Installation Guide
2/4-Port DVI KVMP Switch with Cables
GCS1102/GCS1104
PART NO. M1108/M1109
Table of Contents
Package Contents
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Sun Keyboard Emulation
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System Requirements
5
Factory Default Hotkeys Settings
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GCS1102 Overview
6
Firmware Upgrade
23
GCS1104 Overview
8
Upgrade Fail
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Installation
10
FAQ
29
LED Indications
13
FCC Statements
31
Port Switching
14
CE Statement
33
Hotkeys Summary Table
16
SJ/T 11364-2006
34
Autoscan Mode
17
Limited Warranty
35
Hotkey Setting Mode (HSM)
18
Contact
36
Mac Keyboard Emulation
20
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Package Contents
1 x 2/4-Port DVI KVMP Switch
2/4 x DVI-D KVM Cables (2 for GCS1102 and 4 for GCS1104)
1 x Power Adapter
1 x Installation Guide
1 x Warranty Card
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System Requirements
Console
• DVI-D supported Monitor
• USB keyboard and mouse
• Powered Speakers and microphone (optional)
Computers
• A USB port
• A DVI-D supported connection
• 3.5mm Audio and microphone connections (optional)
Operating System
• Windows XP
• Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit)
• Windows 7
• Mac OS X or greater
• Sun Solaris workstation
• Linux, UNIX and other USB supported systems*
*Additional drivers and support may be needed
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GCS1102 Overview
Front View
1.
2.
3.
4.
Port 1 Switch Button
Port 2 Switch Button
Console USB Keyboard Port
Console USB Mouse Port
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2
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3
4
Rear View
5. Power Jack
6. USB 2.0 Peripheral Sharing Ports
7. Console Mic. Port
8. Console Audio Port
9. Console DVI Port
10.CPU2 Mic. Port
11.CPU2 Audio Port
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6
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12.CPU2 DVI Port
13.CPU2 USB Port
14.CPU1 Mic. Port
15.CPU1 Audio Port
16.CPU1 USB Port
17.CPU1 DVI Port
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GCS1104 Overview
Front View
1.
2.
3.
4.
Port 1 Switch Button
Port 2 Switch Button
Port 3 Switch Button
Port 4 Switch Button
5. Front Panel Mic. Port
6. Front Panel Audio Port
7. USB 2.0 Peripheral Sharing Port
1
3
2
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5
6
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Rear View
8. Power Jack
9. Console Mouse Port
10.Console Keyboard Port
11.USB 2.0 Peripheral Sharing Port
12.Console Mic. Port
13.Console Audio Port
14.Console DVI Port
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15.CPU4 Mic. Port
16.CPU4 Audio Port
17.CPU4 USB Port
18.CPU4 DVI Port
19.CPU3 Mic. Port
20.CPU3 Audio Port
21.CPU3 USB Port
22.CPU3 DVI Port
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23.CPU2 Mic. Port
24.CPU2 Audio Port
25.CPU2 USB Port
26.CPU2 DVI Port
27.CPU1 Mic. Port
28.CPU1 Audio Port
29.CPU1 USB Port
30.CPU1 DVI Port
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Installation
Step 1
Step 3
Please make sure your computers and monitor are
powered off before you start.
Connect the DVI cable from your monitor to the
console DVI monitor port. Then, turn on your
monitor.
Step 2
Connect the power adapter from your wall outlet to
your power jack of the KVM.
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3
GCS1104
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Step 4
Step 5
Connect your USB keyboard and mouse to the
console USB keyboard port and console USB
mouse port.
Connect your powered speaker and mic. to the
console audio port and console mic. Port.
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4
5
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GCS1104
GCS1102
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Step 6
Final Step
Connect a set of your molded KVM cable from your
KVM switch to each of your computers – DVI cable
to the DVI output, USB cables to open USB ports
from your computer, audio cable to your audio
output and mic. cable to the mic. input.
Turn on your computers.
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LED Indications
LED
Online / Selected
USB Link
Description
Dim Orange
A device is powered on and connected to the KVMP
switch but the port is not on focus
Bright Orange
The specific port has focus on the KVM (Keyboard, video
and mouse)
Green
The specific port has focus on the USB peripheral sharing
ports
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Port Switching
Port Switching
You can switch port via front panel pushbutton or hotkey commands.
