ATEN unveils industry-first 2x4 DVI-HDMI Matrix KVMP Switch
ATEN International, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions, has further extended its range of CubiQ USB KVMP solutions with the launch of the CM0264, the industry's first 2x4 DVI-HDMI Matrix Switch. The CM0264 allows users to switch seamlessly between two HDMI- and two DVI-enabled PCs and share USB peripherals and high-definition audio from a dual-display console. With its unique design and innovative features, the CM0264 keeps pace with SOHO applications that require the ultimate in vision, sound, and connectivity.
The CubiQ CM0264 2x4 DVI-HDMI Matrix KVMP Switch's Dual Display Console supports one DVI display and one HDMI display. Users can switch between four high-definition video sources on both displays, while the innovative Picture-in-picture (PIP) 3-in-1 view mode allows users to simultaneously control one computer on one display and view the three other video sources on the other display.
The CM0264 offers various advanced desktop control features. With the patented Cursor Shift function in dual display mode, the mouse cursor moves back and forth across both displays, shifting the KVM focus. In addition, the CM0264 features an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that provides another convenient method of operation. This incorporates an easy-to-use File Management function that supports on-screen file transfer and copy-paste functionality.
"With the launch of the first DVI-HDMI Matrix KVMP Switch, ATEN addresses the increasingly high requirements of high-end SOHO users, who expect to balance work with play. The new CM0264 allows users to easily play computer games with their multifunction gaming keyboard, while monitoring work applications and downloading videos or music on another computer. The CM0264 is specifically designed for multimedia applications and offers the ultimate in advanced, streamlined KVM technology for the desktop," says Grant Sauls, Operations Director of Falcon Electronics, ATEN International's preferred supplier in South Africa.
To keep pace with today's SOHO applications, the new 2x4 DVI-HDMI Matrix KVMP Switch supports widescreen resolutions, while ATEN's exclusive Video DynaSync technology eliminates boot-up display problems and optimises resolution when switching between ports. The CM0264 also supports high-definition audio for a rich sound experience. And with the built-in 2-port USB 2.0 hub, users can easily expand and share their USB peripherals among the computers connected to the KVM switch. The CM0264 supports independent switching of KVM, USB and audio.
Thanks to the power on detection function, when one of computers is switched off, the CM0264 will switch automatically to the next powered-on computer. Furthermore, with the console keyboard port emulation/bypass feature, the CM0264 supports most gaming/multimedia keyboards. The new 2x4 DVI-HDMI Matrix KVMP(tm) Switch is compatible with HDMI 1.3a and HDCP. It also supports multiplatform operations (Windows, Linux and Mac) and integrates an Auto Scan function which allows users to monitor all computers and HDMI devices.
ATEN KVM solutions are available through Falcon Electronics in South Africa.