ATEN Technology today announced its four-port USB Boundless KM Switch (CS724KM) that the company says requires no user intervention to switch USB signals from computer to computer as users simply move the mouse from screen to screen. Users can control up to four computers with a single keyboard and mouse or daisy-chain two switches, enabling control of up to eight computers from a single console. Called Boundless Switching technology, the switch allows users to switch between multiple computers in multi-monitor extended desktops by simply moving the mouse cursor across any of the display borders in any direction to instantly select the target computer and take full control.
The Boundless Switching function supports extended desktops with up to eight monitors when two switches are daisy-chained, speeding up switching between computers. In addition to making multitasking across multiple displays more efficient, this function is useful in emergencies that necessitate the immediate monitoring and management of computers.
The four-port USB Boundless KM Switch also provides an intuitive GUI-based configuration utility that allows users to customize their mouse cursor movement paths according to the specific monitor layout at the desktop or workstation.
- Control up to four computers or daisy-chain two switches to enable control of up to eight computers with a single USB keyboard and mouse.
- Boundless Switching.
- Boundless Switching Configuration Utility – the GUI tool enables users to customize monitor layouts.
- Independently switch keyboard/ mouse, USB peripheral, and audio focus via hotkeys.
- Port selection between connected computers via front panel pushbutton, keyboard hotkey, mouse cursor, mouse wheel and RS232 commands.
- Supports RS232 serial commands and Windows operating systems.
- Bus-powered — no external power adapter required.
- No software required — monitor configuration software included.
ATEN’s four-port USB Boundless KM Switch is available for $576. You can see it here.