PS/2 KVM Extender via CAT5: Extend to 300 Feet

Extend control up to 300 feet from PC or NTI switch with no loss of signal

Also known as: KVM extender, cat5 kvm extension, kvm balun, keyboard monitor mouse extend, remote kvm cat 5, kvm range extender.

PS/2 KVM Extender via CAT5 extend to 300 feet
XTENDEX® ST-C5KVMA-300 (Remote & Local Unit)

Additional Images

  • SP-CAT5-6V - CATx Surge Protector
  • ST-C5MK-VESA - VESA Mounting Bracket

Available Options

  • Stereo Audio
  • CATx Surge Protector
  • VESA Mounting Bracket
  • Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.

The XTENDEX® KVM extender provides local and remote KVM (PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse and VGA monitor) access to a PC or NTI KVM switch up to 300 feet using CAT5/5e/6/6a UTP cable.

The XTENDEX® KVM extender provides local and remote KVM (PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse and VGA monitor) access to a PC or NTI KVM switch up to 300 feet using CAT5/5e/6/6a UTP cable.

  • Sharpest and clearest VGA quality over CAT5 of any manufacturer.
  • Supports two users: one local and one remote.
  • Local unit provides local KVM access.
  • Supports resolutions to 1920x1440.
  • Allows local and remote access to network servers.
  • Built-in surge protection.
  • Optional external surge protection available.
  • Available with optional stereo audio.
  • Keep-alive keyboard/mouse emulation for flawless operation.
  • Use in-house CAT5/5e/6/6a wiring to locate a keyboard, monitor and mouse remotely.
  • Optional VESA mounting bracket is available for mounting the local or remote unit to the back of a flat panel monitor.
Local Unit
  • Host Connection
    • Supports a PC, SUN Fire™ V20z, or NTI Switch.
    • Multiplatform support: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2000/2003/2008, Linux, and FreeBSD.
    • Male 15-pin HD/male 6-pin miniDIN connectors for PC or NTI KVM switch.
    • Optional stereo audio support — 3.5 mm stereo plug.
  • Local Access
    • Crisp and clear 1920x1440 video resolution.
    • Female 15-pin HD connector.
    • Female 6-pin miniDIN connectors.
    • Compatible with Japanese keyboard layout.
    • Supports PS/2 mice including the IBM ScrollPoint mouse.
    • NTI recommends using identical keyboards and mice at local and remote units.
    • Optional stereo audio support — 3.5 mm stereo jack.
Remote Unit
  • Supports resolutions up to 1920x1440; refer to the resolution chart below for resolutions at different lengths.
  • Female 15-pin HD connector.
  • Female 6-pin miniDIN connectors.
  • Compatible with Japanese keyboard layout.
  • Supports PS/2 mice including the IBM ScrollPoint mouse.
  • Optional 3.5 mm stereo audio connection.
Video Quality Adjustment
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C).
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C).
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Dimensions
  • ST-C5KVM(A)-300
    • WxDxH: 3.5x3.1x1.2 in (89x79x30 mm)
    • Weight: 1.2 lbs (0.54 kg)
Power

MTBF

NTI Part # MTBF (hrs) NTI Part # MTBF (hrs)
ST-C5KVM-300 (local) 88,969 ST-C5KVM-300 (remote) 86,881
ST-C5KVMA-300 (local) 88,128 ST-C5KVMA-300 (remote) 85,768

Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, RoHS
Warranty
  • Two years

