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

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

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

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IOGEAR GCS1742 overview

  • 1Description

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.
UPC: 881317003638
In the Box
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
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    IOGEAR GCS1742 specs

    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 baaqeuxxawzyfyzxbf

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

    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
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 8.9 x 3.9"

    IOGEAR GCS1742 reviews

    Dual View GCS1742 2-Port USB KVM Switch with Dual Monitor Support is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from If you need it this is the way to go 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.
    Date published: 2010-01-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works like a slightly tarnished charm. 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.
    Date published: 2011-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what the doctor ordered! Easy to install with coloured connections, great step by step install guide included....from box to working in less than 10 minutes.....
    Date published: 2008-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for dual displays 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.
    Date published: 2009-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time-Saver Money-Saver 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.
    Date published: 2010-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An elegant solution 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.
    Date published: 2010-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GCS1742 easy set up and a must have For those who have PC's and Mac's with limited space but want a large desktop space, it's a must have.
    Date published: 2011-11-29
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