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When AV Meets IT – The Evolution of Signal Transmission

When AV Meets IT – The Evolution of Signal Transmission

Comparing equalizer technology, HDBaseT and over IP, this informative white paper looks at how signal transmission has evolved, and highlights the challenges of providing simple, reliable solutions to transmit multiple AV and control signals with enough bandwidth for ever-increasing resolutions for today’s AV-IT integrated world.

Make the Strategic Choice for Secure Government and Military Desktops

Make the Strategic Choice for Secure Government and Military Desktops

Cybersecurity is on everyone’s mind these days and with good reason: it’s a growing threat that many organizations are unprepared to face, especially governments. Fortunately, ATEN Secure KVM Switches with NIAP PSS PP v3.0 compliance are equipped to secure the desktop while providing an unparalleled user experience.

KVM for Mac Users

KVM for Mac Users

In general, Mac Users have the following needs for KVM: MAC to MAC (using a MAC keyboard and mouse to control 1 to 4 MACs), MAC to PC (using a MAC keyboard and mouse to control 1 to 4 MACs or PCs) and PC to MAC (using a PC keyboard and mouse to control 1 to 4 MACs or PCs) ...

What is DVI KVM?

What is DVI KVM?

Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a digital display interface that is introduced by the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG), comprised of companies such as Intel, IBM and Silicon. It is a digital video standard that is designed to connect the PC to the flat-panel display. The benefit is that it uses digital technology to transfer video information; the drawback is that it cannot transfer multi-channel signals ...

Enterprise KVM

Enterprise KVM

Compared with SOHO KVM, Enterprise KVM is mainly designed to provide larger PC management solutions for corporations, associations and other professional entities. This type of KVM is usually designed based on the 19" rack size, or for the 1U or 2U. Also, in order to control a number of PCs, a majority of the products are designed to include 4, 8, 16 or 32 CPU Ports ...

What is KVM ?

What is KVM ?

KVM is an acronym for keyboard, video (monitor) and mouse, and is otherwise called a PC switch or electronic switch. However, this different from the conventional data switch. The main function of KVM is to control, switch and manage many PCs via a single keyboard, monitor and mouse ...

Combination and Application of Matrix Management and Remote Control

Combination and Application of Matrix Management and Remote Control

Combination and Application of Matrix Management and Remote Control Enterprise IT professionals are constantly searching for ways to better manage computers in the server room. Increasingly, they need to provide ways for multiple users to manage multiple servers ...

What is IPMI?

What is IPMI?

ATEN's Global BMC Management card provides the easiest solution for platform management. It is essentially your guardian for the internal environment of your OS and hardware, including Power, Temperature and Fan...

What is KVMP™ ?

What is KVMP™ ?

ATEN's KVMPâ„¢ has the following features: 1. Synchronous and Asynchronous Switching, 2. Multiplatform Support, 3. Support for PS/2 and USB Console Interfaces , 4. Firmware Upgradeable, 5. Port specification for Console's keyboard and mouse....

The Ultimate Home Theater Experience the Fast and Easy Way

The Ultimate Home Theater Experience the Fast and Easy Way

As we enter the second half of the 21st Century's first decade, people interested in the latest, greatest and most innovative products have suddenly come to realize that the ubiquitous DVD is no longer the best choice for high quality home theater setups ...

Your Secret Weapon for Top Quality Image Display - ATEN KVM Cables

Your Secret Weapon for Top Quality Image Display - ATEN KVM Cables

ATEN is the global leader in KVM switches. ATEN switches are known throughout the industry for providing efficient, stable, user-friendly KVM connectivity solutions. ATEN also provides patented KVM cables that offer higher quality signal integrity features than the ordinary cables commonly found on the market ...

The Best IT Investment in A Troubled Economy - KN4140v KVM Over the NET™

The Best IT Investment in A Troubled Economy - KN4140v KVM Over the NET™

The ever-increasing amount of business information that needs to be processed means conventional analog KVM switches are no longer up sufficient for IT departments looking to centrally manage their servers or allow multiple users to manage multiple servers at once. The problem of server consolidation actually has a simple solution. IT personnel can simply introduce digital KVM switch technology to boost efficiency and productivity ...

Choosing A High Quality LCD Console/LCD KVM Switch for Your Server Room

Choosing A High Quality LCD Console/LCD KVM Switch for Your Server Room

LCD KVM switch/console play a very important role in server rooms that have limited space, since they save the space that using a separate console for each server would take up. The quality of the console, however, can determine the performance and reliability of the entire rack. If quality is ignored in favor of price, alone, during equipment purchases, the negative impact on rack reliability and quality of operations will often far exceed any supposed savings in price ...

Split Your Video Signal to Multiple Monitors

Split Your Video Signal to Multiple Monitors

If you want to connect multiple monitors to one audio/video signal source, you need to use specialized equipment – Video Splitters. In this article we will introduce some of the features and applications of these devices using examples from the extensive professional A/V solution line of ATEN International ...

An Introduction to HDMI Video Matrix Technologies

An Introduction to HDMI Video Matrix Technologies

With the HDMI specification firmly supplanting older technologies such as VGA and DVI, research has pointed to a growth trend of HDMI-equipped devices as well as an uptick in the global audiovisual market. HDMI Video Matrix switches offer better signal strength and more sophisticated routing capabilities, addressing the sophisticated needs of today´s A/V professionals and installers ...

