ATEN 4-Port USB/PS2 Combo KVM with Audio Support CS1754 - CS1754

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Solid Reliable KVM

on 9/25/2007

I have been using this 4 port KVM with both PCs (XP & Vista), Macs (OS X 10.4), and Linux (Red Hat) using both USB and PS/2 cabling for over two months. It is working well at multiple resolutions with no apparent distortion even at 1600 x 1200. The unit is larger than I envisioned, but is solidly built. It is a little annoying when the screen blanks and the KVM status pops up as machines enter sleep or you switch, but you can set the timeout to minimize this. I did have some trouble trying to use a PS/2 keyboard with a USB adapter; I ended up having to use a USB keyboard. I have had no issues with the keyboard or mouse in terms of switching, typing or mouse tracking; I use the KVM with graphics editing packages where fine mouse control is important. Audio switching also works well and I have not noticed any issues or distortion.

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Product Overview

ATEN's 4-port is the ideal tool to help reduce redundant hardware. Four monitors, mice and keyboards are simply too expensive, bulky and inconvenient for most system administrators. Why bother when you can control all 4, or even up to 64 computers with a single keyboard, monitor and mouse. The added audio support allows you to enjoy music while working. Just think of the time, space and money you'll save, and added fun. The four-port KVM switch has a dual interface support it allows you to connect both PS/2 and USB computers on the same switch.


Manufacturer Aten Technology
Mfg Part# CS1754
SKU 10373477
UPC 672792001840
UPC 14 00672792001840
Dual interface support - supports computers with either PS/2 or USB Keyboard and mouse
Multi platform support - Windows, Mac, and Sun Solaris
Easy to install - just plug the cables in
Audio support allows sharing multimedia speakers and MIC phone
Easy to operate - computer selection via front panel switches, intuitive OSD (on screen display), and Hot Keys
Security - 2 level password protection for OSD
Hot Pluggable - both console side and computer side can hot swappable and auto-detect device change
LED Display for easy status monitoring
Auto Scan Mode for monitoring all computers
Complete keyboard emulation for error free booting
Superior video quality; 2048 x 1536; support DDC2B.
Total capacity expandable to support 64 computers via 3 levels of cascading
Supports special keys on Sun and Mac keyboards
Firmware upgradeable through flash ROM
Designed for both desktop and rack mount (rack mount kit included)
Tech Specs
Package Content:
1 x 4-port KVM
1 x Power adapter
1 x Rack mount kit
1 x Firmware upgrade Cable
1 x User manual
1 x Quick Start Guide
$342.74 + $15.08 shipping
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