Hello all. I have a Dell 3008WFPT monitor. his is one hell of a monitor, it has 8 different video inputs. Theoretically one could hook 8 machines up to this beast and have switch between all of them if one was so inclined....I use the two DVI inputs and I switch between two PCs using the monitor's input switch.
Here's the rub: it only has one USB Upstream (type B) connector! WTH? A monitor with this many video inputs should have more than one upstream connection. They did make this thing so people could hook up multiple PCs to it, amirite?
I don't want to get a KVM because I switch video via my monitor. I want to just leave the one keyboard/one mouse that I use for both hooked up to USB downstream ports provided on the monitor that way when I switch the video input they work on both computers. All the USB switches I have seen talk about sharing one device between two computers meaning that they are downstream switches. I need an upstream splitter....Suggestions?
What about a USB manual switch. The monitor can not feed bi-directional data to multiple sources at the same time. If it had more USB outputs, only specifc USB inputs would flow to specific USB outputs.
It would be nice to have the monitor act as a USB swtich or KVM based on input. I don't know of a monitor that does, but that would require a lot of room. Via monitor software, you could define if a USB is on the KVM or dedicated to an video input.
Someone needs to make this happen!
And they have! I expect these features to trickle down in a few years and become standard on professional series and business series LCDs.