IOGEAR GCS1808I IP Based KVM Switch (8-Port)

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IOGEAR GCS1808I IP Based KVM Switch (8-Port)
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IOGEAR GCS1808I Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Easy-to-Use Interface
  • 4Advanced Security
  • 5Virtual Remote Desktop

The 8-port GCS1808I IP Based KVM Switch from IOGEAR allows local operators to monitor and access multiple computers. Via the web browser, it also allows remote users to access the switch. GCS1808I supports up to 64 user accounts and allows 32 concurrent user logins for a single-bus computer access. The Message Board, a built-in feature that resembles an Internet chat program, lets users communicate with each other. The ability to exchange information in real-time allows users to manage the KVM switch and connected computers in a smooth and efficient manner.

The GCS1808I features many security tools such as 128-bit SSL encryption for browser access and RC4 128-bit encryption for secure data transmission. It also supports third-party authentication such as RADIUS, LDAP, LDAPS, and MS Active Directory. In addition, IP and Mac filters provide added security against unauthorized access. The Log Server, a Windows-based administrative utility, records all the events that take place on the GCS1808I and writes them to a searchable database. Once logged in to the KVM, users can manage the computers via the virtual remote desktop window. Mouse DynaSync optimizes the remote and local cursors synchronization.

General Features

8-port IP-based KVM switch allows you to monitor and control up to 8 computers from both local and remote KVM consoles
Since the switch is hot-pluggable, you can add or remove computers without having to power down the switch
It supports multiple platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac
Front panel USB port allows connected computers to access USB peripherals such as USB flash drives or hard drives
Only systems connected with the USB KVM cables will be able to access the front USB port for system upgrades and shared peripherals
The automatic interface detection supports computers with either PS/2 or USB connections
Supports USB keyboards for Windows and Mac
Provides up to 2048 x 1536 DDC2B resolution for local console and up to 1600 x 1200 resolution for remote access
Video DynaSync stores the local monitor's EDID (extended display identification data) to optimize display resolution
19" rack mountable

Easy-to-Use Interface

Browser-based or AP GUIs, including a menu-driven OSD for the remote console
Windows client and Java client software support
Supports multiple browsers like IE, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome
The Chrome browser will not work when trying to connect to GCS1808I from Windows OS
Panel array mode enables user to monitor multiple servers from a single screen

Advanced Security

Secure keyboard/mouse/video transmission via RC4 128-bit encryption
Supports SSL 128-bit data encryption and RSA 1024-bit certificates for secure user logins from a browser
Two-level password security (administrator and users) - up to 64 user accounts with separate profiles for each
Supports third-party authentication like RADIUS, LDAP, LDAPS, MS Active Directory
Supports IP and MAC filters
Log in authentication required for both local and remote access

Virtual Remote Desktop

Resizable remote desktop window
Message board allows logged in users to communicate with each other and allows a user to take exclusive control of the KVM functions
Supports Mouse DynaSync
On-screen keyboard with multi-language support


Computer Connections
Port SelectionOSD; Hotkey; Push button
Keyboard / Mouse1 x SPHD-18 male for keyboard, mouse, and monitor
Power1 x DC jack
LAN1 x RJ45 female
USB1 x USB type-A
Computer/KVM8 x SPDH-17 female
Reset1 x Semi-recessed pushbutton
Port Selection8 x Pushbutton
Firmware Upgrade1 x Slide
KeyboardUSB, PS/2
MouseUSB, PS/2
Video Performance
Local Playback2048 x 1536; DDC2B
Remote Playback1600 x 1200 @ 60 Hz / 24-bit color depth
Scan Interval1 to 255 sec
LEDsOn Line: 8 (Orange) Selected: 8 (Green) Power On: 1 (Dark green) 10/100 Mbps: 1 (Orange/Green-at LAN port)
Power Consumption5.3 VDC; 9.5 W
HousingMetal casing
Humidity0 to 80% RH, non-condensing
Operation Temperature32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Dimensions1.75 x 6.25 x 17.00" (4.45 x 15.88 x 43.18 cm)
Weight6.1 lb (2.8 kg)
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