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SERVSWITCH CAT5 KVM EXTENDERS
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LOCAL
Brightness
Focus
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These extenders go the distance
for KVM signals and delivering
sharp video. One even provides
inexpensive switching!
REMOTE
Key Features
Place your keyboard,
monitor, and mouse—
or remote station—
nearly 1000 feet
(304.8 m) from a CPU,
ServSwitch, or local
station.
Fully adjustable video
equalization, even at
long distances and
high resolutions.
Compatible with most
keyboards, monitors,
and mice.
ACU1049A features
switching capabilities!
A remote station can
switch between the
local and remote CPUs
with a keyboard code.
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#20754
t’s time you put your servers,
CPUs, and ServSwitch™ family
KVM switches in safe locations
where they can be administered
easily and kept secure.
The ServSwitch CAT5 KVM
Extenders send keyboard, video,
and mouse signals long distances
across a single solid-core 4-pair
Category 5 UTP or STP cable.
(If possible, do not use “higher”
cables—CAT5e, Category 6, and
so on—because the tight wire
twists in these cables actually
degrade video signals.
Plug your monitor, keyboard,
and mouse (or a cable running to
one of the CPU ports of a KVM
switch) into an extender’s Remote
Unit. Then run CAT5 cable from
the Remote Unit to the extender’s
Local Unit. Use extension cable(s)
to connect your CPU or the user
port of a KVM switch to the Local
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Unit. Plug everything in, turn
everything on, and go!
The extenders fully buffer all
the signals they carry, so you
won’t see delays, flickering, and
herky-jerky mouse movement.
You can use a Remote Unit’s
Brightness and Focus dials to
adjust the screen image and bring
it as close to clarity as it can get.
The extenders require no
software and are compatible with
all operating systems and a wide
variety of hardware, including the
Microsoft IntelliMouse .
The Local Units perform
complete PS/2 keyboard and
mouse emulation, so you can
unplug or replug your keyboard
and monitor without worrying
about disrupting the booting or
operation of your CPUs.
The Single-Access model
(ACU1001A) sends your keyboard,
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monitor, and mouse signals nearly
1000 feet (304.8 m) from a local
CPU to a remote user station.
With the Dual-Access model
(ACU1009A), you can also attach
a local user station that contends
with the remote station for CPU
control.
The ServSwitch CAT5 KVM
Switching Extender (ACU1049A) is
similar to the regular extenders in
that you can place your remote
workstation nearly 1000 feet
(304.8 m) away. It, too, features
keyboard and mouse emulation
and video equalization.
The ACU1049A is also a
switch. It enables the remote
station to switch between the
local CPU and remote CPU with
a simple keyboard code.
Its Double Private Mode locks
out the second workstation,
preventing conflicts.
Specifications
Cable Required:
Between local and remote units:
Category 5 solid UTP or STP
wired to the TIA/EIA-568A
or -568B (preferred) standard,
terminated with RJ-45 M
connectors
Compatibility:
Video: VGA, SVGA, XGA, XGA-2,
or RGB (sync on green);
Keyboard: IBM PC/AT or PS/2
compatible (PC/AT types
require a connector adapter);
Mouse: IBM PS/2 compatible
two-button, Microsoft
IntelliMouse, or Logitech™
PS/2 three-button
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Distance (Maximum):
16.4 ft. (5 m) from the local unit
to the attached CPU or KVMswitch user port;
16.4 ft. (5 m) from the remote unit
to the attached monitor,
keyboard, and mouse or
KVM-switch CPU port;
984.3 ft. (300 m) between the
local and remote units;
ACU1009A only:
16.4 ft. (5 m) from the local
unit to the attached keyboard
and mouse or KVM-switch
CPU port; 98.4 ft. (30 m) to the
attached monitor;
ACU1049A only:
16.4 ft. (5 m) from the remote
unit to the attached CPU or
KVM-switch user port
Resolution:
Up to 1600 x 1280 noninterlaced
at up to 196.9 ft. (60 m);
Up to 1280 x 1024 noninterlaced
at up to 393.7 ft. (120 m);
Up to 1024 x 768 noninterlaced at
up to 984.3 ft. (300 m)
Synchronization: H/V or composite,
TTL signal levels; sync polarity is
preserved
User Controls:
Remote Unit:
(1) Internal 4-position DIP
switch for various options;
(2) Front-mounted dials for
brightness and focus;
(3) Internal video-distance
(cable-length) jumpers
Video Bandwidth (to -3 dB):
Local unit: 150 MHz;
Remote unit: 350 MHz;
Across 328 ft. (100 m) of UTP:
95 MHz (with equalization)
Video Compensation: 3-stage
continuously variable
