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Iogear 16-Port USB PS/2 Combo KVM Switch with Cables (GCS16KIT)

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This is a combo switch allowing access and control of up to 256 computers from a single console (keyboard, mouse, and monitor). Includes 8 x 2M USB and 1 x 2M PS/2 KVM Cables.
  • MacMall Part #: 7743958 
  • Manufacturer Part #: GCS16KIT 
  • UPC: 0758504900165 
  • Platform: Universal 

The GCS16KIT is a combo switch allowing access and control of 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 GCS16KIT features high density SPHD 15-pin instead of the usual 25-pin connectors thus allowing for a compact design and installation in a 1U system rack.

The GCS16KIT 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 GCS16KIT intercepts keyboard input directly, thus eliminating the need for any software configuration. 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
  • Increases office space, productivity, and provides as an energy cost savings solution
  • It contributes to a greener environment by reducing the amount of waste generated by multiple components
  • An easy/efficient way to organize and streamline a growing or expanding server operation


  • Multi platform OS support - Windows, Mac, Sun Solaris, and Linux
  • Easy to operate - computer selection via front panel LED's, intuitive OSD (on screen display), and hotkeys
  • Cascade up to 2 levels - control up to 256 computers from a single console
  • Security - 2 level password protection for OSD
  • Maximum video resolution: up to 2048 x 1536
  • Front USB Port - Fully compliant with USB 1.1 for system upgrades and shared peripherals
  • Rack mountable in a 19" (1U) system rack
  • Custom ASIC provides an auto-sensing function that recognizes the position of each station on the installation
  • Fully Supports DDC2B

Only systems connected with the USB KVM cables will be able to access the front USB port for system upgrades and shared peripherals

Function Diagram



  • 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 platform OS support - Windows, Mac, Sun Solaris, and Linux




Computer Connections
Daisy Chain or Cascading256 (via Cascade)
Port SelectionHotkeys, OSD, Button
Console1 x SPHD-18 Male (Yellow)
Computer/KVM16 x SPHD-15 Female (Yellow)
Power1 x DC Jack
USB1 x USB 1.1 Type A Female
Reset Switch1 x Semi-Recessed Push Button
F/W Upgrade1 x Slide Switch
Port Selection16 x Push Button
KeyboardPS/2, USB
MousePS/2, USB
Video ResolutionVGA 2048x1536, DDC2B
VoltageDC 5.3V
Scan Interval1-255 sec
Operation Temperature0~50C
Storage Temperature-20~60C
Humidity0~80% RH, Non-condensing

Technical Specs

Device Type KVM switch - 16 ports - cascadable
Enclosure Type Desktop - 1U
Subtype KVM
Ports 16 x KVM port(s)
KVM Local Users Qty 1 local user
Keyboard / Mouse Interface PS/2, USB
Max Cascading Depth 256
Max Resolution 2048 x 1536
Features Firmware upgradable
Status Indicators Port status
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 16 x KVM - HD-15 ¦ 1 x KVM - HD-15 ¦ USB - Type A
Power Device External power adapter
Cables Included 9 x keyboard / mouse / video cable - 6.6 ft ¦ 1 x keyboard / mouse / video cable ¦ 1 x data cable
Rack Mounting Kit Included
Compliant Standards RoHS
Software / System Requirements
OS Required SunSoft Solaris, Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions)
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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