
its products, contents or use of this documentation and all accompanying software, and specifically
disclaims its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.
ALTUSEN reserves the right to revise or update its product, software or documentation without
obligation to notify any individual or entity of such revisions, or update.
For details about extended warranties, please contact one of our dedicated value added resellers.
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Index
Index
A
Daisy Chaining, 12
Single Stage, 9
ALTUSEN Information, xv
C
Cables, 5
CS-1316
Computer Connection Table, 47
Front View, 6
Rear View, 8
F
Factory Default Settings, 48
FCC Information, ii
Features, 3
Firmware Upgrade, 41
Failed, 44
Recovery, 45
Starting, 42
Succeeded, 43
H
Hardware Requirements
Cables, 5
Computer, 5
Console, 5
Hardware Setup
Front View, 6
Rear View, 8
Hot Plugging, 15
Hotkey
Summary Table, 37
O
OSD
Factory Default Settings, 48
Functions, 22
Main Screen Headings, 21
Navigation, 20
Overview, 19
Overview, 1
P
Port ID Numbering, 16
Port Selection, 17
Powering Off and Restarting, 16
R
Rack Mounting
Front, 51
Rear, 52
S
Safety Instructions
General, iv
Rack Mounting, vi
Skip Mode, 34
Specifications, 50
T
Troubleshooting, 49
U
I
Installation
Upgrading the Firmware, 41
User Notice, iii
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