Gets the job done!
In order to save money, I tried the startec version of this first. I had so many problems with reliability. I dreaded hitting the button to switch wondering if it would all of a sudden forget about the mouse or the keyboard or one/both of the monitors. And if I had to unplug everything and put it back together in order to reset the thing. So I decided to pony up spend the the money for the Aten. Wow! What a difference. As usual, you get what you pay for. Everything works as expect with reliability I have two Apple 20" LCD running to it, a logitech wave keyboard and G5 mouse. Hit the button to switch and everything works. I am running the mouse WITHOUT emulation - basically pure USB - so I can retain the extra buttons it has. The keyboard I am running with emulation so I can use the hot keys - but the downside all of the non-standard buttons are not seen and logitech setpoint does not see it. The hot keys are nice. Really have to read the manual to understand all of them but there is a lot of things you can do. For example, you can be using the screens on one PC while have the usb and audio set to the other. Really cool if you have a need for it. But mostly I use the hot key that switches between the two PC so I can put the box out of site at the back of the shelf. Every once in a while, it will forget that there are two screens and only one is lit up. Luckily, there is a hot key to have it re-sync the EDID of the displays (FSM + D) which gets everything working again. Its pretty rare but the hotkey has always taken care of it. Otherwise, the unit is great and would recommend it to anyone who needs one.
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