ATEN CS1788 8-Port USB DVI Dual Link KVM Switch


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**Stack up to four CS1788 units for dual, triple and quad-viewing in multiple-monitor installations, to control up to seven computers at once. Use of standard USB cables for stacking.**

The ATEN CS1788 8-Port USB DVI Dual Link KVM Switch is a multi-purpose appliance that consolidates access and control of up to 8 computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse, and dual-monitor (DVI-I and VGA) console. The ATEN 8-port Switch can be cascaded to three levels allowing up to 73 CS1788 KVM Switches to control up to 512 computers all from the original single console, making it ideal for IT applications and management. In addition, the ATEN CS1788 features Multi-view functionality, which enables the use of standard USB cables to stack up to four switches for quad-viewing in multiple-monitor installations where each computer is fitted with multiple video cards. This CS1788 Multi-view functionality allows you to contrast, analyse and monitor video output in convenient ways, substantially simplifying the working environment.

Furthermore, the CS1788 KVM comes with ATEN's on-screen display (OSD) function, which can access any computer connected to the installation, and also offers OSD configuration back up/restore to save/ back up the OSD settings and restore them as needed. The ATEN CS1788 provides multimedia keyboard support and is audio enabled. Two microphones can provide audio input to each of the computers, and you can listen to the audio output of each computer on two sets of speakers (on a one-at-a-time basis).

ATEN CS1788 KVM Features:

  • One USB console controls eight Dual Link DVI or VGA computers and two additional USB 2.0 devices
  • Supports both digital (DVI) and analog (VGA) video - mixed operation possible
  • Cascadable to three levels - control up to 512 computers
  • Multi-view feature - stack up to four CS1788 units and display video from up to four monitors (dual view / triple view / quad view)
  • 2-port USB 2.0 hub built in
  • Fully compliant with the USB 2.0 specification
  • Computer selection via front panel pushbuttons, hotkeys, and multilingual on-screen display (OSD)
  • OSD Backup/Restore feature - enables the administrator to back up the switch's configuration and user profile information
  • Two-level (Administrator/User) password authorization for enhanced security protection
  • Multilingual OSD supports English, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and French
  • Audio enabled - full bass response provides a rich experience for 2.1 channel surround sound Systems
  • Console audio ports on front panel for easy access
  • Multiplatform support - Windows, Linux, Mac, Sun
  • Supports widescreen resolutions
  • Superior video quality - 2560 x 1600 (Dual Link DVI); 2048 x 1536 (VGA); DDC2B
  • Independent switching of KVM and USB focus
  • DVI digital and analog monitor support - fully compliant with the DVI specifications
  • HDCP compatible
  • Video DynaSync™ - exclusive ATEN technology eliminates boot-up display problems and optimizes resolution when switching between ports
  • Console mouse port emulation/bypass feature supports most mouse drivers and multifunction mice
  • Complete keyboard emulation for error-free booting
  • Mac/Sun keyboard support and emulation*
  • Multilingual keyboard mapping - supports English (US), English (UK), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Spanish
  • Auto Scan Mode for monitoring all computers
  • Broadcast mode - allows you to send commands from the console to all computers to perform operations simultaneously
  • Firmware upgradable

Aten CS1788 Diagram
ATEN 8-port USB DVI KVM Switch
(ATEN CS1788 depicted here)

Aten CS1788 Requirements:

  • Console
    • A DVI compatible monitor
    • A VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA or Multisync monitor (optional)
    • A USB Keyboard & Mouse
    • Microphone and speakers (optional)
  • Computers
    • A DVI compatible card and DVI port
    • A VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA or Multisync card and port (optional)
    • Type A USB port
    • Microphone and speaker ports (optional)

Aten CS1788 Package Content:

  • 1 CS-1788 8-port USB DVI Dual-Link KVM Switch
  • 2 Custom USB DVI-D KVM Cable Sets
  • Standard Rack Mounting Kit
  • 1 Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • 1 Foot Pad set (4 pads)
  • 1 Power Adapter
  • 1 User Manual

Aten CS1788 Specifications:

Height1.73 in. (4.40 cm.)
Width 6.34 in. (16.11 cm.)
Depth17.21 in. (43.72 cm.)
Weight6.17 lbs. (2.8 kg.)
Operating Temperature32-122 F (0-50 C)
Storage Temperature

-4-140 F (-20-60 C)


0-80% RH, Non-condensing

On Line8 (Orange)
Selected8 (Green)
Power1 (Dark Green)
Port SelectionOSD, Hotkey, Pushbutton
DigitalDVI Single Link: 1920 x 1200
DVI Dual Link: 2560 x 1600
Analog2048 x 1536 (VGA); DDC2B
Power ConsumptionDC 5.3V, 6.36W
Scan Interval1-255 Seconds
Supported Hardware 
EmulationUSB keyboard/mouse
Keyboard, Mouse & Monitor2 x USB Type A
1 HDB-15 / 1 DVI-I
Audio2 x Mini Stereo (Green)
2 x Mini Stereo (Pink)
KVM Ports8 x USB Type B
8 x DVI-I
8 x Mini Stereo (Green)
8 x Mini Stereo (Pink)
Firmware Upgrade1 x RJ11
USB Port1 x USB Type A
Power1 x DC Jack
USB 2.0 Hub2 x USB Type A
Approved Agency RoHS
UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 672792003653
EAN 0672792003653
Question: Would this KVM work for a mix of machines such as those with dual DVI, or 1 DVI & 1 display port, or 1 DVI one VGA, or just some systems with single VGA. Essentially we need every scenario covered. Thanks for any suggestions.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This particular KVM will function with a mix of VGA and or DVI (digital/analog)(dual-link/single-link) systems. Unfortunately, is does not have native support for DisplayPort and converting DisplayPort signals is not supported. For additional product suggestions, based on your specific needs, please contact your KVM Switches Online representative at 1-877-586-6654.

Question: I search a keyboard mouse wifi wich is compatible with kvm CS 1788 , keyboard mouse logitech mk700 mk7100 are somes bugs OR malfunction
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately there is not a sure way to know if a wireless keyboard and mouse set are compatible with KVM's. However, it is always recommended that a hard wired keyboard and mouse be used when operating most to all KVM's.