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The Aten CS1716A 16-Port PS/2 - USB KVM Switch is a control unit that allows access to multiple computers from a single PS/2 or USB keyboard, mouse, and monitor console. A single CS1716A can control up to 16 computers; as many as 31 additional switches can be daisy-chained to each other, so that up to 512 computers can all be controlled from a single keyboard-monitor-mouse console. Additionally, a front panel USB port is available for each computer to access any peripherals connected to it on a one-at-a-time basis.
One USB or PS/2 console controls up to 16 computers
Daisy-chain up to 31 additional units to control up to 512 computers from a single console
Front accessible 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.
Dual interface - supports computers and console with PS/2 or USB keyboards and mice
Multiplatform support - Windows, Linux, Mac, and Sun
Video DynaSync - stores the console monitor's EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) to optimize display resolution
Supports USB keyboards for Windows, Mac, and Sun
Auto PS/2 and USB interface detection
USB / PS/2 keyboard and mouse emulation - computers boot even when the console focus is elsewhere
Supports resolutions up to 2048 x 1536; DDC2B
No software required - convenient 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 view and control computers; up to four users and an administrator with separate profiles for each
Auto scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
Broadcast mode - operation simultaneously performed on all selected computers
Hot pluggable - add or remove computers without having to power down the switch
Buzzer on/off via hotkey and OSD
Firmware upgrades to all the chained KVM switch at the same time via the daisy-chain cable
Rack mountable in 19" system rack (1U)
In the Box
ATEN CS1716A 16-Port PS/2 - USB KVM Switch
Custom KVM Cable Sets
Firmware Upgrade Cable
Foot Pad Set (4 Pcs)
6' Power Adapter
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Max Computer Connections
Direct: 16 Daisy chain: 512
Keyboard, mouse, and monitor: 16 x SPHD-15 female
Keyboard, mouse, and monitor: 1 x SPHD-18 male Flash ROM upgrade: 1 x RJ-11 female Daisy chain: 1 x DB-25 female in, 1 x DB-25 female out
Firmware upgrade: 1 x slide Port selection: 16 x pushbutton
On line: 16 x orange Selected: 16 x green Station ID: 2 x 7-segement orange Power on: 1 x dark green
Keyboard, mouse: PS/2, USB
2048 x 1536 ; DDC2B
User specified: 1 - 255 sec
On-screen display (OSD), hotkeys, pushbutton
Windows: 2000 and up Linux: RedHat 7.1 and up; SuSE 8.2 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