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New IP KVM Switches Feature Technology Enables Simultaneous Monitoring of Multiple Servers

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 7:53am
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- ATEN announced the debut of new eight and 16-port KVM switches with built-in IP access. Utilizing both USB and PS/2 connectivity, the CS1708i/CS1716i KVM on the NET switches are IP-based KVM control units that allow either a local or remote operator access to eight and 16 directly connected computers, or through daisy chaining connections, up to 128 and 256 servers, respectively.

Both KVMs feature a Panel Array Mode™ where users can selectively monitor attached servers simultaneously in a grid array. By clicking on one of the images, it instantly brings that server to focus for further review. The Mouse DynaSync™ feature automatically synchronizes the local and remote mouse pointer movements for perfect alignment regardless of the server's mouse acceleration settings.

A built-in feature that resembles an Internet chat program - the Message Board - lets administrators communicate with each other. These powerful features not only help administrators manage their server room in an efficient and flexible manner, they also provide a cost-effective IT management solution for SMBs.

The switches support the highest security protocols, including 128-bit SSL encryption for the Web, and RC4 128-bit encryption for secure keyboard, mouse and video data transmission. For more efficient user management integration, the CS1708i/CS1716i KVM on the NET also supports authentication and authorization via remote servers, such as RADIUS, LDAP, LDAPS, and Microsoft Active Directory.

"Our new KVM on the NET switches offer network administrators an easy-to-use management tool to access and monitor both local and remote servers," explained Sampson Yang, CEO of ATEN. "We went a step further by adding value-add features such as Panel Array Mode and Message Board to give administrators even more flexibility."

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