S-Video/Audio Splitter/Extender via CAT5

Drive up to 16 remote monitors from one computer

Also known as: cat5 s-video audio splitter, svideo distribution amplifier, multiple s-video monitors speakers, share s video, s-video over cat 5 wiring, split s-video, hub.

S-Video Video/Audio Splitter/Extender via CAT5
VOPEX-C5SV-16 Local Unit (Front & Back) and ST-C5SV-600 Remote Unit
  • HDMI Extender for use with Digital Signage
  • Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.

The VOPEX® S-Video/Audio Splitter/Extender simultaneously broadcasts high-resolution video and audio from one S-Video source to 4, 8 or 16 remote locations using CAT5/5e/6 cable. This real-time system supports remote S-Video displays and speakers up to 600 feet from the S-Video source as well as a local display and speakers.


The VOPEX S-Video/Audio splitter/extender system has two components: the VOPEX-C5SV-x S-Video broadcast unit, which connects to the host device and also supplies audio/video to a local display and speakers, and an XTENDEX® ST-C5SV-R-600 remote unit for each remote display and speakers. The units are interconnected by CAT5/5e/6 cable


The VOPEX® S-Video/Audio Splitter/Extender simultaneously broadcasts high-resolution video and audio from one S-Video source to 4, 8 or 16 remote locations using CAT5/5e/6 cable. This real-time system supports remote S-Video displays and speakers up to 600 feet from the S-Video source as well as a local display and speakers.


The VOPEX S-Video/Audio splitter/extender system has two components: the VOPEX-C5SV-x S-Video broadcast unit, which connects to the host device and also supplies audio/video to a local display and speakers, and an XTENDEX® ST-C5SV-R-600 remote unit for each remote display and speakers. The units are interconnected by CAT5/5e/6 cable


  • Broadcast real-time S-Video or audio/video to multiple display locations.
  • Optional audio can be broadcast to self-powered stereo speakers at the local unit and each remote location.
  • Supports maximum S-Video resolution (800x600) at distances up to 600 feet. (183 meters)
  • High quality rugged steel construction with durable powdercoat finish.
  • Easily expandable. Add remote units as you add monitors.
  • Inexpensive CAT5/5e/6 UTP cable replaces bulky video cables.
  • A pure hardware solution – no software conflicts.
The VOPEX S-Video Splitter/Extender is the ideal solution for a wide range of multi-screen applications. Examples include:
  • Give real-time arrival/departure updates to passengers at airports, train stations and bus stations.
  • Provide stock and exchange rate updates at stock exchanges and banks.
  • Broadcast entertainment or news in stores, restaurants, trains, and planes.
  • A great alternative to expensive projectors in the classroom. Send a teacher's screen to all remote monitors.

Local Unit

Video Input
  • Supports computers and video devices with S-Video output.
  • Female 4-pin miniDIN connector.
  • Input impedance: 75 Ohms.
  • Maximum input levels for S-Video: 1.45 p-p.
  • Video is DC coupled.
Video Output
  • Female RJ45 connectors for CAT5/5e/6 cable to remote units.
  • Female 4-pin miniDIN connector.
  • 800x600 video resolution.
  • Output impedance: 75 Ohms.
  • Maximum output level for S-Video: 1.45Vp-p.
Optional Audio
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jacks.
  • 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.
    • CD quality audio output.
  • Maximum I/O levels for audio: 3.1 Vp-p (line level).
Cables
  • 3-foot (0.91-meter) S-Video cable included.
  • 3-foot (0.91-meter) audio cable included (with VOPEX-C5SVA-x).
  • Use CAT5, CAT5e or CAT6 UTP straight through cable for TIA/EIA-568B wiring terminated with standard RJ45 connectors (not included)
Power
  • 110 or 220 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter.

Power Consumption
NTI Part # Power (W)
VOPEX-C5SVA-4 10
VOPEX-C5SV-8 10
VOPEX-C5SVA-8 15
VOPEX-C5SV-16 15
VOPEX-C5SVA-16 20

MTBF
NTI Part # MTBF (hrs)
VOPEX-C5SVA-4 79,527
VOPEX-C5SV-8 82,412
VOPEX-C5SVA-8 77,267
VOPEX-C5SV-16 70,995
VOPEX-C5SVA-16 64,412

Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 100°F (0 to 38°C).
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C).
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, RoHS

