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ATEN Control System - Control Box

The ATEN Control System, incorporating the VK2100 (ATEN Controller), the VK6000 (ATEN Configurator) and the ATEN Control System App is a standard Ethernet-based management system that connects all hardware devices in a room or large facility to provide centralized control of devices directly and effortlessly via an iPad. The VK2100 works as the main controller that provides great connectivity to all sorts of hardware devices commonly seen in a room. After connecting the hardware, the VK6000 software allows customizable device configuration via creation of a simple system project in 4 easy steps. By connecting to the VK2100 via Ethernet, the ATEN Control System App empowers you with the mobility to control different hardware devices in different rooms whenever and however you like.

The VK2100 can easily deploy into an existing installation and integrate seamlessly with ATEN VanCryst pro-A/V products and a complete line of hardware devices, including A/V equipments, lighting systems, air conditioning, motion sensors, power switches and much more. The VK2100 serves as a centralized platform where hardware devices are converged to be monitored, managed and controlled directly via a tailored-made GUI from an iPad.

The VK6000 features a quick setup that facilitates the configuration of hardware control and device operations in 4 easy steps via an intuitive GUI. Through Ethernet connection, the ATEN Control System App enables you to import and update viewer profiles from the VK2100 via point-n-tap user interface. Each viewer profile provides a customized control GUI that grants you quick access to target hardware device. Use of any profile is further protected with password authentication to secure system access.

The ATEN Control System is perfectly applicable in meeting rooms, conference centers, boardrooms, classrooms or any room that requires collaboration of a variety of hardware devices through a streamlined management with optimum efficiency and performance.


Package Contents

  • 1x VK2100 ATEN Controller
  • 1x LIN2-418K-E12G Power cord
  • 1x User Instructions
  • 1x Rack Mount Kit
  • 4x Foot Pads
  • VK2100 (Hardware Controller)
  • Supports various connecting interfaces, including:
    6 x Serial port;
    4 x IR/Serial port;
    4 x Relay channel;
    4 x I/O channel;
    1 x Ethernet port
  • 4 x DC output for power supply connections
  • 1 x USB port for easy profile upload
  • IR Learning function for adding IR device drivers
  • Easy system settings via the web GUI
  • LED indication for hardware status and active messages
  • SSH tool to monitor the input and output signals of the controller
  • Rack-mountable
  • VK6000 (Configurator Software)
  • Simple profile setup in 4 easy configuration steps via intuitive GUII
  • Customizable GUI design and control operations for the iPad
  • Built-in Database Generator for device driver setup and overall device management
  • Built-in ATEN Library comprising 10,000+ device drivers and complete ATEN VanCryst product drivers
  • Supports Telnet and PJLink protocols for controlling LAN devices over a network
  • Test tool to verify commands in action before uploading the profile to the VK2100
  • Simulator to simulate and review the customized GUI before uploading the profile to the VK2100
  • ATEN Control System App
  • Allows administrators to centrally control multiple rooms via different profiles on an single iPad
  • Controls multiple rooms via multiple profiles imported from the VK2100(s)
  • Restricted user access to profiles via password authentication
  • Synchronization of system controls amongst multiple iPads

ATEN Control System - ATEN Controller

Serial• 4 x Programmable Bi-directional RS-232/422/485 Port
(4 x DB9 Male Connector, configurable via pin assignments);
 – Baud Rate: 300 to 115200 (default: 9600);
 – Data Bit: 8 (default) or 7;
 – Stop Bit: 1 (default) or 2;
 – Parity: None (default), Even or Odd;
 – Flow Control: None (default) RTS/CTS
• 2 x Bi-directional RS-232 Port
(2 x 3-Pole Terminal Block Connector);
 – Baud Rate: 300 to 115200 (default: 9600);
 – Data Bit: 8 (default) or 7;
 – Stop Bit: 1 (default) or 2;
 – Parity: None (default), even or odd
IR/Serial• 4 x Programmable IR / Uni-directional RS-232 Port
(2 x 4-Pole Terminal Block Connector);
IR: TTL level (0 to 5 V)
– Carrier Frequency: 10KHz~455KHz;
Serial: Uni-directional RS-232 ( + - 5 V)
– Baud Rate: 300 to 115200 (default: 9600);
– Data Bit: 8 (default) or 7;
– Stop Bit: 1 (default) or 2;
– Parity: None (default), Even or Odd
I/O• 4 x Programmable Digital Input / Output Channel
(1 x 5-Pole Terminal Block Connector);
Digital Output:
250 mA sink from 12 VDC
Digital Input:
 – VDC Mode
Input Voltage Range: 0 to 24 VDC;
Programmable Range: 1 to 24 VDC;
 – Dry Contact Mode
Pull-up 2k ohms to + 12 VDC
Relay• 4 x Relay Channel (2 x 4-Pole Terminal Block Connector);
• Normally open, isolated Relays;
• Contact Rating: Max 24 VDC, 2A
VDC• 4 x 12 VDC Output Port (2 x 4-Pole Terminal Block Connector);
• Power Supply: 12 VDC, 2A Max (shared by 4 ports)
Ethernet• 1 x RJ-45 Female, 10/100Base-T
• Supported Protocol: ICMP, TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTPS, SSH
• DHCP-enabled. The following default IP settings will be used if no IP is assigned within 30 seconds:
Subnet Mask:
• Establishes VK2100 connection with the VK6000 (ATEN Configurator) and iPad (ATEN Control System App)
Controller ID1 x 16-segment Switch
Power1 x On/Off Switch
IR Learning1 x IR Receiver LED
Reset Button1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
USB1 x USB Type A
Consumption40 Watt
Maximum Input Power RatingInternal Power: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Operating Temperature0 – 50°C
Storage Temperature–20 – 60°C
Humidity0 - 80% RH, Non-Condensing
Physical Properties
Weight2.64 kg ( 5.81 lb )
Dimensions (L x W x H)43.72 x 16.32 x 4.40 cm
(17.21 x 6.43 x 1.73 in.)

Desc.Ver.Release DateFile Name
Firmware Upgradev2.0.193 vk2100_v2.0.193.zip
Firmware Upgradev2.0.192 vk2100_v2.0.192.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.6.157 vk2100_v1.6.157.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.5.142 vk2100_v1.5.142.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.2.114 vk2100_v1.2.114.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.2.113 vk2100_v1.2.113.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.1.103 vk2100_v1.1.103.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.0.073 vk2100_v1.0.073.zip
OSDesc.Ver.Release DateFile Name
IP Installer & Utility
IP Installerv1.4.132 IPInstaller_v1.4.132.zip
Firmware upgrade toolv1.0.066 vk_tool_setup_v1.0.066.zip