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Item#: N82E16817107461

IOGEAR GCS1774 Miniview Symphony Multi-function 4-Port KVM Switch

  • 4 Ports Computer Connections
  • 1 Port Monitor Connections
  • AutoScan Interval 1-99 secs (5 sec default)
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536
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Learn more about the IOGEAR GCS1774

Model

Brand
IOGEAR
Model
GCS1774

Spec

Type
D-Sub, USB
PC Connectors
Mouse: USB
Keyboard: USB
Monitor: HDB-15
Peripherals: USB 2.0 port
Console Connectors
Keyboard: 1 x USB Type A female
Mouse: 1 x USB Type A female
Audio: 1 x speaker; 1 x mic
Flash ROM Upgrade: 1 x RJ-11
Monitor: 1 x HDB-15 female
Computer Connections
4 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536
PC Selection
Hot Keys
AutoScan Interval
1-99 secs (5 sec default)
Dimensions
3.5" x 2.2" x 10.6"
Weight
2.03 lbs

Features

Features
Four 6 ft (1.8m) cables included
Multi-function USB KVM switch integrates a USB 2.0 hub, Ethernet switch, and audio
Controls four computers with a single VGA monitor, USB keyboard and mouse
Built-in USB 2.0 peripheral sharing to share printers, scanners, hard drives, etc., with data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps.
Built-in 3 port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet switch allows you to easily network and share Internet with your computers
Share one set of speakers with all your computers
Independent switching of KVM, USB peripherals, and audio focus
Port selection via Hotkeys and front push-buttons
Auto scan mode for monitoring all computers
Power on detection – automatically switches to the first powered on port
Firmware upgradeable
Easy installation – no software required
Keyboard and mouse emulation for error-free boot up
Hot pluggable – add or remove computers without powering down the switch
Compatible with multiple operating platforms (PC, Mac, and Sun)

Packaging

Package Contents
1 x GCS1774 4-Port KVM Switch
4 x Custom 6' (1.8m) KVM cables
1 x Firmware upgrade cable
1 x Power adapter
1 x User manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Albert B.
  • 2/10/2012 6:23:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat all in 1 device

Pros: Love the 5 port network switch as part of the device as well as the USB device sharing (2 ports on the front of the device).
Built very well and about as small as you could reasonably make a device like this

Cons: Cables are proprietary, but well constructed and help manage cable clutter (significantly!)
Switching by using the buttons on the front of the device is "particular" (you need to hold for five seconds (until it actually beeps/switches ) or you only switch the monitor and Kb/Mouse (not USB hub or audio)

Other Thoughts: We have this deployed as part of our test lab. I searched for a long while to find the "right" 8Port switch, but I think 2 of these work better than any 8 port (the 8 ports seem more server room oriented). I was most worried about the cables, which I ended up liking (but really could have used 10' versions instead of the included 6')
Occasionally (~once every 50 "switches") the mouse seems to get "dropped" which is solved by switching again, and all seems well. This matches my experience with all KVM's and don't consider it a Con.
Also, our test lab is A/V dependent but not in an ultra clean HTPC signal way. The audio/video quality are not noticeably "noisy" in any way that is noticeable in a test lab :-)

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  • RALPH L.
  • 8/8/2011 11:05:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat KVM

Pros: Does everything you would expect of a 4-port KVM, plus a few extras. I actively use all four ports with my work, so this switch gets used heavily. Switches audio and USB independently of the Keyboard/ Video/Mouse. Has a built-in 5-port Ethernet switch, independent of the KVM. The unit appears to be well built and reliable.

Cons: The LCD screen and G-keys on my Logitech G15 keyboard do not work with this KVM when plugged into the keyboard port. Instead, I must plug the keyboard into one of the switched the USB ports in order to use those features (which I use a lot). The down side of this is that I cannot use the keyboard shortcuts to switch the KVM, audio, and USB. What’s worse is that I have to hold the pushbutton down for 5 seconds to switch the USB keyboard from one system to another. Other KVMs have the same issue with the G15 keyboard, so I can't really hold it against this KVM.

Other Thoughts: The Ethernet switch is 10/100, not gigabit. I could have gotten by with a less expensive IOGEAR switch, since I do not use the Ethernet switch. I still give it a 5-egg rating, because it is worth the price for my application.

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  • Michael W.
  • 1/15/2010 1:40:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorked Well...Until

Pros: Initially, the device worked as advertised. It quickly switched between computers and appeared to keep a hot connection to each computer. This enabled it to switch to a new machine and immediately work.

Cons: After about a year the primary USB port died. I can only guess this port was used to monitor the keyboard (and the hotkeys that allowed switching). The secondary USB port continues to work, but now I can only switch machines from the buttons on the front of the KVM. The "hot swap" feature no longer seems to work, because it takes 3 - 5 seconds before the keyboard and mouse are recognized. Kind of working...but not as nicely as it did for the first year.

