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Black Box AVSP-DVI1X8 Specifications
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Cost-effective ways to create professional signage —
Gather, distribute, and manage your
digital signage content more easily
with our selection of platforms. With a
number of options for small-to-medium
businesses (SMBs) and enterprises, and new
wearable digital signage, Black Box has
what you need to implement a media-rich
network of signs for compelling results.
Plus, we offer everything you need behind
the screens.
In fact, no one is better suited to bring you
the total digital signage solution than us,
iCOMPEL™ SMB
Digital Signage, 2U
See pages 12 – 17
no matter what your level of technical or
creative expertise —and your budget.
What’s inside this guide:
NEC/3M iCOMPEL
Touchscreen LCDs
Take signage to
the next level with
reliable touch
interactivity.
Page 23
XR HDMI and IR Extender
XR: the eXtended Range
HDMI® solution with
enhanced control.
Page 26
3D HDMI CATx Extender
Reach HDTV and 3D screens
simply and affordably.
Page 26
MediaCento™ HX
Reach multiple HD and 3D
screens using CAT5e/CAT6
cable for
uncompressed
HDMI extension.
Page 27
DisplayPort Switches
Economical ways to switch
multiple DisplayPort
sources to a single
DisplayPort display.
Page 49
Mini Extender for DVI-D
and Stereo Audio over Fiber
Compact ways to
extend DVI-D video
and stereo audio
up to 1.5 kilometers
over one strand of fiber.
Page 31
VGA Matrix Switches
Programmable matrix
switches for easily
routing VGA and
1080p video to
multiple screens.
Page 54
1 x 8 HDMI Splitter with Audio
Duplicate an HDMI signal on
eight screens and distribute audio
separate from HDMI channels.
Page 45
Multi-Format AV to HDMI
Switching HD Scaler
Scale multiple types
of video and audio for
digital HDMI output.
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— and get HD video to the screens.
End-to-End Solution Diagram _______ 2 – 3
Digital Signage Overview ___________ 4 – 9
MediaFlyer Hosted
Digital Signage ___________________ 10 – 11
iCOMPEL SMB Digital Signage ____ 12 – 17
Related Products:
Customs:
iCOMPEL SMB Digital Signage,
VESA Mount
Display Enclosures customizable with
AC cooling and heaters, for touchscreens,
for back-to-back screens, and more.
See page 22
iCOMPEL EDS Enterprise
Digital Signage ___________________ 18 – 20
iCOMPEL WDS Wearable
Digital Signage _______________________ 21
Display Enclosures ____________________ 22
Touchscreens & Displays ______________ 23
Digital Video Extenders ___________ 24 – 31
See pages 12 – 17
Analog Video Extenders __________ 32 – 41
iCOMPEL EDS Enterprise
Digital Signage
Baluns ____________________________ 41 – 43
Video Splitters ____________________ 44 – 47
Video Switches ___________________ 48 – 55
Video Scalers, Converters,
& Adapters _______________________ 56 – 62
See pages 18 – 20
Display Adapters/Pattern
Generators ___________________________ 63
Legacy Solutions __________________ 64 – 67
3G-SDI/HD-SDI to
HDMI Converter
Precisely fine-tune
and adjust screen
position after
installation.
Page 62
VGA/DVI to
DVI-D Converter
Convert and scale
analog VGA video,
plus DVI-D video, for
single-link DVI-D output.
Page 62
HDMI and DVI
Pattern Generator
Save time when testing
video calibration on
HDMI and DVI screens.
Page 63
Best Sellers:
Meeting Room Solutions _________68 – 69
DVI-D Extender
An handy extender for
linking a DVI-D screen
up to 100 feet away.
Page 29
Cables ____________________________ 70– 72
MediaCento™ RF
Use low-cost coax to
broadcast HD video
and audio to multiple
HDTV screens.
Page 40
Wireless Video
Presentation System III
The simple way
to improve
collaboration
among laptop
users in large
meeting rooms.
Page 68
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Power Protection _____________________ 73
Index _____________________________ 74 – 76
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Take your HD digital signage, kiosk, and/or video applications
Let our signage, kiosk, and video distribution experts help you find
the right technologies to deliver pixel-perfect performance. With more
than 400 years of combined expertise, Black Box can help you every step
of the way.
We’re your source for digital signage platforms, and we’re the
industry-leading provider of everything behind the screens. And we
mean everything — AV splitters, extenders, switches, converters, scalers,
enclosures, and more.
Technologies featured in diagram:
1
2
3
iCOMPEL™ SMB Publisher (ICPS-2U-PU-W), pp. 12 – 17
Use to distribute HD content over the LAN to your signage;
shown with the optional Wi-Fi module installed.
HD View™ 8-Port Transmitter (AC3008A-R2), p. 35
Broadcasts high-def analog VGA video (plus serial signals and
audio, if necessary) over CATx cabling to multiple locations.
HD View Receiver (AC3003A-R2), p. 35
Receives VGA video (plus serial signals and audio) over CATx
at distances of up to 360 feet.
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HD View Long-Range Receiver (AC3004A-R2), p. 35
Receives VGA video (plus serial signals and audio) over CATx
at distances of up to 1000 feet.
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DVI Matrix Switch with Audio (AVSW-DVI8X8), p. 51
Routes HD video from up to eight DVI sources to as many
as eight DVI devices — with any input directed to any output.
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ServSwitch™ Agility DVI, USB, and Audio Extender over
IP, Transmitter (ACR1000A-T), see blackbox.eu
Multicasts video (plus audio, if needed) over an IP network,
distributing perfect digital video with no loss.
9
10
11
1
iCOMPEL Subscriber Players (ICPS-VE-SU-N), pp. 12 – 17
Receive HD content distributed over the LAN.
4
8
Wireless
Access Point
ServSwitch Agility DVI, USB, and Audio Extender over
IP, Receivers (ACR1000A-R), see blackbox.eu
Receive video (plus audio,) over an IP network, delivering
high-quality DVI video content to digital screens.
Mini Extender Kit for DVI-D and Stereo Audio over
Fiber (AVX-DVI-FO-MINI), p. 31
Extends DVI video (and audio) up to 1.5 kilometers
over a single strand of fiber optic cable (kit includes both
a transmitter and a receiver).
Display Enclosure for 50"– 52" Display (ENC-52), p. 22
Protects expensive displays and circuitry indoors and out
without obscuring clarity of video (other sizes also available).
LAN
C
Analog
VGA Video
2
A
PC or
Media Server
3
C
4
C
Digital
DVI Video
in Local Area
A
5
A
Wireless Video Presentation System III (AC1132A), p. 68
Turns a wired VGA projector into a wireless one, enabling up
to 254 laptop users to wirelessly project video presentations.
Laptop
User 1
Laptop
User 4
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Network switches
Ethernet extenders
Wireless networking solutions
Media converters
Network backup switches
Access control solutions
Console and terminal servers
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IT cabinets and racks
KVM switches and extenders
KVM trays for the server room
Industrial-grade communication
solutions
• Converged VoIP platforms
• Testers and tools
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User 2
Laptop
User 3
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where they need to go with Black Box’s end-to-end solutions!
Plus we have all the cabling and accessories you need to integrate
your video system into your existing IT infrastructure. Not only are we
knowledgeable about today’s latest AV distribution technologies, but we
know IT networks, too. We’ve been handling IT for well over 30 years.
What’s more, our huge product selection includes many solutions for
extending HD video over IP networks without any video loss. The diagram
below shows how just some of our products work together to distribute
both analog and digital video.
Cabling available:
C
10
A
Analog Video
VGA and
Component
(pp. 71 – 72).
B
Digital Video
DVI, HDMI®,
DisplayPort:
standard or
adapter (pp. 70 – 71).
2
9
9
B
B
D
B
Digital DVI Video
in Distant Harsh Area
via Fiber Link
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C
CATx
CAT5e, CAT6,
patch, bulk, premium,
or value priced.
D
Fiber Optic
Single-mode,
multimode, patch, bulk,
or cut to length.
E
Audio
Deluxe RCA
and 3.5-mm stereo
and speaker wire.
B
8
B
B
C
B
7
8
C
C
LAN
B
Coax
Bulk, standard, and,
customs for CATV
and baseband runs.
8
C
B
Wireless Video
Projection/Presentation
Digital DVI Video
in Distant Area
via IP Link
VGA Projector
11
Speakers
Overhead
Screen
E
A
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Serial
RS-232 standard or
extended distance,
office, or industrial.
CATx Specialty Patch
SpaceGAIN™ for
tight areas and
LockPORT™ for
secure plug-ins.
Plus:
• Custom cables
• Hard-to-find cables
• Connectors and adapters
• Wallplates and jacks
• And many other
cabling accessories.
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No matter what your level of technical or creative expertise,
turn to us for help planning, designing, and procuring
your digital signage.
NOTE: For video wall applications, additional equipment may be required.
Why you should get it.
Now much easier to get and manage.
No other medium makes it possible to deliver compelling content at the
right location at the right time for maximum impact. It works whether your
goal is to:
• Increase sales and profits.
• Communicate additional benefits of a product or service
• Inform, educate, notify, or alert, and encourage certain behavior.
• Satisfy customers or employees.
• Improve business processes.
• Or all the above.
People on the go often overlook or ignore posters and other printed
signage. Strengthen your marketing, as well as internal communications, by
replacing boring static signage with eye-catching digital signage in lobbies,
waiting rooms, or any place frequented by your target audience.
Digital signage is more affordable and easier to implement than ever
before. Rolling it out used to be a daunting task, involving tons of planning
and resources, with mixed results. Not anymore. Businesses wanting
messaging on a single or an entire network of screens can:
• Benefit from a choice of content layout and design tools, empowering
you to create truly professional-looking presentations that can be
broadcasted over your LAN.
• Get up and running with minimal or no training.
• Easily manage your digital signage from any browser-based
connection.
• Pay up front or as you go—whichever suits your needs and budget.
• Integrate it into an existing IT network without replacing equipment.
How the flexibility benefits you.
How to get started.
With today’s digital signage technologies, you can:
• Create welcome messaging, menu boards, and wayfinding screens.
• Share information faster, including announcements and schedules.
• Improve the customer in-store experience and target them in real time.
• Use existing content to create compelling messaging.
• Integrate live video and Internet feeds like stock and news tickers,
so you’re not forced to create all the signage content by yourself.
• Use all sorts of media, including photos, illustrations, stored and live
video, and audio file formats.
• Update content on the fly from any computer with an Internet link.
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We know choosing a digital signage solution, especially at the enterprise
level, can be an overwhelming task. You may even find yourself suffering
from decision paralysis.
Simplify the decision-making. Simplify by talking to one of our Digital
Signage Success Managers. We’ll put you in touch with a platform that gives
you everything you need: flexibility, affordability, and the ability to get your
digital signage up and running fast.
We’ll also help you plan for your future digital signage needs, so
you not only realize a fast ROI now, but you also get the most of our
your investment in the future.
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Black Box Digital Signage Case Studies:
The client:
Joy Mining Machinery
The need:
Joy Mining Machinery is active on five continents with a network of
55 facilities spanning the globe, so maintaining consistent branding and
messaging can be a challenge. The company decided to use digital
signage to address this need.
The company knew the signage would have to be administered from
one location. However, it also recognized that facilities would need the
flexibility to customize content for local audiences. It would also have
to support internal communications, such as its efforts to improve
manufacturing quality and efficiency.
Winner of the Industry Excellence Award from
the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA),
honored as the Best Corporate
Communication Deployment for 2012!
The client:
La Roche College
The need:
Located in suburban Pittsburgh, La Roche College is proud to offer
students a cutting-edge education and individualized attention combined
with technology. Carrying its student-focused technology initiatives
forward, the private Catholic college of 1350 students wanted to
enhance and centralize campus communications with digital signage.
The renovation of its library and updating of its technology made it
an ideal time to consider the installation of campus signage.
Specifically, it wanted to use the system for communication with
students, wayfinding information, emergency notifications, and the
central management of information.
An iCOMPEL driven digital
sign outside the campus
dining hall. An ICOMPEL
subscriber unit, mounted at
the back of the screen,
receives multimedia content
via a network connection
from an iCOMPEL publisher
unit in a central data closet.
The solution:
The Joy Mining Machinery team chose Black Box’s iCOMPEL™ for its
digital signage because of its ease of installation and intuitive software.
Other products it examined were complicated to use or short on functions.
Plus, the system supports the electronic dissemination of job info to
union facilities, as well as engineering performance data to employees.
The results:
Nearly all of Joy Mining Machinery’s 55 facilities now use iCOMPEL
to present companywide content on lobby screens in a consistent,
unified way. However, local offices can also post site-specific messages
like production statistics or welcome messages for their own customers.
In addition to its primary use for lobby signage, their iCOMPEL
signage has become an interconnected system for improved efficiency
and manpower usage.
The company now uses iCOMPEL signage on the factory floor to
display “Kanban” inventory information in real time. It tells workers
which parts are in inventory and in transit, and in what bins parts are
found. It feeds information back to off-site fabricators, ensuring that
parts are being produced only as needed, and just in time for use.
By using digital displays, the company has started eliminating the
Kanban system’s paper tickets. It is now in the process of linking the
system to other plants, including its South African operations.
The solution, when fully implemented, will enable the instant
communication of manufacturing/inventory information around the world.
Also, by installing dedicated screens in employee-only areas of its
facilities in Pennsylvania, the company’s HR department was able to
eliminate driving from one location in the region to the next just to
post information on bulletin boards. This saved the company a lot
of time and money.
The solution:
La Roche College ended up choosing Black Box’s iCOMPEL because its
pricing was very competitive and it provided all the features it was looking
for, including support for central content management, the ability to
override content for emergency notifications, and ease of use.
Black Box handled the site survey, system design, and installation
of the iCOMPEL units, the displays, and their mounts.
The installation included signage set up in the college’s campus center
and fitness center, and at entrances to the dining hall and the library,
where the college has set up its brand-new Providence World Café,
an area where students can relax in a coffeehouse atmosphere while
watching scrolling news on the digital screen.
The results:
According to the college, students, faculty, and other staff have come
to expect the displays and rely on them for the latest information, so much
so that college departments and student groups are beginning to submit
their relevant information to be posted on them.
La Roche College staff members simply log on to the iCOMPEL system
to access and upload videos, images, and other signage content. The
players regularly ping the iCOMPEL publisher unit for any changes and
update the screens as needed.
Public relations is responsible for general content of screens not
managed by food service and athletics. College academic deadlines,
sports scores, weather cancellations, and other up-to-the-minute news
items can be uploaded and relayed quickly throughout the campus with
the iCOMPEL driven system.
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How we can help your business, institution, or organization
Corporate enterprises
Use an iCOMPEL™ platform to centrally manage external and internal
communications and enhance your worldwide marketing. Digital signage
not only projects the image of innovation at all points of customer
engagement, it also enables you to spotlight achievements and make
operations more efficient. Plus, it saves you the time it takes to distribute
and correct information.
University systems or school districts
Studies indicate that today's media-savvy, social networking-integrated
youth respond well to messaging delivered via digital signage. Used in
larger K–12 or higher-ed applications, Black Box’s MediaFlyer EXPRESS,
iCOMPEL SMB, and iCOMPEL EDS platforms give you a simple-to-integrate
platform for informing, alerting, and notifying students and staff in all
school buildings or across an entire statewide system of branch campuses.
Retail outlets
Boost sales and make branding headway in the retail environment.
Digital signage enables you to reach customers in stores at the point of sale
and draw them inside. Our iCOMPEL WDS wearable signage enhances
customer engagement, and our iCOMPEL EDS supports ad-based
networks, so you can stream ads from advertisers. You can also link EDS
to a database, so what’s promoted dynamically reflects current inventory.
Quick-service restaurant chains
Replace static menu boards with digital screens controlled by your
corporate office. With an iCOMPEL or MediaFlyer EXPRESS solution, you
can configure boards for instant specials updates and to show menu
choices. Also, because our iCOMPEL systems support touchscreen
connections, you can easily set up self-serve kiosks to streamline
ordering, reduce wait times, and increase order accuracy.
Hospitals and healthcare facilities
Communicate more effectively with patients, visitors, and staff. With
our ICOMPEL SMB, hospitals have an easy way to distribute info to waiting
rooms, cafeterias, and other common areas. Our version with HD capture
even supports showing of digital TV and info on the same screen. Medical
offices can use MediaFlyer EXPRESS for public service announcements. For
multisite healthcare systems, consider using iCOMPEL EDS.
Hotels
Travelers trust familiar brands in unfamiliar locales. Use digital signage
to create consistent branding for your hotel no matter what the location.
Digital signage also works wonders at delivering relevant local information
to guests. Use it to communicate with arriving groups while also promoting
your restaurant and services, and running ads for local businesses. Display
live flight information or weather forecasts to ease your guests’ planning.
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improve internal and external communications with audiences.
Airports
Arrival and departure times change like the weather. Provide up-to-date
information at every gate and along every concourse with digital signage.
Use content that’s not only informative but also entertaining — a great way
to help passengers pass the time during delays and layovers. In high-traffic
areas, think big and build a video wall showing a single image spread over
multiple screens (ask us about our video wall controller solutions).
Subways, buses, and taxis
Deliver real-time — and, if necessary, emergency — messaging to
subway or bus stations while also making the commuting experience
more pleasurable. Our iCOMPEL EDS supports city- or region-wide signage
deployment. You can also use digital signs on buses, in subways, and in
taxis to reach a ”captive audience.” Sell ad space, promote services, and
publicize up-to-date rates and route changes.
Stadiums and amusement parks
Use dynamic signage to create an atmosphere of excitement while also
streaming ads and entertaining content. Our digital signage platforms give
you a great way to reach customers at entrances, concession stands, or
anywhere they’re forced to wait — a big advantage in parks with very long
lines for rides. We even offer outdoor enclosures for protecting valuable
displays in all-weather venues.
Government buildings
In multisite agency deployments, administrators can use iCOMPEL EDS
to stream content to hundreds of screens in many states. It’s also great for
providing directions and broadcasting helpful info in large municipal or court
systems. And because it’s easy to scale as funding allows, the platform is
perfect for departments who can’t commit to huge outlay of funds at the
start of a signage project.
Military installations
Stream base TV programming alongside content specific to snack bars,
PXs, and other garrison buildings where service members and their families
congregate. Our signage platforms simplify the job of public affairs staff to
disseminate information, including messaging relating to mission-readiness,
across a large installation. Plus, they’re perfect for issuing alerts, spotlighting
achievements, and boosting morale.
Convention centers and casinos
Point conventioneers in the right direction at numerous points
throughout your event or expo hall with an iCOMPEL solution. Because
our platforms feature touchscreen support, setting up interactive maps
is a breeze. Digital signage is also great for gaming venues that want to
welcome guests, promote new games and entertainment, and spotlight
big winners in large, multiroom settings.
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What to consider when planning your digital signage
Our end user-focused, consultative approach.
We’re experienced at putting users in touch with a digital signage
solution that fits their needs. We don’t provide one-size-fits-all products;
we provide systems for your exact needs—nothing more, nothing less.
To be sure you’re matched to the right platform, we highly
recommend speaking with us by phone. But before you call, we advise
you to try and answer as many questions as possible below, check off
what features you think you might need, and take a look at the chart
on the facing page. The chart provides a quick comparison of each
platform’s mode of delivery and features (for more detailed descriptions,
see the subsequent pages in this guide).
11 quick-start questions to answer:
1. How many screens do you intend to have?
2. Will the screens have the same or different content?
3. How many locations, and what are the distances to these locations?
4. Who is the audience who will be viewing the signage?
Customers, employees, visitors, or all of these groups?
5. What information do you want to communicate?
Advertising, current information (news, weather, internal data), personalized
messages (“Welcome, Mr. Smith”), instructions (directions, schedules)?
6. What is the purpose of this installation?
Selling a product or service, informing an audience (wayfinding),
entertaining the viewer (i.e. those waiting in line), reinforcing a theme?
Buyers’
Checklist
4D
o you want a live TV feed?
4 Want to stream IPTV content through players?
4 Need to fast forward or toggle between
presentations and control volume at the screen?
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
Need to stream content to a subscriber wirelessly?
Do you need your signage to have interactive touch?
Do you need to capture pure HD video content?
Want to use the appliance as a media server?
Need to support many players in many time zones?
Will you be using mostly social media for content?
Will you need to render professional-quality Flash?
ecause of security or space issues, do you require
B
the player to be installed in the display itself?
4D
o you want to install the platform on a server?
4 Want to tile images across several screens?
7. What existing media assets do you want to redeploy?
Web information, system data (inventory or production numbers), existing
ads (video, print, Web formats), and/or live TV feeds?
8. Where does information come from, and from how many contributors?
Do multiple people/departments need to submit information, and if so,
where are they located? Who is the “owner” of information? Are thirdparty suppliers involved (for instance, an ad agency)?
9. How often will this information be updated?
Constant updates (system status, live messages, etc.) or periodic updates
(for instance, video files with low refresh cycles)?
10.What types of displays will be required?
What sizes, resolutions, and screen orientations?
11.How will the monitors and digital signage players be mounted?
On the ceiling, wall, floor, or in a rack?
At right: A tiled matrix
of four screens
showing a single
image. Not all
platforms support this,
and you may need
additional video wall
controller equipment
if your displays do not
support the tiling
function natively.
Plus, for near-seamless
tiling, thin-bezel
screens should be
used. For more
information, please
contact our FREE
24/7 Tech Support.
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application and evaluating the different platforms.
Compare the features and capabilities of our digital signage platforms (as well as competing like-priced platforms):
MediaFlyer™
EXPRESS
(pages 10 – 11)
Features & Capabilities
•
Enterprise-class platform (VMware® server software/subscribers)
Scalable, Web-hosted management platform (Web site/subscribers)
•
Remote access through a standard Web browser
•
High level of security/VPS network manageable
•
•
•
•
•
Supports multiple media formats within each playlist
•
•
Support for multiple zones on a screen
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Platform’s Multilayering and overlapping (z-index) of any or all zones
player
features
Layering of zones with transparency and alpha blending
and
capabilities Independent audio zone with audio level control
Audio level controllable by player
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•
Multiplayer content synchronization
Meta tagging available for players
•
Detailed per-account/per-user security and settings
•
Multiple simultaneous text rolls and crawls
•
Imported or custom fonts
•
•
•
•
•
•
HTML page capture capabilities
•
•
Supports zones for data feed integration
•
•
•
•
•
•
Supports right-to-left text (for certain language-scrolling requirements)
•
Drag-and-drop control of images and graphical elements
•
•
Maintains aspect ratio, stretching to fill or maintain native size, zone by zone
•
•
•
Supports Adobe® Flash Version 10 or 11 (.swf)
11
11
10
•
•
Layered zone capability with transparency
•
Overlay text on top of images
•
Can be done in a single file upload through a graphical user interface
Content
transfer
Can use FTP for multiple file upload
capabilities
Can be uploaded by a local user at the remote player (“ad-hoc”)
Supports XML Web feeds (RSS tickers, Atom, etc.)
Data
LDAP/active directory support
exchange
®
capabilities Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server support
Supports data feeds for ad networks
•
•
Use of block style text for RSS feeds and other streaming text
Output
modes
•
•
Includes professionally designed layout templates
Graphic
design
features
iCOMPEL
Other Platform
EDS
You’re
(pages 18 – 20)
Evaluating
•
Multiple-role platform (publishers/players/subscribers)
Delivery
modes
iCOMPEL™
SMB
(pages 12 – 17)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Supports an API for use with applications for content and player control
•
DVI and/or HDMI video output on subscribers/players
•
•
•
Selectable rotation for portrait modes
•
•
•
Customizable aspect ratios and resolutions
•
•
•
•
•
Scalable, positionable graphics over live video and clips
IP video streaming
Video
capabilities Set-top analog CATV video capture option
Digital HD video capture option
External
Support for general-purpose input/output (GPIO) via RS-232 trigger mechanism
control and
Touchscreen capability for USB HID touch devices
support
Drag-and-drop playlist creation
Scheduling Multiple layouts, playlists, and schedules can be defined
capabilities Schedule the turning on/off of displays
Global time zone support for playout at correct local times
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Digital Signage | MediaFlyer Hosted
MediaFlyer EXPRESS Hosted Digital Signage
The affordable, easy-to-use digital signage system that
• Powerful system for companies with limited IT departments and creative resources.
• Advertise and improve communications to get an edge on your competition.
• Four steps to success: connect and power your player(s); create and log in
to your account; register your player(s); and add content.
• Design, schedule, assign and share content from anywhere via the Web.
• Choose from pre-defined screen layouts or make your own.
• Schedule playlists to show content at specfic times via a calendar
or use our powerful mashup engine to automate scheduling.
• HD modes including 1080p, 1080i, 720p, and 720i, and VESA mode, too!
• Easy to scale from one site to many sites and one user to many users.
• Drag-and-drop scheduling for instant content updates.
• Lightweight, compact player with low power consumption.
• VESA-mountable player attaches to the back of a screen.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
MediaFlyer EXPRESS architecture
Display
MONDAY
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VGA or
HDMI Cable
MediaFlyer
EXPRESS Player
Network Cable
Web-Based
MediaFlyer Service
Network Cable
Network Cable
Admin Laptop,
Tablet, Desktop,
or Smartphone
Second MediaFlyer EXPRESS
Player at Separate Location
or Second Display
VGA or
HDMI Cable
Display
The subscription-based signage solution.
MediaFlyer™ EXPRESS provides ample
functionality and satisfies a range of needs,
whether you just want to show slideshows
and Twitter feeds on one screen or if you need
to support multiple players at multiple sites.
This simple-to-implement digital signage
platform turns any user — the average office
manager, business owner, or a system
integrator — into a multimedia pro.
Loaded with features, MediaFlyer EXPRESS
enables you to play many kinds of content,
manage it from a network, and automate content
playing for 24/7 viewer engagement.
It’s ideal for business lobbies, doctor’s offices,
bars, restaurants, retail stores, schools, and
virtually any location with Internet access.
And, unlike other subscription services,
MediaFlyer EXPRESS keeps its player(s)
continuously connected to its Web-based service,
so content updates occur almost instantly. You
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can quickly correct any errors or put up a special
promo to take advantage of an immediate
opportunity.
Your content displayed in 20 minutes!
MediaFlyer EXPRESS gives you all the features
and functions you need to set up your signage. All
you need is the screen. It combines a hosted Web
service, player, and all the cables you need with
a drag-and-drop interface, so everything falls into
place. In little time, you’ll have a display that
attracts customer attention.
Store and play many types of content: Flash®
files, PowerPoint® slideshows, live text, RSS news
feeds, or any mixture of these in a layout of your
design. The system uses a playlist, just like any
other digital signage player, and the playlist loops
back to the beginning when it’s done. Don’t want
to be bothered with playlists? Then just set it up
to run “mashups,” with the system randomly
displaying a mix of media on the screen.
Media formats supported:
• Flash® (.swf)
• Calendar formats
• PowerPoint® (.ppt)
• Twitter® Wall
• MPEG 4 (.mp4,
.m4v, or .mpg)
• Twitter Timeline
• QuickTime®
(H.264 .mov)
• Flash widgets
• Windows® Media
(.wmv)
• Ogg (.ogg)
• GIF, TIFF, JPEG,
BMP, and PNG
still images
• PDF
• HTML elements
• Flash clocks
• Weather apps
• Flickr® Importer
• Flickr Search
• Google® Trends
• Tender Support
• Timetric data
• YouTube®
• Webcams
• Editable RSS feeds
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leverages your content, Web content, and social media.
Where it fits in our
digital signage line:
• Ideal for businesses with minimal
creative or IT networking
expertise.
• No heavyweight publisher
hardware to manage and secure;
everything’s done via the Web.
• For users who prefer flexible
scheduling.
Other capabilities and features
• New users can be added manually, or invite
them via e-mail.
• Multiple permission levels enable you to
provide users with access to only the tools
they need. The user interface adapts
automatically for a great user experience.
Getting started: It’s easy as 1–2–3.
Step 1: Connect your player(s) to a display,
the Internet, and power. The player registration
information comes up right on the display. Then
create or log in to your mediaflyer.blackbox.com
account and add your players and subscriptions
• Assign content to one player or many players
using drag and drop.
Step 2: Upload content using drag-and-drop.
