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

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  • 400 MHz bandwidth provides brilliant 2048 x 1536 resolution
  • Compatible with VGA, SVGA and Multisync monitors
  • Uses standard monitor extension cables (StarTech.com coaxial VGA cables recommended for best picture quality)
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$197.99CAD

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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.

Applications

  • Information booths/kiosks
  • In-store product merchandising
  • Airports, bus terminals and train stations
  • Lecture halls and classrooms
  • Trade-shows

The StarTech.com Advantage

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

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Canada 17720F
  • ASI Distribution Canada 87586
  • UPC 065030805292

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector A VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
16 - Connector B VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
Hardware Ports 16
Daisy-Chain Yes
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 15.4 oz [435.0 g]
Package Length 17.6 in [44.8 cm]
Package Width 3.6 in [92.0 mm]
Package Height 6.0 in [15.2 cm]
Performance Maximum Cable Length 213.2 ft [65 m]
Maximum Analog Resolutions 2048x1536 @ 60Hz
Bandwidth 400MHz
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 5.2 oz [148.0 g]
Color Silver
Product Length 14.7 in [37.3 cm]
Product Width 3.0 in [75.0 mm]
Product Height 1.7 in [42.0 mm]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 1.2A
Power Consumption (In Watts) 14.4
Special Notes / Requirements Note Units made before August 2008 shipped with a DC 7.5V 1500mA (max) power adapter
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 16 Port Rack Mount VGA Splitter
2 - Included in Package Mounting Brackets
1 - Included in Package Mounting Screws
Universal Power Adapter (NA/UK/EU)
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Intermittent Failures

By: HolidayBug - 03-02-2017
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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