ATEN International, leading designer and manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions, today introduced the Dual Rail LCD PS/2-USB KVM Console - the KL1100 - from its enterprise-class ALTUSEN™ product line. The KL1100 features an integrated 17-inch or 19-inch high-resolution LCD monitor, a full keyboard and a touchpad in a 1U dual rail housing with internal power built in. The KL1100 provides an external combo console port, consisting of a PS/2 or USB keyboard, mouse and monitor allowing administrators to manage their KVM installations even more conveniently.
ATEN’s cutting-edge dual rail KVM solutions are designed for enterprise customers who need a space-saving, flexible, and cost-effective server management solution for their network environments. For server rooms that already have KVM switches installed, the KL1100 is a great addition as it could integrate with existing KVM switches or servers and gives instant control over the installation from the compact, space-saving dual rail LCD console. With its dual interface feature, the KL1100 supports servers and KVM switches with PS/2 or USB connector.
“Increasingly complex IT infrastructures in today’s businesses demand powerful solutions that provide flexible, convenient and centralized server room management”, says Kevin Chen, President of ATEN International. “Our new KL1100 integrates the latest LCD technology in dual rail housing with technical features to meet the uncompromising requirements of enterprise implementation.”
The KL1100 is available as AC or DC power input model with built in internal power. For added convenience and multipoint access, the KL1100 provides an external combo console with either PS/2 or USB connectors. Administrators can choose to control the installation from a local console (keyboard, video and mouse) up to 20 meters away. In addition, a hot-pluggable USB mouse port is provided on the front panel for users who don’t like working with touchpad.
The sophisticated Dual Rail design of the KL1100 allows LCD monitor slides independently of the keyboard/touchpad. For monitoring and troubleshooting servers, the LCD monitor can remain in clear view with the server rack door closed - a perfect solution for space constrained server rooms. The KL1100 supports excellent video quality with resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024 pixels at 75Hz and DDC2B for both the 17- and 19-inch monitor. The DDC emulation of the LCD monitor will automatically adjust the video settings of each computer providing optimal output to the monitor.
ATEN’s KL1100 Dual Rail LCD PS/2-USB Console is available now. The MSRPs for KL1100 are GBP £739 (17-inch monitor) and GBP £849 (19-inch monitor) respectively, not including VAT. For more information please contact ATEN U.K. Limited or your local ATEN sales representatives or distributor.
About KVM Switches – An Essential Server Management Device
A KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) switch is an advanced, hardware-based solution that allows centralized access to multiple computers easily and conveniently from a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse. A KVM switch is useful in an extensive range of environments, suitable for SOHO users, small and medium businesses, and large corporations. Fundamentally, a KVM switch allows server rooms and data centers to optimize rack space in the IT environment, reducing costs and the clutter of keyboards, monitors and mice. Additional benefits include savings in energy consumption, server racks, cabinets, and floor space. Since a KVM switch provides access to a number of computers from a central location, IT professionals are no longer running from one server to the next, thereby streamlining workflow and increasing productivity. To meet the ever-developing needs of the globalized economy and the Internet, KVM solutions now have over-IP functionality for remote management capability that better fulfills the demands of corporations who need to manage multiple server rooms worldwide.
ATEN International Co., Ltd is specialized in connectivity solutions in information technology. Established in 1979, ATEN is today considered the leading manufacturer of KVM Switches worldwide. This prominent position was reached by continuously high investment in research and development, resulting in numerous patents and exemplified by the sophisticated ASIC, developed in the ATEN labs and manufactured by ATEN. The product range today covers hundreds of connectivity products, providing complete KVM solutions from entry level to the enterprise market. Among the customers of ATEN are large, companies with global operations, midrange and small businesses, as well as ambitious private users.