You can upload files one of two ways: by clicking
on +Add button and browsing to your files or
by dragging and dropping the files from your
machine directly to the portal’s page (Google
• Player identifies and adjusts to your display’s
preferred resolution.
Logo
PowerPoint®
Video
RSS Feed
Chrome® and Firefox® users only). The uploader
shows you a thumbnail of the file and its size
and gives you the opportunity to rename it.
Step 3: Assign content to a player or a group
of players using drag and drop. The process for
getting content to anywhere in the world normally
only takes a few seconds. You can control the
content being shown on any display anywhere in
your organization individually, or you can set any
number of your displays to show identical content.
• Browser interface supports Java, PHP, ASP,
CSS3, and HTML5.
• Compact, VESA-mountable player supports
Gigabit speeds and wireless connectivity.
Save time by using one of the preloaded,
predefined layouts, or you can create your own
using the intuitive layout tool. It enables you to
divide a display into two or more areas and create
a ticker or text crawl in a zone at the bottom. Add
as many zones as you like, move them around,
make them larger or wider.
For content placement, you can expand or
contract an image until it fits within the pixels
available. Or you can expand and crop the image
to fit the screen or scale it horizontally and
vertically so it fills the screen.
Content updates are automatically sent to
the players without making a new schedule or
reassigning it.
Plus, as an option, the system supports HTTPbased API programming for interfacing with
SharePoint® and other data sources.
Learn more at
• Plays Flash®, PowerPoint®, MPEG 4 (.mp4,
.m4v, or .mpg), QuickTime® (H.264 .mov),
Windows® Media (.wmv), Ogg (.ogg), and
RSS feeds.
• Displays GIF, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, and PNG still
images; PDF, HTML, and calendar formats.
• Social media integration (see facing page
for all the various media supported).
• Caches content locally on the player for
optimal performance.
• Diagnostic screen for easy troubleshooting.
• Supports portrait or landscape display
orientation.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
MediaFlyer EXPRESS Hosted Digital Signage Platform
1-Year Starter Kit
MFLY-X01
3-Year Starter Kit
MFLY-X03
1-Year Subscription Renewal
MFLY-X01RE
3-Year Subscription Renewal
MFLY-X03RE
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Digital Signage | iCOMPEL SMB
iCOMPEL Digital Signage Platform for SMB
Set up impressive, attention-getting signage easily and affordably
• An appliance-based solution that sets up FAST
with all software preinstalled on the hardware.
• FREE updates and no ongoing subscription or
licensing fees for a lower cost of ownership
and shorter ROI.
• Easy to scale. Use standalone with one screen
or across a network to stream content to
multiple screens.
• Controllable via a standard Web browser connection.
• Includes FREE professionally designed screen layouts.
• Enables you to display a mix of zones showing
images, text, HTML, RSS and XML feeds, plus multiple
videos side by side!
• New versions for Wi-Fi connectivity, HD video
capture, kiosks and interactive kiosks, plus pluggable
players for sliding into a screen’s Intel® OPS slot.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Front view: ICOMPEL 2U P Series/S Series Publisher
Deliver the right message at the right time for maximum results using
iCOMPEL. It’s just what you need to assemble, distribute, and manage
digital signage content easily in your small and medium-size (SMB)
installation.
iCOMPEL supports many formats, so you can combine video with
scrolling text, photos, Flash, and Web content. It handles MPEG, AVI,
QuickTime®, and PowerPoint® movies, JPEG images; WAV and MP3 audio;
HTML; and more (for a more complete list, see page 16).
Best of all, iCOMPEL units work right out of the box with all software
preinstalled. This way, you can get your digital signage up and running fast
without having to load any software and navigate a sea of technical and
broadcasting jargon.
You can then create one or more screen layouts containing one
or more zones — and even play video in multiple zones at the same time.
For maximum video and Flash rendering capabilities, be sure to order our
P Series iCOMPEL (for ordering information, see page 17).
And software updates, as well as technical support, are always free.
By getting what you need upfront, you’re not nickle-and-dimed year after
year with ongoing licensing or SaaS fees.
To show text from an RSS newsfeed, just enter the URL of the feed into
the iCOMPEL Use a similar process when you want to display actual Web
pages and XML feeds.
With minimal setup required, iCOMPEL gives you a quick way to:
• Upsell, cross-sell, merchandise, and advertise.
• Create welcome messaging and wayfinding screens.
• Share information faster, including meeting announcements, event
times, and up-to-the-minute schedule changes.
• Improve experiences for customers, visitors, and guests.
• Get daily information to internal staff for improved processes.
Six compelling reasons for iCOMPEL
• It gives you the flexibility to create attention-getting digital signage
without a lot of creative or technical know-how.
• Build and reinforce your brand or image.
Easy to get started.
You can Install iCOMPEL publishers and subscribers on a network
and manage them via a browser from any PC or Mac® on a LAN or WAN.
One iCOMPEL publisher can send media over the network to iCOMPEL
subscribers in another location.
To get started, you simply connect the iCOMPEL unit to your network
and to a display. After booting up, the iCOMPEL unit automatically obtains
an IP address from the network. Fixed IP addresses can also be set.
Now, it’s time to get creative! Begin by dragging and dropping media
from your computer desktop or a folder to the iCOMPEL media folders on
the appliance’s hard disk or use the user interface to browse for files.
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A firewall built into iCOMPEL keeps access limited to authorized users
only, and there’s no need to install any third-party software or virus
protection. Plus, it uses HTTP and HTTPS security protocols, and supports
the LDAP application protocol and VPN capabilities for secure remote access.
• It’s scalable from one to multiple digital signage displays.
• It’s an affordable, one-time investment with no ongoing fees.
• It keeps digital signage simple and it’s easy for beginners to master.
• It’s easy to integrate; it won‘t cause IT and security headaches.
• It’s from an industry leader with FREE 24/7 technical support who can
supply everything you need for end-to-end digital signage.
For more on iCOMPEL SMB,
see pages 14 – 17.
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Where it fits in our
digital signage line:
with the award-winning iCOMPEL.
Corporate
logo in
banner
Latest news
provided via
an RSS feed
School
logo on
background
showing
school’s
colors
Video
streamed in
XML feed
Video
(recorded
or live)
streamed
into screen
Stock market
ticker also
fed via an
RSS feed
Date/time
stamping
Class and
activity
information
Ticker loop
showing
changes in
schedules
Date/time stamping
Photo stills set up to
rotate on a predefined
schedule according to
programmable playlist
Fonts
customized to
the look of your
institution
Static or rotating
text in an area of
the screen devoted
to promoting
upcoming events
Stream local weather
via XML feeds
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Imported
graphics or
video illustrating
hospital services
Streamed-in text crawl
alerting visitors to
important announcements
• Integrated hardware/software
solution.
• Use on a network or connect
to it directly.
• Offered in many publisher, kiosk,
and subscriber versions
for various levels of signage.
• Includes options for TV
connections, HD video capture,
wireless connectivity, streaming
video, touch interactivity, and
remote control.
• Also available in an OPS version
for installing within the screen
itself.
Ideal for a number of applications.
In a lobby or reception area, iCOMPEL
digital signage strengthens communications for
businesses and institutions. Our list of satisfied
iCOMPEL customers includes universities,
hospitals, hotels, manufacturers, and many
others (to read how these and others have
benefited from iCOMPEL, visit blackbox.eu).
For many, they cited the number of features
for the money and ease of use as reasons why
they chose iCOMPEL. And because it’s widely
compatible with many types of media, there’s
no need to create and reformat existing media
for uploading to iCOMPEL.
Used in a K–12 or higher-ed environment,
iCOMPEL provides a simple-to-integrate platform
for informing and notifying students and staff
in buildings or on a campus. With the iCOMPEL,
it’s easy to build eye-catching signage without
adding any technical or creative staff.
Even better, it can be used to stream content
to signs in hard-to-cable areas. Just order a Wi-Fienabled iCOMPEL. This 802.11a/b/g/n version is
ideal for applications where wired connections
aren’t possible and for redundant wired/wireless
links to screens.
Loaded with tools for…
• Drag-and-drop layout and zone manipulation.
• Linking to external info, such as Web content.
• Triggering content by GPIO input signals.
• Automating playout, setting up channels to
show different content on different screens.
• Linking to internal info for local content updates.
• Importing and customizing fonts.
• Pulling down content from an FTP file server.
• Troubleshooting digital signage.
• Scheduling layouts to play at different times.
• Updating messages locally at the screen.
• Securing access.
• Giving every zone in a layout its own playlist.
• Interrupting playout for emergency alerts.
• System monitoring.
• Monitoring remotely over an IP network.
• Streaming HTML content from a Web server.
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iCOMPEL Digital Signage Platform for SMB (Continued)
Software features:
Sophisticated layout tools.
The publisher and kiosk models include a number of free layouts, so you
can be up and running, displaying your choice of content in a professionally
designed format within minutes.
Or you can create your own. The intuitive layout and design tool makes
it easy to create layouts. Adjust, resize, position, and layer zones with a
simple click and drag. Also, you can manually set pixel or percentage
measurements to achieve pixel-accurate alignment or lock a movie zone to a
desired aspect ratio (16:9, 5:4, or 4:3).
Set up one or more screen layouts containing one or more rectangular
zones for display, either in a portrait or landscape screen configuration. You
also get the flexibility to format text so it’s consistent with the look and feel
of your business’ branding. That’s because the iCOMPEL supports importing
custom fonts. You can set their style, weight, and color, as well as control
their scroll speed and direction on a screen.
Schedule playlists for different times of the day.
All iCOMPEL publishers can be used to control multiple content channels.
This way, you can deliver a high-impact display to the particular audience
or segment of customers before you, whether you need to show stored or
live media.
Resize and position items in precise increments or click and drag.
Overlap and make zones transparent. iCOMPEL supports unlimited
zones for text or still images, up to 15 zones for HTML, and either
two or four zones for video (depending on the model ordered).
Every zone in the display layout can run on its own schedule. When you
activate a schedule, the relevant media will appear, as laid out, on your
display. Different layouts can be scheduled to play at different times of the
day. Each playlist runs in a continuous loop per a preset schedule
You can also show a video file stored on its internal disk (or on models
with a TV or HD video capture card, show live video), show text from an
internal feed, and more. Using the RSS subscriber features, you can easily
display text crawls from the Internet — which is great for streaming news
or stock tickers.
Plus, all iCOMPEL units support general-purpose input/output (GPIO)
capabilities so content playing can be triggered (or halted) by signals
originating from external device inputs. Attach a motion sensor, for example,
and program the system to activate a screen when the sensor detects
someone approaching — great for saving energy and extending screen life.
Or set it up to provide emergency notification based on a signal sent when
a secure door is opened or when an environmental condition occurs.
Includes FREE layouts. Customize them how you like!
Activate scheduled content delivery from the playlist interface.
Update messaging in real time with “ad-hoc” capabilities. A
customized welcome message (like that shown above) can be
added for the specific site where the iCOMPEL subscriber is located,
replacing the default content in a screen presentation.
Learn more at
For more on iCOMPEL SMB, see pages 12 – 13.
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Typical setup:
… or in multiscreen, multisite applications.
Use for a standalone application…
All the iCOMPEL units except for the subscriber-only models work
one of three ways:
The iCOMPEL units function as kiosk players, as publishers, or as
subscribers in more elaborate multisite deployments, too.
• As a kiosk player, publishing to itself.
• As a publisher, through which you can create layouts, manage
playlists, then publish one or more channels to itself as an FTP client or
to a USB storage device or an external FTP client. It sends a snapshot
of all required files to an FTP file server at a preconfigured location in
your attached IP network.
• As a subscriber, pulling down new content and instructions from
an FTP client, a USB storage device, or another iCOMPEL unit.
In a basic kiosk setup, a single iCOMPEL connects directly to your
network and to your display device.
Accessing the device can be done one of four ways: via a Web browser
by providing an IP address along with a name and password; via an FTP client
by providing a name and password (for uploading content to the iCOMPEL
unit); or via Secure Shell (SSH) by giving an IP address and root password.
iCOMPEL
Subscriber
iCOMPEL
Publisher
Used in a multisite application, however, iCOMPEL clones its media from
another iCOMPEL over a network, acting as a channel manager, with the
same digital signage presentation showing on screens at different sites at
specific times.
When working as channel subscribers, the iCOMPEL units automatically
download and show a channel that’s been published by another iCOMPEL
unit. The subscribers poll the publisher periodically for changes that may
have been republished, downloading new content and deleting old content
automatically.
You can also log into each subscriber and customize content on an
“ad-hoc” basis. All iCOMPEL units support this, but it’s particularly useful
in multiscreen setups where you want to locally update screen content to
issue alerts or customize messaging for specific audiences.
Splitter
Local
Customization
Central Control
LAN
Remote
Location 2
Internet
LAN
Key functions performed
by iCOMPEL:
Splitter
• Managing of media files used
to create content.
• Creating a number of content
presentations with various
layouts.
• Scheduling the distribution of
content presentations in playlists.
FTP Server
Local Customization
Remote
Location 1
LAN
• Playing stored media, including
slideshows and recorded video.
• Playing live video (on TV capture
and HD capture models).
• Changing content at the screens
for “ad hoc” messaging.
iCOMPEL
Subscriber
In a typical multiscreen, multisite application, you designate one iCOMPEL unit as a channel publisher
and other units as subscribers. You then publish your latest schedule as a collection of files on
a channel server (either the iCOMPEL itself or an Internet file server). Subscribers then download
all files from the channel server and run content according to the new schedule.
• System monitoring
and troubleshooting.
For more on iCOMPEL SMB, see pages 16 – 17.
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iCOMPEL Digital Signage Platform for SMB (Continued)
Build a system according to your requirements for video, Flash, interactive
Series Description and Features:
2U publisher or subscriber chassis
(available for the P Series and S Series only).
P Series 2U publisher or subscriber with HD capture card.
ICSS-VE-xU-N front (above) and rear (below).
P Series
• Our highest-performing system for high-quality SMB signage.
• Fastest processor for intense content (Flash at >20 fps and
video at >30 fps) .
• Ideal for showing video in up to four zones simultaneously.
• Supports the display of professional-quality Flash alongside
of video, static images, HTML, XML, RSS Web content.
• 2U models have large capacity to store your digital signage
content library (VESA models: 40G SSD).
Featuring the highest processing power of all iCOMPEL versions,
the P Series supports the frames per second needed for smooth video playout and rendering of professional Flash. Plus, it supports up to four video
zones — great for showing a mix of videos side by side!
Also, because the 2U iCOMPEL P Series Publisher units have robust
onboard media storage, they can be used as a media server.
To play live video from digital sources, order versions with HD video
capture. They provide pure digital connectivity via HDMI input.
S Series
• Our standard-performing system for SMB signage.
• Robust processor for optimized content (Flash at <20 fps
and video at <30 fps)
• Ideal for showing two video zones simultaneously.
• Supports the display of optimized Flash alongside of video,
static images, HTML, XML, RSS Web content.
• VESA models offer energy savings and reliability, and
feature fast-access SSD (2U models: 250G HDD).
This series supports up to two video zones playing at the same time and
is for users who plan to use their own in-house graphics and PowerPoint
movie files alongside of Web content.
You can even order S Series subscribers to receive content from
a P Series publisher in instances where certain screens don’t need to show
video- or Flash-intensive content like other screens in your application.
To also play live video, order a unit with a built-in TV capture card
or a version with a new HD video capture for HDMI input.
Media supported:
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• XML feeds
JavaScript®
• RSS subscriber feeds
PowerPoint movies
• Live video on certain models:
Flash 11
– Up to 640 x 480 video via
Real™ 1, 2, 3, 4
S-Video and Composite
MPEG 1, 2, 4 (DivX®)
connectors on the models
QuickTime®
with a TV capture card
AVI
(ATSC for North America;
MP3 and WAV
DVB-T for most other areas
GIF, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, and PNG
of the world).
Static or scrolling text
– HD video via the HDMI port
HTML (set up one or more zones as
on models with an HD video
a Web page from an existing Web
capture card.
server or an intranet)
K Series
• Standalone players for single-screen applications (kiosk)
or touchscreen (interactive kiosk) uses.
• Enables playing of video in two zones simultaneously.
This VESA-mountable player supports simple one-display signage for
kiosk-type applications without any requirements for more than two video
zones or Flash.
O Series
• Modular units for convenient installation in an HDTV
with an Intel® Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) slot.
• Enables playing of video in four zones simultaneously.
These publisher and subscriber units suit applications where you want all
digital signage computing integrated into your display.
For more on iCOMPEL SMB, see pages 12 – 15.
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touchscreens, and more. All publishers work with all subscribers, no matter the series!
Series and Prices
Accessories
Item
Code
iCOMPEL HD Digital Signage Platforms
P Series
2U Publisher Unit
Standard
ICPS-2U-PU-N
with Wi-Fi
ICPS-2U-PU-W
with HD Video Capture
ICPS-2U-PU-N-H
with Wi-Fi and HD Video Capture
ICPS-2U-PU-W-H
VESA Mountable Publisher Unit
Standard
ICPS-VE-PU-N
with Wi-Fi
ICPS-VE-PU-W
2U Subscriber Unit
Standard
ICPS-2U-SU-N
with Wi-Fi
ICPS-2U-SU-W
with HD Video Capture
ICPS-2U-SU-N-H
with Wi-Fi and HD Video Capture
ICPS-2U-SU-W-H
VESA Mountable Subscriber Unit
Standard
ICPS-VE-SU-N
with Wi-Fi
ICPS-VE-SU-W
S Series
2U Publisher Unit
Standard
ICSS-2U-PU-N
with Wi-Fi
ICSS-2U-PU-W
with TV Capture (ATSC)
ICSS-2U-PU-N-A
with TV Capture (DVB-T)
ICSS-2U-PU-N-D
with HD Video Capture
ICSS-2U-PU-N-H
with Wi-Fi and TV Capture (ATSC)
ICSS-2U-PU-W-A
with Wi-Fi and TV Capture (DVB-T)
ICSS-2U-PU-W-D
with Wi-Fi and HD Video Capture
ICSS-2U-PU-W-H
VESA Mountable Publisher Unit
Standard
ICSS-VE-PU-N
with Wi-Fi
ICSS-VE-PU-W
2U Subscriber Unit
Standard
ICSS-2U-SU-N
with Wi-Fi
ICSS-2U-SU-W
with TV Capture (ATSC)
ICSS-2U-SU-N-A
with TV Capture (DVB-T)
ICSS-2U-SU-N-D
with HD Video Capture
ICSS-2U-SU-N-H
with Wi-Fi and TV Capture (ATSC)
ICSS-2U-SU-W-A
with Wi-Fi and TV Capture (DVB-T)
ICSS-2U-SU-W-D
with Wi-Fi and HD Video Capture
ICSS-2U-SU-W-H
VESA Mountable Subscriber Unit
Standard
ICSS-VE-SU-N
with Wi-Fi
ICSS-VE-SU-W
K Series
VESA Mountable Standalone Player for Kiosks
Standard
ICKS-VE-KU-N
with Wi-Fi
ICKS-VE-KU-W
VESA Mountable Standalone Player Plus for Interactive Kiosks
Standard
ICKP-VE-IU-N
with Wi-Fi
ICKP-VE-IU-W
O Series
Intel® Open Pluggable Specification (OPS)
Publisher
ICOS-PU
Subscriber
ICOS-SU
iCOMPEL Deployment Manager (iDM)
• For larger signage deployments.
• Enables you to manage your
iCOMPEL signage network(s)
remotely from any location.
• Brings greater visibility of
multiplayer applications.
• Cuts ongoing operation costs and
helps to ensure signage uptime.
• Gives the live status for individual
or groups of players.
• Provides at-a-glance view of
iCOMPEL publish and subscribe
operations in a channel.
• Generates player performance
reports over user-defined periods.
• Reports on iCOMPEL alarm
conditions with time stamps.
• Controllable via a Web browser.
• For details, see blackbox.eu.
Item
iCOMPEL Deployment Manager (iDM)
for 24 Subscribers
for 49 Subscribers
for 999 Subscribers
NOTE: Upgrade licenses are also available.
Code
ICOMP-IDM24
ICOMP-IDM49
ICOMP-IDM999
iCOMPEL Remote Control
• For easy, on-demand control of
content and volume at the screen.
• Push a button to activate videos,
and even layouts and playlists
• Also controls TV channel selection
on TV Capture versions.
• Great for providing control of
content to local users.
• IR sensor on cord plugs into
iCOMPEL unit’s USB port.
Item
iCOMPEL Remote Control
Code
ICOMP-RC
iCOMPEL Rackmount and Wallmount Kits
Item
Code
iCOMPEL Rackmount Ears for (1) 2U S Series/P Series Publisher or Subscriber
ICOMP-RACK
iCOMPEL Wallmount Kit for (1) 2U S Series/P Series Publisher or Subscriber
ICOMP-WALL
iCOMPEL Keys for Stream-In/Stream-Out & Enabling Touch
Item
iCOMPEL Keys
Stream-In
Stream-Out
USB HID Touchscreen Feature Key
Code
ICOMP-IN
ICOMP-OUT
ICOMP-TOUCH
iCOMPEL Wi-Fi Module (Retrofit)
• Adds 802.11a/b/g/n wireless to an existing iCOMPEL unit (factory install
only; for details, call Tech Support).
Item
Code
iCOMPEL Wi-Fi Module
ICOMP-WIFI
iCOMPEL S-Video Adapter
See our NEC®/3M® Integrated Touchscreen LCDs
for interactive iCOMPEL signage on page 23.
• S-Video to Composite video adapter for TV Capture models.
Item
iCOMPEL S-Video Adapter
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Code
ICOMP-VID-SV
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Digital Signage | iCOMPEL EDS Enterprise
iCOMPEL EDS for the Enterprise
Deliver the right message at the right time across your global enterprise
• More features and fewer headaches than similarly
priced product bundles for enterprise-wide signage.
i C O M P E L™ E D S
• Great for large, geographically diverse networks.
• All licenses are perpetual — no renewals.
• Simplified central management of content and playlists.
• Offers complete control via a standard Web browser.
• Group player control for segmenting
content distribution.
• Advanced playout reporting
and alert reporting features.
• Multilanguage support
for use in many countries.
Manage by
site/state.
• Enterprise-grade security.
• Global time zone support for
playout at the correct local times.
• Supports local “ad hoc” content
updates at the screen.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Manage by region.
Easily manage a portion or
your entire network from
your Web browser.
Manage by
country/continent.
iCOMPEL EDS™ gives you total control and visibility of signage content at
the corporate, central administrative office, or government agency level.
With the system, you have an easy way to supply professional-caliber
content to large signage networks as well as remotely located networks.
Through the platform, you can update content from anywhere you have
an Internet connection to change presentations, customize messaging for
specific audiences, issue alerts, and more.
Manage globally.
For each screen, you just need to add an iCOMPEL EDS Subscriber unit.
The iCOMPEL EDS management software holds all your files and designs.
Through the software, you send media over the network to any number of
iCOMPEL EDS Subscribers — even on the other side of the world. Scaling
your network is simply a matter of adding more iCOMPEL EDS Subscribers to
your iCOMPEL EDS configuration.
Easy drag-and-drop design tools and an intuitive composer interface for creating content…
The EDS software gives you an intuitive way to create attentiongetting signage, scheduling playout, grouping players, and more.
It features a content-centric interface for creating layouts in a snap.
This unique composer tool enables you to add special effects to a layout
without working within Flash! Use it, for instance, to:
• Set up effects for page transitions, object animations, image
reflection, shadowing, rounded corners on objects, and more.
• Create transparent layers via alpha color background settings.
• Adjust, resize, position, and layer zones with a click and drag.
• Position images exactly by keying in coordinates and image sizes.
• Set background color or images.
• Crop images on the fly without modifying the original file.
Create using the grid-based palette with sophisticated design tools.
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After a new playlist of screens is created and saved in the composer
tool, the system provides you with a window (shown at right) for easily
managing that playlist.
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with this easy-to-scale signage solution.
Simple to get started and control.
Fully manage your signage presentations using playlists and tools, which
provide you with easy, drag-and-drop control from any supported Web
browser running a Flash plug-in.
From the Playlist Management screen, you can be building screens in
minutes, dropping various media into zones within a new template. Add text,
tickers, images, videos, multicast streams, Flash, and audio with ease. It
supports 1080p video decoding as well as Flash and HTML media natively.
RSS ticker text is easy to add with iCOMPEL EDS. Tickers can be
horizontal, vertical, or block style — great for speedy readers annoyed by
ticker crawls.
Layout flexibility.
The software supports full-screen and multizone layouts, and enables
you to optimize resolutions for maximum display performance. What’s
more, screens can be in a kiosk touchscreen application for maximum
customer interaction — no extra touch licenses need to be purchased; this
support is built into the platform. Incorporating multicast video streams into
the layout doesn’t require a license either.
Zone, composer, or full-screen playlists or a queue of playlists can be
scheduled for playout at specific times. Every zone in the display layout can
play content independently from each other. The iCOMPEL EDS Subscriber
automatically synchronizes content and starts playout of scheduled playlists.
Where it fits in our
digital signage line:
• For large signage deployments with screens
in many locations.
• Delivered as a virtual machine for easy scalability.
• Ideal for ad networks requiring playout verification
on screens.
• For corporate organizations requiring enterprise-grade
security settings.
• For administrators needing to segment content
distribution by regions.
• All licenses are perpetual — no year-after-year renewals
to worry about.
Typical iCOMPEL EDS workflow:
Optimized for commercial ad networks.
The system supports aggregates from ad networks, so you can subscribe
to a network and set up your iCOMPEL EDS system to play ads at certain
intervals in your signage. Or, if you like, you can create zones to display ads
directly from advertisers.
In addition to player alert reporting for smooth 24/7 operation,
the iCOMPEL EDS supports advanced playout (proof of performance)
reporting for customer billing. Plus, through player grouping or meta tagging
(license required), you can give media buyers the flexibility to choose where
and when their ad is shown. This dynamic function ensures that advertisers
get maximum attention at the point of sale.
…plus a window for managing playlists.
Double-click to edit
playlist properties
User permission
Double-click to open
composer and edit playlist
iCOMPEL EDS Manager Software
Hosted on a Server
Content Upload
Content Elements
Video
Content elements
for selected zone
in sequential
order in Zone 1
Move mouse over to
see a thumbnail
preview of the playlist
Instant play/stop
Pictures
Flash
Content elements
for selected zone
in sequential
order in Zone 2
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Selected zone
layout template
for Playlist A
Picture 1
Flash 1
Picture 2
Create Schedule B
for Group X with
Playlist A
Group X loops Playlist A during Schedule B
Download of
Schedule B for
Group X and
related playlist
and content
Delete playlist
Play/stop
instant playlist
Copy playlist
Preview playlist
Export playlist
Publish playlist
For more on iCOMPEL EDS,
see the next page.
Schedule
playlist
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Digital Signage | iCOMPEL EDS Enterprise
iCOMPEL EDS for the Enterprise (Continued)
Key productivity and troubleshooting tools of the iCOMPEL EDS system:
• Drag-and-drop layout, design, and zone manipulation tools.
• Kiosk mode ensures your interactive content is always ready for the
next viewer.
• Features an interface for monitoring remotely over an IP network.
• Provides a direct link to external info, such as HTML and RSS content.
• Auto-Video/Auto-Picture functions for easier external content updates.
• Grid and guidelines enable you to quickly position screen content without
gaps between zones.
• The system shows how many players are on-line, offline, or in an error
state, and can send e-mail error notifications to a system administrator.
• Enables easy streaming of video channels into playlists and zones.
• Supports quick tiling of images across mulitple screens in video walls
(additional equipment is required).
• Supports IPTV content streamed from an external streaming device or
network video server.
The components of the EDS platform:
iCOMPEL EDS Manager Software License (EDS-M)
• VMware® container for easy loading on an existing server.
• Loaded with tools to create pages and playlists for many screens.
• Pushes screen designs to sites globally and supports ad networks.
• For recommended system requirements, including for applications
beyond 100 screens, and to inquire about hosting requirements,
please call.
• Also call if you need the software provided on a server that will
serve your storage needs now and later.
i C O M P E L™ E D S
MANAGER SOFTWARE LICENSE
iCOMPEL EDS Subscriber with Software License (EDS-SS10)
• Can be connected via Internet or Ethernet network to the server
hosting the EDS Manager Software, or set it up to communicate
via a TCP/IP link over the Web to the software’s server.
