At SIGGRAPH 2019, IOGEAR unveils 2-Port USB-C KVM Switch that enables the sharing of peripherals and a 4K display among Macs, Win10 PCs, iPads, Android devices via a USB-C connection to each

 IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative solutions designed to maximize the capabilities of computing and AV technology investments, today announced the release of a new type ofKVM switch designed for the devices people rely on most in the modern workplace. The all new Access ProTM 2-Port USB-C KVM Switch with Power Delivery (GUD3C04) allows users to share a 4K monitor, keyboard and mouse, as well as other USB-A accessories, among two USB-C™ or Thunderbolt™ 3 equipped Macs, PCs, iPads, Android tablets and smartphones, with a single-cable connection to each device.

IOGEAR will unveil the Access Pro™ 2-Port USB-C KVM Switch with Power Delivery at SIGGRAPH 2019 (Booth #612) and will showcase it among the company’s latest accessories designed to help animators, graphics designers, software developers and more maximize the true connectivity and performance capabilities of their computers.

Designed for All of Today’s Most Popular Computing Devices!

Gone are the days of running dedicated VGA, PS2, USB and audio cables from a bulky switch box to large stationary PCs. USB-C wraps these connections into one compact cable. USB-C has also quickly become the standard data and charging port on modern laptops, and the latest smartphones and tablets. The Access Pro 2-Port USB-C KVM Switch was designed to fuse the computing benefits of the devices today’s professionals carry on them daily, laptops, smartphones and tablets.  Access Pro enables users  to work off each device in a traditional desktop environment, complete with keyboard, mouse and a 4K display. With support for desktop modes like Samsung’s DeX™ mode, smartphones and tablets are now  seamlessly integrated into workspaces to handle the tasks traditionally carried out by desktop and laptop computers. When extra horsepower is needed, users can switch over to their Mac or Windows PC at the tap of a button.

“KVM switches are an incredibly useful tool for independently operating multiple computers with a single desktop setup. However, since most jobs don’t require the use of two computers, KVMs have  generally been considered a niche product,” said Joseph Zhang, Director of Product Management at IOGEAR. “With our Access Pro USB-C KVM Switch, we’re changing the game and making the KVM something that everybody can benefit from. Not only does the integration of USB-C drastically reduce the number of cables needed to just one per computing device, it has allowed us to expand compatibility to the latest smartphones and tablets, enabling users to maximize productivity by converting mobile devices into powerful desktop computers.”

Features and Benefits

  • Control and share two USB-C devices with DP Alt Mode from one keyboard, mouse, and HDMI monitor
  • Conveniently switch between devices via the push-button remote
  • Power Delivery1 with up to 75W of charging for a laptop and up to 10W for a smartphone2 (USB-C external power needed)
  • Supports external display resolutions up to 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz
  • Compatible with ThunderboltTM 3 laptops
  • USB 3.1 ports offer  data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps
  • HDCP 1.4 Compliant
  • Supports Samsung DeX® Mode
  • No software needed

Hardware Specifications and Compatibility

Upstream Port
     USB-C1x USB-C for laptop, 1x USB-C for smartphone; data rate up to 5 Gbps
Downstream Port
     HDMI1x HDMI 1.4b compliant, up to 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 @30Hz resolution
     USB-A2x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, data rate up to 5Gbps
     USB-C1x USB-C for Power Delivery Pass-Thru
Power
Power Deliver Pass-ThroughSupport USB PD 2.0 at 5V/9V/15V/20V up to 85W for laptop charging.  Provides 5V/2A for Smartphone charging.4
Power Consumption5V/3A (15W)
Operating System Requirements
     Mac®macOS X 10.12 and above
     iPad®iPadOS® 12.1, iPadOS 13 (when available and recommended for better experience) 
     Windows®Windows 10 (32/64 bit) and above
     Android™Android 8 and above

Pricing and Availability

The Access Pro™ 2-Port USB-C KVM Switch with Power Delivery will be available online and at major retailers at an MSRP of $199.95 at the end of August 2019.

For more information on IOGEAR’s portfolio of award-winning connectivity products and solutions, please visit www.iogear.com and follow the company on TwitterLinkedInFacebookInstagramand YouTube.

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