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IOGear 4 Port Dual Link DVI KVM Switch

GCS1784

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The IOGEAR GCS1784 is a 4-Port Dual Link DVI KVMP Switch with 7.1 Audio which marks a new step in KVM functionality by combining IOGEAR's Display Emulation Technology with the widescreen graphics resolution of today's 30+ inch monitors, supporting Dual Link DVI, 2560 x 1600 (higher than 1080p HD) and ultra-high resolution up to 3840 x 2400.

This advanced KVMP can increase efficiency and save equipment cost for applications where high resolution, large or widescreen monitors are required, such as:
- CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)
- Desktop Publishing / Graphic Design / Video Editing
- Medical / Surgical / Diagnostic Displays
- High-End Gaming, where high and ultra-high video resolution is demanded

The GCS1784 is equipped with IOGEAR's Display Emulation Technology* which remembers your monitor's ideal resolution and refresh rate (EDID), making it possible to boot all your computers simultaneously, switch back and forth between computers, and still maintain the ideal video settings of the monitor. It also features two USB 2.0 peripheral ports for asynchronously sharing USB devices between your computers. A powered USB hub may be attached to the peripheral ports for added functionality.

Completing the GCS1784 is its support for 7.1 surround sound systems, ideal for Blu-Ray Discs, High-End Gaming, and Video Editing. It offers an out-of-box solution including all cabling required for "Set-up and Go"!

*IOGEAR's Display Emulation Technology provides the EDID support for Windows 7

IOGEAR 4 Port Dual Link DVI KVMP Application Diagram
IOGEAR 4 Port Dual Link DVI KVMP Application Diagram

IOGEAR GCS1784 Features:

  • One console controls four computers
  • 2-port USB 2.0 peripheral hub [ backward compatible with USB 1.1
  • Share a7.1 audio surround sound system
  • Asynchronous hotkey switching between KVM focus, USB peripheral, and Audio ports
  • Switching "Beep", mutable via hotkeys
  • Complete keyboard and mouse emulation for error free booting and real-time switching
  • IOGEAR's Display Emulation Technology reads and remembers the monitor's parameters (EDID) so the user doesn't experience delays or change in video resolution when switching between or booting computers*
  • Supports MAC keyboards and special keys
  • Maximum video resolutions:
    DVI-D Dual link: 2560 x 1600
    DVI-D Single link: 1920 x 1200
    Supports Special monitors to 3840 x 2400
  • Full support for DDC, DDC2, and DDC2B monitors
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • DVI compatible, HDCPCompliant
  • Out-of-Box solution including all cabling

*IOGEAR's Display Emulation Technology provides the EDID support for Windows 7

Requirements:

Console:
DVI monitor
USB keyboard and mouse
Speakers and microphone

Computer:
DVI port - Single or Dual Link DVI video card***
Type "A" USB port
Audio ports
Windows XP
Windows Vista (32-bit / 64-bit)
Windows 7*
Mac OS X or greater
Sun Solaris
Linux, UNIX and other USB supported systems**

Optional equipment:
- Stereo, 5.1, or 7.1 sound card
- Appropriate speaker system
- Microphone

*IOGEAR's Display Emulation Technology provides the EDID support for Windows 7
**Additional drivers and support may be needed
**If you wish to connect a VGA output you will need to purchase a third party DVI-I video cable and VGA to DVI adapters. Ensure your LCD monitor will work with an Analog input.

Package Includes:

  • 1 x 4 Port USB 2.0 DVI KVMP Switch with 7.1 Surround Sound Audio
  • 4 x Custom Dual Link Cables
  • 4 x 7.1 Audio cables
  • 1 x USB-to-PS/2 Converter
  • 1 x Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • 1 x Power Adapter
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Registration form

IOGEAR GCS1784 Specifications:

Mechanical  
Height 2.25 in. (5.7 cm.)
Width 17 in. (43.2 cm.)
Depth 6.125 in. (15.6 cm.)
Weight 10.8 lbs. (4.89 kg.)
Computer Connections  
Direct 4
Port Selection Hotkey, Push Button
Console Connectors  
Mouse 1 x USB Type A Female
Keyboard 1 x USB Type A Female
Monitor 1 x Dual Link DVI-I Female
Flash ROM Upgrade 1 x 4-conductor 3.5mm Jack (Black)
Connectors-Audio (Console)  
Center/Subwoofer 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Orange)
Line In 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Blue)
Line Out 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green)
Microphone 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Pink)
Rear Speaker Out 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Black)
Side Speaker Out 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Grey)
CPU Connectors  
Keyboard & Mouse 4 x USB Type B Female
Monitor 4 x Dual Link DVI-I Female
Connectors-Audio (CPU)  
Center/Subwoofer 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Orange)
Line In 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Blue)
Line Out 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green)
Microphone 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Pink)
Rear Speaker Out 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Black)
Side Speaker Out 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Grey)
Peripheral Sharing 2 x USB 2.0 Type A Female
LEDs  
Selected 4 (Orange)
USB Peripherals 4 (Green)
Emulation  
Keyboard USB
Mouse USB
Video Resolution DVI-D: 2560 x 1600 @60Hz (Dual Link); 1920 x 1200 @60Hz (Single Link); 3840 x 2400 @13Hz (Single Link); DVI-A: 2048 x 1536; DDC2B
Scan Interval 1-99 sec (5 sec default)
Power  
Voltage DC 5.3V
Amps 2.4A
Environment  
Operation Temperature 0-50C
Storage Temperature -20-60C
Humidity 0-80%RH, Non-Condensing
Housing  
Case Metal
UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 881317006226
EAN 0881317006226
Question: Does this switch work with Windows 8?
Answer: Thank you for you inquiry. The comparable ATEN model, the CS1784A, is listed as compatible with Widows 8 by Aten*. It is likely this Iogear model is as well, but we could not guarantee it.

* ATEN widows 8 compatibility list: http://www.aten.com/data/quick_finder/win8_list/index_win8.html