ATEN KVM Solutions Achieve Solaris Ready Certification

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ATEN's ALTUSEN enterprise-class KVM solutions have achieved Solaris™ Ready Certification for the SPARC, x86 and AMD x64 architectures.

ATEN International, leading provider of connectivity solutions, today announced that its ALTUSEN enterprise-class KVM solutions have achieved Solaris™ Ready Certification for the SPARC, x86 and AMD x64 architectures. The Solaris Ready logo provides customers with a proof of certification for tested and proven Solaris solutions from third-party providers and ensures that KVM products interoperate seamlessly with the Solaris OS.

“Sun is pleased that ATEN continues to deliver world-class KVM solutions that support the Solaris OS for SPARC, x86 and x64 platforms,” said Juan Carlos Soto, Software CTO and vice president, Software Lifecycle Engineering, Sun. “The breadth and variety of ATEN's KVM solutions provide our joint customers with the ability to take advantage of the industry’s most robust performing operating environment on SPARC, Intel and AMD platforms.”

According to Kevin Chen, President of ATEN International., achieving the Solaris Ready certification included stringent compliance tests for its KVM solutions that measured system compatibility, interoperability and functionality.

“We take great pride in the fact that our enterprise-level KVM solutions not only offer multi-platform support but also provide great value,” said Chen. “With our solutions now certified on SPARC, x86 and x64 platforms, Sun customers can benefit from improved productivity, higher system availability and increased interoperability.”

Solaris Ready Certified ALTUSEN KVM Solutions

The following three KVM solutions have been tested and are now certified within the Solaris Ready program: Matrix KVM, CS1758 and CS1754.

The Matrix is a cost-effective and powerful Cat-5 based KVM switch that allows four users to directly access and control up to 32 computers simultaneously and independently. The system provides the capability to link 32 users and 2,096 computers through a combination of daisy chaining and cascading. The Matrix can even be further expanded to 4,096 computers through a dual, or split On-Screen Display, for extremely dense server environments.

The CS1758 and CS1754 are two KVM solutions that target SMBs and offer a growing company a 1x4 and 1x8 offering that can be used in a desktop format or rack-mounted into a server room environment. The two CS models also provide audio support as well as support for the USB Sun keyboard and mouse, and USB and PS/2-based computers with two distinct custom cables.

“Unlike the competition, we have taken support for Sun platforms to the next level by enabling the special keys – ‘Stop’, ‘Copy’, and ‘Paste’ – on the Sun keyboard to interface directly to computers connected to our CS1754 and CS 1758 KVM solutions. In addition to providing support for these keys that are directly used with a Sun keyboard, ATEN KVM solutions are also HotKey-compatible for use with standard keyboards,” added Chen. “We are proud to be a part of the Sun partnership and will continue to develop products that support Sun platforms in the future, while ensuring they meet the criteria of the Solaris Ready program.”

About the Solaris Ready Program

The Solaris Ready certification program serves as the gateway for interoperability with Sun's Solaris OS, and provides customers with a proof of certification for tested and approved Solaris solutions from third-party providers. Sun's Solaris OS is the foundation for Sun's x64, x86 and SPARC systems, offering consistent computing across entire network server environments. The Solaris Ready Certification process involves a thorough business analysis, rigorous testing evaluating the product's interoperability, platform support, Solaris platform compliance, ease-of-installation, driver compatibility and product documentation.

About ATEN

ATEN International Co., Ltd. is specialized in connectivity solutions in the information technology since its establishment in the year of 1979 and is today considered as the undoubted most important manufacturer of KVM Switches world-wide. This prominent position was reached by continuously high investments in research and development, which settle also in numerous patents and become apparent, for example, by the sophisticated ASICs, which are developed in the ATEN labs and manufactured by ATEN. They ensure for the fact that annually more than 50 new products come on the world markets. The product range today covers hundreds of connectivity products from the small USB hub up to the powerful KVM switches for managing more than thousands of computers. Among the customers of ATEN rank the large, world-wide acting companies likewise as midrange and small businesses as well as ambitious private users. For further information see http://www.aten.com.

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