IOGEAR 4 Port VGA USB KVMP Switch with 2.1 Audio



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The IOGEAR GCS1804 is a 4-port KVMP switch with stereo audio ports and an integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub. Now, users can control up to four computers and share two additional USB peripherals from a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse console.

It features the patented asynchronous switching, which allows the user to independently switch applications between the connected computers. You can run an application on one computer while running another application on the other. Moreover, the integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub is available for each computer to share multiple peripherals connected directly to the hub or via daisy chaining external powered USB 2.0 hubs. Access to such peripherals is performed on a one-at-a-time basis. Additionally, IOGEAR's Display Emulation Technology* makes the switch intelligent to read and remember the monitor's optimal display parameters and refresh rate. Finally, the audio ports allow for connecting powered PC speakers for stereo sound and a single microphone for audio input/output to each computer.

Switching between computers can be done in three convenient ways: 1) push button port selection loca ted on the unit's front panel, 2) an On Screen Display (OSD) selection panel, and 3) a "Hotkey" programmable combinations entered from the keyboard.

Setup is fast and easy; simply plug the cables into their appropriate ports. There is no software to configure or install. Also, the included USB to PS/2 converter permits flexible configurations for the keyboard and mouse.

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

IOGEAR 4 Port KVMP Application Diagram
IOGEAR 4 Port KVMP Application Diagram

IOGEAR GCS1804 Features:

  • 4-port KVMP switch w/ built-in 2-port High Speed USB 2.0 compliant hub
  • Dual interface - supports computers with PS/2 or USB keyboard and mouse configurations**
  • Audio enabled - full bass response provides 2.1 stereo sound
  • Console audio ports on front panel for easy access
  • Independent switching of KVM, USB, and Audio
  • Maximum VGA video resolution 2048 x 1536 - supports widescreen monitors
  • Three convenient computer switching methods - front panel push button, On Screen Display (OSD), or programmable Hotkeys
  • Display emulation technology - reads and remembers the display's optimal parameters
  • Console mouse port emulation bypass feature supports programmable mice
  • Complete keyboard emulation for error free booting
  • Sun/Mac keyboard support and emulation**
  • Auto Scan Mode for sequentially monitoring all computers
  • LED display for easy status monitoring
  • Complete solution - all cables included
  • Easy installation - no software required

    *IOGEAR's Display Emulation Technology provides the EDID support for Windows 7
    **PS/2 KVM Cables are available and sold seperately.
    *** PC keyboard combinations emulate Sun/Mac keyboards and Sun keyboards only work with Sun computers


Monitor with VGA capabilities
USB or PS/2 keyboard and mouse

VGA capable video out
USB or PS/2 connections
Windows XP
Windows Vista (32-bit / 64-bit)
Windows 7*
Mac OS X or greater
Sun Solaris
Linux, UNIX and other USB supported systems**

Computers with sound support
2.0 or 2.1 powered PC speakers

*IOGEAR's Display Emulation Technology provides the EDID support for Windows 7
**Additional drivers and support may be needed

Package Includes:

  • 1 x 4-port KVMP switch
  • 4 x Custom USB KVM cables (6ft)
  • 1 x USB-to-PS/2 converter
  • 1 x Firmware upgrade cable
  • 1 x Power adapter
  • 1 x Installation Guide
  • 1 x Warranty Card

IOGEAR GCS1804 Specifications:

Height 1.6 in. (4.1 cm.)
Width 7.9 in. (20.1 cm.)
Depth 2.9 in. (7.4 cm.)
Weight 5.2 lbs. (2.4 kg.)
CPU Connectors  
Mouse USB or PS/2
Keyboard USB or PS/2
Monitor VGA
Microphone Standard
Audio 2.1 sound
Peripherals USB 2.0
Console Connectors  
Mouse USB
Keyboard USB
Monitor VGA
Microphone Standard
Audio 2.1 Sound
Video Resolution 2048 x 1536 (DDC2B)
Voltage 5.3VDC
Computer Connections  
Direct 4
Cable Connections  
Input USB
Output USB
Port ID Orange
USB Peripherals Green
UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 881317009654
EAN 0881317009654