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User Manual
CS-88
A
2002-12-27

Summary of Contents

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    User Manual CS-88 2002-12-27...

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    Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause interference to radio communications.

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    Packing List The complete Master View CS-88A package consists of: 1 CS-88A KVM Switch 1 Power Adapter 1 Rack Mounting Kit 1 User Manual 1 Quick Start Guide Check to make sure that the unit was not damaged in shipping. If you encounter a problem, contact your dealer.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Limited Warranty ..........37 CS-88A User Manual...

  • Page 5: Overview

    Auto Scan feature also permits automatic scanning and monitoring of the activities of all computers running on the installation one by one. There is no better way to save time and money than with a Master View CS-88A installation. By allowing a single console to manage all the attached computers, a Master View CS-88A installation: (1) eliminates the expense of having to purchase a separate keyboard, monitor, and mouse for each computer;...

  • Page 6: Features

    Rack Mountable in 19" (1U) System Rack Patented ASIC Design for Enhanced Functionality and Compatibility 1. PS/2 compatible mouse support is for three button (wheel) mice. 2. The Logitech Mouse Ware program’s Change Device procedure does not work on Microsoft NT systems. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 7: Hardware Requirements, Console, Computer

    A 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2 Style) keyboard port with +5V DC on pin 4 and Ground on pin 3, or a 5-pin DIN (AT Style) keyboard port with +5V DC on pin 5 and ground on pin 4.* * See the note under Cables in the next section. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 8: Cables

    Connecting Switch to Computer Cascading Master Views Note: 1. The CS-88A does not support serial mice. You cannot use Serial-to-PS/2 adapters with the cables. Attempts to do so will not work. 2. If your computer uses an AT style keyboard socket you will need to purchase a PS/2-to-AT keyboard adapter (Part No.

  • Page 9: Introduction, Front View

    If the switch is kept in for longer than three seconds, a cold reset takes place. 4. Power LED Lights to indicate that the unit is receiving power. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 10: Rear View

    If this is a daisy chained unit, the cables that link back to a port on a higher Master View unit plug in here. 3. CPU Port Section The cables that link to the computers plug in here. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 11: Installation, Before You Begin, Single Station Installation

    1. Plug your keyboard, mouse, and monitor into the unit’s Console Ports. 2. Use KVM cable sets (as described in the Cables section on p. 4), to connect any available CS-88A CPU Port to the Keyboard, Video and Mouse ports of the computer you are installing.

  • Page 12: Two Stage Installation

    Two Stage Installation To control even more computers, up to eight additional Master View CS-88A units can be cascaded from the CPU ports of the First Stage unit. The cascaded Master Views that connect back to the First Stage unit are considered Second Stage units.

  • Page 13: Three Stage Installation

    3. Use KVM cable sets (described in the Cables section, p. 4), to connect any available CPU port on the Third Stage unit to the Keyboard, Video, and Mouse ports of the computers you are installing, as shown in the diagram on page 10. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

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    After all the Second Stage units are on, the First Stage unit must be powered on. Only after all the Master Views have been powered on in this sequence, can the computers be powered on. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 15: Operation, Hot Plugging

    Operation Hot Plugging The Master View CS-88A supports hot plugging. Components can be removed and added back into the installation by unplugging and replugging their cables from their respective ports without the need to shut the switch down. For hot...

  • Page 16: Powering Off And Restarting

    3. After all the Master View’s are up, power On the computers, starting with the ones attached to the lowest stations in the chain and working back to the station you originally shut down. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 17: Port Id Numbering

    A Port ID of 2 4 1 refers to a computer that is connected to CPU Port 1 of a Third Stage unit, that links back to CPU Port 4 of a Second Stage unit, which, in turn, links back to CPU Port 2 of the First Stage unit. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 18: Port Selection

    Port Selection The Master View CS-88A provides three methods to obtain instant access to any computer in your installation: Manual, Hotkey, and OSD. M Manual Simply press the appropriate Port Selection Switch on the Master View’s front panel. After you press the switch, the Selected LED lights to indicate that the port has the KVM focus.

  • Page 19: Hotkeys, Hotkey Port Control

    Hotkeys Hotkey Port Control Hotkey Port Control allows you to provide KVM focus to a particular computer directly from the keyboard. The Master View CS-88A provides the following Hotkey Port Control features: Selecting the Active Port Auto Scanning Skip Mode M Invoking Hotkey Mode 1.

