ATEN 8-Port MasterView KVM Switch



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CS88A Hot Key Sequence

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

ATEN CS88A 8-Port MasterView KVM Switch
The Master View CS88A KVM Switch is a control unit that allows access to multiple computers from a single console (keyboard, monitor, and mouse). Before the development of the Master View, the only way to control multiple computer configurations from a single console was through a complex and costly network. Now, with the Master View CS88A, you can easily access multiple computers in a cost effective manner. A Single Master View CS88A can control up to 8 computers. Since units can be cascaded to three levels, in a full three stage installation up to 73 CS88A Master Views can control up to 512 computers - all from a single console. Setup is fast and easy; plugging cables into their appropriate ports is all that is entailed. There is no software to configure, so there is no need to get involved in complex installation routines or be concerned with incompatibility problems. Since the CS88A intercepts keyboard input directly, it works on any hardware platform and with all operating computers. There are three convenient methods to access any computer connected to the installation: (1) using the push button port selection switches located on each unit's front panel; (2) entering Hotkey combinations from the keyboard; and (3) selecting from menus provided by the On Screen Display (OSD). A powerful Auto Scan feature also permits automatic scanning and monitoring of the activities of all computers running on the installation one by one. There is no better way to save time and money than with a Master View CS88A installation. By allowing a single console to manage all the attached computers, a Master View CS88A installation: (1) eliminates the expense of having to purchase a separate keyboard, monitor, and mouse for each computer; (2) saves all the space those extra components would take up; (3) saves on energy costs; and (4) eliminates the inconvenience and wasted effort involved in constantly moving from one computer to another.

ATEN CS88A 8-Port MasterView KVM Switch Features and Benefits:

  • Controls 8 computer from a single console Cascadable from any port to three levels for control of up to 512 computers from a single console
  • Administrator/User password authorization for enhanced security protection (PSP) Intelligent OSD (On Screen Display)
  • Hotkey Switching for Efficient System Handling No Software Required - Computer selection via front panel switches, hotkeys, or On Screen Display (OSD)
  • Auto Scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers Superior Video Quality: Up to 2048 x 1536; DDC; DDC2; DDC2B LEDs allow for easy status monitoring PS/2 Mouse emulation provided for system bootup
  • Rack Mountable in 19" (1U) System rack
  • Compatible with Win3.1/95/98/2000/NT, OS/2, Netware, Dos, PC-DOS and Linux Add Macintosh support with ATEN's optional Mac Adapter (CV-160 for the ADB Mac, CV100KMA for the USB version)
  • Connected computers can be added or removed from the setup without disturbing the other computers
  • Keyboard/mouse translation allows PS/2 peripherals to control both PS/2 and serial-based computers

ATEN CS88A Function Diagram
ATEN CS88A 8-Port MasterView KVM Switch Function Diagram

ATEN CS88A 8-Port MasterView KVM Switch Requirements:

  • CONSOLE: A VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitor capable of the highest resolution that you will be using on any computer in the installation. A PS/2 style mouse A PS/2 style keyboard
  • COMPUTER: The following equipment must be installed on each computer: A VGA, SVGA or Multisync card. A 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) mouse port A 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) keyboard port with +5V DC on pin 4 and Ground on pin 3, or a 5-pin DIN (AT style) keyboard port with +5V DC on pin 5 and ground on pin 4.* *See the note under cables in the manual.

ATEN CS88A 8-Port MasterView KVM Switch Package Content:
1 CS-88A 1 User Manual 1 Quick Start Guide 1 Rack Mounting Kit 1 AC Adapter

ATEN CS88A 8-Port MasterView KVM Switch Specifications:

Width 15.25 in. (38.735 cm.)
Height 10.5 in. (26.67 cm.)
Length 22.25 in. (56.515 cm.)
Case Qty. 3
Computer Connections  
Direct 8
Daisy Chain or Cascading 512
Keyboard PS/2, AT
Mouse PS/2
On Line 8
Power On 1
Selected 8
Console Connectors  
Monitor 1xHDDB15 Female
Mouse 1x6 pin mini-DIN Female (PS/2)
Keyboard 1x6 pin mini-DIN Female (PS/2)
Case Metal
Package Wt. 8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg.)
Unit Wt. 6.28 lbs. (2.85 kg.)
Case Wt. 26.4 Lbs. (12. kg.)
Width 19.3 in. (49.02 cm.)
Height 1.75 in. (4.45 cm.)
Length 6 in. (15.24 cm.)
CPU Connectors  
Keyboard 8x6 pin mini-DIN Female (PS/2)
Monitor 8xHDDB15 Male
Mouse 8x6 pin mini-DIN Female (PS/2)
Power Consumption DC 9V,1.08W (Max)
Operating Temperature 0-50C
Port Selection Push Buttons, Hot Keys, or OSD
Storage Temperature -20-60C