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IOGEAR Dual View GCS1742 2-Port USB KVM Switch with Dual Monitor Support and Stereo Earphone Connectors

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This Dual-Display USB KVMP-USB Switch by IOGEAR allows up to two Mac or PC monitors, and two peripherals to be controlled with one console. That's means ultimate control with one USB keyboard and mouse, and two VGA/SVGA/MultiSync monitors. IOGEAR's 2-port USB KVMP Switch provides powerful resolutions up to 2048 x 1536. It also utilizes status-monitoring LEDs, Push Button, Hot Keys, and Hot-Pluggable support to ensure easier function for all of your extended computer environments.

The IOGEAR 2-port KVMP USB is designed with multi-platform support, which allows you to control Windows- and Mac-based computers with a single KVM switch; however, support for Linux/UNIX/USB supported systems might require additional drivers. IOGEAR supports this advanced USB KVMP Switch with its outstanding 3-Year Warranty. Never go wrong; go IOGEAR.

Dual-Head Video Functionality
Connect two dual-display computers can be controlled via a single console. Now, get the most for your dual graphics/video/desktop display with one USB keyboard, USB mouse, and two VGA/SVGA/MultiSync monitors.
Expanded Platform Support
The IOGEAR 2-port USB KVMP is designed with multi-platform support, which allows you to control Windows- and Mac-based computers with a single KVM switch. Support for Linux/UNIX/USB supported systems might require additional drivers.
Ease of Multi-Tasking
It is truly an all-in-one ultimate device. It features independent switching of KVM, USB and audio, which allows the KVM to focus on one computer while the USB peripheral focus is on another device. This advanced capacity gives users USB hub- and peripheral-sharer function with one little device.
Multi-Computer Precision
Utilize IOGEAR's status-monitoring LEDs, Push Button, Hot Keys, and Hot-Pluggable support to ensure easier function for all of your extended computer environments.
Features Superior Video Resolution Digital/Analog
IOGEAR's 2-port USB KVMP Switch provides powerful dual-display resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536. For all of your video environments, IOGEAR is there.
IOGEAR's Three-Year Warranty
Your prosumer tool is protected by IOGEAR's guaranteed three-year warranty.
Max Computer Connections 2
PC Connectors Monitor: USB/Video1: SPHD-15 Female x 2; Audio/Video2: SPHD-15 Male x 2
Peripheral: USB Type A Female x 2
Console Connectors Keyboard: USB Type A socket x 1
Monitor: HDB15 Female x 2
Audio: Earphone Jack Female x 1; Microphone Jack Female x 1
Mouse: USB Type A socket x 1
Flash ROM Upgrade: RJ11 Socket x1
Video Resolution 2048 x 1536
Scan Interval 1-99 seconds
Port Selection Push Button; Hot Keys
Enclosure Metal
System Requirements Console:
2 x VGA Monitors
1 x USB mouse
1 x USB keyboard

Computer:
2 x VGA, SVGA, or MultiSync ports
1 x Type A USB port
Operating Systems: Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP; Mac OS 8.6 or greater; Linux, UNIX and other USB supported systems

Audio:
Requires 2-piece powered speaker system 1

Please Note:

NOTE: Additional drivers and support For Linux, UNIX, and other USB systems may be needed

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Power Requirements DC 5V
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.93 x 1.65 x 7.87" (7.4 x 4.2 x 19.99 cm)
Weight 4.7 lbs (2.1 kg) (Weight of package)
Warranty 3-Year Warranty
IOGEAR Dual View GCS1742 2-Port USB KVM Switch with Dual Monitor Support and Stereo Earphone Connectors
  • 2 x 6-foot Custom USB/Video Cable
  • 2 x 6-foot Custom Audio/Video Cable
  • Firmware Upgrade Cable
  • User Manual
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    IOGEARDual View GCS1742 2-Port USB KVM Switch with Dual Monitor Support
     
    4.4

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desktop (5)
      • Home (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4), Business (3)

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      5.0

      GCS1742 easy set up and a must have

      By Zeke

      from Laguna Hills, CA

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Desktop
        • Home

        Comments about IOGEAR Dual View GCS1742 2-Port USB KVM Switch with Dual Monitor Support:

        For those who have PC's and Mac's with limited space but want a large desktop space, it's a must have.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        4.0

        Works like a slightly tarnished charm.