• Ships as an appliance—connect display, network, and power,
then configure and show your sign.
• Slim form factor makes it great for cramped areas behind a display;
or VESA mount it behind the screen with the included bracket.
• Windows® based appliance.
• HDMI and VGA ports, audio jacks, USB ports, and a network port.
• 3D capable with additional equipment and content.
• Supports 802.11b/g wireless Wi-Fi communications.
Other options:
We also offer an add-on option for incorporating iCOMPEL WDS
wearable digital signage (facing page) into your iCOMPEL EDS system.
This way, you can use a single interface to manage both standard-size
signage and portable wearable signage across your enterprise.
Want all the features of the iCOMPEL EDS in a hardware-based platform
for publishing content to fewer than 10 screens? Then see blackbox.eu
for our iCOMPEL EDS Publisher with Software License (EDS-PP30). With this
version, the EDS software comes preloaded in a 2U-high rackmountable
appliance. For each screen, you’ll just need to add an iCOMPEL EDS
Subscriber with Software License (EDS-SS10).
Mount the subscriber unit on the back of a screen with the included VESA
mount, or use it in a tower configuration (stand is included).
Item
First, order your VMware® server application…
iCOMPEL EDS System Manager Software License
EDS-M
…then, for each screen, order a subscriber:
iCOMPEL EDS Subscriber with Software License
EDS-SS10
✦ Includes (1) subscriber unit, (1) HDMI cable, (1) Ethernet patch cable,
(1) vertical chassis stand, (1) VESA mount, and (1) power supply.
To add wearable signage, order for each user…
iCOMPEL WDS Player for EDS or MSM (for details, see the facing page.)
WDS-M
Learn more at
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iCOMPEL WDS Wearable Digital Signage
Engage, promote, and get sweet results with
video presentations shown on 2.4" LCD screens.
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i C O M P E L™ W D S
W E A R A B L E D I G I TA L S I G N A G E
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Communicate a value proposition without spoken words.
Great for trade shows, retail, hospitality, restaurants, and sales calls.
Create your video and slideshow presentations via a Web portal.
Use players on their own or integrated with the iCOMPEL EDS (facing page)
for global content control of players worn by users anywhere.
• Also available: appliance for hosting WDS securely on-site.
• Includes magnetic clip and lanyard for wearing.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Think small for big results. Delivering video
messaging through screens no bigger than a
business card, iCOMPEL™ WDS enables you
to reach customers in an unobstructed way.
Those players access the EDS Manager for
media. You can have your graphics uploaded to
the interface and a WDS presentation ready to go
in minutes.
It also gives you the creative freedom to
customize a presentation how you like. Compile
text, images, Flash, and video into a slideshow
using our Composer editor; then add transitions,
effects, and durations; and prepare content for
a player. Content can range from simple text
and JPG images in a slideshow to full-motion
video.
We also offer a WDS version for use
with our iCOMPEL EDS system (facing page).
This way, content for many players worn by
associates around the country — or around the
world — can be remotely updated for consistent
branding and messaging.
Or order our iCOMPEL EDS MS Manager
appliance if you want to host content for many
players on-site. It’s a must-have for retail chains
and large companies, as well as organizations
with strict data security requirements. It’s also
a way for you to get WDS signage while using
standard digital signage from a company other
than Black Box.
Each player comes with:
• Magnetic clip for fastening to clothing.
• Lanyard holder for both vertical
and horizontal use.
• Mini-USB cable for updates and charging.
• MSM Client tool on CD.
• AC charger (100 – 240 VAC, 5 VDC).
The players support an average playback
time of 12–15 hours, rechargeable via a USB
connection or with the included charger. Each
player also comes with a client tool, which an end
user loads on his or her PC to access and store
content.
Create your WDS presentation with user-friendly tools...
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
…then upload it to your player(s).
Learn more at
blackbox.eu
www.blackbox.eu
Item
Code
Order a player for each user on your team…
iCOMPEL WDS Player for msm.blackbox.com
WDS-H
✦ Includes (1) year of hosting.
To add WDS to iCOMPEL EDS, see facing page.
Or order an appliance to store all your WDS
content and configuration data on-site:
iCOMPEL EDS MS Manager for WDS
EDS-MSM
NOTE: Players must be ordered separately.
The appliance works with any number of WDS-M
players on the facing page.
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Digital Signage | Display Enclosures
Display Enclosures
Protect your expensive displays indoors and out!
• Fully sealed and tamper-resistant, key-locked
enclosures for protecting expensive LCD
screens in digital signage applications.
• Anti-reflective, 4-mm tempered glass window.
Enables clear viewing when the cover is closed.
• Cover is secured with (4) tubular keyed
compression latches.
• Durable aluminum body with polyester powder
painted finish. Custom colors available to
match your organization’s color scheme.
• Integrated air movement. Display depth allows
air to circulate at the front of the window. AC
cooling and fan heating available as options.
• Kits enable various mounting options on walls,
posts, and ceilings.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
RoHS — Yes
ENC-42
Tempered glass cover
(polycarbonate cover
optionally available).
Slip hinges
allow easy
cover removal.
Gas springs.
Cable entry
from behind.
Tubular-keyed
compression
latches.
120-VAC power
strip (hidden).
Great for use in:
Click and find at blackbox.eu.
Specifications for all enclosures.
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• Convention centers
• Airports
• Stadiums
and arenas
• Shopping malls
• Transit stations
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•
Schools
Hotels and resorts
Government offices
Hospitals
Corporate
entrances
Item
Code
Display Enclosures, Silver
ENC-32
30"– 32" Displays
40"– 42" Displays
ENC-42
46"– 47" Displays
ENC-47
50"– 52" Displays
ENC-52
You may also need a mounting kit...
Tilt Wallmount Kit
ENC-TILT
Wallmount Arm Kit
ENC-ARM
Post Mount Kit
ENC-POST
Wallmount Kit
ENC-WALL
Ceiling Mount Kit
ENC-CEILING
NOTE: Also available: Many customized enclosures
with heaters and AC cooling, and models for
touchscreens, back-to-back displays, and more.
For details, call Tech Support.
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NEC/3M iCOMPEL Touchscreen LCDs (USB)
Take your iCOMPEL signage to the next level with reliable touch interactivity.
V Series
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•
•
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•
•
LCDs with 3M MicroTouch DST overlays.
Fast response, 99% accuracy.
Touch unaffected by surface debris.
Chemically strengthened glass substrate.
Adjust to room brightness automatically.
Low consumption. Energy Star 5.0 rated.
Manage via RS-232 or Ethernet ports.
Optimized to work with our iCOMPEL™
platform on pages 12 – 17.
• Windows® 7 certified.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
Click and find at blackbox.eu.
More specs, plus (non iCOMPEL) models
with RS-232 input instead of USB input
P Series
Use these to set up dynamic touch displays
for wayfinding boards, customer self-service
stations, retail PoS/PoP displays, or any place you
want a two-way conversation with an audience.
The LCDs use 3M® MicroTouch™ Dispersive
Signal Technology (DST) for fast and accurate
touch response in busy, heavy-use applications.
The screens recognize touch by interpreting
bending waves within the glass substrate. When
someone puts a finger on the glass, it creates
a bending wave within the substrate, radiating
out to the screen corners. Piezoelectric sensors
then convert the energy of the wave into
electrical signals, which are analyzed by a
DSP-based controller board to determine
precise touch location.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
V Series
• Budget-friendly, standard-bezel screens
for areas without high temperatures.
• Boast brightness of 450 cd/m2 (32", 46",
and 55" models) or 500 cd/m2 (42" model).
• Contrast ratio of 3000:1 (32", 46", and 55"
models) or 1300:1 (42" model).
• Support HD resolutions up to 1366 x 768
(32" model) or 1920 x 1080 (42", 46",
and 55" models).
• Ticker feature. Stream text across bottom.
• Digital HDMI and DVI connectors and analog
VGA, Composite, and S-Video inputs.
• Stereo audio through 15-W speakers.
P Series
• Industrial-strength, thin-bezel screens with
additional thermal protection.
• Support Full HD resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.
• 15-W stereo audio amplifier.
• With 3000:1 (40" and 55")/4000:1 (46")
contrast ratios and 8-ms (40" and 55")/16-ms
(46") response times.
• Expansion card slot.
Item
Code
NEC V Series/3M iCOMPEL Touchscreen LCDs (USB)
32"
IC-V3212DST-USB
42"
IC-V4212DST-USB
46"
IC-V4612DST-USB
55"
IC-V551DST-USB
NEC P Series/3M iCOMPEL Touchscreen LCDs (USB)
40"
IC-P401DST-USB
46"
IC-P461DST-USB
55"
IC-P551DST-USB
Check out these other display and mounting accessories at blackbox.eu.
Displays and Monitors
Wall Display Mounts
Andy:
? this doesn’t
seem nearly
enough.
- dpm
See our large displays for digital signage
and command and control applications,
as well as monitors for workstations:
For mounting digital signage screens and monitors on walls, we offer
a full selection of wall mounts from Peerless and Chief:
• Pull-Out Display Mounts
• Flat Wall Display Mounts
• Fixed Display Mounts
• Fixed Micro-Adjustable Display Mounts
• Tilt Display Mounts for Portrait
Orientation
• Samsung 50" Plasma Display
• Tilt Micro-Adjustable Display Mounts
• Articulating Wall Arms for Displays
• Narrow-Bezel Displays
• Universal Tilt Display Mounts
• NEC MultiSync EA Series LCDs
• NEC MultiSync EA Series Widescreen
LCDs
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Video Infrastructure | Digital Video Extenders
Buyer’s Guide | Digital Extenders
Standard
Solution/Description
Max.
Resolution
Media
Max. Distance
XR HDMI and IR Extender
HDBaseT® based transmitter/
receiver combo for extending
uncompressed HD video and
audio; also supports IR
extension/CEC passthrough.
1080p HD
CATx
328 ft.
•
—
VX-HDMI-TP-100M
XR HDMI and IR Extender,
p. 26
CATx
Over CAT6:
24-bit 1080p:
130 ft.;
24-bit
1080i/720p:
200 ft.
•
—
VX-HDMI-TP-3D40M
3D HDMI CATx Extender,
p. 26
VSPX-HDMI1X4-TX
HX 1 x 4 Transmitter, p. 27
CATx
1080p: 130 ft.;
1080i/720p:
200 ft.;
Daisychain up to
to 1968 ft.
3D HDMI CATx Extender
A low-priced, transmitter/
receiver combo for extending
1080p 24-bit color and 3D
resolutions; daisychainable
when used with VSPX-HDMICSRX (below).
HDMI®
DVI
For product details, see the page listed.
MediaCento™ HX
An easy, economical way to split
and extend uncompressed
HDMI and single-link, 225-MHz
(6.75-Gbps) video; supports 3D;
daisychainable when ordered
with VSPX-HDMI-CSRX receiver.
1080p HD
1080p HD
MediaCento™ IPX Multicast
A digital solution for the future
at an analog price; features
visually lossless compression for
transmitting HD video and
audio over a TCP/IP network to
up to 256 screens.
1080p HD
3D HDMI Fiber Extender
A transmitter/receiver combo
for extending 1080p HD,
including for 3D, over
multimode fiber cable; also
supports IR passthrough.
1080p HD
DVI-D Extender
In-line extender for boosting
DVI-D signals over DVI cable.
Audio Serial
•
—
Code
VSPX-HDMI-RX
Specific Component, page
HX Standard Receiver, p. 27
VSPX-HDMI-CSRX
HX Cascadable Receiver, p. 27
VX-HDMI-IP-MTX
IPX Multicast Transmitter, p. 28
VX-HDMI-IP-MRX
IPX Multicast Receiver, p. 28
Dependent on
network and
switching
equipment
•
MM
fiber
1 mi.
•
—
VX-HDMI-FO
1080p HD;
1920 x 1200:
DVI
DVI
To display: 50 ft.;
From source:
50 ft.
—
—
AC554A
CATx DVI-D with
DDC SL Extender Kit
Kit for extending DVI-D and
emulated DDC signals over
CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6 cable.
1280 x 1024
DVI at 164 ft.;
1600 x 1200
DVI at 100 ft.;
1920 x 1200
DVI at 32.8 ft.
CATx
164 ft.
—
—
ACS2001A-R3
DVI-D Extender
with Audio and EDID
Kit for extending DVI, EDID
monitor info, and audio over
CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6 cable
1080p HD;
1920 x 1080:
DVI
CATx
920 x 1080:
150 ft.;
Most other
resolutions:
300 ft.
•
•
AC2000A
DVI-D Extender with Audio
and EDID, p. 29
—
—
AC1100A
DVI-D Only Transmitter, p. 30
—
—
AC1102A
DVI-D Only Receiver, p. 30
•
•
AC1103A
DVI-D/Stereo Audio/
Addressable Duplex RS-232
Transmitter, p. 30
•
•
AC1104A
DVI-D/Stereo Audio/
Addressable Duplex RS-232
Receiver, p. 30
AC1105A
Multimode Tx/Rx Pair, p. 30
AC1106A
Single-Mode Tx/Rx Pair, p. 30
Multi DVI-D Extenders
over CATx or Fiber
Transmitters and receivers for
extending DVI or DVI/stereo
audio/duplex serial signals over
CATx cable or, with optional
fiber module sets, over optical
fiber.
TCP/IP
LAN
1080p HD;
1600 x 1200:
DVI
CATx or
fiber
with
optional
fiber
modules
installed
600 ft. over CATx;
With optional
fiber module sets:
1640 ft. over
multimode fiber;
6.2 mi. over
single-mode fiber
•
Dependent on
transmitter and
receiver used
Mini Extenders for DVI-D
and Stereo Audio over Fiber
Transmitter/extender kit and
splitter options for extending
HD-quality DVI-D video,
including 24-bit true color
depth, plus stereo audio signals
over a single strand of optical
fiber; daisychainable with
optional 2-port splitter.
AVX-DVI-FO-MINI
AVX-DVI-FO-SP8
1080p HD;
1920 x 1200:
DVI
MM or
SM
fiber
0.9 mi.
•
—
AVX-DVI-FO-SP4
AVX-DVI-FO-SPCS
AVX-DVI-FO-MINI-RX
3D HDMI CATx Extender, p. 30
DVI-D Extender, p. 29
CATx DVI-D with DDC SL
Extender Kit, p. 29
Mini Extender Kit, p. 31
Mini Extender 8-Port Splitter,
p. 31
Mini Extender 4-Port Splitter,
p. 31
Mini Extender 2-Port
Daisychainable Splitter, p. 31
Mini Extender Receiver, p. 31
For other digital video extenders, see page 64 in the Legacy Solutions section.
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Black Box Explains
DVI and HDMI interfaces.
DVI (Digital Video Interface) is the standard digital
interface for PCs (in contrast to HDMI, which is more
DVI-D, Dual Link
commonly found on HDTV devices).
The DVI standard is based on transition-minimized
differential signaling (TMDS). There are two DVI formats: single-link and
dual-link. Single-link cables use one TMDS-165 MHz transmitter, and
dual-link cables use two. The dual-link cables double the power of the
transmission. A single-link cable can transmit a resolution of 1920 x 1200 vs.
2560 x 1600 for a dual-link cable.
Several types of DVI connectors are available, most commonly:
DVI-D, a digital-only connector for use between a digital video
source and monitors. DVI-D eliminates the analog pins.
DVI-I (integrated), which supports both digital and analog RGB
connections. It can transmit either a digital-to-digital signal or an
analog-to-analog signal. It is used on products instead of separate
analog and digital connectors. If both connectors are DVI-I, you can
use any DVI cable, but a DVI-I is recommended. (NOTE: For a DVI-I to
DVI-D display converter, see page 62).
DVI-A (analog), which is used to carry a DVI analog signal from a
computer to an analog VGA device, such as a monitor. If one or both
of your connections are DVI-A, use this cable. If one connection is DVI
and the other is VGA HD15, you need a cable or adapter with both
connectors as long as you do not require an active analog/digital
connector.
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HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface®) was
the first digital interface to combine uncompressed
HD video, up to eight channels of uncompressed digital audio, and
intelligent format and command data in a single cable. It is now the
defacto standard for consumer electronics and HD video, although it
is beginning to face competition from the newer DisplayPort interface.
HDMI offers an easy, standardized way to set up AV equipment
over one cable. Use it to connect equipment such as digital signage
players, set-top boxes, and AV receivers with HDTVs and video
projectors. If the HDMI equipment supports higher-resolution HDMI
standards, you can also connect 3D displays.
HDMI also supports multiple audio formats from standard stereo
to multichannel surround sound. In addition, the interface provides
two-way communications between the video source and HDTV,
enabling simple, remote, point-and-click configurations.
It also supports HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection),
which prevents the copying of digital audio and video content sent
over HDMI cable. If you have a device between the source and the
display that supports HDMI but not HDCP, your transmission won’t
work, even over an HDMI cable.
HDMI is backward compatible with DVI equipment; a DVI-to-HDMI
adapter can be used without a loss of video quality to enable the
connection. Because DVI only supports video signals, not audio, the
DVI device simply ignores the extra audio data.
Black Box Explains
Digital extension technologies.
DVI Cable
In-line extenders, installed in the middle of a link
or as transmitter/receivers, extend signals over their native
cabling with no signal conversion occurring.
In-Line
Extender
DVD Player
DVI Cable
CATx Cable
Non-networked CATx extenders use transmitters
and receivers to extend converted signals over ordinary
(non-networked) UTP cabling. They’re very cost-effective
and enable much longer distances than what’s ordinarily
possible with digital video cabling.
Networked IP extenders use transmitters
and receivers to extend video signals over a
network’s UTP infrastructure. They work by
packetizing media streams for delivery over
Ethernet wiring.
Remote
Display
Blu-ray Player
Remote
Display
CATx-Based Extender
Transmitter and Receiver
HDMI Cable
HDMI Cable
Networked (IP) Extender
Transmitter and Receiver
iCOMPEL
Digital Signage
Player,
pp. 12–17
Remote
Display
DVI Cable
Fiber-based cabling extenders use transmitters
and receivers to extend digital signals over secure,
interference-free (non-networked) optical fiber. These
extenders enable you to deliver video at much longer
distances than copper.
CATx LAN
Cable
DVI Cable
LAN
Fiber Optic Cable
Fiber-Based DVI Extender
Transmitter and Receiver
Audio Cable
Laptop
Speakers
DVI Cables
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Local Monitor
3.5-mm
Audio
Cable
DVI
Cable
Remote
Display
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CONNECTORS
XR HDMI and IR Extender
XR: the eXtended Range HDMI solution with enhanced control.
• Uses a single CATx run, reducing cable clutter and simplifying
signage setup.
• Sends uncompressed HD video and audio up to 328 feet (100 m).
• Supports IR extension/CEC passthrough for control at the screen.
• Provides 10.2 Gbps of HDMI video bandwidth on all channels.
• HDBaseT® based extension for greater video capacity.
• Supports 1080p at 60 Hz and 48-bit pixel rates.
• HDCP compliant and Blu-ray ready.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Extending over a single CAT5e/6 cable,
the transmitter-receiver combo makes it easy
to send digital 1080p video and audio plus
IR control signals up to 328 feet (100 m).
The extender supports 340 MHz/3.4 Gbps
of HDMI video bandwidth per channel and
10.2 Gbps on all channels. It transmits
uncompressed full HD digital video and audio
plus data control signals — all over a single
copper cable.
By using just one CATx run to reach a remote
screen, you can get away with using an existing
Ethernet drop for multimedia distribution.
HDMI
CAT5, 5e, 6
IR Passthrough
NOTE: Distance depends on the characteristics and
quality of the cable and the type of HDMI source and
display. For full specifications, see blackbox.eu.
You also get simplified control. The extender
supports CEC passthrough and source device
control via a built-in IR extender function. IR
commands received at the display extend back
to the source. A receptionist stationed near a
screen, for instance, can use an HDTV’s remote
controller to change settings on a source device
in another room.
What’s more, the XR HDMI and IR Extender
uses HDBaseT based technology, so it has the
capacity to extend both HDMI and control
signals, and supports the resolutions of current
and emerging video displays.
Item
XR HDMI and IR Extender
CONNECTORS
HDMI
HDMI Cable
This extender makes it easy to extend digital
video from a source to a distant 3D screen in a
lobby or high-traffic area.
Over a single CAT6, it extends 1080i/720p
with 24-bit color depth up to 200 feet (60 m)
and 24-bit Full HD 1080p up to 130 feet
(40 m). It also works over CAT5e at shorter
distances. And for 36-bit 1080p color, it can
go up to 65 feet (20 m).
Configuration is minimal. You select your
video and audio type or activate learning
of EDID info from the remote display using
the transmitter’s rotary switch. It also features
eight-level equalization control for quality control.
Code
VX-HDMI-TP-100M
✦ Includes (1) transmitter, (1) receiver, (2) power
supplies, (1) IR emitter, (1) IR receiver, and
and wallmounting hardware.
VX-HDMI-TP-3D40M
Transmitter
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IR
FEATURES
This extender sends uncompressed
HD video, audio, and control signals up to
328 feet (100 m) over one CAT5e/CAT6 cable.
3D HDMI CATx Extender
Reach HDTV and 3D screens simply and affordably.
• Your low-priced solution for locating
signage in all areas of your business.
• A fully transparent HDMI® extender
designed to support all resolutions.
• Extends up to 130 feet (40 m) from
the HDMI source at 1080p 24-bit color.
• Transmits HDMI with zero compression.
• Order the VSPX-HDMI-CSRX to
daisychain up to 10 receivers.
• HDMI Deep Color capable.
• HDCP 1.1 compliant and Blu-ray ready.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
RJ-45
CABLE
RJ-45
CABLE
FEATURES
CAT5, 5e, 6
3D Support Daisychainable
VX-HDMI-TP-3D40M
Receiver
CATx Cable
HDMI Cable
Plus, the extender features 7.1-channel
surround sound audio support and electrostaticdischarge (ESD) protection.
NOTE: Maximum distance depends on the
quality of the cable and type of source and display.
For full specifications, see blackbox.eu.
Item
3D HDMI CATx Extender
Code
VX-HDMI-TP-3D40M
✦ Includes (1) transmitter, (1) receiver, (2) power
supplies, and wallmounting screws.
To daisychain (up to 10 receivers total), order:
MediaCento HX Receiver, Cascadable
VSPX-HDMI-CSRX
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Digital Video Extenders
MediaCento HX
An easy, economical way to split and extend
AV signals to digital signage in different areas.
| Video Infrastructure
CONNECTORS
HDMI
• Your solution for reaching multiple HD and 3D screens.
• Uses inexpensive CAT5e/CAT6 cable for uncompressed
HDMI® signal extension.
• Supports single-link, 225-MHz (6.75-Gbps) video bandwidth.
• Features a local HDMI output for monitoring or cascading units.
• Extends High-Speed HDMI and Deep Color resolutions.
• Silicon Image® chipset for wide compatibility and performance.
• HDCP compliant and Blu-ray ready.
• Multiple features for EDID support.
• Durable chassis with mounting tabs.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
RJ-45
CABLE
CAT5, 5e, 6
FEATURES
3D Support Daisychainable
VSPX-HDMI1X4-TX
LCD Screen
MediaCento HX Receivers
(VSPX-HDMI-CSRX)
iCOMPEL™ Digital
Signage Appliance,
pp. 12 – 17
MediaCento™ HX
1 x 4 Transmitter
(VSPX-HDMI1X4-TX)
CATx Cable
CATx Cable
CATx Cable
to Additional
Receivers
HDMI Output Monitors
Split and extend HDMI video and audio
from a single source input over a single solid
CATx cable run with MediaCento™ HX.
Use it to display video simultaneously on
four different screens in lobbies and other areas
of your organization. Or daisychain up to 10
VSPX-HDMI-CSRX receivers for each output to
reach up to 40 displays.
The system enables the distribution of Full HD
(1080p) video as far as 130 feet (40 m) and
720p/1080i video up to 200 feet (60 m) over each
link. Or you can daisychain up to 10 receivers to
reach a total distance of up to 1968 feet (600 m)!
And because MediaCento HX supports
HDCP communications, you can also extend
content from a Blu-ray player or other
protected-content source.
Pure digital transmission over CATx.
The transmitter provides unaltered and
uncompressed digital transmission. MediaCento
HX supports single-link, 225-MHz (6.75-Gbps)
bandwidth for sharp, full-motion rendering;
synchronized video and audio with no perceivable
delay; and Deep Color resolutions for enhanced
color depth.
Because MediaCento HX can extend over solid
copper cabling already installed in your building,
it’s easy to put your HD screens in spaces where
your target audiences frequent — and you don’t
have to pull new cables and/or sacrifice video
quality in the process. It’s perfect for applications
that require distance for high-quality video
resolutions on HDTV and 3D displays.
Local monitoring and quality control.
To monitor video locally, simply plug an
HDMI display into the local HDMI output on
the transmitter. Or use that port to cascade to
another transmitter for additional HDMI output.
(A cascadable receiver is available.)
MediaCento HX is great for:
• Broadcast studios.
• Multimedia and graphics post-production.
• Medical imaging video distribution.
• Sharing video with classrooms in schools.
• Retail digital signage deployments in stores
and malls.
• Command and control centers.
• Corporate video sharing and training.
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The MediaCento HX system also has controls
for maximizing quality and optimizing the signal
over extended distances. You simply fine-tune the
signal using a digital equalization control dial on
the MediaCento HX Receiver.
The MediaCento HX supports high-quality
sound, too. As part of the HDMI signal, it
transmits 7.1-channel surround sound stereo
audio.
NOTE: Distance depends on the characteristics
and quality of the cable and the type of HDMI
source and display. For full specifications, see
blackbox.eu.
Item
Code
MediaCento HX 1 x 4 Transmitter
VSPX-HDMI1X4-TX
Also order a receiver for each remote screen:
MediaCento HX Receiver
Standard
VSPX-HDMI-RX
Cascadable
VSPX-HDMI-CSRX
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MediaCento IPX Multicast
Multicast HD video over an IP network to distant screens.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
CONNECTORS
HDMI
RJ-45
Serial
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
Ethernet CAT5, 5e, 6
Touchscreens
A digital solution for the future at an analog price!
Transmits HD video and audio over an Ethernet network to up to 256 screens.
Uses existing standards-based Ethernet technology and TCP/IP protocols.
Provides very high image quality with visually lossless compression.
A single transmitter can deliver multimedia to hundreds of displays.
EDID copy function for optimal PC-to-screen performance.
Virtually no distance limitations. Can go as far as your network reaches.
Supports serial connections to switch screens on/off or use with touchscreens.
HDCP compliant and Blu-ray ready.
✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
VX-HDMI-IP-MRX
Digital Displays
iCOMPEL™ Digital
Signage Appliance,
pp. 12 – 17
HDMI Cables
MediaCento IPX
Multicast Receivers
(VX-HDMI-IP-MRX)
CATx Cable
MediaCento™ IPX
Multicast Transmitters
(VX-HDMI-IP-MTX)
HDMI
Cable
CATx Cables
Layer 3
Switch with
IGMP
LAN
Layer 3
Switch with
IGMP
CATx Cable
This attractively priced IP streaming solution
multicasts HDMI® video and audio to up to
256 screens on a network. You need just one
transmitter and up to 256 receivers.
It’s ideal for distributing digital signage content
or other HD video and audio across an Ethernet
network. Because the MediaCento™ IPX Multicast
Transmitter and Receiver(s) install directly into your
existing LAN infrastructure, integration is easy.
There’s no need to run expensive dedicated links
from a back room to digital signage in lobbies.
The extender transmits up to 330 feet (30.6
m) per link, but goes even longer with additional
repeaters or switches added to the mix. You can
even use fiber with media converters to go several
miles if needed. Its signal is completely digital
from end to end, so your digital content is never
compromised.
Lossless compression for HD extension.
MediaCento IPX Multicast features IGMP
support and packetizes signals so all your HD
source content can be delivered anywhere you
want over Ethernet wiring (or, if your network
supports it, across dedicated WAN links).
It works in point-to-point or point-tomultipoint configurations. Just plug in as
many receivers as you need at your remote
screens.
