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Doc #: 319
 
Title:

What is the difference between DVI-A, DVI-D and DVI-I?

 
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1. What is the difference between DVI-A, DVI-D and DVI-I?

DVI-A – The “A” stands for analog, which it supports analog DVI signal
DVI-D – The “D” stands for digital, which it supports digital DVI signal
DVI-I – The “I” stands for integrated, which it supports both analog and digital DVI signals

2. If you have a DVI monitor with both DVI and VGA computers and you would like to connect them through our GCS1762/GCS1764, what should you do and what do you need to know?

a. Please make sure that both monitor and monitor cable are DVI-I supported
b. A VGA Male to Male cable for each of your VGA computer is required*
c. A VGA Female to DVI-A Male Adapter for each of your VGA computer is required**

*VGA Male to Male Cable (G2LVGA006) is available and sold separately at www.iogear.com.
**VGA Female to DVI-A Male Adapter (GDVIMVGAF) is available and sold separately at www.iogear.com.

If you meet all the requirements above, then you can follow the below instructions to setup your KVM.

Please make sure all devices are turned off before you start.

For the DVI computers:
Simply follow the instruction of the Installation Section.

For the VGA computers:
1. Connect each of your VGA video output with a VGA Male to Male cable.
2. Connect the other side of the VGA cable to the VGA connection on the DVI-A Male to VGA Female Adapter.
3. Connect the DVI-A connection to the CPU DVI port of the KVM.
4. Then used the provided DVI-D KVM cable for USB, audio and mic. connection ONLY.

For the Console DVI Port
Connect the DVI-I cable from the Console DVI port to the monitor.

last updated on 10/08/2009