"A few months ago, we looked at the IOGear Miniview Extreme
series of keyboard, video and mouse switches (KVM's) that can be
used to control multiple computers without the clutter of multiple
input and display devices. Unlike many KVM's, however, the IOGear
unit provided multimedia support--speaker and microphone
sharing--in addition to its abilities to share the normal stuff
people expect KVM's to work with. Like the IOGear units, Avocent's
creatively named SwitchView USB 4-port (Audio) Switch, is one of
these new 'KVMP' multimedia switches.
"These units are so similar, it takes some time for any
technological differences to become apparent. Both have the same
2048x1536 maximum resolution..."