Aten 8-Port KVM Switch


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The Aten KH1508 is an 8-port KVM switch that allows you to access and control up to 256 computers from a single keyboard/monitor/mouse console. The KH1508 features RJ-45 connectors and CAT-5 cable to link to the computers. Combined with Auto Signal Compensation (ASC) signs can travel up to 130 feet and still maintain high video resolution. Utilizing PS/2 and USB KVM adapter for the final linkup, the Aten KH1508 permits any combination of PC, Macs, SUN computers, and serial devices to coexist on the installation.

KH1508 Features:

  • A single console controls up to 8 computers
  • Daisy chain up To 31 additional units - Control up to 2560computers from a single console
  • Auto-Sensing of station position on daisy chained installations
  • Front panel LED indicates station position port names automatically reconfigured when station sequence is changed
  • No software required
  • Convenient computer selection via port selection switches, Hot keys, and intuitive on screen display (OSD) menus
  • AutoScan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
  • Hot pluggable - Add or remove computers without having to power down the switch
  • Two level password security - Only authorized users view and control the computers - Up to four users plus an administrator - Separate profiles for each users.
  • Two level logout - Manual and timed
  • Firmware upgrade through flash ROM
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse emulation - Computers boot even when the console focus is elsewhere
  • Supports PS/2 compatible mice, Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer, Logitech FirstMouse+
  • Extends the distance between computers and the switch- up to 130' for resolution of 1280 x1024@ 60Hz, 100' for resolution of 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz.
  • Rack mountable in 19" system rack (1U)

Aten KH1508 Requirements:

  • At console side:
    • A VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitor
    • A PS/2 mouse
    • A PS/2 keyboard
  • At Computer side:
    • A VGA, SVGA or Multisync video output port
    • CAT5, CAT5e or CAT6 cable - Connecting KH1508 to each of computer adapters

Aten KH1508 Package Includes:

  • (1) KH1508 KVM Switch
  • (1) firmware upgrade cable
  • (1) 3 prong AC power cord
  • (1) rack mounting kit
  • (1) user manual

KH1508 Specifications:

Width 4.6 in. (11.8 cm)
Height 9.3 in. (23.5 cm)
Length 21.7 in. (55 cm)
Reset 1 x semi-recessed push button)
Power 1 x Rocker
Power 1 x 3-prong AC socket
Computer Connections  
Direct 8
Daisy Chain or Cascading 512
Mouse PS/2
Keyboard PS/2
Selected 8 (Red)
Station ID 2 x 7 Segments
On Line 8 (Green)
Power On 1 (Blue)
Console Connectors  
Monitor 1 x HDB-15 F
Mouse 1 x 6 pin mini-DZN F
Flash ROM Upgrade RJ11
Keyboard 1 x 6 pin mini-DZN F
Amps 1 amp
Voltage AC 100~ 240 V Auto Sensing
Housing Metal
CPU Connectors  
Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor 8 x RJ-45 for Cat-5 cable
Scan Interval User Specified: 1 - 255 secs.
Humidity 0 - 80% RH, Non-condensing
Operating Temperature 32F~122F (0C~50C)
Port Selection Hotkeys ; OSD (On Screen Display); Push Button
Video Resolution 1600x1200@ 60Hz(100 ft), 1280 x1024@ 60 Hz ( 130 ft)
Power Consumption 27 W
Storage Temperature -4F~140F (-20C~60C)
Daisy Chain 1 x DB-25M ; 1 x DB-25F
Security 2-level password security
Question: Which USB dongle works with the Aten KH1508?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. According to the manual, this device uses the End-of-Life KA9570 USB dongle. According to the manufacturer, the direct replacement for the KA9570 is the KA7570: