ATEN KVM Console Extender, PS/2



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ATEN CE250A KVM Console Extender, PS/2 - The ATEN CE250A new PS/2 KVM Console Extender allows access to a computer system or a KVM switch from a remote console (keyboard, monitor, and mouse), from up to 500 feet away, via a CAT5e cable. This unit is perfect for moving the console away from the computer or the KVM switch. Your console can be moved across the room or hall, out of the server room, or anywhere that is most convenient. It is also useful for security and monitoring purposes, where you can have the system unit in a secure area at the same time that you put the console in the most convenient location for user access and monitoring. Aten CE250A PS/2 KVM Console Extender is a cost effective solution because it uses inexpensive UTP (CAT5e) cabling to extend the distance, versus expensive and bulky coaxial cabling. It is easy to install and operate because of the Auto Signal Compensation (ASC) technology, which senses the distance and adjusts the signal levels accordingly so there is no need to do any dip switch setting.

Aten CE250 Features & Benefits

  • Built-in ASIC for greater reliability and compatibility
  • Category 5e UTP Ethernet cable to connect the local and remote units
  • Dual console operation - control your system from both the local and remote PS/2 keyboard, mouse, and monitor consoles
  • Push button selection of the active console
  • High resolution video - up to 1024 x 768 @ 150 m (max.)
  • Supports VGA, SVGA, and Multisync monitors
  • Local monitor supports DDC; DDC2; DDC2B
  • Automatic gain control

Aten CE250A Application Diagram

ATEN CE250A Function Diagram
ATEN CE250A KVM Console Extender, PS/2 Function Diagram

ATEN CE250A KVM Console Extender, PS/2 Requirements

  • Consoles:
    The console must consist of the following components: VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitor
    PS/2 keyboard
    PS/2 mouse
  • Computers: The following components must be installed on each computer that is to be connected to the KVM Console Extender:
  • With PS/2 Type Connectors: VGA, SVGA or Multisync card, 6-pin PS/2 (mini-DIN) mouse port, 6-pin PS/2 (mini-DIN) keyboard port
  • With AT Type Connectors: VGA, SVGA or Multisync card, DB-9 (standard serial) mouse port plus mouse adapter*, 5-pin DIN (standard AT) keyboard port plus keyboard adapter

    * * Adapters not included, but can be purchased separately.

Aten CE250A Package Contents

Whats Included In the Box? Aten CE250A Package Contents

  • (1) CE250AL KVM Extender - Local Unit
  • (1) CE250AR KVM Extender - Remote Unit
  • (1) KVM Cable - VGA, PS/2; 1.8m/6ft
  • (1) Power Adapter
  • (1) Mounting Kit
  • (1) User Instructions
  • (1) Grounding Information Card
  • (1) 2-Year Warranty

ATEN CE250A KVM Console Extender, PS/2 Specifications

Console Connectors 
Mouse 6 pin mini-DIN female for both Remote and Local Units
Monitor HDB-15 female for both Remote and Local Units
Keyboard 6 pin mini-DIN female for both Remote and Local Units
Case Plastic
Unit Wt. Local unit: 0.5 lb. (0.2 kg); Remote: 0.4 lb. (0.2 kg)
Case Wt. 16.5 Lbs. (7.5 Kg)
Width Local Unit: 4.3 in. (10.8 cm); Remote Unit: 3.3 in. (8.3 cm)
Height Local Unit: 1.3 in. (3.18 cm): Remote: 1.3 in. (3.2 cm)
Length Local Unit: 5.0 in. (12.7 cm); Remote Unit: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
CPU Connectors 
Mouse 6 pin mini-DIN female for the Local Units
Keyboard 6 pin mini-DIN female for the Local Units
Monitor HDB-15 male for the Local Unit
Cable Distance 492.0 ft. (150.0 m) maximum
Operating Temperature 32F~122F (0C~50c)
Storage Temperature -4F~140F (-20~60C)
Unit to Unit Connectors RJ45, 8P8C
Power Consumption AC 9V 2.7W (maximum)
Humidity 0 - 80%
Video Resolution 1280 x 1024; (DDC; DDC2; DDC2B for local monitors)
Function Keys Local/Auto Selection Button on the Local Unit
Power Connections AC 9V
UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 672792200366
EAN 0672792200366
Question: computer without mouse and keyboard 6 pin mini-Din connection, can it be used with usb to ps2 adaptor
Answer: Unfortunately, we do not believe that a conversion would work in this case. The problem being that you are trying to extend a USB source, which takes significantly more power to extend. We have not tested this, so we cannot guarantee it one way or another, but your best bet is most likely to stick with a true USB extender. We have many options to choose from: please feel free to contact us with more details about your solution and we can help pinpoint the most appropriate solution.