Port Switching via Front Panel Pushbutton
Mode1 (Default)
Function
Switch All Focus (KVM, Audio and USB)
Switch KVM Focus
Switch Audio Focus
Description
Press and hold the specific pushbutton for 2 seconds
Press the specific pushbutton once
Press the specific pushbutton twice rapidly
Mode2*
Function
Switch All Focus (KVM, Audio and USB)
Switch KVM Focus
Switch Audio Focus
Description
Press the specific pushbutton once
Press and hold the specific pushbutton for 2 seconds
Press the specific pushbutton twice rapidly
*Please refer to the HSM (Hotkeys Setting Mode) section for details about how to switch the front panel
pushbutton into Mode2.
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Port Switching via Hotkey Commands
To trigger a Hotkey Mode, simply press [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]*. Please refer to Hotkey Summary Table
for details.
*Note: If there is a conflict using [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] sequence, you can change to the alternative
sequence [Ctrl] [Ctrl]. Please refer to Hotkey Setting Mode (HSM) section for details.
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Hotkeys Summary Table
Hotkey combination
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll
Lock] + or
[Ctrl] [Ctrl]* +
*Note: If alternative
hotkey sequence is
chosen
Description
[Enter]
Switch KVM, USB and audio focus to the next port
[n*] [Enter]
Switch KVM, USB and audio focus to the specific port
[k] [Enter]
Switch KVM focus to the next port
[n*] [k] [Enter]
Switch KVM focus to the specific port
[u] [Enter]
Switch USB focus to the next port
[n*] [u] [Enter]
Switch USB focus to the specific port
[s] [Enter]
Switch audio focus to the next port
[n*] [s] [Enter]
Switch audio focus to the specific port
[n*] [k] [s] [Enter]
Switch KVM and audio focus to the specific port
[n*] [k] [u] [Enter]
Switch KVM and USB focus to the specific port
[n*] [u] [s] [Enter]
Switch USB and audio focus to the specific port
*Note: Interval n is the port ID number (1 and 2 for GCS1102 and 1, 2, 3 and 4 for GCS1104)
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Autoscan Mode
You can either activate Autoscan Mode via front panel push button or hotkeys.
Function
Auto Scan
Description
Front Panel Push Button Press and hold port 1 and port 2 Pushbutton simultaneously
for 2 seconds to activate Autoscan Mode*
Hotkeys
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [a]
Activate Autoscan mode. It
[Enter]
will cycle from port to port
every 5 seconds (default)
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [a]
Activate Autoscan mode. It
[n] [Enter]
will cycle from port to port
every n seconds**
*Note: Autoscan Mode from front panel push button will be scanning a port every 5 seconds by default. If
you wish to have the Autoscan Mode be scanning with different time interval, please trigger Autoscan Mode
via hotkeys.
**Note: n is an interval between 1 and 99 that stands for the time (in second) desire for scanning each port.
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Hotkey Setting Mode (HSM)
Hotkey
1. Press and hold [Num Lock] ([Clear] key
on Mac keyboard)
2. Press and release [-]
3. Release [Num Lock] ([Clear] key on
Mac keyboard)
Invoke HSM, then press [h]
Invoke HSM, then press [t]
Invoke HSM, then press [F2]
Invoke HSM, then press [F3]
Invoke HSM, then press [F10]
Invoke HSM, then press [F4]
Description
Invoking hotkey setting mode
Change the HSM invocation keys from [Num Lock] to [Ctrl]
and from [-] to [F12]
Change port switching hotkey sequence between [Scroll
Lock] [Scroll Lock] and [Ctrl] [Ctrl]
Enables Mac keyboard emulation
Enables Sun keyboard emulation
Auto-detect the keyboard operating platform (for PC
compatible systems). Activates Pass Through Keyboard
Mode (keystrokes are sent directly to the computer instead of
through the Mac emulator).
List out current settings
Note: Please have a Notepad or word document opened
before you trigger this function.
