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The IOGEAR GCE700 USB KVM Console Extender allows access to an USB computer system or USB KVM switch from a remote USB console (USB keyboard, monitor, and USB mouse), up to 500 feet away, via CAT5e cable.

The IOGEAR GCE700 USB KVM Console Extender is perfect for moving the console away from the computer or the KVM switch. Your console can be moved out of the server room to a location that may be more comfortable and quieter. IOGEAR GCE700 is also useful for security and monitoring purposes; you can place the unit in a secure area at the same time that you put the console in the most convenient location for user access and monitoring.

An IOGEAR GCE700 Console Extender is a cost effective solution because it uses inexpensive UTP (CAT5e) cabling to extend the distance, versus expensive and bulky coaxial cabling. IOGEAR GCE700 is easy to install and operate thanks to its Auto Signal Compensation (ASC) technology, which senses the distance and adjusts the signal levels accordingly so there is no need to do any DIP switch setting.

IOGEAR USB KVM Console Extender Function Diagram
IOGEAR USB KVM Console Extender Function Diagram

IOGEAR GCE700 Features:
  • Allows remote access up to 500 away via CAT5e cables
  • Auto Signal Compensation (ASC) helps make installation easy, with no need to configure DIP switches
  • Dual console operation - control your system from both local and remote USB keyboards, USB mice, and monitors
  • USB over-current detection and prevention
  • Easy to operate - push button selection between local and remote console
  • High video resolution - up to 1280 x 1024
  • Supports VGA, SVGA, and Multisync monitors
  • Local monitor supports DDC; DDC2; DDC2B
  • Hot pluggable
  • Plug-n-Play, no need for any software driver installation

IOGEAR USB Console Extender Requirements:

  • Consoles:
    • VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitor capable of the highest resolution that you will be using on any computer in the installation
    • USB keyboard
    • USB mouse
  • Computers:
    • VGA, SVGA or Multisync card
    • Available USB port
IOGEAR GCE700 Package Contents:
  • 1 GCE700 Local Unit
  • 1 GCE700 Remote Unit
  • 1 Custom USB KVM Cable
  • 2 Power Adapters
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Warranty/Registration Card

IOGEAR GCE700 USB KVM Console Extender Specifications:


Local Unit

Remote Unit

Height 1.28 in. (3.25 cm.) 1.28 in. (3.25 cm.)
Width 4.25 in. (10.80 cm.) 4.25 in. (10.80 cm.)
Depth 5 in. (12.7 cm.) 5 in. (12.7 cm.)
Weight 0.45 lb. (0.20 kg.) 0.45 lb. (0.20 kg.)
Case Plastic
Operating Temperature 5 to 40C
Storage Temperature -20 to -60C
Humidity 0 - 80%
Connections AC 9V
Consumption AC 9V 2.7W (maximum)
CPU Connectors  
Monitor HDB-15 male for the Local Unit
Keyboard & Mouse USB Type B for the Local Units
Console Connectors  
Keyboard USB Type A for both Remote and Local Units
Monitor HDB-15 female for both Remote and Local Units
Mouse USB Type A for both Remote and Local Units
Unit to Unit Connectors RJ45, 8P8C
Remote 1 Status, 1 On Line
Local 1 Local, 1 Remote
Cable Distance 500 ft. (150 m.) maximum
Video Resolution 1280 x 1024; (DDC; DDC2; DDC2B for local monitors)
Function Keys Local/Auto Selection Button on the Local Unit