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ATEN Debuts Industry-First 3D-Enabled KVM Switches for Gaming and Educational Applications

ATEN today announced the debut of the industry’s first 3D-enabled KVM switch. The new two- and four-port USB DVI Dual Link KVMP™ (CS1782A/CS1784A) switches support the transmission of 3D video signals from various sources to a 3D-capable 120Hz LCD monitor and feature a USB 2.0 hub for flexible extension of peripherals (KVMP). These new DVI-based KVM switches have achieved NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Ready certification, which signifies that these products are fully compatible with 3D Vision software and active-shutter 3D glasses, thereby providing ATEN customers with the assurance of high-quality 3D experiences.

Developed by ATEN to meet the growing industry demand for 3D connectivity solutions, the CS1782A/CS1784A units can be leveraged in a number of applications including PC gaming, computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), weather maps, medical imaging and multimedia-based environments such as education. With ATEN’s new 3D KVM switches, it is now possible to share a 3D-capable Dual Link DVI monitor, a USB keyboard, USB peripherals and a sound system with two (CS1782A) or four (CS1784A) computers. Both models are equipped with the latest technology for emulating keyboards and mice supporting multimedia keyboards and multifunctional mice.

“As 3D displays become more and more commonplace, demand has grown for connectivity solutions that can support them,” said James Hsieh, CEO of ATEN. “3D displays tend to be located in environments rich in all manner of multimedia. Connecting these disparate displays and technologies requires a sophisticated solution. Obtaining the NVIDIA certification was integral to achieving that level of sophistication.”

KVM, USB and audio signals may be independently switched between the attached computers by manual pushbuttons or keyboard hotkeys. For added convenience and versatility, double-clicking the mouse’s scroll wheel will transition control of all functions to the next port. The integrated USB 2.0 hub allows the sharing of printers, digital cameras, and flash storage between the computers without the hassle of disconnecting and reconnecting cables. Additionally, Independent signal switching permits the use of Internet telephony, or the playing of music on one computer while working on another. For audiophiles or serious gamers, the CS1782A supports full 7.1 surround sound.

With a DVI dual-link connection, the CS1782A/CS1784A provides excellent video quality with resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 supporting new 3D-enabled 120Hz LCD monitors. The new switches are platform-independent and fit perfectly into multi-platform environments with Windows, Linux, Mac or Sun operating systems.

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,, Twitter or Facebook.