KVM


 

KVM is an acronym for keyboard, video (monitor) and mouse, and is otherwise called a PC switch or electronic switch. However, this is different from the conventional data switch. The main function of KVM is to control, switch and manage many PCs via a single keyboard, monitor and mouse. According to the basic PC function design, as the PC is starting up, the operating system will automatically detect the signals of the keyboard and mouse. After confirmation of connectivity, the screen then enters the start up page. As a result, a single PC (CPU/Server) naturally complements the start up operations of the keyboard and mouse. If you need to control multiple PCs, then you need to purchase several sets of keyboard, mouse and monitor. However, this is not the most effective way of management as not only is it space-consuming, but also costly, and keeping a row of large CRT monitors may be problematic. Thus, the KVM was "born" under the demands of saving space, costs and increasing management efficiency. When purchasing a KVM, the choice is often made based on the number of PCs that you need to control and requirement of USB, PS/2, and VGA, or DVI interface. Low port number KVMs are convenient to use, without the installation of extra software, and can be easily managed using hot keys or switch keys. Some of these low port number KVMs do not need an external power supply. Due to environmental needs, multiple ports, high-level KVM switches are designed to 1U or 2U in size and can be installed on the server rack. These KVM switches can use the Internet to manage power supply and control the start up or shut down of PCs.

KVMP is an acronym for keyboard, video (monitor), mouse, and peripheral. A KVMP enables USB interface computer systems to utilize external USB devices/peripherals. These USB devices/peripherals are accessed and shared across the computer systems connected to the KVMP; this also allows you to connect a USB hub for multiple peripheral sharing.


IOGEAR KVM Products:

GCS922U

GCS922U

IOGEAR's GCS922U simplifies the method of sharing two computers using one DVI monitor, keyboard and mouse. It has video resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz giving users excellent, crisp images on the screen every time. It supports USB hot-plugging, making it easy to add or remove USB computers connected to the KVM.
GCS1104

GCS1104

The IOGEAR DVI KVMP Switch GCS1104 charts a revolutionary new direction in KVM switch functionality by providing an interface for today's digital monitors while integrating a 4-port USB KVM switch with USB 2.0 peripheral sharing capabilities. As a KVM switch, the unit allows the user to access four computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse, and monitor, and also share among the computers USB 2.0 peripherals such as external hard drives, printers and scanners.
GCS632U

GCS632U

Introducing the two port MiniView™ Micro USB PLUS KVM switch from IOGEAR – the simplest way to simultaneously run and share audio among two computers with a single USB keyboard, monitor and USB mouse. This self-powered KVM switch features the unique USB mouse and keyboard emulation to ensure smooth operation, as well as support for Plug-n-Play monitors and most wheel mice.

Our patented VSE Video Signal Enhancement® technology provides rich, 32-bit color at resolutions up to 2048 x 1536. Another big plus is the MiniView's capability to provide audio support, it allows you to share your multimedia speakers among the two connected computers. This switch also offers multi-platform support; it is compatible with Windows* and Mac computers as well as Sun Solaris workstations. IOGEAR delivered a huge breakthrough in KVM operation to Mac and Sun users by enabling functionality for the special keys on these systems. When using a PC keyboard, a special set of hot keys are designed to emulate the special keys on Mac and Sun machines. With 6' long KVM cables molded into the MiniView Micro USB PLUS, all you need to do is to plug it into your computers and you've got a complete KVM solution from IOGEAR.

GCS22U

GCS22U

The IOGEAR 2-Port USB Cable KVM allows users to share a VGA monitor, a USB mouse, and a USB keyboard between two computers. Users can switch between computers using the wired remote switch button that can be placed on your desk for convenience. It offers an out-of-box solution with no additional cables needed. It supports multiple operating systems including Windows, Sun, and Mac. It is entirely plug-n-play and requires no software to run. It is powered through the USB bus and thus does not require a power supply to run. This 2-port KVM also offers a cost effective solution to increase security by allowing users to switch between the Internet connected PC and an Intranet connected PC, a way to boost Internet security. It is the ideal KVM for those who want a competitively priced, entry level KVM that will allow them to multitask with two computers at their disposal.
GCS72U

GCS72U

The IOGEAR 2-Port USB Cable KVM allows users to share a VGA monitor, a USB mouse, a USB keyboard, a set of powered speakers and a mic between two computers. Users can switch between computers using a manual pushbutton switch located on a wired remote that can be placed on your desk for convenience.

