Rating: 7.10 / 10  (12 reviews)
IOGEAR MiniView GCS1744 4-Port Dual View KVM Switch - 4 x 1 - 4 x SPHD-15 Video/USB, 4 x SPHD-15 Audio/Video
Mfr PN: GCS1744
SKU: 260037
Regular price$229.99 
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IOGEAR MiniView GCS1744 4-Port Dual View KVM Switch - 4 x 1 - 4 x SPHD-15 Video/USB, 4 x SPHD-15 Audio/Video

The Dual View GCS1744 USB KVMP Switch brings dual head video functionality to IOGEAR's USB KVM switch technology. Now four 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 GCS1744 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
GCS1744
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.iogear.com
Brand Name
Iogear
Product Line
MiniView
Product Model
GCS1744
Product Name
MiniView GCS1744 4-Port Dual View KVM Switch
Product Type
KVM Switchbox
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Number of Computers Supported
4
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
MISCELLANEOUS
Package Contents
  • 1 x MiniView GCS1744 4-Port Dual View KVM Switch
  • 4 x Custom audio/video cables (6 ft long)
  • 4 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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TigerDirect
9 August 2012
Us
6.0/10

I purchased this product because I liked the concept and I have been happy with a number of Iogear products that I have purchased in the past. Be aware that this KMVP is not guaranteed to work with a wireless mouse or keyboard. This fact is acknowledged on the Iogear website.

Newegg
23 August 2010
Us
4.0/10

Like I said, the switch works great, while it works. For $220 I would hope for something with a little more longevity to it. In my opinion, looking at a yearly cost for KVM switches is not the way to go.

This KVM has sturdy switches that don't break down over time. I do appreciate the front USB ports that can be swapped around to whichever machine you need it on, much more convenient than always pulling and plugging it in to whichever machine you need.
The only reason I give it 2/5 is due to how well it works, WHILE it works. I originally started off with 2 of these and they ran great for 1year and 1.5 years respectively. About half a year after getting these the front USB ports stopped working for swapping between computers.
Mwave.com
28 December 2009
Us
8.0/10

Good product so far only be using 2 weeks but no problems to date. Would be rated excellent except for USB suppport

compact - number of cables needed is reduced since USB and audio cabling are integrated into VGA cables. Hot keys are provided as well as switches on front of unit.
only supports USB 1.0 Cables are 6 which may be a problem in some isntallations - since cables are custom see above one can not use standard VGA cable to extend.
Newegg
13 February 2014
Us
2.0/10
Does it's job while it works
I USE to recommended IOGear products on a regular basis to all my friends, family and corporate needs. This will not happen anymore. Their current RMA process and procedure of not allowing a cross shipment for a defective warrantied part is ridiculous.
Newegg
14 January 2012
Us
8.0/10
Using this in a government facility to image workstations for refresh. Cables are plenty long.
Couple things I've noticed: (1) goes from normal scroll lock+scroll lock+ (up or down arrow key) + enter....to a more complicated input method. (2) I have a Dell keyboard with a built in smart card reader but the card reader is not present on the machine -- the solution being you need a separate...
Newegg
21 March 2011
Us
2.0/10
None
I believe I got a defective KVM switch, however these are the issues I ran into just in case: KVM kept disconnecting the monitor Monitor would go out of sync Mouse would disconnect Monitor defaults would randomly change Resolution would randomly change to low res I was using two Dell monitors that...
Newegg
18 October 2009
Us
10/10

It isn't the cheapest KVM out there, but being able to switch a dual-head system between 4 boxes rocks. This is the perfect thing for multi-OS development work.

It's a great little unit - I've got a Mac, a Vista box, and two Linux boxes set up on it, and it all works fine. Had a little problem with the ATI drivers on the Ubuntu box, but the Mac, the Vista box, and the NVidia drivers on the CentOS workstation handled it perfectly.
Cables can be a bit short if you've got a spread-out workspace. I couldn't find a DVI version of this - a lot of modern dual-head cards are DVI-only, and having to scare up enough adapters is annoying.
Newegg
8 February 2009
Us
2.0/10

There are no good, inexpensive 4 port switches. LinksKey is a better switch, even though it is more expensive

Great size. Good instructions. Integrated cables.
The USB leads on the integrated cable are too short. They should be the length of the cable itself instead of half that. Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 was not recognized. Tech support agreed the keyboard wouldn't work even in the "custom" USB port. Returned switch.
Newegg
2 December 2007
Us
10/10

I did not hook up my speakers to the switch, so I can not speak to that functionality.

Worked perfectly. Hotkey computer switching works fast and flawlessly. I have used several other KVM switches which had problems in this area - either not always switching the first time you key in the hotkeys, or having serious lag time, but not this model.
I haven't found any.
Newegg
14 April 2007
Us
10/10
Has worked flawlessly for over 1.5 years... even switches the USB port to share between computers. The high monitor resolution is amazing.
Doesn't support USB2.0, but that's only a very small downside. If you need USB2.0, connect it directly to that machine.
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