IOGear 4-Port USB VGA Cable KVM Switch

GCS24U

$54.95
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The IOGEAR GCS24U is a 4-Port USB Cable KVM allows users to share a VGA monitor, a USB mouse, and a USB keyboard between four computers. Users can switch between computers using the wired remote switch button that can be placed on your desk for convenience. It offers an out-of-box solution with no additional cables needed. It supports multiple operating systems including Windows, Sun, and Mac. It is entirely plug-n-play and requires no software to run. It is also powered through the USB bus and thus does not require a power supply to run. It is the ideal KVM for those who want a competitively priced, entry level KVM that will allow them to multitask with two computers at their disposal.

IOGEAR 4 Port USB Cable KVM Application Diagram
IOGEAR 4 Port USB Cable KVM Application Diagram

IOGEAR GCS24U Features:

  • One USB keyboard, USB mouse, and VGA monitor control four computers
  • Max resolution: 2048 x 1536, DDC2B
  • Plug-n-Play monitor support
  • 4'long molded-in cables to simplify setup
  • Compact design features two attached KVM (USB and VGA) cables
  • Compatible withPC, MAC and SUN operating platforms
  • Supports Windows 2000 or higher, Mac OS 9.0 or higher, Sun Solaris 9 or higher
  • No software drivers required - simply connect thecables to the computers
  • Computer selection via 6 ft remotecontrollercable that can be placed on your desk for easy reach
  • Full Mac keyboard support
  • Supports programmable mice
  • No power adapter required

Requirements:

  • Computers with a USB and VGA (HDDB15) connections
  • Windows XP, Vista
  • Mac OS 8.6 or greater
  • Sun Solaris work station
  • Linux, UNIX and other USB supported systems*

*Additional drivers and support may be needed

Package Includes:

  • 1 x 4-Port USB Cable KVM
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Warranty Card

IOGEAR GCS22U Specifications:

Mechanical  
Height 7.88 in. (20 cm.)
Width 6.38 in. (16.2 cm.)
Depth 2.38 in. (6 cm.)
Weight 1.7 lbs. (0.77 kg.)
CPU Connectors  
Monitor 4 x HBD-15 Male
Keyboard & Mouse 4 x Type-A Male
Console Connectors  
Monitor 1 x HBD-15 Female
Keyboard 1 x Type-A Female
Mouse 1 x Type-A Female
Cable Length 4 ft.
Cable Type Bonded with KVM
Switches  
Port Selection Push Button
Video Resolution 2048x1536, DDC2B
Environment  
Operation Temperature 0C-50C
Storage Temperature -20C-60C
Humidity 0-80% RH, NC
POP Information  
10" Peg Hook 3
6" Peg Hook 2
UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 881317503305
EAN 0881317503305
Question: will this unit work with laptops only ? will it work with wireless keyboard mouse too ? I've tried several other kvm that do not work properly
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The GCS24U will work with any PC with a VGA video output including laptops or desktops as inputs. You would use a keyboard, monitor, mouse station for switching between the connected devices.

As far as wireless keyboards / mice go: Using wireless keyboards and mice is very hit or miss when it comes to KVMs. The reason that they do not work with a lot of KVM switches is that most KVMs use restrictive USB ports that only allow HID devices (human interface devices such as a keyboard and mouse). USB HID is usually not able to recognize a wireless transmitter as a keyboard / mouse input. We cannot guarantee a particular wireless setup will work with a particular KVM.

That being said, customers who attempt to use wireless keyboards and mice find Avocent switches, like the above SwitchView VGA KVM, to work best. Alternatively, we have heard of some success when using the USB hub connection (which this switch also has) as opposed to the USB console connectors. However, this typically results in some loss of functionality in regards to Hotkey switching and other keyboard supported functions.

Again, it is a hit or miss proposition and we cannot guarantee any switch will work. For best performance and compatibility, we always suggest wired keyboards and mice.

Question: Where are drivers for Linux to use this product (Iogear GCS24U)?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The GSC24U should be an out-of-box / plug-in-play solution with no additional cables or software installation needed. Iogear does not have product drivers or firmware available for the GCS24U.