ATEN 2-USER, 16-Port Matrix KVM



Recommended replacement: Aten KH2516a
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The  KM0216 2-user, 16-port Matrix KVM Switch offers advanced control of servers, yet is flexible enough for various other applications. The ATEN KM0216 allows two users to directly control 16 computers simultaneously and independently. A maximum of 30 users and 1920 computers can be connected through a combination of daisy chaining and cascading. The RJ-45 CPU connections and Auto Signal Compensation (ASC) allow signals to travel up to 480 feet (150 meters) away and still maintain video resolutions; the need for KVM extenders is eliminated. All 16 ports are placed in a 1U-high case, which saves expensive real estate in an IT environment. This switch allows any type of console to control any type of computer, whether it is USB or PS/2. The users on the master KVM can access any computer, whether it is connected directly or through daisy chain/cascading. Users on local KVMs can access any computer connected to the local KVM, whether it is connected directly or through daisy chain/cascading. ATEN KM0216 16-Port Matrix also has many other great KVM features such as Hot Keys, OSD, 3-level password security, hot pluggability, life firmware upgrade, keyboard and mouse emulation, "Keep Alive" feature, AutoScan, etc. It also supports multiple platforms (PC, Mac, Sun) through the use of CAT5 to PS/2, and CAT5 to USB adapters.

KM0216 Features:

  • 19" rack mountable unit is only 1U high
  • Four consoles independently and simultaneously control up to 16 computers directly Daisy chainable for up to 7 additional units -cascading up to 16 compatible KVM (recommended to use KH88) switches from each station on the chain
  • Up to 30 consoles and 2048 computers on a complete daisy chained/cascaded installation (when use KH88 as the cascaded units)
  • Multi-platform support: PC, Mac and SUN
  • Console conversion any type of console can control any type of computer mixed combinations (PS/2 & USB) supported on either the console or computer side
  • RJ-45 connectors provided for computer & console connections
  • No need for KVM extender; the Twisted Pair cable connections, with optional conversion devices, support computers & consoles up to 150 meters away from the KM0216
  • Auto Signal Compensation (ASC) to assure optimum video resolution for various distances, no DIP switch setting needed for the different distances of up to 150 meters between the KM0216 and computer or console
  • "Keep-Alive feature ensures that the keyboard and mouse connection works properly, even when the KVM switch loses power supply temporarily
  • Plug-n-Play; no software required
  • Convenient computer selection via intuitive Hot Key combinations or On Screen Display (OSD) menus; OSD port list automatically expands when stations are added
  • Port names automatically reconfigure when station sequence is changed
  • Hot pluggable; add or remove computers without having to power down the switch
  • Lifetime firmware upgrading allowed
  • Master-users can access any computer from any console - even the ones connected to the second, the third, - or the thirty-second daisy chained switch
  • Local-users can access any computer connected to the local switch, whether directly or through daisy chain/cascading
  • AutoScan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
  • Three level password security: super administrator, administrator and users
  • Keyboard and mouse emulation allows computers to boot when they are not selected
  • LCD, VGA, SVGA, XGA and multisync monitor support
  • Superior video quality; supports resolution of up to 1280x1024 within the distance of 150 meters


  • The following equipment must be used for each console:
    A VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitor capable of the highest resolution that you will be using on any computer in the installation;
    Either a PS/2 or a USB keyboard and mouse
  • The following equipment must be installed on each computer:
    Either an HDB-15 video port, or for the legacy Sun, a Sun 13W3 video port;
    A PS/2 style (6 pin mini-DIN) mouse port and PS/2 style keyboard port; or USB ports (for a USB keyboard and USB mouse); or for legacy Sun, a Sun style keyboard port (8 pin mini-DIN)
  • The following cables and adapters are required for use with KM4032:
    CAT5e or CAT6 cable - Connecting KM0432 to console station or computer adapters;
    KA9120 - Connecting from KM0432 to PS/2 computers;
    KA9170 - Connecting from KM0432 to USB computers;
    KA9130 - Connecting from KM0432 to legacy Sun computers;
    KA9131 - Connecting from KM0432 to USB Sun computers;
    KA9220 - Connecting from KM0432 console port to a PS/2 console;
    KA9270 - Connecting from KM0432 console port to an USB console;

Package Content:
1 x KM0216 Modular Matrix KVM
1 x Power Cord 1 User Manual
1 x Quick Start Guide
11 x Warranty Registration Card

Width 25.5 in. (64.8 cm)
Height 14.0 in. (35.6 cm)
Length 15.5 in. (39.4 cm)
Case Qty. 3
Package Dimensions  
Depth 4.8 in. (12.1 cm)
Width 24.8 in. (63.0 cm)
Height 12.8 in. (32.4 cm)
Computer Connections  
Direct 16
Daisy Chain or Cascading Up to 2048 via Daisy Chaining and Cascading Combination
Console Connectors  
Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor 2 X RJ45
Case Metal
Package Wt. 12.0 lb. (5.4 kg)
Unit Wt. 9.0 lb. (4.1 kg)
Case Wt. 20.0 lbs. (18.5 kg)
Depth 10.0 in. (25.4 cm)
Width 17.0 in. (43.2 cm)
Height 1.8 in. (4.4 cm)
CPU Connectors  
Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor 16 X RJ45
Scan Interval 0 ~ 255 Sec
Video Resolution 1024 x 768 @ 150m; DDC2B
Operating Temperature 32F~122F (0C~50C)
Storage Temperature -4F~140F (-20C~60C)
Security 3-level password security
Daisy Chain 2 x HDB-60