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ATake EasyView 2-port USB KVM Switch

Michael Larabel

Published on 12 February 2005
Written by Michael Larabel
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Although in many instances, computer enthusiasts enjoy having as many mice, monitors, and keyboards as possible, for each of their computers in some situations it's simply not possible. This could be due to the financial costs involved, lack of room in your home/apartment, or simply the additional clutter left behind with the extra peripherals. Whatever the case may be KVM (Keyboard Video and Monitor) switches can eliminate the need for these extra devices. These type of switches have been around for about 20 years in data centers, but only over the past few years the demand for KVM switches in the consumer market has risen, as more people own multiple computers. The KVM device up for examination today, is the ATake EasyView 2-port USB All-in-one mini KVM switch (AUB-MI102).

Features:

PC Port:2
Console Port:1
MAX PC Connections:2
Built in KVM Cable Length:6 Feet
LED:2
PC Port Cable Connector
(All Female Type)
PS/2 Keyboard cable mini-Din 6 pin
PS/2 Mouse cable mini-Din 6 pin
VGA HDDB 15pin
Console port connector
(All Female Type)
PS/2 Keyboard cable mini Din 6 pin
PS/2 Mouse cable mini Din 6 pin
VGA HDDB 15 pin
PC selection:Hot Key
Scan Intervals8 sec.
Keyboard Emulation:PS/2
Mouse Emulation:PS/2
VGA resolution:Up to 2048X1536
Bandwidth:400MHz
HousingPlastic
System Requirements:Console side
· One VGA Monitor
· One PS/2 Keyboard
· One PS/2 Mouse
Computer Side
· No extra cable needed

· Mini KVM Switch 2 port All-in-one is compact size design and easily portable
· All-in-one Mini PS2 KVM switch has built in KVM cable kit, no extra KVM cable needed
· Supports Microsoft Intellimouse, Logitech Net Mouse, Microsoft mouse, fully compatible mouse, Keyboard, etc..
· Support DOS, Win3.X, Win95/98/98SE/2000/ME/XP, WinNT, Netware, UNIX, Linux
· Hot Plug - Add or Remove Connected PCs for Maintenance without powering down the KVM switch or PCs
· Superior Video Quality - Up To 2048 x 1536, Bandwidth: 400MHz
· No Software Required - easy PC selection via Push Buttons, Hot Keys
· Auto Scan Mode for monitoring PCs
· Keyboard status restored when switching PCs
· LED Display for easy status monitoring

Contents:

After removing the plastic packaging, we were left with the actual AUB-MI102 KVM switch and the user's manual. The user's manual with this product was more like a small pamphlet, being a single sheet of paper folded into three sections; nevertheless, KVM switches are pretty much self-explanatory. All of the necessary cables required to operate the switch are included, and no external power adapter is required unlike other KVM switches on the market.

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