updated 10:15 am EST, Tue November 4, 2008
IOGEAR 4 port DVI KVM
IOGEAR has introduced its latest KVM, the GCS1784, featuring a four-port Dual Link DVI KVMP switch that supports 7.1 audio. The device is designed to support the high resolutions of large monitors, including 2560x1600 pixels and ultra-high resolution up to 3840x2400 pixels; it also offers "Display Emulation" technology that remembers each monitor's optimum resolution and refresh rate, enabling users to simultaneously boot all computers.
The company says that 7.1 channel audio can be distributed to surround sound systems for editing video, watching movies, or gaming. The switcher supports MAC keyboards and special keys, while allowing users to use hotkeys to switch between KVM focus, audio ports, or the two included USB peripheral connections.
The switcher requires a USB keyboard and mouse, Single or Dual Link DVI video card, and a free USB port on each computer. All of the required cabling is included with the package. The GCS1784 is available now, from resellers, with a suggested price of $800.