FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEN today announced that its KVM switches with innovative Panel Array Mode™ technology can be utilized in a number of non-data center applications. ATEN's unique Panel Array Mode™ enables users to monitor multiple targets from a single screen. Each selected target's video output appears in a separate panel and users can easily select which panel to view in full screen by clicking on one of the images. Since its introduction, KVM switches have been typically utilized in data centers to monitor and control multiple computers or servers from a single keyboard, monitor and mouse.
ATEN's Panel Array Mode™ can be leveraged in a range of applications such as manufacturing, distribution and quality control as well as surveillance with the aid of a CCTV controller. By leveraging Panel Array Mode™ in surveillance installations, control of an entire facility can be centralized and up to 40 CCTV DVRs can be viewed simultaneously on one screen. In a typical surveillance installation for a multi-building facility, a CCTV controller is paired with only one control point for each building. A dedicated security team is needed to monitor and control each building at all times. With Panel Array Mode™ products from ATEN, manpower is significantly reduced by centralizing the entire facility via one KVM, such as the 24-port KN2124v CAT5 IP KVM switch.
One ATEN customer in the manufacturing and distribution industry is leveraging Panel Array Mode™ in a product testing environment. "Arrow Electronics selected ATEN KVM switches for new test rack solutions in select integration centers where customized computing solutions are developed for our OEM customers. The Panel Array Mode™ feature lets our technicians continually view the status of up to 16 test units simultaneously," said Brian Armstrong, vice president of OEM Computing Solutions for Arrow. Arrow is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. "With ATEN, we are now saving time on each test bench -- well exceeding our expectations -- thereby allowing more products to be configured and tested in less time."
ATEN offers a number of KVM switches with built-in Panel Array Mode™ including:
- CS1708i/CS1716i– eight- and 16-port IP USB/PS2 KVM switches
- KN2108/KN2116/KN4116 – eight- and 16-port CAT5 IP KVM switches
- KN2124v/KN4124v – 24-port CAT5 IP KVM switches with Virtual Media functionality
- KN2132/KN4132 – 32-port CAT5 IP KVM switches
- KN2140v/KN4140v – 40-port CAT5 IP KVM switches with Virtual Media functionality
"We are pleased to offer Panel Array Mode™ functionality in select KVMs," said James Hsieh, CEO of ATEN. "ATEN KVM switches with Panel Array Mode™ can be leveraged in all types of applications from data centers and server rooms to new applications such as manufacturing and surveillance installations. Our vision, with Panel Array Mode™ at the forefront, is to provide customers with a unique technology that will enable them to leverage our products in new ways such as monitoring security video feeds or production lines within a manufacturing plant."
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 www.aten-usa.com, www.aten-usa.com/blog, Twitter or Facebook.
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