Lightweight KVM console is tough enough for the road, too
- By Greg Crowe
- May 13, 2013
Saving space is what it’s all about in any agency’s network room. This is especially true when that network room is in a vehicle, such as the Department of Defense’s Domestic Mobile Integrated Geospatial-Intelligence System (DMIGS) In these environments, ruggedness is also important, as the network may need to be in use while the vehicle is in motion.
ATEN just announced a display unit that fits the bill in both areas. The CL3000N is a KVM (keyboard, monitor, mouse) switch that contains a keyboard, 19-inch LED-backlit LCD monitor and a touchpad, all within a 1U rack-mountable housing. It serves as a front-end console for compatible KVM switches (such as ATEN’s own CS1316 16-port switch), and even has some PS/2, SVGA and USB ports for a second terminal or to pass through to a KVM over IP switch.
What makes the CL3000N best suited for vehicular uses is its ruggedness. It was tested to comply with Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810G and certified under its Random Vibration Test (Method 514.6, Procedure I, Category 4 Common Carrier). This means that it can take the bumps a mobile network station might incur while in motion.
Find out more about the CL3000N and other networking solutions at ATEN’s website.
Greg Crowe is a former GCN staff writer who covered mobile technology.