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The CS1788 8-Port USB DVI Dual Link KVM Switch from ATEN consolidates access and control of up to eight computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse, and dual-monitor (DVI-I and VGA) console. The switch can be cascaded to three levels allowing up to 73 KVM switches to control up to 512 computers from the original single console. The CS1788 features multi-view functionality enabling the use of standard USB cables to stack up to four switches for quad-viewing in multiple monitor installations when each computer is fitted with multiple video cards. The connected computers can be accessed using the push-button port selection, hotkeys, or on-screen display which also offers OSD configuration with options to restore and back-up your preferred settings. The switches feature a password protection option authorized by the administrator as well as an auto scan mode for monitoring the activities on each of the computers. The CS1788 provides multimedia keyboard and mouse support, and emulation and is audio enabled.
One USB console controls eight Single Link DVI or VGA computers and two additional USB 2.0 devices
Supports both digital (DVI) and analog (VGA) video and monitor
Cascades to three levels to control up to 512 computers
Built in 2-port USB 2.0 hub that is compliant with USB 2.0 specifications
Multilingual OSD supports English, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and French
Audio enabled front and rear panel audio ports
Supports widescreen resolutions
Independent switching of KVM and USB focus
Video DynaSync™ eliminates boot up display problems and optimizes resolution when switching between ports
Keyboard and mouse port emulation supports most drivers and multifunction mice
Multilingual keyboard mapping supports English (US), English (UK), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Spanish
Auto scan and broadcast modes
In the Box
ATEN CS1788 8-Port USB DVI Dual Link KVM Switch
Rack Mounting Kit
Custom USB DVI-D Dual Link KVM Cable Sets
Firmware Upgrade Cable
Foot Pad Set (4 pieces)
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Direct: 8 Max: 512 via cascading
Keyboard: 1 x USB Type A Female (Black) Video: 1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue) 1 x DVI-I Female (White) Mouse: 1 x USB Type A Female (Black) Speakers: 2 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green; 1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel) Microphone: 2 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Pink; 1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel)
Keyboard/Mouse: 8 x USB Type B Female (White) Video: 8 x DVI-I Female (White) Speakers: 8 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green) Microphone: 8 x Mini Stereo Jack Male (Pink)
F/W Upgrade: 1 x RJ-11 Female Power: 1 x DC Jack USB 2.0 Hub: 2 x USB Type A Female (White; 1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel)
Port Selection: 8 x Push-button Reset: 1 x Semi-recessed Push-button F/W Upgrade: 1 x Slide Switch
USB Link: 8 (Green) On Line/Selected: 8 (Orange) Power: 1 (Dark Green)
DVI Dual Link: 2560 x 1600 VGA: 2048 x 1536
1 - 255 sec (Default: 5 sec)
OCD, Hotkey, Push-button
DC 5.3 V; 6.47 W
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows, Mac, Linux, Sun
Dimensions (L x W x H)
17.2 x 6.3 x 1.7" (43.7 x 16.1 x 4.4 cm)
6.2 lb (2.8 kg)
ATEN CS1788 8-Port USB DVI Dual Link KVM Switch Review