8 port multiplatform KVM switch (Model: CS1708A)

8 port multiplatform KVM switch (Model: CS1708A)

8 port multiplatform KVM switch (Model: CS1708A)

  • Overview
8 Port PS/2 USB KVMP

The CS1708A  KVM allows access to 8 directly connected computers, and through Daisy chain architecture as many as 256 total servers may be controlled from a single keyboard, mouse and monitor.

To simplify installation and to keep track of so many servers a custom ASIC (patent pending) provides an auto-sensing function that recognizes the position of each KVM station in the chain.

A front panel  USB port provides server access to USB devices such as Hard Drives, or CDROM s, eliminating  the need to physically connect a storage device to a server to install  patches or updates.

The CS1708A will accommodate either PS/2 or USB keyboards and mice, and will connect to a mixture of PS/2 and USB servers*

*The USB peripheral port will only work with USB connected servers on the same tier.


• A single console controls up to 8  computers
• Daisy-chain up to 31 additional units – control up to 256 computers from a single console
• Front accessible USB port allows each computer to access USB peripherals*
• Dual Interface –supports computers and console with PS/2 or USB keyboards and mice
• Multiplatform support – Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Linux, Mac, and Sun
• Display Emulation Technology – stores the console monitor's EDID (Extended Display
  Identification Data) to optimize display resolution
• Auto PS/2 and USB interface detection
• USB / PS/2 keyboard and mouse emulation – computers boot even when the console
  focus is elsewhere
• Video resolution up to 2048 x 1536; DDC2B
• No software required – convenient computer selection via front panel pushbuttons,
  hotkeys and multilingual on-screen display (OSD) menus
• Auto-senses station's position on daisy-chained installations; no need for manual dip
  switch setting; front panel led indicates station's position
• Port names automatically reconfigured when station sequence is changed
• Two level password security; only authorized users view and control computers; up to
  four users and an administrator with separate profiles for each
• Auto Scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
• Broadcast mode; operations simultaneously performed on all selected computers
• Hot pluggable – add or remove computers without having to power down the switch
• Buzzer on/off via hotkey and OSD
• Firmware upgrades to all the chained KVM switches at the same time via the
  daisy-chain cable
• Rack mountable in 19" system rack (1U)

WEEE Compliance  RoHS Compliance 
Diagram :

A VGA, SVGA, or multisync monitor
A keyboard and mouse (USB or PS/2)

A VGA, SVGA, or multisync video graphics card with an HDB-15 port.
PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports (6-pin mini-DIN)
Two USB ports are required for Virtual Media and USB keyboard and mouse operation
For direct support Sun USB systems; or, for Sun legacy systems,
  an ATEN CV130A Sun Console Converter.

Substandard cables may damage the connected devices or degrade overall
performance. For optimum signal integrity and to simplify the layout, we strongly
recommend that you use the high quality custom cable sets described under the
Accessories section.

Package Content:

1 CS1708A  KVM Switch with
2 Custom KVM Cable Sets
1 Console Cable
1 Firmware Upgrade Cable
1 Standard Rack Mounting Kit
1 Grounding Wire
1 Foot Pad Set (4 pcs)
1 Power Adapter
1 User Manual
1 Quick Start Guide

Specification :
Computer Connections
Direct 8
Daisy Chain or Cascading 512 (via Daisy-chain)
Port Selection On-screen display (OSD); Hotkeys; Pushbutton switches
Console Connectors
Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor 1 x SPHD-18 Male (Yellow)
Flash ROM Upgrade 1 x RJ-11 Female (Black)
CPU Connectors
Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor 8 x SPHD-15 Female (Yellow)
Power 1 x DC Jack Female (Black)
Daisy Chain 1 x DB-25 Female (Black) IN, 1 x DB-25 Female (Black) OUT
On Line 8 (Orange)
Selected 8 (Green)
Station ID 1 x 2 digit, 7 segment (Orange)
Power On 1 (Dark Green)
F/W Upgrade 1 x Slide
Keyboard PS/2, USB
Mouse PS/2, USB
USB Specification USB 1.1
Video Resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 60 Hx DDC2B
Voltage 5 W / 5.3 V
Amps 1amp
Power Adaptor Part #
for North America 0AD8-0605-24EG
for Continental Europe 0AD6-1605-241G
for UK 0AD4-3605-241G
Unit Dimensions
Width 17 in
Height 1.7 in
Depth 6.3
Unit Package Dimensions
Width 21.375 in
Height 9.25 in
Depth 4.625 in
Master Carton
Width 22.4 in
Height 14.8
Depth 10.2
Master Carton Qty. 3
Master Carton Wt. 9.25 lbs
Unit Wt. 3.36 w Accessories