KVM Switch CS1708A / CS1716A User Manual www.aten.com

KVM Switch
CS1708A / CS1716A
User Manual
www.aten.com
CS1708A / CS1716A User Manual
FCC, CE Information
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION INTERFERENCE
STATEMENT: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in
a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user
will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this
equipment.
CE Warning: This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product
may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take
adequate measures.
RoHS
This product is RoHS compliant.
SJ/T 11364-2006
The following contains information that relates to China.
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User Information
Online Registration
Be sure to register your product at our online support center:
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User Notice
All information, documentation, and specifications contained in this manual
are subject to change without prior notification by the manufacturer. The
manufacturer makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or
implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any
warranties as to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any of
the manufacturer's software described in this manual is sold or licensed as is.
Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and
not the manufacturer, its distributor, or its dealer), assumes the entire cost of all
necessary servicing, repair and any incidental or consequential damages
resulting from any defect in the software.
The manufacturer of this system is not responsible for any radio and/or TV
interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this device. It is the
responsibility of the user to correct such interference.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any damage incurred in the operation
of this system if the correct operational voltage setting was not selected prior
to operation. PLEASE VERIFY THAT THE VOLTAGE SETTING IS
CORRECT BEFORE USE.
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Package Contents
The CS1708A / CS1716A package consists of:
Š 1 CS1708A / CS1716A KVM Switch with Standard Rack Mounting Kit
Š 2 Custom KVM Cable Sets
Š 1 Console Cable
Š 1 Firmware Upgrade Cable
Š 1 Foot Pad Set (4 pcs)
Š 1 Power Adapter
Š 1 User Instructions*
Check to make sure that all the components are present and that nothing got
damaged in shipping. If you encounter a problem, contact your dealer.
Read this manual thoroughly and follow the installation and operation
procedures carefully to prevent any damage to the unit, and/or any of the
devices connected to it.
* Features may have been added to the CS1708A / CS1716A since this manual
was published. Please visit our website to download the most up-to-date
version of the manual.
© Copyright 2008–2013 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-0293-100G
Manual Date: 2013-09-10
ATEN and the ATEN logo are registered trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
All other brand names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective owners.
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Contents
FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
RoHS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
SJ/T 11364-2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
User Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Online Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Telephone Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
User Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Package Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
About this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .viii
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Product Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
1. Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2. Hardware Setup
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Stacking and Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Stacking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Rack Mounting – Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Rack Mounting – Rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Grounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Single Level Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cable Connection Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Daisy Chain Installations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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3. Basic Operation
Hot Plugging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Changing Station Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Hot Plugging KVM Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Hot Plugging Console Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Port Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Manual Port Switching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Port ID Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Powering Off and Restarting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
USB Peripheral Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
4. OSD Operation
OSD Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
OSD Login. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
OSD Hotkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
OSD Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
OSD Main Screen Headings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
OSD Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
OSD Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
F1: GOTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
F2: LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
F3: SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
F4: ADM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
F5: SKP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
F6: BRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
F7: SCAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
F8: LOUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
5. Keyboard Port Operation
Hotkey Port Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Invoke Hotkey Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Number Lock and Minus Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Control and F12 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Select the Active Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Auto Scan Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Invoking Auto Scan: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Skip Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Computer Keyboard / Mouse Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Hotkey Beeper Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Quick Hotkey Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
OSD Hotkey Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Port OS Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Restore Default Values. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Hotkey Summary Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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6. Keyboard Emulation
Mac Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Sun Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
7. The Firmware Upgrade Utility
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Downloading the Firmware Upgrade Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Starting the Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Upgrade Succeeded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Upgrade Failed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Firmware Upgrade Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Appendix
Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Connection Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
CS1708A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
CS1716A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Supported KVM Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Restoring Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
OSD Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
About SPHD Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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About this Manual
This user manual is provided to help you get the most from your CS1708A /
CS1716A system. It covers all aspects of installation, configuration and
operation. An overview of the information found in the manual is provided
below.
Chapter 1, Introduction, introduces you to the CS1708A / CS1716A
system. Its purpose, features and benefits are presented, and its front and back
panel components are described.
Chapter 2, Hardware Setup, describes how to set up your installation. The
necessary steps – from a basic single stage hookup to a complete 32-switch
daisy chained operation are provided.
Chapter 3, Basic Operation, explains the fundamental concepts involved
in operating the CS1708A / CS1716A.
Chapter 4, OSD Operation, provides a complete description of the
CS1708A / CS1716A's on-screen display (OSD), and how to work with it.
Chapter 5, Keyboard Port Operation, details all of the concepts and
procedures involved in the hotkey operation of your CS1708A / CS1716A
installation.
Chapter 6, Keyboard Emulation, provides tables that list the PC to Mac
and PC to Sun keyboard emulation mappings.
Chapter 7, The Firmware Upgrade Utility, explains how to use this
utility to upgrade the CS1708A / CS1716A's firmware with the latest available
versions.
An Appendix, provides specifications and other technical information
regarding the CS1708A / CS1716A.
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Conventions
This manual uses the following conventions:
Monospaced
Indicates text that you should key in.
[]
Indicates keys you should press. For example, [Enter] means to
press the Enter key. If keys need to be chorded, they appear
together in the same bracket with a plus sign between them:
[Ctrl+Alt].
1.
Numbered lists represent procedures with sequential steps.
♦
Bullet lists provide information, but do not involve sequential steps.
→
Indicates selecting the option (on a menu or dialog box, for
example), that comes next. For example, Start → Run means to
open the Start menu, and then select Run.
Indicates critical information.
Product Information
For information about all ATEN products and how they can help you connect
without limits, visit ATEN on the Web or contact an ATEN Authorized
Reseller. Visit ATEN on the Web for a list of locations and telephone numbers:
International
http://www.aten.com
North America
http://www.aten-usa.com
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Overview
The CS1708A and CS1716A KVM switches are control units that allow access
to multiple computers from a single console (keyboard, mouse, and monitor).
A single CS1708A or CS1716A can control up to 8 or 16 computers. As many as
31 additional switches can be daisy chained to each other, so that up to 256 or 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 CS1708A / CS1716A features high density SPHD
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.
Additionally, a front panel USB port is available for each computer to access
any peripherals connected to it on a one-at-a-time basis.
Setup is fast and easy; plugging cables into their appropriate ports is all that is
entailed. The CS1708A / CS1716A supports both USB and PS/2 connections for
the console and computers; and because the CS1708A / CS1716A 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 manually pressing the front panel pushbutton port LEDs, entering
hotkey combinations from the keyboard, or by means of a powerful menu
driven multilingual on-screen display (OSD) system. A convenient auto-scan
feature also permits automatic scanning and monitoring of the activities of all
computers running on the installation on a one at a time basis.
By allowing a single console to manage all the attached computers, a CS1708A
/ CS1716A installation: eliminates the expense of having to purchase a separate
keyboard, monitor, and mouse for each computer; saves all the space those
extra components would take up; saves on energy costs; and eliminates the
inconvenience and wasted effort involved in constantly moving from one
computer to another.
