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OfB.biz: Switching to a New View

Jun 20, 2004, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)

"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..."

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