(VK1100) ATEN Control System – Compact Control Box


The ATEN Control System, incorporating the ATEN Control Box (VK1100 or VK2100), the ATEN Configurator (VK6000) and the ATEN Control System App


The ATEN Control System, incorporating the ATEN Control Box (VK1100 or VK2100), the ATEN Configurator (VK6000) and the ATEN Control System App, is a standard Ethernet-based management system that connects all the hardware devices in a room or large facility to provide centralized control directly and effortlessly via a mobile device and tablet computer. The VK1100 Compact Control Box works as the main controller that provides connectivity to all the hardware devices found in a room. After connecting the hardware, the VK6000 Configurator software provides simple setup of the devices with easy step by step configuration. The ATEN Control System App then connects you to the VK1100 Compact Control Box from any iOS, Android or Windows mobile device / tablet computer which empowers you with mobility to control all the hardware devices, in different rooms, whenever and however you like.

The VK1100 Compact Control Box easily deploys into an existing installation and integrates seamlessly with ATEN VanCryst pro-A/V products and nearly any other hardware devices found in a room, including A/V equipment, lighting, conference systems, air conditioning, motion sensors, power switches and many more. The VK1100 Compact Control Box serves as the central platform where hardware devices are connected - to be monitored, managed and controlled directly via a tailor-made GUI from any iOS, Android or Windows mobile device.

The VK6000 Configurator software facilitates a quick setup and control of the devices in a few easy steps via an intuitive GUI. The VK6000 walks you through configuring the hardware, designing the interface and uploading viewer profiles to the VK1100 Control Box. To provide control of the hardware devices, Viewer Profiles are imported via the ATEN Control System App from any iOS, Android or Windows mobile device. Through an Ethernet connection, the ATEN Control System App enables you to import and update Viewer Profiles from the VK1100 Compact Control Box via a point-n-tap user interface. Each Viewer Profile provides a customized control GUI that grants you quick access to target and control hardware devices. Use of any profile is protected with password authentication to ensure system access.

The ATEN Control System is perfectly applicable in meeting rooms, conference centers, boardrooms, classrooms or any room that requires central and mobile control of a variety of hardware devices through a streamlined management system with optimum efficiency and performance.

Package Contents

1x VK1100 ATEN Compact Control Box
1x Power Cord
4x Terminal Blocks
1x User Instructions

    • VK1100 Compact Control Box
      • Supports various interface connections:
        2 x Serial ports
        2 x IR/Serial ports
        4 x Relay channels
        1 x Ethernet port
      • 1 x USB port for easy profile upload
      • IR learning function for adding IR device drivers
      • Easily configure system settings via web GUI
      • LED indication for hardware status and active messages
      • Supports SSH tool to monitor the input and output signals of the Control Box


    • VK6000 Configurator Software
      • Simple profile setup with easy configuration steps via intuitive GUI
      • Custom design the GUI and controls to use on mobile devices and tablet computers
      • Built-in Database Generator for device driver setup and overall device management
      • Built-in ATEN Library comprising 10,000+ device drivers and complete ATEN VanCryst product drivers
      • Supports Telnet, TCP, ONVIF, and PJLink protocols for controlling IP-based devices over a network
      • Two-way communication enables user-defined event monitoring to automatically trigger the next actions
      • Test tool to verify commands in action before uploading the profile to the VK2100 / VK1100 Control Box
      • Simulator to simulate and review the customized GUI before uploading


    • ATEN Control System App
      • Allows administrators central control of multiple rooms via profiles on a mobile device or tablet computer
      • Restrict user access to profiles via password authentication
      • Synchronization of system controls amongst multiple mobile devices and tablet computers
      • Any iOS, Android, or Windows mobile device can be used to control the system – no need to purchase costly exclusive user panels
IR/Serial • 2 x Programmable IR / Uni-directional RS-232 Port
(1 x 3-Pole Terminal Block Connector);
– Carrier Frequency: 10KHz~455KHz;
– Baud Rate: 300 to 115200 (default: 9600);
– Data Bit: 8 (default) or 7;
– Stop Bit: 1 (default) or 2;
– Parity: None (default), Even or Odd
Serial • 2 x Programmable Bi-directional RS-232/422/485 Port
(2 x DB9 Male Connector, configurable via pin assignments);
– Baud Rate: 300 to 115200 (default: 9600);
– Data Bit: 8 (default) or 7;
– Stop Bit: 1 (default) or 2;
– Parity: None (default), Even or Odd;
– Flow Control: None (default) RTS/CTS
Relay • 4 x Relay Channel (2 x 4-Pole Terminal Block Connector);
• Normally open, isolated Relays;
• Contact Rating: Max 24 VDC, 2A
VDC • 1 x 12 VDC Output Port (1 x 2-Pole Terminal Block Connector);
• Power Supply: 12 VDC, 1A Max
Ethernet • 1 x RJ-45 Female, 10/100Base-T
• Supported Protocol: ICMP, TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTPS, SSH
• DHCP-enabled. The following default IP settings will be used if no IP is assigned within 30 seconds:
Subnet Mask:
USB 1 x USB Type A
Controller ID 1 x 16-segment Switch
Power 1 x On/Off Switch
IR Learning 1 x IR Receiver LED
Reset Button 1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
Consumption 20 W
Maximum Input Power Rating Internal Power: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Operating Temperature 0 – 50°C
Storage Temperature –20 – 60°C
Humidity 0 - 80% RH, Non-Condensing
Physical Properties
Housing Metal
Weight 1.19 kg ( 2.62 lb )
Dimensions (L x W x H) 21.50 x 16.23 x 4.18 cm
(8.46 x 6.39 x 1.65 in.)
Note For some of rack mount products, please note that the standard physical dimensions of WxDxH are expressed using a LxWxH format.