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Features
Š A single console controls up to 8 (CS1708A) or 16 (CS1716A) computers
Š Daisy chain up to 31 additional units – control up to 256 (CS1708A) or 512
(CS1716A) computers from a single console
Š Front panel USB port allows each computer to access USB peripherals*
Š Dual Interface – supports computers with PS/2 or USB keyboards and mice
Š Multiplatform support – Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Linux, Mac, and Sun
Š Supports USB keyboards for PC, Mac and Sun
Š Auto PS/2 and USB interface detection
Š USB / PS/2 keyboard and mouse emulation – computers boot even when
the console focus is elsewhere
Š Superior video quality – up to 2048 x 1536; DDC2B
Š Display Emulation Technology – stores the console monitor's EDID
(Extended Display Identification Data) to optimize display resolution
Š No software required – convenient computer selection via front panel
pushbuttons, hotkeys and multilingual on-screen display (OSD) menus
Š Auto-senses station's position on daisy chained installations; no need for
manual dip switch setting; front panel led indicates station's position
Š Port names automatically reconfigured when station sequence is changed
Š Two level password security; only authorized users view and control computers;
up to four users and an administrator with separate profiles for each
Š Auto Scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
Š Broadcast mode; operations simultaneously performed on all selected computers
Š Hot pluggable – add or remove computers without having to power down
the switch
Š Buzzer on/off via hotkey and OSD
Š Firmware upgrades to all the chained KVM switches at the same time via
the daisy chain cable
Š Rack mountable in 19" system rack (1U)
* The USB peripheral function only works with USB cable set connections. It
will not work with PS/2 cable set connections.
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Requirements
Console
The following hardware components are required for the KVM console:
Š A VGA, SVGA, or multisync monitor capable of displaying the highest
resolution provided by any computer in the installation.
Š A keyboard and mouse (USB or PS/2)
Computers
The following hardware components are required for each computer:
Š A VGA, SVGA, or multisync video graphics card with an HDB-15 port.
Š PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports (6-pin mini-DIN), at least one USB port.
Š Direct support Sun USB systems; or, for Sun legacy systems, an ATEN
CV130A Sun Console Converter.
Cables
Substandard cables might damage the connected devices or degrade overall
performance. For optimum signal integrity and to simplify the layout use the
high quality custom cable sets described below.
Function
Length
Part Number
0.6 m
1.8 m
2L-1700
2L-1701
PS/2
1.2 m
1.8 m
3.0 m
6.0 m
1.8 m
2L-5201P
2L-5202P
2L-5203P
2L-5206P
2L-5702P
USB
1.2 m
1.8 m
3.0 m
5.0 m
2L-5201U
2L-5202U
2L-5203U
2L-5205U
KVM switch to KVM switch
(daisy chaining)
KVM switch to computer
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Operating Systems
Supported operating systems are shown in the table, below:
OS
Version
Windows
Linux
UNIX
2000 and higher
RedHat
7.1 and higher
SuSE
8.2 and higher
Mandriva (Mandrake)
9.0 and higher
AIX
4.3 and higher
FreeBSD
4.2 and higher
Sun
Novell
Solaris 8 and higher
Netware
5.0 and higher
Mac
OS 9 and higher
Components
Front View
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Note: The CS1716A is pictured above. The CS1708A front panel is the same
as the CS1716A, except that it has 8 KVM port LEDs instead of 16.
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No.
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Component
Port LEDs
Description
These port selection pushbuttons each contain 2 LEDs.
Š An orange LED indicates that a computer is connected to
the corresponding port.
Š A green LED indicates that the computer connected to the
corresponding port has focus.
Š Simultaneously pressing port LEDs 1 & 2 resets the
console keyboard and mouse.
Š Simultaneously pressing port LEDs 7 & 8 on the CS1708A,
or 15 & 16 on the CS1716A, starts Auto Scan mode.
See F7: SCAN, page 35
2
Reset Button
Pressing in this button performs a system reset. When the
system is reset, the CS1708A / CS1716A beeps, and then the
KVM port LEDs flash in succession until the reset is
completed. After the reset is completed you can login again.
Note: This button is semi-rec essed and must be pushed with a
small object, such as the end of a paper clip or a ballpoint pen.
3
USB Port
USB peripherals (flash drive, CD-ROM, etc.) plug into this port.
4
Firmware
Upgrade
Recovery
Switch
During normal operation and while performing a firmware
upgrade, this switch should be in the NORMAL position. If a
firmware upgrade operation does not complete successfully,
this switch is used to perform a firmware upgrade recovery.
See Firmware Upgrade Recovery, page 54, for details.
5
Firmware
Upgrade Port
The firmware upgrade cable that transfers the firmware
upgrade data from the administrator's computer to the
CS1708A / CS1716A, plugs into this RJ-11 connector.
6
Power LED
Lights to indicate that the unit is receiving power.
7
Station ID LED
The CS1708A / CS1716A station ID is displayed here. If this is
a single station installation (see page 13), or the first station
on a daisy chained installation (see page 15), the switch has a
station ID of 01.
On a daisy chained installation, the CS1708A / CS1716A autosenses its position and displays the station ID that
corresponds to its place in the chain. (see Port ID Numbering,
page 20 for details).
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Rear View
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3
No.
4 5
2
6
Component
Description
1
Daisy Chain Ports
When daisy chaining units, the cables plug in here.
The port on the right is the Chain Out port; the one on
the left is the Chain In port.
2
KVM Ports
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 custom KVM cables
designed to work with this switch can plug in.
(See Cables, page 3, for details.) Do NOT attempt to
use ordinary 15-pin VGA connector cables to link
these ports to the computers.
3
Grounding Terminal
The grounding wire used to ground the CS1708A /
CS1716A attaches here.
4
Cable Tie Slot
If you want to use a cable tie to gather the cables
together, you can run it through this slot to attach it to
the unit.
5
Power Jack
The power adapter cable plugs in here.
6
Console Port
The custom console cable set that is provided to
attach the console monitor, keyboard, and mouse
plugs in here.
Note: The CS1716A is pictured above. The CS1708A rear panel is the same as
the CS1716A, except that it has 8 KVM ports instead of 16.
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Hardware Setup
Overview
For convenience and flexibility that allows mixing PS/2 and USB interfaces,
the CS1708A / CS1716A design utilizes custom KVM cables that serve as
intermediaries between the KVM switch and the connected computers.
A separate custom KVM cable is required for each computer connection. The
custom KVM cables are listed in the Cables section on page 3. Consult your
dealer to find out which custom KVM cables best fit your needs.
Before You Begin
1. Important safety information regarding the placement of this
device is provided on page 55. Please review it before proceeding.