Other Thoughts: Contacted IOGear support they have offered to replace the device. Unfortunately, that means I'll be swapping cables on 4 machines for 3 to 4 weeks. I suspect that when I get the new KVM I'll be so happy that I'll never complain again.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and sorry about your experience. From your description above, it sounds like the unit has turned bad. Since this unit is backed by IOGEAR’s 3 year warranty, we would definitely make sure that we will process an RMA for you and make sure you have a good unit again. Please feel free to contact our tech support at 1(866)946-4327 and we would be glad to assist you. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • John Y.
  • 1/11/2010 6:20:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDoes what it's supposed to, for a little while.

Pros: Does everything it's supposed to do, fairly reliably.

Cons: For some reason the mouse and keyboard will stop working on any device other than the one on port 1. I used to be able to unplug the USB mouse and keyboard, re-insert them, and it would work fine. I have tried that several times, as well as resetting the power to the KVM, and I still have no mouse or keyboard functionality. It was doing this infrequently at first, and now it seems to be constant. Pretty useless device.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and sorry about your experience. The keyboard and mouse should not work on Port 1 only and it should not required an unplug and plug the USB keyboard and mouse back into the KVM to get the keyboard and mouse to work; therefore, we believe you have a bad. Since this unit is backed by IOGEAR’s 3 year warranty, please give our tech support a call at 1(866)946-4327 and we would be glad to process an RMA for you. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Richard J.
  • 1/10/2010 9:12:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat w/small glitches

Pros: Easy to setup. Comes with all of its own cords for all 4 ports. Swaps fast. Great support from IOGear. Sturdy structure and fits about anywhere. Network hub is a great feature

Cons: Does not work properly with all keyboard/mouse combos. You need to have a seperate plug for your keyboard and mouse. If you have a keyboard with extra features you may need to plug into the front peripheral slot to get to work properly, but even in back the basic functions still work.

Other Thoughts: I got it and it worked out of the box for about 4 months then just died. Sent it into IOGear and they replaced it quickly. You do need to know somethings about computers to get it to work with everything, but the basic features will always work.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/26/2009 9:45:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great..when it displays video

Pros: Got this KVM to replace old belkins, and they do the job nicely. I love the USB sharing, and the cabling.

Cons: I have had to exchange one of the units 3 times already, since it will stop displaying video on any of the 4 ports anywhere between 3 weeks and 3 months. I need this KVM to to my job properly, and now I am down to only 1 working unit.

Other Thoughts: I would buy another one, but hopefully IOGEAR will come through, i submitted a warranty inquiry to them a week ago and haven't heard anything yet.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and sorry about your experience. Sorry to hear that you have had 3 exchanges already. We went ahead and check on our system and we found that we have responded to your RMA inquires today. Since this unit is backed by IOGEAR’s 3 year warranty, if you have any question, please feel free to contact our tech support at 1(866)946-4327 and we would be glad to assist you. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Paul T.
  • 9/16/2009 4:11:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad audio

Pros: It's very nice to have a built in hub. I haven't seen too many KVMs that have this feature.

Cons: I spent the extra money on this KVM because it would also let me change speakers between systems. The sound quality through the KVM is bad. There is a constant hum that drove me insane. I do video editing and clean sound is very imporntant to me.

I don't like the hotkey commands. It's just odd.

Other Thoughts: If sound is important, do not buy this product.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and sorry about your experience. Our GCS1772 does not have the issue that you have described above. If that happens, you may have a bad unit. Since this unit is backed by IOGEAR's 3 year warranty, please feel free to contach our tech support 7 days a week at 1(866)946-4327 and we would be glad to assist you. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Friendly o.
  • 9/11/2009 12:23:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Well, I guess it is nice that it has a switch with it. That worked well.

Cons: DOA. Mediocre tech support. No real warranty. Only an exchange. Since I'll be exchanging it maybe there will be an opportunity to raise this review.

Other Thoughts: Geez.. could it be much worse? Ah, it is expensive. I was bashing one of the cheaper KVM's I bought for lasting 6 months.. now I only wish.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and sorry about your experience. We are sorry to hear that the unit you have is DOA. But since this unit is backed by IOGEAR's 3 year warranty, please give our tech support a call 7 days a week at 1(866)946-4327 and we would be glad to help you process an RMA. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • PETER G.
  • 9/7/2009 7:31:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIOGEAR KVM Switch

Pros: Plug & Play right out of the box. I replaced my IOGEAR two port cables & connected all my 4 computers together. Runs XP, Vista, & Linux...No problems.
Cable attachment was pretty straight forward with the markings..Good idea IOGEAR.
So far I like the look and performance of the item.

Cons: It would be advantageous to have the front two USB Hub Ports located in the back or perhaps on top of the unit. In it's present location it's cumbersome and I don't intend on using them.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you attach a USB/PS2 compatible mouse for problem free operation.

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  • Scott D.
  • 3/14/2009 8:32:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs8 years and going.

Pros: - Fast switching
- simple hotkeys that work
- USB keyboard and mouse compatible
- worked great for 8 years and counting

Cons: - Two of the ready lights and two of the selection lights burnt out within a year. The other lights have worked okay since then.

Other Thoughts: - I bought mine in 2001 and have used it constantly since.

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