StarTech.com

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

Product ID: ST128UTPE

  • Simultaneously displays the same image on 8 monitors
  • Supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz refresh rate
  • Monitor receivers are sold separately (See STUTPRXL)
View More
  • Monitors can be up to 300m / 950ft away
  • Cascadable up to three levels
380,99 € EUR exc VAT
476,24 € EUR inc VAT
Not Available
May be in stock with partners
Where To Buy
From a Partner

For more products like this please visit our European online store today!

Overview

The ST128UTPE 8 Port VGA Video Extender over Cat 5 (UTPE Series) allows up to 9 (1 local and 8 remote) monitors to be connected to a single VGA source.

The video signal is carried to the remote monitors over standard 4 pair Category 5 and Category 6 UTP cable using RJ45 connectors and supports distances of up to 300m / 950ft.

At each remote monitor an STUTPRXL receiver (see accessories) is required. The receiver unit converts the signal from the UTP cable back into VGA video for the monitor.

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

Digital Signage
Digital Signage

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Works with the STUTPRXL receiver, or the STUTPRXWAL (wall-plate receiver) for flexibility in your setup
  • Extends the connection distance of VGA displays by up to 950 feet (300 meters) offering flexibility in the placement of your equipment
  • Cat5 extension design allows you to make use of existing Cat 5 or better wiring infrastructure

Applications

Ideal for digital signage applications in financial, educational, and business sectors

Place the display in a convenient viewing area, while the system equipment is placed elsewhere in a clean and secure environment

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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio No
Cabling Cat 5 UTP or better
Daisy-Chain Yes
Ports 8
Performance
Max Distance 300 m / 950 ft
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1280 x 1024
Connector(s)
Local Unit Connectors 2 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
8 - RJ-45 Female
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements One STUTPRXL receiver unit per display that you are connecting
Power
Input Voltage 120 AC
Output Current 0.6A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 7.2
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Product Height 29.5 mm [1.2 in]
Product Length 83.5 mm [3.3 in]
Product Weight 247 g [8.7 oz]
Product Width 200 mm [7.9 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.1 kg [2.3 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - UTP Video Splitter Base Unit
1 - 6ft (1.8m) VGA Cable
1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA/UK/EU/AUS)
1 - Instruction Manual

Certifications

Accessories

Product Support

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. 

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.