2. Make sure that the power to any device that you connect to the
installation has been turned off. You must unplug the power cords
of any computers that have the Keyboard Power On function.
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Stacking and Rack Mounting
The CS1708A / CS1716A can be stacked on a desktop or rack mounted by a
variety of different methods in 1U of rack space. The procedures for each
method are described in the following sections.
Note: 1. Allow at least 5.1 cm on each side for adequate ventilation and
12.7 cm at the rear for power cord and cable clearance.
2. The standard rack mounting kit does not include screws or cage nuts.
If you need additional screws or cage nuts, contact your rack dealer.
3. For instructional purposes, the CS1708A is pictured in the diagrams
that follow. However, the CS1708A is the same as the CS1716A,
except that it has 8 KVM ports instead of 16.
Stacking
The CS1708A / CS1716A can be placed on any level surface that can safely
support its weight and the weight of the attached cables. Ensure that the surface
is clean and free of materials that can block the exhaust vents or otherwise
interfere with normal operation of the KVM switch. Peel the protective backing
off of the foot pads, and affix them to the bottom panel of the CS1708A /
CS1716A at the corners, as shown in the diagram below.
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Rack Mounting – Front
1. Remove the screws from the left and right sides of the switch (2 screws
total) near the front of the switch.
2. Use the M3 x 8 Phillips hex head screws supplied with the rack mounting kit
to screw the rack mounting brackets into the sides near the front of the unit.
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3. Place the KVM switch in the rack. Position it so that the holes in the
mounting brackets line up with the holes in the rack. Secure the mounting
brackets to the front of the rack.
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Rack Mounting – Rear
1. Remove 1 screw each from the left and right sides of the switch (2 screws
total) near the rear of the unit.
2. Use the M3 x 8 Phillips hex head screws supplied with the rack mounting kit
to screw the rack mounting brackets into the sides near the rear of the unit.
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3. Place the KVM switch in the rack. Position it so that the holes in the
mounting brackets line up with the holes in the rack. Secure the mounting
brackets to the rear of the rack.
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Grounding
To prevent damage to your installation it is important that all devices are
properly grounded.
Use a grounding wire to ground the CS1708A / CS1716A by connecting one end
of the wire to the grounding terminal, and the other end of the wire to a suitable
grounded object.
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Single Level Installation
In a single level installation, there are no additional switches daisy chained
down from the first unit. To set up a single level installation do the following:
1. Ground the CS1708A / CS1716A and make sure that power has been turned
off to all the computers you will be connecting up.
2. Using the console cable provided, connect a keyboard, mouse, and
monitor to the CS1708A / CS1716A console port. Refer to the Cable
Connection Diagrams on the following page.
3. Use KVM cable sets (as described in the Cables section on page 3), to
connect any available KVM port to the keyboard, video and mouse ports
of the computer you are installing. Refer to the KVM Cable Installation
Diagrams on the following page.
4. Plug the power adapter cable into the CS1708A / CS1716A power jack,
then plug the power adapter into an AC power source.
5. Turn on the power to the computers.
Single Level Installation Diagram
5
3
1
2
4
Note: The numbers in the diagram correspond to the numbered steps above.
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Cable Connection Diagrams
Console Cable Installation Diagram
USB
PS/2
VGA
KVM Cable Installation Diagrams
USB KVM Cable Connection
PS/2 KVM Cable Connection
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Daisy Chain Installations
To control even more computers, up to 31 additional switches can be daisy
chained down from the first CS1708A / CS1716A. As many as 512 computers can
be controlled from a single console in a complete installation. Tables showing
the relation between the number of computers and the number of CS1708A /
CS1716A units needed to control them are provided on page 60 in the Appendix.
To set up a daisy chained installation, do the following:
1. Ground the CS1708A / CS1716A and make sure that power has been turned
off to all the computers you will be connecting up.
2. Using the console cable provided, connect a keyboard, mouse, and
monitor to the CS1708A / CS1716A console port. Refer to the Cable
Connection Diagrams on the following page.
3. Use a daisy chain cable set (described in the Cables section, page 3), to
connect the Chain Out port of the master CS1708A / CS1716A unit to the
Chain In port of the slave unit (first station out to second station in, second
station out to third station in, etc.).1
Note: You cannot use the Chain In port of the first station CS1708A /
CS1716A, since it is the highest level master.
4. Use KVM cable sets (described in the Cables section, page 3), to connect
any available KVM port on the CS1708A / CS1716A installation to the
keyboard, video and mouse ports of the computers you are installing.
5. Repeat the above steps for any additional units you wish to add to the chain.
6. Power up the installation according to the following procedure:
a) Plug in the power adapter for the first station.
Wait for the unit’s station ID to display on the station ID LED.
The station ID for the first stage unit is 01, the ID for the second stage
unit is 02, etc.
b) Plug in the power adapters 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 2. Hardware Setup
Daisy Chained Installation Diagram
CHAIN OUT
CHAIN OUT
CHAIN IN
CHAIN OUT
CHAIN IN
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Chapter 3
Basic Operation
Hot Plugging
The CS1708A / CS1716A 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, the procedures described below must be followed:
Changing Station Positions
You can change a station’s position by simply disconnecting it from its master
and reconnecting it to another switch in the chain. In order for the OSD menus
to correspond to the change, the station IDs must be reset in the OSD. See
RESET STATION IDS, page 32 for details.
Hot Plugging KVM Ports
In order for the OSD menus to correspond to KVM port changes, you must
manually reconfigure the OSD to reflect the new port information. See the F3
SET (page 28) and F4 ADM (page 30), functions for details.
Note: If the computer's operating system does not support hot plugging, this
function may not work properly.
Hot Plugging Console Ports
The keyboard, monitor, and mouse can all be hot plugged. When hot plugging
the mouse:
Š You may unplug and replug the mouse (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 5 on page 16.
Note: If, after hot plugging there is no response to keyboard and/or mouse
input, perform a Keyboard and Mouse Reset by simultaneously
pressing the 1 and 2 front panel port LEDs.
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Port Selection
The CS1708A / CS1716A provides three port selection methods to access the
computers on the installation: Manual, an OSD (on-screen display) menu
system, and Hotkeys. See Chapter 4, OSD Operation and Chapter 5,
Keyboard Port Operation for more information.
Manual Port Switching
Use the front panel pushbutton switches to manually switch to a port.
Port ID Numbering
Each KVM port on a CS1708A / CS1716A 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 is a two digit number of the switch's position in the
daisy chain sequence. This number is displayed on the front panel station
ID LED.
Š The Port Number is a two digit number of the port on the CS1708A /
CS1716A station that a 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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Powering Off and Restarting
If it becomes necessary to power off a CS1708A / CS1716A, do the following
before restarting it:
1. Shut down all the computers that are attached to the CS1708A / CS1716A.
Note: Unplug the power cords of any computers that have the Keyboard
Power On function. Otherwise, the CS1708A / CS1716A will still
receive power from the computers.
