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Aten CS1788 8-Port USB DVI Dual Link KVM Switch

SGD $1,599.00

Aten CS1788 8-Port USB DVI Dual Link KVM Switch

The CS1788 8-Port USB DVI Dual Link KVM Switch is a multi-purpose appliance that consolidates access and control of up to 8 computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse, and dual-monitor (DVI-I and VGA) console.

It can be cascaded to three levels – allowing up to 73 CS1788s to control up to 512 computers – all from the original single console, making it ideal for IT applications and management.

In addition, the CS1788 features Multi-view functionality, which enables the use of standard USB cables to stack up to four switches for quad-viewing in multiple-monitor installations where each computer is fitted with multiple video cards. It allows you to contrast, analyse and monitor video output in convenient ways, substantially simplifying the working environment.

Furthermore, the CS1788 comes with ATEN´s on-screen display (OSD) function, which can access any computer connected to the installation, it also offers OSD configuration back up/restore to save/ back up the OSD settings and restore them as needed.

The CS1788 provides multimedia keyboard support and is audio enabled. Two microphones can provide audio input to each of the computers, and you can listen to the audio output of each computer on two sets of speakers (on a one-at-a-time basis).


One USB console controls eight Dual Link DVI or VGA computers and two additional USB 2.0 devices
Supports both digital (DVI) and analog (VGA) video – mixed operation possible
Cascadable to three levels – control up to 512 computers
Multi-view feature – stack up to four CS1788 units and display video from up to four monitors (dual view / triple view / quad view)
2-port USB 2.0 hub built in
Fully compliant with the USB 2.0 specification
Computer selection via front panel pushbuttons, hotkeys, and multilingual on-screen display (OSD)
OSD Backup/Restore feature – enables the administrator to back up the switch’s configuration and user profile information
Two-level (Administrator/User) password authorization for enhanced security protection
Multilingual OSD supports English, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and French
Audio enabled – full bass response provides a rich experience for 2.1 channel surround sound Systems
Console audio ports on front panel for easy access
Multiplatform support – Windows, Linux, Mac, Sun
Supports widescreen resolutions
Superior video quality – 2560 x 1600 (Dual Link DVI); 2048 x 1536 (VGA); DDC2B
Independent switching of KVM and USB focus
DVI digital and analog monitor support – fully compliant with the DVI specifications
HDCP compatible
Video DynaSync – exclusive ATEN technology eliminates boot-up display problems and optimizes resolution when switching between ports
Console mouse port emulation/bypass feature supports most mouse drivers and multifunction mice
Complete keyboard emulation for error-free booting
Mac/Sun keyboard support and emulation*
Multilingual keyboard mapping – supports English (US), English (UK), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Spanish
Auto Scan Mode for monitoring all computers
Broadcast mode – allows you to send commands from the console to all computers to perform operations simultaneously
Firmware upgradable

Package Content

1x CS1788 8-Port USB DVI KVM Switch with Rack Mounting Kit
2x Custom USB DVI-D Dual Link KVM Cable Sets
1x Firmware Upgrade Cable
1x Power Adapter
1x Foot Pad Set (4 pcs)
1x User Instructions


Direct 8
Max. 512 (via Cascade)
Port Selection OSD, Hotkey, Pushbutton
Connectors Console
Keyboard 1 x USB Type A Female (Black)
Video 1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue) /
1 x DVI-I Female (white)
Mouse 1 x USB Type A Female (Black)
Speakers 2 x Mini Stereo Jack Female
(Green; 1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel)
Microphone 2 x Mini Stereo Jack Female
(Pink; 1 x front panel; 1 x rear panel)
KVM Ports KB / Mouse 8 x USB Type B Female (White)
Video 8 x DVI-I Female (White)
Speakers 8 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green)
Microphone 8 x Mini Stereo Jack Male (Pink)
F/W Upgrade 1 x RJ-11 Female
Power 1 x DC Jack
USB 2.0 Hub 2 x USB Type A Female
(White; 1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel)
Switches Port Selection 8 x Pushbutton
Reset 1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
F/W Upgrade 1 x Slide Switch
LEDs USB Link 8 (Green)
On Line / Selected 8 (Orange)
Power 1 (Dark Green)
Emulation Keyboard / Mouse USB
Video DVI Dual Link: 2560 x 1600;
VGA: 2048 x 1536
Scan Interval 1 – 255 Seconds (Default: 5 secs)
Power Consumption DC 5.3V, 6.47 W
Environment Operating Temp.

0 – 50°C

Storage Temp. -20 – 60°C
Humidity 0 – 80% RH, Non-condensing
Housing Metal
Weight 2.80 kg
Dimensions ( L x W x H ) 43.72 x 16.11 x 4.40 cm

Warranty: 1 Year Local Warranty

  • Model: CS1788
  • Manufactured by: Aten

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 25 November, 2013.