Featuring visually lossless compression,
the MediaCento IPX Multicast units transmit
broadcast-quality video and audio, and support
Full 1080p resolution no matter what the distance
or the number of screens, as well as all common
PC resolutions (XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WSXGA) up
to 1920 x 1080.
MediaCento IPX is great for:
• Any digital signage application with screens
in different buildings or stores.
• Distributing high-quality medical imaging
video across a hospital campus.
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CATx Cables
• Streaming video to classrooms in schools.
• Multicasting video in command and control
room setups.
• Corporate video sharing and training.
Extremely easy to set up and use.
MediaCento IPX also has an RS-232
port for configuration and control, and for
extending bidirectional control signals. Use
this serial link to switch screens on or off
or use with touchscreens.
There’s no need to configure any IP settings
(although more experienced users can do that
from the serial port if needed). Simply use rotary
switches to set the transmitter and receivers to the
same channel and all IP multicasting settings are
automatically configured; then just connect your
source, your display(s), and a network switch.
It’s ready to go!
NOTE: For the best performance, use with a
Layer 2 or 3 switch with IGMP. For details, call
Tech Support.
Item
MediaCento IPX Multicast
Transmitter
Receiver
Code
VX-HDMI-IP-MTX
VX-HDMI-IP-MRX
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Digital Video Extenders
| Video Infrastructure
DVI-D Extender
A simple, plug-and-play way to link a DVI-D display up to 100 feet away.
• Boost your DVI-D signals up to 50 feet
(15 m) on each side of the extender.
• Supports HD resolutions of 1080p.
• Eliminates pixelation, sparkles, or
loss of video on cable links longer
than 15 feet (5 m).
• Supports DVI-D single link or DVI-D
dual link.
• HDCP compatible.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
CONNECTORS
CABLE
DVI-D
Native
This handy in-line extender enables you to
boost DVI-D video up to 50 feet (15 m) on each
side. Use it, for example, to link a media player,
PC, or other video source to an HDTV or a plasma
or LCD screen. Even better, the extender corrects
signal degradation in long DVI runs.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
DVI-D Extender
Code
AC554A
CATx DVI-D with DDC SL Extender Kit
Send DVI-D signals up to 164 feet with this
affordable solution — great for imaging applications.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
DVI-I
CAT5, 5e, 6
• A cost-efficient solution for overcoming DVI cable
limits by using CAT5/5e/6 cable instead.
• Ideal for broadcast and graphics studios, R&D labs,
and medical imaging applications.
• Supports DDC emulation.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Take single-link DVI-D digital video farther for
less by using CAT5/5e/6 cable. This extender kit
supports clear video resolutions of 1920 x 1200
@ 60 Hz up to 100 feet (30 m) and 1280 x 1024
@ 60 Hz up to 164 feet (50 m).
Plus, it’s easy to install in your application. Just
connect the DVI-D output of your PC with the
local unit and your display with the remote unit;
then connect both with the CATx link cable and
turn on power.
NOTE: Extends digital video only.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
CATx DVI-D with DDC SL Extender Kit
ACS2001A-R3
✦ Includes (1) transmitter, (1) receiver, and
(1) universal power supply.
DVI-D Extender with Audio and EDID
Extend DVI and EDID monitor info up to 300 feet over CAT5e or CAT6 cable!
CONNECTORS
DVI-I
CABLE
CAT5,5e,6
PERIPHERALS
Speaker
Serial
• Uses inexpensive CAT5e or CAT6 cable
to extend digital DVI video.
• Reads EDID information, optimizing
the display to the fullest capability
with the video card.
• Also extends stereo audio and
bidirectional serial data.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
Take DVI digital video farther than what’s
possible with ordinary DVI cable. The DVI-D
Extender with Audio and EDID transmits PC video
up to 300 feet (90 m) over CAT6 and 200 feet
(60 m) over CAT5e. It supports 1920 x 1080 PC
resolutions at shorter distances.
For HDTV, the DVI-D Extender with Audio and
EDID extends 1080p video up to 150 feet (45.7
m) over CAT6 and 100 feet (30 m) over CAT5e.
Lower HD resolutions (480p to 1080i) go farther,
up to 300 feet (90 m) over CAT6.
What’s more, for optimized video-card/display
communications, the extender reads EDID
information from a monitor connected to either
the local DVI output port or the DVI port on the
remote unit. EDID info learned from an output
device can be used to emulate that actual device.
Plus, the extender can be controlled locally
from the front panel, remotely using serial
commands, or using its GUI software.
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NOTE: Extends digital video only.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
DVI-D Extender with Audio and EDID
AC2000A
✦ Includes (1) local unit, (1) remote unit, and (1) serial
control adapter.
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Multi DVI-D Extenders
over CATx or Fiber
Extend DVI video plus stereo audio and
pollable serial control signals over CATx or fiber.
DVI-D
CONNECTORS
4-Pin Phoenix
• As CATx-based extenders, distribute HD 1080p DVI video up to
600 feet (183 m) over ordinary UTP.
• Add multimode fiber modules to up to 500 meters (1604.4 ft.) or
single-mode fiber modules to go as far as 10 kilometers (6.2 mi.).
• Addressable RS-232 models support pollable, full-duplex serial
control of displays in a point-to-multipoint or multipoint network.
• Daisychainable. Send signals from a single source to many screens.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Transmit high-definition DVI over copper or
fiber with our Multi DVI-D Extenders. The flexible,
daisychainable extenders support all VESA modes
to 1600 x 1200, as well as full HDTV formats up
to 1080p.
CABLE
5-Pin Phoenix
RJ-45
Speakers
Audio
Cable
AC1103A
Transmitter
with AC1106A
Transmitter
Module
Video and
Installed
Serial Data
Video
Cable
Video and
Serial Data
Cables
To add stereo audio and serial control, order
stereo audio/addressable duplex RS-232 models.
They enable you to independently control each
display, whether in a point-to-multipoint or
multipoint distribution network.
Audio
Cable
Video and
Serial Data
Cables
Speakers
Remote Monitor
AC1104A
Receiver
Audio
Cable
Speakers
AC1104A
Receiver
AC1106A Receiver
Module Installed
AC1106A Transmitter
Module Installed
AC1106A Receiver
Module Installed
Cables
Single-Mode Duplex Fiber Optic Cable
Media Player
Audio Cable
Multimode-LC
Single-Mode-LC
FEATURES
Speaker
Daisychainable
Front view (with optional fiber module
installed): top: AC1100A; bottom: AC1102A
Local Monitor
Remote Monitor
CAT5,5e,6
PERIPHERALS
Rear view:
left: AC1100A;
right: AC1103A
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
Multi DVI-D CATx Extenders
DVI-D Only
Transmitter
AC1100A
Receiver
AC1102A
DVI-D/Stereo Audio/Addressable Duplex RS-232
Transmitter
AC1103A
Receiver
AC1104A
To convert a transmitter/receiver for
extending over fiber instead of CATx, order…
Multi DVI-D Fiber Module Sets
Multimode Duplex Transmitter/Receiver Pair
LC
AC1105A
Single-Mode Simplex Transmitter/Receiver Pair
LC
AC1106A
NOTE: For specifications and more information, see blackbox.eu. Also see our site for our full line of fiber cables.
3D HDMI Fiber Extender
Extend lossless HDMI greater distances
and get support for new 3D screens.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
FEATURES
HDMI
Multimode-SC
Speaker
IR Passthrough
• Sends video up to 1.6 kilometers (1 mi.) at 1080i or
0.8 kilometers (0.5 mi.) at 1080p over multimode fiber.
• Pure digital transmission with zero compression.
• HDCP compliant and Blu-ray ready.
• IR extending function available.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
The 3D HDMI Fiber Extender enables you to
extend HDMI video and integrated digital audio
up to 1.6 kilometers (1 mi.) away from a source
with a single duplex fiber cable.
This extender is perfect for applications that
require greater distance, high-speed transmission,
real-time high video resolution, security, and
noise immunity.
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Plus, it features an HDMI passthrough port
on the transmitter and dual HDMI outputs on
the receiver.
HDMI displays can be optimized up to
the maximum resolution of Full HD (1920 x
1080)/WUXGA (1920 x 1200)/UXGA (1600 x
1200) with integrated HDMI audio.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
3D HDMI Fiber Extender
Code
VX-HDMI-FO
✦ Includes (1) local unit, (1) remote unit,
(1) IR emitter, (1) IR receiver, (2) power supplies,
(1) 2-m (6.5-ft.) SC/SC fiber patch cable,
(2) sets of footpads, and (8) mounting magnets.
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Mini Extender for DVI-D and Stereo Audio over Fiber
Extend DVI-D video and stereo audio up to 1.5 kilometers
over just a single strand of optical fiber.
• Extends Full HD video and 24-bit stereo audio
over a single strand of single-mode or
multimode fiber with no signal loss.
• Very compact, in-line extenders. No need
to make room for an external box at a screen.
• Supports resolutions of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) at 60 Hz.
• Offers powerful optical output and reliable sensitivity.
• EDID programmable for use with the latest screens.
• Low power consumption.
• Add optional splitters for multipoint video distribution.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
CONNECTORS
DVI-D
Audio
| Video Infrastructure
CABLE
Multimode-LC
Single-Mode-LC
PERIPHERALS
FEATURES
Speaker
Daisychainable
AVX-DVI-FO-MINI
The extender is great for:
• Reaching signage in public information systems and transit stations with a lot of interference.
• Distributing HD video to monitors in factories or other areas with lots of machinery.
• Transmitting video great distances in large hospitals or across medical health systems.
• Extending video securely in government, military, or defense industry applications.
This economical extender kit enables
you to transmit DVI and stereo audio signals
longer distances over a single optical fiber
strand — without compromising the quality
of the original video or audio signal.
Delivering Full HD video resolution to a screen
up to 1.5 kilometers (0.9 mi.) away over singlemode fiber, the Mini Extender Kit for DVI-D and
Stereo Audio over Fiber is ideal for transmitting
DVI-D video and CD-quality audio to remote
digital signage or monitors.
The extender supports 24-bit true color
depth, which makes it great for sharing video
in healthcare, education, multimedia production,
or engineering applications.
And because it uses optical media for
extension, the signal is immune to interference
from nearby equipment and is highly secure.
Use it with LC-terminated 1310/1550-nm (dualwavelength) fiber.
For optimum display communications, the
extender reads EDID data from your latest,
custom-resolution screens.
Plus, the transmitter and receiver units are
super-compact. The receiver can be hidden quite
easily behind a screen in a public area, and the
transmitter can be installed in-line
at a player or other source device.
Need to reach more than one distant screen?
Add a 4- or 8-port splitter, or a 2-port
daisychainable version, which enables you to not
only extend to a receiver but also output video to
a second splitter for additional screen connectivity.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
Mini Extender for DVI-D and Stereo Audio over Fiber
Kit
AVX-DVI-FO-MINI
✦ Includes (1) transmitter, (1) receiver, (2) power
supplies, and (2) 3.5-mm audio cables.
For distributing to multiple screens, add a…
Splitter 8-Port
AVX-DVI-FO-SP8
4-Port
AVX-DVI-FO-SP4
2-Port Daisychainable*
AVX-DVI-FO-SPCS
Then add your required additional receivers…
Receiver
AVX-DVI-FO-MINI-RX
* NOTE: The second port is for daisychaining
to a second splitter only, not for extending
to a receiver.
Find your fiber optic cable FAST!
Our on-line configurator makes it easy.
• First, choose your core diameter and plenum or PVC jacket .
• Then, choose bulk or patch lengths, strand count, simplex
or duplex, and your connector.
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Buyer’s Guide | Analog Extenders
Standard
Solution/Description
Max.
Resolution
Wizard Multimedia Extenders
Maximum on
LP
supported
Affordable extenders for extending
input: VGA,
and splitting VGA using line1080p: HD
powered receivers.
HD View™ VGA Extenders
Plug-and-play, modular system for
video, audio, and serial extension,
including splitter and receivers for
standard- and long-range distances 1920 x 1440:
VGA,
and reaching up to as many as 256
1080p: HD
screens; also available: receivers
that plug conveniently into an
NEC® LCD expansion slot.
VGA
Economy VGA Extenders
Economical extenders available as a
4-port transmitter for reaching
multiple areas, as well as for pointto-point extension.
1024 x 768:
VGA
Wizard USB Multimedia Extender
1600 x 1280:
Transmitter/receiver combo for
VGA
extending video, audio and USB 2.0
and 1.1 peripheral signals.
Wizard Multimedia Extenders
VGA extenders with audio support
for single- and quad-channel
transmission; all transmitters work
with all receivers; a receiver is
available for daisychaining.
1600 x 1280:
VGA
Mini CAT5 VGA Extenders
CATx-based extender kits, plus
1920 x 1440:
multichannel VGA splitter/extenders
VGA,
and VGA receivers, as well as space1080p: HD
saving extender-in-wallplate
options.
For product details, see the page listed.
Media Max. Distance Audio Serial
CATx
CATx
CATx
CATx
CATx
CATx
500 ft.
•
•
Code
Specific Component
AVU4004A
4-Port Transmitter, p. 34
AVU4001A
1-Port Transmitter/Receiver Kit, p. 34
AVU4001A-RX
Receiver, p. 34
Depends on
receiver
Depends on
receiver
Depends on
receiver
1000 ft.
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AC3000A-R2
Transmitter, 1-Port, p. 35
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AC3008A-R2
Transmitter, 8-Port, p. 35
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AC3016A-R2
Transmitter, 16-Port, p. 35
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AC3002A
360 ft.
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1000 ft.
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360 ft.
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1000 ft.
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•
500 ft.
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Line Splitter, Long-Range, p. 35
Receiver, 1-Port Standalone, Standard,
AC3003A-R2
p. 35
Receiver, 1-Port Standalone, Long-Range,
AC3004A-R2
p. 35
Receiver, 1-Port NEC Integrated,
AC3003A-NEC
Standard, p. 35
Receiver, 1-Port NEC Integrated, LongAC3004A-NEC
Range, p. 35
AC555A-4-R2 4-Port Transmitter, p. 36
500 ft.
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AC555A-REM-R2 2-Port Receiver, p. 36
500 ft.
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AC555A-R2
Extender Kit, p. 36
500 ft.
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AC556A-R2
Extender Kit with Audio, p. 36
164 ft.
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AVU5020A
Extender Kit, p. 36
1000 ft.
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AVU5010A
Extender Kit, p. 37
1000 ft.
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AVU5001A
Transmitter, Single Video/Audio, p. 37
1000 ft.
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AVU5004A
Transmitter, Quad Video/Audio, p. 37
1000 ft.
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AVU5011A
1000 ft.
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AVU5111A-R2
500 ft.
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AC504A
500 ft.
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AC600A
500 ft.
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AC601A
500 ft.
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AC654A
Receiver, Dual Video/Stereo Audio, p. 37
Receiver, Dual Video/Stereo Audio/
CATx Daisychain Port with Deskew, p. 37
Extender Kit, p. 38
Splitter/Transmitter with Local Port,
2-Channel, p. 38
Splitter/Transmitter with Local Port,
4-Channel, p. 38
8-Port Splitter, p. 38
500 ft.
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AC603A
Transmitter with Local Port, p. 38
500 ft.
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AC504A-WP
Wallplate Transmitter, p. 38
500 ft.
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AC602A
Receiver, Standalone, p. 38
500 ft.
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AC504A-WP-R
Receiver, Wallplate, p. 38
For other analog video extenders, see page 65 – 66 in the Legacy Solutions section.
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Black Box Explains
Analog video connectors.
VGA — The Video Graphics Array interface carries
analog RGB with separate horizontal and vertical sync
signals and is presented on an HD15 connector (also
called 15-pin D-subminiature). When VGA was introduced in 1987 for PC
video, it was a huge improvement over the EGA DB9 connector. VGA,
the basic format, supports resolutions up to 640 x 480 with 256 colors.
SVGA (Super VGA), XGA, and later formats continued the drive to
provide ever-sharper images and greater color depth. Plus, over the years,
VESA standards have brought structure and interoperability to a market
that was becoming a mixture of often incompatible SVGA graphics cards.
Later formats supported even higher resolutions — oftentimes, rivalling
those of digital 1080i and 1080p displays. These later formats include
SXGA (1280 x 1024), UXGA (1600 x 1200), and WUXGA (1920 x 1200).
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Composite video — Typically a yellow RCA connector, it has
been the standard interface for consumer TV equipment. As its
name suggests, Composite video has the luminance (black and
white), chrominance (color), and sync pulses combined in one signal.
S-Video — Also called Y/C video, it was introduced to overcome
shortfalls associated with Composite video. It’s a less encoded video
format, transmitting color (C) and luminance (Y) information
separately to produce a sharper image.
Component video — This YCbCr connector separates the
signal more than S-Video for less interference and improved video.
In addition to Y (luminance) signals, it transmits color information
as two signals: B-Y (Blue minus luminance, also called Cb or Pb)
and R-Y (Red minus luminance, also called Cr or Pr).
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Buyer’s Guide | Analog Extenders
For product details, see the page listed.
Standard
Solution/Description
VGA
(Cont.)
VGA/Audio Fiber
Extenders
For transmitting VGA and
stereo audio signals over a
single strand of fiber;
models available with
loopthrough video and
audio ports, and for
transmitting point to
multipoint.
1920 x 1080:
VGA,
1080i: HD 1080i
(RGBHV only)
S-Video/
Composite/
Component
Universal Video/Stereo
Audio Fiber Extender
Extender for transmitting
various analog video
formats and stereo audio
over a single fiber.
480p: HD
(but also
supports
1080i/720p
HDTV on BNC)
MM fiber
Multiple
on BNC
coax
FiberPath
Fiber extender for
transmitting all standard
formats, including NTSC,
PAL, and SECAM.
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VGA/
Component
MediaCento™ RF
RF coax-based extension of
HD video and audio via an
HDTV QAM channel.
1920 x 1080:
VGA,
1080i: HD
1680 x 1050:
VGA,
720p: HD
Component
S-Video/
Composite
Mini CAT5 Component
Extenders
CATx-based extender kits
for Component video.
Component VIdeo
Extender
CATx-based Component
video extender (optional
8-port splitter available).
Video CCTV–A/V Hub
8-channel CATx-based hub
for communicating with
remote baluns (required).
Max. Resolution
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Media
Max. Distance
Audio
Serial
SM/MM
fiber
SM: 30 km,
MM: 750 m
SM: 30 km,
MM: 750 m
SM: 30 km,
MM: 750 m
SM: 30 km,
MM: 750 m
SM: 30 km,
MM: 750 m
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Specific Component
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AC1022A
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AC1021A-REC
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AC1023A
Receiver, 1 x 4 VGA/Audio/(1) ST, p. 39
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AC1020A
Extender Kit, p. 39
SM: 60 km
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AC300A-TX-R2 Transmitter, p. 39
SM: 60 km
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AC300A-RX-R2 Receiver, p. 39
MM fiber
2.4 km
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AC444A
Coax
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AVX-VGA-RF
Coax
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1920 x 1440:
VGA,
1080p: HD
CATx
500 ft.
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AC504A-CP
Extender Kit, p. 38
1080p: HD
CATx
500 ft.
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AC651A
Extender Kit, p. 41
S-Video: 576i;
Composite: 480i
CATx
2500 ft.
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IC445A
Video CCTV–A/V Hub, p. 41
AC1021A-XMIT Transmitter, VGA/Audio/(1) ST®, p. 39
Transmitter, VGA/Audio Loopthrough/
(4) ST, p. 39
Receiver, VGA/Audio/(1) ST, p. 39
FiberPath Kit, p. 39
1080i RF Extender, p. 39
AVX-VGA-RF44 720p RF Extender, p. 39
PLUS see our selection of audio and video baluns on pages 41 – 43.
Baluns are compact devices that enable you to connect a balanced line, such as twisted pair, to an unbalanced line,
such as coax cable, for economical AV, CCTV, and CATV extensions. On pages 41 – 43, we offer versions for extending
high-resolution video and digital or analog audio over CATx cable, baluns for transmitting S-Video and audio signals
over CAT5, baluns for extending Component or single-signal Composite video equipment, and others.
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Black Box Explains
Alternatives to analog video cable extension.
Extending video long distances isn’t often possible or practical using
standard VGA or coax cabling. With Composite, Component, and other
analog video cabling, frequency losses result in deteriorated video quality.
Generally, with these cables, the shorter distance the better.
Extenders that extend analog video over UTP copper or fiber cable
solve this problem, enabling you to use backbone or horizontal wiring for
long-distance extensions. Depending on the extender model, video input
can be VGA, Component, S-Video, Composite, or BNC coax. They’re a
great alternative to using analog video or coax cables, which often can’t
be easily pulled through tight conduits and can be more difficult to
terminate. What’s really nice is, in most buildings, copper or fiber cabling
is already installed to service data communications.
Fiber-based extenders provide higher bandwidth and interference-free
extensions at distances much farther than copper-type CATx extenders.
But there‘s the matter of cost. CATx extenders that use cabling and
connectors cost considerably less than fiber cabling components.
Another thing to consider: Coax- or VGA-cabled extension installations
usually require a separate RS-232 or other line for transmitting the control
signal for the display — yet another cable to fit into the conduit. CATx
cable, however, delivers both the video and control signals through a
single transmission medium.
But what if you have long runs of coax installed? An extender like the
MediaCento RF that uses low-cost RF cabling to broadcast video to remote
HDTV screens may be the answer. Supporting both VGA and Component
video source input, the MediaCento RF encodes and modulates signals for
single-channel RF transmission over existing coax wiring. The QAM tuner
at the screen enables the reception of the high-definition MediaCento RF
channel, so no set-top box or other piece of hardware is required.
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CONNECTORS
Wizard Multimedia Extenders LP
Affordable CATx-based ways to send HD VGA video
to distant screens using line-powered receivers.
VGA
• Send maximum resolutions at a maximum distance
of 500 feet (150 m).
• Transmit power to receivers — great for
digital signage in areas short on outlets.
• Support cloning of EDID display info.
• Video adjustment on receiver for
controlling sharpness on the display.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
CABLE
RJ-45
PERIPHERALS
CAT5, 5e, 6
Serial
FEATURES
Daisychainable
AVU4004A
AVU4001A (includes
transmitter and receiver)
Simplify Full HD 1080p extension with these
CATx-based VGA solutions. Wizard Multimedia
LP extenders enable you to reduce the
infrastructure required for video-only digital
signage extension.
The 4-port transmitter (AVU4004A) extends
to four screens at distances up to 500 feet
(150 m) using solid-conductor cable, including
non-networked CATx runs already installed in
your building (shielded, foil twisted-pair [FTP]
cable is recommended). Just add a Wizard
Multimedia Extender LP Receiver
(AVU4001A-RX) for each screen.
Need to reach just a single display?
Then order our 1-port transmitter/receiver kit
(AVU4001A). It includes an ultra-compact
transmitter and receiver.
Even better, all receivers are line powered, so
power isn’t required at the remote end.With no
bulky power transformer to plug in, you can
reduce clutter locally at the source and remotely
at the display. The Wizard Multimedia Extender
LP takes its power directly from a USB interface
and extends that power over the link used for
video, transmitting low-voltage power via a
spare wiring pair to the receiver.
Getting power from the USB interface also
makes the Wizard Multimedia Extenders LP great
for digital signage or video distribution to screens
in areas without abundant power outlets. It’s
also safer (in K–12 school settings, for example).
The 4-port model also has a serial port
for switching remote video on and off plus a
feed-through VGA port for local monitoring.
Desktop
Our on-line configurator makes it easy.
NOTE: Maximum distance depends on the
quality of the cable and the type of VGA source
and display. Low-skew cables are recommended
for distances over 164 feet (50 m). For more
specifications, see blackbox.eu.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Wizard Multimedia Extenders LP
4-Port Transmitter
1-Port Transmitter/Receiver Kit
CATx Cable FAST!
Find your video extender
Wizard Multimedia
Extender LP, 1-Port,
Transmitter (AVU4001A)
Or use the port to cascade to another 4-port
transmitter — great in applications where you
have more than four displays that you want to
reach with your host system. You can cascade
another transmitter to support up
to eight screens.
Wizard Multimedia
Extender LP, 1-Port,
Receiver (AVU4001A)
LCD Screen
AVU4004A
AVU4001A
For the AVU4004A, order up to four receivers:
Wizard Multimedia Extender LP Receiver
AVU4001A-RX
• First, choose your connections: interconnect cable,
peripheral support, and extender options.
• Then, choose your video options: video standard,
resolution, and the maximum number of receivers.
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HD View Extenders
Flexible, CATx-based solutions for extending VGA video,
stereo audio, and control signals to digital signage.
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Perfect for reaching LCD and plasma screens over dedicated CATx runs.
Support HD resolutions of 1080p (1920 x 1440 at 60 Hz) and stereo audio.
Plug-and-play and modular. Install quickly without any unnecessary hardware.
Use with standard or long-range receivers for distances up to 1000 feet (304.8 m).
System supports AV signal distribution to as many as 256 screens.
Offer improved RFI immunity and surge arrestors to protect against surges.
Variable, VESA-standard mounting options for discreet installation.
Also available: receivers that plug conveniently into an NEC® LCD expansion slot.
✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
Designed for high-end multimedia
applications, the HD View ™ is a truly modular
distribution system for extending VGA video
and audio signals over CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6,
or proposed CAT7 cable.
H D
Speaker
Serial
FEATURES
Daisychainable
V i e w™
BLACK BOX IP BROADCASTING SYSTEM
AC3003A-R2
Media Player
VGA Cable
HD View Line Splitter,
8-Port Long-Range
(AC3002A)
HD View Receiver, 1-Port
Long-Range (AC3004A-R2)
VGA
Cable
HD View Transmitter,
8-Port (AC3008A-R2)
CATx Cable
VGA
Cable
HD View Receivers,
1-Port Long-Range
(AC3004A-R2) (up to 7)
VGA
Cable
CATx Cable
Digital
Signage
Digital Signage
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
The HD View system also includes a utility that
provides you with a full view of your AV topology.
Use it to name your devices and ports, assign
screens to groups, and adjust RGB skew.
If you have NEC screens with expansion slots
and want to reduce cabling, order our Integrated
NEC HD View Receivers. These modular receivers
offer all the features of our standalone models
plus a VGA port to connect to a second display.
CAT5, 5e, 6
PERIPHERALS
AC3002A
Mix and match units to send video at
varying distances to one or more areas of your
application. Standard receivers support 360-foot
(109.7-m) distances; long-range receivers support
1000-foot (304.8 m) distribution.
Plus, the HD View system supports DDC,
which gives you optimal player-to-screen
configuration and can be read from a remote
port. Using DDC, you can set your digital signage
player resolution and refresh rate to the native
resolution supported by the connected screen. HD
View gets this information from a display, stores it
on the transmitter, and emulates it to the player.
RJ-45
VGA
CABLE
Great for
distributing
1080p
video!
The HD View system includes transmitters,
receivers, and line splitters for delivering single or
multiple channels of high-def video and stereo
audio to remote plasma/LCD screens, which
makes them great for distributing media in
digital signage setups.
Out-of-band management frees the network
of video transfer, and because it supports RS-232
transmit/receive signaling, you can turn a screen
on or off to save energy. No more walking from
screen to screen to power down your displays.
CONNECTORS
AC3003A-NEC
NOTE: The maximum distance for remote end
video is 1000 feet (308.4 m), although not a
maximum resolution. For full specifications,
see blackbox.eu.
www.blackbox.eu
Item
Code
HD View
Transmitters
1-Port
AC3000A-R2
8-Port
AC3008A-R2
16-Port
AC3016A-R2
✦ Include (1) transmitter, (1) video cable,
(1) serial extender cable, (1) serial download
cable, and (1) audio cable.
Line Splitter
8-Port Long-Range
AC3002A
Receivers
1-Port Standalone
Standard
AC3003A-R2
Long-Range
AC3004A-R2
1-Port Integrated NEC
Standard
AC3003A-NEC
Long-Range
AC3004A-NEC
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CONNECTORS
Economy VGA Extenders
Place displays and speakers up to 500 feet away over CATx cable.
VGA
Audio
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
CAT5,5e,6
Speakers
VGA Cable
4-Port VGA Transmitter
(AC555A-4-R2)
PC or
Media Player
CAT5e Cable
CAT5e Cable
2-Port VGA Receivers
(AC555A-REM-R2)
AC555A-R2: left: local unit;
right: remote unit.
