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Gefen Unveils 2x1 DVI KVM Switcher

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:24 pm    Post subject: Gefen Unveils 2x1 DVI KVM Switcher Reply with quote

Gefen Unveils 2x1 DVI KVM Switcher
Thursday August 18, 2005

Gefen has introduced its new 2x1 DVI KVM Switcher. The Gefen 2x1 DVI KVM Switcher easily connects two cross-platform computers to one keyboard, video display and mouse (KVM) workstation. It is especially useful for users of the Apple Mac mini when combined with another PC or Macintosh computer at the same workstation. This digital KVM solution also allows users to share peripherals between their laptops and desktop computers.

Stereo audio, high speed USB 2.0 and DVI video in resolutions up to 1920x1200 are output for each computer.

Users can select whatever type of USB compatible keyboard and mouse they want for either PC or Macintosh peripherals. All DVI equipped computers and displays can be connected to the 2x1 DVI KVM Switcher.

The 2x1 DVI KVM Switcher, measuring just seven inches wide, two and a half tall and four deep, provides a switch button on the front of the unit that gives access to computer data in just seconds.

Included with the switch is a 5 volt power supply, two 6ft DVI cables, two 6ft USB 2.0 cables, two audio cables and a user's manual. The Gefen 2x1 DVI KVM Switcher is available for $199.



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pity they don't have a model with also VGA. My old pc does not have DVI out, have to tamper with adapters again... Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a pity.

If you were going to spend $200US on a KVM and you already have a DVI monitor, you could probably afford to upgrade your PC to DVI.

Adding VGA inputs to this product would ruin it completely. I would increase the size. Increase the price. Increase the design complexity, and complicate the setup. It would also slow it down as it initially determines and then converts or does not convert a signal.

The thing I don't like is the ports being on the front and back. It would make running cables in a neat fashion difficult.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm all for DVI KVMs. I don't think there will be a need for VGA KVMs in a year or two. Hopefully prices will come down on the DVI models soon. I guess it'll take a little time.
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