GCS124U - MiniView USB II - 4 Port USB KVM Switch (Hotkeys/OSD) - IOGEAR
Although four-port units are not the focus of this review, Iogear asked us to look at the more full featured GCS124U KVM in addition to the GCS102U KVM.
The GCS124U KVM is more akin to a KVM that you would find a computer professional using in an IT shop. The GCS142U includes support for more computers and includes some additional advanced features.
|Number Of Computer Controlled||4|
|PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse Support||Yes|
|Max Video Resolution Supported||1920x1440|
|Keyboard Switching Supported||Yes w/OSD Display|
|Auto Scan Support||Yes|
|Cables Included||Yes - 4 Complete Sets Of Cables|
|Warranty||1 Year Limited Warranty|
Like the GCS102U KVM, the the GCS124U KVM only supports USB. The GCS124U offers no PS/2 support. The GCS124U includes a plastic stand that is fastened to the unit, which allows the unit to be stood on its side, as shown in the picture below. The four feet on the bottom of the unit are fastened with screws and can be removed, allowing the unit to be wall mounted. In addition to the wall mounting option of the GCS124U, Iogear's G2X007 kit can be used to transform the GCS124U into a 1U rackrount KVM. The GCS124U KVM can be expanded by daisy chaining additional MiniView II units for additional functionality.
All of the connections to the GCS124U are made from the back. The GCS124U offers no front USB inputs as the GCS102U did. I have to admit, I was growing quite attached to those front USB inputs, and I really did miss them on the GCS124U.
The back of the GCS124U is pretty straight forward. It includes one USB and VGA input for each computer and, of course, the VGA inputs and USB mouse/keyboard inputs for the console.