- Self powered operation.
- 1900x1440 video resolution.
- Password protection.
- Port selection via via hot-key, mouse, front panel
key or RS232
- DDC Support.
- Supports Windows 3.X, 95, 98, NT4, 2000, DOS, UNIX,
OS/2 and other common operating systems
- Hardware compatible with desktop and laptop PCs,
RS6000, SGI and DEC Alphas
- Cascadeable to support more than 4 PCs
- SmartBoot featureallows simultaneous bootup of all
- Screen blanking (screen saver).
- Mouse hot plug.
- Supports optional remote control module RC1
- Flash upgradeable
2 x 15 way HD D Female for CPU video (DDC/Blue)
2 x 6 way mini DIN Female for CPU keyboard (Violet)
2 x 6 way mini DIN Female for CPU mouse (Green)
4 x 15 way HD D Female for CPU video (DDC/Blue) 4 x 6 way mini DIN Female for CPU keyboard (Violet) 4 x 6 way mini DIN Female for CPU mouse (Green)
1 x 6 way mini DIN Female for shared keyboard (Violet)
1 x 6 way mini DIN Female for shared mouse (Green)
1 x 15 way HD D Female for shared monitor (DDC/Blue)
1 x 15 way standard D Female for FLASH upgrade andRC1 remote, RS232 control and synchronisation
1 x 5V dc power inlet for optional 500mA external PSU
1 x Option switch (underside)
CPU video/monitor ports
A monitor can be plugged straight into the monitor port. Supports VGA/SVGA/XGA/XGA-2/SXGA/UXGA video.
VESA DDC1 and DDC2 signalling supported. Screen resolution of up to 1900 x 1440. Screensaver feature support.
Supports AT and PS/2 keyboards automatically. PS/2 keyboards plug in directly and keyboards with AT style 5 pin DIN plugs require an adaptor. Automatic mode emulation ensures that the keyboard is correctly programmed to the state expected by the CPU whenever the channel is changed.Type 1, 2 and 3 keyboards are supported.
Multiple video head operation
Multiple GEMS may be linked together via the options ports to provide synchronised switching for multiple videohead applications.
User-selectable to prevent unauthorised access to connected CPUs.The password is safely stored in the unit's EEPROM memory.
User Flash upgradeable firmware by downloading from a PC's serial port.
Metal case 230 x 50 x 170 mm with plastic front display panel.
Interface powered operation. Optional 5Vdc, 500mA PSU available.
Complies with European EMC directive 89/336/EEC. CE marked and FCC class A compliant.
AVG2 - Single keyboard, monitor and mouse to 2 computers.
AVG4 - Single keyboard, monitor and mouse to 4 computers.
A PS/2 type Logitech or Microsoft compatible mouse is required to control the switch. Use of a 3 button mouse also allows channel switching. Many Internet wheel/scroll mice including Scrollpoint and Explorer are also supported. Prompt and stream modes supported for maximum portable and desktop mouse compatibility. All mouse connections from the GEM to PCs support both serial RS232 and PS/2 mice in any combination.
2m if interface-powered or 10m if PSU used when attached keyboard, monitor and mouse.
5m if interface-powered or 30m if PSU used when attached to CPU or cascaded GEM.
Front panel key and display
Used for selecting channels and entering configuration mode. Display shows selected CPU, data activity from keyboard or mouse and switch status.
Adjustable to display only active ports or all ports in sequence.
AVG2 - 1 shared keyboard, monitor and mouse to 2 CPUs
AVG4 - 1 shared keyboard, monitor and mouse to 4 CPUs