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Computer installation lines, Germany

A branch office of the leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services and solutions in Europe needed a way to quickly and easily install and update servers, desktops and laptops. The installation process
happens in a hall at around 160 workbenches with up to 8 or 16 simultaneous computer installations per bench.

A KVM switch per bench broadcasts the installation steps to each of the computers taking files from a central storage

What were the requirements?
Central control

Process enhancement

Shorten the time to install and update a large amount of PC's or servers.


OS flexibility

Require accessibility to a variety of operating systems.

User rights

BIOS access

Easy to access the BIOS system.




Partners for this project
What were the additional benefits?
Central control


An app which allows swift surveillance and access to the servers through the KVM switches.


Resolution detection

The EDID mode of the dongles enables each server to efficiently detect resolutions.

User rights

Broadcasting mode

Allows the installer to simultaneously handle and copy actions to all computers at once.

How does it work?

ATEN offer the possibility to choose between two KVM over IP solutions. The KN2116VA offers 16 output ports and can be controlled by 1 local & 2 remote access. The KN1108VA offer 8 output ports and can be controlled by 1 local & 1 remote access.

2240x KA7170
KVM adapter
450x KA7169
KVM adapter
99x KN2116VA
KVM over IP switch, 3 bus
82x KN1108VA
KVM over IP switch, 2 bus

Products used for this project


1-Local/1-Remote Access 8-Port Cat 5 KVM over IP Switch with Virtual Media (1920 x 1200)


1-Local/2-Remote Access 16-Port Multi-Interface Cat 5 KVM over IP Switch


USB DisplayPort Virtual Media KVM Adapter with Smart Card Support


USB VGA KVM Adapter with Composite Video Support