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16 Port High Resolution VGA Video Splitter - 400 MHz

Split a single high resolution VGA video signal to 16 monitors or projectors

Product ID: ST1216PRO

  • Compatible with VGA, SVGA and Multisync monitors
  • 400 MHz bandwidth provides brilliant 2048 x 1536 resolution
  • DDC,DDC2 & DDC2B compatible (on Video Out port 1)
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  • Includes DC 7.5V power adapter and rack mounting brackets
  • Daisy chainable for almost unlimited expansion
  • Uses standard monitor extension cables (StarTech.com coaxial VGA cables recommended for best picture quality)
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Overview

This high resolution VGA splitter offers a practical solution for high-res multi-screen presentations, allowing a VGA video signal to be broadcast from a computer to up to 16 VGA monitors simultaneously.

The VGA splitter is ideal for classrooms, tradeshows, in-store displays or any application where high quality video on multiple monitors is required, supporting displays with up to 400 MHz of video bandwidth and high resolution applications up to 2048 x 1536.

To help ensure high quality VGA video even at longer distances, the high resolution VGA splitter features a built-in booster circuit that allows monitors to be located up to 210ft away from the host system.

Designed for simplicity and convenience, the VGA splitter offers easy plug and play installation; a completely hardware-based solution, the VGA splitter requires no software operation, saving both time and hassle.

Backed by our 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support, this high-resolution VGA splitter lets you get the most out of your video content with quality construction you can depend on.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Multiple screens let you communicate your message to large audiences with greater impact
  • Guaranteed to maintain signal strength for crisp, sharp imaging
  • Doubles as a signal amplifier, boosting display range by up to 210 feet (65 meters)

Applications

In-store product merchandising

Information booths/kiosks

Trade-shows

Lecture halls and classrooms

Airports, bus terminals and train stations

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Daisy-Chain Yes
Ports 16
Performance
Bandwidth 400MHz
Maximum Analog Resolutions 2048x1536 @ 60Hz
Maximum Cable Length 213.2 ft [65 m]
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Connector B 16 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Units made before August 2008 shipped with a DC 7.5V 1500mA (max) power adapter
Power
Output Current 1.2A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 14.4
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Physical Characteristics
Color Silver
Product Height 1.7 in [42 mm]
Product Length 14.7 in [373 mm]
Product Weight 3.4 lb [1.5 kg]
Product Width 3 in [7.5 cm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 4.8 lb [2.2 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 16 Port Rack Mount VGA Splitter
2 - Mounting Brackets
1 - Mounting Screws
1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA/UK/EU)
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

This device outputs a VGA signal. If you have a display or video destination that uses another type of video connection, there are ways that you can convert the video signal or connection. These options are outlined below and organized by the target connection.

Target connection First conversion Second conversion (if required)
DVI-D VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI. HDMI to DVI-D: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.
DVI-I VGA to DVI-I: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/DVIVGA/. N/A
HDMI

VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.

N/A
DisplayPort VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI. HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.

Note: You might need to use more than one converter as part of your solution; however, you should try to use the least number of converters and cables to connect your source and destination. If you have the option to convert to multiple target video connections, choose the option that requires the fewest number of conversions.

DVI-I and DVI-D

When you convert from VGA to DVI, you need to know if you are converting to a DVI-I or a DVI-D connection. For more information about how to identify the type of connection that you need, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface.

You also need to know which form of DVI that you are using, because DVI-I supports both analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) signals, while DVI-D only supports digital (HDMI) signals.  

Note: Certain devices may have a DVI-I connection but only support DVI-D signaling. It is important to verify that your DVI-I device supports DVI-I signaling.

This device has a VGA input port.  If you have a video source that uses another video connection, there are options available to convert the video signal or connection. These options will be outlined below for each video source connection.

Source connection

Conversion

DVI-I

DVI-I to VGA: https://www.startech.com/DVIVGAMFBK.

DVI-D

DVI-D to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=DVI-D&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.

HDMI

HDMI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.

DisplayPort

DisplayPort to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-VGA/.

DVI-I and DVI-D

When you convert from DVI to VGA, you need to know if you are converting from a DVI-I or a DVI-D connection. For more information about how to identify the type of connection that you have, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface.

You also need to know which form of DVI that you are using, because DVI-I supports both analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) signals, while DVI-D only supports digital (HDMI) signals.  Some DVI-I connections only support DVI-D signaling.  In this case, you must use a DVI-D to VGA converter.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a video splitter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video cables

  • Video splitter

  • Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)

  • Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)

Note: When you are testing setup components, you should avoid using video adapters. For example, if you are converting a VGA source to HDMI for use with an HDMI splitter, you should use an HDMI source when you test the components.

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cable, video splitter, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different cable, video splitter, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Remove the video splitter from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video splitter.

  • Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.

Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, splitter, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.

Video splitters take the output for monitor port 1 and mirror it to the remaining outputs. By default, the first output port is the master port that is mirrored to each additional monitor. Make sure that you use the first output port when you use the video splitter. The master port is labeled on the splitter boxes from StarTech.com. On the splitter cables from StarTech.com, the master port is the top port.

If you are having issues with a splitter interpreting the incorrect port as the master port, try the following:

  1. Unplug all of the video connections.

  2. If the splitter is powered, power cycle the splitter.

  3. Plug in all of the video connections again.

  4. Make sure that the first video connection plugged in is the one that you want to be the master port.

You might encounter resolution issues when you use a video splitter. This can occur because the information and resolution on one display are being copied and sent to each of the additional displays. You should make sure that all of the displays that you are using can support the output resolution. For more information, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_splitters_correct_port_usage

16 Port High Resolution VGA Video Splitter - 400 MHz

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We bought this for our event needs, and at 1st it seemed like it would be a great solution four our board meetings. However, after connecting just nine(9) VGA monitors, we began having intermittent signal dropping on random monitors. Typically, 2-4 screens would go down simultaneously, and then they would sometimes come back on at irregular intervals. Adding a VGA extension cable to a couple of them seemed to temporarily fix the issue, but it did not last. We think there might not be enough power being distributed throughout the video splitter itself. Overall, we are not satisfied with this product, but we are not sure if the device is malfunctioning, or this behavior is by design. Since this product was intended to split a "video signal to 16 monitors or projectors", we did not think a mere 9 screens would be too many for it to handle. Consider adding a more robust power supply to the board, or scrap this model as a "multiple" capable device.
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