• Extend VGA or VGA and audio up to
500 feet (152.4 m) over CAT5/5e/6 cable.
• Support resolutions up to 1024 x 768.
• 2-kV avalanche diode for greater
electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection
and more reliability.
• Ideal for digital signage and classrooms.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
These Economy class VGA extenders enable
you to use ordinary CATx cable to reach remote
VGA screens up to 500 feet (152.4 m) away
from your PC or other VGA source.
An equalization (gain) control on the remote
units enables you to fine-tune video.
VGA
Cable
VGA
Cable
Display
Order the 4-Port VGA Transmitter to extend
to four separate locations over CATx. It also has
a local VGA passthrough port. Then, for each
remote location, add a VGA Receiver, 2-Port,
which connects to two monitors at each location.
For extending to only one area, order the
VGA Extender Kit or the VGA Extender Kit
with Audio.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
USB Cable
VGA Cable
USB Cable
PC or
Media
Player
Wizard USB
Multimedia
Extender
(AVU5020A)
Local Unit
CATx Cable (up to 164 ft.)
Wizard USB
Multimedia
Extender
(AVU5020A)
Remote Unit
Display
Display
Wizard USB Multimedia Extender
Extend audio and video over inexpensive CATx cable
to remote USB touchscreens and other peripherals.
Wizard USB
Multimedia
Extender
(AVU5020A)
Local Unit
VGA
Cable
Item
Code
Order a transmitter with four UTP ports…
4-Port VGA Transmitter
AC555A-4-R2
…then add a receiver for each remote site:
VGA Receiver, 2-Port
AC555A-REM-R2
Need to go just point to point? Order a kit…
VGA Extender Kit
AC555A-R2
VGA Extender Kit with Audio
AC556A-R2
✦ Each kit includes (1) local unit, (1) remote unit,
(1) 6-ft. VGA M/F cable, and (2) power supplies.
The AC556A-R2 also includes (1) 6-ft. audio cable.
CONNECTORS
VGA
Audio
USB
CABLE
CAT5,5e,6
PERIPHERALS
USB
Speakers Touchscreen
Local Monitor
(Touch Screen)
VGA Cable
USB Cable
VGA from Local
Pass-through
CATx Cable (up to 164 ft.)
Wizard USB
Multimedia
Extender
(AVU5020A)
Remote Unit
AVU5020A
Local Monitor
(Touch Screen)
VGA Cable
USB Cable
• Extend VGA video and audio up to
164 feet (50 meters) over CATx.
• Reach monitors, touchscreens, speakers,
and other USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices.
• Features an integrated 4-port USB hub.
• Use two extenders to extend video
from computers with dual monitors to
touchscreens and interactive kiosks.
• Supports 1920 x 1200 resolutions and
fully supports DDC.
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
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The Wizard USB Multimedia Extender
enables you to not only extend video and stereo
audio over CATx, but also connect
to all sorts of USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices.
Four full-speed USB 2.0 devices can be used
simultaneously, disconnected and reconnected
at any time without any errors.Plus, video and
audio outputs on the local unit enable local
control of remote devices.
What‘s more, the extender also transmits
44.1-kHz CD-quality stereo audio.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Wizard USB Multimedia Extender
Code
AVU5020A
✦ Includes (1) local unit, (1) remote unit, (1) in-line
power supply, (8) rubber feet, (1) VGA cable,
(1) 3.5-mm to 3.5-mm audio cable, and
(1) USB Type A to Type B cable.
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Wizard Multimedia Extenders
Transmit VGA video and stereo audio to remote screens
and speakers over ordinary CATx cable.
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CONNECTORS
VGA
Audio
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
CAT5,5e,6
Speakers
• Ideal for digital signage and narrowcasting applications.
• Extend VGA video and stereo signals up to 984.2 feet (300 m).
• All transmitters work with all receivers. To expand your system
for additional screens, simply cascade multiple units.
• Use as standalone units or rackmount up to 16 units in the
optional 3U chassis.
• Transmit high-fidelity 16-bit, 44.1-kHz stereo audio.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
AVU5004A
Take your PC video to distant displays using easy-to-handle CATx cables
with the Wizard Multimedia Extenders.
Offering plug-and-play operation with independent sharpness and
brightness controls, the extender units support 1280 x 1024 at distances of
984.2 feet (300 m) and 1600 x 1280 at 656.1 feet (200 m). All transmitters
and receivers in the family feature advanced spike suppression for operation
in electronically noisy areas.
The kit’s transmitter (available individually as the AVU5001A) has local
ports for local screen and speaker connections or for cascading to other
transmitter units. The kit’s receiver (available on its own as the AVU5011A)
features dual VGA and audio outputs for duplicating input from the
transmitter to two remote screens with speakers.
You can also a quad transmitter model (AVU5004A) to directly feed four
receivers. In addition, we offer a receiver with built-in skew compensation
and a CATx daisychain port (AVU5111A-R2). It’s recommended for CAT5e
or higher cable extensions that are longer than 328 feet (100 m). We also
recommend it for CAT5e or higher applications in which you need to
extend higher resolutions.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
NOTE: For complete specifications, see blackbox.eu.
Item
Code
Order complete extender with transmitter and receiver included…
Wizard Multimedia Extender Kit
AVU5010A
✦ Includes (1) single-video/stereo audio transmitter (AVU5001A),
(1) receiver with dual video/stereo audio ports (AVU5011A),
(2) power supplies with (2) power cords, and (2) sets of rubber feet.
You can also order individual transmitters and receivers, a quad
transmitter, and a receiver with built-in skew compensation…
Wizard Multimedia Transmitters
AVU5001A
Single Video/Stereo Audio
Quad Video/Stereo Audio
AVU5004A
Wizard Multimedia Receivers
with Dual Video/Stereo Audio Ports
AVU5011A
with Dual Video/Stereo Audio Ports, CATx Daisychain Port and Integral Deskew
AVU5111A-R2
✦ Individual transmitters and receivers include a power supply with power cord,
and (4) rubber feet.
To rackmount up to 16 individual units, order…
Wizard Multimedia Extender Rackmount Chassis
AVU5000A
…then order these for every unit you plan to rackmount…
Wizard Multimedia Extender Universal Plates
AVU5002
Case Study: Kinopalace Helsinki
The need:
Kinopalatsi (Kinopalace), Finnish for ”Cinema Palace,” is a 10-screen,
1,694-seat theater multiplex that was doing a bustling business, but it
wanted to update its refreshment area. This area, to be named Delicasy
World, would have something for everyone, including candy, chips, ice
cream, juice, coffee, and grilled food.
But with the larger selection, the theater also needed a way to help
guide its customers through the large menu. Digital signage fit the bill.
After all, ”What could be better in a theater than moving images?”
said Mr. Henri Kurki, theater manager.
Our solution:
Black Box recommended a multimedia system consisting of Black Box
Wizard Multimedia Extenders and six 46" wide-screen displays, which
would be mounted across the top of the refreshment area.
One of the reasons the cinema chose the system was because of
how easy it is to use and control. ”That’s the best part,” said Mr. Kurki.
The theater’s sales manager, Mr. Petri Laine, composes the content on
his office PC and sends it over the network to the screens.
Mr. Kurki said, ”The system has worked perfectly and the image
quality is very good.” He added, ”The displays bring more life to Delicasy
World, attracting people and making it much more interesting.”
All of this has helped the theater’s bottom line. ”Thanks to the new
system, we’re saving a good deal in printing expenses,” said Mr. Laine.
”Before we went digital, we had to worry all the time about the printing,
delivery, and mounting of posters. Now, I can do everything with just a
few keystrokes.”
What’s more, sales and profits in the refreshment area have increased,
and ROI on the system was quite short, according to Mr. Laine.
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Mini CAT5 Extender Kits • Mini CAT5 Splitter/Extenders
Extend digital signage video up to 500 feet over ordinary CAT5 cable.
• Use CAT5 cable to send 1600 x 1200 video up
to 300 feet at 85 Hz or 1280 x 1024 video up
to 500 feet at 60 Hz.
• Eliminate the need for bulky VGA cables.
• Buffer and boost signals for clear video images
at the remote end.
• Differential signaling eliminates ground loops
and noise.
• For extensions up to 300 feet (91.4 m), a single
power supply is all you need.
• Support a maximum resolution of
1920 x 1440 noninterlaced at 60 Hz
and HDTV at 60 Hz to 1080p.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
AC504A-WP-R
iCOMPEL Digital
Signage
Appliance,
pp. 12–17
Say good-bye to using difficult-to-terminate
VGA cable and pulling Component cabling.
The Mini CAT5 Extender Kits enable you to
use ordinary CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6 UTP cable
to connect a video monitor up to 500 feet
(152.4 m) from your PC or video source.
To extend VGA video signals only to two
or four remote displays, order a 2-Channel or
4-Channel Mini CAT5 VGA Splitter/Extender
Transmitter. Just pair each transmitter with a
(separately available) receiver at each remote
screen. What’s more, both splitter/extender
transmitters have a second VGA port, which
enables you to connect a monitor locally.
For an eight-channel splitter/extender
application, order our 8-Port Component/VGA
Video Splitter. It enables you to distribute VGA
or Component video from a PC or other source
to eight displays as far as 500 feet away over
CAT5 UTP cable. Just order a receiver for each
remote display.
You can also order a single-channel Mini
CAT5 VGA Extender Transmitter with Local Port.
It sends VGA signals 500 feet over UTP and has
a local loopthrough HD15 port, which you can
use to attach a local VGA monitor.
AC654A
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Mini CAT5 VGA Extender
Wallplate Transmitter
(AC504A-WP) with
Power Supply
For wallmount applications, choose the
single-channel Mini CAT5 VGA Extender
Wallplate Transmitter. Because it’s inside
a single-gang wallplate, you can mount
it in any standard junction box — great
for simplifying your installation.
At the remote location(s), add one or more
Mini CAT5 VGA Receivers. They’re ideal for
placing displays where you need them to display
information such as schedules or ads. The
wallplate version is particularly useful in rooms
tight on space.
VGA
Component
CABLE
CAT5
AC504A
CAT5 Solid-Conductor
Cable
VGA Cable
™
CONNECTORS
Mini CAT5 VGA
Receiver (AC602A)
VGA Cable
Remote VGA
Digital Signage
Display
If you want to connect back to a platform
for switching between video inputs and outputs,
pair each receiver with a VGA and Audio Matrix
Switch on page 54.
NOTE: For CAT5 video extensions over 300 feet
(91.4 m), you need to connect a power supply
at both ends. To order a separate power supply
for a remote unit, call our FREE Tech Support.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
For an out-of-box kit that connects a single video source to a single receiver, order…
Mini CAT5 Extender Kit
VGA
AC504A
Component
AC504A-CP
✦ Each kit includes (1) transmitter, (1) receiver, and (1) power supply. The AC504A also includes (1) VGA male/
male cable. The AC504A-CP also includes (2) cables with (1) HD15 male to (3) RCA male.
To connect a single VGA video source to multiple receivers, order a transmitter…
Mini CAT5 VGA Splitter/Extender Transmitter with Local Port
2-Channel
AC600A
4-Channel
AC601A
✦ Include (1) transmitter, (1) VGA male/male cable, and (1) power supply.
8-Port Component/VGA Video Splitter
AC654A
Order a standalone transmitter, which also has a port for a local VGA display…
Mini CAT5 VGA Extender Transmitter with Local Port
AC603A
Or for extension capabilities in a junction box, order the following VGA transmitter…
Mini CAT5 VGA Extender Wallplate Transmitter
AC504A-WP
...then pair your transmitters with a receiver at the remote VGA video display.
Mini CAT5 VGA Receiver
AC602A
Standalone
Wallplate
AC504A-WP-R
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Analog Video Extenders
VGA/Stereo-Audio Fiber Extenders
Do more with your fiber! Use just a single fiber strand
to transmit video and audio signals to digital signage.
CONNECTORS
VGA
• Work in point-to-point, point-tomultipoint, and drop-and-repeat configurations.
• Ideal for digital signage or AV
extensions in interference-heavy areas.
• Send high-resolution VGA and stereo audio
up to 750 meters (2460.6 ft.) over multimode
fiber or up to 30 kilometers (18.6 mi.) over
single-mode cable.
• Transmit VGA, SVGA, XGA, and WXGA.
• Support HDTV resolutions of 480p,
720p, and 1080i (RGBHV format only).
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•
CABLE
Multimode-ST
PERIPHERALS
Single-Mode-ST
Speaker
✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
• Digital processing ensures crystal-clear
transmission with no color pixel skewing.
Item
Code
First order your transmitter…
VGA/Stereo-Audio Fiber Extender Transmitter
with (1) ST® Optical Output, (1) VGA Input, (1) 3.5-mm Audio Jack
AC1021A-XMIT
with (4) ST Optical Outputs, (1) VGA Input with Loop-Through, (1) 3.5-mm Audio Jack with Loop-Through
AC1022A
…then order your receiver…
VGA/Stereo-Audio Fiber Extender Receiver
with (1) ST Optical Input, (1) VGA Output, (1) 3.5-mm Audio Jack
AC1021A-REC
with (1) ST Optical Input, (1) 1 x 4 VGA Output, (1) 3.5-mm Audio Jack
AC1023A
Or order an extender kit:
VGA/Stereo-Audio Fiber Extender Receiver
VGA/Stereo-Audio Fiber Extender Kit (AC1021A-XMIT and AC1021A-REC)
AC1020A
FiberPath
No interference, high bandwidth, low cost.
Fiber secures your video displays!
CONNECTORS
CABLE
Composite
Multimode-ST
• Ideal for long-distance information displays,
digital signage, and security systems.
• Sends video up to 2.4 kilometers (1.5 mi.).
Receiver
• Eliminates ground-loop problems.
• Works with all standard video formats,
including NTSC, PAL, and SECAM.
• Each unit has a 62.5-µm multimode ST port
and BNC coax connectors.
FiberPath Transmitter
(AC444A)
CCTV
Camera
or Other
Video
Source
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Transmitter
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
FiberPath Receiver
(AC444A)
Multimode, 62.5-Micron Fiber Optic Cable, Simplex
RG-59
Coax Cable
RG-59
Coax Cable
Display
Universal Video/Stereo Audio Fiber Extender
Ensure the quality of video and audio
in noisy environments — use fiber.
CABLE
S-Video
Multimode-ST® Single-Mode-ST
What’s included
• Works with five types of video formats:
Composite video, Component video, S-Video,
1080i/720p HDTV, and Progressive Scan DVD.
• Two stereo channels for crystal-clear fidelity.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
If you need a replacement unit, order…
Transmitter
AC445A-TX
Receiver
AC446A-RX
NOTE: These are intended as replacement units
and do not include power supplies.
Component Composite
• All-digital transmission provides excellent image
quality and sound.
• Ideal for professional audio/video applications,
POS displays, kiosks, and more.
Item
Code
FiberPath
AC444A
✦ Includes (1) transmitter, (1) receiver, and
(2) power supplies.
CONNECTORS
• Send one video and two audio signals
over a single 1310-nm single-mode fiber —
as far as 60 kilometers.
• Use with multimode or single-mode fiber,
and all analog TV video equipment.
NOTE: The FiberPath transmitter and receiver must
be used in pairs.
Top: receiver (AC300A-RX-R2);
bottom: transmitter (AC300A-TX-R2).
The extender has BNC video connectors,
screw terminal block connnectors for audio,
and an ST fiber optic interface.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
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Both the transmitter and receiver include:
• 12-ft. Composite video cable, BNC/BNC
• 6-ft. S-Video 4-pin mini DIN/(2) BNC cable
• 10-ft. Component video cable,
(3) BNC/(3) RCA plugs
• 10-ft. stereo audio cable, (4) tin-leadshielded twisted pairs to (2) RCA plugs
• BNC to RCA adapter
• Universal power supply
Item
Code
Universal Video/Stereo Audio Fiber Extender
Transmitter
AC300A-TX-R2
Receiver
AC300A-RX-R2
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Video Infrastructure | Analog Video Extenders
CONNECTORS
MediaCento RF Distribution System
Use low-cost coax to send HD video and audio
to multiple HDTV screens across a campus.
Component
VGA
CABLE
TOSLINK® Digital Audio Analog Audio
Coax
MediaCento RF
BLACK
BOX
Existing
RF Feed
MEDIA
DISTRIBUTION
LCD Screen
LCD Screen
Splitter
Splitter
Coax Cables
Top: AVX-VGA-RF44; bottom: AVX-VGA-RF
Source: iCOMPEL
Digital Signage
Appliance,
pp. 12–17
™
• Encodes and modulates video input, creating an HDTV channel
for low-cost coax. Add an HD channel to an existing coax feed.
• Makes it simple to send video to every on-premise HDTV screen.
• Works with any VGA or Component video source.
• To view video remotely, just tune it in using the HDTV’s QAM tuner.
• No set-top boxes required. No limit to the number of HDTVs that can receive
broadcasts from one unit.
• The channel can even be combined with 133 other HDTV channels — great
for hospitals, hotels, or other buildings with in-house TV distribution systems.
MediaCento™ RF 1080i
(AVX-VGA-RF)
LCD Screen
VGA Cable
• Also transmits audio and supports input from USB audio devices.
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — AVX-VGA-RF: 3 Years; AVX-VGA-RF44: 2 Years
Why install new cabling for signage or AV
signal distribution when you can use existing
coax runs instead? MediaCento™ RF gives
you a simple, affordable way to do just that.
With it, you can convert video from a
Component or VGA source into an HDTV cable
channel, extending that channel over standard
coax RF wiring in your building.
As a combination MPEG 2 encoder and
frequency-agile QAM modulator, it encodes
video and audio then modulates signals for
single-channel RF transmission, creating a
well-formed 6-MHz QAM 256 channel for the
50 – 900-MHz modulation range (Channels
2 – 135) of a digital cable system. You use the
QAM tuner in a display to decode the signals.
Choose from two models.
The 1080i version supports VGA input up to
1920 x 1080 and Component video input up to
1080i, and has dual analog audio jacks. Plus, it
enables configuration via a PC’s USB connection
and an RS-232 console (which also can be used
for channel switching). In addition, this model
supports broadcasting two HD channels in
different languages.
For light commercial use, order the low-priced
720p version. It supports VGA input up to 1680
x 1050 and Component input up to 720p. It can
be configured from the front panel or a USB PC
connection. This model accepts digital audio only
(via a digital RCA audio, TOSLINK®, or Windows®
PC USB link).
Ideal for digital signage.
* NOTE: VGA resolutions are broadcast centered
in the best vertical fit into 1920 x 1080 or
1280 x 720 (AVX-VGA-RF) or 1280 x 720
(AVX-VGA-RF44) at 60 frames per second.
It’s an economical alternative to installing a
digital signage player at every display when the
messaging is the same on every display. You can
use a single player to feed content over existing
coax to an unlimited number of on-premises
HDTVs. MediaCento RF essentially enables you
to distribute HD content for $0 per display! And
that’s not counting the money saved by not
having to install new wiring and wallplates.
The MediaCento RF graphical user interface.
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TECH SPECS
Resolutions (Maximum) — Output:
AVX-VGA-RF: 1080i; AVX-VGA-RF44: 720p;
Input: Component video (at 60 fps):
AVX-VGA-RF: 1080i; AVX-VGA-RF44: 720p;
VGA video*: AVX-VGA-RF: 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz;
AVX-VGA-RF44: 1680 x 1050 at 60 Hz
Video Encoding — MPEG2 HD Profile 2: ISO 13818-2
MP at HL (1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720)
Connectors — Video input: Component (Y-Pb-Pr):
(3) RCA (75-ohm, 0 to 0.7 v);
Computer: (1) DB15 F (VGA);
Audio input: S/PDIF digital: (1) TOSLINK® F,
(1) RCA (75-ohm) jack;
Analog (AVX-VGA-RF only): (2) RCA (L/R) jacks;
USB audio/control: (1) USB Type B F (USB audio device
input or USB control interface);
Audio looped output (AVX-VGA-RF only): S/PDIF
digital: (1) TOSLINK M, (1) RCA (75-ohm) jack;
Analog: (2) RCA (L/R) jacks;
Video output: Distribution: (1) F-type coax RF;
Video looped output (AVX-VGA-RF only):
Component (Y-Pb-Pr): (3) RCA (75-ohm, 0 – 0.7 v);
Computer: (1) DB15 F (VGA);
Serial system control: Via USB port above;
AVX-VGA-RF also has: (1) DB9 F (RS-232);
IR command control: (1) 1⁄8" mini jack
Power — 100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz, 25 watts
Size — AVX-VGA-RF: 1.7"H x 17"W x 5.75"D
(4.3 x 17.8 x 14.6 cm);
AVX-VGA-RF44: 1.7"H x 14.8"W x 4.9"D
(4.3 x 38 x 12.5 cm)
Weight — AVX-VGA-RF: 5.5 lb. (2.5 kg);
AVX-VGA-RF44: 5.1 lb. (2.3 kg)
Item
Code
MediaCento RF
1080i
AVX-VGA-RF
720p
AVX-VGA-RF44
To add closed captioning in your broadcast...
Closed Caption Device
AVX-RFCC
To clear a channel on your system, order...
Channel 125 Filter
AVX-RFNF125
Channel 135 Filter
AVX-RFNF135
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Analog Video Extenders/Baluns
| Video Infrastructure
Component Video Extender Kit
Extend Component video up to 1000 feet over UTP cable.
CONNECTORS
Component
• Use inexpensive CAT5e/CAT6 cable to extend
standard or HDTV Component video signals.
CAT5,5e,6
RJ-45
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
• Supports 1080i at up to 500 feet (152.4 m)
and 1080p at up to 300 feet (91.4 m).
Item
Component Video Extender Kit
• Protects against interference, prevents
distortion and video hum, and matches
UTP cable impedance to prevent ghosting.
Left: transmitter;
right: receiver
• Wide-bandwidth (450-MHz) differential
amplifiers ensure sharp video at remote screen.
• For multiple screens, use the AC654A splitter
with individual receivers (call to order).
CABLE
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — Both: 2 Years
Code
AC651A
✦ Includes (1) transmitter, (1) receiver, (1) power supply,
and (2) Component video cables.
For larger applications, order…
8-Port Component/VGA Video Splitter
AC654A
CONNECTORS
BNC
CABLE
Screw Terminal RJ-45
CAT5,5e,6
SOLUTE
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IC562A
R LIFE
IC561A
• All support NTSC, PAL, and SECAM formats.
• The hub has RJ-45 ports on the front and coax
connectors on the rear. Set ports individually
for power-through or pass-through.
• The 1U rackmountable CCTV Passive Hub
sends video, PTZ control, and power over
ordinary CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6 cabling.
• The hub extends video at up to 2500 feet
(762 m), PTZ control up to 4000 feet (1.2 km),
and power up to 350 feet (106.6 m), and
works with the CCTV Power-Through Baluns
and the CCTV Baluns (right).
• CCTV Power-Through Baluns transmit
color video up to 2200 feet (670.5 m) over
CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6 cable.
• The baluns also support 24-VAC power at
up to 518 feet (157.8 m) when using 5 VA.
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — All: Lifetime
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes, except for IC561A
Item
Code
CCTV Passive Hub with (16) BNC Coax Connectors
IC562A
CCTV Power-Through Baluns
with RJ-45 Connectors
IC560A
with Screw Terminals
IC561A
Video CCTV–A/V Hub
Run multiple combinations of audio/video signals over ordinary, affordable CATx cabling.
• Use CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6 to run two Composite
video signals or one S-Video and two audio
signals up to 2500 feet (762 m) to eight sites.
Simply pair each run with a compatible balun
at the remote ends.
• Integrates seamlessly with many of our baluns
(at right). For details on the compatible baluns,
see pages 42 – 43.
• Supports NTSC and PAL systems.
• Standard modular RJ-45 connections
for quick moves, adds, and changes.
• Independent video and audio pairs—
no need to use all or transmit all
signals in the same direction.
✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
DVD or VCR
Top: front view;
bottom: rear view
Video CCTV–A/V
Hub (IC445A)
Deluxe Audio/
Video Cable(s)
(EJ511), p. 72
CONNECTORS
CABLE
RJ-45
CAT5,5e,6
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — IC445A, IC444A-RCA
• Broadcast different programs on multiple
monitors without rewiring your building.
•
LY
AB
CCTV Passive Hub • CCTV Power-Through Baluns
Extend CCTV video and remote power over inexpensive CATx cable instead of coax.
CAT5 Solid-Conductor Cable
Dual Audio/
Video Balun
(IC446A), p. 43
Dual Audio/
Video Balun
(IC446A), p. 43
Deluxe Audio/Video Cable(s)
(EJ511), p. 72
Item
Code
First order the hub…
Video CCTV–A/V Hub
IC445A
Then pair each RJ-45 port with a remote
balun (a balun is required for each link)…
CCTV Baluns
BNC/RJ-45
IC440A
BNC/Screw Terminal
IC444A
RCA/RJ-45
IC444A-RCA
Component/Composite Video Balun
IC462A
Dual Audio/Video Balun
IC446A
Video/Stereo Audio Balun
IC441A-R2
S-Video Balun
IC447A
S-Video with Dual Audio Balun
IC449A
Monitors with Audio
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Video Infrastructure | Baluns
Save money by running audio/video signals over
Mount square baluns for
Video PTZ Balun
Transmit CCTV and PTZ
signals as far as 2200 feet.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
BNC
CAT5,5e,6
RJ-45
CCTV Baluns
Run Composite video
over easy-to-handle CATx.
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
Code
IC450A-R2
CE Approval — Yes
CATV Balun
Integrate CATV equipment into
your CAT5 cabling system.
CONNECTORS
Coax
CABLE
RJ-45
CAT5
BNC
Screw Terminal
CABLE
CAT5,5e,6
RJ-45
• Converts a single Composite
baseband video signal from
75-ohm coax cable to CATx.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
• Integrate CCTV security devices
into your cabling system.
• Includes a 10" (2.5-cm)
BNC-to-BNC coax cable.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Item
Video PTZ Balun
CONNECTORS
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
CE Approval — Yes
Item
Code
CCTV Baluns
BNC/RJ-45
IC440A
BNC/Screw Terminal
IC444A
RCA/RJ-45
IC444A-RCA
Quad Video Balun
Send four Composite video
signals up to 2200 feet.
• Works with CATV, VHF, and FM
systems.
• F-type connector.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
CONNECTORS
Composite
CABLE
CAT5,5e,6
RJ-45
• Eliminates four Composite runs.
• RCA inputs.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
CE Approval — Yes
Component Video/
Digital Audio Balun
Connect HDTV devices
over long distances.
Item
CATV Balun
Code
IC448A-R2
CONNECTORS
Component
RJ-45
CABLE
CAT5,5e,6
Item
Quad Video Balun
VGA Baluns
Send VGA video signals over STP.
CONNECTORS
VGA
CABLE
CAT5,5e,6
RJ-45
• Uses economical 4-pair shielded
twisted-pair (STP) cable.
• Support resolutions of 640 x 480
at up to 450 feet (137.1 m).
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
CE Approval — Yes
IC564A
CE Approval — Yes
• Extends 480i/p video up to
1000 feet (304.8 m) and
720p/1080i/p video up to
500 feet (152.4 m).
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
Item
Code
Component Video/Digital
Audio Balun
IC566A
Code
VGA Display Female Balun (AC641A)
shown installed in Surface Balun
Mount (AC703A, below).
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
VGA Baluns
(Order both a source and a display balun.)
Source Male
AC640A
Display Female
AC641A
Display Male
AC642A
16-Slot Rackmount Balun Chassis (AC701A) shown with Blank Fillers, 4-Pack
(AC701) and four VGA Source Male Baluns (AC640A, above) installed.
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• Holds 16 square baluns in a 2U 19" rack.
• For high-end cable management.
• Connects baluns for DVDs and other head-end equipment
with CATx cabling in a wiring closet.
• Snap-in design for secure balun installation.
• Baluns install front- or rear-facing.
• Blank fillers available for unfilled slots.
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16-Slot Rackmount Balun Chassis
AB
16-Slot Rackmount Balun Chassis • Balun Mounts
Organize your square audio/video baluns with this rackmount chassis and these wall/surface mounts.
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Baluns
| Video Infrastructure
CAT5 instead of expensive coax cable.
security and organization.
CONNECTORS
Component/Composite
Video Balun
Extend high-end video.