Video Coupling: DC
Video I/O Signal Levels: 0.7 volts
peak-to-peak
Interface: Video: VGA;
Keyboard and mouse: IBM PS/2
compatible;
Between units and (on ACU1049A)
to remote CPU: Proprietary
composite
ACU1049A only:
(1) DB25 F for composite
I/O to/from the
keyboard, mouse, and
video ports of the
remote CPU
Connectors:
On local unit:
Front-mounted:
(1) RJ-45 for local/remote
interconnection;
Rear-mounted:
(1) HD15 M for video input
from local computer;
(2) 6-pin mini-DIN F for
keyboard and mouse
output to local computer;
ACU1009A only:
(1) HD15 F for video
output to local
monitor;
(2) 6-pin mini-DIN F for
input from local
keyboard and mouse;
On remote unit:
Front-mounted:
(1) RJ-45 for local/remote
interconnection;
Rear-mounted:
(1) 2.5-mm center-positive
barrel jack for power;
(2) 6-pin mini-DIN F for input
from keyboard and
mouse;
Power:
Local unit: 5 VDC at up to 120 mA
from CPU’s keyboard port;
Remote unit: From desktop
power supply, PSU1002E
(certified to the relevant
international safety
standards):
Input: 100–240 VAC at
47–63 Hz from utilitypower outlet, through
detachable power cord
and IEC 320 M inlet, to
external transformer;
Output (isolated from mains
ground): 9 VDC regulated,
at up to 1 amp, from
transformer to extender
Size: ACU1001A, ACU1009A:
1.4"H x 7.8"W x 3.9"D
(3.6 x 19.8 x 9.9 cm);
ACU1049A: 1.4"H x 8.4"W x 3.9"D
(3.6 x 21.3 x 9.9 cm)
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Ordering Information
Technically Speaking
n data communications applications, using products that exceed
required capacities is usually not
a problem. For example, if a
28.8-kbps modem is required, a
33.6-kbps or 56-kbps modem will
work just fine.
But sometimes more isn’t
better. For instance, KVM
extenders are designed to expect
CAT5 and only CAT5 cable. You’d
probably guess that Category 3
cable wouldn’t be effective with
these products, and you’d be
right. But you may also assume
that if Category 5 cable works
just fine, Category 5e, Category 6,
and other higher-capacity cables
would work even better. This isn’t
the case.
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KVM extenders from many
manufacturers, including our
ServSwitch CAT5 KVM
Extenders, are designed
specifically for the Category 5
specs defined by the TIA/EIA
standard. Higher-level cables,
such as CAT5e, have different
characteristics and specs.
Although differences like twist
ratios might seem small, they can
have a negative impact on these
extenders, which are expecting
a true Category 5 transmission.
However, if you already have
CAT5e or CAT6 cable installed,
you can work around this
problem by installing a delay line
module or skew compensator.
Call Tech Support for details.
ITEM
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ServSwitch Brand CAT5 KVM Extenders
Single-Access Kit...............................................ACU1001A
Dual-Access Kit..................................................ACU1009A
ServSwitch CAT5 KVM
Switching Extender ...........................................ACU1049A
To rackmount your standalone extenders, order…
19" Rackmount Kit
for ACU1008A Local Unit......................................RMK19X
for All Other Units............................................RMK19U-R2
To connect an AT style computer, order…
AT →PS/2 Mouse GHOST ........................................AC244A
6-Pin Mini-DIN Female to 5-Pin DIN Male
Keyboard Adapter ......................................................FA212
To connect remote units, order…
Category 5 Unshielded Bulk Cables, 100-MHz, Solid,
4-Pair, Beige, 1000-ft. (304.8-m)
PVC
Spool .............................................EYN840A-1000
Box......................................................EYN840A-B
Plenum Spool .............................................EYN860A-1000
Box......................................................EYN860A-B
To terminate your bulk cable, order…
High-Performance Category 5 Modular Plugs,
Solid-Conductor, Unshielded, 25-Pack ................FM732
To connect the extenders to a patch panel, order…
CAT5 Solid-Conductor Cables, 100-MHz, RJ-45,
4-Pair, PVC (NEC CMR), Straight-Pinned, Beige
10-ft. (3-m).................................................EYN737MS-0010
15-ft. (4.6-m)..............................................EYN737MS-0015
20-ft. (6.1-m)..............................................EYN737MS-0020
If you want to use CAT5e or CAT6 cable, order…
ServSwitch Brand CAT5 Extender
Delay Line Module .................................................ACUDLY
For better twisted-pair performance, choose…
ServSwitch Wizard Skew Compensator..........ACU5100A
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