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Invoke HSM, then press [F5]
Invoke HSM, then press [b]
USB Reset
Toggle hotkey beepers on or off
Invoke HSM, then press [s]
Invoke HSM, then press [x] [Enter]
Invoke HSM, then press [u] [p] [g] [r] [a] [d]
[e] [Enter]
Invoke HSM, then press [r] [Enter]
Invoke HSM, then press [d]
Invoke HSM, then press [m]
Invoke HSM, then press [F1]
Toggle front panel pushbutton between Mode1 and Mode2
Disable or enable port switching hotkey
Activate Firmware Upgrade Mode – Front panel KVM LED will
flash indicating Firmware Upgrade Mode is activated.
Restore default settings
Capture and store monitor’s EDID on specific port
Enable or disable mouse emulation
Reset keyboard and mouse under some special OS’ that do
not support USB 2.0
*Note: To exit HSM manually, press Esc or spacebar.
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Mac Keyboard Emulation
The PC compatible (101/104 key) keyboard can emulate the functions of the Mac keyboard. The emulation
mappings are listed in the table below.
PC Keyboard
Mac Keyboard
[Alt]
Alt
[Shift]
Shift
[Print Screen]
F13
[Crtl]
Ctrl
[Scroll Lock]
F14
=

[Ctrl] [1]
[Enter]
Return
[Ctrl] [2]
[Backspace]
Delete
[Ctrl] [3]
[Insert]
Help
[Ctrl] [4]
[Ctrl]
F15
*Note: When using key combinations, press and release the first key (Ctrl), then press and release the
second key.
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Sun Keyboard Emulation
The PC compatible (101/104 key) keyboard can emulate the functions of the Sun keyboard. The emulation
mappings are listed in the table below.
PC Keyboard
Sun Keyboard
[Ctrl] [F9]
Find
[Crtl] [t]
Stop
[Crtl] [F10]
Cut
[Crtl] [F2]
Again
[Crtl] [1]
[Crtl] [F3]
Props
[Crtl] [2]
[Crtl] [F4]
Undo
[Crtl] [3]
[Crtl] [F5]
Front
[Crtl] [4]
[Crtl] [F6]
Copy
[Crtl] [h]
[Crtl] [F7]
Open
[Crtl] [F8]
Paste
Help
Compose

*Note: When using key combinations, press and release the first key (Ctrl), then press and release the
second key.
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Factory Default Hotkeys Settings
Function
Default
Port Switching
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]
Invoking HSM
[Num Lock] [-]
Auto Scan Interval
5 Seconds
Beeper
On
Keyboard Operating Platform
Auto Detect
Port Switching Keys
Enabled
Front Panel Pushbutton Mode
Mode1
Mouse Emulation
On
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Firmware Upgrade
Step 1
Step 3
Please follow through the installation process from
the Installation section.
Shut down all the other computers that are
connected to the KVM. Then Invoke Firmware
Upgrade Mode. (Please refer to Hotkeys Setting
Mode section)
Step 2
Switch ALL focus to the port that you will be using
to perform the firmware upgrade. (Please refer to
Port Switching Section). Then, go to www.iogear.
com to download the latest available firmware or
the specific firmware that you wish to use.
Step 4
Disconnect your keyboard and mouse from the
console keyboard and mouse port, then connect
them to the USB peripheral sharing ports.
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Step 5
Step 6
Windows will now install all the required drivers.
You may see the below message popup in tray
icon area.
After you see the below message “Your new
hardware is installed and ready to use.”, extract
the downloaded file with WinRAR or compatible
software. Then double click on the execute file to
begin with the Firmware Upgrade Utility.
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Step 7
Step 8
Read the License Agreement and click “I Agree”
then click “Next” if you wish to continue with the
firmware upgrade. Otherwise, click “Cancel” to exit.
Choose the correct KVM that you wish to perform
firmware upgrade from the “Device List” and then
click “Next” to continue. Then the Firmware Upgrade
Utility will verify if there is a KVM connected to the
computer by the firmware upgrade cable. (Check
Firmware Version checkbox is optional)
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Step 9
Step 10
If you have checked the “Check Firmware Version”
checkbox, then the utility will check the current
firmware that is on your KVM. If the current firmware
is newer than the firmware that you wish to upgrade
to, a window will popup and prompt you to ask if
you wish to proceed. Simply click “Yes” to start the
upgrade and “No” to cancel the upgrade.
