8 Port VGA over Cat5 Digital Signage Broadcaster with RS232 & Audio

Product ID: DS128

Extend and centrally manage VGA video, audio and RS232 control signals to multiple displays

Features
  • DS Series 8 Port Broadcaster is able to send out VGA, Audio, and RS-232 signals to the DSRXL receiver

  • Supports resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 100m / 300ft distance. Ability to go up to a total maximum 300m / 900ft when daisy chaining a maximum of five DSRXL receivers

  • Included DSNet Manager JAVA based software puts you in control. Software allows access to each receiver to configure system, image quality, power on/off receivers, and turn video or audio off.

Prices may be lower from Resellers:

Government/Education


Find a Reseller near you
Available in
$599.99 USD

ID: DS128

In stock: +
USA: 23  |  Canada: 23

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.


Reseller Pricing: Create an Account

Volume Order? Request a quote

StarTech.com's DS Series Cat5 Digital Signage Broadcaster with RS232 Serial and Audio offers a comprehensive audio and video extension system, with the added benefit of serial control!

Compatible with virtually any VGA-capable PC or Digital Signage media player, the DS128 VGA Splitter lets you deliver VGA video as well as the accompanying audio and serial control signals to the connected Cat5 VGA Receivers (DSRXL - purchased separately), all through one Cat5 cable.

Comprised of this unit (DS128) and the corresponding receivers, our DS Series offers several unique features compared to our other VGA Extenders, including the ability to extend RS-232 serial signals from the source to each display for controlling the displays as well as Java Client Management Software (DSNet Manager) that simplifies adjusting the settings for each receiver and display. The sofware can be controlled via an Ethernet port on a PC/Media Player or on a LAN (Local Area Network).

Ensuring not only a simple and cost-effective way to extend and control VGA video and the corresponding audio, the DS series (DS128 and DSRXL) also maintains exceptional, high quality video, up to 1600x1200 over a 100m connection. For further extension, you can daisy chain up to five receivers, for a maximum distance of 300m.

How it works diagram

The StarTech.com Advantage
  • One system, one Cat5 cable to deliver and control your video, audio, and serial signals to each display.
  • High resolution support of 1600x1200 ensures high quality signal delivery for high definition content.
  • Included DSNet Manager software saves time allowing to tweak each receiver and display anywhere on a local area network or a wireless local area network.
  • Future additions are easy with the ability to split each receiver to two displays or daisy chain up to five receivers.
Applications
  • Use digital signage to catch the attention of your audience and deliver up to date content the way you want it to be seen and heard.
  • The DS Series can be used in education, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and other environments.
  • Broadcast up to 80 displays when daisy chaining receivers. Deliver a VGA, audio and serial signal to each display along with the DSRXL receivers. With RS-232 controls you can control displays from the PC or media player.
Product Numbers
Dell Harmony A3880496
TechData Dis 10546275
ASI Distribution USA 102494
Ingram Micro USA CT6666
Synnex US STA-DS128
UPC Code 065030837477
Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Ports 8
Cabling Cat 5 UTP
Audio Yes
Rack-Mountable Yes
Industry Standards DDC/EDID Emulation for port 1 monitor
Daisy-Chain Yes
Connector(s)
Local Unit Connectors 1 - DB-9 (9 pin; D-Sub) Female
1 - DB-9 (9 pin; D-Sub) Male
1 - VGA (15 pin; High Density D-Sub) Female
1 - VGA (15 pin; High Density D-Sub) Male
10 - RJ-45 Female
2 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
Performance
Maximum Cable Length 32.8 ft [10 m]
Max Distance 300 m / 950 ft
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1600x1200
Supported Resolutions 1600x1200 @ 100m / 330ft
1280 x 1024 @ 300m / 950ft
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements One Cat5 VGA Receiver (DSRXL) per monitor you are connecting
Note Up to 5 receiver units can be daisy-chained from the broadcaster unit extending to a maximum distance of 300m
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Steel
Product Length 11.8 in [300 mm]
Product Width 6.3 in [160 mm]
Product Height 1.6 in [40 mm]
Product Weight 3.1 lb [1.4 kg]
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power (Red)
2 - 10/100 (Red) - LAN speed
2 - Link (Green) - LAN link status
8 - Receiver (Green) - Receiver link status
Power
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Output Voltage 5 DC
Output Current 2A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Humidity 0~90% RH
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 5.9 lb [2.7 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Digital Signage 8 Port Transmitter
1 - 3.5mm Audio Cable
1 - VGA Cable
2 - Rack Mounting Brackets (w/ Screws)
1 - DSNet Manager Software CD
1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA/UK/EU/AUS)
1 - Instruction Manual
Certifications
8 Port VGA and Audio over Cat 5 Video Extender
ST128UTPEA

