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IOGEAR GCS982U 2-Port Dual-Link DVI Cable KVM with Audio

  • 2 Ports Computer Connections
  • 1 Port Monitor Connections
  • AutoScan Interval Default 5 Seconds (3, 5, 10 or 20 sec.)
  • Video Resolution 2560 x 1600
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  • newegg One dual-link DVI console controls two dual-link DVI / USB computers Share one dual-link DVI monitor, keyboard, mouse, speaker set and microphone between two dual-link DVI/USB computers using the IOGEAR GCS982U KVM switch. This KVM switch supports 32 bit color at resolutions up to 2560x1600 and 2.1 stereo sound & microphone. Sharing USB 2.0 peripherals via mouse port by connecting a powered USB hub to expand your USB connectivity (Mouse emulation must be disabled for this feature to function correctly).
  • newegg Easy and quick switch The IOGEAR GCS982U offers port switching via remote switch button, mouse or hotkeys. Hotkeys also allows independent KVM and audio switching between computers. IOGEAR's DynaSync technology reads and remembers the monitor's parameters (EDID) so there is no delay or change of video resolution when switching between, or booting computers. USB mouse and keyboard emulation ensures error-free boot-up and instantaneous recognition when switching computers.
  • newegg Multi-platform Support The IOGEAR GCS982U KVM switch supports multiple operating system including Windows, Mac and Linux computers as well as Sun Solaris workstations. IOGEAR delivered a huge breakthrough in KVM operation to Mac and Sun users by enabling functionality for the special keys on these systems.

Learn more about the IOGEAR GCS982U

Model

Brand
IOGEAR
Model
GCS982U

Spec

Type
DVI, USB
PC Connectors
Keyboard & Mouse: 4 x USB Type A Male (Purple for Keyboard and Black for Mouse)
Monitor: 2 x Single Link DVI-D Male
Audio: 2 x Mini Stereo Jack Male (Green)
Microphone: 2 x Mini Stereo Jack Male (Pink)
Console Connectors
Keyboard: 1 x USB Type A Female
Mouse: 1 x USB Type A Female
Monitor: 1 x Single Link DVI-D Female
Audio: 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green)
Microphone: 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Pink)
Computer Connections
2 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
2560 x 1600
PC Selection
Push Buttons/Hot Keys
AutoScan Interval
Default 5 Seconds (3, 5, 10 or 20 sec.)
LED Indicators
2 x Green
Temperature
Operation Temperature: 0~50C
Storage Temperature: -20~60C
Humidity
0~80% RH; Non-condensing
Dimensions
4.75" x 3.75" x 1"
Weight
1.2 lbs.

Features

Audio Features
with Audio
USB Features
USB port only
Features
One dual-link DVI console controls two dual-link DVI / USB computers

Dual-link DVI resolution up to 2560x1600 @ 60Hz

Port switching via remote switch button, mouse or hotkeys

Hotkeys allows independent KVM and audio switching between computers

2.1 stereo sound and microphone support

USB 2.0 Peripheral Sharing via mouse port - Connect a powered USB hub to expand your USB connectivity*

IOGEAR's DynaSync** technology reads and remembers the monitor's parameters (EDID) so there is no delay or change of video resolution when switching between, or booting computers

USB mouse and keyboard emulation for error-free boot-up and instantaneous recognition when switching computers

Power-On Detection – If one of the computers is powered off, it will automatically switch to the next powered-on computer

Re-programmable Hotkey activation for keyboards without a Scroll Lock key

Mouse emulation can be disabled to support mice with special keys

Mac and Sun keyboard support

Firmware upgradeable

Plug-n-Play; No software required

*Mouse emulation must be disabled for this feature to function correctly
**IOGEAR's DynaSync provides the EDID support for Windows 7

Packaging

Package Contents
1 x 2-Port USB DUAL-LINK DVI Cable KVM
1 x Remote Switch Button
1 x Installation Guide
1 x Warranty Card

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • David T.
  • 9/7/2014 1:45:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat KVM

Pros: Integrated Sound and USB sharing work smoothly. I use a Logitech USB mouse that works great with this device. I am all using this with MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and all of the extra controls work once the MS keyboard software is installed.

Cons: the only thing I can think of is the PC does not auto recognize the version of the Logitech Mouse.

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  • Euell B.
  • 4/7/2014 1:12:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReally?

