About KVM Switches-An Essential Server Management Device
A KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) switch is an advanced, hardware-based solution that allows centralized access to multiple computers easily and conveniently from a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse. A KVM switch is useful in an extensive range of environments, suitable for SOHO users, small and medium businesses, and large corporations. Fundamentally, a KVM switch allows server rooms and data centers to optimize rack space in the IT environment, reducing costs and the clutter of keyboards, monitors and mice. Additional benefits include savings in energy consumption, server racks, cabinets, and floor space. Since a KVM switch provides access to a number of computers from a central location, IT professionals are no longer running from one server to the next, thereby streamlining workflow and increasing productivity. To meet the ever-developing needs of the globalized economy and the Internet, KVM solutions now have over-IP functionality for remote management capability that better fulfills the demands of corporations who need to manage multiple server rooms worldwide.
Established in 1979, ATEN International Co., Ltd. is today considered the leading manufacturer of KVM switches and connectivity solutions worldwide. Dedicated to the vision, "Simply Better Connections," ATEN provides innovative solutions for customers to make better connections, efficiently and seamlessly, to the information and people. ATEN's product range covers hundreds of connectivity products, providing complete KVM, Professional Audio/Video and Green Energy solutions–from entry level operations to the enterprise market. ATEN is headquartered in Taiwan, and strategically located with subsidiaries in China, Japan, Korea, Belgium, the UK, Canada, and the US. Together with its R&D and manufacturing centers in Taiwan, China and Canada, ATEN employs a total of more than 1500 people worldwide. For more information about ATEN, please visit http://www.aten.com.