KVM Switch lets laptop users control another computer.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for laptop users who need to connect to another computer, Laptop USB KVM Switch offers plug-and-play functionality for control as well as seamless file transfer without need for manual software installation. It adjusts resolution of remote desktop window to match local computer monitor, and desktop scaling lets user toggle remote desktop window between full screen and window view. Switch also offers access to USB 2.0 peripherals.

Original Press Release:

PC Control and File Transfer Made Easy: New Laptop USB KVM With Dual PC Control, File Transfer, and USB 2.0 Peripheral Access Unveiled by ATEN Technology

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 29 -- ATEN Technology, Inc., an innovative provider of high-quality KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) and remote connectivity products that centrally manage servers, network devices and IT infrastructure, today announced the launch of its Laptop USB KVM Switch. This breakthrough product is a compact, cable-like device that offers direct control of two computers, plus quick and efficient file transfer.

The Laptop USB KVM offers KVM functionality that is perfect for laptop users who need to connect to two computers. Users can simply plug in and take instant control of a second computer. Key features include seamless file transfer between two computers, plug-and-play functionality, and access to USB 2.0 peripherals such as external storage drives. The device also adjusts the resolution of the remote desktop window to match the local computer monitor.

"This Laptop USB KVM brings ATEN's enterprise power to small office/home office workers who typically require access to both a personal and business PC," said John G. Owen, director of sales, ATEN Technology, Inc. "From the field force salesperson to the work-at-home parent to the IT administrator, the Laptop USB KVM can be utilized for a multitude of uses built on its file transfer capabilities -- without the overhead and expense of a network."

According to Owen, the Laptop USB KVM offers high-speed file transfer functionality and PC control. "Unlike pure software solutions, the Laptop USB KVM allows the transfer of large files directly between two computers without the need for manual software installation -- it is essentially plug-and-play."

The following are sample application scenarios in which ATEN's new CS661 - Laptop USB KVM would thrive. For an array of usage scenarios, visit http://aten-usa.com/s/CS661:

1. SOHO -- A freelancer working from home uses two notebook PCs, one for the home and another for writing assignments on the road. However, this entails continually synching article versions when she is back in the home office. With the Laptop USB KVM, she can synchronize both using a USB cable and transfer files as well.
2. SMB -- A product manager has both a desktop computer and laptop in his office. He uses the desktop for complex tasks and brings the laptop into staff meetings. Without a Laptop USB KVM, he would need to cope with the hassle of constantly switching between the two. By setting one PC as the primary control console, he can connect another one via a USB port and use one set of inputs to control both computers and easily transfer files between them.
3. Small Enterprise -- A network administrator responsible for managing his company's large server room must deal with a growing number of servers. He is often checking them locally in the server room to apply patches and updates to specific machines. Using the Laptop USB KVM, he can simply achieve these tasks connecting his laptop to the server to take direct control of any server without having to pre-install any software. The file transfer capability also allows software to be copied or installed onto the server.

Other Highlights of the Laptop USB KVM

-- Compact, cable-like design for easy storage and travel
-- Intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easy operation
-- Desktop scaling -- toggle the remote desktop window between full screen and window view. User can adjust the size/resolution of the remote desktop window by size or ratio
-- Operating Systems -- Windows 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, Vista

Pricing & Availability

Available today, the new Laptop USB KVM is affordably priced at $99.95 and can be purchased from Amazon.com, Buy.com, Dell, NewEgg.com, PC Connection, Provantage, SHI, TigerDirect and Zones, as well as in the channel through CDW and Insight, among others.

About ATEN Technology, Inc.

ATEN Technology, Inc. is an innovative provider of high-quality KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) and remote connectivity products that centrally manage servers, network devices and IT infrastructure. The company's local and remote server room and data center remote management solutions are widely used in SMB and enterprise-level environments. With more than 20 years of industry expertise and profitable growth, ATEN's product portfolio leverages a broad range of patents. Its leading-edge ASIC technology and VSE patents offer network administrators the most comprehensive features and functionality to manage growing multi-platform IT environments. The ASIC chip is one of the company's key differentiators, as it represents the innovation that drives the product line's capabilities, and ensures reliability and quality. ATEN has facilities in the United States, Taiwan, Belgium, Canada, Japan and China. The company's U.S. sales, marketing and warehouse operations are based in Irvine, California. For more information, contact ATEN at (888) 999-ATEN or 949-428-1111, or via the Web at www.aten-usa.com.

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