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8-Port PS/2-USB VGA KVM Switch with Daisy-Chain Port and USB Peripheral Support

  • Superior video quality - up to 2048 x 1536; DDC2B
  • One USB-PS/2 console controls up to 8 computers; Daisy-chain up to 31 additional units - control up to 256 computers from a single console
  • Broadcast Mode - operation simultaneously performed on all selected computers... etc
  • Video DynaSync™ - stores the console monitor EDID to optimize display resolution
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The CS1708A KVM switch is a control unit that allows access to multiple computers from a single PS/2 or USB console (keyboard, mouse, and monitor). A single CS1708A can control up to 8 computers. As many as 31 additional switches can be daisy-chained to each other, so that up to 256 computers can all be controlled from a single keyboard-monitor-mouse console. Additionally, a front panel USB port is available for each computer to access any peripherals connected to it on a one-at-a-time basis.

Package Contents

  • 1x KVM Switch with Standard Rack Mounting Kit
  • 1x Custom KVM Cable (VGA, USB; 1.8m/6ft)
  • 1x Custom KVM Cable (VGA, PS/2; 1.8m/6ft)
  • 1x Custom Console Cable (VGA, USB, PS/2; 27 cm/0.88 ft)
  • 1x Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • 1x Foot Pad Set(4 PCS)
  • 1x Power Adapter
  • 1x User Instructions
  • One USB-PS/2 console controls up to 8 computers
  • Daisy-chain up to 31 additional units - control up to 256 computers from a single console
  • Front accessible USB port allows each computer to access USB peripherals *
  • Dual Interface - supports computers and console with PS/2 or USB keyboards and mice
  • Multiplatform support - Windows, Linux, Mac and Sun
  • Video DynaSync™ - stores the console monitor's EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) to optimize display resolution
  • Supports USB keyboards for PC, Mac and Sun
  • Auto PS/2 and USB interface detection
  • USB / PS/2 keyboard and mouse emulation - computers boot even when the console focus is elsewhere
  • Superior video quality - up to 2048 x 1536; DDC2B
  • No software required - convenient computer selection via front panel pushbuttons, hotkeys and multilingual on-screen display (OSD) menus
  • Auto-senses station's position on daisy-chained installations; no need for manual dip switch setting; front panel led indicates station's position
  • Port names automatically reconfigured when station sequence is changed
  • Two level password security; only authorized users view and control computers; up to four users and an administrator with separate profiles for each
  • Auto Scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
  • Broadcast Mode - operation simultaneously performed on all selected computers... etc
  • Hot pluggable - add or remove computers without having to power down the switch
  • Buzzer on/off via hotkey and OSD
  • Firmware upgrades to all the chained KVM switch at the same time via the daisy-chain cable
  • Rack mountable in 19" system rack (1U)

    * The USB peripheral function only works with USB cable set connections. It will not work with PS/2 cable set connections.
Computer Connections
Maximum256 (via Daisy-chain)
Port SelectionOSD, Hotkey, Pushbutton
Console Ports1 x SPHD-18 Male (Yellow)
KVM Ports8 x SPHD-15/17 Female (Yellow)
Daisy Chain Ports1 x DB-25 Female (Black)
1 x DB-25 Male (Black)
Firmware Upgrade1 x RJ-11 Female (Black)
USB Port1 x USB Type A Female
Power1 x DC Jack Female (Black)
Online8 (Orange)
Selected8 (Green)
Station ID1 x 2-digit, 7-segment (Orange)
Power1 (Dark Green)
Port Selection8 x Pushbutton
Firmware Upgrade Recovery1 x Slide
Keyboard / MousePS/2, USB
Video2048 x 1536; DDC2B
Scan Interval1 – 255 Seconds (Default: 5 secs)
Power ConsumptionDC5.3V:3.8W:33BTU/h

● The measurement in Watts indicates the typical power consumption of the device with no external loading.
● The measurement in BTU/h indicates the power consumption of the device when it is fully loaded.
Operating Temperature0-50˚C
Storage Temperature-20-60˚C
Humidity0-80% RH, Non-condensing
Physical Properties
Weight2.66 kg ( 5.86 lb )
Dimensions (L x W x H)43.72 x 15.99 x 4.40 cm
(17.21 x 6.3 x 1.73 in.)
NoteFor some of rack mount products, please note that the standard physical dimensions of WxDxH are expressed using a LxWxH format.

DescriptionVer.Release DateFile Name
Firmware Upgradev2.0.1952023-10-12 cs1708a-cs1716a-v2.0.195.zip
Firmware Upgradev2.0.1942022-01-19 cs1708a_cs1716a_v2.0.194.zip
Firmware Upgradev2.0.1922021-08-06 cs1708a_cs1716a_v2.0.192.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.9.1812019-03-11 cs1708a_cs1716a_v1.9.181.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.8.1782018-07-05 cs1708a_cs1716a_v1.8.178.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.8.1762017-07-19 cs1708a_cs1716a_v1.8.176.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.8.1752017-01-10 cs1708a_cs1716a_v1.8.175.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.8.1722016-03-01 cs1708a_cs1716a_v1.8.172.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.7.1632015-07-02 cs1708a_1716a_v1.7.163.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.7.1612015-03-05 cs1708a_1716a_v1.7.161.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.6.1532014-11-07 cs1708a_1716a_v1.6.153.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.6.1512013-09-17 cs1708a_1716a_v1.6.151.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.5.1452013-04-22 cs1708a_1716a_v1.5.145.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.5.1422011-05-12 cs1708a_1716a_v1.5.142.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.4.1312011-02-22 cs1708a_1716a_v1.4.131.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.3.1262010-02-03 cs1708a_1716a_v1.3.126.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.3.1232010-02-03 cs1708a_1716a_v1.3.123.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.0.0982009-01-07 cs1708a_cs1716a_v1.0.098.zip
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