Gefen 2x1 displayport KVM Switcher


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The Gefen EXT-DPKVM-241 is a switch between two computers effortlessly using the Gefen 2x1 DisplayPort KVM Switcher, utilizing one display and one USB 2.0 port for keyboard and mouse. Switch audio, video and control signals for each computer. Access two computers from one workstation without having to use a network. Switch through the front panel "select" button, using the supplied IR remote control or via the RS232 port. The Gefen DisplayPort KVM Switcher is compatible with both Macintosh and PC keyboards, mice and displays.

How It Works
Connect a DisplayPort display and USB 2.0 keyboard/mouse to the Gefen DisplayPort KVM Switcher output. Connect DisplayPort, USB and audio ports on both computers to the Gefen DisplayPort KVM Switcher input using the supplied cables.

If the source and/or display is not DisplayPort compliant, a protocol-specific protocol adapter will be required in order to connect the source to the Switcher and/or the Switcher to the high-resolution display.

Gefen EXT-DPKVM-241 Backview 
Gefen EXT-DPKVM-241 Backview

Package Includes:

  • (1) DisplayPort KVM Switcher
  • (2) 6-foot DisplayPort cables
  • (2) 6-foot USB 2.0 cables
  • (2) 6-foot 3.5mm mini-stereo audio cables
  • (1) Universal Power Supply
  • (1) IR Remote Control
  • (1) User's Manual

Gefen EXT-DPKVM-241 Features:

  • Switches one High-Resolution Display between two DisplayPort-equipped computers with audio/video and USB keyboards
  • Compact connector for easier installations
  • Switches up to 2560 x 1600 maximum resolution
  • Supports RGB and YCbCr color spaces

Gefen EXT-DPKVM-241 Application Diagram
Gefen EXT-DPKVM-241 Application Diagram


Gefen EXT-DPKVM-241 Specifications:

Depth 4.23 in. (10.7 cm.)
Width 8.41 in. (21.4 cm.)
Height 1.57 in. (4 cm.)
Weight 6 lbs. (2.7  kgs.)
Input Connector (2) DisplayPort (from computers)
(2) USB 2.0 Type "B" (from computers)
(2) 3.5mm analog L/R audio (from computers)
Output Connector (1) DisplayPort (to display)
(2) USB 2.0 Type "A" (to keyboard mouse)
(1) 3.5mm analog L/R audio (to speakers and amplifier)
Color Spaces RGB and YCbCr
Maximum Resolution 2560x1600


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UPC 845344048413
EAN 0845344048413
Question: What standard/specification level of DisplayPort is the switch capable of supporting? Is it just hardware based pass through making it irrelevant?
Answer: Thank you for your patience. We just heard back from Gefen, the manufacturer. These DisplayPort switches are version 1.1 compliant.

Question: Hi, Why does Gefen EXT-DPKVM-241 has additional audio connector? isnt the Dport do it?
Answer: This switch has a total of 3 audio jacks. 2 for the input (1 per computer) and 1 for the output (for your sound). There is another jack next to the audio that looks very similar to an audio input. This is the Ext IR jack for the IR Remote Control.

Question: Does this switch fully support ALL DisplayPort 1.2 resolution/ refresh rate combinations: i.e., up to 2560 x 1600 @ 120Hz @ 30bpp?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This device supports a max resolution of 2560x1600, but it is not clear what refresh rates and color depth this switch supports. We have reached out to the manufacturer for clarification and will update this post and product specifications when we hear back.