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ATEN has specialized in connectivity and management solutions in information technology, professional audio/video and green energy business since its establishment in 1979, and has been a worldwide leader in the KVM switch market.

ATEN offers a broad range of solutions to meet the needs of consumers, small office/home office (SOHO) users, and small and medium sized business (SMB) customers. ATEN´s state-of-the-art KVM switches include Cable KVM, Desktop KVM, Rack KVM and KVM Extenders. ATEN also offers LCD KVM switches to meet the needs of server rooms in tandem with the ALTUSEN™ line of high-end server management solutions for the enterprise-level KVM switch market. Furthermore, ATEN´s Over the NET™ solutions allow you to effectively manage IT infrastructure from anywhere in the world. ATEN also offers the VanCryst™ range of video integrated solutions for a wide variety of corporate, commercial, and home theater applications. Our high-quality audio/video switches, splitters, extenders, and converters are available with various audio, video and control interfaces.

At ATEN, we are committed to protecting the environment. To this end, ATEN NRGence™ line is the latest evolution of energy intelligence. A green energy solution for data centers that provides instant real-time power management control and energy-saving efficiency, by allowing you to easily upgrade your current IT resources quickly and cost-effectively.

ATEN delivers and we make customer care a priority. We are committed to providing the best customer support available in the industry.

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This question is related to a question asked by DocPitt (see link: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Peripherals/Scanners/Q_20858007.html)

I was wondering if DocPitt, or anyone else, has been able to get either a Scantron Scanmark 2000 or a Scanmark ES2800 optical mark reader (OMR) to work with a Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 computer.  The original software for these computers was written for Win 3.11, and they use a serial (RS232) interface.

DocPitt was able to use a USB-to-serial adapter to get an RS-232 port on a modern computer, but I want to know if the whole system worked, not just the hardware interface.  In other words, I know I can get a COM port, but can the software talk to the hardware?  If so, what software is talking to what hardware?

Thanks for your interest in one of those esoteric subjects that us teacher/techies run into every now and then.
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looking to see if there exists a device that can be plugged into a computer/server/system using a usb/ps2 and vga connector... which then plugs into an rj45 network wire - that can be used to remotely control the device it's plugged into by using some client software belonging to said device

a few notes:
- not looking for a kvm dongle that requires a parent switch
- not looking to control 4/8/16 devices, just one
- thing that needs to be controlled is a DVR surveillance system and does NOT run windows
- device needs to be independent of the systems operating system

i saw this on ebay and it looked promising, but some more research leads me to believe it belongs to a parent/central switch:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Cables-Go-Minicom-KVM-Switch-0SU51050-/150524672171?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230bf838ab

looking for suggestions
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We are looking for a solution to enable us to take the video output from two of our calibrators located on one end of the building and display them on a monitor located in a lab on the other end of the building anyone have a suggestion.
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I am looking for solutions/recommendations for updating a web hosting network we currently run. Our current configuration consists of:

5 - Windows 2003 web edition servers hosting over 1000 websites. Nearly all are low traffic sites but 3 are high to very high traffic.
2 - Windows 2000 servers used for web hosting of some high traffic sites
2 - Windows 2003 database servers one with SQL 2000 and the other with SQL2005
1-  Windows 2003 mail server hosting 500 domains and over 2000 accounts
2 - Windows 2000 DNS servers one primary the other secondary

All these machines EXCEPT the last two are behind a SonicWall 1250 firewall on two different subnets. All the servers are 1U rack mount at a top tier co-location facility. All machines are RAID 1, have anywhere from 2GB to 4GB RAM, and hard drives from 40GB (the old ones) to 500GB (newer ones), and are operating at less than 25% capcity with respect to average memory and CPU use.

I want to replace all the Windows 2000 machines either with Win 2003 or 2008, use a third party for secondary DNS, build up some type of load balancing and/or replication for fault tolerance, and in general update the entire network to a more secure and robust setup.

My questions are:
1. Since a number of the servers are quite old (6 years plus) when I begin replacing them would I best to consider virtualization or keep separate machines for separate tasks?
2. All of our programming and technology is based on MS asp and .net, so we must …
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I have ATEN USB 4 port switch US421A used to share a HP 2055d printer for a few laptops. At times, when a print job is initiated before switching to the right port, the printer will 'hang' when switched to the right port.

The status on the LCD will show printing document, but nothing will happen, if you retry printing, it will print pages of garbage. This will only go away if you turn the printer off.

Any suggestions at all will be helpful.

The laptop giving problem is usually the Lenovo T400 running Vista Sp1

Thanks
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I have two white box servers that I would like to remote control but I need remote reboot, BIOS control, etc.

