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$190.15 
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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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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
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.
B&H Photo
6 October 2010
Us
10/10

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.

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.

B&H Photo
20 September 2009
Us
8.0/10

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.

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.
B&H Photo
29 November 2011
Us
10/10

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

Newegg
26 June 2007
Us
8.0/10

Works with my Logitec 518 Mouse and keyboards. I have a 9800 XT in one computer and 8800 GTX in the other and both work fine. No problems with my mother boards. Other then the audio ports being wired wrong, the thing works as I expect it too.

Does what it says it does.
Audio ports are flipped. Audio port for computer 1 is really the audio port for computer 2. And vice versa.
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.
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