Master View CS-14

Mini KVM Switch

Operation

Controlling the PCs in your Master View CS-14 installation from a single console could not be easier.  Two port selection methods that provide instant access to the PCs are available:

Manual Port Selection
Hot Key Port Selection

Manual Port Selection

With Manual Port Selection, you simply press the Port Selection button on the Master Views right panel to cycle among the computers (A→ B → D→ E → A, etc.). The Selected LED on the top panel lights to indicate which port is active.

Hot Key Port Selection

Hot Key navigation allows you to select the active PC directly from the keyboard, instead of having to manually select it by pressing the Port Selection button. The Master View CS-14 provides several Hot Key navigation features. These are:

Selecting the Active Port
Auto Scan Mode
Last/Next Mode

Note:

All Hot Key operations begin by pressing and releasing the Alt+Ctrl+Shift combination. The combination must all be on the same side:
LeftAlt+LeftCtrl+LeftShilt
RightAlt+RightCtrl+RightShift

Selecting the Active Port:

Each CPU port is assigned an alpha ID (CPU A, CPU B, CPU D, CPU E). A Port ID Number is associated with each letter (see table, below). You access the PC attached to a port by specifying the Port ID as part of the Hot Key combination as follows:

1. Press and release Alt+Ctrl+Shift
2. Key in the appropriate Port ID Number (1, 2, 3, or 4)
3. Press [Enter]

The Port ID numbers that correspond to the port letters are as follows:

Port Letter Port ID Number
A 1
B 2
D 3
E 4

Auto Scan Mode:

The Master View CS-14s Auto Scan feature automatically switches among the four PCs at regular intervals so that you can monitor their activity without having to take the trouble of switching yourself. To invoke Auto Scan Mode, key in the following Hot Key combination:

1. Press and release Alt+Ctrl+Shift
2. Press and release 0 (zero)
3. Press [Enter]

Once scanning begins, it continues until you press the [Spacebar] to exit Auto Scan Mode. The port that was currently active at the time scanning stopped remains active.

Note:

While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, none of the other keyboard keys will function. You must exit Auto Scan Mode by pressing the [Spacebar] in order to use the console for anything else.

Last / Next Mode:

The Last/Next feature enables you to quickly switch back and forth between computers in order to monitor them manually, instead of using Auto Scan Mode. This method lets you dwell on a particular port for as long or as little as you like - as opposed to Auto Scan Mode, which switches after a fixed interval. To invoke Last/Next Mode, key in the following Hot Key combination:

1. Press and release Alt+Ctrl+Shift
2. Press and release 9
3. Press [Enter]

Once Last/Next Mode is active pressing the left Shift key (LShift), switches to the previous computer (from the currently active one); pressing RShift switches to the next computer in the installation.

Note:

While Last/Next Mode is in effect, none of the other keyboard keys will function. You must exit Last/Next Mode by pressing the [Spacebar] in order to use the console for anything else.