The product includes a built-in Ethernet 10/100 switch, which allows computers to network and share Internet connections. Users can connect up to three workstations to a two-port--and five to a four-port--KVMP switch, enabling communication between multiple computers. The audio ports on the product allow consumers to connect one set of speakers and a microphone and share them among all units. The USB 2 ports provide data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps, according to IOGEAR.
In addition, users can alternate between various systems without interrupting audio or peripherals plugged into the USB 2 ports with the product's independent switching feature. For example, a user can initiate a music or movie file download on one computer and shift to another system without interrupting the file download.
IOGEAR's MiniView Symphony KVMP Switch is priced at $249.95 (two-port) and $349.95 (four-port) and is available immediately from major catalog resellers, online resellers, and selected retail outlets. The product comes with IOGEAR's standard three-year warranty.
The MiniView Symphony KVMP Switch is hot pluggable, fully compliant with USB 2 specifications, and compatible with PC, Mac, and Sun operating platforms.