In the extensive ATEN catalog you will find all kinds of solutions to simplify life in offices, control rooms, professional studios and even for working from home. Today we focus on a perfect pair of products for Media Creation and Office & Home Working applications.
When we say “KVM Switch”, we say ATEN. The CS782DP, with which we decided to open this article, is just a two-port USB DisplayPort/Audio KVM switch, which supports 4K signals and is supplied together with the cables necessary for the operation of the system. The market is demanding to work with ever higher video quality and thanks to the evolution of DisplayPort technology, 4K-enabled computers and displays are increasingly popular in commercial and visually intensive applications.
The ATEN CS782DP USB DisplayPort KVM Switch offers 4K UHD (3840×2160@60Hz) and 4K DCI (4096×2160@60Hz) video resolution, and allows users to access two computers from a single USB keyboard equipped with DisplayPort video console and mouse. In short, the new CS782DP allows you to work with three different switching methods:
1) using a remote port selector;
2) using a mouse;
3) using hotkeys.
The goal, however, is unique: to allow flexible access to any connected computer. The product also provides premium audio support, supports MST (Multi-Stream Transport) and can work with Windows, Mac, Sun and Linux operating systems. Thanks to this flexibility and it being a very compact and discrete design, the CS782DP presents itself as a complete, suitable multimedia solution to any work environment, especially for applications such as graphic design, animation and video editing.
The second ATEN proposal we are talking about today is called CS22DP, and is a two-port USB DisplayPort cable KVM switch with remote port selector. This product comes from the following idea: two computers running togheter on different projects saves time, but having a KVM console that allows you to switch between computers with a simple button to further facilitate multitasking on a shared screen is even better. This new ATEN KVM switch with compact cable allows you to work with 4K audiovisual quality, simplifying and improving workflows and tidying up desktops.
CS22DP also allows the integration of different computer systems (Windows, Mac and Linux) accessible from a KVM console, and the sharing of flexible USB peripherals, since the USB ports of the console can be used for plug-and-play connection to compatible peripheral devices. The CS22DP also supports USB hot plug and is bus-powered from KVM sources connected via USB ports. The applications of this agile cable KVM switch are office work of various kinds (data analysis and processing, information management, etc.) as well as multimedia design and entertainment.