The GCS72U offers an out-of-box solution with no additional cables, power supply, or software needed; it's simple plug & play. It supports multiple operating systems including Windows, Sun, and Mac. It is the ideal KVM for those who want a competitively priced, entry level KVM that will allow them to multitask with two computers at their convenience.

GCS24U

GCS24U

IOGEAR's new GCS24U 4-Port USB Cable KVM allows users to share a VGA monitor, a USB mouse, and a USB keyboard between four computers. Users can switch between computers using a manual switch located on a wired remote control that can be placed conveniently on your desk. It offers an out-of-box / entirely plug-in-play solution with no additional cables or software installation needed. It supports multiple operating systems including Windows, Sun, and Mac. It is also powered through the USB bus and thus does not require a power supply to run. It is the ideal KVM for those who want a competitively priced, entry level KVM that will allow them to multitask with four computers at their disposal.
GCS634U

GCS634U

Introducing the four port MiniView Micro USB KVM switch from IOGEAR the simplest way to simultaneously run and share audio speakers among four computers with a single USB keyboard, monitor and USB mouse. Designed to fit within the same footprint of a Mac mini enableing a convenience to neatly stack and display your set up.

This self-powered KVM switch features the USB mouse and keyboard emulation to ensure smooth operation, as well as support for Plug-n-Play monitors and scroll wheel mice. Our patented VSE Video Signal Enhancement technology provides rich, 32-bit color at resolutions up to 2048 x 1536...

GCS1734

GCS1734

IOGEAR's new MiniView™ Extreme Multimedia KVM and Peripheral Sharing Switch brings extra value to conventional KVM switches by offering USB peripheral sharing capabilities, audio and microphone support, and multi-platform support for Windows ®, Mac, and Sun systems using either USB and PS/2 (additional cables needed for PS/2, IOGEAR Part No. G2L5302P). You can save money and space by eliminating the need for multiple monitors, keyboards, mice, and peripheral devices such as printers, scanners, external hard drives, and more. Up to 127 different USB devices can be daisy chained from this KVMP switch. Sharing speakers and a microphone also offers extra value and convenience for the users.
GCS1774

GCS1774

IOGEAR's Miniview Symphony multi-function 4-Port KVM Switch represents the new wave in KVM technology. The Symphony allows you to control four computers using a single VGA monitor, USB keyboard and mouse. In addition, it has a built-in USB 2.0 hub, Ethernet 10/100 switch, and audio sharing capabilities. With its built-in USB 2.0 High Speed hub, slow transfer rates are a thing of the past. Fully compatible with USB 2.0 standards, this KVM allows you to share your USB peripherals and transfer data at up to 480 Mbps. In addition, the audio ports allow you to connect one set of speakers and microphone, and share them among your computers. To complement your KVM setup, IOGEAR's Symphony KVM sports a full-featured Ethernet 10/100 switch. This built-in Ethernet switch allows you to easily network and share internet with your computers. Among its many features, it supports auto-sensing, 10/100 Mbps speed, and is fully compliant with 802.3 networking standard.
GCS1744

GCS1744

The DualView GCS1744 USB KVMP Switch brings dual head video functionality to IOGEAR's USB KVM switch technology. Now four dual-display computers can be accessed and controlled from a single console that consists of a USB keyboard, USB mouse, and two VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitors. In addition, the GCS1744 allows the computers to share USB peripherals connected to the USB peripheral ports, such as printers, scanners, portable hard drives, etc. Recognizing the importance of sound, this switch is also audio enabled. A single microphone can provide audio input to each of the computers, and you can enjoy the audio output of each computer on a single set of speakers.
GCS1804

GCS1804

The GCS1804 is the latest addition to IOGEAR's market leading KVM product line. It is a 4-port KVMP switch with stereo audio ports and an integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub. Now, users can control up to four computers and share two additional USB peripherals from a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse console.
GCS62

GCS62

Introducing the two port MiniView™ Micro KVM switch from IOGEAR - a simple solution for those with more PCs than hands. Use one keyboard, one monitor and one mouse to control two PCs or Macintosh systems.* This self-powered KVM switch features mouse & keyboard emulation to ensure smooth operation, as well as support for Plug-n-Play monitors and most wheel mice. Our patented VSE Video Signal Enhancement® technology provides rich, 32-bit color at resolutions up to 1920 x 1440. With KVM cables (6' long) molded into the unit, all you need to do is to plug it into your computers, and you've got a complete KVM solution from IOGEAR. * Macintosh support requires IOGEAR's Mac Adapter.
GCS62HU

