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ATEN Introduces 32-Port CAT5 KVM Switches With Dual Power Supply.

New KM Series KVMs Designed for Data Centers Requiring Secure Access and Control of Multiple Servers

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEN today introduced new 32-port CAT5 Matrix KVM switches for companies demanding enterprise KVMs with out-of-band and multimedia support. The new KM0932 / KM0532 units are part of the ALTUSEN line of enterprise-class KVM offerings from ATEN. These new Matrix KVM switches offer high-quality video sessions for secure real-time control of an IT manager's entire data center device portfolio. ATEN also introduced the KM0032 Matrix Expansion KVM which enables users to expand the number of servers that can be controlled. Available now, the KM0932/KM0532/KM0032 are priced at $6699.95, $3999.95 and $3999.95, respectively.

The KM0532 and KM0932 allow five and nine consoles to independently and simultaneously manage up to 32 directly connected servers. The switches can be daisy chained, cascaded, or both, providing flexible expansion configurations that allow up to nine consoles to control thousands of servers. These new CAT5 KVMs are ideal for secure data centers, network administrators with multi-user local access and remote management needs. For multimedia users, the new switches allow designers to access Mac graphical and Windows word processing environments.

An advanced Dual Root feature makes it possible to link two KM0932 switches to achieve an 18-console configuration that allows administrators to increase the number of consoles they deploy to match their growth requirements, and offers an ideal solution for applications that utilize multiple video displays. The KM0532 and KM0932 units are the first Matrix KVM switches to offer both audio and virtual media features. The audio capability is ideal for presentation facilities, multimedia and studio applications.

"Our new Matrix KVM switches are designed with a dual power supply to minimize downtime and offer 24/7 reliability to ensure the highest level of availability for server rooms or data centers," explained Sampson Yang, CEO, ATEN Technology, Inc. "With high availability, high reliability, high integration, and high security, an ATEN Matrix KVM Switch is the best solution for large server rooms and data centers."

ATEN KM products feature the following functionality and benefits:

* Cost Effective: Matrix KVM switches allow five or nine consoles to manage up to 32 target devices, while only taking up 1U of rack space. They also simplify cabling requirements and reduce cost by using CAT 5e/6 cable to connect console modules and KVM adapter cables. This not only permits extending the distance between console and servers up to 300 meters with 1280x1024@60Hz, but also offers an independent configuration for secure access, which is especially ideal for security concerns associated with large server rooms and data centers.

* Graphical User Interface: Matrix KVM switches offer an intuitive, full-screen graphical UI for both console and browser-based sessions. The composite integrated tree view of all ports offers convenient navigation and access.

* Dual Power Supply: Dual power supply operation provides backup redundancy and reliability - ensuring that down-time is kept at a minimum. Should one of the power supplies become unavailable, the other will take over in order to keep the system functioning normally.

* Power Association: Used in conjunction with a PN0108 Power Over the NET(TM) power management device, users can associate a Matrix KVM Switch's port with a PN0108's power outlet, and then manage the power operation of a server from the switch's interface - a single interface point. It also enables users to associate a second outlet port if the server has a dual power supply, and lets users synchronize the operation for both power supplies.

* Virtual Media: Virtual Media support lets users map DVD/CD-ROMs and other storage media to any servers connected with virtual media-capable adapter cables. Virtual media empowers users to conduct file transfers, install applications and OS patches and perform diagnostics from a console module - reducing down-time and saving maintenance costs.

* Audio Support: Ideal for multimedia users, especially at television and radio stations as well as advertising agencies.

About ATEN

ATEN is a leading manufacturer of KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switches in addition to remote management, LCD consoles, video and data connectivity solutions. The company's product line supports a range of data center, desktop and digital signage environments serving enterprise, government, SME and SOHO customers. ATEN has offices in California and New Jersey as well as Taiwan, Belgium, Korea, Japan, China and United Kingdom. For more information, contact ATEN at (888) 999-ATEN or 949-428-1111, via the Web at www.aten-usa.com, www.aten-usa.com/blog and on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ATENtips.

(c) Copyright ATEN 2010. All rights reserved.

ATEN, Altusen, are trademarks or registered trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd.

Other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.


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