Iogear 4-port DVI KVMP Switch



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The IOGEAR DVI KVMP Switch GCS1764 charts a revolutionary new direction in KVM switch functionality by providing an interface for today's digital monitors while integrating a 4-port USB KVM switch with USB peripheral sharing capabilities.
As a KVM switch, the unit allows the user to access four computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse, and monitor, and also share among the computers peripherals such as external hard drives, printers and scanners.
The GCS1764's independent (asynchronous) switching feature allows the KVM focus to be on one computer while the USB peripheral focus is on another. The user can switch from one computer to another without interrupting print jobs, downloads or other functions being handled by connected peripherlas. This eliminates the need to purchase a separate USB hub as well as the need to purchase separate stand-alone peripheral sharers - such as printer servers, modem splitters, etc.
The GCS1764 further improves on previous designs with DVI (Digital Video Interface) connectors, and the transfer of keyboard and mouse data to the computers via a fast, reliable USB connection. DVI supports both digital input (flat panel displays, data projectors, plasma displays, digital TVs and set-top boxes) and analog video input (traditional monitors and TVs).


  • Dual function KVMP/USB switch
  • One console controls 4 computers
  • Independent (asynchronous) switching of KVM and peripheral USB/audio ports
  • Fully compliant with the USB 1.1 specification - supports transfer rates of up to 12 Mbps
  • DVI digital and analog monitor support - fully compliant with the DVI specifications
  • Computer selection via front panel switches and hotkeys
  • LED display for easy status monitoring
  • Auto Scan Mode for monitoring all computers
  • Complete keyboard emulation for error free booting
  • Superior Video quality - 1600 x 1200; DDC2B
  • Easy installation
  • Hot pluggable - add or remove computers for maintenance without powering down the switch
  • Supports Windows and Mac host systems

Function Diagram

Iogear GCS1764

GCS1764 Requirements

  • Console:
  • A DVI monitor
  • A USB style mouse
  • A USB style keyboard
  • Microphone and speakers (optional)
  • Computer:
  • A DVI port (The quality of the display is affected by the quality of the DVI display card. For best results, we recommend you purchase a high quality product.
  • Type A USB port
  • Audio ports (optional)
  • Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
  • Mac OS 8.6 or greater
  • Linux, UNIX and other USB supported systems*
    *Additional drivers and support may be needed
  • Cables:
  • Only IOGEAR Custom cable sets specifically designed to work with this switch may be used to link to the computers. Four cable sets are provided with this package.
  • Audio
  • Requires 2-piece powered speaker system

GCS1764 Package Content

  • 1 x GCS1764 KVMP switch
  • 4 x 6' custom cables
  • 1 x Firmware upgrade cable
  • 1 x Power Adapter
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
Specifications: GCS1764
Operating Temperature 0 - 50 C
Port Selection Front Panel Switches; Hotkey
Storage Temperature -20 - 60 C
Scan Interval 1-99 secs (default: 5 secs)
Video Resolution Up to 1600 x 1200; DDC2B
Humidity 0-80% RH
Power Adaptor 1 x DC 5V Jack
CPU Connectors  
Microphone 4 x Microphone jack
Monitor 4 x DVI-I ports (female)
Audio 4 x Stereo earphone jack
Keyboard & Mouse 4 x USB Type B sockets
Depth 10.25 in. (26.04 cm.)
Height 1.65 in. (4.19 cm.)
Width 2.93 in. (7.44 cm.)
Case Wt. 21.6 Lb
Package Wt. 6.7 Lb
Unit Wt. 2.2 Lbs. (0.99 kg.)
Case Metal
Console Connectors  
Keyboard 1 x USB Type A socket
Microphone 1 x Microphone jack
Monitor 1 x DVI-I (female) port
Audio 1 x Stereo earphone jack
Mouse 1 x USB Type A socket
On Line 4 x Orange
USB Peripherals 4 x Green
Selected 4 x Orange
Keyboard USB
Mouse USB
Computer Connections  
Direct 4
Package Dimensions  
Width 6.5
Depth 4
Length 13
Width 9
Height 13
Length 13.5
Case Qty. 3