8-Port USB DVI/Audio KVM Switch
The CS1768 8-port USB DVI KVM Switch is a multi-purpose appliance that consolidates access and control of up to 8 computers from a single USB
keyboard, USB mouse, and dual-monitor (DVI-I and VGA) console.
It can be cascaded to three levels – allowing up to 73 CS1768s to control up to 512 computers – all from the original single console, making it ideal for
industry-grade IT applications and management.
In addition, the CS1768 features Multiview functionality, which enables the use of standard USB cables to stack up to four switches for quad-viewing
in multiple-monitor installations where each computer is fitted with multiple video cards. It allows you to contrast, analyse and monitor video output in
convenient ways, substantially simplifying the working environment.
Furthermore, the CS1768 comes with ATEN’s on-screen display (OSD) function, which can access any computer connected to the installation, it also
offers OSD configuration back up/restore to save/ back up the OSD settings and restore them as needed.
The CS1768 provides multimedia keyboard support and is audio enabled. Two microphones can provide audio input to each of the computers, and
you can listen to the audio output of each computer on two sets of speakers (on a one-at-a-time basis).
One USB console controls eight Single Link DVI or VGA computers and two additional USB 2.0 devices
KVM console supports a digital (DVI-D) or an analog (VGA) video output
Computer ports support digital (DVI) and analog (VGA) video inputs* – mixed operation possible
Cascadable to three levels – control up to 512 computers
Multiview mode – stack up to four CS1768 units and display video from up to four monitors (dual view / triple view / quad view)
Computer selection via front panel pushbuttons, hotkeys, and multilingual on-screen display (OSD)
OSD Backup/Restore function – enables the administrator to back up the switch´s configuration and user profile information
2-port USB 2.0 hub built in
Fully compliant with the USB 2.0 specification
Two-level (Administrator/User) password authorization for enhanced security protection
Multilingual OSD supports English, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and French
Audio enabled – full bass response provides a rich experience for 2.1 channel surround sound systems
Console audio ports on front panel for easy access
Multiplatform support – Windows, Linux, Mac, Sun
Supports widescreen resolutions
Superior video quality – 1920 x 1200 (Single Link DVI); 2048 x 1536 (VGA); DDC2B
Independent switching of KVM and USB focus
DVI digital and analog monitor support – fully compliant with the DVI specifications
HDCP compatible
Video DynaSync™ – exclusive ATEN technology eliminates boot-up display problems and optimizes resolution when switching between ports
Console mouse port emulation/bypass feature supports most mouse drivers and multifunction mice Chinese, and Spanish
Complete keyboard emulation for error-free booting
Mac/Sun keyboard support and emulation**
Multilingual keyboard mapping – supports English (US), English (UK), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Traditional
Auto Scan Mode for monitoring all computers
Broadcast mode – allows you to send commands from the console to all computers to perform operations simultaneously.
Firmware upgradable
* A VGA input requires a VGA to DVI adapter or a VGA to DVI KVM cable(2L-7DX2U/2L-7DX3U). This KVM cable is sold separately
** PC keyboard combinations emulate Mac/Sun keyboards; Mac/Sun keyboard work only with their own computers
8-Port USB DVI KVM Switch
Computer Connections
512 (via Cascade)
Port Selection
OSD, Hotkey, Pushbutton
Console Ports
2 x USB Type A Female (Black)
1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue) / 1 x DVI-I Female (White)
2 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Pink; 1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel)
2 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green; 1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel)
KVM Ports
8 x USB Type B Female (White)
8 x DVI-I Female (White)
8 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green)
8 x Mini Stereo Jack Male (Pink)
Firmware Upgrade
1 x RJ-11 Female (Black)
1 x DC Jack
2 x USB Type A Female (White; 1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel)
Port Selection
8 x Pushbutton
1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
Firmware Upgrade
1 x Slide Switch
USB Link
8 (Green)
1 (Dark Green)
On Line /Selected
8 (Orange)
Keyboard / Mouse
DVI Single Link: 1920 x 1200; VGA: 2048 x 1536
Scan Interval
1–255 Seconds (Default: 5 secs)
DC 5.3V, 3.76 W
0 - 80% RH, Non-condensing
Physical Properties
2.80 kg ( 6.17 lb )
Dimensions (L x W
x H)
43.72 x 16.12 x 4.40 cm
(17.21 x 6.35 x 1.73 in.)
For some of rack mount products, please note that the standard physical dimensions of WxDxH are expressed using
a LxWxH format.
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