USB KVM Extender via CAT5: Extend up to 1,000 Feet

Extend USB keyboard, USB mouse and VGA monitor up to 1,000 feet

Also known as: CAT5 USB KVM extender, remote keyboard mouse monitor, usb kvm extension 1000 feet long, kvm balun, kvm range extender.

Extend USB keyboard, USB mouse and VGA monitor up to 1,000 feet
XTENDEX® ST-C5USBV (Local and Remote Units)
  • Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.

The XTENDEX® ST-C5USBV USB KVM extender provides local and remote KVM (USB keyboard, USB mouse and VGA monitor) access to a USB computer or NTI KVM switch up to 1,000 feet using CAT5/5e/6 UTP cable, which overcomes the USB five meter limitation.


Each ST-C5USBV consists of a zero-U local unit (connects to a computer, and provides local keyboard, monitor and mouse connections) and a desktop remote unit (connects to a keyboard, monitor and mouse or the inputs of an NTI switch). The local and remote units are interconnected via CAT5/5e/6 cable.

The XTENDEX® ST-C5USBV USB KVM extender provides local and remote KVM (USB keyboard, USB mouse and VGA monitor) access to a USB computer or NTI KVM switch up to 1,000 feet using CAT5/5e/6 UTP cable, which overcomes the USB five meter limitation.


Each ST-C5USBV consists of a zero-U local unit (connects to a computer, and provides local keyboard, monitor and mouse connections) and a desktop remote unit (connects to a keyboard, monitor and mouse or the inputs of an NTI switch). The local and remote units are interconnected via CAT5/5e/6 cable.

  • Sharpest and clearest VGA quality over CAT5 of any manufacturer.
  • Supports local and remote access.
  • Automatically adjusts the video quality to compensate for varying lengths of CAT5/5e/6 cable.
  • Simple On Screen Display (OSD) menus allow users to configure the extender, adjust for video skew, and fine-tune video quality for optimal video resolution.
  • Supports resolutions to 1920x1440.
  • Keyboard and mouse are hot-pluggable.
  • Keep-alive keyboard/mouse emulation for flawless operation.
  • Color-coded LEDs on both the local and remote units indicate power status and verify communication is established between the units.
  • Meets the electrostatic discharge (ESD) immunity requirements of IEC/EN 61000-4-2.
Local Unit
  • Host Connection
    • Multiplatform support: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2000/2003/2008, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, and MAC OS 9/10.
    • One male 15-pin HD / one male USB Type A connectors.
    • Supports any USB-enabled PC, SUN or MAC computer, or NTI UNIMUX™ KVM switch.
    • Keyboard and mouse presence are emulated 100% of the time so the computer boots error-free.
  • Local Access
    • Crisp and clear 1920x1440 video resolution.
    • One female 15-pin HD connector.
    • Two female USB Type A connectors.
    • NTI recommends using identical keyboards and mice at local and remote units.
Remote Unit
  • Supports resolutions up to 1920x1440; refer to the resolution chart below for resolutions at different lengths.
  • One female 15-pin HD connector.
  • Two female USB Type A connectors.
  • The ST-C5USBV will only work with USB keyboards and mice. It is not designed to support other USB devices.
    • Keyboard and mouse must be of the same platform.
Video Quality Adjustment
  • Automatic video quality adjustment provides optimum image quality for various lenths of CAT5 cable.
  • On Screen Display (OSD) menus provide additional control, allowing users to fine-tune video image quality and adjust for cable skew.
    • Video skew can be adjusted up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) via OSD menus to prevent color separation, allowing the use of CAT6 cable.
  • Test Pattern for Cable Length
Cables
  • Use CAT5, CAT5e or CAT6 UTP straight through cable for TIA/EIA-568B wiring terminated with standard RJ45 connectors.
  • Cables not included.
Power
  • Local and remote unit: 110 or 220 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter (included).
  • Power consumption: 5 W (each - local and remote unit).
  • Use the PWR-48V-5V1A DC-DC power converter to install the local unit in a Telecom environment.
MTBF
  • Local Unit: 80,209 hrs
  • Remote Unit: 76,935 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
Warranty
  • Two years
Warning!
  • The ST-C5USBV is not designed to be connected 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.

Distances and Resolutions for CAT5/CAT5e and CAT6 Cables
Cable Distance Maximum Resolution
CAT5/5e (UTP) 1000 feet (305 meters) 1024x768 at
60Hz
900 feet (274 meters) 1280x1024 at
60Hz
700 feet (213 meters) 1600x1200 at
60Hz
450 feet (137 meters) 1920x1440 at
60Hz
CAT6 (UTP) 1000 feet (305 meters) 1024x768 at
60Hz
800 feet (244 meters) 1280x1024 at
60Hz
600 feet (183 meters) 1600x1200 at
60Hz
400 feet (122 meters) 1920x1440 at
60Hz

Application Drawings

  • USB KVM Extender via CAT5: Extend up to 1,000 Feet
    USB KVM Extender via CAT5: Extend up to 1,000 Feet
    How to extend USB keyboard, USB mouse and VGA monitor up to 1,000 feet

Application Notes

  • Multiple Users Can Control Multiple USB Computers Located 1,000 Feet Away Using CAT5 UTP Cable.
    Multiple Users Can Control Multiple USB Computers Located 1,000 Feet Away Using CAT5 UTP Cable.
    Interconnect the UNIMUX™ USB Matrix KVM Switch, UNIMUX-nXm-U, with XTENDEX® USB KVM Extenders via CAT5, ST-C5USBV, to allow up to eight users to individually command or simultaneously share up to 32 USB computers located up to 1,000 feet away using CAT5 UTP cable.

CAD Drawings

  • ST-C5USBV
    CAD Drawing - ST-C5USBV
  • "The service provided by NTI was exceptional to say the least. From the beginning of the original request to the latest request for support, your attention in providing response to the Government requirements was unique, second to none.

    The products (16 of NTI's ST-C5USBV USB KVM extenders) have been working satisfactorily except for the ONE product replaced. It was through your keen direction that the matter was resolved without delay.

    We appreciate the attention to customer service provided by you. We look forward to your support in the future.

    Frank Kochniarczyk
    National Defense University
    Ft McNair, DC

USB KVM Extender via CAT5

NTI Part # Local Unit Size WxDxH(In.) Remote Unit Size WxDxH(In.) Weight (lbs) Price Quote Buy
ST-C5USBV 3.5x3.1x1.2 8x6.2x2.6 2 $765.00