8 Port VGA and Audio over Cat 5 Video Extender

Extend and distribute a VGA signal and the accompanying audio to eight remote displays over Cat5 cable

$368.99

In stock:   USA: 26  |  Canada: 14

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

8 Port VGA Video Extender over Cat 5 (UTPE Series)
ST128UTPE

8 Port VGA Video Extender over Cat 5 (UTPE Series)

Extend and distribute your VGA video signal to up to eight remote displays using Cat 5 cabling

$284.99

In stock:   USA: 89  |  Canada: 6

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

VGA Video Extender over Cat 5 Remote Receiver with Audio
STUTPEALR

VGA Video Extender over Cat 5 Remote Receiver with Audio

Extend and distribute a VGA signal and the accompanying audio to a remote display over Cat5 cable – receiver only

$210.99

In stock:   USA: 80  |  Canada: 46

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

VGA over Cat 5 Extender Remote Receiver (UTPE Series)
STUTPRXL

VGA over Cat 5 Extender Remote Receiver (UTPE Series)

Extend and distribute a VGA signal to a remote display over Cat5 cabling – receiver only

$161.99

In stock:   USA: 0  |  Canada: 23

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

VGA over Cat5 Digital Signage Receiver for DS128 with RS232 & Audio
DSRXL

VGA over Cat5 Digital Signage Receiver for DS128 with RS232 & Audio

Extend and centrally manage VGA video, audio and RS232 control signals to multiple displays

$399.99

In stock:   USA: 84  |  Canada: 7

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

Cat5e (UTP) Patch Cable - Blue
M45PATCH100B

100 ft Cat5e Blue Molded RJ45 UTP Cat 5e Patch Cable - 100ft Patch Cord

Make Fast Ethernet network connections using this high quality Cat5e Cable, with Power-over-Ethernet capability

$27.99

In stock:   USA: 114  |  Canada: 48

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

Cat5e (UTP) Patch Cable - Blue
M45PATCH50BL

50 ft Cat5e Blue Molded RJ45 UTP Cat 5e Patch Cable - 50ft Patch Cord

Make Fast Ethernet network connections using this high quality Cat5e Cable, with Power-over-Ethernet capability

$15.99

In stock:   USA: 213  |  Canada: 168

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

Cat5e (UTP) Patch Cable - Blue
M45PATCH75BL

75 ft Cat5e Blue Molded RJ45 UTP Cat 5e Patch Cable - 75ft Patch Cord

Make Fast Ethernet network connections using this high quality Cat5e Cable, with Power-over-Ethernet capability

$22.99

In stock:   USA: 79  |  Canada: 76

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

Coax VGA Extension Cable - HD15 M/F

$12.99

In stock:   USA: 1348  |  Canada: 834

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

Coax VGA Extension Cable - HD15 M/F

$72.99

In stock:   USA: 162  |  Canada: 35

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

Coax VGA Extension Cable - HD15 M/F

$29.99

In stock:   USA: 198  |  Canada: 103

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

Coax VGA Extension Cable - HD15 M/F
MXT101HQ_50

50 ft Coax High Resolution VGA Monitor Extension Cable - HD15 M/F

Extend your VGA monitor connection without losing video signal quality

$64.99

In stock:   USA: 881  |  Canada: 49

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

Coax HD15 VGA Cable - M/M
MXT101MMHQ

6 ft Coax High Resolution Monitor VGA Video Cable - HD15 to HD15 M/M

Connect your VGA monitor with the highest quality connection available

$14.99

In stock:   USA: 1024  |  Canada: 803

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

15 ft Coax VGA Monitor Extension Cable - HD15 M/F
MXT105HQ

15 ft Coax VGA Monitor Extension Cable - HD15 M/F

Extend your VGA monitor connection without losing video signal quality

$19.99

In stock:   USA: 711  |  Canada: 44

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

Snagless Cat5e Patch Cable (UTP) - Blue
RJ45PATCH100

100 ft Cat5e Blue Snagless RJ45 UTP Cat 5e Patch Cable - 100ft Patch Cord

Make Fast Ethernet network connections using this high quality Cat5e Cable, with Power-over-Ethernet capability

$27.99

In stock:   USA: 328  |  Canada: 140

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

Share your opinions about this product

Thanks for sharing your opinions about the DS128. When writing your review, please focus on the performance and quality of this product. Your comments will help guide others. If possible, include examples of how you use the product, things you like or things you wish were different about it.

We're here to help

If you need support or you want to comment on parts of your purchase experience aside from the quality or performance of the product such as shipping or any technical/customer support issue, etc., we’d be happy to help you through Live Chat, our support form or by phone.

* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

* Same day shipping is only available for orders shipping within the United States.