GCS62HU

IOGEAR's GCS62HU is a 2-Port HD cable KVM switch with audio and HDMI connections that charts revolutionary new ground in KVM functionality by combining advanced High Definition Video and USB 2.0 technology. It enables effortless control over 2 devices with HDMI video connections or computers using a single USB keyboard, USB mouse and monitor with HDMI connection or HDTV.
GCS932UB

GCS932UB

The GCS932UB 2-Port USB DVI Cable KVM Switch with Audio from IOGEAR represents a simple method for sharing one DVI monitor, mouse, keyboard, speaker set and microphone between two computers. The product supports 32 bit color at resolutions up to 1920 X 1200 @ 60 Hz and its mouse and keyboard emulation ensures uninterrupted operation when switching computers.
GCS1104

GCS1104

The IOGEAR DVI KVMP Switch GCS1104 charts a revolutionary new direction in KVM switch functionality by providing an interface for today's digital monitors while integrating a 4-port USB KVM switch with USB 2.0 peripheral sharing capabilities. As a KVM switch, the unit allows the user to access four computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse, and monitor, and also share among the computers USB 2.0 peripherals such as external hard drives, printers and scanners.
GCS1644

GCS1644

IOGEAR's GCS1644 4-Port Dual View DVI KVMP Switch marks a leap in KVM functionality by combining IOGEAR's DynaSync with the widescreen graphics resolution of today's 30+ inch monitors, supporting Dual View / Dual Link DVI, 2560 x 1600 (higher than 1080p HD). Four Dual-View / Dual-Link display computers can be accessed and controlled from a single console running dual-displays!

This unique KVMP can increase efficiency and save equipment cost for applications where high resolution, dual-display large or widescreen monitors are required:

  • CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)
  • Desktop Publishing / Graphic Design / Video Editing
  • Medical / Surgical / Diagnostic Displays
  • And High-End Gaming, where high and ultra-high video resolution is demanded.
GCS1204G

GCS1204G

IOGEAR is pushing the envelope again with the GCS1204G, a 4-port Dual-Link DVI KVMP Pro switch supporting high-end 3D graphics, compatibility with most gaming keyboards available and an integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub for peripheral sharing. Now, users can control up to four computers and share multiple USB peripherals from a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse console.
GCS1784

GCS1784

IOGEAR's GCS1784 4-Port Dual Link DVI KVMP Switch with 7.1 Audio marks a revolutionary step in KVM functionality by combining IOGEAR's Display Emulation Technology with the widescreen graphics resolution of today's 30+ inch monitors, supporting Dual Link DVI, 2560 x 1600 (higher than 1080p HD) and ultra-high resolution up to 3840 x 2400.

This advanced KVMP can increase efficiency and save equipment cost for applications where high resolution, large or widescreen monitors are required, such as:

  • CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)
  • Desktop Publishing / Graphic Design / Video Editing
  • Medical / Surgical / Diagnostic Displays
  • And High-End Gaming, where high and ultra-high video resolution is demanded.
GCS1102

GCS1102

The IOGEAR DVI KVMP Switch GCS1102 charts a revolutionary new direction in KVM switch functionality by providing an interface for today's digital monitors while integrating a 2-port USB KVM switch with USB 2.0 peripheral sharing capabilities. As a KVM switch, the unit allows the user to access two computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse, and monitor, and also share among the computers USB 2.0 peripherals such as external hard drives, printers and scanners.
GCS1732

GCS1732

IOGEAR's new MiniView™ Extreme Multimedia KVM and Peripheral Sharing Switch brings extra value to conventional KVM switches by offering USB peripheral sharing capabilities, audio and microphone support, and multi-platform support for Windows ®, Mac, and Sun systems using either USB and PS/2(additional cables needed for PS/2, IOGEAR Part No. G2L5302P). You can save money and space by eliminating the need for multiple monitors, keyboards, mice, and peripheral devices such as printers, scanners, external hard drives, and more. Up to 127 different USB devices can be daisy chained from this KVMP switch. Sharing speakers and a microphone also offers extra value and convenience for the users.
GCS1802

GCS1802

It features the patented asynchronous switching, which allows the user to independently switch applications between the connected computers. You can run an application on one computer while running another application on the other. Moreover, the integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub is available for each computer to share multiple peripherals connected directly to the hub or via daisy chaining external powered USB 2.0 hubs. Access to such peripherals is performed on a one-at-a-time basis. Additionally, IOGEAR's DynaSync* makes the switch intelligent to read and remember the monitor's optimal display parameters and refresh rate. Finally, the audio ports allow for connecting powered PC speakers for stereo sound and a single microphone for audio input/output to each computer.

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