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  • Name: 8 Port KVM Switch ps/2 w cable
  • Category: Discontinued
  • Model: GCS138KITUP
  • Manufacturer: IOGear
    IOGear
  • Quantity: 0
  • Weight: 17.35 Lbs
  • UPC: 881317000972
  • Vendor Part #: GCS138KITUPGCS138KITUP
    $344.99
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Description

MiniView Ultra is much more than a simple eight-port KVM switch. Built-in AutoScan mode lets you conveniently monitor every attached computer for a specified amount of time, while the On Screen Display technology allows you to assign a unique name to each computer and access it via a slick, menu-driven interface. With its 1U, 19" rack-mountable casing and status-monitoring LEDs, the MiniView Ultra is the perfect switch for your server room or any other multi-computer environment.

ManufacturerIOGEAR, Inc
Manufacturer Part NumberGCS138KITUP
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.iogear.com
Brand NameIOGEAR
Product LineMiniView
Product NameMiniView Ultra 8-Port KVM Switch
Product TypeAnalog KVM Switch
Product UPC881317000972
Technical Information:
Number of Computers8
Daisy Chain512
Number of Users1
Video SignalsVGA
SVGA
Graphics Resolution1920 x 1440
800 x 600
640 x 480
Operating Range10 ft
Interfaces/Ports:
User/Console Ports1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Female Keyboard
1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Female Mouse
1 x 15-pin HD-15 Female Monitor
Computer Ports8 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Female Keyboard
8 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Female Mouse
8 x 15-pin HD-15 Male Monitor
Power Description:
Input Voltage9 V DC Device Input
Physical Characteristics:
Form Factor1U 19" Rack-mountable
Dimensions1.75" Height x 17" Width x 6" Depth
Weight7.80 lb
Miscellaneous:
Package Contents
  • MiniView Ultra 8-Port KVM Switch
  • Power adapter
  • Rack Mount Kit
  • Installation Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Registration Card
  • 4 x 6ft. KVM Cable
  • 4 x 10ft. KVM Cable
  • Warranty:
    Standard Warranty3 Year Limited

    Reviews

    Submited By: J. Knight on 08/10/2005
    I ve had this unit for several months in my home office to control 8 servers/PC s. Overall, it works great and is easy to install and setup. It functions just fine for office or server environments. The unit itself is very heavy weight and seems built quite rugged. I d have no reservations purchasing these units for my company to control servers.

    But, at my home office I m connecting to a high-end multimedia PC for movie and music viewing/editing and also a high-end gaming rig. I have a superb quality flat panel LCD monitor that requires 1280x1024 60Hz and my high end PC s have the latest and top-o-the-line graphics cards. Still, the IOGear KVM is pretty shaky as it passes the video signal. All PC s/servers have faint horizontal scan lines that constantly go vertically up the screen and the fine details are, well, the best I can describe it is static like interference looking. Fine edges of certain aspects of the OS or applications are just fuzzy. Even trying to read text can be a bit bothersome as they are not sharp. It is really annoying in gaming, but you can learn to live with it if a lack of perfection does not bother you too much. No adjustments that I can make have made any improvement on the quality. My previous KVM from APEX (Outlook) passed the video near perfectly (until a lightning strike took it out), but of course the cost is much higher.

    All in all, a good buy for a server room/farm but for gaming/multimedia enthusiasts, you may be annoyed and disappointed with the video quality.


    3 of 5 Stars!
    Submited By: Christina C. Shankar on 02/27/2008
    Works better than some $800 switches. Supports both USB and ps/2 style KB and mouse, though the USB cables are optional. Works like a charm, plug-n-play. Supports very hight resolution too.

    5 of 5 Stars!
    Submited By: P. Cofrancesco on 06/21/2008
    Update: 02-26-2010 Still the best KVM for the price! Tip if you want to turn it into an IP KVM you can hookup an adapter like the one made by BlackBox which will take the master input and redirect it to an ethernet cable which can be viewed over the internet. You will this KVM is a LOT of IT shops for a reason - it works! We just installed some Advocent IP KVM s at work but they cost $500? Then all the cables are proprietary at a cost of $75 each!

    I work in the computer industry. I have a cybex (now Advocent) personal 4 port KVM at home. I was ordering parts at newegg and the ratings on this KVM were off the charts, and they sell probably 20 different brands. My old cybex kvm set the bar very very high - not having one problem - lost mouse, frozen or blank screen in the 10 years that I owned it. I looked at cybex/advocent but the price was off the carts for an 8 port ~ $600! At new egg IT pros said it was the best kvm they ever used.

    I have been using it where I work in R&D 8 hours a day. I bought it becasue my existing 4 port kvm constantly did weird things, mouse stops working, certain computers the keyboard would not work on certain ports, etc. Since I installed the new IOGEAR 8 port 5 weeks ago I have had zero problems.

    Also, newegg wanted $50 just for shipping so I went to amazon and bought it.

    *** BEST KVM I HAVE EVER USED AND REPRESENTS AN UNBELIVABLY LOW PRICE. ***

    Also, the vendor did a great job with packing and the item was new - not someone else s return.

    MOLDED CABLES:
    comes with ~ 4 10 foot cables
    2 - 6 and 2 - 4

    Also, the video quality is perfect on all cables even the 10 - some 10 cables like on my old setup the screen is a little blurred and the colors are faded.

    Don t take my word for it go to newegg s site and read the reviews - but order it on amazon to save on shipping and get the 10 cables at no extra charge.

    CONS:
    1. The beep is very annoying and cannot be turned off. I will take it apart and put electrical tape over it to hush it up.
    2. blinding led blue light on front to show it is on (I put white tape over it to dim it.)

    PROS:
    can be controlled by keyboard by pressing ctrl twice to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD) and then press F5 and type a name for the computer at that port. Or press the button manually - there is one button for each port with two lights. You don t need to read the manual and it comes with a reset button on the front panel - very valuable if you have ever had a problem pc lock up the kvm.

    Includes a standard 9v? external power adapter - which so far I have not needed!

    10 cables let you put it under your monitor where you can easily push the buttons - if you buy velcro cable straps you can tidy things up a bit.

    Heavy - weights ~ 20 pounds and the case is made of metal! Very solid quality construction and CAN BE RACK MOUNTED IN A SERVER RACK - comes with all necessary hardware.

    I DON T KNOW OF ANY OTHER COMPANY THAT EVEN COMES CLOSE THE THE QUALITY AND RELIABLITY OF THIS KVM. I have NEVER been so satisified with a product which for me is a tool I rely on to get my job done.


    5 of 5 Stars!
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    Review Average: Amount of Reviews
    4 stars, based on 5

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