Has anyone every gotten a HP ILO or DRAC to work in a white box server? If so then how and what were the limitations?

Thankx.
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I'm looking for a new KVM solution.  I had a Trendnet and most recently an Iogear.  They both just share a monitor, keyboard/mouse between my XP desktop and VISTA Laptop.  For around $20... all I need or want.  

I was wondering if anyone knew about a fairly cheap (under $25-30) hardware replacement?

I was also wondering about a software type solution... basically free.  

I asked EE about 2.5 years ago.  But I am just checking to see if anyone has some new ideas or information.
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it has centoz 4 and i cant shut it i try any mouse or kvm port also another kvm didn't solve .do i need to do something on OS
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Does anyone know of any software that would allow me to see the boot up screen of my server and maybe desktop. There has been time where i had to stand infront of my server and press F1 to move forward
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I'm looking for a KVM switch that switches between two computers quickly.  I have already tried the Belkin F1DF102P Flip and the IOGear GCS22U.  Both of these these lag for 3-5 seconds when switching between computers every time.  Is this because of my computers?  Or is there a better and faster KVM switch out there?  I only need to switch between two computers and audio is not needed.  Thank you!
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I've got a Cisco rack in my room as my lab/test equipment.

Obviously its very loud for a bedroom and puts out wayyy too much hot air when in use, so normally I keep it off.

Sometimes when I'm out somewhere else I want to log in and configure or test stuff, but the stuff is off from when I last left it. I need a way to remotely control the power. I think Baytech is an awesome solution, but might be a little too pricey for me just for this one task.

Is there anything else I can do? Four outlets would be optimal, but I at least need one that I can plug power strips into and remotely control.
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I am trying to help out somebody that has a server computer (windows 2003) that does not have a monitor, mouse or keyboard attached. The easiest solution would be to hook up my laptop to the server and use it as a monitor, mouse, and keyboard to control the server.  Would this be possible?
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Teaming Network adapters

I have a computer in a remote site that has 2 physical NICs that are teamed. I am planning to break the teaming,but I believe this will cause network disconnection and I will not be able to remote to the computer.

I wonder if there is a work around this, so that I will be able to break the teaming and be able to connect and put IP address on one of the physical network adapter.

Thanks
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I have a cisco 2821. i have set up a dial peer to ring to the voice mail. that is working ok. i can hear it ring. Omce it picks up i do not here the greater that says welcome to cisco untiy express.

Also when i call the auto atendant. i get dead hair also.

I have all the bacd files loaded into flash.

Thanks
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Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 Machine running dual screen, but one of the screens has a KVM attached to it.  Everytime I switch screens on the KVM Windows 7 losses its connection to the screen and goes back to single screen mode.  When i switch back to Windows 7 it does not redetect the screen.

Does anyone know of a work around for this as its rather annoying?

If it helps i have a Nvidia Geforce 7900 graphics card.

Thanks in advance

Dan
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how do i get the hot key for this device. ( ATEN CS52 2-Port Hybrid KVM Switch)
I bought this a long time ago and lost the documentation and there is nowhere I can seem to find out how to get the hot key. I thought it was something like alt-0 or some other combination? Can anyone suggest how to get the key. i hook up two computers to a single mouse/kb/monitor.
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CAN SONAR USE ANTI SOUNDS TO LOCATE A SOUND EMISSION SOURCE AND LOCATION ?
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Hi,
I have successully used this ATEN KVM 1734A in the past, however since relocating my server set up to a new office I can't get the KVM to work.
The two problems are: a) it wont recognise any (USB or Ps2) mouse or keyboard plugged in to the Console USB ports, and b) I can't switch between servers plugged in to port 1 and 2 - in fact only port 1 shows a monitor output.
I have tried powering down servers, unplugging power cables,  connecting up KVM then powering it all back up again - to no avail.
Wondering if anyone else has experienced a similar issue, and whether it can be easily overcome.

Sincerely

James
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Hi,

I've just purchased an 8-port Aten (Altusen) KH1508i KVM over-the-net switch.  It comes with both a windows app and a java app through which you can control the screen,keyboard and mouse of an attached PC.  There is a serious problem with mouse synchronisation.  Using either client, you get both crosshairs (accurately following your own mouse movements) and the normal mouse cursor (of the PC you're accessing) which follows behind and is always several inches out of synch with these crosshairs, rendering some parts of the PC's screen unreachable.  I've only seen this behaviour before with really bad VNC apps.  It can be solved by ensuring that the PC I'm controlling only has the basic Microsoft mouse driver.  But this isn't practical in a repair shop where random PCs are being attached all the time, some of which don't even have a usable windows installation.

