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16 Port USB KVM Switch By Iogear (GCS1716KITU) MCM Part #83-12313

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The GCS1716KITU KVM is a combo switch with USB KVM cables included; allowing access and control of up to 16 directly connected computers from a single console (keyboard, mouse, and monitor). As many as 16 additional switches can be cascaded bringing the total number of connected computers to 256 computers that can be controlled from a single keyboard-monitor-mouse console. A custom ASIC (patent pending) provides an auto-sensing function that recognizes the position of each station on the installation, eliminating the need to manually set the position with DIP switches. Additionally, the GCS1716 features high density SPHD 15-pin instead of the usual 25-pin connectors thus allowing for a compact design and installation in a 1U system rack.

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The GCS1716 includes one USB port located on the front panel for easy access and sharing of any USB peripherals. Setup is fast and easy; plugging cables into their appropriate ports is all that is needed. The switch supports both USB and PS/2 connections for the console and computers. The GCS1716 intercepts keyboard input directly, thus eliminating the need for any software configuration. Switching between computers can be easily accomplished either by manually pressing the front panel push button port LEDs, entering hotkey combinations from the keyboard, or via a menu driven multilingual on-screen display (OSD) system. A convenient auto-scan feature permits automatic scanning and monitoring of activities on all connected.
  • Eliminates the excessive expense of additional monitors, keyboards and mice
  • Increases office space, productivity, and provides as an energy cost savings solution
  • It contributes to a greener environment by reducing the amount of waste generated by multiple components
  • An easy / efficient way to organize and streamline a growing or expanding server operation
  • Multi platform OS support - Windows®, Mac, Sun Solaris™ , and Linux®
  • Easy to operate - computer selection via front panel LED’s, intuitive OSD (on screen display), and hotkeys
  • Cascade up to 2 levels - control up to 256 computers from a single console*
  • Security - 2 level password protection for OSD
  • Maximum video resolution: up to 2048 x 1536
  • Front USB Port - Fully compliant with USB 1.1 for system upgrades and shared peripherals **
  • Rack mountable in a 19" (1U) system rack
  • Custom ASIC provides an auto-sensing function that recognizes the position of each station on the installation
  • Fully Supports DDC2B
*(Firmware update is now available at

** Only systems connected with the USB KVM cables will be able to access the front USB port for system upgrades and shared peripherals System Requirements
  • Console:
    • VGA, SVGA, or MultiSync Monitor
    • A Keyboard and Mouse (USB or PS/2)
  • Computers:
    • VGA, SVGA, or MultiSync video graphics card with an HDB-15 port
    • PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports (6-pin mini DIN) and at least 1 USB port
    • Multi OS Platform Support: PC / Mac / Sun / Linux
Package Contents
  • 1 x GCS1716, 16-Port Combo KVM
  • 1 x 2M USB KVM cable (G2L5202U)
  • 1 x 2M PS/2 KVM cable (G2L5202P)
  • 16 x 3M USB KVM cable (G2L5203U)
  • 1 x Console cable
  • 1 x Cascade cable
  • 1 x Firmware upgrade cable
  • 1 x Grounding wire
  • 1 x Foot pad set (4 pads)
  • 1 x Power adapter
  • 1 x Installation Guide
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x Standard Rack Mounting Kit
Computer Connections
Direct 16
Daisy Chain or Cascading 256 (via Cascade)
Port Selection Hotkeys, OSD, Button
Console 1 x SPHD-18 Male (Yellow)
Computer/KVM 16 x SPHD-15 Female (Yellow)
Power 1 x DC Jack
USB 1 x USB 1.1 Type A Female
Reset Switch 1 x Semi-Recessed Push Button
F/W Upgrade 1 x Slide Switch
Port Selection 16 x Push Button
Keyboard PS/2, USB
Mouse PS/2, USB
Video Resolution VGA 2048x1536, DDC2B
Voltage DC 5.3V
Amps 2.4A
Scan Interval 1-255 sec
Operation Temperature 0~50C
Storage Temperature -20~60C
Humidity 0~80% RH, Non-condensing
Case Metal
Unit Dimensions
Width 17in.
Height 1.75in.
Depth 6.25in.
Unit Package Dimensions
Width 10.25in.
Height 9.625in.
Depth 22.375in.
Unit Pack Wt. 20.04lb
Unit Wt. w/accessories 17.26lb
Unit Wt. 6.02lb

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:83-12313
Iogear Part #:GCS1716KITU
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:28 lbs.
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:365 days
Need to Return?
Length:22.5 in.
Width:9.5 in.
Height:5.5 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

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