ST-C5KVM-300 Distances and Resolutions for CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6/CAT6a cables
Cable Distance (ft) Maximum Resolution
CAT5/5e Solid UTP 300 1280x1024 at 60 Hz
150 1600x1200 at 60 Hz
100 1920x1440 at 60 Hz
CAT5/5e Solid STP,
CAT6 Solid UTP
300 1024x768 at 60 Hz
150 1280x1024 at 60 Hz
100 1600x1200 at 60 Hz
CAT6a Solid UTP 300 1024x768 at 60 Hz
150 1280x1024 at 60 Hz
100 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
Stereo Audio
  • Stereo audio can be heard both locally and remotely.
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±1 dB.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 76 dBA.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise (THD+N): 0.017%.
  • Stereo crosstalk: -70 dB.
  • Input impedance: 10k Ohms.
  • Line level output; supports multimedia speakers.
  • Maximum I/O levels: 3.1Vp-p (line level).
  • CD quality audio output.
CATx Surge Protector
  • Protects equipment running on CATx unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable against the effects of electrostatic discharge, faulty wiring and lightning.
  • The use of two protectors on each end of the line will provide increased protection for each end against surges.
  • Protected Pins: (1,2) (3,6) (4,5) and (7,8) pass through
  • Impedance: 85 to 115 Ohms
  • Surge Suppression: 22Vpeak @ 100A 2/10µs
  • Dimensions WxDxH: 1x3.6x0.9 in (25x91x23 mm)
VESA Mounting Bracket
  • Use to mount the local or remote unit to the back of a flat panel monitor.
  • Compliant to VESA 75 and 100 mm (3 and 3.9 in) mounting hole patterns.
  • Dimensions WxH (in): 9.7x4.8
  • Compatible with the local or remote unit.

Application Drawings

  • PS/2 KVM Extender via CAT5
    PS/2 KVM Extender via CAT5 extend to 300 Feet
    How to extend control up to 300 feet from PC or NTI switch with no loss of signal

Application Notes

  • Surge Protection for CATx Cable
    Application Note - VGA PS/2 KVM Extender via CAT5
    The SP-CAT5-6V CATx Surge Protector protects equipment running on CATx unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable against the effects of electrostatic discharge, faulty wiring and lightning. Use a protector on each end of the line to provide increased protection on each end against surges.

CAD Drawings

  • KVM Extender via CAT5 (ST-C5KVM-300)
    CAD Drawing - KVM Extender via CAT5 (ST-C5KVM-600)
  • KVMA Extender via CAT5 (ST-C5KVMA-300)
    KVMA Extender via CAT5 (ST-C5KVMA-300)
  • "NTI's products are fantastic, but their customer service is even better. In 2007, I purchased an ST-C5KVMA-300 KVM extender that allows me to access my main PC from a monitor, keyboard and mouse over 120 feet away. NTI sold the product at a terrific price, installation was easy and effortless, and the device has worked flawlessly for over seven years.

    When a recent power outage appeared to have damaged one component of the system, Phyllis of NTI's customer service department was simply fabulous. She was able to locate my old order, identify the specific model that I had, and obtain prices for replacing either an individual component or the entire system (and I was very pleasantly surprised to learn that the cost of the entire system had only increased by less than 5% since my original purchase seven years ago).

    The actual problem was in my outlet and not NTI's device (NTI's products are bulletproof), so I didn't actually need to replace any component. However, Phyllis and NTI have my heartiest thanks for helping me understand my options, and for being willing to go the extra mile for a customer.

    Hats off to NTI and Phyllis for keeping me very happy with NTI and NTI's products for many years. They are definitely my "go-to" vendor for KVM equipment. Out of five stars, NTI gets five for their equipment, and six for Phyllis!"

    Ray C.
    Consulting Firm
    Hudson, MA

  • "I just wanted to drop you a note about how my install using your product went. The whole installation took practically no time at all and most of that was running the cat5 cable through conduit. I think this product (ST-C5KVM-300) is fantastic and the ease of use is just what I needed. I'm looking forward to more similar experiences."

    William Bowman
    TCM Commodities
    Albert Lea, MN

KVM Extenders

NTI Part # Supported Features Price Quote Buy
ST-C5KVM-300 KVM $305.00
ST-C5KVMA-300 KVM + Audio $340.00

DC-DC Power Converters

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PWR-48V-9V0-6A External 48VDC to +9VDC, 0.6A Power Converter $155.00
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VESA Mounting Kit

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
ST-C5MK-VESA VESA Mounting Kit $35.00

CATx Surge Protector

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
SP-CAT5-6V CATx Surge Protector $90.00