The IOGEAR MiniView GCS634U is a 4 port Micro USB KVM switch which can simultaneously run and share audio among four computers with a single USB keyboard, monitor and USB mouse. This 4 port USB switch features built-in KVM cables, audio support and the unique USB sniffing technology for USB mouse and keyboard emulation to ensure smooth operation, as well as support for Plug-n-Play monitors and most wheel mice. IOGEAR's patented Video Signal Enhancement (VSE) technology provides 32-bit color at resolutions up to 2048 x 1536.
The IOGEAR GCS634U switch also offers multi-platform support; its compatible with Windows and Mac computers as well as Sun Solaris workstations. This MiniView KVM switch enables the functionality for special keys on MAC and Sun systems. When using a PC keyboard, a special set of hot keys are designed to emulate the special keys on Mac and Sun machines.
The Miniview Micro USB KVM has two 6ft long KVM cables molded-in, all you need to do is to plug it into your computers and you've got a complete KVM solution. In addition, it has two other available ports to connect them to your computers for future expansion.
IOGEAR USB KVM Switch Function Diagram
IOGEAR MiniView USB Switch Features:
- Control up to 4 computers from a single video, USB keyboard and USB mouse
- Expandable & extendable: two 6' molded-in cables, two detachable cables
- Full support for Mac, PC & Sun systems
- Supports Mac & Sun special keys
- Connect speakers to enjoy audio from any connected system
- Select system by tapping Hot Keys on keyboard
- Instant, error-free boot-up
- 2048 x 1536 video resolution support
- Requires no software
- Requires no external power
IOGEAR GCS634U Package Includes:
- 1 MiniView Micro USB KVM Switch
- 2 Detachable KVM cables (6 feet)
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Quick Start Guide
- 1 Warranty Registration Card
- Console - 1 VGA display, 1 set of USB keyboard and mouse
- Computers - 1 x VGA port, 1 x USB port, 1 x 3.5mm port
- Operating Systems - Microsoft¨ Windows¨ XP (32-bit) SP3, Windows Vista¨ SP2, Windows¨ 7, Windows¨ 8.x; Mac OS 9 to 10.x; Sun Solaris; Linux
IOGEAR GCS634U Specifications:
|Height||1.25 in. (3.18 cm.)|
|Width||6.45 in. (16.38 cm.)|
|Depth||6.45 in. (16.38 cm.)|
|Weight||2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg.)|
|Cable Length||6 ft. (1.83 m.)|
|Keyboard & Mouse||2 x USB Type A|
|Audio||2 x stereo speaker|
|Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor||2 x DB15 for detached cables|
|Monitor||2 x HDB15 Male|
|Mouse||1 x USB Type A|
|Audio||1 x stereo speaker|
|Keyboard||1 x USB Type A|
|Monitor||1 x HDB15 Female|
|Requirements||Computers with a USB connection and VGA connection |
Microsoft¨ Windows¨ XP (32-bit) SP3, Windows Vista¨ SP2, Windows¨ 7, Windows¨ 8.x
Mac OS 9 to 10.x
Sun Solaris Linux and other USB supported systems*
Audio: Requires powered speakers systems
|*Additional drivers and support may be needed|
Answer: This switch is not designed to share peripherals and only has 2 USB ports for keyboard and mouse. In theory, you may be able to connect a hub such as https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/ext-usb-144n.html to one of the USB ports and use it that way. However, this product application has not been tested and we cannot guarantee the compatibility. We recommend using a switch such as https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/sw4-usb.html for this type of application.
Question: It says no external power required, but is there an optional external power adapter?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, no, this switch does not support an external power adapter.
Question: I have a Logitech wireless keyboard and mousethat use the "Unify" dongle. Is it possible to plug it in one of the USB port?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry.
Using wireless keyboards and mice is very hit or miss when it comes to KVMs. This is related to the very different way in which wireless peripherals communicate and a KVM's internal mouse/keyboard emulation. 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 this model: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/4sv120bnd1.html, to work best.
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: can i use it to connect 4 monitors to 1 cpu?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, no, this unit is designed for four computers to share one monitor. To share 4 monitors with one CPU, you would need something like this: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/vopex-c5va-4.html that splits the signal.
Question: Can you run a dual monitor setup with this KVM (using a Y-cable from the video output and plugging in two monitors)?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This type of configuration may work, but it is not supported and would not be a true dual-monitor setup. If it worked, it would merely mirror the video output on two screens.
For a true dual-monitor setup, one would need computers that had two separate video outputs and a dual-monitor KVM. A selection of dual monitor KVM switches can be found here: https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/dual-head-kvm-switch.html.
Question: Will this switch work with Windows 7 Pro?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. According to the manufacturer, this KVM switch does support Windows 7 operating systems.
Question: i have a pc with dvi video output, and mac mini with mini displayport - please tell me will it work connected through adapters: dvi ->vga (pc) & mini dp -> vga (mac) & connected to monitor via vga? If not, please tell me will it work without monitor connected at all?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, converting video signals can be tricky and is generally not supported - especially when dealing with digital to analog type conversions. If the signals can be converted to analog VGA before the KVM, and they work when plugged directly to a VGA monitor, it may possibly work; however, the conversion may wreak havoc with the KVMs EDID (Extended Display Information Data) emulation and/or otherwise degrade performance.
It may be possible to set it up as you describe, but we could not guarantee compatibility.
While this KVM may work with no video connections, any OSD menus or visual feedback would no longer be displayed. Again, we could not guarantee that it would function as desired.