CABLE
Composite Component Screw Terminal
CAT5
• Use CAT5 to extend Component video
up to 1000 feet (304.8 m). Three pairs
are required for the YPbPr connection.
• Or use one pair to send Composite video
up to 2200 feet (670.5 m) over CAT5.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Item
Code
Component/Composite Video Balun
CE Approval — Yes
IC462A
RGB Video Balun
Transmit RGB video up to 500 feet.
CONNECTORS
BNC
CABLE
RJ-45
CAT5,5e,6
• Convert Component signals from
three coax cables for extension
over CATx cable.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
CE Approval — Yes
Item
RGB Video Balun
Code
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
IC442A-R3
✦ Includes (3) coax jumper cables.
CONNECTORS
S-Video Balun
S-Video Balun with
Dual Audio Balun
Send S-Video and audio
signals up to 1000 feet.
S-Video
RCA Audio
CABLE
RJ-45
CAT5,5e,6
• Use with DVD players, set-top
boxes, and other S-Video devices.
• IC449A has two audio channels.
• Work with the Video CCTV-A/V
Hub (IC445A) on page 41.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
IC449A
CE Approval — Yes
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
Item
Code
S-Video Balun
IC447A
S-Video Balun with Dual Audio Balun
IC449A
Wallmount Balun Mount
Wallmount
Balun Mount
(AC702A)
shown holding
the RGB
Video Balun
(IC442A-R3,
above).
• One-piece design supports most
square baluns.
• Spring clip holds balun securely
mounted forward or rear-facing.
• Attaches to gang boxes.
Surface Balun Mount
• One-piece design.
• Mount to walls or desks.
•
Audio Baluns (Analog & Digital)
Make simple audio extensions
over CAT5 cable.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
RCA Audio Screw Terminal
CAT5
• Analog: up to 5000 feet (1524 m).
For stereo, order two per side.
• Digital: up to 600 feet (182.8 m).
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
CE Approval — Yes
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
Item
Audio Baluns
Analog
Digital
Code
IC460A
IC461A
CONNECTORS
Quad Audio Balun
Send four analog audio
signals as far as 5000 feet.
RCA Audio
CABLE
RJ-45
CAT5
• A great alternative to coax.
• Connectors: (4) RCA, (1) RJ-45.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Quad Audio Balun
Code
IC565A-R2
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
Dual Audio/Video Balun
Video/Stereo Audio Balun
Extend Composite video and
audio signals over 2000 feet.
• Dual Audio/Video Balun extends
up to 2000 feet (609.6 m).
• Video/Stereo Audio Balun goes
up to 2200 feet (670.6 m).
• Eliminate four coax cables.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY —
IC446A: Lifetime;
IC441A-R2: 1 Year
CONNECTORS
Composite RCA Audio
CABLE
IC446A
Item
Dual Audio/Video Balun
TECH SPECS
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Size — AC701A: 3.5"H x 19"W x 3"D
(8.9 x 48.3 x 7.6 cm);
AC702A: 4"H x 1.3"W x 2.7"D
(10.2 x 3.3 x 6.9 cm);
AC703A: 2.4"H x 3.4"W x 1.1"D
(6.1 x 8.6 x 2.8 cm)
Weight — AC701A: 1.9 lb. (0.9 kg);
AC702A: 0.2 lb. (0.1 kg);
AC703A: 0.1 lb. (<0.1 kg)
Code
IC446A
CE Approval — Yes
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
CAT5,5e,6
RJ-45
Video/Stereo Audio Balun
IC441A-R2
Item
Code
16-Slot Rackmount Balun Chassis
AC701A
For unused chassis slots, order…
Blank Fillers, 4-Pack
AC701
Balun Mounts
Wallmount
AC702A
Surface
AC703A
✦✦ WARRANTY — All: Lifetime
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Video Infrastructure | Video Splitters
Buyer’s Guide | Splitters
Video
Standard
HDMI
DVI
VGA
For product details, see the page listed.
Maximum
Resolution
Solution Description
1080p: HD,
1920 x 1200: DVI
DVI Splitters
Split DVI signal for 2 or 4 outputs.
1600 x 1200: VGA,
1920 x 1200: DVI
DVI Splitters with Audio and HDCP
Use to split DVI signal for 2 or 4 outputs and
and reproduce HDCP protected content on
connected screens.
Media
Code
AVSP-HDMI1X2
HDMI Splitters with Audio
Split HDMI® video and audio signals for 2, 4,
or 8 outputs; feature 3.5-mm analog audio
jacks for separate speaker connections.
1080p: HD,
1920 x 1200: DVI
VGA Video Splitters
Use to split VGA input for 2, 4, or 8
outputs.
2048 x 1536: VGA
2-/4-Port Audio/Video Splitters
Splitters featuring (1) VGA–audio in
and (2) or (4) VGA–audio out.
2048 x 1536: VGA
4-Port XGA Video Splitter
Splits XGA signal for four screens.
1600 x 1200: VGA
HDMI
DVI
DVI
VGA
Specific Component and Page
1 x 2 Splitter with Audio, p. 45
AVSP-HDMI1X4
1 x 4 Splitter with Audio, p. 45
AVSP-HDMI1X8
1 x 8 Splitter with Audio, p. 45
AC1031A-R2-2
2-Channel Splitter, p. 45
AC1031A-R2-4
4-Channel Splitter, p. 45
AVSP-DVI1X2
1 x 2 Splitter, p. 46
AVSP-DVI1X4
1 x 4 Splitter, p. 46
AVSP-DVI1X8
1 x 8 Splitter, p. 46
AC1056A-2
2-Channel Splitter, p. 47
AC1056A-4
4-Channel Splitter, p. 47
AC1056A-8
8-Channel Splitter, p. 47
AC650A-2
2-Port Splitter, p. 47
AC650A-4
4-Port Splitter, p. 47
VGA
VGA
AC090A
4-Port XGA Video Splitter, p. 47
For other video splitters and broadcasters, see pages 66 – 67 in the Legacy Solutions section.
Check out these other signal-splitting products in our extenders section:
MediaCento™ HX 1 x 4 Transmitter
Reach multiple HD screens simply and
affordably with this HDMI solution.
• Split and extend AV signals to four digital signage screens.
• Uses inexpensive CATe/CAT6 cable for uncompressed HDMI®
signal extension.
• Supports single-link 225-MHz (6.75-Gbps) video bandwidth.
• Transmits 1080p video as far as 130 feet (40 m) over CATx.
• Has local HDMI output for monitoring or cascading units.
• For more information, see page 27.
Not only does it split the signal, but it’s also a distribution amplifier
that regenerates the HDMI signal for boosting video over a single solid
CATx cable run.
Plus, the device supports single-link 225-MHz (6.75-Gbps)
bandwidth for sharp full-motion rendering, synchronized video and
audio with no perceivable delay, as well as Deep Color resolutions for
enhanced color depth and refresh rates.
Wizard Multimedia Extender LP 4-Port Transmitter
Broadcast HD VGA video to four distant screens using line-powered receivers.
This 4-port transmitter extends VGA video as far as
500 feet (152.4 m) using solid-conductor CATx cable.
• Sends maximum resolutions
at a maximum distance
of 500 feet (152.4 m).
Used with separately sold receivers, the transmitter
broadcasts Full HD 1080p video to four screens in four
locations over copper already installed in your building.
• Transmits power to receivers.
Great for areas short on outlets
and reducing cords at screens.
• Features feedthrough port for
local monitoring or cascading units.
Even better, the receivers are line powered from the
transmitter, so power isn’t required at the remote end.
• For more information, see page 34.
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CONNECTORS
HDMI Splitters with Audio
Affordable splitters for duplicating digital video from
one source on as many as eight HDMI displays.
HDMI
• Split an HDMI® signal between two,
four, or eight outputs simultaneously.
Simply connect HDMI cables, power up the
system, and you’re ready to duplicate video. You
can also cascade multiple units to broadcast to
additional screens.
✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Split and distribute HDMI video plus audio
from a set-top box, PC, or other HDMI source
device to eight digital screens. These devices split
a source between two, four, or eight outputs
simultaneously without signal loss.
The splitters support HDMI display resolutions
of up to UXGA (1600 x 1200), WUXGA (1920 x
1200), or Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080). High
bandwidth enables you to transmit information at
high speeds.
TECH SPECS
Resolution (Maximum) — PC: WUXGA (1920 x 1200):
HDTV: 1080p (1920 x 1080)
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Connectors — Input: (1) HDMI F; (1) 3.5-mm audio;
Output: (2), (4), or (8) HDMI F; (2), (4), or (8) 3.5-mm
audio
Power — Input: 100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz, autosensing;
Output: 9 – 12 VDC;
PERIPHERALS
Native
Speakers
AVSP-HDMI1X8
• Distribute audio via the HDMI ports or
separate 3.5-mm analog audio jacks.
•
Audio
CABLE
Separate
3.5-mm
jacks for
audio!
• Provide accurate video reproduction
without distortion and attenuation.
• Blu-ray ready for HD display.
| Video Infrastructure
Consumption: AVSP-HDMI1X2: 2.8 W;
AVSP-HDMI1X4: 4.1 W;
AVSP-HDMI1X8: 10.2 W
Size — AVSP-HDMI1X2:
0.8"H x 7.1"W x 3.4"D (2 x 17.8 x 8.6 cm);
AVSP-HDMI1X4:
1.75"H (1U) x 8.7"W x 5.4"D (4.5 x 22.1 x 13.7 cm);
AVSP-HDMI1X8:
1.75"H (1U) x 17.3"W x 7.1"D (4.5 x 44 x 18 cm)
NOTE: The quality of output depends largely on quality of source, HDMI cable, and display.
DVI Splitters
Split your PC’s DVI signals for display
on two or four separate DVI screens.
Plus, they’re fully HDCP compliant and support
EDID display information.
Because they feature separate 3.5-mm jacks
for distributing audio on each channel, the
splitters are ideal for applications where, instead
of the HDMI audio capabilities of the connected
displays, you want to use existing high-power
speakers and high-fidelity audio receiver
equipment for audio output.
Item
Code
HDMI Splitters with Audio
1x2
AVSP-HDMI1X2
1x4
AVSP-HDMI1X4
1x8
AVSP-HDMI1X8
✦ 1 x 8 model also includes (1) rackmount kit.
To connect to DVI devices, order…
HDMI Male to DVI Female Adapter
FA790
HDMI Male to DVI Male Adapter
FA795
CONNECTORS
CABLE
DVI-I
Native
• Route DVI video to two or four screens.
• Support analog VGA video, too.
• Accurately reproduce the signal
without attenuation or distortion.
• Support DVI-I (integrated analog
and/or digital) video signals.
• Can be cascaded up to two levels
deep for additional outputs.
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
AC1031A-R2-2
For distributing HD video to more than one
display device, order a DVI Splitter.
multiple screens. They’re also great for digital
signage applications.
Supporting a maximum resolution of
1920 x 1200 (WXGA) @ 60 Hz and 1080i
for HDTVs, the splitters make it easy to use your
computer to show a video presentation on
There‘s no software needed. The splitters offer
simple, plug-and-play installation, so you can link
to DVI-enabled monitors, projectors, or screens in
minutes.
TECH SPECS
Distance (Maximum) — From PC to DVI monitors:
33 ft. (10 m)
Resolution (Maximum) — PC: 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz;
HDTV: 1080i
Standards — DDWG DVI 1.0; DVI-I Single Link
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Connectors — Input: (1) DVI-I;
Output: (2) or (4) DVI-I
Power — Input: 100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz, autosensing;
Output: 12 VDC, 1 amp
Size — AC1031A-R2-2: 1.8"H x 6"W x 3"D
(4.6 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm);
AC1031A-R2-4: 1.8"H (1U) x 10.6"W x 4.1"D
(4.6 x 26.9 x 10.4 cm)
Weight — AC1031A-R2-2: 1.5 lb. (0.7 kg):
AC1031A-R2-4: 2.7 lb. (1.2 kg)
www.blackbox.eu
Item
Code
DVI Splitters
2-Channel
AC1031A-R2-2
4-Channel
AC1031A-R2-4
✦ Both include (1) splitter, (1) DVI-I input cable,
(1) power supply, and (1) user manual.
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CONNECTORS
DVI-D Splitters with Audio and HDCP
Broadcast HD video — even HDCP content —
to two, four, or eight displays.
DVI-D
• Enable you to put digital video content before more
customers and users.
• Simple-to-connect devices for broadcasting PC video on
two, four, or eight monitors up to 210 feet (64 m) away.
• The 2- and 4-channel splitters feature 350-MHz bandwidth;
the 8-channel model provides 300-MHz bandwidth.
• Fully HDCP compliant for showing Blu-ray player content.
• Work with EDID-capable screens for optimized video output.
• Cascadable for additional digital screen ports.
• Automatically enter power-save mode if input is lost.
• 1 x 4 and 1 x 8 versions can be rackmounted.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
Native
Speaker
AVSP-DVI1X2
These affordably priced single-link DVI
splitters enable you to accurately duplicate
one HD video and stereo input for output to
multiple screens.
You get accurate and reliable video output
without signal distortion and attenuation,
supporting display resolutions of up to Full HD
(1920 x 1080) as well as WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
and UXGA (1600 x 1200).
And because the switches are fully HDCP
compliant, you can use them to distribute
multimedia content from a Blu-ray player
or other HDCP-protected source.
AVSP-DVI1X4
Audio Cables
Simply connect the source device and
screens, power up the splitter, and it’s ready
to duplicate source video on those displays. LEDs
indicate signal activity on the connected ports.
To broadcast to additional screens from
the same player or other source, order multiple
splitters and connect them together via
cascaded ports.
You can also use the splitters with HDMI
compatible devices. Just order an adapter
for each DVI port on your splitter.
®
Speakers
Speakers
Plus, the splitters can be used with the
newest EDID-capable screens. They obtain EDID
data from the connected displays so your source
device’s video card is optimized for displaying
video on those screens.
DVI-D Splitter with
Audio and HDCP, 1 x 2
(AVSP-DVI1X2)
DVI Cable
with Audio
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LCD Screen
Media Server
LCD Screen
NOTE: Maximum resolutions depend on the
type of AV equipment and the quality and the
length of the DVI cables.
DVI-D Splitters with Audio and HDCP are ideal for:
• Retail and corporate digital signage.
• Broadcast rooms and studios.
• Process control and engineering.
• Healthcare and R&D imaging.
DVI Cable
• Classrooms and training rooms.
• Government command centers.
• Conference rooms and boardrooms.
• Temporary setups at trade shows.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
DVI-D Splitters with Audio and HDCP
1x2
AVSP-DVI1X2
1x4
AVSP-DVI1X4
1x8
AVSP-DVI1X8
✦ All include (1) splitter and (1) set of rubber feet.
The 1 x 4 and 1 x 8 models also include
(2) rackmounting ears.
You may also need…
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) Cable, DVI-D Male,
Straight Hood/DVI-D Male, Straight Hood
6-ft. (1.8-m)
EVNDVI02-0006
10-ft. (3.0-m)
EVNDVI02-0010
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| Video Infrastructure
VGA Video Splitters
Send eye-catching presentations over 200 feet away
with these cascadable splitters.
• Simple-to-connect devices for broadcasting PC video on
two, four, or eight monitors up to 210 feet (64 m) away.
• The 2- and 4-channel splitters feature 350-MHz
bandwidth; the 8-channel model provides 300-MHz
bandwidth.
• Cascadable for additional monitor ports.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Great for splitting video to trade show
or retail displays, or for displaying video on
multiple monitors in classrooms, our VGA Video
Splitters offer quick setup and easy use.
Just connect the VGA cables and power up
your system, and you’re ready to start duplicating
VGA images for multiple monitors.
The splitters support 1920 x 1440 at
70 Hz resolution, and provide clear, sharp images
whether you’re using VGA, Super VGA (SVGA),
or multisync monitors.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
VGA
Native
Item
Code
VGA Video Splitters
2-Channel
AC1056A-2
4-Channel
AC1056A-4
8-Channel
AC1056A-8
✦ All include (1) splitter, (1) 5-ft. HD15 male/HD15
male VGA input cable and, depending on the
model ordered, (1), (3), or (7) 10-ft. HD15 male/
HD15 female VGA output cable(s).
2-/4-Port Audio/Video Splitters
Transmit video and audio signals from one PC to two or four VGA monitors.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
VGA
Native
Speaker
CE Approval — Yes
Top: AC650A-4 front view;
bottom: AC650A-4 rear view
Item
Audio/Video Splitters
2-Port
4-Port
4-Port XGA Video Splitter
Send one XGA or VGA signal to four monitors.
• All four channels support a standard distance
of 100 to 200 feet (30.4 to 60.9 m),
depending on the resolution.
• Or configure two of the channels to support
distances of up to 600 feet (182.8 m) without
a video booster.
• 250-MHz bandwidth supports resolutions
up to 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).
• Shielded enclosure protects against EMI/RFI
interference.
CABLE
Top left: AC1056A-4 rear view;
top right: AC1056A-2 rear view;
bottom: AC1056A-8 rear view
You can even cascade units to increase VGA
outputs and connect more monitors.
• Support monitor resolutions up to 2048 x
1536 at 60 Hz and pixel resolutions up to
400 MHz.
• Place monitors up to 213.2 feet (65 m) away.
• Compatible with a broad range of interfaces,
including VGA, SVGA, XGA, UXGA, QXGA,
and multisync.
• VESA DDC, DDC2, DDC2B support.
• Equipped with 3.5-mm audio jacks.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
CONNECTORS
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
Code
AC650A-2
AC650A-4
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Native
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
4-Port XGA Video Splitter
Code
AC090A
For more VGA splitters, see our
Legacy Solutions, pp. 66 – 67.
www.blackbox.eu
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Video Infrastructure | Video Switches
Buyer’s Guide | Switches
Standard
For product details, see the page listed.
Max.
Resolution
Description
DisplayPort Switches
2 x 1 and 4 x 1 units for switching multiple
DisplayPort
DisplayPort sources for display on one
DisplayPort screen.
1080p: HDTV;
1920 x 1200:
DVI-D
HDMI Switches
2 x 1 and 4 x 1 units for switching multiple
HDMI sources for display on one HDMI
screen.
1080p: HDTV;
1920 x 1200:
DVI-D
HDMI Switches with
Audio & Serial Control
Same switches as above but with 3.5-mm
audio support and a remote RS-232
management option.
1080p: HDTV;
1920 x 1200:
DVI-D
HDMI Matrix Switches
2 x 2, 2 x 4, 4 x 2, and 4 x 4 units for
switching multiple HDMI sources to multiple
HDMI screens.
1080p: HDTV;
1920 x 1200:
DVI-D
HDMI
DVI
VGA
Max. Distance Audio DDC
16.4 ft.
HDCP
Code
Component, page number
—
•
•
AVSW-DP2X1
2 x1 Switch, p. 49
•
•
•
AVSW-DP2X1A
•
•
•
AVSW-DP4X1A
—
•
•
AVSW-HDMI2X1
2 x1 HDMI Switch, p. 50
—
•
•
AVSW-HDMI4X1
4 x1 HDMI Switch, p. 50
•
•
•
AVSW-HDMI2X1A
2 x1 HDMI Switch with Audio
and Serial Control, p. 50
•
•
•
AVSW-HDMI4X1A
4 x 1 HDMI Switch with Audio
and Serial Control, p. 50
AVSW-HDMI2X2
2 x 2 HDMI Matrix Switch, p. 50
AVSW-HDMI2X4
2 x 4 HDMI Matrix Switch, p. 50
AVSW-HDMI4X2
4 x 2 HDMI Matrix Switch, p. 50
AVSW-HDMI4X4
4 x 4 HDMI Matrix Switch, p. 50
2 x1 Switch with Serial and 3.5-mm
Audio, p. 49
4 x1 Switch with Serial and 3.5-mm
Audio, p. 49
16.4 ft.
16.4 ft.
16.4 ft.
•
—
•
VSW-DVI3X1
3 x 1 DVI-D Switch, p. 51
VSW-DVI4X1
4 x 1 DVI-D Switch, p. 51
VSW-DVI8X1
8 x 1 DVI-D Switch, p. 51
DVI-D Switches
3 x 1, 4 x 1, and 8 x 1 units for switching
between multiple DVI-D sources.
1080p: HDTV;
1920 x 1200:
DVI-D
16.4 ft.
DVI-D Matrix Switch
with Audio & Serial Control
8 x 8 unit for switching multiple DVI/audio
sources to multiple screens and controlling via
an RS-232 console.
1080p: HDTV;
1920 x 1200:
DVI-D
16.4 ft.
•
—
—
AVSW-DVI8X8
2 x 4 DVI-D Matrix Switch with Audio
For switching multiple DVI/audio sources to
multiple screens.
1080p: HDTV;
1920 x 1200:
DVI-D
16.4 ft.
•
—
—
AC1124A
2 x 4 DVI-D Matrix Switch with
Audio, p. 51
4 x 2 DVI-D Matrix Switch
with Audio & Serial
For switching multiple DVI/audio sources to
multiple screens; RS-232 support.
1080p: HDTV;
1920 x 1200:
DVI-D
16.4 ft.
•
—
—
AC1125A
4 x 2 DVI-D Matrix Switch with Audio
and Serial Control, p. 51
DVI Switches with Audio and Serial
2- and 4-channel units for switching DVI/
audio sources to multiple screens via an
RS-232 serial connection.
1080p: HDTV;
1920 x 1200:
DVI-D
50 ft. (output);
65 ft. (input)
•
•
•
VGA Switches with Serial
and 3.5-mm Audio
4 x 1 and 8 x 1 units for switching VGA and
audio to a single screen with push button,
serial, and IR remote switching control.
1600 x 1200:
VGA
150 ft.
•
Compact VGA Switches
2 x 1 and 4 x 1 units for switching VGA
sources to a screen.
Compact VGA Switches with Audio
2 x 1 and 4 x 1 units for switching VGA and
audio sources to a screen.
VGA Matrix Switches
2 x 4 and 2 x 8 units for switching two VGA
sources to multiple screens.
ServSwitch Matrix Video Switch
4 x 4 unit for switching VGA sources to
multiple screens.
1600 x 1200:
VGA
1600 x 1200:
VGA
150 ft.
150 ft.
—
—
•
—
—
—
—
•
—
—
213 ft.
—
•
—
1600 x 1200:
VGA
150 ft.
(total cable)
—
•
—
VGA Matrix Switches + Serial
8 x 8 and 16 x 16 units for routing VGA to
multiple screens.
1080p: TV;
1900 x 1200:
VGA
150 ft.
—
—
—
VGA Matrix Switches (VGA) with Audio +
IP and Serial Control
8 x 8 and 16 x 16 units for routing VGA and
audio to multiple screens, plus IP control.
1080p: TV;
1900 x 1200:
VGA
150 ft.
VGA Matrix Switches (RJ-45)
with Audio + Serial Control
8 x 8 and 16 x 16 units for VGA video/audio
switching on RJ-45 ports with built-in
extender transmitters.
1080p: TV;
1900 x 1200:
VGA
Depends on
receiver(s)
used on RJ-45
runs.
•
—
—
AC1032A-2A
2-Channel DVI Switch, p. 51
AC1032A-4A
4-Channel DVI Switch, p. 51
AVSW-VGA4X1A
4 x 1 Switch, p. 52
AVSW-VGA8X1A
8 x 1 Switch, p. 52
AC505A
2 x 1 Switch, p. 52
AC506A
4 x 1 Switch, p. 52
—
1920 x 1440:
VGA
•
DVI-D Matrix Switch with Audio
and Serial Control, p. 51
AC505A-2A-R2
2 x 1 Switch with Audio, p. 52
AC506A-4A
4 x 1 Switch with Audio, p. 52
AC508A
2 x 4 Video Matrix Switch, p. 53
AC509A
2 x 8 Video Matrix Switch, p. 53
ACL0404A
ServSwitch Matrix Video Switch,
p. 53
AC1120A
8 x 8 Switch with Serial, p. 54
AC1122A
16 x 16 Switch with Serial, p. 54
AC1121A
8 x 8 Switch with Audio + IP and
Serial Control, p. 54
AC1123A
16 x 16 Switch with Audio + IP and
Serial Control, p. 54
—
AC1120A-RJ45
8 x 8 Switch with Audio + Serial
Control (RJ-45 Outputs), p. 54
AC1122A-RJ45
16 x 16 Switch with Audio + Serial
Control (RJ-45 Outputs), p. 54
—
For other video switches, see page 67 and page 69. For keyboard, video and mouse type of switches, see blackbox.eu.
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DisplayPort Switches
Switch two or four DisplayPort sources
to a single DisplayPort display.
| Video Infrastructure
CONNECTORS
CABLE
FEATURES
DisplayPort
Native
Speaker
SWITCHING
Push Button
Serial
IR Remote
AVSW-DP4X1A
Switch
on newer
DisplayPort
computers!
AVSW-DP2X1A
DisplayPort Switch with Serial and 3.5-mm Audio, 4 x 1
(AVSW-DP4X1A)
RS-232
Console
Audio
Cable
Serial Cable
DisplayPort Cable
Audio
Cable
DisplayPort
Compatible
Display
PC
Audio Cable
• Switch between two or four
DisplayPort sources for output on a
high-resolution DisplayPort display.
• Support HD resolutions up to 1080p.
• Plug and play. No software required
for operation.
• All support both audio and video
simultaneously on the DisplayPort
connectors.
• Models with audio and serial feature
separate 3.5-mm audio ports plus an
RS-232 port for serial control.
• HDCP compliant for protected content.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
NOTE: HDCP content displays on the selected
source only; rebooting may be necessary when
switching between HDCP content sources.
DisplayPort
Cable
DisplayPort
Cable
Switch between video from DisplayPort
equipped electronics devices for reliable output
on a DisplayPort compatible display. The switches
eliminate the need to manually switch DisplayPort
cables between sources.
All models can be controlled using a push
button.
The DisplayPort Switches with Serial and
3.5-mm Audio also support RS-232 switching
control, as well as control with an IR remote
controller. With the separate audio channel, you
can transmit analog audio to external speakers
in a digital signage or other multimedia
distribution application.
On all three models, LEDs indicate which
AV equipment source is being displayed.
Ideal for conference rooms and classrooms,
the switches feature latching connectors for
more secure inputs and outputs — great for
areas prone to accidental unplugging of AV
equipment.
For DVI Cables and Adapter Cables
for HDMI, DVI, and VGA, see p. 70.
www.blackbox.eu
PC
TECH SPECS
Resolution (Maximum) — Full HD (1920 x 1080)
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Connectors — Video inputs: (2) or (4) DisplayPort 1.1 F;
Video outputs: (1) DisplayPort 1.1 F;
AVSW-DP2X1A and AVSW-DP4X1A also have:
Audio inputs: (2) or (4) 3.5-mm audio jacks;
Audio output: (1) 3.5-mm audio jack;
Serial control: (1) 1.7-mm jack
Power — External: Input: 100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz;
Output: AVSW-DP2X1, AVSW-DP2X1A:
12 VDC, 1.5 A (max.);
AVSW-DP4X1A: 9 VDC, 1.5 A (max.)
Size — AVSW-DP2X1: 0.8"H x 6.2"W x 2.6"D
(2 x 15.7 x 6.6 cm);
AVSW-DP2X1A, AVSW-DP4X1A:
1.4"H x 8.7"W x 3.9"D (3.6 x 22.1 x 10 cm)
Weight — AVSW-DP2X1: 0.7 lb. (0.3 kg);
AVSW-DP2X1A: 1.4 lb. (0.6 kg);
AVSW-DP4X1A: 1.6 lb. (0.7 kg)
Item
Code
DisplayPort Switch
2x1
AVSW-DP2X1
DisplayPort Switch with Serial and 3.5-mm Audio
2x1
AVSW-DP2X1A
4x1
AVSW-DP4X1A
✦ Both include (1) IR remote and (1) serial cable.
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HDMI Switches • HDMI Switches
with Audio and Serial Control
For switching between multiple sources
for display on a common HDMI screen.
•
•
•
•
Support HD resolutions up to 1080p and PC resolutions up to WUXGA.
Plug and play. No software required for operation.
DDC2B compatible for connections to newer digital displays.
HDCP 1.1 compliant for protected content.
