The Master View CS1708 and CS1716 KVM Switches are control units that allow access to multiple computers from a single console (keyboard, mouse, and monitor). A single Master View can control up to eight (CS-1708) or 16 (CS-1716) computers. As many as 31 additional switches can be added in a daisy chain configuration, allowing up to 512 computers to be controlled from a single keyboard-monitor-mouse console. A seven segment front panel LED displays each Station's position for easy identification. An auto-sensing function recognizes the position of each station (switch) on the chain, eliminating the need to manually set the position with DIP switches.
The CS-1708 and CS-1716 improve on previous models by providing USB ports for the console Keyboard and Mouse, and by transfering keyboard and mouse data to the computers via the faster, more reliable USB bus rather than the traditional PS/2 connection and in providing Multimedia keyboard support. The CS-1708 and CS-1716 also utilize a custom ASIC (patent pending) for increased reliability and enhanced performance. By incorporating high density 15 pin CPU port connectors instead of the usual 25 pin connectors, a full, 16 port switch can be installed in a 1U system rack.
Setup is fast and easy; simply plug cables into their appropriate ports. There is no software to configure, no installation routines, and no incompatibility problems. Since the CS-1708/CS-1716 intercepts keyboard input directly, it works on multiple operating platforms (PC compatible, MAC, SUN).
A single console controls 8 (CS-1708) or 16 (CS-1716) computers - daisy chain up to 31 additional units - control up to 256 or 512 computers from a single console
Easy installation - no software required
Hot pluggable - add or remove computers for maintenance without powering down the switch - port names are automatically reconfigured when the station sequence is changed
LED Display For Easy Status Monitoring
Auto Scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
Convenient computer selection via Hotkeys and intuitive OSD menus
OSD is mouse-drive for quick and efficient menu navigation
USB and PS2 keyboard and mouse emulation
Supports Microsoft IntelliMouse and the scrolling wheel on most mice - Supports Logitech and Microsoft wireless keyboards and mice
Multimedia keyboard support
Administrator/User password authorization for enhanced security (PSP); administrator synchronized confirmation between master and slave stations
Two types of logout - manual and timed
Superior video quality - 2048 x 1536; DDC2B
Backward compatible with the Master View CS-1216A KVM switch series
Compatible with multiple Operating platforms; PC , MAC, and SUN
Supports: Windows 98 or higher; MAC OS 8.6 or higher, SUN Blade 2000/100 (Solaris 8); Linux Red Hat 7.1 or higher
Rack Mountable in 19" system rack (1U)