ATEN CL5708 8-Port PS/2-USB VGA Single Rail LCD KVM Switch

The CL5708 Slideaway – LCD KVM Switch series 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 CL5708 can control up to 8 or 16 computers. As many as 31 additional KVM switches can be daisy-chained to the CL5708, so that up to 256 computers can all be controlled from a single KVM console.

The CL5708 offers a space-saving, streamlined approach to KVM switch technology by integrating a keyboard, 17″, 17.3″ or 19″ LED-backlit LCD monitor, and touchpad in a 1U rack-mountable sliding housing. To enhance security, the CL5708 offers the option to use a fingerprint identification system for controlling access to both the CL5708 itself and the servers it commands.

The CL5708 is built on a modular design. The KVM section can be detached from the switch section for convenient maintenance and repair.

Note: Optional rack mount kits are available. For more information, refer to Compatible Accessories below.


CL5708M: 17″ LCD
CL5708MW: 17.3″ LCD
CL5708N: 19″ LCD
CL5708FM: 17″ LCD with fingerprint reader


  • Exclusive LED illumination light – designed by ATEN to illuminate the keyboard and touchpad to allow visibility in lowlight conditions
  • Integrated KVM console with 17″, 17.3” or 19″ LED-backlit LCD monitor in a Slideaway™ housing
  • Available with or without Fingerprint Identification Reader1
  • Space saving technology – up to two consoles (one bus) control up to 8 or 16 computers
  • Daisy-chain up to 31 additional units – controls up to 256 computers from a single console
  • Dual Interface – supports computers and console with PS/2 or USB keyboards and mice
  • USB port allows each computer to access USB peripherals2 (inapplicable to CL5708MW)
  • LCD module rotates up to 120 degrees for a more comfortable viewing angle
  • Multiplatform support – Windows, Linux, Mac, and Sun
  • Supports multimedia USB keyboards for PC, 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
  • Additional hot-pluggable USB mouse port on front panel (also functions as a USB peripheral port)
  • Superior video quality – supports resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz (CL5708M / CL5708FM / CL5708N) and 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz (CL5708MW)
  • No software required – convenient computer selection via front panel pushbuttons, hotkeys and multilingual onscreen 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 supports – commands from the keyboard can be broadcast to all available computers on the installation
  • Hot pluggable
  • Beeper on / off via hotkey and OSD
  • Firmware upgrades to all the chained KVM switches at the same time via the daisy-chain cable
  • Optional rack mount kits available including easy installation options
  • Keyboard Language supports: English (US), English (UK), French, German, German (Swiss), Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Traditional Chinese


Package Contents

  • 1x CL5708 LCD KVM Switch with standard Rack Mount Kit
  • 2x 2L-5202U USB KVM Cable
  • 1x LIN5-27X6-U21G 5-in-1 USB / PS/2 Console Cable
  • 1x LIN5-04A2-J11G Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • 1x LIN2-418K-E12G Power Cord (AC Power Models)
  • 1x User Instructions
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