Key Advantages of ATEN DisplayPort KVM Solutions

March 26th, 2020

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There are a number of reasons you might be looking to refresh your desktop KVM. Increased digitization and computing demands is a big driving factor of this, and KVM switch vendors are adopting new technologies in order to stay ahead of the curve with future-proof solutions. The latest KVM solutions have improved security, higher resolutions, faster data transfer speeds, lower latency and improved user experience. These advanced functionalities are also seeing desktop KVMs finding increasingly complex usage in a wide range of integrated desktop multimedia applications. So where do you even start?

The market leader in KVM switch solutions, ATEN, offers a wide range of DisplayPort desktop KVM solutions that provide both ergonomic style and advanced functionality, and are suitable for regular and commercial workstation applications across all fields. With ATEN DisplayPort KVM switches, you can switch seamlessly between up to four computers and share USB peripherals and multi-channel audio functionality from a single-, dual- or triple-display console.

Key Advantages of ATEN DisplayPort KVM Solutions

The highest resolutions available for the most stunning visuals

In tune with increasing demands for high performance digital displays for desktop applications, ATEN DisplayPort desktop KVM solutions offer stunning video quality in resolutions starting at 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz and  going  all  the  way  through  to  our  advanced  high-performance  digital display models supporting the ultimate in clarity and detail with resolutions up to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz) and 4K DCI (4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz). ATEN DisplayPort desktop KVM solutions allow you to keep pace with the boom in ultra-high-definition video content across all sectors and take full advantage of the benefits of visual excellence in terms of both work efficiency and viewing pleasure.

Innovative functionalities for optimal future-proofing

The latest workstations require more displays and more convenience but less cabling and less  hassle,  so  ATEN were  first-to-market  with  a  desktop  KVM  solution that features a built-in DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport (MST)  hub.  Models  with  MST  enable  users  to  adopt  two  console  displays  from  a  single  DisplayPort  1.2  video  source,  providing  an  extended desktop mode and splitter mode at resolutions up to 4K for  multitasking  across  two  displays  while  reducing  bulky  cable  connections.  Get  tomorrow’s  convenience  today  with  one  of  ATEN’s future-ready desktop KVM switches.

Complete range of workstation display configurations for any application

Different  users  require  different  workstation  display  configurations for different desktop tasks, and so ATEN’s DisplayPort desktop KVM switch range has been explicitly designed to provide a wide  range  of  display  options  for  all  kinds  of  scenarios,  including  dual- and triple-display models that support simultaneous control of one  computer  on  one  display  while  viewing  another  source  on  the  other display(s).

Integrated USB hub for peripheral versatility and extreme transmission speeds

As  advanced  desktop  KVM  applications  become  increasingly  specialized,  it’s  not  just  keyboard,  video  and  mouse  control  that  you  need  at  your  fingertips.  This  is  why  all  ATEN  desktop  KVMP  models  feature  a  built-in  USB  hub  that  provides  full  sharing  functionality,  allowing  your  USB  peripherals  to  connect  to  the  switch  and  be  shared  by  all  the  computers  on  the  installation.  Selected desktop KVM models feature SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 built-in hubs that provide up to 5 Gbps data transfer rates. From joysticks  and  flash  drives  to  tablets  and  integrated  network  storage,  ATEN’s  desktop  KVMP  solutions  have  complete  USB  peripheral  connectivity  and  uninterrupted  data  transmission  as  standard.

Ergonomic style, full functionality for a matchless user experience

The  sleek  and  stylish  look  of  ATEN’s  DisplayPort  desktop  KVM  switches  allows  them  to  merge  into  any  user-focused  multimedia  workstation  environment  while  providing  a  host  of  intuitive  control  features  and  advanced  functionalities  to  help  you  achieve  your  full  potential.  They  are  comfortable  to  operate,  help  you  to  clear  your  workspace  of  distracting  desktop  clutter,  and  improve  your  workflow  stream  by  allowing  you  to  focus  on  expanding  productivity  and  maximizing creativity.

Check out some of case study examples below to get an idea for the different types of solutions ATEN can offer. 

Case Example #1 - Multimedia Editing & Design Studio Solution

A multimedia editing and design studio was looking to update its lab with a future-proof, scalable solution to provide high-performance digital display connectivity for the production of multimedia and graphic content. The lab features high-end, integrated hardware and software to augment the creation and editing of graphics, web pages, video and 3D. Production tools used by the designers include 4K-enabled PCs, industry standard software suites, and specialized peripherals, such as drawing tablets and integrated network data storage, so high speed data transfer was crucial. The studio also wanted the flexibility to implement dual 2K and dual 4K workstations. 


• Required easy switching among multiple source computers
• Required superior 4K video quality with resolutions up to 4K UHD and 4K DCI
• Need large bandwidth and extreme transmission speeds to deal with accessing and delivering huge files
• Easily connect the laptops of freelance designers and clients to gain full access to system resources


This ATEN DisplayPort KVMP solution allowed the production designers to effortlessly work in true 4K quality, switch among multiple content sources, multitask at their desktop consoles and gain super-speed access to peripheral devices, while also providing independent switching of the KVM and USB peripheral focus.

Case Example #2 - Multi-Display Desktop Solution for Investment Bank

One of the world’s biggest investment banks has several stock trading rooms for monitoring key economic indicators on a daily basis. These trading rooms were specifically constructed to incorporate video walls, network switches, and a large number of multiple-monitor KVM desktops where financial analysts could simultaneously monitor various trends and fluctuations in oil, gold and share prices on up to six screens for more efficiency. The KVM solution needed to be robust and reliable, to avoid down-time  and  financial  losses  caused  by  equipment  failure,  and  also  to  be  flexible  enough  to  support  both  triple-display  and  dual-unit, six-display setups controlled via single desktop connection.


• Multiple-monitor KVM desktops for efficiently monitoring economic trends
• Compatible with multiple platforms like Windows, Mac and Linux
• Supports UHD resolutions for monitoring
• Able to stream from GPUs from various vendors


ATEN triple display KVMP switches allowed the client to monitor different economic trends and conduct rapid financial transactions and analyses of large quantities of data across three screens, with an option for hexa-view (six-screen) setups by connecting two units, which saved tremendous amounts of resources in terms of time and money while also providing flexibility of system architecture and implementation.

Case Example #3 - Secure Desktop Solution for Military Offices

A  large  state-owned  office  building  that  housed  various  government  branches  was  looking  to  upgrade  a  section  of  its  IT  installation to consolidate multiple workstations of various security classification levels with one keyboard, video monitor and mouse. While the desktop functionalities required by the government office were similar to a regular desktop KVM switch, the  new  solution  needed  to  provide  both  hardware  and  software-based  security  features  built  into  the  units.  It  was  also  imperative that the solution provided true network separation between classified and non-classified and complied with the latest international protection protocols.


• Required channel isolation so data cannot be transferred between computers
• Provide hardware and software-based security features
• Compliant with PP3.0 (Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Switch) security requirements


The ATEN Secure Desktop KVM Switch solution provided military-class security with multi-layered protection on both the physical and digital levels to combat data leakage across internal ports as well as to external networks.

No matter what field you're in, there's a suitable KVM solution for you. Get in touch with our business experts to discuss what challenges your business is facing, and we can work together to find you the best solution. 

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