Aten CubiQ 4-Port HDMI KVM With USB Hub & Integrated Digital Audio


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With its unique design and innovative features, the ATEN CubiQ™ CS1794 HDMI KVMP™ Switch with USB 2.0  hub, provides both style and functionality for today's multimedia SOHO environment. Combining a 4-port switch with a 2-port USB 2.0 hub, the CS1794 provides seamless HDMI signal switching between 4 PCs or other HDMI-enabled devices, such as gaming consoles, and allows users to share USB peripherals from a single console.

The ATEN CS1794 provides enhanced independent switching via front panel pushbuttons and keyboard hotkeys, and features Video DynaSync™ technology to ensure that HDMI display resolution is always optimized. With integrated digital audio, the CS1794 also allows users to experience high-definition sound, such as Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio. Ideal for multimedia applications in the home or office, the ATEN CubiQ™ CS1794 offers the ultimate in space-saving, streamlined KVM technology for the desktop.

In the box:
1 x CS1794 USB 2.0 HDMI KVMP™ Switch
4 x Custom HDMI KVM Cable Sets
1 x Firmware Upgrade Cable
1 x Power Adapter
1 x USB-to-PS/2 Converter
1 x User Instructions

ATEN CS1794 Rear View
ATEN's CS1794 HDMI KVM Rear Connections

CS1794 Hot Key Sequence

Hotkey Mode
(Invoke Hotkeys)
Port SelectionInvoke OSD
Default: [Num Lock] + [-]Default: [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [Port #] [Enter]Default: None
Alternate: [Ctrl] + [F12]Alternate: [Ctrl] [Ctrl] [Port #] [Enter]Alternate: None

Features of the CS1794

  • One USB console controls four HDMI-interface computers and two additional USB devices
  • 2-port USB 2.0 hub built in; fully compliant with the USB 2.0 specification
  • Independent switching of KVM, USB peripheral, and audio focus via front panel pushbuttons and hotkeys
  • HDMI digital monitor support - fully compliant with HDMI; also HDCP compliant
  • Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio support
  • Superior video quality - supports 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p(HDTV)/1920 x 1200(DVI)
  • Power on detection - If one of the computers is powered off, the CS1792 will automatically switch to the next powered-on computer
  • Supports widescreen resolutions
  • Multiplatform support - Windows, Linux, and Mac
  • Console mouse port emulation/bypass feature supports most mouse driver and multifunction mice
  • Video DynaSync™ - stores the console monitor's EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) to optimize display resolution
  • Complete keyboard emulation for error-free booting
  • Mac keyboard support and emulation*
  • Auto Scan Mode for monitoring all computers and HDMI devices
  • Firmware Upgradable

* 1. PC keyboard combinations emulate Mac Keyboards
   2. Mac keyboards only work with their own computers

Aten 4-port HDMI KVM Application Diagram
Typical Application Diagram

 CS1794 Specifications:

Width10.4 in. (20.50 cm.)
Height1.77 in. (4.50 cm.)
Depth2.9 in. (7.3 cm.)
Weight1.2 lbs. (0.53 kgs.)
Computer Connections4
Port SelectionFront Panel Pushbuttons, Hotkeys
Console PortsKeyboard- 1 x USB Type A Female (Black; rear panel)
Video 1- 1 x HDMI Type A Female (Black)
Mouse- 1 x USB Type A Female (Black; rear panel)
Speaker- 2 x Mini Stereo Jack Female
(Green; 1 x front, 1 x rear)
Mic.- 2 x Mini Stereo Jack Female
(Pink; 1 x front, 1 x rear)
KVM PortsKeyboard/Mouse- 4 x USB Type B Female (White)
Video- 4 x HDMI Type A Female (Black)
Speaker- 4 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green)
Mic.- 4 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Pink)
Power1 x DC Jack
USB 2.0 Hub2 x USB Type A Female
(White: 1x front panel: 1x rear panel)
F/W Upgrade1 x 4-conductor 3.5mm Jack (Black)
Selected5 x Pushbutton
KVM5 (Orange)
Audio5 (Green)
USB5 (Green)
Video1080p (HDMI)/1920x1200 (DVI)
Scan Interval1-99 secs. (Default: 5 secs)
Power ConsumptionDC 5.3 V, 3.2 W
Operating Temperature0-50C
Storage Temperature-20-60C
Humidity0-80% RH, Non-condensing
Physical Properties 
HousingMetal, Plastic
UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 672792100260
EAN 0672792100260
Question: how long are th (4) KVM cables that are included
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Aten reports the cables are 1.8 meters long (about 6 feet).

Question: Hi. Do you ship via the global shipping programme to the UK ?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we do not. For more information on our international ordering policy, please view the following link:

Question: What is the MTBF for CS1794?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

Update 2/15/2017 - We have confirmed that the Aten CS1794 has a Mean-Time-Between-Failures of 273,408.2 Hrs.

Aten does not have MTFB information available for the CS1794 at this time - per your request, headquarters is looking into it, and should be able to provide us with that information around end of next week (around 2/17/2017). I will update this post as soon as I hear any update.