2. Unplug the CS1708A / CS1716A from its power source.
3. Wait 10 seconds, then plug the CS1708A / CS1716A back in.
4. After the CS1708A / CS1716A has started and ascertained its station ID,
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.
USB Peripheral Devices
The front panel USB port is available to connect a USB peripheral device (flash
drive, CD-ROM drive, printer, etc.) to the CS1708A / CS1716A. Any computer
connected to the CS1708A / CS1716A can access the USB peripheral on a oneat-a-time basis. The peripheral device is available to computers connected to
the CS1708A / CS1716A on the same level only, and is not available to
computers connected to daisy chained switches.
The USB peripheral device is automatically detected on target computers when
switching ports on the CS1708A / CS1716A. For example, when switching from
a computer connected to port 1 to a computer connected to port 2, the
peripheral device automatically disconnects from the computer on port 1 and
connects to the computer on port 2.
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Chapter 4
OSD Operation
OSD Overview
The on-screen display (OSD) is a mouse and keyboard enabled, menu driven
method to handle computer control and switching operations. All procedures
start from the OSD main screen.
OSD Login
The OSD incorporates a two level (administrator / user) password system.
Before the OSD main screen displays, a login screen appears requiring a
password. If this is the first time that the OSD is used, or if the password
function has not been set, simply press [Enter]. The OSD main screen displays
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) as you like. If the password function has
been set, you must provide an appropriate administrator/user password in order
to access the OSD.
OSD Hotkey
You can display the OSD on the console monitor while also viewing the
display of any port on the CS1708A / CS1716A by pressing the [Scroll Lock]
key twice.
Note: You can optionally change the OSD hotkey to the Ctrl key, in which
case you would press [Ctrl] twice (see OSD Hotkey, page 28). With this
method, you must press the same [Ctrl] key.
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OSD Main Screen
When you invoke the OSD, a screen similar to the one below appears:
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 users.
2. The 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 current logged in user are visible (see SET ACCESSIBLE PORTS,
page 30, for details).
4. If the port list is collapsed, click on a switch number, or move the
highlight bar to it then press the right arrow key to expand the list.
Similarly, to collapse a switch’s port list, click on the switch number,
or move the highlight bar to it then press the left arrow key to collapse
the list.
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OSD Main Screen Headings
SN--PN
This column lists the port ID numbers (station number - port number) for
all the KVM 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 has selected for quick view scanning (see Set Quick View Ports,
page 32), an arrowhead displays in this column to indicate so.
The computers that are powered on and are online have a sun symbol
in this column to indicate so.
NAME
If a port has been given a name (see Edit Port Names, page 31), its
name appears in this column.
OSD Navigation
Š To dismiss the menu, and deactivate OSD, click the X at the upper right
corner of the OSD window; or press [Esc].
Š To log out, click F8 at the top of the main screen, or press [F8].
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 list entries than what can appear on the main 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 list entries than what can appear on the main 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 Functions
OSD functions are used to configure and control the OSD. For example, you
can rapidly switch to any port, scan selected ports, 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 at the top of the main screen, or press a
function key on the keyboard.
2. In the submenus that appear make your choice either by double-clicking it,
or moving the highlight bar to it, then pressing [Enter].
3. Press [Esc] to return to the previous menu level.
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, page 30), that match the name or port ID
pattern, regardless of the current list settings (see F2 LIST, page 27, for
details).
To return to the OSD main screen 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 on the main screen. The submenu choices and their meanings are
given in the table below.
Choice
Meaning
ALL
Lists all of the ports on the installation that have been set accessible
by the administrator for the current logged in user.
QUICK VIEW
Lists only the ports that have been selected as quick view ports (see
SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, page 32).
POWERED ON
Lists only the ports that have their attached computers powered on.
QUICK VIEW +
POWERED ON
Lists only the ports that have been selected as quick view ports (see
SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, page 32), 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.
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F3: SET
This function allows the administrator and each user to set up his own working
environment. A separate profile for each is stored by the OSD and is activated
according to the username that was 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 following table:
Setting
OSD HOTKEY
Function
Selects which hotkey activates the OSD function:
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] or [Ctrl] [Ctrl].
Since the [Ctrl] key combination may conflict with programs running
on the computers, the default is the [Scroll Lock] combination.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
POSITION
Allows each user to customize the position where the port ID
appears on the screen. The default is the upper left corner, but
users 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: 3 Seconds (default) and
Always Off.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
MODE
Selects how the port ID is displayed: the port number plus the port
name (PORT NUMBER + PORT NAME) (default); the port number
alone (PORT NUMBER); or the port name alone (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,
page 35). Key in a value from 1–255 seconds, then press [Enter].
Default is 5 seconds; a setting of 0 disables the SCAN function.
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Setting
SCAN–SKIP
MODE
Function
Selects which computers will be accessed under skip mode (see
F5 SKP, page 33), and Auto Scan mode (see F7 SCAN, page 35.
Choices are:
ALL - All the ports which have been set accessible (see SET
ACCESSIBLE PORTS, page 30);
QUICK VIEW - Only those ports which have been set accessible
and have been selected as quick view ports (see SET QUICK
VIEW PORTS, page 32);
POWERED ON - Only those ports which have been set accessible
and are powered on;
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.
Note: The quick view choices only show up on the administrator's
screen, since only he has Quick View setting rights (see SET
QUICK VIEW PORTS, page 32, for details).
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]. The default setting of 0 disables this
function.
HOTKEY
COMMAND
MODE
Enables / disables the hotkey command function in case a conflict
with programs running on the computers occurs.
HOTKEY
Sets the keyboard shortcut for invoking Hotkey Mode (see
page 37). Choices are: NUM LOCK + - (minus) (default), and
CTRL + F12.
OSD
LANGUAGE
Sets the language used in the OSD. Choices are: English (default),
German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
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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 to select from appears.
Double-click an item, or move the highlight bar to it then press [Enter]. An
icon appears before the selected item so that you know which one it is. The
settings are explained in the following table:
Setting
SET USER
LOGIN
Function
This function is used to set usernames and passwords for the
administrator and users:
1. Usernames and passwords for one administrator and four users
can be set.
2. After you select the administrator field or one of the user fields,
a screen that allows you to key in the username and password
appears. Usernames and passwords can be from 1 to 16
characters long and can consist of any combination of letters
and numbers (A–Z, 0–9) and some additional keys (* ( ) + : - , ?
. / space).
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. Press
[Enter] when done.
Note: Usernames and passwords are not case sensitive.
Usernames are displayed in capital letters in the OSD.
SET
ACCESSIBLE
PORTS
This function allows the administrator to define user access to the
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 choices: F (full access), V (view only), or blank.
Repeat until all access rights have been set, then press [Enter].
The default is F for all users on all ports.