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
CONNECTORS
HDMI
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
Speaker
Native
Audio
SWITCHING
Serial
Push Button
IR Remote
Serial Cable
4 x 1 HDMI Switch with
3.5-mm Audio and Serial Control
(AVSW-HDMI4X1A)
PC for
Serial
Switching
Control
HDMI Cable
HDMI
Cable
Audio
Cable
Audio Cable
AVSW-HDMI2X1
PC Source
PC Source
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Ideal for meeting rooms, these switches
eliminate having to manually switch various HDMI
cables between sources for showing video on a
single HDMI screen.
On the standard models, you switch using
a single top-panel push button. LEDs indicate
which source is being displayed.
The switches with audio and serial
connectors, however, can be controlled from
front-panel push buttons, an IR remote, or an
RS-232 console. They support serial control
as well as unidirectional audio on two or
four 3.5-mm jacks (amplified audio input
recommended).
HDMI Matrix Switches
Matrix switching for HDMI sources and devices.
• Switch multiple digital sources to multiple
digital displays in any combination.
• Control from the front panel, with the included
IR remote, or from an RS-232 connection.
• Support resolutions up to 1080p.
• HDCP compliant for protected content.
• Signal boosters on the ports amplify
HDMI signals up to 60 feet (18.2 m).
• Support the latest HDMI audio formats,
including Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD.
•
CONNECTORS
CABLE
HDMI
Native
SWITCHING
Push Button
IR Remote
3D
capable!
AVSW-HDMI4X4
✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
Featuring a maximum bandwidth of 6.75 Gbps,
these HDMI Matrix Switches support sharp, highly
defined video in HD resolutions of up to 1080p.
Any input can be routed to any output, or the
same input can be routed to all outputs or any
combination, eliminating the need to manually
move cables to display HDMI video from different
sources on different screens.
Ideal for corporate theaters, meeting rooms,
classrooms, and broadcasting studios, the HDMI
Matrix Switches carry the high-speed digital video
signaling of TMDS formats for 12-bit Deep Color.
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Item
Code
HDMI Switches
2x1
AVSW-HDMI2X1
4x1
AVSW-HDMI4X1
HDMI Switches with 3.5-mm Audio and Serial Control
2x1
AVSW-HDMI2X1A
4x1
AVSW-HDMI4X1A
✦ 4 x 1 model also includes a rackmount kit.
Switch using front-panel buttons, the included
IR remote controller, or an RS-232 connection
linked to a Crestron, AMX, or any other
computerized control system.
What’s more, the HDMI Matrix Switches have
an IR signal extension port (and include an IR
extender receiver), which enables you to use the IR
remote controller to switch ports on the unit from
another room, up to 984 feet (300 m) away.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
HDMI Matrix Switches
2x2
AVSW-HDMI2X2
2x4
AVSW-HDMI2X4
4x2
AVSW-HDMI4X2
4x4
AVSW-HDMI4X4
✦ All include (1) switch, (1) IR remote controller,
and (1) RS-232 cable.
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DVI Switches
Switch DVI video from multiple sources to a single DVI screen.
VSW-DVI3X1
NOTE: Support digital video only.
• Switch on the front panel or from the included
IR remote
• Route video from three, four, or eight sources.
• HDCP compliant.
• Tested to guarantee resolution up to 1080p
without signal degradation.
• Amplifies video more than 60 feet (18.2 m).
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
DVI Matrix Switches with Audio & with Audio and Serial Control
High-resolution matrix switching for demanding DVI applications.
• Easily route video signals from two or four
DVI sources to four or two DVI display
devices (LCDs, projectors, etc.) and
speakers.
• Switch using the front-panel buttons or
with the included remote control unit.
The AC1125A also offers RS-232 control.
• Auto Scan with user-selectable scan intervals.
• Switch both video and audio directly, and
turn both video and audio on or off at each
individual port.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
CONNECTORS
CABLE
SWITCHING
DVI-D
Native
Push Button IR Remote
Serial
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
DVI Switches
3x1
VSW-DVI3X1
4x1
VSW-DVI4X1
8x1
VSW-DVI8X1
✦ Include (1) switch and (1) IR remote controller.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
FEATURES
DVI-I
Native
Speaker
SWITCHING
IR Remote Push Button
Serial
What’s included:
•
•
•
•
•
AC1124A
DVI Matrix Switch
Remote control unit
Mounting plate and hardware
Set of rubber footpads
Serial RS-232 cable (AC1125A only)
Item
Code
2 x 4 DVI Matrix Switch with Audio
AC1124A
4 x 2 DVI Matrix Switch with Audio and
AC1125A
Serial Control
NOTE: Support digital video only.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
DVI Matrix Switch with Audio
Easy matrix DVI switching
for busy AV applications.
• Route video from eight DVI sources
to eight DVI displays with audio.
• Switch on front panel, from the
included IR remote, or via RS-232
control input using CLI strings.
• Resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.
• Input distances of up to 70 feet (21.3 m).
• Saves EDID data from displays.
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CONNECTORS
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
DVI-D
Native
Speaker
Audio
SWITCHING
Push Button IR Remote
Serial
NOTE: Supports digital video only.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
DVI Matrix Switch, 8 x 8, with Audio
AVSW-DVI8X8
✦ Includes (1) switch, (1) IR remote controller,
(1) RS-232 cable, and (1) software CD.
AVSW-DVI8X8
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
DVI Switches with Audio and Serial Control
Route multiple DVI video and audio inputs to a single display.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
FEATURES
DVI-I
Native
Speaker
Audio
SWITCHING
Push Button
Serial
Audio Cable
Audio Cables
4-Channel
DVI Switch
(AC1032A-4A)
AC1032A-4A
• Switch from multiple DVI devices to a
common DVI display using an RS-232 console.
• Resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 on PCs
and 1080p on HDTVs.
• Support input cabling up to 65 feet (19.8 m)
and drive DVI signals up to 50 feet (15.2 m).
• Skip unused inputs automatically.
• For more information, see blackbox.eu.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
PCs
DVI Video Cables
DVI Video Cable
Plasma Display w/Audio
NOTE: Support digital video only.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
www.blackbox.eu
Item
Code
DVI Switches with Audio and Serial Control
2-Channel
AC1032A-2A
4-Channel
AC1032A-4A
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VGA Switches with Serial and 3.5-mm Audio
Switch between four or eight VGA sources for
output on a single HD display or projector.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
FEATURES
VGA
Native
Speaker
SWITCHING
Push Button
Serial
IR Remote
What’s included:
• VGA Switch with Serial and Audio
• (1) power supply
• (4) rubber feet
• (1) serial DB9 to 1.7-mm barrel adapter
• (2) rackmount ears with screws
• User manual
AVSW-VGA4X1A
• Route video plus audio from multiple
sources to a single display.
• Provide high-resolution output, up
to 1920 x 1200 and 1920 x 1440 VGA
resolutions, as well as Full HD 1080p
(1920 x 1080).
• Support serial switching control
function plus IR control.
• LEDs show your selected VGA
input source.
• Rackmountable. Hardware included.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Use these low-priced, highly reliable VGA
Switches with Serial and Audio anywhere you
need to route both video and audio from four
PCs or other VGA sources to a common display,
and enjoy high resolutions on the screen.
They’re ideal for classrooms, control centers,
and digital signage applications, as well as for use
at meetings and seminars where you need to
switch between multiple sources for output on a
VGA monitor or through a VGA projector.
The switches work with an array of VGA,
SVGA, and multisync monitors.
Compact VGA Switches
Switch between VGA sources from a central location.
• Control manually by pushing a button
or via an RS-232 control device
(serial cable is included).
• Enable video cable distances up to
150 feet (45.7 m) and crisp 1600 x 1200
resolution—buffered output protects
the signal integrity.
• All except the AC505A can be set
up to cycle between video sources
automatically.
• You can also blank and unblank an
output via a serial port command.
• Fit into tight spaces and withstand
heavy use.
• Audio versions feature 3.5-mm stereo
jacks and an RFI shielded steel
enclosure.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
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In addition, the switches are easy to set
up and use with front-panel push button
switching control or control from an RS-232
workstation. Because they support IR remote
passthrough, you can also control switching in
the vicinity of the VGA screens with a remote
controller.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
VGA Switches with Serial and 3.5-mm Audio
4x1
AVSW-VGA4X1A
8x1
AVSW-VGA8X1A
CONNECTORS
CABLE
FEATURES
VGA
Native
Speaker
SWITCHING
Push Button
Serial
AC505A-2A-R2
Compact VGA Switches go much farther than
ordinary video switches in both the distance and
resolution they support.
These solid-state, electronic switches not only
use boosters to drive VGA video signals up to
150 feet (45.7 m), they also offer a crisp
resolution of up to 1600 x 1200.
Use the switches, for instance, in a conference
room where two or four laptop users can take
turns projecting their screen images onto a single
big-screen VGA monitor.
They’re also useful anywhere you need to
use fewer monitors for displaying video sources.
Control switching via an attached RS-232
device (serial control cable is included). You
can also blank output from one source or
switch manually.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
Compact VGA Switches
2x1
AC505A
2 x 1 with Audio
AC505A-2A-R2
4x1
AC506A
4 x 1 with Audio
AC506A-4A
✦ All switches include (1) serial cable. The AC505A
also includes (1) push button cable.
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Video Matrix Switches
Show video from two separate sources on multiple displays.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Native
SWITCHING
Push Button
VGA Video Cables
LCD Monitor
PC “B”
CRT Monitor
2 x 4 Channel Video
Matrix Switch (AC508A)
Plasma
Display
AC508A
PC “A”
• Share four or eight video display
devices between two computers.
• Front-panel buttons enable you to
receive the image from either PC.
• Cascadable for even more flexibility
in expanded setups.
• Built-in video signal enhancement
for placing monitors up to 213.2 feet
(65 m) away.
• Work with VGA, SVGA, XGA,
and multisync display devices.
• Comply with VESA DDC, DDC2,
and DDC2B standards (for video
out Ports 1 and 2).
• Ideal for multimedia control rooms
or stations, test bench facilities,
classrooms, or distributing media
from the data center.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
VGA Video Cables
These Video Matrix Switches combine video
sharing and video splitter capabilities in one
compact device.
With one of these switches, you can share
up to eight video display devices between two
computers. Intelligent functionality enables you
to use a range of devices, from CRT and LCD
monitors to video projectors.
The switches support 1920 x 1440 resolution
and provide 250-MHz bandwidth for clarity and
integrity when connecting multiple sources to
multiple screens.
What’s more, a built-in signal booster
amplifies and extends video signals more than
200 feet — making the switches great for remote
display applications where you want to distribute
images from a central secure room to public or
non-secure areas.
ServSwitch Brand Matrix Video Switch
Mix and match video displays from four PCs.
• Send video from up to four PCs to
up to four video monitors in any
combination.
• Show something different on each
screen or the same video on each
screen.
• All inputs are terminated and all
outputs are buffered.
• Supports cabling up to 150 feet
(45.7 m)—all outputs are buffered
using special video amplifiers.
• Compatible with SVGA (RGBHV),
RGBS, or RGsB with resolutions
up to 1600 x 1200 pixels.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
Share and switch between four video sources
for output to multiple monitors or displays with
this high-bandwidth, keypador PC-controllable VGA/SVGA switch.
The ServSwitch™ Brand Matrix Video Switch is
just what you need to set up a presentation for
your trade show booth and provide real-time
information updates on multiple screens.
The buffered outputs feature special video
amplifiers for clear video at resolutions up to
1600 x 1200.
No special cables are required for source and
screen connections. The switch uses ordinary
VGA cable for all inputs and outputs.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
www.blackbox.eu
Video Projector
Lightweight and easy to set up, they can
be used by demonstrators at trade shows or
conferences to disseminate graphically rich
content on multiple screens viewed by visitors.
To cascade switches for an expanded setup,
simply run a video cable from the “Video Out”
port of one switch to the “Video In” port of
the second switch.
Even better, their heavy-duty cases can
withstand the rigors of temporary installations
requiring quick setups and teardowns.
CE Approval — Yes
Item
Video Matrix Switches
2x4
2x8
Code
AC508A
AC509A
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Native
SWITCHING
Keypad
Serial
Top: front view; bottom: rear view
Item
Code
ServSwitch ™ Brand Matrix Video Switch
4x4
ACL0404A
✦ Includes (1) power supply and (1) keypad.
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VGA Matrix Switches
These programmable switches make it easy to route
VGA and 1080p HD video to multiple screens!
CONNECTORS
VGA
RJ-45
CABLE
Native
PERIPHERALS
CAT5,5e,6
Speaker
SWITCHING
OSD
Push Button
Serial
IP
Versions for
switching via
an IP link!
AC1121A
Mini CAT5 VGA Extender
(AC504A) Transmitter, p. 38
• Ideal for digital signage systems where
you want to switch source inputs for
output on various screens.
• For cross-point switching of PC or HD
(VGA or YPbPr) video signals.
• Order with 16 or 32 ports (8 input/
8 output or 16 input/16 output).
• Program to switch at specific times.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
VGA
Cable
16 x 16 Matrix Switch with
VGA Outputs and IP and
Serial Control (AC1123A)
Audio Cable
VGA Cable
Audio Cable
easy recall later. You can also program them to
a digital signage, multimedia distribution, or
switch automatically between preset patterns at
command and control application. Or use them
certain times of the day.
To also switch remotely over an IP link, order
They’re compatible with PC video from
the AC1121A or AC1123A. Both support matrix
640 x 480 to 1920 x 1600, plus analog SD
switching via their 10/100 port using Telnet™ or
or HDTV Component video (YPbPr) from
Virtual Serial Port Driver.
480i to 1080p.
All models with VGA output can be used with
The switches provide 8 or 16 outputs, each
our Mini CAT5 Extenders (page 38) to extend
capable of independently displaying any of
VGA to distant displays. However, the RJ-45
8 or 16 inputs in any combination. Plus, the
models have the transmitters built in.
outputs can be blanked out or muted. For audio
TECH SPECS
Control the matrix manually using front-panel
buttons or electronically through one or two serial
ports. Through these independent RS-232
interfaces (a screw terminal and an RJ-45 port),
you can switch the system remotely.
All models enable you to see switch ties either
from the input or output side by looking at the
front panel. Intuitive keypads enable you to check
channel status and configure new ties at the push
of a button.
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Laptop
Remote
Projector
Item
Code
VGA Matrix Switches
VGA Outputs + Serial Control
8x8
AC1120A
16 x 16
AC1122A
VGA Outputs with Audio + IP and Serial Control
8x8
AC1121A
16 x 16
AC1123A
RJ-45 Outputs with Audio + Serial Control
8x8
AC1120A-RJ45
16 x 16
AC1122A-RJ45
To connect a remote screen via the output
on an AC1120A–AC1123A switch, order a transmitter–
receiver kit…
Mini CAT5 VGA Extender Kit (For details as well as
2- and 4-channel transmitter versions, see p. 38.)
support, order the AC1121A, AC1123A,
AC1120A-RJ45, or AC1122A-RJ45.
Audio Cable
VGA Cable
CPU
an easy way to set up cross-point switching in
to broadcast from an input to multiple outputs.
CATx Cable
VGA
Cable
Store up to 8 or 16 preset routing patterns for
These high-end matrix switches give you
Mini CAT5 VGA Extender
(AC504A) Receiver, p. 38
Resolutions Supported (Maximum) — 1900 x 1200
at 60 Hz (PC), 1080p (HD)
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Connectors — Video input: (8) or (16) HD15 F (VGA);
Video output: AC1120A–AC1123A:
(8) or (16) HD15 F (VGA);
AC1120A-RJ45, AC1122A-RJ45: (8) or (16) RJ-45
with built-in VGA extender transmitters;
Audio: AC1121A, AC1123A, AC1120A-RJ45,
AC1122A-RJ45 only: Input: (8) or (16) 3.5-mm jacks;
Output: (8) or (16) screw terminals;
Serial (RS-232) control: (1) 3-screw terminal with
detachable mating connector, (1) RJ-45 (auxiliary);
IP control: AC1121A, AC1123A only: (1) RJ-45
(10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Power — 100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz, autosensing
Size — 3.5"H (2U) x 19"W x 12.8"D (8.9 x 48.3 x 7.2 cm)
Weight — 9.4 lb. (4.3 kg)
AC504A
To connect the output on the AC1120A-RJ45 and
AC1122A-RJ45 to a remote screen, order:
Mini CAT5 VGA Extender Receiver
(For details, see p. 38.)
AC602A
…or order the single-gang wallplate version that
mounts in a junction box…
Mini CAT5 VGA Extender Receiver Wallplate
(For details, see p. 38.)
AC504A-WP-R
FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE,
and a 20% savings, order…
VGA Video Cable with Ferrite Core, PVC, HD15,
Male/Male (For other lengths and genders, see p. 72.)
50-ft. (15.2-m)
EVNPS06-0050-MM
100-ft. (30.4-m)
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Case Study:
Medical Center
Project: Integrated operating room (OR) video system
Major challenge: Completely customized design
Major benefit: Savings of $40,000 per OR;
easy touchscreen operation
A medical center in suburban Pittsburgh embarked on a
two-year, $17.5-million construction project to add eight modern
operating room (OR) suites. The ORs feature a state-of-the-art
integrated OR video system, which greatly enhances the surgical
teams’ capabilities, especially in the areas of laparoscopic,
vascular, and cardiothoracic surgery. The video system was
a custom collaboration between the team leader of clinical
engineering at the medical center and Black Box.
”I looked at turnkey solutions, but they were costprohibitive — in the range of $50,000–$100,000 per OR,”
he explained. ”To design a system myself, I knew I needed
a technology partner, so I called Black Box.”
Then the lead engineer turned to the problem of how to make
the system intuitive and fast, as surgeons would call out what
display they wanted and the nurses had to respond immediately.
The solution was custom software for a simple touchscreen
operation. To switch between monitors and equipment, all the
nurse has to do is touch the screen.
To solve the problem of getting the tangle of cables off the
OR floor, Black Box bundled CATx cables and shipped them
to the medical boom arm manufacturer for pre-installation.
The clinical engineering team leader at the medical center
estimates that the Black Box system saved him $40,000 per OR.
”I looked at other systems,” he explained. ”I knew Black Box had
video equipment and together we could figure out how to do this
more cost effectively. And we did.”
A Black Box team met with the medical center’s engineering
team to discuss the system. The medical center wanted a
technologically unified system that integrated advanced surgical
and medical equipment with a streamlined, high-resolution
digital video system. They also wanted a fast, easy-to-use system
and a way to get the cables off the OR floor.
Armed with this list, the Black Box team went to work. The
lead Black Box engineer designed a solution based on a DVI
Matrix Switch (page 51) and ServSwitch™ Wizard SRX DVI-D
Plus USB Extender units (see blackbox.eu). To ensure
compatibility and workability in the OR, the lead engineer
performed extensive testing in a simulated environment.
“Black Box has been a joy to work with. They have quality products and they know them
inside and out. And their tech support team is there when you need them. Black Box was
truly my partner in this project. I couldn’t have done it without their technical expertise,
their custom design, and their commitment.”
Team Leader, Clinical Engineering, Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
www.blackbox.eu
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Buyer’s Guide | Scalers & Converters
For product details and supported resolutions, see the page listed below.
Solution/Description
Input Connector(s)
Output Connector(s)
Switchable
Code
Page
Multi-Format AV to HDMI Switching HD Scaler
Analog-to-digital converter, scaler, and switch with
HDMI output supporting resolutions up to 1920 x
1200 (WUXGA) and HDTV up to 1080p.
(1) HDMI with audio, (1) VGA with
audio, (1) Component with audio,
(1) Composite with audio, (1) S-Video
with audio, (1) optional audio
(1) HDMI;
audio jacks
•
AVSWSC-MULTIHDMI
p. 57
Multi-Format HD Video Scaler
Digital/analog scaler that accepts PC RGB (up to
UXGA), Component (480i up to 1080p), and DVI (up
to WUXGA), scaling them to DVI and analog outputs.
(1) DVI-I,
(1) VGA,
(1) Component
(1) DVI-I,
(1) VGA F
•
AC139A
p. 57
Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler
Upconverts from analog video, enables specification
as either Component or PC video (up to 1080i or
SXGA resolutions); audio version also available.
(1) Component, (1) Composite,
(1) S-Video, (1) VGA, plus audio jacks
on AC138A version
(1) HD15 with (1) VGA cable
and (1) HD15/(3) RCA cable
(YPbPr); plus audio jacks on
AC138A version
•
VGA to HDMI Converter Scaler with Local VGA
Scales VGA or Component video input for output to
an 1080p HDTV or WUXGA screen.
(1) VGA with adapter cable for
Component plus 3.5-mm jack and
TOSLINK optical fiber port for audio
(1) HDMI, (1) VGA
(local output); plus
3.5-mm jack and TOSLINK
optical fiber port for audio
—
AVSC-VGA-HDMI
p. 58
VGA/HDTV Video Scaler Plus
VGA/HDTV to VGA/HDTV scan rate converter that
outputs a specified resolution and refresh rate
regardless of the input.
(1) VGA
(1) VGA; (1) VGA (local loop
out with mirroring capabilities)
—
AC345A-R2
p. 58
Multi-Input Video Scaler
VGA video scaler/multiple-input switch that scales
input video for display on VGA, XGA, or RGBS
devices; 4/3 output up to 1600 x 1200 (UXGA); 16/9
up to 1366 x 768 (WXGA).
(2) Composite, (1) S-Video,
(1) Component, (1) VGA, (1) DVI-I,
(3) MCO audio
(1) RGB on (1) HD15 and DVI-I,
(1) DVI; (1) MCO audio
•
AC216A-R2
p. 59
Multi-Format Video Scan Converter
Converts PC or HDTV video to interlaced Component,
Composite, or S-Video (NTSC/PAL); supports
resolutions up to UXGA (PC) and 1080i (HDTV).
(1) VGA,
(1) Component (YPbPr or YCbCr)
(1) Composite, (1) S-Video,
(1) Component (YCbCr),
(1) VGA (passthrough),
(1) Component (YPbPr/YCbCr
passthrough)
—
VSC-VGA-TV
p. 59
PC to Video Converter
Converts VGA for display on an NTSC TV.
(1) VGA
(1) Composite, (1) S-Video,
(1) VGA
—
AC336A
p. 60
VGA to Video Ultimate Pro
Converts VGA to Composite, S-Video, or Component
video signals.
(1) VGA
(1) SCART (RGB), (1) S-Video,
(1) S-Video, (1) Composite,
(1) Component
—
AC340A
p. 60
Video to VGA Portable
Converts video from Component, S-Video, or
Composite source for VGA display.
(1) Component, (1) Composite,
(1) S-Video, (1) VGA (passthrough),
plus audio jacks
(1) VGA with audio
—
AC328A-R4
p. 60
VGA to RGB Converter
Converts VGA to RGB sync-on-green.
(1) VGA
(1) RGB sync-on-green
—
AC312A
p. 61
3G-SDI/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter
Converts SDI for output on an HDMI display.
(1) SDI
(1) HDMI, (1) SDI
(passthrough)
—
VSC-SDI-HDMI
p. 62
VGA/DVI to DVI-D Converter
Converts and scales VGA video and DVI-D video for
single-link DVI-D output.
(1) DVI-I (with VGA adapter cable)
(1) DVI-D
—
ACS411A-R2
p. 62
VGA/DVI/Video/EGA/CGA to DVI-D Converter
Converts and scales EGA/CGA, VGA, Component,
S-Video, Composite, and DVI-I video for single-link
DVI-D output.
(1) DVI-I (with VGA, Component
YPbPr and S-Video adapter cables),
(1) EGA/CGA (DB9)
(1) DVI-D
—
ACS412A
p. 62
VGA/DVI/RGB to DVI-D Converter
Converts and scales VGA, RGBHV, and DVI-I video for
single-link DVI-D output..
(1) DVI-I (with VGA adapter cable);
(1) Component RGBHV on (5) BNC
(1) DVI-D
—
ACS414A
p. 62
VGA/DVI/Video/SDI to DVI-D Converter
Converts and scales SDI, VGA, Component (YPbPr),
S-Video, Composite, and DVI-I video for single-link
DVI-D output.
(1) DVI-I (with VGA adapter cable),
(1) Component, (1) S-Video, (1) SDI,
(1) or (4) Composite
(1) DVI-D
—
ACS413A
p. 62
AC136A-R2
p. 58
AC138A
What do you need: a converter or a scaler?
If you’re not sure, give our FREE Tech Support a call.
Video converters, at their most basic, convert and reformat signals
from one video interface for another type of video interface.
A scaler with scan conversion technology, however, samples the input
signal at full resolution and converts the image into a signal suitable for
display on a TV or an HDTV. Resolution matches the native resolution
of the connected display.
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Usually, the scaling involves “upconverting” the signal so the resolution
is accurately framed for a newer display type. The actual scaling is a
process where the number of display pixels is mapped and adjusted to
accurately match the display’s resolution. Deinterlacing technology with
advanced motion compensation intelligently scales the source signal to
the desired resolution with virtually no artifacts or distortion.
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Multi-Format AV to HDMI
Switching HD Scaler
Convert and scale multiple types of video
and audio for digital HDMI output.
CONNECTORS
HDMI
VGA
Composite Component S-Video
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
Native
Speaker
CONTROL
Push Button IR Remote
Serial
Video formats supported
Input:
• Functions as an analog-to-digital
video converter, scaler, and switch.
• Five input types: VGA, Composite,
Component, S-Video, and HDMI.
• HDMI output supports PC resolutions
up to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and
HDTV resolutions up to 1080p.
• Switch scaled digital output
to any input.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
This device eliminates the need to buy several
devices to convert, scale, and switch inputs when
routing analog signals to a digital display.
Ideal for digital signage, AV distribution, and
corporate theater applications, it scales analog
PC, Component, Composite, and S-Video input
for digital display at a number of different
resolutions on newer HDMI screens.
Advanced scaling gives you clear output.
You can also reformat HDMI input for output
on an HDMI screen at another resolution.
HDMI/DVI: 480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p @ 60/50 Hz,
1080i @ 60/50 Hz, 1080p @ 60/50 Hz, VGA @
60/72/75/85 Hz, SVGA @ 56/60/72/75/85 Hz,
XGA @ 60/70/75/85 Hz, SXGA @ 60/75/85 Hz,
UXGA @ 60 Hz, WXGA @ 60 Hz (1280 x 800),
WSXGA @ 60 Hz (1680 x 1050), WUXGA @ 60 Hz
(1920 x 1200), WXGA+ @ 60 Hz (1440 x 900),
SXGA+ @ 60 Hz (1400 x 1050), WSXGA @ 60 Hz
(1680 x 1050), WUXGA @ 60 Hz (1920 x 1200);
VGA (PC): All the above except 480i/576i, 480p/576p;
Component (YPbPr): 480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p @
60/50 Hz, 1080i @ 60/50 Hz, 1080p @ 60/50 Hz
Output:
HDMI/DVI: 480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p @ 60/50 Hz,
1080i @ 60/50 Hz, 1080p @ 60/50 Hz, VGA @
60 Hz, SVGA @ 60 Hz, XGA @ 60 Hz, SXGA @
60 Hz, UXGA @ 60 Hz, WXGA @ 60 Hz (1280 x
800), WXGA+ @ 60 Hz (1440 x 900), SXGA+ @
60 Hz (1400 x 1050), WSXGA @ 60 Hz (1680 x
1050), WUXGA @ 60 Hz (1920 x 1200)
The scaler also converts digital and analog
audio into digital format, supports EDID for
optimized video card/monitor communications,
and features adaptive 3D comb filter, digital
noise reduction, and video deinterlacing.
Item
Code
Multi-Format AV to HDMI Switching HD Scaler
AVSWSC-MULTI-HDMI
✦ Includes (1) scaler, (1) power supply, (1) Composite
video/audio cable, (1) Component (YPbPr) cable,
(1) IR remote controller, and (1) user manual.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Multi-Format HD Video Scaler
Need to convert different formats for display?
Save money and time by using just one scaler.
DVI-I
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Native
Component
CONTROL
Push Button
IR Remote
Serial
Multi-Format HD Video
Scaler (AC139A)
LCD/Plasma
Display
PC
DVR
• A powerful, high-definition digital (DVI/HDMI)
and analog (PC VGA/YPbPr) scaler that does
the job of multiple products, making your job
a lot easier.
