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IOGEAR Connects New Mac Mini With Any Computer

KVM switch provides one connection for peripherals (February 02, 2005)

IOGEAR MiniView Micro PLUS KVM (click for larger image)

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IOGEAR, the mobile connectivity and peripheral specialist, announces that its MiniView Micro USB PLUS KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) Switch (model# GCS632U) is a simple, low-cost solution for consumers to connect any computer to the new Apple Mac Mini. Since the low-cost Mac Mini computer does not come with a keyboard or monitor, users can connect their favorite keyboard, monitor, speakers and mouse to the new Apple system, along with their current desktop computer. This enables PC users to have affordable access to the simple computing and graphic interface of Macs.

The MiniView Micro PLUS KVM is a self-powered switch with built-in cables for simple Plug-n-Play use. This product allows users to simultaneously run and share audio between two computers with a single keyboard, monitor and mouse. The KVM comes with a unique USB Sniffing Technology that reduces the delay typically experienced when switching computers and allows multiple computers to be booted simultaneously.

The MiniView Micro PLUS KVM switch is the smallest two-port KVM switch available on the market with audio support. With KVM cables molded into the unit, users are now able to manage two PCs or Macs from a single keyboard, monitor and mouse and share the multimedia speakers between them. In a breakthrough in KVM technology for Mac users, IOGEAR has enabled the functionality of the special keys on the Mac systems. When using a PC keyboard, a special set of 'hot keys' have been designed to emulate the special keys on all Mac machines.

"Consumers who purchase the new Apple Mac Mini are able to save their old computer and switch back and forth between the two computers, depending on what computing solution is needed," said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR, Inc. "IOGEAR's affordable KVM switches are an ideal solution because they connect two computers with just one keyboard, monitor and mouse, while allowing consumers to share multimedia speakers. That old computer no longer has to sit around and collect dust. PC users can now have the best of both worlds."

The MiniView Micro PLUS KVM switch is priced at $79.95 (MSRP) and is available immediately from all major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets. The KVM 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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IOGEAR, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a leading connectivity and peripheral manufacturer that provides complete KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse), FireWire, USB (Universal Serial Bus) 1.1 / 2.0, Bluetooth, HomePlug and Wi-Fi solutions, targeting home users, mobile users and small to medium sized businesses.

IOGEAR's compact desktop KVM products enable users to access multiple computers through one console, while its extensive line of USB and FireWire connectivity products allow peripherals to be easily attached. The company's Bluetooth, HomePlug and Wi-Fi product lines provide users with the most advanced industry solutions currently on the market. IOGEAR has consistently provided products that incorporate innovative technology, providing the end user with outstanding functionality and capability. As one of the only true manufacturers in the industry, IOGEAR has the ability to offer high quality products with the service and support hardware consumers demand.

The company distributes products throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For further information, please visit

IOGEAR University is an online resource developed for consumers to grow and expand their knowledge of IOGEAR's KVM, FireWire, USB 1.1, USB 2.0 and other peripheral technologies.

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