Note:
Š 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.
Š The administrator always has full access to all ports.
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Setting
SET LOGOUT
TIMEOUT
Function
If there is no input from the console for the amount of time set with
this function, the user is automatically logged out. A login is
necessary before the console can be used again.
This enables other users to gain access to the computers when the
original user 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]. The default setting of 0 disables this function.
Note: This feature does not function if Set Login Mode is disabled.
See SET LOGIN MODE, page 31.
EDIT PORT
NAMES
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, 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 OSD FACTORY DEFAULT
SETTINGS, page 61) except for the port name list, username and
password information, which are saved.
CLEAR THE
NAME LIST
This function clears the port name list.
ACTIVATE
BEEPER
Choices are Y (on), or N (off). When activated, the beeper sounds
whenever a port is changed; when activating the Auto Scan
function (see F7 SCAN, page 35); or an invalid entry is made on an
OSD menu. The default is Y.
SET LOGIN
MODE
This function allows the administrator to request users to login or
not. When the login dialog box is disabled, the system disables the
login/logout function. If the system is re-started, the login/logout
function remains disabled.
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Setting
SET QUICK
VIEW PORTS
Function
This function lets the administrator select which ports to include as
quick view ports.
Š To select/deselect a port as a quick view port, double-click the
port, or use the navigation keys to move the highlight bar to it,
then press [Spacebar].
Š When a port has been selected as a quick view port, an icon displays in the QV column of the LIST on the main screen. When a
port is deselected, the icon disappears.
Š If one of the quick view options is chosen for the LIST view (see
F2 LIST, page 27), 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, page 29), only a port that has been
selected here will be auto-scanned.
The default has no ports selected for quick view.
RESET STATION If you change the position of one of the stations in the daisy chain,
IDS
the OSD settings will no longer correspond to the new location.
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.) must be input again for
all of the computers affected by the change.
SET
OPERATING
SYSTEM
This function allows the administrator to define the operating
system for the computer connected to each KVM port. The default
is WIN (PC compatible).
To set the port operating system:
1. From the list, select the port for which you wish to set the computer's operating system.
2. Set the operating system by pressing [Spacebar] to cycle
through WIN, MAC, SUN, or OTHER .
3. Press [Esc] to exit. The operating system you selected is
assigned to the KVM port.
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Setting
FIRMWARE
UPGRADE
Function
In order to upgrade the CS1708A / CS1716A firmware (see
page 49), you must first enable Firmware Upgrade mode with this
setting.
When you bring up this menu, the current firmware version levels
are displayed. Select Y to enable Firmware Upgrade mode, or N to
leave this menu without enabling it.
SET KEYBOARD Sets the language for the computer keyboard attached to the KVM
port. To select a keyboard language, double-click it, or use the
LANGUAGE
navigation keys to move the highlight bar to it, then press [Enter].
Choices are: AUTO (default), ENGLISH (US), ENGLISH (UK),
GERMAN (GER.), GERMAN (SWISS), FRENCH, HUNGARIAN,
ITALIAN, JAPANESE, KOREAN, RUSSIAN, SPANISH, SWEDISH
and TRADITIONAL CHINESE.
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
page 28).
Š When you are in skip mode:
press [ ← ] to switch to the previous computer in the list
press [ → ] to switch to the next computer in the list
press [ ↑ ] to switch to the last computer on the previous station in the list
press [ ↓ ] to switch to the first computer on the next station in the list.
Note: When you skip, you only skip to the previous or next available
computer that is in the Scan–Skip mode selection (page 29).
Š If a port has been selected for Scan–Skip mode, when the focus switches to
that port a left/right triangle symbol appears before its port ID display.
Š While skip mode is in effect, the console will not function normally. You
must exit skip mode in order to regain control of the console.
Š To exit skip mode, press [Spacebar] or [Esc].
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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 console 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.
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.
Š While BRC mode is in effect, the mouse will not function normally. 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 page 29).
Š The amount of time that each port displays for is set with the Scan
Duration setting under the F3: SET function (see page 28). When you
want to stop at a particular location, press the [Spacebar] 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 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 normally.
You must exit Auto Scan mode in order to regain control of the console.
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 leftclick of the mouse. See Invoking Auto Scan, page 40, for details.
Š To exit Auto Scan mode, press the [Spacebar] or [Esc].
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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] when you are at the main screen 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 screen. 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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Keyboard Port Operation
Hotkey Port Control
Hotkey port control allows you to provide KVM focus to a particular computer
directly from the keyboard. The CS1708A / CS1716A provides the following
hotkey port control features:
Š Selecting the Active Port
Š Auto Scan Mode Switching
Š Skip Mode Switching
Š Computer Keyboard / Mouse Reset
The following settings can also be controlled in Hotkey mode:
Š Setting the Beeper
Š Setting the Quick Hotkey
Š Setting the OSD Hotkey
Š Setting the Port Operating System
Š Restoring the OSD Default Values
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Invoke Hotkey Mode
All hotkey operations begin by invoking Hotkey mode.1 There are two possible
keystroke sequences used to invoke Hotkey mode, though only one can be
operational at any given time:
Number Lock and Minus Keys
1. Hold down the Num Lock key;
2. Press and release the minus key;
3. Release the Num Lock key:
[Num Lock] + [-]
Control and F12 Keys
1. Hold down the Ctrl key;
2. Press and release the F12 key;
3. Release the Ctrl key:
[Ctrl] + [F12]
When Hotkey mode is active:
Š A command line appears on the monitor screen. The command line prompt
is the word Hotkey: in white text on a blue background, and displays the
subsequent hotkey information that you key in.
Š Ordinary keyboard and mouse functions are suspended – only hotkey
compliant keystrokes (described in the sections that follow), can be input.
Pressing [Esc] exits Hotkey mode.
1.
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Make sure that the Hotkey Command Mode function is enabled and that you key in the
appropriate Hotkey. See page 29 for details.
Chapter 5. Keyboard Port Operation
Select the Active Port
Each KVM port is assigned a port ID (see Port ID Numbering, page 20). You
can directly access any computer on the installation with a hotkey combination
that specifies the port ID of the KVM port that a computer is connected to. To
access a computer using hotkeys:
1. Invoke hotkey mode with the [Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
combination.
2. Key in the port ID.
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].
After you press [Enter], the KVM focus switches to the designated
computer and you automatically exit hotkey mode.
Note: In hotkey mode, KVM focus will not switch to a port if an invalid
switch or port number is entered. The hotkey command line will
continue to display on the screen until you enter a valid switch and
port number combination, or exit hotkey mode.
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Auto Scan Mode
Auto Scan automatically switches, at regular intervals, among all the KVM
ports that have been set as accessible under Scan–Skip Mode, so that their
activity can be monitored automatically. See Scan–Skip Mode on page 28 for
more information.
