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The Aten CL5708M 8-Port 17" Single Rail LCD KVM Console is a control unit that allows access to multiple computers from a single PS/2 or USB KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) console. A single CL5708M can control up to 8 computers, and as many as 31 additional KVM switches can be daisy-chained to the CL5708M, so that up to 256 computers can all be controlled from a single KVM console.
The CL5708M integrates a keyboard, 17" LCD monitor, and touchpad in a 1U rack-mountable sliding housing for conservation of space.
Integrated KVM console with 17" LCD monitor in a slideaway housing
Fingerprint identification reader compatible
Space saving design - up to two consoles (one bus) control up to 8 computers
Daisy-chain up to 31 additional units - control up to 256 computers from a single console with compatible KVM switches
Dual interface - supports computers and console with PS/2 or USB keyboards and mice
LCD module USB port allows each computer to access USB peripherals Note: The USB peripheral function only works with USB cable set connections. It will not work with PS/2 cable set connections.
LCD module rotates up to 115° for multiple viewing angles
Multiplatform support - Windows, Linux, Mac, and Sun
Supports multimedia USB keyboards for Windows, Mac, and Sun
Auto PS/2 and USB interface detection
Keyboard and mouse emulation (PS/2 and USB) for smooth switching and simultaneous booting of multiple computers even when the console focus is elsewhere
Supports external USB mouse
Supports resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz
No software required - computer selection via front panel pushbuttons, hotkeys and multilingual on-screen display (OSD) menus
Auto-senses station's position on daisy-chained installations - no need for manual dip switch setting, front panel LED indicates station's position
Port names automatically reconfigured when station sequence is changed
Two level password security - only authorized users can view and control computers
Supports one administrator and four user accounts with separate profiles
Auto Scan mode enables continuous monitoring of user-selected computers
Broadcast support - commands from the keyboard can be broadcast to all available computers on the installation
Hot pluggable - add or remove computers without having to power down the switch
Firmware upgrades to all the chained KVM switches at the same time via the daisy-chain cable
In the Box
Aten CL5708M 8-Port 17" Single Rail LCD KVM Console
Windows: 2000 and up Linux: Redhat 7.1 and up; SuSE 9.0 and up; Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.0 and up UNIX: AIX 4.3 and up; FreeBSD 4.2 and up; Sun Solaris 8 and up Novell: Netware 5.0 and up Mac: OS 9 and up DOS: 6.22
Max Computer Connections
Daisy Chain (Cascade)
256 (via daisy-chain)
Keyboard, mouse, and monitor: 1 x SPHD-18 male Flash ROM upgrade: 1 x RJ-11 female Computer/KVM: 8 x SPHD-15 female USB: 1 x USB Type-A female Daisy chain: 1 x DB-25 male
Power: 1 x rocker LCD power: 1 x pushbutton LCD Adjustment: 4 x pushbuttons Port selection: 2 x pushbuttons (port), 2 x pushbuttons (station) Firmware upgrade: 1 x slide Reset: 1 x semi-recessed pushbutton
Port ID: 2 x 7-segment LED (yellow) Power on: 1 (dark green) LCD power: 1 (orange) Station ID: 2 x 7-segment LED (yellow) On Line: 8 (orange)