I'm not necessarily looking for a solution to the above (allthough that would be great) but what I'm wondering is:-

Is this a problem which is common to all KVM-over-IP switches when administering remotely?  
If not, can anyone recommend an 8-port alternative which they've exerience of and which doesn't have this problem?
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Hi community
I have a haulage company with a lan in the their main building the directors family house is adjecent to the building aprox 60 meters away. I would like to have a wireless network that can be picked up in the house as the access point in the main building is not strong enough to get to the house. is there a solutoin where I could mount an atena on the building that could broadcast a wireless signal that would reach the wireless card on machine in the house. Something simple as is a small setup
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I have 9 Dell PowerEdge servers in my data center all of which have DRAC cards in them.  I have found them to be extremely slow and un-reliable.

I am looking for a rack mount hardware KVM switch with solid reliable remote access technology.  I would also like it to have Power Control such that if I need to do a hard reboot on a server because its unresponsive I can instruct this switch to do so.  My goal here is not to have to depend on the Data Center tech's for this functionality.

I would also like it to support mounting remove virtual media so that I can install an OS (Usling a Network Install CD of course) - but also to be able to mount any ISO or CD image from my office computer such that it will be accessible to whatever server I am connected to.

All of my servers are Linux running CentOS 4 and CentOS 5.

Can any expert recommend me a good solid piece of hardware that meets all the above requirements?
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Anybody knows which mobile company provides the wireless modem for Acer Aspire One running Linpus Linux? I tried Verizon, but they only offer for Windows XP, Vista or Mac, nothing for Linux.

Thanks in advance.
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After purchasing a new ATEN KVM Switch, with two CATX-USB computer access module from www.adder.com .

I'm facing two problems with the ATEN KH1508 KVM switch:

1-  The first one is that colors are a mess. All red colors are green and all green colors are red.

2-  Keyboard and mouse connected to the KVM switch are not working. Only the local keyboard and mouse for each server is working. The keyboard that is connected to the KVM switch just have it's scroll lock chooser working.

Troubleshooting done:

 Test on different  servers, monitors, keyboards, mice and network cables in a way to isolate the problem  .

 The switch was reset.

 Tested on Solaris 9, RHEL4.4, Fedora 9, Win XP SP2 the same symptoms .

 Searched the soft and hard copies of the manual for any thing regarding colors, no clue.
Please advise .

Please take a look at the snapshots attached.

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I currently have an older PS2 KVM 4 port switch. I recently bought a dell 530 which doesn't have ps2 ports. I am using a newer logitech wave USB kbd & mouse combo with that. My preference would be to use my newer kbd and mouse on my old KVM switch but I can't find a female USB to male PS2 kbd and mouse adapter/splitter, because basically I would have to split the wave ( one usb port ) into two distinct signals. So that being said I figured I would just buy a new KVM switch. Well I use dual monitors so I was looking for a USB KVM Dual monitor DVI switch. I can't really afford one of those and how would I split the USB into PS2 for my older computers. So any suggestions on the best setup would be appreciated.
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Looking for a reliable Serial to USB covertor for programming Cisco devices - what do you recommend?

I have done some looking around and the prices vary significantly as several options include:
* Cheap generic Serial-USB
* Digo Edgeport convertor
* Belkin serial port adaptor
* Belkin USB2.0 dock station

Anyone recommend any products or highly recommend not to get?
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ATEN Technology

152

Solutions

472

Contributors

ATEN has specialized in connectivity and management solutions in information technology, professional audio/video and green energy business since its establishment in 1979, and has been a worldwide leader in the KVM switch market.

ATEN offers a broad range of solutions to meet the needs of consumers, small office/home office (SOHO) users, and small and medium sized business (SMB) customers. ATEN´s state-of-the-art KVM switches include Cable KVM, Desktop KVM, Rack KVM and KVM Extenders. ATEN also offers LCD KVM switches to meet the needs of server rooms in tandem with the ALTUSEN™ line of high-end server management solutions for the enterprise-level KVM switch market. Furthermore, ATEN´s Over the NET™ solutions allow you to effectively manage IT infrastructure from anywhere in the world. ATEN also offers the VanCryst™ range of video integrated solutions for a wide variety of corporate, commercial, and home theater applications. Our high-quality audio/video switches, splitters, extenders, and converters are available with various audio, video and control interfaces.

At ATEN, we are committed to protecting the environment. To this end, ATEN NRGence™ line is the latest evolution of energy intelligence. A green energy solution for data centers that provides instant real-time power management control and energy-saving efficiency, by allowing you to easily upgrade your current IT resources quickly and cost-effectively.

ATEN delivers and we make customer care a priority. We are committed to providing the best customer support available in the industry.