3D Ready Dual-Monitor Mini DisplayPort 4-port KVM Switch



Replaced by: Aten CS1944DP
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Model: 4 Port

The ATEN CS1944 4-port Dual View Mini DisplayPort KVMP™ allows access to 4 computers from a single USB keyboard and mouse with dual displays. The KVM switches amazing functionality combines a Dual view 4-port Mini DisplayPort switch, with a 2-port USB 2.0 hub, and front panel USB quick charge port for mobile devices.

The ATEN CS1944 further improves on previous KVM designs with the latest Mini-DisplayPort and Mini-TOSLINK connectors. These connections provide stunning digital video & digital audio capabilities in a KVM  with reliable ultra-high resolutions, vivid picture quality, surround sound (with SPDIF connections), and support for 3D displays.

Please Note: The use of video adaptors may cause compatibility issues with the video component of the KVM.

The CS1944's independent switching allows the KVM focus to be on one computer while USB peripheral and audio focus are on the other. As a USB hub, it permits each computer to access connected peripherals on a one-computer-at-a-time basis, eliminating the need to purchase a separate hub. All keyboard and mouse data transfers via fast custom KVM cables for seamless response.

With its unique design and innovative features, the ATEN CS1944 provides style and superior functionality in any SOHO environment. The CS1944 is ideal for multimedia applications, gaming setups and multi-computer office environments - offering the ultimate space saving, streamlined KVM technology for any desktop.

ATEN CS1944 Rear View
ATEN's CS1944 Rear Connections (CPU 3 and 4 Connections on side)

In the box:

1 x CS1944 4-port USB 2.0 Dual View Mini DisplayPort KVMP™ Switch
4 x Mini DisplayPort 1.1a 1-Meter Cable
4 x Mini DisplayPort 1.1a 2-Meter Cable
4 x USB 2.0 1.8 m Cable
4 x Audio Jack 1.8 m Cable Sets
1 x Power Adapter
1 x User Instructions

Aten 3d ready 4-port Mini-DisplayPort KVM Application Diagram

Features of the CS1944

  • One dual-view USB console independently and simultaneously controls four Mini DisplayPort computers and two USB devices
  • USB quick charge mode (front panel USB port)
  • Mini DisplayPort 1.1a & HDCP compatible
  • Full bass response provides a rich experience for digital surround sound systems via Mini-TOSLINK
  • Superior video quality - enables up to 2650 x 1600 resolution and 3D displays up to 1920x1080 resolution at 120Hz
  • Nvidia 3D Vision Ready
  • 2-port USB 2.0 hub built in, fully compliant with USB 2.0 specifications
  • Computer selection via front touch panel /hotkeys/ mouse*
  • Independent switching for USB peripherals, audio, and KVM focus
  • Keyboard and Mouse support emulation and bypass
  • Power on Detection
  • Mac keyboard support and emulation**
  • Multilingual keyboard mapping - Supports English, Japanese, and French keyboards
  • Multiplatform support - Windows, Linux and Mac

* Mouse port switching is only workable under mouse emulation mode. For 3-key USB wheel mouse only.
**PC keyboard combinations emulate Mac keyboards.
**Mac keyboards only work with their own computers.

Aten CS1944 Specifications:

Width 7.75 in. (19.70 cm.)
Height 1.77 in. (4.47 cm.)
Depth 7.75 in. (19.70cm.)
Weight 1.34 lbs. (.61 kgs.)
Computer Connections 4
Port Selection Touch Panel Switches, Hotkey, Mouse
Console Ports Keyboard- 1 x USB Type A F (Black, rear panel)
Video - 2 x Mini DisplayPort F (Black)
Mouse - 1 x USB Type A F (Black, rear panel)
Speaker- 1 x Mini TOSLINK Jack F (Black)
1 x 3.5mm Audio Jack F (Green)
Mic.- 1 x Mini TOSLINK Jack F (Black)
1 x 3.5mm Audio Jack F (Pink)
KVM Ports Keyboard/Mouse- 4 x USB Type B F (White)
Video- 8 x Mini DisplayPort F (Black)
Speaker- 4 x Mini TOSLINK Jack F (Black)
Mic.- 4 x Mini TOSLINK Jack F (Black)
Power 1 x DC Jack
USB 2.0 Hub 2 x USB Type A F
(White; 1 x Front panel, 1 x Rear panel)
Selected 4 x Point Touch Panel
KVM 4 (Orange)
Audio 4 (Green)
USB 4 (Green)
Keyboard/Mouse USB
Video DP: 2560 x 1600 resolution @ 60Hz, or
3D Display 1920 x 1080 resolution @ 120Hz
Scan Interval 1-99 secs. (Default: 5 secs)
Power Consumption DC 5.3 V, 6.68 W
Operating Temperature 0-50C
Storage Temperature -20-60C
Humidity 0-80% RH, Non-condensing
Physical Properties  
Housing Plastic
UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 672792003448
EAN 0672792003448
Question: Is this KVM NIAP approved
Answer: We do not believe this switch is NIAP certified. However, the following ATEN switch is: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/cs1184.html. Unfortunately, it is not a dual monitor solution.

If you would like assistance in selecting an NIAP certified switch, give us a call at 1-877-586-6654. We would love to help you select the best solution for your particular setup.

Question: Do you ship to Japan
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, due to freight costs, we typically do not ship to Japan. For product availability, we recommend you contact our partner: http://www.ysol.co.jp/. Additionally, we are not sure if this particular DisplayPort KVM is available in your area. You can contact the manufacturer at (http://www.aten.com/about/about_contact.php?cst=cu) to see if this product has a distributor near you.

Question: Hello, thinking about purchasing this switch to control a new trashcan mac pro and an older traditional mac pro - both sharing 2 monitors. We use a 4 button trackball - will this switch work? I see some mention of "only 3 button scroll wheel mouse" in emulation mode - please advise. Thank you.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. We believe the reference to "3 button scroll wheel mouse" is in regards to the ability switch KVM targets via the mouse wheel. One should be able to use hotkeys or the front panel buttons to switch targets as well.

That being said, user environments vary widely and we could not 100% guarantee any particular set up would work. However, this KVM has the ability to pass mouse signals directly through, so there is a very good chance it will function as you desire. This switch also has a USB hub, which may also work for the trackball if the console port does not.

Question: Does the CS1944 have display emulation?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

While some DisplayPort to HDMI KVM switches (HDMI output for monitors) like the SmartAVI D2H-4P-Duo have implemented video emulation, as of 06/05/2018 we are not currently aware of a KVM manufacturer that has figured out a way to emulate DisplayPort to DisplayPort KVM Switches since DisplayPort uses a data signal instead of a video signal.