Invoking Auto Scan:
To start Auto Scan, key in the following Hotkey combination:
1. Invoke hotkey mode with the [Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
combination.
2. Press [A]. After you press A, then [Enter], you automatically exit hotkey
mode, and enter Auto Scan mode.
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. 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.
To resume Auto Scanning, press any key or left-click. Scanning
continues from where it left off.
Š 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.
3. To exit Auto Scan mode press [Esc] or [Spacebar]. Auto-scanning stops
when you exit Auto Scan mode.
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Skip Mode
This feature allows you to switch between computers in order to monitor them
manually. You can dwell on a particular port for as long 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 hotkey mode with the [Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
combination.
2. Key in [Arrow]
Š Where [Arrow] refers to one of the arrow keys. After you press an
arrow, you automatically exit hotkey mode and enter Skip mode where
you can switch ports as follows:
←
Skips to the first accessible port. (See Scan/Skip Mode, page 29,
for information regarding accessible ports.)
→
Skips to the next accessible port.
↑
Skips to the last accessible port of the previous station.
↓
Skips to the first accessible port of the next station.
Š Once you are in Skip mode, you can keep on skipping by pressing the
arrow keys. You don't have to use the [Num Lock] + [-] combination
again.
Š While Skip mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard and mouse functions
are suspended – only Skip mode compliant keystrokes can be input.
You must exit Skip mode in order to regain normal control of the
console.
3. To exit Skip mode, press [Esc] or [Spacebar].
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Computer Keyboard / Mouse Reset
If the keyboard or mouse cease to function on the computer connected to the
currently selected port, you can perform a keyboard / mouse reset on the
computer. This function is essentially the same as unplugging and replugging
the keyboard and mouse on the target computer. To perform a computer
keyboard / mouse reset, key in the following hotkey combination:
1. Invoke hotkey mode with the [Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
combination.
2. Press [F5].
After you press [F5] you automatically exit Hotkey mode and regain keyboard
and mouse control on the computer connected to the KVM port. If you fail to
regain keyboard / mouse control on the computer after pressing [F5], perform
a console keyboard and mouse reset. For more information see Port LEDs,
page 5.
Hotkey Beeper Control
The beeper (see Activate Beeper, page 31) can be hotkey toggled on and off.
To toggle the beeper, key in the following hotkey combination:
1. Invoke hotkey mode with the [Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
combination.
2. Press [B].
After you press [B], the beeper toggles on or off. The command line displays
Beeper On or Beeper Off for one second; then the message disappears and you
automatically exit hotkey mode.
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Quick Hotkey Control
The Quick Hotkey (see HOTKEY, page 29) can be toggled between
[Num Lock] + [-], and [Ctrl] + [F12]. To toggle the Quick Hotkey:
1. Invoke hotkey mode with the [Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
combination.
2. Press [H].
After you press [H], the command line displays HOTKEY HAS BEEN
CHANGED for one second; then the message disappears and you
automatically exit Hotkey mode.
OSD Hotkey Control
The OSD Hotkey (see OSD HOTKEY, page 28) can be toggled between [Scroll
Lock], [Scroll Lock] and [Ctrl], [Ctrl]. To toggle the OSD Hotkey, key in the
following hotkey combination:
1. Invoke hotkey mode with the [Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
combination.
2. Press [T].
After you press [T], the command line displays HOTKEY HAS BEEN
CHANGED for one second; then the message disappears and you
automatically exit Hotkey mode.
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Port OS Control
A port’s operating system can be changed to match that of the computer
attached to the port. To change a port’s operating system, key in the following
hotkey combination:
1. Invoke hotkey mode with the [Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
combination.
2. Key in [Function], where [Function] refers to one of the function keys in
the following table:
Key
Description
F1
Sets the Port OS to Windows
F2
Sets the Port OS to Mac
F3
Sets the Port OS to Sun
After pressing a function key you automatically exit Hotkey mode.
Restore Default Values
This administrator only hotkey restores the CS1708A / CS1716A default values.
See RESTORE DEFAULT VALUES, page 31. To restore the default values,
key in the following hotkey combination:
1. Invoke hotkey mode with the [Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
combination.
2. Press [R].
3. Press [Enter].
After you press [Enter], the command line displays RESET TO DEFAULT
SETTING for three seconds; then the message disappears and you
automatically exit Hotkey mode.
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Hotkey Summary Table
[Num Lock] + [-]
[A] [Enter]
or
or
[Ctrl] + [F12]
[Q] [Enter]
Invokes Auto Scan mode.
When Auto Scan mode is in effect, [P] or
left-click pauses auto-scanning.
When auto-scanning is paused, pressing
any key or another left-click resumes autoscanning.
[B]
Toggles the beeper on or off.
[Esc] or [Spacebar]
Exits hotkey mode.
[F1]
Set Operating System to Windows
[F2]
Set Operating System to Mac
[F3]
Set Operating System to Sun
[F5]
Performs a keyboard / mouse reset on the
target computer.
[H]
Toggles the Quick Hotkey invocation keys
between [Ctrl] + [F12] and [Num Lock] + [-].
[R] [Enter]
This administrator only hotkey restores the
switch’s default values. See RESTORE
DEFAULT VALUES, page 31.
[SN][PN] [Enter]
Switches access to the computer that
corresponds to that port ID.
[T]
Toggles the OSD Hotkey between [Ctrl]
[Ctrl] and [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock].
[←]
Invokes Skip mode and skips from the
current port to the first accessible port
previous to it.
[→]
Invokes Skip mode and skips from the
current port to the next accessible port.
[↑]
Invokes Skip mode and skips from the
current port to the last accessible port of the
previous station.
[↓]
Invokes Skip mode and skips from the
current port to the first accessible port of the
next station.
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Keyboard Emulation
Mac Keyboard
The PC compatible (101/104 key) keyboard can emulate the functions of the
Mac keyboard. The emulation mappings are listed in the table below.
PC Keyboard
Mac Keyboard
[Shift]
Shift
[Ctrl]
Ctrl
[Ctrl] [1]
[Ctrl] [2]
[Ctrl] [3]
[Ctrl] [4]
[Alt]
Alt
[Print Screen]
F13
[Scroll Lock]
F14
=
[Enter]
Return
[Backspace]
Delete
[Insert]
Help
[Ctrl]
F15
Note: When using key combinations, press and release the first key (Ctrl),
then press and release the activation key.
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Sun Keyboard
The PC compatible (101/104 key) keyboard can emulate the functions of the
Sun keyboard when the control key [Ctrl] is used in conjunction with other
keys. The corresponding functions are shown in the table below.
