Summary: Initially could not use console keyboard and mouse ports. After an incident report to the help desk, they quickly helped identify the issue and provided the solution; disable emulation mode.
Pros: Connects 2 monitors, keyboard, mouse, and sound to 4 different machines. Front panel buttons for switching from machine to machine. Handles situation where some machines have only 1 monitor output....
Cons: Wider than expected so it takes more space than I expected, my bad. Expensive for home user.
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" because of the weight of the cables coming off the back of them.
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. When I first connected the KVM, I had a problem with the mouse behavior but a quick call to their customer service resolved it instantly. The kind rep walked me through the key strokes to disable the "mouse emulation" feature.
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. Then I found that I needed to use two or three screens to get the job done rapidly. I searched for and found the ATEN 4-Port Dual Line DVI switch.
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. I've set up 3 Macs (an old G4, a more recent G5 and a brand new 12-Core Mac Pro) with 2 monitors (30" and 23" Apple Cinema Displays). Everything looks exactly the way it's supposed to.
Summary: Har testet denne et par uker nå og bortsett fra sporadiske små "blaff" er bildet dønn stabilt. Blaffene ser ut til å bestå av at den ene skjermen brått er sort et par frames. Hos meg har dette skjedd noen ganger, med et par dagers mellomrom. Lyden er derimot håpløs støyende. Ser ut til å være relatert til hvor lyse bildene er. Selv har jeg ikke så behov for at lyden skal flølge bildet, men kunne fort bli en showstopper om det var viktig.
Summary: Fungerer strålende. Har ikke noen problemer. Følger med kabler til å koble til et PS/2 tastatur også, det var uventet. Større enn jeg ventet også, men det er vel ikke noe problem. Var i første omgang litt skuffet at det ikke følgte med DVI-I kabler (men DVI-D) men fant senere ut at skjermen ikke takler en sånn kabel. Så hvis det er regelen for skjerm så er det antagelig vel så greit at det er DVI-D kabler...