Iogear's DVI Net ShareStation: In case you need to share a single monitor among several computers on a network


Damn, if you squint your eyes you just may be able to see the Iogear DVI Net ShareStation. It’s a small box you put onto your home network that then lets up to six different computers share the same monitor. (You plug the monitor into the box, then the box into the network.) It supports resolutions up to 1600×1200, so you’re not sacrificing too much screen real estate by sharing with your amigos.

If you’re so inclined, you can add an additional monitor to the whole setup by plugging one into the USB port.

It debuts at the CEDIA trade show (lots of home entertainment goodies) next week. Maybe by then we won’t need the Hubble to see it.

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ — CEDIA — With IOGEAR’s DVI Net
ShareStation, multiple users on a network can now share information, such
as work presentations or signage displays, using one monitor. The product
will be on display at the CEDIA EXPO, September 3-6, 2008 at booth # 468.

Users simply connect the DVI Net ShareStation to the desired monitor
with the included DVI / VGA adapter, and plug the device into an Ethernet
network to establish communication with other computers on the network.
Reducing cable clutter and eliminating short distance limitation, the
product allows digital signage professionals to share displays from a
central location without installing expensive wiring. The device is a
cost-effective solution for expanding networking video while maintaining
high-quality resolutions (up to 1600 x 1200). Installers can use this
device to outfit a small office or home to allow up to six users on a
network to access one monitor for viewing work documents or family video.
Users can also add an external display to their system by connecting the
product to a USB port.

IOGEAR is also announcing the availability of its Powerline Stereo
Audio System, a cost-effective solution to stream music through the
household via powerlines. The product consists of a docking station, which
can play CDs, cell phones, iPods and MP3 players, and a receiver to place
anywhere throughout the home. By connecting the receiver to an
independently-powered speaker, individuals can distribute lossless audio to
any desired location in the house or even to an outside patio, up to 990
feet, to entertain guests.

“At IOGEAR, we recognize the need for innovative tools that simplify
work spaces and enrich new-age homes at a low cost,” said Miranda Su,
executive vice president at IOGEAR. “Our DVI Net ShareStation and Powerline
Stereo Audio System are great additions to our product family and further
our commitment to excellence for consumer-friendly digital solutions.”

The products are available immediately from all major catalog and
online resellers, as well as select retail outlets. The DVI Net
ShareStation ($199.95 MSRP) comes with IOGEAR’s three-year warranty.
Consumers can pick up the Powerline Stereo Audio System for $379.95 with a
standard three-year warranty. These products and more innovative A/V
solutions from IOGEAR will be on display at the CEDIA EXPO 2008 at booth #