        By Xiphios

        from South Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • This switch is a sturdy
        • Works without problem

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Desktop
          • Home
          • Smaller Networks

          Comments about IOGEAR Dual View GCS1742 2-Port USB KVM Switch with Dual Monitor Support:

          This dual monitor two computer KVM is well built and the set-up instructions are clear. The switch functions without problem but the instructions are not quite what they should be. Firstly, the plugs marked for computer "A" really are those for computer "B" and vice versa! This is a surprising, not an earthshattering problem, but requires a bit of rethinking. Secondly, the USB ports appear to be USB 1! Since USB 1 has been superceeded by USB 2 some time ago, this is a shock and makes the switch less useful. In view of the fact that USB 3 is now imminent, the lack of USB update is a liming fault in the switch.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Time-Saver Money-Saver

          By El Maguey

          from Southern California

          About Me Low bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Small

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Desktop
            • Home

            Comments about IOGEAR Dual View GCS1742 2-Port USB KVM Switch with Dual Monitor Support:

            With this device there is no need to buy extra monitors or power down and switch cables when using two desktop computers. Simply push a button (or use the Hot Keys option) and you can toggle between boxes. Easy to set up and use and takes up very little space on my table. Included cables are generous in length to allow ease of routing.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            An elegant solution

            By Piccutter

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Reliable
            • Small

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Desktop
              • Home

              Comments about IOGEAR Dual View GCS1742 2-Port USB KVM Switch with Dual Monitor Support:

              I have been struggling with 3 mechanical switch boxes to bounce between my two dual monitor Macs. The video switches, after a few weeks, began to fail. The contacts became faulty and the monitors displayed incorrect colors or incorrect luma. I had to manipulate the switch to get a near decent image. Now remember I had to use a USB switch for my keyboard and mouse. Same story. The connections were intermittent causing erratic performance.

              The Iogear Dual View 2 port KVM (GCS1742) exceeded my expectations. The installation procedure was well documented and went without a hitch. The switch comes with all of the cables necessary. Both of my computer now communicate with both monitors, my keyboard and mouse, my audio out and audio in, seamlessly using a fraction of the desk real estate of my previous setup.

              When all is said and done this switch performs flawlessly and has greatly simplified the cabling needed to achieve the dual monitor, keyboard, speaker and microphone connection to two computers. I am quite pleased to find a product that efficiently does what it claims to do.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              3.0

              If you need it this is the way to go

              By jjlarvick

              from Hood River, OR

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

              • Incompatible

              Best Uses

              • Small Networks

              Comments about IOGEAR Dual View GCS1742 2-Port USB KVM Switch with Dual Monitor Support:

              It's expensive and it has issues with Windows 7, but if you're working with multiple displays this sure saves space and cash. It did not work with my speakers though and this is a real shortcoming if you ask me. They say it should work with any powered set of speakers, but only two. I have two and a sub, and apparently that means it won't work at all. So, I have a workaround, but it's frustrating that it lacks in this very obvious, key aspect of using one set of peripherals for two PCs. I don't buy the excuse that Windows 7 and it's new display drivers are the only fault in their compatibility issues either. That's what firmware is for people.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              great for dual displays

              By Joe

              from New York

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Expanded
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Bit large for 2 computers

              Best Uses

              • Desktop

              Comments about IOGEAR Dual View GCS1742 2-Port USB KVM Switch with Dual Monitor Support:

              I use two monitors so this enables me to switch seamlessly from my Mac, for photography, to my PC for 3d rendering.

              I didn't need to run 4 computers which this switch can do.
              However I couldn't a unit for just 2 computers.

              I had previously tried other solutions recommended, that
              had not worked.

              This is more expensive but works really well.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Just what the doctor ordered!

              By JoshuaCorp

              from Hastings, New Zealand

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy Connectivity
              • Fast Connection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Multimedia
                • Office

                Comments about IOGEAR Dual View GCS1742 2-Port USB KVM Switch with Dual Monitor Support:

                Easy to install with coloured connections, great step by step install guide included....from box to working in less than 10 minutes.....

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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