ATEN Technology, a division of ATEN International, has unveiled new eight- and 16-port IP KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switches with built-in IP remote access, designed and priced for the small and midsize business market. The new KH1508i and KH1516i CAT5 KVM products are hardware devices that allow users to control multiple computers from a single keyboard, video monitor or mouse.

The new switches, priced at $849.95 and $999.95, respectively, are compatible with PC, Mac, Sun and terminal-based systems. They feature remote access support, auto-scan for monitoring user-selected computers, password protection and advanced encryption technologies, and are hot-pluggable, meaning they can be installed or removed while systems are running.

"No longer is the IP KVM purely an option for large enterprise organizations with multiple locations," Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at ATEN Technology, said in a statement. "With remote management, SMBs can easily and affordably gain access to server racks and data centers from offsite locations via a Web browser -- eliminating unnecessary travel and associated costs."