CS1708A 8-Port PS/2-USB KVM Switch

Overview

The CS1708A KVM switch is a control unit that allows access to multiple computers from a single PS/2 or USB console (keyboard, mouse, and monitor).

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The CS1708A KVM switch is a control unit that allows access to multiple computers from a single PS/2 or USB console (keyboard, mouse, and monitor). A single CS1708A can control up to 8 computers. As many as 31 additional switches can be daisy-chained to each other, so that up to 256 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.

Package Contents

1x KVM Switch with Standard Rack Mounting Kit
2x Custom KVM Cable Sets
1x Console Cable
1x Firmware Upgrade Cable
1x Foot Pad Set(4 PCS)
1x Power Adapter
1x User Instructions

• One USB-PS/2 console controls up to 8 computers
• Daisy-chain up to 31 additional units - control up to 256 computers from a single console
• Front accessible USB port allows each computer to access USB peripherals *
• 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 PC, 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
• Superior video quality - 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... etc
• 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)

* The USB peripheral function only works with USB cable set connections. It will not work with PS/2 cable set connections.

Computer Connections
Direct 8
Maximum 256 (via Daisy-chain)
Port Selection OSD, Hotkey, Pushbutton
Connectors
Console Ports 1 x SPHD-18 Male (Yellow)
KVM Ports 8 x SPHD-15/17 Female (Yellow)
Daisy Chain Ports 1 x DB-25 Female (Black)
1 x DB-25 Male (Black)
Firmware Upgrade 1 x RJ-11 Female (Black)
USB Port 1 x USB Type A Female
Power 1 x DC Jack Female (Black)
LEDs
Online 8 (Orange)
Selected 8 (Green)
Station ID 1 x 2-digit, 7-segment (Orange)
Power 1 (Dark Green)
Switches
Port Selection 8 x Pushbutton
Firmware Upgrade Recovery 1 x Slide
Emulation
Keyboard / Mouse PS/2, USB
Video 2048 x 1536; DDC2B
Scan Interval 1 – 255 Seconds (Default: 5 secs)
Power Consumption DC 5.3 V; 5 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0-50?C
Storage Temperature -20-60?C
Humidity 0-80% RH, Non-condensing
Physical Properties
Housing Metal
Weight 2.66 kg ( 5.86 lb )
Dimensions (L x W x H) 43.72 x 15.99 x 4.40 cm
(17.21 x 6.3 x 1.73 in.)

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