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Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Splitter, 8-Channel  

Use CAT5 cable to send both stereo audio and video to multiple locations.


Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Send both stereo audio and video to two or eight remote speakers and monitors.
  • Operate over inexpensive shielded CAT5 cable.
  • Support VGA video up to 1280 x 1024 at 60 to 85 Hz.

  • Further Details

  • Differential signaling provides protection from EMI/RFI interference.
  • Can be cascaded to support even more speakers and monitors.
  • No software required.
  • Send signals up to 750 feet (228.6 m).
  • Receiver features a new potentiometer to adjust video compensation, eliminating DIP switches.

  • Make sure your presentation gets the attention it deserves—broadcast your message in both audio and video.

    Most computer monitors have built-in speakers for audio—but most video splitters only support video. The Black Box® Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Splitter enables you to send both stereo audio and video from a CPU to multiple computer monitors. Your audience can not only see what you're broadcasting, they can also hear it.

    Easy to install
    Just order a splitter for the CPU end plus a receiver (AC155A-R2) for each remote station (go to "Related Products"). Then plug in the cables and you're ready to go. There's no software to install, and there are no switches to set. Because the Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Splitter uses CAT5 cable (shielded CAT5 is recommended), you may even be able to use it on the cabling you already have installed! And with a range of up to 750 feet (228.6 m), this splitter can send your broadcasts to even the most remote areas in your building.

    The splitter comes in both a 2-channel and an 8-channel version. If you need to broadcast to more than eight monitors, you can easily cascade splitters.

    Wide range of applications
    Uses for the versatile Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Splitter are limited only by your imagination:
  • Broadcast important real-time information such as arrivals and departures at an airport or stock prices at an exchange to multiple remote monitors. With the addition of stereo audio, you can also broadcast sound. For instance, you can add a sound effect to signal a change of screens, or you can broadcast announcements as a voice-over.
  • Broadcast video promotions or product demonstrations. Whether in a retail store, showroom, window display, or trade show, your presentation will get far more attention if it includes stereo audio as well as video.

  • Distance (Maximum) 750 ft. (228.6 m) over standard CAT5 cable
    Resolution (Maximum) 1280 x 1024 at refresh rates of 60-85 Hz
    CE Approval Yes
    Connectors (8) RJ-45, (1) HD15 F in, (1) HD15 F out, (2) 3.5-mm mini stereo jacks
    Power 115 VAC/60 Hz, external; 230 VAC/50 Hz version on request
    Size 1.4"H x 9.4"W x 3.9"D (3.6 x 23.9 x 9.9 cm)
    Weight 2 lb. (0.9 kg)

    This product works with:
  • Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Receiver (AC155A-R2)
  • CAT5 Shielded Twisted Pair with Snagless Boots, Solid, 4-Pair, Plenum, (EVNSL71)
  • CAT5 Shielded Solid, 100-MHz Bulk Cables, 4-Pair (EVMSL70A, etc.)
  • Premium VGA Video Extension Cable, HD15, PVC, Straight Hoods, Male/Male (EVNPS05-MM)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 1-800-316-7107.

  • Manuals

    • Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Splitters
      Installation/User (Dec-01)
    • Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Splitters
      Installation/User (Dec-01)

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    Application Diagrams

    Double Diamond Warranty
    Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)


    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Splitter, 8-Channel comes with a standard 3 Year warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations
    ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

    Product SKU Price Quantity
    Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Splitter, 2-Channel AC154A-2 $409.00
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    In Stock - orders received before 5PM ET ship same day

    Weight: 3 lbs.
    HxWxD: 2.75 x 7.5 x 10.25 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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