3-Port USB-C DisplayPort Hybrid KVMP Switch


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ATEN's CS1953 is a hybrid KVMP™ Switch integrating USB-C devices and DisplayPort PC into a desktop workstation. Taking a giant step forward from prior digital-interfaced KVM models, the CS1953 comes with a USB Type-C service that transports video, audio, data and additionally provides USB Power 3.0 for USB-C device charging. A single USB-C cable equips users with the ability to streamline the number of cables across their workstations. DisplayPort 1.2 standard compliant, the CS1953 carries remarkable video quality ranging up to 4K DCI (4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz) for exceptional image quality.

Aten CS1953 Diagram

  • One USB keyboard, mouse and one DisplayPort monitor control two DisplayPort computers, one USB-C device and share two USB peripherals
  • Supports superior video quality - up to 4K DCI (4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
  • Provides USB Power Delivery 3.0 for USB-C device charging up to 45W
  • Computer selection via pushbuttons, hotkeys, mouse2, and remote port selector
  • Built-in 2-port USB 3.1 Gen 1 hub with SuperSpeed 5 Gbps data transfer rates
  • Supports DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DP Alt Mode) which enables the USB connection to carry DisplayPort signals
  • Independent switching of KVM, USB peripheral, and audio focus2
  • DisplayPort 1.2 compliant; HDCP 1.4 compliant
  • Supports HD Audio3
  • Supports DisplayPort Dual-Mode technology (DP++)3
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Bus-powered4


  1. Mouse port switching is only supported under mouse emulation mode with a USB 3-button mouse wheel.
  2. HD audio through DisplayPort channel cannot be switched independently.
  3. DisplayPort Dual-Mode technology (DP++) does not require an active adapter for most single display setups. Active DisplayPort adapters are recommended if you are unsure of the video source's DP++ compatibility.
  4. The unit can be bus-powered by the connected KVM sources via USB ports.

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Aten CS1953 Specifications

Computer Connections 3
Port Selection Hotkey, Pushbutton, Mouse, Remote Port Selector
Console Ports (2) USB Type A Female
(1) DisplayPort Female (black)
(2) 3.5mm Audio Jack Female (green; 1 x front, 1 x rear)
KVM (Computer) Ports CPU1 and CPU2:
(2) USB3.1 Gen1 Type B Female (Blue)
(2) DisplayPort Female (Black)
(2) 3.5mm Audio Jack Female (Green)
(1) 3.5mm Audio Jack Female (Green)
(1) 3.5mm Audio Jack Female (Green)
Remote Port Selector 2.5mm Audio Jack Female (Black)
Power (1) DC Jack
USB Hub (2) USB3.1 Gen1 Type A Female (Blue; 1 x front, 1 x rear)
Selected (3) Pushbutton
Mode Switch (1) Slide Switch
Audio (3) Green
KVM (3) Orange
USB (3) Green
Keyboard/Mouse USB
Video 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Scan Interval 1-99 Seconds (Default: 5 sec.)
Power Consumption DC12V:5.78W:269BTU
Operating Temperature 0-40°C
Storage Temperature -20-60°C
Physical Properties
Housing Metal, Plastic
Weight 0.50 kg ( 1.1 lb )
Dimensions (L x W x H) 20.63 x 7.54 x 4.40 cm
(8.12 x 2.97 x 1.73 in.)