Iogear 8-Port USB PS/2 Combo KVMP Switch

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About Iogear

The Iogear GCS1808 KVMP is a combo switch allowing access and control of up to 64 computers from a single console (keyboard, mouse and monitor). As many as 8 additional switches can be cascaded bringing the total number of connected computers to 64 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 GCS1808 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 GCS1808 includes one USB port located on the front panel for easy access for system upgrades and shared 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 GCS1808 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.

Iogear Features

  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, Sun Solaris and Linux
  • Supports both USB and PS/2
  • Computer selection via front panel LED's, intuitive OSD (on screen display) and hotkeys
  • Cascade up to 2 levels and control up to 128 computers from a single console
  • The switch is secure with a 2-level password protection for OSD
  • Supports resolutions up to 2048 x 1536
  • Front USB port for system upgrades and shared peripherals (fully compliant with USB 1.1)
  • 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

Iogear Specifications

Computer Connections: Direct
Daisy Chain or Cascading
64 (via Cascade)
Port Selection
Hotkeys, OSD, Button
1 x SPHD-18 Male (Yellow)
8 x SPHD-15 Female (Yellow)
1 x DC Jack
1 x USB 1.1 Type A Female
Reset Switch
1 x Semi-Recessed Push Button
F/W Upgrade
1 x Slide Switch
Keyboard / Mouse
Video Resolution
VGA 2048x1536, DDC2B
DC 5.3V
Scan Interval
1-255 sec
Operation Temperature
Storage Temperature
0-80% RH, Non-condensing
Housing: Case
System Requirements
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)
1 x USB port
Operating System:
Windows XP, Windows Vista (32-bit / 64-bit )
Windows 7
Apple Mac OS 9.0 and above
Sun Solaris 8.0 and above
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17 x 1.75 x 6.25" / 43.18 x 4.44 x 15.8 cm
5.58 lbs / 2.53 kg
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