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Product Data Sheets (pdf)...ServSwitch Brand CAT5 KVM Extenders ServSwitch Brand CAT5 KVM Extenders (Serial)

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  • ServSwitch KVM Extender, DVI-D and USB 2.0, over CATx Manual
    Manual for ACU1500A (Version 2)

Black Box Explains...Digital Visual Interface (DVI) cables.

The Digital Visual Interface (DVI) standard is based on transition-minimized differential signaling (TMDS). In a typical single-line digital signal, voltage is raised to a high level and decreased to a... more/see it nowlow level to create transitions that convey data. To minimize the number of transitions needed to transfer data, TMDS uses a pair of signal wires. When one wire goes to a high-voltage state, the other goes to a low-voltage state. This balance increases the data-transfer rate and improves accuracy.

There are different types of DVI connectors: DVI-D, DVI-I, DVI-A, DFP, and EVC. DVI-D is a digital-only connector.

DVI-D is a digital-only connector. DVI-I supports both digital and analog RGB connections. Some manufacturers are offering the DVI-I connector type on their products instead of separate analog and digital connectors. DVI-A is used to carry an analog DVI signal to a VGA device, such as a display. DFP, like DVI-D, was an early digital-only connector used on some displays; it’s being phased out. EVC (also known as P&D) is similar to DVI-I only it’s slightly larger in size. It also handles digital and analog connections, and it’s used primarily on projectors. collapse

Product Data Sheets (pdf)...Low-Cost ServSwitch Wizard Extender Kits

Product Data Sheets (pdf)...ServSwitch WIzard SRX USB KVM Extenders

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  • ServSwitch Wizard Extender
    Installation and User Guide (Sep-02)

Product Data Sheets (pdf)...ServSwitch Fiber Optic KVM Extenders

Black Box Explains...CAT5: When more isn’t always better.

In data communications applications, using products that exceed required capacities is usually not a problem. For example, if a 28.8K modem is required, a 33.6K or 56K model will work... more/see it nowjust fine.

But sometimes, more isn’t better. Take KVM extenders designed to expect CAT5 and only CAT5 cable. You’d expect that Category 3 cable wouldn’t be effective with these products, and you would be right.

But you may also assume that if Category 5 cable works fine, Category 5e, Category 6, and other higher-capacity cables would work even better. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, and here’s why:

KVM extenders from many manufacturers, including ServSwitch CAT5 KVM Extenders, are designed specifically for the Category 5 specs defined by the TIA/EIA standard. Higher-level cables, such as Category 5e, have different characteristics and specifications. Although differences—specifically twist ratios—might seem small, they can have a negative impact on these extenders, which are expecting a true Category 5 transmission.

So with ServSwitch CAT5 KVM Extenders, you can think big with CAT5—just don’t think bigger. collapse

  • Video...How to protect and secure your CPUs with KVM extenders.

    Tasked with keeping CPUs or servers secure? Then watch this video tutorial to learn about KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) extension technology. It shows you how to use KVM extenders to put... more/see it nowextra distance between CPUs and user consoles located in public areas. The educational video covers common applications for KVM extenders, such as schools and harsh industrial-control environments, and demonstrates how the extenders maintain high monitor resolutions at even extended distances. Later, the video goes over options for extending KVM signals wirelessly and over an IP-based connection, and spotlights extenders that feature integrated USB hubs and dual-video support. collapse

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