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Iogear 16 Port USB PS/2 Combo KVM Switch (GCS1716)

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The GCS1716 KVM is a combo switch allowing access and control up to 256 computers from a single console (keyboard, mouse, and monitor).
  • MacMall Part #: 7693421 
  • Manufacturer Part #: GCS1716 
  • UPC: 881317502858 
  • Platform: Universal 

The GCS1716 KVM is a combo switch allowing access and control up to 256 computers from a single console (keyboard, mouse, and monitor). As many as 16 additional switches can be cascaded bringing the total number of connected computers to 256 computers that can be controlled from a single keyboard-monitor-mouse console. A custom ASIC (patent pending) provides an auto-sensing function that recognizes the position of each station on the installation, eliminating the need to manually set the position with DIP switches. Additionally, the GCS1716 features high density SPHD 15-pin allowing for a compact design and convenient installation in a 1U space.

The GCS1716 includes one USB port located on the front panel for easy access and sharing of any USB peripherals. Setup is fast and easy; plugging cables into their appropriate ports is all that is needed. The switch supports both USB and PS/2 connections for the console and computers. The GCS1716 intercepts keyboard input directly, thus eliminating the need for any software confi guration. Switching between computers can be easily accomplished either by manually pressing the front panel push button port LEDs, entering hotkey combinations from the keyboard, or via a menu driven multilingual on-screen display (OSD) system. A convenient auto-scan feature permits automatic scanning and monitoring of activities on all connected.


– Eliminates the excessive expense of additional monitors, keyboards and mice
– Profi cient way to maximize space, increase productivity, and provide as an energy cost savings solution
– An easy / effi cient way to organize and streamline a growing or expanding server operation
– Control up to 16 switches with a single KVM and console
– Cascade up to 2 levels - control up to 256 computers from a
single console
– Simple front panel push button port identifi cation LEDs
– On-Screen Display (OSD) switching
– Rack mountable in a 19” (1U) system rack


– VGA, SVGA, or MultiSync Monitor
– A Keyboard and Mouse (USB or PS/2)

– VGA, SVGA, or MultiSync video graphics card with an HDB-15 port
– PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports (6-pin mini DIN) and at least 1 USB port
– Multi OS Platform Support: PC / Mac / Sun / Linux


Computer Connections
– Direct 16
– Daisy Chain or Cascading 256 (via Cascade)
– Port Selection Hotkeys, OSD, Button

– Console 1 x SPHD-18 Male (Yellow)
– Computer/KVM 16 x SPHD-15 Female (Yellow)
– Power 1 x DC Jack
– USB 1 x USB 1.1 Type A Female
– Reset Switch 1 x Semi-Recessed Push Button

– F/W Upgrade 1 x Slide Switch
– Port Selection 16 x Push Button

– Keyboard PS/2, USB
– Mouse PS/2, USB
– Video Resolution VGA 2048x1536, DDC2B

– Voltage DC 5.3V
– Amps 2.4A

Technical Specs

Device Type KVM / USB switch - 16 ports - cascadable
Enclosure Type Desktop - 1U
Subtype KVM
Ports 16 x KVM / USB
Max Resolution 2048 x 1536
Features Firmware upgradable
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces Keyboard / mouse / video / USB : 16 x 15 pin SPHD ¦ 1 x USB - Type A ¦ Keyboard / mouse / video / USB : 1 x 18 pin SPHD
Power Device External power adapter
Cables Included 2 x keyboard / mouse cable
Rack Mounting Kit Included
Compliant Standards DDC-2B, RoHS
Dimensions & Weight
Width 17 in
Depth 6.3 in
Height 1.7 in
Weight 5.95 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature 122 °F
Humidity Range Operating 0 - 80%
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