ATEN International, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions, today announced the launch of the CS1768, a KVM switch that enables access and control of up to eight computers from a USB keyboard, USB mouse and dual-interface monitor (users can toggle between DVI-I and VGA). The CS1768 delivers superior video quality and, supporting both digital and analog video, enables mixed operations.
The CS1768 is powerful, flexible and easy to use. It supports high-resolution video with quality up to 1920 x 1200 (Single Link DVI) and 2048 x 1536 (VGA). Support for DVI and VGA allows for flexible working environments, as the industry increasingly migrates to higher resolution video. With computer selection available via front panel pushbuttons, hotkeys, and OSD, the KVM has a user-friendly interface. While in broadcast mode, the CS1768 can easily send commands from the console to all computers in order to perform several operations, including software installation, upgrades, shutdowns, etc.
"This is a product of both the present and the future,"said Kevin Chen, President of ATEN International. "Many industries utilizing video are moving toward newer technologies such as DVI. There are two issues that require addressing for that migration: higher quality video should be supported and a bridge between analog and digital needs to be created. The CS1768 addresses both of those issues."
The CS1768 has two main applications: broadcasting and test labs/production lines. In broadcasting, the DVI KVM has particular application in post-production. Creative heads of post-production need to operate multiple computers over one user console while switching between a broad variety of signals. Computers in post-production require powerful processors and intensive fans that therefore produce much noise and heat. In order to enable post-production staff to work as efficiently as possible, computers need to be moved to server rooms so that a quiet and clearly arranged post-production workplace can be maintained.
The CS1768 8-port USB DVI KVM Switch is available now. For more information please contact: ATEN International (P: +886-2-8692-6789, F: +886-2-8692-6577, E: marketing[.]aten.com) or contact your local ATEN sales representatives or distributor.
The CS1768 offers the following key features and functionality:
• Supports both digital (DVI) and analog (VGA) video – mixed operation possible;
• Cascadable to three levels – control up to 512 computers;
• DVI single link (1920 x 1200); VGA (2048 x 1536);
• Supports widescreen resolutions;
• Port selection: OSD, hotkey, pushbutton;
• Built-in two-port USB 2.0 hub;
• Independent switching of KVM and USB focus;
• Audio enabled – full bass response provides a rich experience for 2.1 channel surround sound systems;
• Console audio ports on front panel for easy access;
• Multilingual OSD supports English, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and French;
• Video DynaSync™ – exclusive ATEN technology eliminates boot-up display problems and optimizes resolution when switching between ports;
• Auto Scan Mode for monitoring all computers.
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 (aten.com) specializes in information technology connectivity solutions. Established in 1979, today ATEN is considered the leading manufacturer of KVM Switches worldwide. This prominent position was reached through a constant high investment in research and development, resulting in numerous patents – exemplified by the production of a sophisticated ASIC that was developed in the ATEN labs and manufactured in ATEN factories. ATEN's current product range covers hundreds of connectivity products, providing complete KVM, Data Center Management and Professional A/V solutions – from entry level operations to the enterprise market. ATEN's customer base includes large enterprises with global operations, midrange and small businesses, as well as ambitious private users.