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Broadcast real-time audio and video over inexpensive CAT5 cable.

Price: $988.75

Sold As is with no warranty.

Product Features

  • Ideal for broadcasting real-time information in airports, train stations, stock exchanges, trade shows, security systems, and more.
  • Details

  • "Darken All" feature on the broadcaster control unit enables an instructor to darken all remote monitors.
  • Transmitter's software enables an instructor to broadcast video from an Ethernet LAN without tying up network bandwidth. Share graphically rich screens without frustrating delays.
  • The kit has all you need to share video and audio with up to three students in a networked environment. Shielded CAT5 cables are included!
  • Great for schools, universities, or any classroom training application.
  • Send a screen to all displays or just one student display at the push of a button.
  • Supports VGA video up to 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz—up to 360 feet (109.7 m).
  • Also supports two-way audio, CHAT, and messaging between connected PCs.
  • Windows® compatible. Kit's components communicate with PCs that have 100BASE-T network cards installed.
  • The CAT5 Audio/Video Remote Unit (AC158A-REM) works with shielded CAT5 cable.
  • To broadcast from 8 to 512 remote displays, add 1 or 2 levels of optional splitters. For simple systems, connect the optional 8-Port Broadcaster directly to the remote units.
  • What's included in the AC164A kit:
  • (1) CAT5 Audio/Video 1-Port Transmitter (AC165A)
  • (1) CAT5 Audio/Video Splitter, 8-Port (AC157A-8)
  • (3) CAT5 Audio/Video Remotes (AC158A-REM)
  • (1) control unit
  • (4) CAT5 cables
  • (5) audio cables
  • (4) VGA cables
  • (1) serial cable
  • (3) stickers to label STP cable
  • (1) CD with software
  • (2) 115–230-VAC, 50–60-Hz autosensing power supplies with (2) U.S. cords and (2) European cords
  • (1) user's manual
  • Tech Specs

    Audio — Mono
    Network Requirements — 100BASE-T environment running TCP/IP
    Resolution (Maximum) — 1600 x 1200 @ 75 Hz
    Power — AC156A-8, AC165A, AC157A-8: 115–230 VAC, 50–60 Hz, autosensing, external;
    AC158A-REM: From the interface
    Size — AC156A-8: 1.7"H x 6.9"W x 3.8"D (4.3 x 17.5 x 9.7 cm);
    AC157A-8: 1.6"H x 4.6"W x 3.8"D (4.1 x 11.7 x 9.7 cm);
    AC158A-REM: 0.9"H x 1.3"W x 3.1"D (2.3 x 3.3 x 7.9 cm NOTE: You can order a complete kit, or order the components separately (see "Related Products" in the previous screen.) To purchase separately, first order one broadcaster (AC156A-8) or (1) Transmitter (AC165A). Next, order one CAT5 Audio/Video Remote Unit for each display. Choose either the AC158A-REM or AC158A-PWREM. Last, for system expansion, order a CAT5 Audio Video Splitter (AC157A-8).

    These products work with:
  • CAT5 Solid-Conductor Cable (EYN737MS)
  • 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 877-877-2269.




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