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Composite Video Extender over Cat 5 with Audio

Extend a Composite video signal with supporting audio up to 200 meters (650 feet) using Cat 5 cabling

Product ID: COMPUTPEXTA

  • Works with shielded twisted pair (STP) and unshielded twisted pair (UTP) Cat5 cable
  • Mounting kit included for wall installation
  • Quick, easy installation and setup
92,99 € EUR exc VAT
116,24 € EUR inc VAT
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Overview

The COMPUTPEXTA Composite Video Extender over Cat 5 with Audio lets you extend a composite video source signal up to 200 meters (650 feet), using standard Cat 5 UTP cabling.

The composite over cat 5 extender is comprised of two extender units that can be used interchangeably - one is installed near the video signal source, the other to be placed near the desired display, up to an impressive 200m away. With no software or power adapter requirements, installation and setup is quick and hassle-free. The included installation/mounting kit, and BNC to RCA composite video adapters offer added flexibility in the placement and usage of the device.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Requires no software or power adapter, for a simple and hassle-free setup
  • The included wall mounting kit provides flexibility in the placement of the transmitter and receiver units
  • Cat5 extension design allows you to make use of existing Cat 5 or better wiring infrastructure

Applications

Ideal for classrooms, projectors, tradeshows, and retail displays

To be used in home or commercial applications as a fast, and cost-effective means of connecting composite video equipment over long distances

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
Cabling Cat 5 UTP or better
Daisy-Chain No
Ports 1
Performance
Max Distance 200 m / 660 ft
Supported Resolutions 480i, 480p
Connector(s)
Local Unit Connectors 1 - BNC (RF Coax) Female
1 - Composite Video (1 x RCA) Female
1 - RJ-45 Female
1 - Stereo Audio (2 x RCA) Female
Remote Unit Connectors 1 - BNC (RF Coax) Female
1 - Composite Video (1 x RCA) Female
1 - RJ-45 Female
1 - Stereo Audio (2 x RCA) Female
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Includes 2 x BNC to RCA composite adapters
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Product Height 24 mm [0.9 in]
Product Length 110 mm [4.3 in]
Product Weight 460 g [16.2 oz]
Product Width 7.7 cm [3 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.5 kg [1 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Composite Video and Audio Extender Kit
1 - Mounting Kit
2 - BNC to RCA adapter
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

You should only use video converters and extenders if it is absolutely necessary to do so. In many cases, most video converters and extenders are not necessary if you purchase the correct cable.

The following table lists the maximum length of cable for common video standards.

Video standard Maximum length
DisplayPort 50 ft. (15.2m)
HDMI 50 ft. (15.2m)
DVI 50 ft. (15.2m)
VGA 200 ft. (71m)

Note: StarTech.com offers cables longer than what is listed above, including active cables, which typically include built-in active signal boosters that allow for longer cables. Active cables are specifically designed to exceed the suggested maximum lengths and are tested at the listed specifications (for example, the maximum listed resolution).

Video adapters

Video adapters passively adapt a cable from one connector type to another. Video adapters do not change the signal type, or change the video standard.

Examples of common applications for adapters include the following:

  • DVI-I to VGA

  • RCA to BNC

  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort

  • Couplers (female to female, or male to male)

Note: You can use a coupler to extend a cable for a short distance. However, each coupler that you use can introduce signal loss, which degrades the signal quality.

Video converters

Video converters actively process and change the signal type from one video standard and convert it to another standard. They are typically used to convert digital to analog and vice versa, but can be used to convert a digital signal to another digital video standard (for example, HDMI to DisplayPort).

Video converters work over short distances from the source to the destination: up to 15 feet or 3 meters.

Video extenders

Video extenders convert an input signal to a higher voltage for transmission over longer distances and then convert the input signal back to the original video standard. The input and the output signal will match on a video extender, as the same video standard is maintained end-to-end. If a cable is extended with adapters or converters, the signal quality degrades.

Note: For more information on using a video adapter or converter with a video extender, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_convert_then_extend.

If you need to use a video extender with a video adapter or converter, you should position the adapter or converter as close to the video source as possible. For example, if you need to take a VGA signal from a computer and send it 200 feet to an HDMI® projector, you should convert the signal from VGA to HDMI and use an HDMI extender.

Note: For more information on when to use cables or extenders, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_when_to_convert.

No, this device is designed to be a point-to-point solution using networking cabling only.