When the firmware upgrade is done, you will see
“Firmware upgrade OK” in the “Status Messages”
window. Then simply click “Finish” to complete the
whole firmware upgrade process.
Note: If you did not check the “Check Firmware
Version” checkbox, utility will perform the upgrade
automatically no matter what version of firmware
you have in the KVM.
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Final Step
Now the KVM will reset by itself and the firmware upgrade process has completed. Then, disconnect the
keyboard and mouse from the peripheral sharing ports and connect them back to the console keyboard and
mouse port.
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Upgrade Fail
If you didn’t see “Firmware upgrade OK” in the “Status Messages” window, it means that the firmware
upgrade has failed. When that happens, please repeat the complete firmware upgrade process.
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FAQ
1. What is the difference between DVI-A, DVI-D and DVI-I?
DVI-A – The “A” stands for analog, which it supports analog DVI signal
DVI-D – The “D” stands for digital, which it supports digital DVI signal
DVI-I – The “I” stands for intergraded, which it supports both analog and digital DVI signals
2. If you have a DVI monitor with both DVI and VGA computers and you would like to connect
them through our GCS1102/GCS1104, what should you do and what do you need to know?
a.Please make sure that both monitor and monitor cable are DVI-I supported*
b.A VGA Male to Male cable for each of your VGA computer is required**
c.A VGA Female to DVI-A Male Adapter for each of your VGA computer is required***
*DVI-I Male to Male Cable (G2LDI006) is available and sold separately at www.iogar.com
**VGA Male to Male Cable (G2LVGA006) is available and sold separately at www.iogear.com.
***VGA Female to DVI-A Male Adapter (GDVIMVGAF) is available and sold separately at www.iogear.com.
If you meet all the requirements above, then you can follow the below instructions to setup your KVM.
Please make sure all devices are turned off before you start.
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For the DVI computers:
Simply follow the instruction of the Installation Section.
For the VGA computers:
1. Connect each of your VGA video output with a VGA Male to Male cable.
2. Connect the other side of the VGA cable to the VGA connection on the DVI-A Male to VGA Female
Adapter.
3. Connect the DVI-A connection to the CPU DVI port of the KVM.
4. Then use the provided DVI-D KVM cable for USB, audio and mic. connection ONLY.
For the Console DVI Port
Connect the DVI-I cable from the Console DVI port to the monitor.
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FCC Statements
15.21
You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the part responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
15.105(b)
his equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:
1. this device may not cause interference and
2. this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. This
transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
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CE Statement
This device has been tested and found to comply with the requirements set up in the council directive on
the approximation of the law of member states relating to EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, Low Voltage
Directive 73/23/EEC and R&TTE Directive 99/5/EC.
The product has been approved for LVD and covered the following countries:
Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, U.K., Spain, Sweden
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SJ/T 11364-2006
The following contains information that relates to China.
有毒有害物质或元素
部件名称
铅 (Pb)
汞 (Hg)
镉(Cd)
六价 (Cr(VI))
多溴联苯
(PBB)
多溴二苯醚
(PBDE)
电器部件
●
○
○
○
○
○
机构部件
○
○
○
○
○
○
○:表示该有毒有害物质在该部件所有均质材料中的含量均在SJ/T 11363-2006规定的限量要求之下。
●:表示符合欧盟的豁免条款,但该有毒有害物质至少在该部件的某一均质材料中的含量超出
SJ/T 11363-2006的限量要求。
×: 表示该有毒有害物质至少在该部件的某一均质材料中的含量超出SJ/T 11363-2006的限量要求。
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Limited Warranty
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DIRECT VENDOR’S LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, DISK,
OR ITS DOCUMENTATION EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE PRODUCT.
The direct vendor makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory with respect to the
contents or use of this documentation, and especially disclaims its quality, performance,
merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.The direct vendor also reserves the right to revise or
update the device or documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity of such revisions, or
updates. For further inquiries please contact IOGEAR.
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Irvine, CA 92618
P 949.453.8782
F 949.453.8785
Visit us at: www.iogear.com
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