Pros: It resembled a KVM

Cons: Worked for about a day intermittently. couldn't update the firmware to try to correct the problem. mess with it entirely too much to justify the price. screen when black and requested an RMA for refund

Other Thoughts: I should have heeded the other reviews

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. The firmware listed at IOGEAR.com for the GCS982U has not been updated since 2012 so your KVM most likely had a new version firmware from the factory and was the reason it would not upgrade. The GCS982U is a very low failure device as long and you have a straight DVI connection with your monitor and computer(s) with the use of no video adapters. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Euell B.
  • 4/5/2014 8:48:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReally???

Pros: It resemles a KVM

Cons: It worked for a few days intermittently. Couldn't get the firmware to update. You can't update the firmware using a PC connected to the KVM. It didn't recognize my Razer keyboard or mouse. I spent entirety too much time trying to get it to work.

Other Thoughts: I ended up buying a Trip Lite B004-DUA2-K-R

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. The firmware listed at IOGEAR.com for the GCS982U has not been updated since 2012 so your KVM most likely had a new version firmware from the factory and was the reason it would not upgrade. The GCS982U is an emulated KVM so there is no guarantee a gaming keyboard and mouse will work however if you turn off the mouse emulation through HSM your mouse should work. Our KVM’s emulate a standard 102 key, keyboard and generic 2-button scroll wheel mouse. The reason for this emulation is to allow the hot key functions to operate. A side effect of the emulation is that in most cases the special key sequences required for gamming, and key programming will not translate correctly through the KVM, for gamming we recommend connecting directly to the computer.

Although our KVMs will work with most wireless keyboard mouse sets, we cannot promise an individual multimedia / programmable keyboard and mouse set will work through the KVM.

Due to the large number of manufacturer's and each manufacturer's wide range of models it is impossible to maintain any meaningful compatibility list. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Christina B.
  • 2/3/2014 2:51:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMade computer chirp

Pros: Cheaper than some other ones I guess.

Cons: As soon as I connected it to my computer it started chirping, something was wrong with the unit I received, or maybe it puts too much stress on the computer by design.

Also, it only works with two button mice, if you have a mouse with any more than 2 buttons and a wheel, it will not work. As in the mouse does not move, as if you didn't connect it. One mouse I had worked for a few minutes, but then stopped working, I'd disconnect it and reconnect it and then it would work for a few more minutes. Try to find a 2 button mouse on newegg... search... only ones I could find were like $10, not good quality. So with this device your stuck with a bad quality mouse.

Other Thoughts: If you buy a unit with a built in USB hub, you can use any mouse with it guaranteed. I ordered a KVM with a hub built in.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Turning mouse emulation through HSM will usually correct the problem described with your mouse. Also I would suggest a rest on the KVM, this is done by disconnecting all cables and devices from the GCS982U. Let it sit for 6-8 minutes to reset. Connect the cables with both computers off and power up one at a time letting all drivers fully load and go to desktop before switching ports. Then boot computer 2 from a dead start. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • James C.
  • 1/29/2014 6:28:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2 Port DVI - KVM

Pros: Had used VGA version of IOGEAR's KVM for many years now. Was looking for similar 2-port DVI-D solution and after looking at many 3-4 Port KVM solutions, ended up back with IOGEAR GCS98U. Easy, uses USB power so no extra power supply needed to waste a plug. With the DVI-D connections, much better connectivity and switching between PC's.

1st purchase was a test for my home PC and Work docking station. Did all I needed and I purchased another one for my son to use at college, he was hooked as soon as it was installed with school laptop and his Christmas Gaming PC build.

Cons: Box seems large enough that cables could have been located differently and the added push button that bypasses using the hot keys, seems wasted but some like it. Little high cost but can find it on sale when they are in stock.

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  • David J.
  • 1/11/2014 4:14:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not function

Pros: Features were desirable

Cons: Will not recognize wired keyboard and mouse on console port. Keyboard and mouse work fine on both PC's when connected separately.

Other Thoughts: Waiting on seller for RMA and replacement

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience
Our KVM’s emulate a standard 102 key, keyboard and generic 2-button scroll wheel mouse. The reason for this emulation is to allow the hot key functions to operate. A side effect of the emulation is that in most cases the special key sequences required for gamming, and key programming will not translate correctly through the KVM, for gamming we recommend connecting directly to the computer.

Although our KVMs will work with most wireless keyboard mouse sets, we cannot promise an individual multimedia / programmable keyboard and mouse set will work through the KVM.

Due to the large number of manufacturer's and each manufacturer's wide range of models it is impossible to maintain any meaningful compatibility list.
Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience

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  • David T.
  • 12/2/2013 7:28:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Perfectly

Pros: Simple transfer of control of USB keyboard and mouse with sound is clean. Win 7 detection of additional display for laptop works perfectly even if the KVM is not switched to the Laptop when display is detected. Hotkey function that allows switch of display and keyboard while leaving the sound anchored to a different machine is a bonus I didn't expect.

