Users can control up to four USB or PS/2 computers with a single keyboard, monitor and mouse, while sharing speakers, a microphone and other USB peripherals.

The MiniView Extreme Multimedia KVMP Switch brings an added bonus to traditional KVM switches by offering USB peripheral sharing capabilities. Users can save space and money by eliminating the need for multiple keyboards, monitors and mice, as well as peripheral devices such as printers, scanners and external drives. Up to four computers can access all connected USB peripherals using Hot Keys.

IOGEAR has made cross-platform management simple by joining USB and KVM technologies. For example, a single USB console can control a PC, Mac or a Sun workstation, and share peripherals and audio devices between the computers. Such functionality is particularly valuable to multi-platform users including graphic artists, systems repair personnel and Webmasters. IOGEAR is the only manufacturer to offer this type of KVM to personnel working in small offices running different types of servers and workstations. The unit allows PC keyboards to simulate Mac and Sun multimedia functions through Hot Keys. All USB-enabled computer users can benefit from the efficiency, affordability and convenience of sharing devices. The 2-port MiniView Extreme Multimedia KVMP Switch is priced at $129.95 (MSRP), while the 4-port is priced at $179.95 (MSRP). Both include high-quality bonded KVM cables and are available immediately from all major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets.

“People are purchasing faster computer systems with enhanced functions every day. Often consumers don’t know what to do with their old computers,” said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR, Inc. “With IOGEAR’s MiniView Extreme, users can access their older computer to save files, pictures or music and rely on their faster, newer computer to surf the Internet, play games or burn CDs—all of this using a single keyboard, monitor, mouse and shared peripherals.”

IOGEAR’s MiniView Extreme Multimedia KVMP Switch functions on Microsoft Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP, Mac OS 8.6 or higher and Sun Solaris workstations. The product comes with IOGEAR’s standard three-year warranty.

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