Aten MasterView Max 8-Port PS2/USB KVM Switch & Audio



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ATEN's new eight-port MasterView Max is the ideal tool to help reduce redundant hardware. Eight monitors, mice and keyboards are simply too expensive, bulky and inconvenient for most system administrators. Why bother when you can control all eight, or even up to 512 computers with a single keyboard, monitor and mouse? The added audio support allows you to enjoy music while working. Just think of the time, space and money you'll save, and added fun.

The New MasterViewª Max is much more than a simple eight-port KVM switch. The dual interface support allows you to connect both PS/2 and USB computers on the same switch. The multi-platform support allows you to control Windows-based computers, Sun Solaris systems, Linux, or even Macs by a single KVM switch. ATEN extended the multi-platform support by supporting the special keys on both Sun and Mac keyboards. This KVM switch also comes with the ATEN VSE technology, which provides excellent video resolution - up to 2048 x 1536. Built-in AutoScan mode lets you conveniently monitor every attached computer for a specified amount of time, while our On Screen Display (OSD) technology allows you to assign a unique name to each computer and access it via a smooth menu-driven interface. With its 1U, 19" rack-mountable casing and status-monitoring LEDs, the MasterViewª Max is the perfect switch for your server room or any other multi-computer environment.

Features & Benefits

  • Dual interface support - supports computers with either PS/2 or USB Keyboard and mouse
  • Multi platform support - Windows, Mac, and Sun Solaris
  • Easy to install - just plug the cables in
  • Audio support allows sharing multimedia speakers and MIC phone
  • Easy to operate - computer selection via front panel switches, intuitive OSD (on screen display), and Hot Keys
  • Security - 2 level password protection for OSD
  • Hot Pluggable - both console side and computer side can hot swappable and auto-detect device change
  • LED Display for easy status monitoring
  • Auto Scan Mode for monitoring all computers
  • Complete keyboard emulation for error free booting
  • Superior video quality; 2048 x 1536; support DDC2B.
  • Total capacity expandable to support 512 computers via 3 levels of cascading
  • Supports special keys on Sun and Mac keyboards
  • Firmware upgradeable through flash ROM
  • Designed for both desktop and rack mount

CS1758 Hot Key Sequence

Hotkey Mode
(Invoke Hotkeys)
Port SelectionInvoke OSD
Default: Default: [Num Lock] + [-]Default: [Num Lock] + [-] Release [Port Number] [Enter]Default: [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]
Alternate: [Ctrl] + [F12]Alternate: [Ctrl] + [F12] Release [Port Number] [Enter]Alternate: [Ctrl] [Ctrl]



  • VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitor capable of the highest resolution that you will be using on any computer in the installation
  • USB mouse
  • USB keyboard

The following equipment must be installed on each computer:

  • VGA, SVGA or Multisync card;
  • Either a Type-A USB port, or PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports.


  • For PS/2 computers, use ATEN part number 2L530XP*;
  • For USB computers, use ATEN part number 2L530XU*.
  • *"X" stands for the length of the cable: "1" is 3', "2" is 6', "3" is 10'.)

Package Contents

  • 1 8-port KVM
  • 1 Power adapter
  • 1 Firmware upgrade Cable
  • 1 User manual
  • 1 Quick Start Guide


Computer connections
CPU Port Selection (KVM)
Front Panel Switches; Hotkeys, OSD
Port Selection(USB Devices)
On Line
8 (Orange)
8 (Green)
1 x USB Type A
1 x USB Type A
1 x HDB 15 Female
1 x Stereo port
1 x Microphone port
8 x SPDB - 15 (F)
8 x Stereo ports
8 x Microphone ports
Power Adapter
1 x DC 5V, 2.6A
Firmware upgrade
1 x RJ 11 socket
Scan Interval
User Specified: 1-255 Secs. (default 5 secs.)
Up to 2048 X 1536
2.72 Kg
Dimensions (L x W x H)
143.2 x 15.4 x 4.5 cm
UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 672792001857
EAN 0672792001857
Question: this instrument is asking for user name and password and no here knows that, can you please give me the details ?
Answer: There is no default password for the CS1758. If the administrator password has not been set, you can just hit [ENTER] when the authorization dialog box appears to bypass the login for the OSD.

However, if a password has been set, you will need to follow the password reset procedure detailed in the manual. We have uploaded a copy for your convenience. You can find the procedure under the "Administrator Login Failure" heading on page 55 (page 63 of the pdf file).

Answer: This KVM supports VGA resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 and has a metal housing. It also has an auto-scan mode to cycle through target servers at a specified interval.

Question: hi I have a kvm masterview max slideaway lcd kvm switch, due to a power cut I have lost the password. Is there a default password, or a way of re-setting it?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. It is possible to preform a password reset. It requires removal of the housing, shorting the "restore default password" jumper on the switches main board, and following the password reset procedure.

For specific details, please refer to the manual linked above. Information on the password reset function is located on page 55, under the heading "Administrator Login Failure".

Question: how to log in to Admin Function using F4 key :
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The first step to access the Admin screen is to launch the OSD menu. This is accomplished by tapping the Scroll Lock key [ScrLk] twice in rapid succession. If a user name and password have been created, then those will need to be entered. The username must have Admin rights to access the F4 Admin menu. If the password has not been set, then simply hit [enter] to get to the OSD menu. Once the OSD is activated by an admin user, the F4 Admin menu is available to be selected. Additional OSD commands, and instructions on how to reset the Admin password if needed, can be found in the manual liked above.

Question: what is the default password and how to reset password to default factory?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This unit does not have a "default" administrator password. If no password has been set, then simply striking the [ENTER] key will bypass the login screen.

If the password needs to be cleared, is possible to preform a password reset by removing the housing, shorting the "restore default password" jumper on the switches main board, and following the password reset procedure in the manual.

For specific details, please refer to the manual linked from the item's page. Information on the password reset function is located on page 55, under the heading "Administrator Login Failure".

Question: I have a problem with PC starting, when the USB is connected it doesn't start when I put the UBS connection out ( Keyboard and Mouse ) it works normally
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Due to the high variance between user applications, switches and devices within any environment, it is difficult to troubleshoot the exact cause of your issue. The Aten CS1758 does support'complete keyboard emulation for error free booting'. However you may want to try and plug the keyboard directly into the machine to test it's operation, try a different keyboard with both the switch and machine or the problem very well could be a faulty unit. Also there have been numerous issues related to using wireless keyboards and mice with certain switches that cannot support them. If you would like a recommendation based on your application, please feel free to contact your KVM Switches Online sales representative.

Question: User name and password?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

If this is the first time that the OSD (On Screen Display) menu is being run, or if the password function has not been set, simply press Enter when the authorization dialog box appears. If the password function has been set, you must provide them in order to access the OSD Main Screen.

If you are unable to log in because the Username and Password information has become corrupted, or if you have forgotten it, you can clear the login information by short jumping the switches main circuit board.

For more information on setting the password, or short jumping the switches main board, please refer to the Aten CS1758 / CS1754 Manual

Please let us know if there is anything else we can ever help you with!

Product Reviews

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works as expected
November 01, 2013

This KVM is a quick fix for your aging KVM switches. with a reasonable price.