ATEN 8-Port Cat 5 KVM Switch with Daisy-Chain Port

PCICASE Model No: KH1508A
Manufacturer Model No: KH1508A
Key Features
  • One KVM console control up to 8 directly connected computers
  • Space-Saving RJ-45 connectors and Cat 5e/6 cabling
  • By daisy chaining up to 31 additional KH1508A switches, as many as 256 computers can be controlled from the original KVM console
  • Console conversion – any type of KVM console can control any type of computer; mixed combinations (PS/2&USB) supported on both the KVM console and computer sides
  • Superior Video Quality- Supports the video resolutions up to 1600x1200@60Hz for up to 40 meters, and 1280x1024@75 Hz for up to 50 meters*
  • Configue port access rights for users on a port - by - port basis
  • Three port selection methods: Manual (via front panel pushbuttons), Hotkey, and multi-language OSD (On Screen Display)
  • Multiplatform support – PC, Mac, Sun, and serial
  • Multiple User Accounts - Supports up to 10 user and 1 administrator accounts
  • Two-Level Password Security - Supports one administrator and ten user profiles. Password protection prevents unauthorized accessing to the installation
  • Auto Scan mode enables continuous monitoring of user-selected computers
  • Broadcast Mode sends commands from the console to all computers – allowing you to perform operations (such as software installation, upgrades, shutdowns, etc.), on them simultaneously
  • Adapter ID
  • Firmware Upgradeable

*With KVM Adapter Cable KA7000 series.

Features & Benefits

The KH1508A KVM switches are control units that allow IT administrators to access and control multiple computers from a single PS/2 or USB KVM console (keyboard, monitor, and mouse). Operators can take control of up to 8 computers. By daisy chaining up to 31 additional switches, as many as 256 computers can be controlled from the original KVM console.

These switches have been designed with unique and powerful features that enable administrators to manage their entire server room and data center devices easily and conveniently.
For example, the advanced Adapter ID feature stores the Adapter Cable's configuration information – such as its ID, port name, OS, keyboard language, etc. This feature allows administrators to relocate servers to different ports without having to reconfigure the adapters . Other advances found with these switches includes enhanced video quality – extending the distance to the servers to up to 50 m* at a resolution of 1280 x 1024.

A KH1508A installation provides one of the best, and most economical, solutions ATEN offers to the SMB market. There is no better way to save time, space, and money than with a KH1508A KVM switch.

*With KVM Adapter Cable KA7000 series.

Computer Connections
Direct: 8
Maximum: 256 (via Daisy-chain)

Port Selection: OSD, Hotkey, Pushbutton


Console Ports:
2 x USB Type A Female (White)
1 x 6-pin Mini-DIN Female (Purple)
1 x 6-pin Mini-DIN Female (Green)
1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue)
KVM Ports: 8 x RJ-45 Female
Daisy Chain Ports:
1 x DB-25 Female (Black)
1 x DB-25 Male (Black)
Firmware Upgrade:1 x RJ-11 Female (Black)
Power: 1 x IEC 60320/C14


Port Selection: 8 x Pushbutton
Reset: 1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
Firmware Upgrade: 1 x Slide
Power: 1 x Rocker

Online: 8 (Green)
Selected: 8 (Orange)
Power: 1 (Blue)
Station ID: 1 x 2 Digit 7-segment (Orange)


Keyboard / Mouse: PS/2; USB

Scan Interval: 1–255 sec.

1600 x 1200 @ 60 Hz (40 m);
1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz (50 m)

Maximum Input Power Rating: 100–240V AC; 50/60 Hz; 1A

Power Consumption: 120V/5.8W; 230V/6W


Operating Temperature: 0 - 40°C
Storage Temperature: -20 - 60°C
Humidity: 0–80% RH, Non-condensing

Physical Properties
Housing: Metal
Weight: 2.73 kg ( 6.01 lb )
Dimensions: (L x W x H) 43.72 x 15.58 x 4.40 cm
(17.21 x 6.13 x 1.73 in.)


Package Contents

  • 1x KH1508A 8-port Cat 5 High-Density KVM Switch
  • 1x Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • 1x Power Cord
  • 1x Rack Mount Kit
  • 1x Foot Pad Set (4 pcs.)
  • 1x User Instructions

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