Gefen's 4x1 KVM DVI DL Switcher: Only Pros Need Apply

Gefen's 4x1 KVM DVI DL Switcher: Only Pros Need Apply

KVM switches are one of the most underrated PC accessories on the market, hands-down. Not too many average consumers need one, but they are a miracle-worker for those with multiple machines and screens. Gefen is looking to step up the tried-and-true KVM with the introduction of the next generation 4x1 KVM DVI DL Switcher, which is actually far less complicated than its lengthy model name would lead you to believe.

The new version of the device supports the connection of one display using either single or dual link DVI, giving the user more flexibility while supporting resolutions up to 3840x2400. There's even internal EDID management in order to keep you from having to reboot whenever you switch between computers, and the original resolution settings and desktop icons for each computer will automatically be put into place. Handy, no?

It'll handle multi-platform setups and can control up to four computers at a time from a single workstation, and they can even control is via IR remote or any other RS-232 control device. It'll run you $899 though, so you best be darn sure you need to control multiple machines with a single mouse/keyboard combo.



Enhanced KVM Switcher from Gefen Gives Access to Four Computers using One High Resolution Display with Single or Dual Link DVI Connectivity

CHATSWORTH, CA - The leader in digital connectivity solutions today announced its next generation 4x1 KVM DVI DL Switcher. This new version supports the connection of one display using either single or dual link DVI, giving the user more flexibility while supporting resolutions up to 3840x2400.

Internal EDID management eliminates the need to reboot when switching between computers, and restores the original resolution settings and desktop icons for each computer. This provides a smooth transition throughout the switching with no additional tweaking.

"This new switcher replaces two previous versions, each handling either single or dual link DVI," explained Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. "With this new version, users have more options with their display, and a streamlined switching approach that saves time and increases productivity in the studio or work environment."

The 4x1 KVM DVI DL Switcher is cross-platform in capability, and provides a plug and play method of system integration without networking. It offers KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) control of four computers from one workstation, so users can quadruple the amount of data within reach at any given time. Users choose their computer using the IR remote, front panel selector or any RS-232 control device.

Two hi-speed USB 2.0 outputs support any keyboard/mouse combination, while the one DVI output supports either a single or dual link display. Stereo audio connections are also switched for each computer, routing audio in addition to video and control peripherals. Rack ears are included for mounting.

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