Aten Cat5 USB KVM Extender



Replaced by: Aten CE700A
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The Aten CE700 is a USB (Universal Serial Bus) based KVM Extender that allows access to a computer system from a remote USB console (USB keyboard, monitor, and USB mouse).

Because it allows access to a computer system from a remote console, the Aten CE700 is perfect for use in any type of insallation where you need to place the console where it is conveniently accessible, but you want the system equipment to reside in a safe location - away from the dust and dirt of the factory door, or the harsh environmental influence of a construction site, for example.

The Aten CE700 is also useful for control and security purposes, where you can have the system unit in a secure area at the at the same time that you put the console in the most convenient location for user access.

The Aten CE700 improves on previous designs by: 1) using inexpensive Category 5 cable (the kind commonly used in ethernet networks), instead of bulkier, more expensive, standard cables, for a much neater, more convenient, more reliable data transfer connection; 2) it is able to sense the distance to the system and automatically adjusts the gain accordingly; and 3) it features a custom ASIC to ensure the utmost in reliability and compatibility.

Setup is as easy as can be - simply connect the computer system box and local console to the Local Aten CE700 Module; run the Category 5 cable to the Remote Aten CE700 Module (up to 150 meters away); and plug the remote console into the Remote Module.

Note: You can control numerous remote systems from a single console by combining the CE700 with a USB KVM switch.


  • Category 5 Ethernet Cable to Connect the Local Remote Units (Up to 150 meters apart)
  • Auto Signal Compensation (ASC)
  • USB Keyboard and USB Mouse Ports
  • Dual Console Operation - Control your System from both the Local and Remote USB Keyboard, USB Mouse, and Monitor Consoles
  • USB Overcurrent Detection and Prevention
  • Push Button Selection of the Active Console
  • High Resolution Video - Up to 1280 x 1024
  • Supports VGA, SVGA, and Multisync Monitors
  • Local Monitor supports DDC; DDC2; DDC2B
  • Hot Pluggable


  • Consoles:
    • A VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitor capable of the highest resolution that you will be using on any computer in the installation
    • A USB keyboard
    • A USB mouse
  • Computers:
    • A VGA, SVGA or Multisync card
    • USB Host Controller and Type A USB Port
Package Content
  • One (1) CE-700L USB Console Extender (Local Unit)
  • One (1) CE-700R USB Console Extender (Remote Unit)
  • One (1) CS Custom USB KVM Cable
  • Two (2) Power Adapters
  • One (1) User Manual
Question: Hi, We are having trouble with our CE-700r unit. We had a power outage and now the remote controller is not working. The status light is off. Is there a way to reset this unit?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, due to the varied nature of user environments, detailed product support is beyond the scope of this simple FAQ system. That being said, after reviewing the manual for the CE-700, we could not see any way to reset the remote unit.

Your best bet may be to contact ATEN directly:

Question: Do you stock the CS Custom USB KVM Cable? If so, what is the cost?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. According to our research, this unit used cable sets 2L5002U (6ft) and 2L5005U (15ft). The 2l5002U is available on our website here: At the time of writing, list price is $17.95 your cost is $15.75.

Question: Hi, All was working fine, we upgraded the desktops and OS from Windows XP to Windows 7. Any new mouse, regardles of make, does not work. Keyboard and Video still works. We have 38 installations, we need an answer urgenlty please.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, detailed product support is beyond the scope of this simple FAQ. Having said that here are a couple thoughts.

First, make sure the devices work on the target computers directly. You can also try to use the most basic/wired-in mouse you can, sometimes emulation features will impact mulch-function mouse compatibility.

Lastly, the CE700 may simply not be compatible with Windows 7. This can be caused in the different way in which Windows 7 handles USB peripherals.

For more detailed product support, we would recommend contacting the manufacturer ATEN directly:

ATEN has a support site with an FAQ located here:

ATEN has also provided a trouble shooting flow chart that may help diagnose the problem. Those documents can be found here:

Question: Hi, I have an ATEN CE700A and my local display is working, but my remote display not. I am connect with the local and remote with an ethernet cable class 5E. My led at the remote controller is green fixe for the link and local. Thank you for your help
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

I am sorry to hear that. If you have already checked all the cable connections, and have tried changing the video resolution (make sure that resolution is supported), we would recommend contacting the manufacturers Technical Support at or (888) 999-2836 to resolve this issue.