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IOGEAR KVM switch allows controlling notebooks

updated 12:25 pm EDT, Mon August 25, 2008

IOGEAR intros KVM switch

Interface and network connection device maker IOGEAR on Monday introduced its USB Laptop KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) Switch, which allows users to control two computers, be they desktops or notebooks, or one of each, with one set of peripherals. IOGEAR claims their newest release is the first such product that will allow a notebook to control the whole of a second PC, including its display output. The KVM switch uses a USB 2.0 connection and includes IOGEAR's software that allows users to transfer files between the connected PCs.

An extra USB 2.0 port built into a hub on the KVM Switch allows USB devices such as portable hard drives and webcams, among others, to be shared between the connected PCs. IOGEAR ensured its product is compatible with notebook and desktop screens by including scaling software that modifies the desktop's resolution to match that of the portable.

The USB cable is 9 feet long, and system compatibility is restricted to Windows 2000, XP and Vista. The USB Laptop KVM Switch is already available and priced at nearly $130.








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