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Maximum resolution - 2560x1600 (DVI Dual Link); 1920x1200 (DVI Single Link)
Video DynaSync- ensures optimal video settings when booting or switching computers
One dual-screen USB console controls four dual-screen computers and two USB devices
Multiplatform support - Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Linux*, Mac, Sun, and FreeBSD
Independent switching KVM, USB, and Audio focus
The CubiQ CS1642 DVI Dual View KVMP Switch adds a new dimension to DVI KVMs by incorporating dual monitor support and an LED Status panel for a clear, simple method to select and monitor the advanced switching features of the KVM. Now you can extend your desktop across two 2560x1600 Dual link monitors, making it ideal for graphic designers, banking and finance consultants, medical applications, and gaming. The CS1642’s independent (asynchronous) switching feature allows the KVM, USB ports, and audio to focus on different ports simultaneously. In order to simplify source identification, and manual port selection, the Status Panel has been expanded by the addition of LCDs that illuminate, to clearly indicate the feature selected, and the port to which it is connected. Other major features of the CubiQ include Video DynaSync, which ensures proper resolution and refresh rate when booting or switching computers. Mouse emulation maybe disabled to allow full functionality for programmable mice, and USB 2.0 peripheral sharing ports to share printers, and other external devices. The CS1642 supports digital video I.E. flat panel displays, data projectors, plasma displays, digital TVs and set-top boxes. Switching is accomplished by one of two methods: Hotkeys (you don’t have to take your fingers off the keyboard), or front panel push buttons. Easy install and set up, simply connect the CS1642 between your computers, monitor, mouse and keyboard. Connect your microphone, speakers, and peripheral devices. No software to install, no configuration routines. Since the keyboard communicates directly with the KVM it will work with multiple computing platforms (PC (x86/x64), Macintosh PowerPC, and Sun Microsystems (Sparc)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been down the road with KVM switches more times than I care to remember. There was always something that didn't work right. ATEN's CS1644 is the first one that I've had that really does the job. I've set up 3 Macs (an old G4, a more recent G5 and a brand new 12-Core Mac Pro) with 2 monitors (30" and 23" Apple Cinema Displays). Everything looks exactly the way it's supposed to.
I use Logitech G19 and G13 "Game Controllers" as keyboards and a Logitech MX Revolution Mouse. I do not use them for gaming, rather for their extra function keys and extra mouse buttons. These controllers, which are not supported by ATEN also worked perfectly in almost every respect. The only exception being: To switch systems it's not possible to use the keyboard shortcuts that ATEN provides (for normal Mac or PC keyboards). However, tech support provided me with a very easy work-around to this. I simply connected up an extra Mac keyboard that accepts the switching commands. In fact, the only...
This is my third Aten KVM, and they've all been good. This one is the best so far. No problems with keyboard and mouse emulation (some KVM's cause boot hang-ups because they don't emulate well), the hotkey swapping is blazing fast, unit is heavy and well-built (lighter units tend to do a "wheelie" because of the weight of the cables coming off the back of them.
My only complaint is lack of response to my request to Aten to sell me a longer cable set - the short ones that come with the unit won't work for many users. There's a couple of longer sets on the Aten website, but requests to purchase those part numbers are being ignored...
Excellent product -- when toggling between computers, keyboard and mouse input are immediately recognized by the target computer. It seems as though most complaints about this system could be the result of "not reading the documentation". e.g., the relatively loud "switching between computers notification beep" can be disabled (as indicated in the provided manual).
Currently, the only issue I've seen (which is likely due to my main computer's video card, or its Windows 7 configuration), is that the main display does not turn off when the computer switches off the displays due to inactivity (primary display stays on, but is blank, while the secondary display turns off). If the KVM is switched to my laptop, both displays (which are connected to the KVM) turn off when the laptop switches to power save mode (but does not enter standby) due to inactivity.
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