Summary: The ATEN KVM does everything it should. I have never had to push the buttons more than once to get the correct connections like I did with my older KVM of a different brand. It supports my 2560 x 1440 resolution.
Summary: I had a C5682 for single DVI monitor and it worked great. Based on that successful experience I was willing to lay down $300+ when I decided to go to a dual DVI monitor setup on 2 workstations. I do not regret this decision. It works flawlessly.
Summary: I purchased one of these to connect two 27" cinema displays to my 2 mac pro towers. I was told by the sales rep at ATEN that this was exactly what was needed. It never worked correctly I could barely get it to work at all on one computer much less switch between 2.
Summary: There aren't enough choices for KVM switches that support dual-monitors. That said, these switches are more than adequate. We have at least five of these switches in faily office use, and have not had a failure, to date. The fact that they are packed will all of the necessary cables is a huge plus.
Functions died over time, now repair costs more than replacement
24 June 2010
Summary: If you value your money, don't make the same mistake as I did purchasing an ATEN product. First the USB accessory port died. Then the switch LED. Then the mouse USB port. Then the keyboard port. This over the course of two years. Not it beeps and the monitors flash on and off every ten seconds.
Summary: Excellent product -- when toggling between computers, keyboard and mouse input are immediately recognized by the target computer. It seems as though most complaints about this system could be the result of "not reading the documentation". e.g.
Summary: I've been down the road with KVM switches more times than I care to remember. There was always something that didn't work right. ATEN's CS1644 is the first one that I've had that really does the job.
Great product, but Aten has been unresponsive in selling me longer cables
Paul Fortier, Amazon
24 June 2010
Summary: This is my third Aten KVM, and they've all been good. This one is the best so far. No problems with keyboard and mouse emulation (some KVM's cause boot hang-ups because they don't emulate well), the hotkey swapping is blazing fast, unit is heavy and well-built (lighter units tend to do a "wheelie"...
Finally, my four computers can drive two high definition monitors
Robin T. Wernick, Amazon
24 June 2010
Summary: For years I have been developing software on multiple computers configured with different operating systems and software tools. I had a very nice single port VGA switch which fed the main output to one of my monitors.