ATEN 2-Port Compact MasterView Kit w/USB



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ATEN CS172 2-Port Compact MasterView Kit w/USB - Legacy

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CS172 Manual (PDF)
The need for many SOHO users to share peripherals beyond the typical keyboard, monitor and mouse, has led to the addition of USB sharing to ATEN's (CS172) two-port KVM switch. High resolution video (up to 1920 x 1440) and most enhanced wheel mice are supported by the ATEN CS172, while PS/2 to serial mouse translation allows both PS/2 and Serial computers to be controlled with a PS/2 mouse. A single downstream USB port is shared among the two computers, but the number of shared USB devices can be expanded by connecting a USB hub. Now you can share your USB scanner, mouse, joystick, or any other USB device among your two PCs or Macintosh systems*. Because the ATEN CS172 fully complies with the latest USB standards, you can be sure your USB devices will function to their full potential when connected to the ATEN CS172. Macintosh support requires ATEN's PS/2 to Mac adapter (CV160).

ATEN CS172 Features:

  • Use one keyboard, monitor and mouse to control two computers
  • USB sharing allows up to 127 USB devices to be shared between the two computers
  • Operating System-independent operation
  • Connected PC's can be added or removed from the setup without powering off the KVM switch
  • Plug-n-Play Monitor support & USB support Ultra-high quality video at resolution up to 1920 x 1440
  • Microsoft Intellimouse, Logitech FirstMouse+, MouseMan+ and other wheel mice are supported PS/2 mouse/keyboard emulation ensures smooth operation every time PS/2 to serial mouse translation allows a PS/2 mouse to control both PS/2 and serial computers
  • No software required Built in AutoScan mode LEDs allow for easy status monitoring Decrease power and equipment costs, while increasing work space

ATEN CS172 Package Content:

  • 1 x Masterview CS-172 KVM switch 2 x KVM custom cable sets 2 x USB cables 1 x user manual

ATEN CS172 Specifications:

Width 9.25 in. (23.495 cm.)
Height 11.5 in. (29.21 cm.)
Length 21 in. (53.34 cm.)
Case Qty. 5
Package Dimensions  
Height 3.75 in. (9.525 cm.)
Depth 8.75 in. (22.225 cm.)
Width 10.5 in. (26.67 cm.)
Package Wt. 1.5 lbs. (0.675 kg.)
Unit Wt. 0.5 lbs. (0.225 kg.)
Case Wt. 12.5 lbs. (5.625 kg.)
Depth 4 in. (10.16 cm.)
Width 5.25 in. (13.335 cm.)
Height 1.25 in. (3.175 cm.)
Question: How can I switch from one Computer to the other?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. To manually switch targets, press the port selection button on the top of the unit. If you have a PS/2 keyboard you can also use Hotkey shortcuts by pressing and releasing the left or right Ctrl key twice [Ctrl]+[Ctrl].

We have also uploaded the manual for your convenience. Please refer to the manual for additional important information regarding switching targets with your ATEN CS172 KVM.