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    Port 4 of a Second Stage unit, which, in turn, links back to CPU Port 6 of the First Stage unit key in 648 for the Port ID, as follows: [Numlock] + [*] 6 4 8 [Enter] CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

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    The letter T, and the numbers display on the Command Line as you key them in. If you make a mistake, use [Backspace] to erase the wrong number. 3. Press [Enter] After you press [Enter], you automatically exit Hotkey Mode, and are ready to start Auto Scanning. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

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    Resume scanning, you start from where you left off. If, on the other hand, you Exited and restarted, Scanning would start over from the very first computer on the installation. After pausing, to resume Auto Scanning, press any key. Scanning continues from where it left off. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

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    Note: While Skip Mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard and mouse functions are suspended - only Skip Mode compliant keystrokes can be input. You must exit Skip Mode in order to regain normal control of the console. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 24: Hotkey Beeper Control, Hotkey Summary Table

    Auto Scanning. Invokes Skip Mode andSkips from the current port to the first accessible port previous to it. Invokes Skip Mode andSkips from the current port to the next accessible port. Toggles the Beeper On or Off. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 25: Osd Operation, Osd Overview

    3. Only the ports that have been set accessible by the Administrator for the currently logged in User are visible (see Set Accessible Ports, p. 29, for details). CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27 F7:SCAN F8:LOUT NAME ATEN INTL.

  • Page 26: Osd Navigation, Osd Main Screen Headings

    The computers that are powered on and are On Line have a Sun symbol in this column to indicate so. NAME If a port has been given a name (see Edit Port Names, p. 28), its name appears in this column. Explanation CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 27: Osd Functions

    User has View rights to (see Set Accessible Ports, p. 29), that match the Name or Port ID pattern, regardless of the current List settings (see p. 24). To return to the OSD Main Menu without making a choice, press [Esc]. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

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    2. After you make your choice and press [Enter], you return to the OSD Main Screen with the newly formulated List displayed. Meaning CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

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    Always On - which displays the Port ID at all times. If you select User Defined, key in the number of seconds, then press [Enter]. The default is 3 Seconds. (Table continues on next page) CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27 Function...

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    If there is no input from the console for the amount of time set BLANKER with this function, the screen is blanked. Key in a value from 1 - 30 minutes, then press [Enter]. A setting of 0 disables this function. The default is 0. Function CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

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    To set the timeout value, key in a number from 1 - 180 minutes, then press [Enter]. If the number is 0 [zero], this function is disabled. Default is 0. (Table continues on next page) CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27 Function...

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    Port is changed; when activating the Auto Scan function (see p. 30); or an invalid entry is made on an OSD menu. The default is Y. (Table continues on next page) Function CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

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    [Esc]. The default is F for all users on all Ports. Note: A blank setting means that no access rights are granted. The Port will not show up on the User’s LIST on the Main Screen. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27 Function...

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    2. If you reenter the OSD after logging out, and immediately use [Esc] to deactivate the OSD without having selected a port from the OSD menu, a Null Port message displays on the screen. The OSD Hotkey will bring up the Main OSD Screen. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 35: Appendix, Computer Connection Table

    106 - 113 239 - 246 113 - 120 246 - 253 120 - 127 253 - 260 127 - 134 260 - 267 CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27 Computers Computers 267 - 274 400 - 407 274 - 281 407 - 414...

  • Page 36: Stacking And Rack Mounting

    Stacking and Rack Mounting M Stacking CS-88A devices can be stacked one on top of the other using the stacking brackets that come already attached to the unit. Note that there is a top and bottom half to each bracket. The top half has a convex surface;...

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    2. Next screw the mounting brackets into the sides of the unit, as shown in the diagram below: 3. Slide the unit into the rack and secure it to the rack. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 38: Clear Login Information

    USERNAME AND PASSWORD INFORMATION HAS BEEN CLEARED. PLEASE POWER OFF THE SWITCH, REMOVE THE JUMPER, CLOSE THE CASE, THEN RESTART. After you start back up, the OSD login function acts exactly the way it did the first time the switch was run. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 39: Troubleshooting

    Mouse is not Improper mouse reset. 1. Reset the mouse (and keyboard) by responding. 2. Unplug the mouse connector from the CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27 Action connect to a computer that is powered ON. properly connected. simultaneously pressing Buttons 1 and 2 on the First Stage unit for 3 seconds.

  • Page 40: Specifications

    Operating Temperature 0 - 50 Storage Temperature -20 - 60 Humidity 0 - 80% RH; Noncondensing Housing Metal Weight 2850 g Dimensions (L x W x H) 433 x 150 x 44.5 mm (19" 1U) Specification CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27...

  • Page 41: Osd Factory Default Settings, Limited Warranty

    The direct vendor also reserves the right to revise or update the device or documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity of such revisions, or update. For further inquires please contact your direct vendor. CS-88A User Manual 2002-12-27 Default...

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