Iogear 8-Port Video Splitter



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The Video Splitter is a signal booster and splitter that is used to take video input from a single source and direct it to eight video outputs for monitors using analog signals. The signal boost obtained by using the GVS98 allows you to not only split the signal but to extend the distance so that you can send the signal to about 215 feet away. This is no small feat, your average VGA card, over a standard VGA cable, sends a clear VGA signal approximately 25 feet. Dividing this between other displays reduces the video quality. This is why IOGEAR's video splitters are the best choice for allowing you to carry and split the video signal to more that one display with the same quality as the original signal.
Bandwidth is the term that is used to describe the signal capacity of these units. In general, bandwidth is directly proportional to the amount of data transmitted per unit of time. Specifically, in analog signals, bandwidth is the difference between the highest-frequency and the lowest frequency components of a givin signal. For example a voice telephone signal has a bandwidth of 3000 Hz (or 3000 cycles per second), where an analog TV signal has a bandwidth of approximately 6MHz (or 6 million cycles per second) which is approximately 2000 times greater than a simple voice phone call. These units have a bandwidth of 200MHz (which is 150 million cycles per second) and that is 25 times greater than a simple TV signal. The high bandwidth allows for the transmission of large amounts of information at a very high rate of speed, thus allowing for the use of high resolution settings upwards of 1792 x 1344 in 24 or 32 bit true color mode at a refresh rate of 60Hz.


  • Ultra High 200 MHz Bandwidth
  • Superior video quality; maintains highest signal strength in all applications up to 1792 x 1344.
  • Amplifies video signals, increasing transmission distance up to 215 feet
  • Supports up to 8 VGA monitors
  • Daisy chainable, allows you to expand your video splitter set up beyond 8 displays
  • Hassle free, no software to install, instant installation and use.
  • Hot plug capability, hot swappable, Plug-N-Play
  • Compact design for easy placement
  • All metal housing
  • Supports DDC, DDC2, DDC2B at Port 1.

Function Diagram
Iogear GVS98 Diagram

 GVS98 Requirements:

  • Macintosh Users - All MACs With Analog VGA Support
  • PC Users - All PCs With Analog VGA Support
  • VGA, SVGA, Multisynce Compatible
  • Supports DDC, DDC2, DDC2B at Port 1

 GVS98 Package Content:

  • 1 IOGEAR Video Splitter (GVS98)
  • 1 DC 9V Power Adapter
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Registration / Warranty Card



Power Adapter Part #


Cable Distance

215 ft. (65.53 m.)

Daisy Chain

Dependance on Signal Strength

Operating Temperature

5 - 40C (Celsius)

Storage Temperature

-20 - 60C (Celsius)

Video Resolution

1792 x 1344 @ 60 Hz

Operating System Support

Computers with Analog VGA Display Support

Power Consumption

DC 9V 0.82 W (Max)

Video Performance

Supports DDC, DDC2, DDC2B at Port 1

Power Adaptor

DC 9V, 600mA (120 V input)

VGA Bandwidth (-3db)

200 MHz

Signal Type

VGA, SVGA, and Multisync monitors

Connectors (Input)

15 pin HDB Male

Connectors (Output)

8 x 15 pin HDB Female


0 - 80% RH (Non Condensing)




7.75 in. (19.69 cm.)


1.5 in. (3.81 cm.)


3.0 in. (7.62 cm.)



Package Wt.

1.74 lbs (.78 Kg.)

Unit Wt.

.99 lbs. (.45 Kg.)

Case Wt.

53.5 lbs. (24.08 kg.)







Power On


Package Dimensions



9.5 in. (24.1 cm.)


2.5 in. (6.35 cm.)


6.5 in. (16.5 cm.)




20 in. (50.8 cm.)


13.75 in. (34.93 cm.)


13.5 in. (34.29 cm.)

Case Qty.