ATEN Launches New Matrix Server KVMs for your datacenter needs

by Rafael Hernandez on March 17, 2010 · 0 comments

Managing servers is a daunting task at the best of times so you’ll likely seek out the latest and greatest hardware to ease your workload and, hopefully, minimize the jaunts into the server room.

ATEN has launched its new KM0532 and KM0932 Enterprise level KVM switches which allows 5 or 9, respectively, “consoles” (aka PCs) to manage up to 32 servers connected to the switch. Of course they’ve inserted a daisy-chaining feature which will allow you to control many more servers as long as you keep adding their switches.

There’s a whole slew of security and account controls which should keep only authorized individuals managing your systems.

Hit the break for the full details.

ATEN International, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of advanced communication solutions, introduces the latest Matrix KVM switches that have been added to its ALTUSEN™ Enterprise KVM Solutions line. These new Matrix KVM switches provide excellent video quality and secure control in real time over all equipment in the server room or data center.

The KM0532 and KM0932 allow 5 and 9 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 9 consoles to control thousands of servers. Daisy chaining KM0032 switches offers an additional cost-saving configuration, since the use of dedicated chain ports allow all of the switch’s KVM ports to be utilized for server connections.

An advanced Dual Root feature makes it possible to link two KM0932 switches to achieve an 18 console configuration that allows administrators to flexibly increase the number of consoles they deploy to match their growth requirements, and offers an ideal solution for applications that utilize multiple video displays. With non-blocked access, all consoles connected to a master switch have simultaneous access to any server on their own level, as well as having independent access to any server on any level of the installation.

The KM0532 and KM0932 are the first Matrix KVM switches to offer both audio and virtual media features. Being audio enabled, the sound output and beeps from the servers allow administrators to identify and troubleshoot system problems easily. The sound capability is also ideal for presentation facilities, or studio applications. The Virtual Media function allows USB storage devices to be shared among all the servers.  Operators can perform file transfers or install applications and OS patches across the installation from a single console, thereby reducing down-time and saving maintenance costs.

With automatic skew compensation and Auto Signal Compensation (ASC), Matrix KVM switches ensure better video quality via Cat 5e/6 cabling – 1280×1024 @60Hz over distances of up to 300 meters. In addition, the industry’s first full-screen GUI offers a tree view list of installed devices, providing smooth navigation, in addition to convenient access and control.

“The Matrix KVM switch is 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.  With high availability, high reliability, high integration, and high security, an ATEN Matrix KVM Switch is the best solution for large sever rooms and data centers.” said Kevin Chen, President of ATEN International.

Servers can be power controlled remotely when the Matrix KVM Switch is used in conjunction with ALTUSEN Power Over the NET™ power management device.  The switch’s power Association function enables its KVM ports to be associated with the PN0108’s power outlets for remote power management of the servers from the switch’s interface.

The Matrix KVM switch’s console modules and KVM adapter cables provide an extremely high degree of platform and interface integration.  Equipment using PS/2 and USB interfaces, and Win, Linux, Mac and Sun platforms, can all work together smoothly on the same installation.  The use of RJ-45 connectors and Cat 5e/6 cabling eliminates bulky traditional cables, and makes for more reliable throughput and a neat, efficient, uncluttered work environment.

About ATEN
ATEN International Co., Ltd. is specializes in information technology connectivity solutions. Established in 1979, ATEN is now considered the leading manufacturer of KVM Switches worldwide. This prominent position was reached through continuous high investment in research and development, resulting in numerous patents such as a sophisticated ASIC, developed in the ATEN labs, manufactured by ATEN, and used to differentiate our products from the competition. Our current product range comprises hundreds of connectivity solutions, providing complete KVM solutions from entry level to the enterprise market. ATEN’s customers are made up of the entire range of the IT spectrum – from large corporations conducting global operations, to small and midrange businesses, to individual users. For further information, please visit http://www.aten.com

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