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8 Port VGA over Cat5 Digital Signage Broadcaster with RS232 & Audio

Extend and centrally manage VGA video, audio and RS232 control signals to multiple displays

Product ID: DS128

  • DS Series 8 Port Broadcaster is able to send out VGA, Audio, and RS-232 signals to the DSRXL receiver
  • Supports resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 100m / 300ft distance. Ability to go up to a total maximum 300m / 900ft when daisy chaining a maximum of five DSRXL receivers
  • Included DSNet Manager JAVA based software puts you in control. Software allows access to each receiver to configure system, image quality, power on/off receivers, and turn video or audio off.
389,99 € EUR exc VAT
479,69 € EUR inc VAT
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Overview

StarTech.com's DS Series Cat5 Digital Signage Broadcaster with RS232 Serial and Audio offers a comprehensive audio and video extension system, with the added benefit of serial control!

Compatible with virtually any VGA-capable PC or Digital Signage media player, the DS128 VGA Splitter lets you deliver VGA video as well as the accompanying audio and serial control signals to the connected Cat5 VGA Receivers (DSRXL - purchased separately), all through one Cat5 cable.

Comprised of this unit (DS128) and the corresponding receivers, our DS Series offers several unique features compared to our other VGA Extenders, including the ability to extend RS-232 serial signals from the source to each display for controlling the displays as well as Java Client Management Software (DSNet Manager) that simplifies adjusting the settings for each receiver and display. The sofware can be controlled via an Ethernet port on a PC/Media Player or on a LAN (Local Area Network).

Ensuring not only a simple and cost-effective way to extend and control VGA video and the corresponding audio, the DS series (DS128 and DSRXL) also maintains exceptional, high quality video, up to 1600x1200 over a 100m connection. For further extension, you can daisy chain up to five receivers, for a maximum distance of 300m.

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The StarTech.com Advantage

  • One system, one Cat5 cable to deliver and control your video, audio, and serial signals to each display.
  • High resolution support of 1600x1200 ensures high quality signal delivery for high definition content.
  • Included DSNet Manager software saves time allowing to tweak each receiver and display anywhere on a local area network or a wireless local area network.
  • Future additions are easy with the ability to split each receiver to two displays or daisy chain up to five receivers.

Applications

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.

The DS Series can be used in education, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and other environments.

Broadcast up to 80 displays when daisy chaining receivers. Deliver a VGA, audio and serial signal to each display along with the DSRXL receivers. With RS-232 controls you can control displays from the PC or media player.

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
Cabling Cat 5 UTP
Daisy-Chain Yes
Industry Standards DDC/EDID Emulation for port 1 monitor
Ports 8
Rack-Mountable Yes
Performance
Max Distance 300 m / 950 ft
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1600x1200
Maximum Cable Length 10 m [32.8 ft]
Supported Resolutions 1600x1200 @ 100m / 330ft
1280 x 1024 @ 300m / 950ft
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Local Unit Connectors 1 - DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub) Female
1 - DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub) Male
1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Male
10 - RJ-45 Female
2 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Up to 5 receiver units can be daisy-chained from the broadcaster unit extending to a maximum distance of 300m
System and Cable Requirements One Cat5 VGA Receiver (DSRXL) per monitor you are connecting
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power (Red)
2 - 10/100 (Red) - LAN speed
2 - Link (Green) - LAN link status
8 - Receiver (Green) - Receiver link status
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Output Current 2A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 10
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0~90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Steel
Product Height 40 mm [1.6 in]
Product Length 300 mm [11.8 in]
Product Weight 1.4 kg [3.1 lb]
Product Width 160 mm [6.3 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.7 kg [5.9 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Digital Signage 8 Port Transmitter
1 - 3.5mm Audio Cable
1 - VGA Cable
2 - Rack Mounting Brackets (w/ Screws)
1 - DSNet Manager Software CD
1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA/UK/EU/AUS)
1 - Instruction Manual

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