Remote Unit

Video Output
  • Crisp and clear 800x600 resolution to 600 feet. (183 meters)
  • Female 4-pin miniDIN connector.
  • Output impedance: 75 Ohms.
  • Maximum output level: 1.45Vp-p.
  • Video quality adjustment for different lengths of CAT5/5e/6 cable is done manually for video-only units and automatically for audio/video units.
Optional Audio
  • Female 3.5 mm stereo audio jack.
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±1dB.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 76 dBA.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise (THD+N): 0.017%.
  • Stereo crosstalk: -70 dB.
  • Line level output; supports multimedia speakers.
    • CD quality audio output.
  • Maximum output levels: 3.1Vp-p (line level).
Power
  • 110 or 220 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter.
  • Power consumption: 10 W
MTBF
  • ST-C5SV-R-600: 84,040 hrs
  • ST-C5SVA-R-600: 86,077 hrs
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 100°F (0 to 38°C).
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C).
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, RoHS
Warning!
  • Never connect the VOPEX-C5SV-x or ST-C5SVx-R-600 to an Ethernet card, Ethernet router, hub or switch or other Ethernet RJ45 connector of an Ethernet device. Damage to devices connected to the Ethernet may result.

Also available: Low-cost S-Video Splitters

Application Drawings

  • S-Video Video/Audio Splitter/Extender via CAT5
    S-Video Video/Audio Splitter/Extender via CAT5
    How to drive up to 16 remote monitors from one computer

Application Notes

  • Drive Multiple TVs and Speakers Located in 2 Rooms from 1 S-Video Device, Using Single CAT5 Cable
    Drive Multiple TVs and Speakers Located in 2 Rooms from 1 S-Video Device, Using Single CAT5 Cable
    Drive multiple TVs and speakers located in two rooms from one s-video device, using a single CAT5 cable between the rooms. The distance between the TVs and speakers in the two rooms can not exceed 600 feet.

CAD Drawings

  • VOPEX-C5SVA-4
    S-Video + Audio Splitter/Extender via CAT5 4-Port
  • VOPEX-C5SV-8
    S-Video Splitter/Extender via CAT5 8-Port
  • VOPEX-C5SVA-8
    S-Video + Audio Splitter/Extender via CAT5 8-Port
  • VOPEX-C5SV-16
    S-Video Splitter/Extender via CAT5 16-Port
  • VOPEX-C5VA-16
    S-Video + Audio Splitter/Extender via CAT5 16-Port
  • ST-C5SV-R-600
    S-Video Remote Receiver
  • ST-C5SVA-R-600
    S-Video + Audio Remote Receiver
  • "The Duncanville First Baptist Church campus consists of 7 buildings with a total of 100,000 feet of floor space. The goal was to deliver high quality pictures with stereo sound to all buildings and their classrooms.

    After evaluating several methods to accomplish this, S-Video was selected as the format for our delivery system. After several meetings discussing coaxial cable, fiber optics, rf transmission and other methods to connect all the buildings, the cost seemed prohibitive for the project.

    We then went to the Internet to see if anyone had equipment to transmit S-Video over cat5 cable. We found NTI had such a system that would not only transmit S-Video, but would also do high quality sound over just one cat5 cable and was very cost effective.

    The NTI S-Video Splitter/Extender via CAT5 seemed perfect for the DFBC project. We ordered one system and setup a test with side-by-side monitors, one at the source and one through the Extender with 500 feet of cat5 cable. To the untrained eye there was no difference in the two pictures."

    Charlie Martin
    Duncanville First Baptist Church
    Duncanville, TX

CAT5 VGA Video Splitter/Extenders, Local Unit

Supported Features Local/Remote NTI Part # # of Ports Size
WxDxH (In.)
Weight (lbs) Price Quote Buy
S-Video Local VOPEX-C5SV-8 8 8.5x6x2.5 2 $335.00
S-Video Local VOPEX-C5SV-16 16 8.5x6x2.5 2.5 $565.00
S-Video + Audio Local VOPEX-C5SVA-4 4 8.5x6x2.5 2 $380.00
S-Video + Audio Local VOPEX-C5SVA-8 8 8.5x6x2.5 2 $435.00
S-Video + Audio Local VOPEX-C5SVA-16 16 8.5x6x2.5 2.5 $775.00
S-Video Remote ST-C5SV-R-600 NA 3.5x3.1x1.2 1.2 $148.00
S-Video + Audio Remote ST-C5SVA-R-600 NA 3.5x3.1x1.2 1.2 $188.00