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8-Port PS/2 VGA KVM Switch with Daisy-Chain Port


ATEN's high performance KVM switch offers one of the most streamlined approaches to server-network management. With its advanced engineering and high density console connectors, a single unit occupies only 1U of rack space and can control up to 256 computers.


Package Contents

  • 1x 8-Port PS/2 KVM Switch
  • 2x Custom KVM Cable (VGA, PS/2; 1.8m/6ft)
  • 1x Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • 1x Power Adapter
  • 1x Rack Mount Kit
  • 1x User Instructions
  • One PS/2 console controls 8 computers.
  • Daisy chain up to 31 additional units - Control up to 256 computers from a single console.
  • Firmware upgrades to all the chained KVM switches at the same time via the daisy chain cable.
  • Buzzer ON/OFF via hotkey and OSD.
  • Broadcast Mode: Operations simultaneously performed on all selected computers, software installation and upgrading, system wide shutdown....etc.
  • Auto-sensing of station's position on daisy chained installations - no need for manual DIP switch setting - front panel LED indicates station's position.
  • Computer selection via hotkeys and OSD.
  • Superior video quality- up to 2048 x 1536; DDC2B.
  • Rack mountable in 19" system rack.
  • Multiplatform support: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Linux and FreeBSD.
  • For more information about KVMs which can connect to ACS1208A, see Compatible KVM Table.

8-Port PS/2 KVM Switch

Computer Connections
Maximum256 (via Daisy-chain)
Port SelectionOSD, Hotkey
Console Ports1 x 6-pin Mini-DIN Female (Purple)
1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue)
1 x Mini Din 6 Female (Green)
KVM Ports8 x SPHD-15 Female (Yellow)
Daisy Chain Ports1 x DB-25 Female (Black)
1 x DB-25 Male (Black)
Firmware Upgrade1 x RJ-11 Female (Black)
Power1 x DC Jack (Black)
Firmware Upgrade1 x Slide
Reset1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutoon
Online8 (Orange)
Selected8 (Green)
Station ID2 x 7-segement (Orange)
Power1 (Blue)
Keyboard / MousePS/2
Video Resolution2048x1536;DDC2B
Scan Interval1-255 Seconds
Power ConsumptionDC9V, 7.5W
Operating Temperature0-50˚C
Storage Temperature-20-60˚C
Humidity0-80% RH, Non-condensing
Physical Properties
Weightkg ( 0 lb )
Dimensions (L x W x H)x x cm
(0 x 0 x 0 in.)
NoteFor some of rack mount products, please note that the standard physical dimensions of WxDxH are expressed using a LxWxH format.

White Papers

DescriptionVer.Release DateFile Name
Firmware Upgradev3.8.371 acs1208a_1216a_v3.8.371.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.7.361 acs1208a_1216a_v3.7.361.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.4.332 acs1208a_1216a_v3.4.332.zip
Firmware upgradev3.3.321 acs1208a_1216a_v3.3.321.zip
Firmware Upgradev3.2.312 (Windows Vista) acs1216a_v3.2.312.exe
Firmware upgradev3.2.312 acs_1208a_1216a_v3.2.312.exe
Firmware upgradev3.1.305 CS-1208A_V3.1.305.exe
Firmware upgradev1.5.142 CS-1208A_v1.5.142.exe