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DVI Video Extender over Cat 5 UTP

Extend a single DVI video signal up to 150ft over Cat5 cabling

Product ID: ST121UTPDVGB

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  • Consists of 1 local unit, and 1 remote unit for an all-in-one solution
  • Extends video signal over standard Category 5 UTP cable
  • Supports resolutions up to 1600x1200 @ 60Hz
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€249.99 EUR
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The ST121UTPDVIGB DVI Video Extender over Cat 5 UTP lets you extend a DVI Digital (DVI-D) video signal over Category 5 (or better) cable at distances of up to 150-feet (45-meters) from the video source to the intended display, without sacrificing video quality.

This cost-effective video extender is simple to use and offers a compact form factor, helping to save valuable work space.

With support for resolutions up to 1600x1200, this DVI extender can be easily integrated using existing Ethernet infrastructure wiring, and offers a completely hardware-based solution with no software or drivers required - perfect for any small scale point-to-point digital signage application that requires high quality DVI video.

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

Applications

  • Place the display in a convenient viewing area, while the system equipment is placed elsewhere in a clean and secure environment
  • Ideal for digital signage applications in financial, educational, business and retail/POS sectors

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Extending DVI-D video signals over Cat 5 cable (or better) enables you to make use of existing Ethernet infrastructure without the expense of costly proprietary cabling systems
  • Pure hardware design simplifies installation and set up, with no software or drivers required
  • Uses standard Category 5 UTP cable for economical and reliable data transmission

Partner Numbers

  • CMS Distribution V240080
  • Esprinet ST121UTPDVGB
  • Exertis 0010011582
  • Exertis IE 0010011582
  • Ingram IE V930697
  • Ingram Micro España V930697
  • Ingram Micro UK V930697
  • UPC 065030831956

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Local Unit Connectors DVI-I (23 pin)
RJ-45
1 - Remote Unit Connectors RJ-45
DVI-I (23 pin)
Hardware Ports 1
Cabling Cat 5 UTP or better
Audio No
Daisy-Chain No
Packaging Information Package Length 24.4 cm [9.6 in]
Package Width 67.0 mm [2.6 in]
Package Height 15.5 cm [6.1 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 660.0 g [23.3 oz]
Performance Max Distance 45 m / 150 ft
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1600x1200 @ 60Hz
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Steel
Product Length 67.0 mm [2.6 in]
Product Width 52.0 mm [2.0 in]
Product Height 38.0 mm [1.5 in]
Weight of Product 138.0 g [4.9 oz]
Power Power Source 2 AC Adapters Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 0.2A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Output Current 1A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type H
Power Consumption (In Watts) 5
Special Notes / Requirements Note DVI-A (Analog) signal not supported
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package DVI Local Unit Extender
DVI Remote Unit Extender
Instruction Manual
2 - Included in Package Power Adapters

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

There are a few things you'll want to take care of before you deploy your new video extender in your setup.

It’s important to make sure you have everything you will need ahead of time. These items are listed below.

  • Transmitter
  • Receiver
  • Video source
  • Display
  • Video cables
  • (Optional) Ethernet or fiber cables
  • (Optional) Power adapter(s)

It’s also important to test everything in a simplified setup ahead of time to make sure everything works and that you understand how it works. 

In order to set up your video extender, complete the following:

  1. Position your video transmitter near your video source.
  2. Connect the video output from your video source to the video transmitter.
  3. (Optional) Connect the power adapter to the video transmitter.

Note: Not all video extenders require external power, or require external power on both ends.  Refer to the manual for more information.

  1. Position your video receiver near your display.
  2. Connect the video output from your video receiver to your display.
  3. (Optional) Connect the power adapter to the video receiver.
  4. If using a wired video extender, connect your network cabling between the video transmitter and the video receiver.
  5. (Optional) If you are extending anything else supported by your video extender connect those devices to the transmitter and receiver.
  6. (Optional) If you are using a wireless extender, there may be a sync button you need to press to pair the transmitter and receiver.

Now that you have set up your video extender, you can check that everything is working.  You should be able to see your video source's output on the display connected to the video receiver.

If at this point you have further questions regarding a Startech.com video extender, contact our technical support team for further assistance. 

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.

Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface that can contain different types of signaling, based on the application. DVI cables and ports are created using different connector types to identify what application they are intended to be used in. The connector types are identified by the number of pins on the DVI connector. DVI comes in the following five different connector types: 

Single and Dual link DVI indicate the maximum resolution capabilities of the video source or video destination. The maximum resolutions are Single Link (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz) and Dual Link (2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz).

Note: The maximum resolution of your video source and video destination are ultimately determined by the technical specifications of the devices. The connector type is not a definitive indicator of the maximum resolution.

DVI-A carries only analog (for example, VGA) with no digital component. DVI-D carries only digital video (for example, HDMI) with no analog component. DVI-I combines DVI-A and DVI-D connections to include both analog and digital components. A DVI-I port may be on either your video source or display, but whether or not a display carries either or both analog and digital sources depends on the technical specifications of your device.

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

This device has a DVI-I connector, but is only compatible with digital DVI video signaling. For more information about the different DVI connectors, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface

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

DVI to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/HDMI/HDMI-to-DVI/.

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

 

Compliance and safety

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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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