PC Keyboard
Sun Keyboard
[Ctrl] [T]
Stop
[Ctrl] [F2]
Again
[Ctrl] [F3]
Props
[Ctrl] [F4]
Undo
[Ctrl] [F5]
Front
[Ctrl] [F6]
Copy
[Ctrl] [F7]
Open
[Ctrl] [F8]
Paste
[Ctrl] [F9]
Find
[Ctrl] [F10]
Cut
[Ctrl] [1]
[Ctrl] [2]
-
[Ctrl] [3]
+
[Ctrl] [4]
[Ctrl] [H]
Help
Compose
‹
Note: When using key combinations, press and release the first key (Ctrl),
then press and release the activation key.
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Chapter 7
The Firmware Upgrade Utility
Introduction
The purpose of the Windows-based Firmware Upgrade Utility is to provide an
automated process for upgrading all CS1708A / CS1716A switches in an
installation. The program comes as part of a Firmware Upgrade Package that
is specific for each device.
As new firmware versions become available, new firmware upgrade packages
are posted on our website. Check the website regularly to find the latest
information and packages.
Downloading the Firmware Upgrade Package
To download the firmware upgrade package:
1. From a computer that is not part of your KVM installation go to our
Website and choose the model name that relates to your device. A list of
available firmware upgrade packages appears.
2. Choose the firmware upgrade package that you wish to install (usually the
most recent) and download it to your computer.
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Preparation
To prepare for the firmware upgrade, do the following:
1. 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.
Note: On a daisy chained installation, the chained stations will
automatically receive the upgrade via the daisy chain cables.
2. Shut down all the computers, but not the stations, on the KVM installation.
3. From your KVM switch console, login to the OSD as the administrator
(see p. 23) and select the F4 ADM function.
4. Scroll down to FIRMWARE UPGRADE. Press [Enter], then press [Y] to
invoke Firmware Upgrade mode (see p. 33.)
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Starting the Upgrade
To upgrade the firmware:
1. Run the downloaded firmware upgrade package file either by doubleclicking the file icon, or by opening a command line and entering the full
path to it.
The Firmware Upgrade Utility welcome screen appears:
Note: The screens shown in this section are for reference only. The
wording and layout of the actual screens put up by the Firmware
Upgrade Utility may vary slightly from these examples.
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 devices capable of being upgraded are listed in the Device
List panel:
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4. 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
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.
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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.
Upgrade Failed
If the Upgrade Succeeded screen doesn't appear, it means that the upgrade
failed to complete successfully. See the next section, Firmware Upgrade
Recovery, for how to proceed.
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Firmware Upgrade Recovery
There are three conditions that call for firmware upgrade recovery:
Š When a firmware upgrade is manually aborted.
Š When the mainboard firmware upgrade fails.
Š When the I/O firmware upgrade fails.
To perform a firmware upgrade recovery, do the following:
1. Power off the switch. If it is part of a daisy chain, disconnect it from the chain.
2. Connect the Firmware Upgrade Cable to its Firmware Upgrade Port.
3. Slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch to the Recover position.
4. Power the switch back on and repeat the upgrade procedure.
5. After the switch has been successfully upgraded, power it off, and slide the
Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch back to the Normal position.
6. If the switch is part of a daisy chain, replace it in the chain.
7. Power the switch back on.
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Safety Instructions
General
Š This product is for indoor use only.
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 designed for IT power distribution systems with 230V
phase-to-phase voltage.
Š To prevent damage to your installation it is important that all devices are
properly grounded.
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.
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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
un-interruptible power supply (UPS).
Š Position system cables and power cables carefully; Be sure that nothing
rests on any cables.
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.
Š Do not connect the RJ-11 connector marked “UPGRADE” to a public
telecommunication network.
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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 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 Make sure that all equipment used on the rack – including power strips and
other electrical connectors – is properly grounded.
Š Ensure that proper airflow is provided to devices in the rack.
Š Ensure that the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment
does not exceed the maximum ambient temperature specified for the
equipment by the manufacturer
Š Do not step on or stand on any device when servicing other devices in a rack.
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Technical Support
International
Š For online technical support – including troubleshooting, documentation,
and software updates: http://support.aten.com
Š For telephone support, see Telephone Support, page iii:
North America
Email Support
Online
Technical
Support
support@aten-usa.com
Troubleshooting
Documentation
Software Updates
Telephone Support
http://www.aten-usa.com/support
1-888-999-ATEN ext 4988
When you contact us, please have the following information ready beforehand:
Š Product model number, serial number, and date of purchase.
Š Your computer configuration, including operating system, revision level,
expansion cards, and software.
Š Any error messages displayed at the time the error occurred.
Š The sequence of operations that led up to the error.
Š Any other information you feel may be of help.
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Specifications
Function
Computer
Connections
Direct
Max
Port Selection
Connectors
CS1708A
CS1716A
8
16
256 (via daisy chain)
512 (via daisy chain)
On-screen display (OSD);
Hotkeys;
Pushbutton switches
Console Port
KVM Ports
1 x SPHD-18
8 x SPHD-15
16 x SPHD-15
Daisy Chain
2 x DB-25
FW Upgrade
1 x RJ-11
USB Port
1 x USB Type A
Power
LEDs
1 x DC Jack
On Line
8 (Orange)
16 (Orange)
Selected
8 (Green)
16 (Green)
Station ID
1 x 2-digit, 7-segment (Orange)
Power
Switches
FW Upgr. Rec.
Emulation
Keyboard/Mouse
Port Selection
Video
1 x Slide
8 x Pushbutton
Power Consumption
User Specified: 1–255 sec.
DC 5.3 V; 5 W
Operating Temp.
Humidity
0–50 C
-20–60o C
0–80% RH, Non-condensing
Housing
Weight
LxWxH
DC 5.3 V; 6.6 W
o
Storage Temp.
Physical
Properties
16 x Pushbutton
PS/2, USB
2048 x 1536; DDC2B
Scan Interval (OSD Select)
Environment
1 (Dark Green)
Metal
2.66 kg
2.85 kg
43.30 x 16.00 x 4.40 cm
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Connection Tables
The following tables indicate the relationship between the number of switches
and the number of computers that they control.
CS1708A
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
1
1-8
9
65 - 72
17
129 - 136
25
193 - 200
2
9 - 16
10
73 - 80
18
137 - 144
26
201- 208
3
17 - 24
11
81 - 88
19
145 - 152
27
209 - 216
4
25 - 32
12
89 - 96
20
153 - 160
28
217 - 224
5
33 - 40
13
97 - 104
21
161 - 168
29
225 - 232
6
41 - 48
14
105 - 112
22
169 - 176
30
233 - 240
7
49- 56
15
113 - 120
23
177- 184
31
241 - 248
8
57 - 64
16
121 - 128
24
185 - 192
32
249 - 256
CS1716A
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
No.
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
433 - 448
5
65 - 80
13
193 - 208
21
321 - 336
29
449 - 464
60
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
Appendix
Supported KVM Switches
The table below lists KVM switches that are compatible with the CS1708A /
CS1716A and the type of expansion that they use. (KVM switches listed below
are sold separately. Contact your dealer for details.)
