The Aten CS-62B KVM switch is a control unit that we can use to connect with
two computers from single console (keyboard, video and mouse). The CS-62B has
two sets of cables and is easy to set up. It has a plastic body and is very
lightweight, so is easy to carry around anywhere. The main feature of the CS-62B
is that you can plug in the microphone and audio-out ports of your computer to
the KVM, letting you use the audio of one of them at a time.
The CS-62B setup is very easy because there is no software to configure. No
external power supply is necessary. The KVM can connect VGA and PS/2 keyboard
and mouse along with a microphone and a set of speakers. Cables to connect each
of these ports with the two computers also come attached.
While with the other devices, you need to press a switch on the KVM to switch
between two computers, but this device uses a hotkey combination from the
keyboard (Ctrl+Ctrl+Enter) for this. Two green LEDs on the face of the device
tell you which of the computers are currently being controlled by the KVM. The
CS-62B KVM switch has auto scanning, which switches between the two systems and
displays their output on the attached monitor at regular intervals of 5 secs. A
small disadvantage is that you cannot cascade this switch with another KVM
switch, to control more systems in a small server room or datacenter.
Bottom Line: Best suited for power users who use more than one system.