The KN2108 is an eight port IP KVM allowing three users (one local and two networked) to simultaneously log on and independently control computers on three separate ports.
Network control can be accessed from any workstation on your LAN or WAN, or from the Internet (requires the installation of client software).
The KN2108 can be cascaded to control a maximum of 64 servers [for compatible KVMs see the Supported KVM list].
To allow for ease of installation and compact 1U rack mounting, the KN2116 uses a high density configuration consisting of standard RJ45 connectors and CAT5 cables.
Connecting to PS/2, USB, Sun USB, Sun Legacy, or Serial devices is merely a matter of selecting the correct CPU adapter (see the accessories list for model numbers).
ATEN's proprietary video technology allows servers to be placed up to 40 meters away from the KN2108 and still maintain a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz.
Combining the KN2108 with Aten's Power Distribution Unit (PN0108 / PN0116), the KN2108 allows Administrators to not only manage, but to also, shut down and reboot their systems from any location world wide
Your choice of two functionally identical client applications will allow your work station to communicate with the KVM, one is a universal Java client that will work with any Java enabled OS, or if you prefer, a Windows only client (only the work station need be a Windows OS). Because the KVM intercepts and interprets the keyboard and mouse signals the KVM will work with practically any operating system installed on your servers.
Server selection can be accomplished in one of three methods [either locally or remotely]
1- Hot key - Keyboard sequence to directly access a port
2- On Screen Display (OSD) - Menu interface
3- Direct "Go to" from the Panel array mode [Panel Array mode displays up to eight servers simultaneously in one display window] clicking on the desired Panel takes you to that server
The unit is password protected using a three level log on: multi-administrator; multi-user; multi-viewer. Ports denied accesses to a particular user are not displayed in the OSD or Panel Array modes when that user is logged on. Advanced security and encryption technologies include 1024 bit RSA; 56 bit DES; 256 bit AES; 128 bit SSL, and RADIUS Support