Aten launches new KVM switches

Aten International expanded its Petite series entry-level KVM switches with addition of the new 2-Port Hybrid KVM Switches, CS52, CS52A and CS52D. These new products allow a combination of PS/2 keyboard and USB mouse when connecting two computers with one console (monitor, keyboard and mouse).  

All three models, the basic version CS52, the CS52A with Audio and the CS52D with both Audio and DVI functionality, feature Remote Selection Switch allowing users to control port switching from the desktop while the Hybrid KVM Switch itself is placed in an out-of-the-way location.  

The new 2-Port Hybrid KVM Switches CS52, CS52A and CS52D are designed for SOHO users to control two computers from one console (i.e. a monitor, PS/2 keyboard and USB mouse). The devices feature a compact design with built-in all-in-one cables. The Hybrid KVM Switches allow users to switch between the computers via Hotkeys or directly through the Remote Port Selection Switch, a control unit that connects to the KVM with a 1.8m cable. The controller has a pushbutton for easy switching, two LEDs indicating the selected port, and a non-slip pad for extra stability. 

CS52, CS52A and CS52D allow users to combine a PS/2 keyboard and USB mouse. The USB 2.0 mouse port - which also supports multi-function mice – will link to a USB Hub for additional USB peripheral sharing.  

“Replacing a standard PS/2 with a USB mouse may not seem that important at first glance.  However, a major advantage would be USB mouse is much faster in measuring how far it moves. This makes onscreen cursor movement noticeably smoother, especially in computer games,” says Kevin Chen, President, Aten International. He added, “Due to this, USB mice are becoming more and more popular these days. Aten’s new 2-Port Hybrid KVM Switches not only allow a flexible combination of PS/2 keyboard and USB mouse, but integrate ATEN’s innovative Remote Port Selection Switch, offer additional USB peripheral sharing as well as Audio and DVI functionality.” 

CS52A and CS52D are Audio-enabled supporting both microphones and speakers. Furthermore, CS52D is fully compliant with the DVI-Digital specifications. Its DVI (Digital Video Interface) functionality secures first-class video transfer. 

CS52 and CS52A offer a video quality of up to 2048 x 1536 pixels; CS52D transmits impressive 1920 x 1200 pixels at 60Hz (DDC2B). The three new models support all major operating systems (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux and FreeBSD), integrate the Auto Scan function that monitors the operation of the connected computers, and do not require extra power supply. The prices for the products are Rs. 2, 450 (CS52), Rs. 2, 750 (CS52A) and Rs. 6, 450 (CS52D) excluding VAT.

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