CATx KVM Extenders

Remote Access and extension of KVM and serial signals up to 300m via CATx technology

KVM extension solutions with CATx/UTP cabling enables you to extend the keyboard, monitor and mouse from your computer up to 100 or 300 m (1,000ft) on a single CATx cable, without the loss of signal. Perfect for banks, trading rooms, exhibitions and other mission critical locations, the KVM extender solutions allow you to quietly place your computers in remote security rooms, server racks or simply away from the action.

Single and dual head KVM extension for DVI, PS/2 or USB signal sources

KVM DVI extension solutions support the DVI graphical interface and extend any PS/2 or USB-based KVM set up to 150m (CATx), 200m (62,5μ multimode fibre cable) or 400m (50μ multimode fibre cable). The DVI KVM extenders are available as single or dual head versions for the support of one single or two TFT monitor screens.

Local and remote access to computer consoles of PS/2 or USB servers

USB KVM Extender solutions are equipped with a transmitter and receiver unit. A standard structured cable is used for the connection of both unit and for the extended transmission of keyboard, video and mouse signals. In this way a user can work with the interconnected server that is located up to 200m away from the local user console. Some USB extension systems offer a push botton at the front that allows to select,if the connected server can be controlled locally, remotely or from both sides.If the transmitter unit is connected to to a KVM switch, then all connected servers can be controlled and managed centrally.

Ideal for the remote administration of serial computers or IT devices in industrial environments

Serial KVM extder systems enable you to extend the keyboard, monitor, mouse and serial device up to 300m with a single CATx cable, without the loss of signal. This allows you to move your computers to remote security rooms, server racks or simply away from the action. Therefore these are ideal solutions for banks, trading rooms, exhibitions and other mission critical locations. KVM extender solutions are available as single access version (control of one PC with serial connections from up to 300m away) as well as dual-access version (control of one PC with serial connections from a local and remote location).

Typically specifications of CATx, DVI, USB or Serial KVM extension solutions

  • Ease of installation
  • User-adjustable video equalization controls for optimum picture quality
  • Max. transmission range of KVM signals: up to 70, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400m (model dependent)
  • Work on any 15 pin Monitor (VGA, SVGA and XVGA)
  • Support for AT, PS/2, USB or SUN keyboards (depending on model)
  • PS/2 and wheel mouse support (serial mouse port support via optional adaptor)
  • Full keyboard and mouse emulation during boot-up and operation
  • Max. resolution up to 1920 x 1200 (model-dependent and depending on distance between transmitter and receiver)
  • Operating system independent, transparent to all applications
  • Utilise standard 4 pair CATx cabling for inexpensive extension
  • Support of mulitmode fibre cables (DVI version)
  • Compact transmitter and receiver units
  • Can be used in conjunction with a variety of KVM switche for extended control of multiple computers

Manufacturer and model-dependent vary

  • Video resolution
  • Transmission distance of KVM signals
  • Automatic video equalisation control for optimum picture quality
  • Push button for selection of remote or local computer console
  • Monitor interface
  • Supported keyboards
  • Supported CATx category of cables
  • Compatibility with KVM solutions of different manufacturers