Cons: After about 6 months of use, I have not experienced any cons.

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  • Qingbin C.
  • 11/20/2013 3:18:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworking perfectly in my case

Pros: I bought this one three days ago to replaced my old one, which is iogear GCS62HU, a 2 ports HDMI KVM which only supports up to 1920x1080 resolution. With this Dual link DVI type, Now I can share my new 30" Dell U3014 display with two computers. With either soft key stroke or hard switch, switching between two computers is smooth and effortless. Installation is very straightforward and simple. No problem at all !

Three advantages with this product that I like very much, 1. no extra power adapter; 2. price; 3. no more time delay when using hard switch.

This DVI-D model is pretty much identical to the HDMI model. Apparently, a bug, which causes a10-15 second delay when using hard switch, has been fixed silently in this model.

I am using a wireless keyboard (Logitech k270) and a wireless mouse (Logitech M705). I just plugged one logitech unified receiver on KVM and worked perfectly !

Both of my computers are windows, one with vista ultimate and other windows 7 64bits pro.

I am very happy with this one, especially no more time delays when using hard switch.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: A behavior that bothers me a bit is that it automatically switched to computer #2 when you shut the #1 down.

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  • Richard G.
  • 5/6/2013 7:57:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIOGEAR GCS982U

Pros: Works exactly as specified. Setup was trivially simple. No issues with wireless Microsoft Mobile Mouse 3500 or with Gyration wireless keyboard/mouse combo. No issues with 2048x1152 Samsung SyncMaster 2343BSX monitor.

Cons: heavy stiff cables makes it difficult to mount securely. (better heavy than flimsy) Additional USB connections would have been a better feature to have instead of the audio switches.

Other Thoughts: Other reviewers on Newegg rated this KVM switch very low which did not correlate with reviews found on other websites. Despite that all of the hardware in my setup is 3 to 8 years old, I had absolutely no trouble setting up and using this KVM switch. My previous KVM switch, with similar monitor resolution capacity with dual link DVI (a different manufacturer), was very flaky with various bugs that constantly required resetting of the KVM. This IOgear KVM has so far worked without any bugs whatsoever.

Because other reviewers had problem with lower resolution monitor settings, I tested various other setting on my monitor and found no issues.

I should also mention that both of my computers have dual-link DVI connections. I can't comment what would happen if dual and single link connectors are mixed.

Also, I have not tested the audio switching nor have I used a hub.

If you have dual-link DVI on both computers, I highly recommend the IOGEAR GCS982U 2-Port Dual-Link DVI Cable KVM with Audio.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/24/2012 9:55:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsHas Several Issues

Pros: The image at 2560*1600 is perfect. There is no tearing, no sparkling pixels (as I experienced with the Belkin F1DG102D). The device is compact and is powered off usb, so there is no need for an external power adaptor. I assume power consumption is very good too, as the two usb could only provide 5 watts max.

The screen switches in about 1-2 seconds which is great. The keyboard and mouse switch take a little longer, more so if emulation is disabled.

Cons: The graphics are totally corrupted with the Dell 3007WFP on single-link sources or at resolutions of 1280*800 or below (see photo).

I had to disable the "Power On detect" feature because when I put the one pc to sleep the KVM would automatically switch to the other, even though it was powered off at the mains. When I took it out of sleep, it didn't switch back, I had to do it manually, and then it took a good 20-30 seconds for the keyboard and mouse to register.

The emulated keyboard was not detected in the bios for the Atom-based machine. This means you can't get into bios setup, F8 to safe mode, escape Windows Restore etc. The only solution is to disable kb emulation, which means you lose the hotkey functionality. That of itself is not too bad, _BUT_ once it's disabled you can't re-enable it. Seriously. that's it. No more hotkeys, ever. I've asked IOgear support about this, but have had no response on this issue.

Other Thoughts: I have the GCS982U connected to the 3007WFP. One PC is Sandy Bridge, the other is an Atom-based machine. Keyboard is Logitech K350. Mouse is Logitech M510. Logitech set-point is not installed.

Manufacturer Response:

First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The product should not behave as you described. I would recommend a reset on the GCS982U. Disconnect all cables from the GCS982U and let it sit for 5-7 minutes. After the reset is complete connect the cables to your computers and power up each computer one at a time. This is called booting with focus. Let all drivers load before switches to the next computer and then do the same. Please contact our customer service at email: support@iogear.com and let us know in more detail on when and how you’re having this experience. We strive to ensure our customers are serviced with a properly working unit to exceed your satisfaction. Again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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