Rating: 6.80 / 10  (9 reviews)
IOGEAR MiniView GCS1742 2-Port Dual View KVM Switch - 2 x 1 - 2 x SPHD-15 Video/USB, 2 x SPHD-15 Audio/Video
Mfr PN: GCS1742
SKU: 260036
Regular price$193.62 
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IOGEAR MiniView GCS1742 2-Port Dual View KVM Switch - 2 x 1 - 2 x SPHD-15 Video/USB, 2 x SPHD-15 Audio/Video

The Dual View GCS1742 USB KVMP Switch brings dual head video functionality to IOGEAR's USB KVM switch technology. Now two dual-display computers can be accessed and controlled from a single console that consists of a USB keyboard, USB mouse, and two VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitors. In addition, the GCS1742 allows the computers to share USB peripherals connected to the USB peripheral ports, such as printers, scanners, portable hard drivers, etc.

Recognizing the importance of sound, this switch is also audio-enabled. A single microphone can provide audio input to each of the computers, and you can enjoy the audio output of each computer on a single set of speakers.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Manufacturer
Iogear, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number
GCS1742
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.iogear.com
Brand Name
Iogear
Product Line
MiniView
Product Model
GCS1742
Product Name
MiniView GCS1742 2-Port Dual View KVM Switch
Product Type
KVM Switchbox
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Number of Computers Supported
2
Number of Local Users Supported
1
Minimum Scan Interval
1 Second
VIDEO
Graphic Mode
VGA
Graphic Mode
SVGA
Maximum Video Resolution
2048 x 1536
INTERFACES/PORTS
VGA
Yes
Number of VGA Ports
2
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Height
1.7" (42 mm)
Width
7.9" (200 mm)
Depth
2.9" (74.5 mm)
Weight (Approximate)
820 g
MISCELLANEOUS
Package Contents
  • 1 x MiniView GCS1742 2-Port Dual View KVM Switch
  • 2 x Custom audio/video cables (6 ft long)
  • 2 x Custom USB/video cables (6 ft long)
  • 1 x Firmware upgrade cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
Platform Supported
PC
Platform Supported
Mac
Platform Supported
Sun
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty
3 Year
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Newegg
8 July 2015
Us
4.0/10

I hope that it's just that I have been extremely unlucky with this unit and not indicative of the quality of the item. Hopefully the third time is a charm.

The unit is easy to set up. Also,this unit seems to be well-built. All functions except the audio seem to work as expected.
Audio did not work on one side on two separate units. Also, I had to change the display settings a couple of times because the would change during window startup.
TigerDirect
14 May 2011
Us
9.6/10

I had trouble recognizing all my devices with the less expensive switches. This one plugged in and everything worked right away. The fact that they include all the cabling is a bonus. Very nice product.

Newegg
18 July 2011
Us
10/10

Wish the DVI version of this box wasn't so pricey.

Bought 2 of these and they work as expected in an office environment doing RDP, etc. Couldn't be happier.
None so far.
Newegg
4 January 2007
Us
8.0/10

USB 2.0 would be an improvement, some computers see this going back and forth will give you the "ding" new device found.

The switch works great, does what it is designed to do and had all of the cables (since some are specalized to pull the USB and audio information)
Wish it would support the USB 2.0 so my thumb drive is slower when plugged into the USB port on the switch. Reading the hot key switches will make your head hurt, I keep the audio from one computer and work the other so I need to remember to hit scroll scroll 1 K U.
Newegg
19 December 2005
Us
10/10

The unit looks great and the cabling is lighter and more supple than the other KVM I was using so there was little binding etc. and was easy to position on the desktop.

If you don't have Nforce 4 chip on your motherboard everything works flawlessly. I had another dual-monitor KVM but it shared keyboard and mouse with PS2 and disabled many of the features on these input devices. Connecting these through the USB restored everything.
Just avoid this if you're using Nforce 4 chips on your motherboard until they get it fixed.
Newegg
16 August 2005
Us
4.0/10

IOGear has informed me that all of their USB KVMs including this one will not work right now with all Nforce 4 chipset mainboards. They said they are working on firmware, but the only workaround is to install a usb pci card, but this still did not fix the problem for me.

Micro Center
6 January 2019
Us
8.0/10

Sometimes I have to push the buttons to switch instead of the hotkeys, but other than that it works as expected. Does everything I need it to do.

Newegg
20 July 2015
Us
10/10

My previous review was incorrect because of id io t user (which would be me). The 1st unit I purchased may have been somewhat defective but the replacement unit was probably fine. Reading is fun and fundamental so maybe I should have engaged with the manual before returning this unit.

This unit is well built and is easy to setup. Works well with my wireless mouse and keyboard. Also, it makes my two computer dual monitor setup so convenient
It is a little expensive but it does what I need it to do.
Newegg
4 March 2011
Us
2.0/10

As of this post New Egg does not list the supported OS by the device. IOGear support sucks. After contacting IOGear support and explaining my problem and checking 2 things the support person asked what OS I was running on, after support learned the OS they responded and I quote "We do not support...

Supports dual screens for both computers
Under Windows 7 regardless of the computer being viewed, the device will reset itself anywhere from 1-90 minutes. Some times after a reset some or all of the devices lockup or shut down forcing a system reboot and lose of work.
Newegg
21 May 2010
Us
10/10

No heat problems here... I have it fully loaded with USB and it is stone cold. I'm not using the external power supply and never have (still in box), so maybe that is why I'm not having that problem.

2 computers with dual monitors. Supports a mix Mac/PC environment well. No need for power supply as it pulls it from USB. Solid case... professional feel and look. I had this thing connected for over 2 years and love it. Having a real box to switch to is better than using VMWare/Paralles.
Sometimes when switching the mouse is lost. However the fix is easy... toggle back and forth and it comes back. Might actually be the computer(s) fault?
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