Expansion Type
Brand
Model
Daisy Chain
ATEN
ACS1208A
8 Port PS/2 KVM Switch
ACS1216A
16 Port PS/2 KVM Switch
CL1208
8 Port USB / PS/2 LCD KVM Switch
CL1216
16 Port USB / PS/2 LCD KVM Switch
CS1708
8 Port USB KVM Switch
CS1716
16 Port USB KVM Switch
CS1708A
8 Port USB / PS/2 KVM Switch
CS1716A
16 Port USB / PS/2 KVM Switch
KH1508
8-Port High-Density KVM Switch
KH1516
16-Port High-Density KVM Switch
ALTUSEN
Name
Please keep in mind the following limitations when installing more than one
KVM switch:
Š The maximum distance between the CS1708A / CS1716A and the last
switch in the daisy chain cannot exceed 150 meters, regardless of the
number of switches in the daisy chain.
Š The maximum distance between any two KVM switches in the daisy chain
cannot exceed 15 meters.
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Restoring Factory Default Settings
You can restore the factory default settings (listed on the next page) for the
CS1708A / CS1716A. With this procedure, the administrator and all user
accounts are removed from the system. All port names and setting are also
removed.
Note: A jumper cap is required when performing this procedure.
1. Unplug the CS1708A / CS1716A power adapter.
2. Remove the cover of the CS1708A / CS1716A.
3. Place a jumper cap over pins 1-2 of the J17 jumper on the mainboard.
J17
4. Plug in the CS1708A / CS1716A power adapter. The following directions
appear on the KVM console screen:
USERNAME AND PASSWORD INFORMATION AND PORT/USER
INFORMATION HAS BEEN CLEARED. PLEASE POWER OFF THE
SWITCH, REMOVE THE JUMPER, CLOSE THE CASE, THEN
RESTART.
5. Unplug the power adapter again.
6. Remove the jumper cap from pins 1-2 of the J17 jumper.
7. Replace the cover on the KVM switch.
8. Plug in the CS1708A / CS1716A power adapter.
9. You should now use the default username and password to log in to the
CS1708A / CS1716A.
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Appendix
OSD Factory Default Settings
The factory default settings are as follows:
Setting
OSD Hotkey
Default
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]
Port ID Display Position
Upper Left Corner
Port ID Display Duration
3 Seconds
Port ID Display Mode
Scan Duration
Port Number plus Port Name
5 Seconds
Scan-Skip Mode
All
Screen Blanker
0 (Disabled)
Logout Timeout
0 (Disabled)
Beeper
Y (Activated)
Accessible Ports
F (Full) For all Users on all Ports
About SPHD Connectors
This product uses SPHD connectors for its KVM and/or
Console ports. We have specifically modified the shape of these
connectors so that only KVM cables that we have designed to
work with this product can be connected.
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Troubleshooting
Overview
Operation problems can be due to a variety of causes. The first step in solving
them is to make sure that all cables are securely attached and seated completely
in their sockets.
In addition, updating the product’s firmware may solve problems that have
been discovered and resolved since the prior version was released. If your
product is not running the latest firmware version, we strongly recommend that
you upgrade. See The Firmware Upgrade Utility, page 49, for upgrade details.
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 display
as 01.
Station 1 has
suddenly lost power.
Wait a few seconds for the system to
reinitialize the station sequence and
display the proper IDs.
Limited Warranty
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DIRECT VENDOR'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE PAID
FOR THE PRODUCT FROM DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, DISK,
OR ITS DOCUMENTATION.
The direct vendor makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory with
respect to the contents or use of this documentation, and especially disclaims its quality,
performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.
The direct vendor also reserves the right to revise or update the device or
documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity of such
revisions, or update. For further inquiries, please contact your direct vendor.
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Index
A
Activate Beeper, 31
ADM, 30
Auto Scanning, 35
Invoking Auto Scan, 40
Pausing Auto Scan, 40
Scan Duration, 28
Stopping, 40
B
Beeper
Activate, 31
Control, 42
Hotkey Control, 42, 43
BRC, 34
Broadcast Mode, 34
C
Clear the Name List, 31
Components, 4
computer connection tables, 60
console cable installation, 15
CS1708A / CS1716A
computer connection tables, 60
front view, 4
rear view, 6
D
daisy chain installation, 16
desktop mounting, 8
Display Emulation Technology, 2
E
EDID, 2
Edit Port Names, 31
F
F1 GOTO, 26
F2 LIST, 27
F3 SET, 28
F4 ADM, 30
F5 SKP, 33
F6 BRC, 34
F7 SCAN, 35
F8 LOUT, 36
factory default settings, 63
restoring, 62
Firmware upgrade
OSD setting, 33
port, 50
recovery, 54
G
GOTO, 26
H
hardware requirements
cables, 3
computers, 3
consoles, 3
Hot Plugging, 19
Console Ports, 19
KVM ports, 19
Hotkey
Beeper Control, 42, 43
Command Mode, 29
OSD, 28
Selecting the Active Port, 39
Summary Table, 45
Hotkey Mode
exiting, 38
invoking, 38
Hotkey Port Control, 37
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I
installation
daisy chain, 16
single level, 14
Invoking Hotkey Mode, 38
K
Keyboard Emulation
Mac, 47
Sun, 48
KVM adapter cables, 3
L
LIST, 27
Logout, 36
Logout Timeout, 31
LOUT, 36
M
mounting
desktop, 8
rack, 8
O
Online Registration, iii
OSD
factory default settings, 63
Functions, 26
Hotkey, 23, 28
Logout, 36
Main Screen, 23, 24
Main Screen Headings, 25
Navigation, 25
Overview, 23
Password, 23
P
Password, 23
Pause, 35
Port ID
66
Display Duration, 28
Display Mode, 28
Display Position, 28
Numbering, 20
Port Names, 31
Port Selection, 20
Manual, 20
ports
quick view, 32
set operating system, 32
Powering Off and Restarting, 21
Q
quick view ports, 32
R
rack mounting, 8
front, 9
rear, 11
safety information, 57
Requirements
OS Support, 4
Reset Station IDs, 32
Restore Default Values, 31
restoring factory defaults, 62
RoHS, ii
S
safety instructions
general, 55
rack mounting, 57
SCAN, 35
Scan Duration, 28
SCAN/SKIP MODE, 29
Screen Blanker, 29
Selecting the Active Port, 39
SET, 28
Accessible Ports, 30
Logout Timeout, 31
Quick View Ports, 32
Index
single level installation, 14
SJ/T 11364-2006, ii
Skip Mode, 33, 41
Specifications, 59
stacking, 8
Station IDs
Reset, 32
Switching Station Positions, 19
T
Technical Support, 58
Telephone support, iii
Timeout, 31
Troubleshooting, 64
U
User Notice, iii
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