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Iogear 8-Port Dual Link DVI KVMP Switch Kit (GCS1208KIT1)

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The 8-port USB DVI KVMP Switch Kit is a control unit that allows access and control of up to 8 DVI computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse.
  • MacMall Part #: 9581075 
  • Manufacturer Part #: GCS1208KIT1 
  • Platform: Universal 

The IOGEAR 8-port USB DVI KVMP Switch Kit is a control unit that allows access and control of up to 8 DVI computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse. It can be cascaded to three levels – allowing up to 73 GCS1208s to control up to 512 computers – all from the original single console. In addition, GCS1208 comes with IOGEAR's Video DynaSync technology to optimize the display resolution. IOGEAR's DynaSync technology reads and remembers the monitor's parameters (EDID) so there is no delay or change of video resolution when switching between, or booting computers.

Switching between computers can be easily accomplished either by manually pressing the front panel push buttons, entering hotkey combinations from the keyboard, or via on-screen display (OSD) system. A convenient auto-scan feature permits automatic scanning and monitoring of activities on all connected.

GCS1208KIT1 provides 2.1 stereo audio and microphone support, as well as multimedia keyboard support.

  • One USB console controls eight DVI or VGA computers
  • Supports both digital (DVI), analog (DVI) video and analog (VGA)
  • Superior video quality: 2560x1600 (Dual Link DVI), 1920x1200 (Single Link DVI), 2048x1536 (VGA); DDC2
  • Supports widescreen resolutions
  • Multiplatform support - Windows, Linux, Mac, Sun
  • Computer selection via front panel pushbuttons, hotkeys, and on-screen display (OSD)
  • Includes two USB 2.0 peripheral sharing ports
  • Independent switching of KVM and USB focus
  • Two-level (Administrator / User) password authorization for enhanced security protection
  • Cascadable to three levels – control up to 512 computers
  • IOGEAR's DynaSync technology reads and remembers the monitor's parameters (EDID) so there is no delay or change of video resolution when switching between, or booting computers
  • Audio enabled – Full bass response provides a rich experience for 2.1 channel surround sound systems
  • Complete keyboard emulation for error-free booting
  • Console mouse port emulation/bypass feature supports most mouse drivers and multifunction mice
  • Mac / Sun keyboard support and emulation
  • Auto Scan Mode for monitoring all computers
  • Broadcast mode - allows you to send commands from the console to all computers to perform operations simultaneously
  • Firmware upgradable
  • HDCP compatible
  • Console audio ports on front panel for easy access
Note: PC keyboard combinations emulate Mac / Sun keyboards; Does not emulate Mac / Sun keyboard to PC keyboard

  • Console
    • Display Option #1 – A display with both DVI and VGA connection
    • Display Option #2 - A display with DVI-I connection
    • Display Option #3 - One each of DVI and VGA displays
    • 1 set of USB keyboard and mouse
  • Computers
    • 1 DVI port
    • or 1 VGA port
    • 1 USB port
  • Operating Systems
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista (32-bit / 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit / 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit / 64-bit)
    • Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later
    • Sun Solaris
    • Linux
  • CPU Connectors
    • Monitor: 8 x DVI-I ports (female)
    • Microphone: 8 x Microphone jack
    • Audio: 8 x Stereo earphone jack
    • Keyboard & Mouse: 8 x USB Type B sockets
  • Console Connectors
    • Mouse: 1 x USB Type A socket
    • Keyboard: 1 x USB Type A socket
    • Monitor: 1 x VGA port (female) / 1 x DVI-I port (female)
    • Microphone: 2 x Microphone jack (1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel)
    • Audio: 2 x Stereo earphone jack (1 x front panel, 1 x rear panel)
  • LEDs
    • Selected: 8 x Orange
    • On Line: 8 x Orange
    • USB Peripherals: 8 x Green
    • Power On: 1 x Dark Green
  • Video Resolution: 2560x1600 (Dual Link DVI), 1920x1200 (Single Link DVI), 2048x1536 (VGA)
  • Scan Interval: 1-255 secs (Default: 5 secs)
  • Port Selection: Front Panel Buttons; OSD ; Hotkey
  • Emulation
    • Keyboard: USB
    • Mouse: USB
  • Computer Connections
    • Direct: 8
    • Daisy Chain or Cascading: Up to 512 (via Cascade)
  • Operating Temperature: 0 - 50 C
  • Storage Temperature: -20 - 60 C
  • Humidity: 0 - 80% RH
  • Peripheral Sharing: 2 x USB 2.0
  • Housing Case: Metal

Technical Specs

Device Type KVM / audio / USB switch - 8 ports - cascadable
Enclosure Type Desktop, rack-mountable
Subtype KVM
Ports 8 x KVM / audio / USB
KVM Local Users Qty 1 local user
Keyboard / Mouse Interface USB
Max Cascading Depth 3
Max Resolution 2048 x 1536
Features Firmware upgradable, HDCP compliant, Video DynaSync
Status Indicators Power, select, USB
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 8 x DVI-I (dual link) ¦ 8 x USB 2.0 - Type B ¦ 8 x microphone input - mini-jack ¦ 8 x audio output - mini-jack ¦ 1 x DVI-I (dual link) ¦ 2 x USB 2.0 - Type A ¦ 2 x microphone input - mini-jack ¦ 2 x audio output - mini-jack ¦ 2 x USB - Type A ¦ 1 x VGA - HD-15 ¦ 1 x RJ-45
Power Device External power adapter
Cables Included 8 x keyboard / mouse / video / audio / USB cable - 6 ft ¦ 1 x data cable
Mounting Kit Included
Rack Mounting Kit Included
Software / System Requirements
OS Required SunSoft Solaris, Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits)
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% (non-condensing)
Min Storage Temperature -4 °F
Max Storage Temperature 140 °F
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