ATEN International, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of advanced communication solutions, expands its PETITE series by introducing a 2-port USB HDMI KVM Switch - the CS692. This new compact KVM switch allows users to control two HDMI-enabled computers from one USB keyboard, one USB mouse and one HDMI monitor. Featuring an unbeatable combination of HDMI functionality, USB 2.0 peripheral sharing, gaming keyboard support, and enhanced user-friendly operations, the CS692 allows users to keep up with the latest innovations in desktop multimedia applications.
For a tidy workplace and trouble-free installation, the CS692 comes in a compact design and has two built-in 1.2m cables. Users can switch between computers via hotkeys or the innovative remote port selector. The CS692 also offers the latest mouse port-switching function that allows users to simply double-click on the scroll wheel of a USB mouse to change ports.
The CS692 is fully compliant with HDMI 1.3a Digital standards with HDCP copy protection compatibility allowing users to enjoy Blu-ray content at Full HD 1080p resolution and Dolby True HD/ DTS HD sound. It is equipped with ATEN's exclusive Video DynaSync™ technology, which eliminates any problems that usually occurs during computer boot-up, and helps maintain monitor settings to optimize resolution and ensure the best image quality while switching between ports. Furthermore, the CS692 provides great image quality with a resolution of up to 1920 x 1200 and works seamlessly with popular wide-screen LCD monitors.
Kevin Chen, President of ATEN International, remarks of the CS692: 'Convenience and product quality are qualities that really count for every computer user. ATEN is offering a high quality, state-of-the art KVM switch, which is perfect for the SOHO environment. The HDMI standard, gaming keyboard support, audio capability and many other innovative features ensure that CS692 users enjoy comfort while multi-tasking, as well as superior sound and visual experience.'
The device is compatible with multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, as well as supports Windows 7 systems. In addition, it is audio-enabled, supporting microphones and speakers. With a full bass response, the CS692 provides rich sound experience for 2.1 surround sound systems. As the KVM and audio focus can be switched independently, users can, for example, listen to audio output on one PC while playing video games or working with office applications on another PC.
Another user-friendly feature is power on detection, which allows the CS692 to automatically switch to the powered-on computer when the other shuts down. Furthermore, the CS692's USB 2.0 mouse port can be used for a USB hub to allow peripheral sharing, providing yet more convenience for the desktop user. And that is not all – the console mouse port emulation/bypass feature allows CS692 to support most mouse drivers and multifunction mice. The CS692 allows multifunction and is compatible wireless keyboards and mice.
About KVM Switches-An Essential Server Management Device
A KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) switch is an advanced, hardware-based solution that allows centralized access to multiple computers easily and conveniently from a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse. A KVM switch is useful in an extensive range of environments, suitable for SOHO users, small and medium businesses, and large corporations. Fundamentally, a KVM switch allows server rooms and data centers to optimize rack space in the IT environment, reducing costs and the clutter of keyboards, monitors and mice. Additional benefits include savings in energy consumption, server racks, cabinets, and floor space. Since a KVM switch provides access to a number of computers from a central location, IT professionals are no longer running from one server to the next, thereby streamlining workflow and increasing productivity. To meet the ever-developing needs of the globalized economy and the Internet, KVM solutions now have over-IP functionality for remote management capability that better fulfills the demands of corporations who need to manage multiple server rooms worldwide.
ATEN International Co., Ltd. (aten.com) is specialized in connectivity solutions in information technology. Established in 1979, ATEN is today considered the leading manufacturer of KVM Switches worldwide. This prominent position was reached by continuously high investment in research and development, resulting in numerous patents and exemplified by the sophisticated ASIC, developed in the ATEN labs and manufactured by ATEN. The product range today covers hundreds of connectivity products, providing complete KVM solutions from entry level to the enterprise market. Among the customers of ATEN are large, companies with global operations, midrange and small businesses, as well as ambitious private users.