Data Center Planning

Data Center Planning

By addressing the full range of data center requirements, ATEN's Global Infrastructure Service (GIS) provides overall planning services including electricity, air conditioning, fire fighting, security access, lighting and information equipment management, for the enhanced efficiency of electricity, air conditioning and space utilization...

Manage Data Center Power Consumption with Appropriate Intelligent Rack PDUs

Manage Data Center Power Consumption with Appropriate Intelligent Rack PDUs

This article highlights ways in selecting intelligent rack power distribution units. As mentioned at the beginning, the key to data center's energy saving management endeavor is a software system together with intelligent environment protection power distribution unit for energy performance indicator measurement and appraisal. We hope this helps data center administrators in selecting appropriate data center energy saving management system...

Improve Competiveness of IDC and Enterprise Data Centers with DCIM

Improve Competiveness of IDC and Enterprise Data Centers with DCIM

Equipment managed by most DCIM software include power supply, air conditioning, computing devices, storage for the normal operation of information, servers, switches, and routers. Professional DCIM systems outperform conventional manual management because of their ability to satisfy current and future equipment needs in a highly effective manner ...

Implement Data Center Energy Saving Management with Green Data Center Environment and Energy Performance Indicator

Implement Data Center Energy Saving Management with Green Data Center Environment and Energy Performance Indicator

The intelligent rack PDU (IRP) is by far the most accurate tool in measuring power consumed by information equipment. Located within individual cabinets, the rack PDU is the last device distributing power to information equipment, and so is the best point for taking their power consumption measurements let alone the remote on/off and ambient parameter measurement function possessed by some high end IRPs ...

Advanced Deskew Technology for Sharper Video in Extenders and Switches

Advanced Deskew Technology for Sharper Video in Extenders and Switches

Analog video (such as VGA and its higher resolution versions like XGA, UXGA and so forth) generally presents a high quality image to the user who sits in front of a computer workstation or server that's directly connected to the computer by short cables (typically 1 to 2 meters / 3 to 6 feet). In this context, the video quality is limited only by the quality of the computer's video card and of the monitor itself ...

Digital KVM Switches Are Quite Popular – Analog KVM Switches Still Deserve Respec

Digital KVM Switches Are Quite Popular – Analog KVM Switches Still Deserve Respec

KVM (Keyboard-Video monitor-Mouse) switches are an essential technology in modern data centers. These switches have been used for almost two decades to access multiple computers from one or more consoles, saving a great deal of space and power as contrasted to using individual monitors, keyboards and mice for each computer ...

Taking KVM Switches Beyond the Data Center

Taking KVM Switches Beyond the Data Center

Over the years, new applications that extend beyond KVM's original purpose within the data center have emerged. Organizations have applied KVM technology to a variety of non-data center scenarios, including kiosk management, surveillance, industrial computer control, and digital media/graphics environments ...

How Virtual Server Environments Benefit from KVM Solutions

How Virtual Server Environments Benefit from KVM Solutions

Virtualization is being adopted at increasing rates. That cannot be denied. But the implications of this fact are more nuanced and complicated than some may have you believe. The evolution of technology is gradual, and the support of multi-generational technologies is a long-term reality for IT managers. Practical hardware that supports these mixed environments, like KVM with built-in management software, is an enduring necessity ...

Method and Apparatus for Recording and Playback of Computer KVM Session Video Image Data

Method and Apparatus for Recording and Playback of Computer KVM Session Video Image Data

Video image recording is widely used in a great number of practical applications. In many cases, the changes occur only in small or scattered areas, and the video images either change slowly; remain unchanged for a period of time, or leave large portions of the image unchanged. One prominent example is the recording and playback of a computer KVM session in which the video or graphics output of a computer is streamed to a user's monitor...

Seamless Switch™ Technology: Delivering the Fastest Professional A/V Content Experience

Seamless Switch™ Technology: Delivering the Fastest Professional A/V Content Experience

Virtualization is being adopted at increasing rates. That cannot be denied. But the implications of this fact are more nuanced and complicated than some may have you believe. The evolution of technology is gradual, and the support of multi-generational technologies is a long-term reality for IT managers. Practical hardware that supports these mixed environments, like KVM with built-in management software, is an enduring necessity ...

Connect Farther, View Better - ATEN HDBaseT-enabled Solutions

Connect Farther, View Better - ATEN HDBaseT-enabled Solutions

Considering the complexity in connecting business networks, wiring home entertainment systems, or broadcasting multimedia contents on commercial signages, it is imperative how installation cabling can be simplified, despite space or distance limitations. ATEN's new HDBaseT-enabled solution has just the answer to that. To help shape the future of digital connectivity in the professional A/V industry, ATEN has joined the HDBaseT Alliance as an adopter member to deliver value-added products empowered by the benefits of HDBaseT technologies...

Video DynaSync™ – A Key Technology for Switched Sharing of Modern Monitors

Video DynaSync™ – A Key Technology for Switched Sharing of Modern Monitors

Patent-pending ATEN technology relies upon EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) to facilitate a video resolution "handshake" between the monitor and the computer graphics card output even when the monitor and computer are isolated from one another by a KVM switch or extender. ATEN calls this technology Video DynaSync™ ...