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8-Port USB DVI Dual Link/Audio KVM Switch

  • Superior video quality – 2560 x 1600 (Dual Link DVI); 2048 x 1536 (VGA); DDC2B
  • Supports a digital (DVI) or analog (VGA) video output; Cascadable to three levels – control up to 512 computers
  • Broadcast mode – allows you to send commands from the console to all computers to perform operations simultaneously
  • multi-display feature – stack up to four CS1788 units and display video from up to four monitors (dual view / triple view / quad view)

The CS1788 8-Port USB DVI Dual Link KVM Switch is a multi-purpose appliance that consolidates access and control of up to 8 computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse, and dual-monitor (DVI-I and VGA) console.

It can be cascaded to three levels – allowing up to 73 CS1788s to control up to 512 computers – all from the original single console, making it ideal for IT applications and management.

In addition, the CS1788 features multi-display functionality, which enables the use of standard USB cables to stack up to four switches for quad-viewing in multiple-monitor installations where each computer is fitted with multiple video cards. It allows you to contrast, analyse and monitor video output in convenient ways, substantially simplifying the working environment.

Furthermore, the CS1788 comes with ATEN´s on-screen display (OSD) function, which can access any computer connected to the installation, it also offers OSD configuration back up/restore to save/ back up the OSD settings and restore them as needed.

The CS1788 provides multimedia keyboard support and is audio enabled. Two microphones can provide audio input to each of the computers, and you can listen to the audio output of each computer on two sets of speakers (on a one-at-a-time basis).

Package Contents

  • 1x CS1788 8-Port USB DVI KVM Switch with Rack Mounting Kit
  • 2x KVM Cable (DVI-D DL, USB, Audio; 1.8m/6ft)
  • 1x Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • 1x Power Adapter
  • 1x Foot Pad Set (4 pcs)
  • 1x User Instructions
  • One USB console controls eight Dual Link DVI or VGA computers and two additional USB 2.0 devices
  • Supports a digital (DVI) or analog (VGA) video output
  • Cascadable to three levels – control up to 512 computers
  • Multi-Display feature – stack up to four CS1788 units and display video from up to four monitors (dual view / triple view / quad view)
  • 2-port USB 2.0 hub built in
  • Fully compliant with the USB 2.0 specification
  • Computer selection via front panel pushbuttons, hotkeys, and multilingual on-screen display (OSD)
  • OSD Backup/Restore feature – enables the administrator to back up the switch’s configuration and user profile information
  • Two-level (Administrator/User) password authorization for enhanced security protection
  • Multilingual OSD supports English, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and French
  • Audio enabled – full bass response provides a rich experience for 2.1 channel surround sound Systems
  • Console audio ports on front panel for easy access
  • Multiplatform support – Windows, Linux, Mac, Sun
  • Supports widescreen resolutions
  • Superior video quality – 2560 x 1600 (Dual Link DVI); 2048 x 1536 (VGA); DDC2B
  • Independent switching of KVM and USB focus
  • DVI digital and analog monitor support – fully compliant with the DVI specifications
  • HDCP compatible
  • Video DynaSync™ – exclusive ATEN technology eliminates boot-up display problems and optimizes resolution when switching between ports
  • Console mouse port emulation/bypass feature supports most mouse drivers and multifunction mice
  • Complete keyboard emulation for error-free booting
  • Mac/Sun keyboard support and emulation*
  • Multilingual keyboard mapping – supports English (US), English (UK), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Spanish
  • Auto Scan Mode for monitoring all computers
  • Broadcast mode – allows you to send commands from the console to all computers to perform operations simultaneously
  • Firmware upgradable

    Note: PC keyboard combinations emulate Mac/Sun keyboards; Mac/Sun keyboard work only with their own computers

8-Port USB DVI Dual Link KVM Switch

Computer Connections
Maximum512 (via Cascade)
Port SelectionOSD, Hotkey, Pushbutton
Console Ports1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue)
1 x DVI-I Female (white)
2 x USB Type A Female
2 x 3.5mm Audio Jack Female (Green; 1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel)
2 x 3.5mm Audio Jack Female (Pink; 1 x front panel; 1 x rear panel)
KVM Ports8 x DVI-I Female (White)
8 x USB Type B Female
8 x 3.5mm Audio Jack Female (Green)
8 x 3.5mm Audio Jack Female (Pink)
Firmware Upgrade1 x RJ-11 Female
Power1 x DC Jack
USB Hub2 x USB Type A Female (1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel)
Port Selection8 x Pushbutton
Reset1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
Firmware Upgrade1 x Slide Switch
USB Link8 (Green)
Power1 (Dark Green)
On Line /Selected8 (Orange)
Keyboard / MouseUSB
VideoDVI (Dual Link): 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz;
VGA: 2048 x 1536 @ 60Hz
Scan Interval1 – 255 seconds (default: 5 secs.)
Power ConsumptionDC5.3V:8.26W:64BTU
Operating Temperature0 – 50°C
Storage Temperature-20 – 60°C
Humidity0 – 80% RH, Non-condensing
Physical Properties
Weight2.80 kg ( 6.17 lb )
Dimensions (L x W x H)43.72 x 16.12 x 4.40 cm
(17.21 x 6.35 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 Upgradev1.5.1412019-06-13 cs1788_v1.5.141.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.4.1392019-04-15 cs1788_v1.4.139.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.4.1362018-04-02 cs1788_v1.4.136.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.4.1342017-09-29 cs1788_v1.4.134.zip
Firmware UpgradeV1.4.1322017-03-28 cs1788_v1.4.132.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.3.1292017-02-22 cs1788_v1.3.129.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.3.1282016-08-29 cs1788_v1.3.128.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.3.1272016-03-04 cs1788_v1.3.127.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.3.1232016-01-18 CS1788_v1.3.123.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.2.1182013-10-25 CS1788_v1.2.118.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.2.1172013-03-13 cs1788_v1.2.117.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.2.1162012-09-17 cs1788_v1.2.116.zip
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