ATEN Unveils First KVM Extenders with Support for DVI and USB

ATEN unveiled new DVI- and USB-based KVM extenders with RS-232 serial functionality that is ideal in a range of installations such as manufacturing, security and healthcare.

Taipei, Taiwan, October 22, 2011 --( ATEN International, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions, has today unveiled its first DVI- and USB-based KVM extenders with RS-232 serial functionality. The CE600/CE602 KVM Extenders provide access to a computer or KVM switch from a remote console (USB keyboard, monitor and mouse). The CE600/CE602 is ideal in a range of installations such as manufacturing, security, healthcare and more. In industrial environments, for example, users can access and configure computers located in hazardous environments from a remote, safe location.

With support for RS-232 functionality, users can connect the CE600/CE602 to a serial terminal or devices such as touchscreens and barcode scanners located within movie theaters, retail stores and restaurants. The CE600/CE602 both support high video resolutions from long distances and feature built-in, exclusive ATEN technology that allows the transmission of audio and video signals over one CAT5e cable. The CE600 utilizes CAT5e cable to support video resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200@60Hz at a distance of 30 meters (Single Link DVI). For resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600@60Hz from 40 meters (Dual Link DVI), the CE602 can leveraged when combined with a second CAT5e cable for the transfer of HDCP, RS-232, microphone and dual-link signals. From 60 meters away, the CE600/CE602 extenders can support a resolution of 1024 x 768@60Hz. Additionally, both models support manual compensation control where users can adjust video signal strength in order to compensate for distance.

"Our new KVM extenders are an ideal solution for any installation with computers that are kept in controlled spaces,"said Kevin Chen, President of ATEN International. "With computers are located in a secure area, users are provided with convenient access to a console in a safe location -- away from dust and harsh environment influences."

The CE600/CE602 KVM Extenders offer the following highlights:
. Local and remote units connect at distances up to 60m using CAT5e cable
. Allows access to a computer or KVM installation from a remote console (up to 60m)
. Control system from remote console (USB keyboard, USB mouse and DVI interface monitor)
. Supports DVI-D interface and allows transmission of DVI dual-link signals (CE602)
. Features ATEN technology that allows A/V transmission over one cat 5e cable
. Audio-enabled – supports stereo speakers and microphone
. Built-in 8KV/15KV ESD protection (Contact voltage 8KV; Air voltage 15KV)
. Supports widescreen resolution formats
. Hot pluggable and rack mountable
. Easy to install – no software required

The CE600/CE602 KVM Extenders are available now. For more information, please contact: ATEN International or contact your local ATEN sales representatives or distributor.

About ATEN

ATEN International Co., Ltd. specializes in information technology connectivity solutions. Established in 1979, today ATEN is considered the leading manufacturer of KVM Switches worldwide. This prominent position was reached through a constant high investment in research and development, resulting in numerous patents – exemplified by the production of a sophisticated ASIC that was developed in the ATEN labs and manufactured in ATEN factories. ATEN's current product range covers hundreds of connectivity products, providing complete KVM, Data Center Management and Professional A/V solutions – from entry level operations to the enterprise market. ATEN's customer base includes large enterprises with global operations, midrange and small businesses, as well as ambitious private users.

ATEN International
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