• Produces professional-grade, superior video
output for a perfect image on an LCD or
other digital signage display.
• Accepts PC RGB (up to UXGA), HD
Component (480i up to 1080p), and DVI
(up to WUXGA) and scales them to DVI and
analog outputs at the resolutions you specify.
• HDCP (HDMI) compliant DVI input and
output.
• Output resolution selectable from 480i to
1080p (HDTV) and VGA to WUXGA (PC).
• Provides sharp, flicker-free output.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
Video formats supported
Input:
DVI/HDMI: 480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p @ 60/50 Hz,
1080i @ 60/50 Hz, 1080p @ 60/50 Hz, VGA @
60/72/75/85 Hz, SVGA @ 56/60/72/75/85 Hz,
XGA @ 60/70/75/85 Hz, SXGA @ 60/75/85 Hz,
UXGA @ 60 Hz, WXGA @ 60 Hz (1280 x 800),
WSXGA @ 60 Hz (1680 x 1050), WUXGA @ 60 Hz
(1920 x 1200);
VGA (PC): All the above except 480i/576i, 480p/ 576p,
1080i;
YPbPr: 480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p @ 60/50 Hz,
1080i @ 60/50 Hz, 1080p @ 60/50 Hz
Output:
DVI/HDMI: 480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p @ 60/50 Hz,
1080i @ 60/50 Hz, 1080p @ 60/50 Hz, VGA @
60 Hz, SVGA @ 60 Hz, XGA @ 60 Hz, SXGA @
60 Hz, UXGA @ 60 Hz, WXGA @ 60 Hz (1280 x
800), XGA @ 60 Hz (1680 x 1050), WUXGA @
60 Hz (1920 x 1200);
HD15: All the above except for WSXGA, WUXGA
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Front-panel, IR-remote, and RS-232 controllable,
the scaler features adjustable brightness, contrast,
and RGB levels so you get professional-grade,
superior video output on LCDs or other HD
displays.
NOTE: For HDMI connections, you’ll need an adapter.
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Product specifications, as well
as more converters and scalers.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
Multi-Format HD Video Scaler
AC139A
✦ Includes (1) scaler, (1) IR remote controller,
(1) power cord, and (1) user manual.
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Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scalers
with or without Audio
Professional multiformat switchers and
scalers for HDTV outputs up to 1080i.
CONNECTORS
VGA
Component Composite S-Video
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
Native
Speakers
SWITCHING
IR Remote Push Button
Serial
Control
System
LCD
Video to PC/HDTV
Switching Scaler
(AC138A)
Optional CAT5
UTP Extension
DVD Player
CAT5 Cable
Wallplate
PC
Camera
AC138A: top: front view;
bottom: rear view
• Upconvert from various analog inputs
for high-resolution PC or HDTV output.
• Switch scaled output to any input.
• Fine-tune sharpness and color, apply a
3D comb filter to stop jitter, and more.
• For clean display, features time-based
correction and digital noise reduction.
• Switch using front-panel buttons, the
included IR remote controller, or via
an RS-232 connection.
•
Cable or HDTV Receiver
This scaler upconverts various analog video
inputs for an HD display and enables you to
switch between four video sources.
Specify output and resolution as either
Component or PC video (with scaled output
for 480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i HDTV or
VGA/SVGA/XGA/SXGA resolutions).
It supports Composite video (NTSC/PAL),
S-Video (NTSC/PAL), Component video (SD/HD),
and PC video inputs. For output, just specify the
scaling and resolution as either RGBHV PC (up to
SXGA) or YPbPr HDTV video (up to 1080i).
✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
VGA to HDMI Converter Scaler with Local VGA
Scale VGA or Component input for HD 1080p or WUXGA output.
• Scales VGA or Component video for
digital HDMI output to an HD screen at
1080p resolutions.
• Local VGA loop-through port for outputting
PC or Component signals on a local monitor.
• Also supports WUXGA (1920 x 1200).
• Audio support, too. Converts a digital/analog
audio signal for output via HDMI, TOSLINK™,
and mini-stereo connectors at the same time.
• Easy-to-use OSD menu for control.
• Includes Component to VGA breakout cable.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Resolutions supported
Input: PC: VGA (640 x 480), SVGA (800 x 600), XGA
(1024 x 768), SXGA (1280 x 1024), UXGA (1600
x 1200) (passthrough);
HDTV: 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p;
Scaled output: VGA (640 x 480), SVGA (800 x 600),
XGA (1024 x 768), SXGA (1280 x 1024);
HDTV: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scalers
AC136A-R2
with Audio
AC138A
✦ Include (1) scaler, (1) IR remote controller, (1) VGA
cable, (1) S-Video cable, (1) Composite video cable,
(1) BNC to RCA adapter, and RS-232 software.
CONNECTORS
Component
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HDMI
CONTROL
Native
OSD
PERIPHERALS
Push Button
Speakers
Resolutions supported
VGA input/output: PC: 480i/576i (NTSC/PAL),
480p/576p, 720p at 50/60 Hz, 1080i at 25/30 Hz,
1080p at 50/60 Hz, VGA at 60/72/75/85 Hz, SVGA
at 56/60/72/75/80 Hz, XGA at 60/70/75/85 Hz,
SXGA at 60/75/85 Hz, UXGA at 60 Hz, WXGA at
60 Hz (1280 x 800), WSXGA at 60 Hz (1680 x 1050
Hz), WUXGA at 60 Hz (1920 x 1200 Hz);
HDMI SD/HD output: 480i/576i (NTSC/PAL),
480p/576p, 720p at 50/60 Hz, 1080i at 25/30 Hz;
HDMI PC output: VGA at 60/72/75/85 Hz, SVGA at
56/60/72/75/80 Hz, XGA at 60/70/75/85 Hz, SXGA
at 60/75/85 Hz, UXGA at 60 Hz, WXGA at 60 Hz
(1280 x 800), WSXGA at 60 Hz (1680 x 1050 Hz),
WUXGA at 60 Hz (1920 x 1200 Hz)
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
VGA to HDMI Converter Scaler with Local VGA
AVSC-VGA-HDMI
VGA/HDTV Video Scaler Plus
Scalable resolution plus video output mirroring — great for teleprompter use.
• Scale PC or HDTV video up or down
to any other PC or HDTV resolution.
• Horizontal mirroring for teleprompter
and rear-projection systems.
• Converts between RGBHV and YPbPr.
• HD15 loop-out for local monitoring.
• Large memory for real-time frame rate conversion.
• Automatically detects input mode and timing.
• Enables you to adjust sampling clock, phase,
and screen position.
VGA
CABLE
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Native
CONTROL
OSD
Push Button
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
VGA/HDTV Video Scaler Plus
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
Code
AC345A-R2
✦ Includes (1) scaler, (1) VGA cable, (1) VGA to
Component cable, and (1) universal power supply.
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Multi-Input Video Scaler
A multimedia box for the
conference room or home theater.
• A video scaler and a multiple-input
video switch in one unit!
• Optimizes video output
for brilliant display.
• Features BNC, RGB, and YUV
Component input and DVI-I output.
• Scales input video for display on
VGA, XGA, or RGBS devices.
• Supports 4:3 and 16:9 screen
formats and PC, Mac®, or Sun®
Workstation® input.
• Auto-adapt motion compensation.
• Easy to manage using RS-232 control
software or the IR remote controller
(both are included).
• 1U-high rackmountable chassis.
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
Resolutions supported
Selectable output:
4/3: SVGA: 800 x 600; XGA: 1024 x 768; SXGA: 1280
x 1024; SXGA+: 1400 x 1050; UXGA: 1600 x 1200;
16/9: WVGA: 852 x 480; 720p: 1280 x 720; WXGA:
1366 x 768 (D-ILA)
VGA
DVI-I
•
✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
Resolutions supported
Input:
PC: VGA @ 60–140 Hz; SVGA @ 60–120 Hz;
XGA @ 60–85 Hz; SXGA @ 60 Hz; UXGA @ 60 Hz;
HDTV: 480i, 480p @ 60 Hz; 576i, 576p @ 50 Hz; 720p
@ 50 and 60 Hz; 1080i @ 48, 50, and 60 Hz; 1080i
@ 48, 50, and 60 Hz
S-Video
PERIPHERALS
Native
Speakers
CONTROL
Serial
Push Button
Top: front view;
bottom: rear view
Do you have a high-end screen or projector
but not a way to patch in more than one video
feed?
the scaler delivers crisp images with superior
resolution and brightness.
Its digital decoder includes an advanced
comb filter and an auto-adapting delacing
scheme, resulting in a cinema-quality image
that has fewer scan lines and superior on-screen
motion. Gamma correction ensures an optimum
“near black” luma response.
You need the Multi-Input Video Scaler.
It combines the functions of a scaler and a
multiple-input video switch, so you can take
full advantage of your display’s resolution for
presentations. In addition, the scaler has 5-pin
MCO connectors for audio.
Its six video inputs can be used to connect
DVD players, satellite TV receivers, or any device
that uses NTSC, PAL, or SECAM decoding. It
then scales the input video for display on VGA,
XGA, or RGBS equipment. You can even display
a computer image. Simply connect your PC or
Mac to the scaler’s HD15 port.
Whether used in a boardroom, lobby, retail
environment, or as part of a home theater setup,
Multi-Format Video Scan Converter
Convert high-resolution PC or HDTV video to
interlaced Component, Composite, or S-Video.
• Downconverts PC and HDTV video for
interlaced NTSC/PAL and Component
video output.
• Supports high-resolution PC input up
to UXGA (1600 x 1200 at 60 Hz) and
HDTV input up to 1080i at 60 Hz.
• Output video format is selectable
between Composite/S-Video and
Component (YCbCr).
• Features additional VGA and RCA
connectors for looping PC and HDTV
input signals through.
• Advanced 2-D flicker filter ensures
flicker-free picture.
BNC Component RGB/YUV
CABLE
RoHS — Yes
Item
Multi-Input Video Scaler
AC216A-R2
✦ Includes (1) scaler, (1) IR remote controller, RS-232
control software, (1) VGA male/male cable,
(1) S-Video Y/C cable, (1) DVI male/male cable,
(3) MCO connectors, and (1) power cord.
CONNECTORS
VGA
Code
CABLE
Component Composite
S-Video
Native
CONTROL
Push Button
IR Remote
Serial
The high-performance Multi-Format
Video Scan Converter converts not only
PC video but also HDTV video to interlaced
NTSC/PAL and Component output.
It’s ideal for use in applications like
videoconferences, home theaters,
business presentations, and lecture rooms
where high-resolution PC or HDTV signals
need to be converted to interlaced Component,
Composite, or S-Video signals. NTSC and PAL
formats are supported.
The Multi-Format Video Scan Converter
supports high input refresh rates up to 140 Hz
(VGA) and has an aspect adjustment setting for
wide-screen HDTV sources, as well as adjustable
contrast, brightness, color, and sharpness, and
adjustable image scaling (pan, position, and
zoom).
Last state memory recall enables all settings
to be saved if the converter is turned off or
unplugged from the electrical outlet.
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What’s more, it’s easy to control: through
an RS-232 console connection, using an IR
remote-controlled on-screen display, or from
the front panel.
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Complete specifications.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
Multi-Format Video Scan Converter
VSC-VGA-TV
✦ Includes (1) converter, (1) IR remote controller,
(1) 3-ft. Composite video cable, (1) 3-ft. S-Video
cable, (1) 3-ft. Component cable, (1) 3-ft. VGA
cable, application software, and (1) power cord.
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PC to Video Converter
The inexpensive and compact yet versatile video converter.
• Convert video from your PC for your TV
or projector with one simple box.
• No software or external power required.
• Resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 at 60 Hz.
• VGA input and output for simultaneous
television/monitor viewing.
• Composite and S-Video outputs.
• Adjust screen size in VGA mode.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
CONNECTORS
VGA
SCART
S-Video
CONTROL
Native
Push Button
What’s included
•
•
•
•
•
NOTE: This converter can only be used with NTSC
(North America) televisions and projectors.
RoHS — Yes
• A portable, universal device that converts
VGA for display on nearly any TV, or for
recording on a videotape or recordable DVD.
• Features cable outputs for connecting your
PC or Mac® video card to Composite video,
S-Video, or Component video equipment.
• Works with most HDTV and plasma screens
and video projectors.
• Offers stable video output at resolutions up to
1600 x 1200 (NTSC or PAL) for PCs and up to
1152 x 864 for Mac computers.
• “Plug-and-display”— no software needed,
powered from the PS/2 or USB interface.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Item
PC to Video Converter
VGA
Code
AC336A
CABLE
Component S-Video Composite
Native
CONTROL
Push Button
IR Remote
TECH SPECS
Hardware Requirements — IBM® PC compatible,
286 or faster with VGA display card; or Mac G3/G4
or iMac® with CRT port
Resolution (Maximum) — PC: 1600 x 1200 (NTSC
or PAL);
Mac: 1152 x 864
Video Requirements — Television or other video
display device with Composite video, S-Video
(S-VHS), or Component video (YCbCr)
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Power — From the PS/2 or USB interface
Size — 1.3"H x 3.1"W x 4.9"D (3.3 x 7.9 x 12.4 cm)
Weight — 0.4 lb. (0.2 kg)
Video to VGA Portable
Get Component, S-Video, and Composite video
on your VGA monitor today.
Item
VGA to Video Ultimate Pro
VGA
Code
AC340A
✦ Includes (1) converter, (1) remote control with
(2) AAA batteries, (1) Composite cable, (1) S-Video
cable, (1) Component cable, (1) VGA Y cable,
and (2) power cables (USB and PS/2).
CONNECTORS
Component S-Video Composite
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
Native
Speaker
CONTROL
Push Button
IR Remote
TECH SPECS
• Enables you to display video from any
Component, S-Video, or Composite
source on any VGA monitor.
• Has Component, S-Video, Composite,
and VGA (PC passthrough) inputs.
• Supports 1920 x 1080 resolution.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
The Video to VGA Portable from Black Box
gives you video input capabilities on your VGA
monitor in an easy-to-use package.
This converter has the flexibility to work with
any VESA VGA-compatible monitor.
Plug a DVD player, camcorder, or any other
video device into this converter and connect it to
the VGA monitor. No software is required—set
it up in 30 seconds. Motion-adaptive interfield
deinterlacing provides crisp, clear video output
when you’re done.
PC to Video Converter
Composite video cable
S-Video cable
VGA cable
USB power cable
CONNECTORS
VGA to Video Ultimate Pro
Convert VGA to Composite, S-Video, or Component signals.
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Composite
CABLE
A tiny, full-function remote control enables
remote operation from where you sit, and pushbutton and remote control options enable you to
set and save settings. Simply access an on-screen
menu to control brightness, contrast, color, hue,
and sharpness, and to select picture mode,
resolution, and frequency. The unit also
autosaves the last input source when you
turn off the power.
The Video to VGA Portable features an
on-screen display with English, German, Italian,
Spanish, French, and Dutch, and supporting
NTSC/PAL/SECAM standards for use around
the world.
Resolution (Maximum) — 1920 x 1080
Video Requirements — Television or other video
display device with Composite video, S-Video
(S-VHS), or Component video (YCbCr)
CE Approval — No
RoHS — Yes
Connectors — (2) HD15 (VGA) in/out); (1) Composite
(RCA) in; (1) 4-pin mini DIN (S-Video) in; (1) 3.5-mm
stereo audio in; (2) RCA stereo audio in; (1) 3.5-mm
stereo audio out
Power — 100–120 VAC, 60 or 75 Hz, 1 amp;
Output: 6 VDC 800 mA
Size — 1.2"H x 2.2"W x 3.7"D (3 x 5.6 x 9.4 cm)
Weight — 0.3 lb. (0.1 kg)
What’s included
•
•
•
•
Video converter
IR remote control with battery
1-ft. VGA cable (male/male)
AC power adapter
Item
Video to VGA Portable
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Code
AC328A-R4
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VGA→RGB Converter
Save when connecting to a multiport, high-end video switch.
VGA
• An economical and easy way to convert VGA/XGA/SXGA connector
signals to three RGB sync-on-green BNC coax connectors.
• Maximum resolution is 1600 x 1280 @ 75 Hz.
• Powered by the VGA/XGA/SXGA signals.
• Supports all emulated video modes, including CGA,
MDA, EGA, VGA, XGA, and SXGA.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
NOTE: The converter includes a cable for making easy connections to your PC’s VGA port.
The VGA DDC Ghost is ideal for mixed analog/
digital video systems, and newer monitors that
support only a few high-resolution formats.
Item
VGA→RGB Converter
Code
AC312A
DVI-D to VGA Adapter
View images from CPUs with a DVI output on a VGA monitor.
• Take advantage of an existing VGA monitor.
• Converts single-link digital DVI signals from
a graphics card on a computer for display
on an analog VGA monitor or projector.
• Performs digital-to-analog conversion. Built-in
”virtual DDC” converts VGA analog DDC
signals to DVI digital DDC signals.
• Has DVI-D single-link female and HD15
female VGA connectors.
• Compact, lightweight, and easy to install.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Native
TECH SPECS
Resolution — Up to 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Connectors — (2) HD15 F (video in/out), (1) optional
external power supply
Indicator — (1) LED (operation)
Power — Via the interface or the optional external
power supply
Size — 2.4"H x 1.4"W x 0.8"D (6 x 3.6 x 2.1 cm)
Weight — 0.1 lb. (<0.1 kg)
Item
VGA DDC Ghost
For external power, order…
5-V Power Supply
DVI DDC Ghost
Add true DDC support to your digital signage or AV system.
• Prevents blank screens and boot problems.
• Great for computers unable to display images
or render colors correctly.
• Also helpful if your graphics card displays
only the minimum resolution on your
high-resolution screen.
• Stores all EDID information in non-volatile memory.
• An easy-to-use device that resolves display
resolution and color issues caused by a
lack of DDC information.
The DVI DDC Ghost resolves display resolution and
• Compact and easy to install.
color issues caused by a lack of DDC information,
preventing blank screens and boot problems.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Native
BNC
CE Approval — Yes
VGA DDC Ghost
Trouble-free VGA video connections for screens without DDC support.
• Helps prevent boot problems.
• Plug it into a display. It reads all EDID
information, storing it in its non-volatile
memory.
• Then install it between a graphics card and
a switch or extender.
• Can also use its built-in DDC emulation table.
• Ideal for digital signage, multimedia, or KVM
switching systems with mixed analog and
digital video, as well as for newer monitors
supporting only a few high-resolution formats.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
CABLE
Code
ACS2100A
PS649-R3
CONNECTORS
CABLE
DVI-I
Native
TECH SPECS
Resolution — PC: Up to 1920 x 1200;
HD: 480p, 720p, 1080i; 25–165 MHz
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Connectors — (2) DVI-I F (video in/out), (1) power
supply
Indicators — (1) LED: Operation
Power — 5 VDC, 2 A, external
Size — 2.6"H x 2.2"W x 1.1"D (6.7 x 5.6 x 2.8 cm)
Weight — 0.3 lb. (0.1 kg)
Item
DVI DDC Ghost
Code
ACS2000A
CONNECTORS
VGA
DVI-D
CABLE
Native
TECH SPECS
Scan Range — Horizontal: 22–95 kHz;
Vertical: 48–90 Hz
Video Bandwidth — 170 MHz
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Connectors — DVI input: (1) DVI-D single-link F;
VGA output: (1) HD15 F
Power: (1) 5-VDC jack
Power — External 5-VDC
Size — 1"H x 2"W x 3.25"D (2.5 x 5.1 x 8.3 cm)
Weight — 0.2 lb. (0.1 kg)
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Item
Code
DVI-D to VGA Adapter
AC1038A
✦ Includes (1) adapter and (1) DVD-D cable.
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3G-SDI/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter
A low-cost way to use a standard HDMI screen instead
of a pricey SDI display for SDI monitoring.
HDMI
CABLE
SDI
Native
• Converts serial digital interface video for output to an HDMI® display.
• Supports 3G-SDI (3 Gbps), HD-SDI, and SD-SDI input on coax BNC.
• Provides digitally pure SDI-to-HDMI conversion, with no video or audio loss.
• For adding an HDMI screen to a high-end broadcasting or AV application.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
This handy converter enables you to connect
a 3G-SDI, an HD-SDI, or an SD-SDI source for
output on an HDMI display — just what you
need to repurpose an ordinary HDTV for video
monitoring in your SDI setup.
Even better, it features SDI loopout via
a second coax connector. This way, you can
display a 3G-SDI signal from a camera on an
HDMI panel while simultaneously outputting the
3G-SDI signal to a second SDI device for local
monitoring. Or use the loopout to daisychain
to additional SDI equipment.
For both older and newer SDI interfaces, the
converter processes bit rates from 270 Mbps
up to 2.97 Gbps, and cable equalization helps
HDMI output side
compensate for loss when connecting at
maximum standard distances.
The 3G-SDI/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter
processes up to eight channels of audio,
including 7.1-channel or 5.1-channel audio
in addition to HDMI video.
NOTE: Distance depends on the quality of
the cable and the type of SDI source. Cable
equalization supports maximum distances of
300 feet (90 m) for 3G-SDI; 500 feet (150 m)
for HD-SDI; and 1000 feet (300 m) for SD-SDI.
SDI input and
loopout side
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
3G-SDI/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter
VSC-SDI-HDMI
Analog/DVI-I Video to DVI-D Converters
Professional-grade devices for outputting
older video formats on a DVI-D screen.
CONNECTORS
DVI-I
DVI-D
VGA
Component Composite S-Video
DB9
SDI
CABLE
CONTROL
Native
Push Button IR Remote
VGA/DVI to DVI-D Converter
• Converts and scales analog VGA video, plus
DVI-D video, for single-link DVI-D output.
• Features a DVI-I input, adaptable to VGA
with the included cable.
VGA/DVI/Video/EGA/CGA to DVI-D
Converter
ACS411A-R2
• Ideal for studios and labs with a mix
of legacy and digital video equipment.
• Automatically detect and scale VGA
resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.
• Also scales DVI-I for a DVI-D display.
• Converts legacy EGA and CGA signals for
output on a DVI-D screen.
• Also converts VGA, S-Video, Component
(YPbPr), and Composite video to DVI-D.
• Features a DVI-I input, adaptable to VGA
with the included cable.
• Also comes with DB9 CGA/EGA, YPbPr
Component video, and S-Video cables.
VGA/DVI/RGB to DVI-D Converter
• Feature more than 160 preset video
formats stored in their internal tables.
• Easy OSD control for resolution
selection and video-correction tools.
• Converts analog VGA and RGB video to DVI
for display.
• Includes five BNC connectors for RGB/RGBHV
Component video input. Comes with a (5)
BNC/(5) BNC cable.
• Features a DVI-I input, adaptable to VGA
with the included cable.
• Ideal for CATV or satellite broadcast studios.
• Include an IR remote for easy control.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — All: 2 Years
NOTE: For kits to mount four converters in 1U of rack
space, as well as DIN rail mount options, call us.
• Also enable you to manually select the
most suitable video mode, even if you
don’t know the input signal.
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ACS413A
VGA/DVI/Video/SDI to DVI-D
Converter
• Converts analog video and SDI video (HD-SDI
up to 720p) for output on a DVI screen.
• Supports VGA, S-Video, Component (YPbPr),
and Composite video to DVI-D conversion.
• Features a DVI-I input, adaptable to VGA
with the included cable.
• Also comes with: SDI BNC-to-BNC, YPbPr
Component video, and S-Video cables.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
VGA/DVI to DVI-D Converter
Code
ACS411A-R2
VGA/DVI/Video/EGA/CGA to DVI-D Converter
ACS412A
VGA/DVI/RGB to DVI-D Converter
ACS414A
VGA/DVI/Video/SDI to DVI-D Converter
ACS413A
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USB 2.0 to DVI/VGA Display Adapter
The easy way to add a DVI display or projector to your PC through a USB port.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Quickly add an LCD or a projector to a PC with this hot-swappable device.
Or use two adapters to add two monitors for a total of three.
Expands a viewing area with more room for extra views and windows.
Configure as a mirror image, an extended desktop, and a primary display.
USB Mini B and DVI-I ports. Supports resolutions of 1920 x 1080.
Eliminates a video card. Plugs into a PC’s USB 2.0 port.
✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
DVI Cable
USB Cable
Laptop
USB 2.0 to DVI/VGA
Display Adapter
(AC1039A-R3)
LCD/Plasma
Display
CONNECTORS
DVI-D
• At the workstation: View
large files and manage multiple
applications much more
effectively.
• At trade shows: Create
multiple-screen presentations.
• In finance: Organize data
streams by monitor or view
charts and live information
at the same time.
• Also great for graphic design
and editing professionals.
• An HDMI- and HDCP-compliant USB converter for streaming
media files stored on your PC to an HD screen with HDMI input.
• Plug and play. Just connect to a PC’s USB port with
the included USB cable, then link it to a home theater
system with an HDMI cable.
• Supports high quality (720p) images and sound.
• Enables you to rotate screen image 90º, 180º,
or 270º, and adjust resolution and color.
• Also has an integrated audio equalizer.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Native
Item
Code
USB 2.0 to DVI/VGA Display Adapter
AC1039A-R3
CONNECTORS
HDMI
USB
Cable
CABLE
USB
Native
HDMI
Cable
USB to HD Pro
(AC346A)
Laptop
LCD/Plasma
Display
Item
USB to HD Pro
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
• Portable device for testing and
evaluating HDMI HDTV/HDCP
displays and panels.
• Helps ensure video reproduction
and display are up to par in
digital signage applications.
• Enables you to generate test
patterns to troubleshoot video
calibration issues with ease.
• A great tool for verifying that
source video is reproduced
accurately on a remote display.
• Uses 48 timings from 640 x 350
to 1920 x 1200 resolutions, and
up to HDTV 1080p video.
• Ideal for healthcare, biotech,
process engineering, and
educational lab settings.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
USB
Ideal applications:
USB to HD Pro
Convert USB input to HDMI to play stored media on a big screen!
HDMI and DVI
Pattern Generator
Save time when testing
video calibration on
HDMI and DVI screens.
CABLE
Code
AC346A
CONNECTORS
CABLE
CONTROL
HDMI
Native
Push Button
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
HDMI and DVI Pattern Generator
PG-DIG
✦ Includes (1) pattern generator,
(1) HDMI cable, and (1) HDMI-to-DVI
converter.
VGA Pattern
Generator
Evaluate and test
VGA signal reproduction
on screens and panels.
• Helps ensure VGA video signal
reproduction and display
are up to par.
• Enables you to generate test
patterns to troubleshoot video
calibration issues with ease.
• A great tool for verifying that
source video is reproduced
accurately on a remote display.
• Uses 38 timings for VGA
resolutions from 640 x 350 up to
1680 x 1050, as well as 34 video
test patterns for determining color
performance and linearity fast.
• Supports H/V (TTL) and
sync-on-green (SoG) type
at 162-MHz frequency.
• Compact and durable.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
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CONNECTORS
CABLE
CONTROL
VGA
Native
Push Button
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
VGA Pattern Generator
PG-VGA
✦ Includes (1) pattern generator
and (1) VGA cable.
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CONNECTORS
HD View HDMI Multidigital Extender
Extend HD media over CATx and communicate
with remote Ethernet peripherals via IP.
HDMI
DisplayPort
RJ-45
Serial
Audio
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
FEATURES
CAT5, 5e, 6
Touchscreen
Daisychainable
NOTE: A display can only be placed at the end
of a chain. Distance and performance depend
on the quality of cables and graphics card.
For full specifications, see blackbox.eu.
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Receiver
Transmitter
• Automatic equalization and quality
compensation.
• Transmitter has both HDMI and DisplayPort++
inputs for newer AV equipment.
• Receiver has an HDMI port for display output
plus a 3.5-mm audio jack.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
• Distributes over CATx cable up to 328 feet
(100 m) point to point. Or daisychain units
for distances up to 1968 feet (600 m).
• Provides 10-/100-Mbps IP connectivity
to peripherals linked to a receiver.
• Offers bidirectional control of remote
serial devices.
Item
Code
HD View HDMI Multidigital Extender
Transmitter
HDV-HDMI-TZ
✦ Includes (1) transmitter, (1) DisplayPort cable,
(1) HDMI cable, (1) Ethernet cable,
(1) serial cable, and (1) power supply.
Receiver
HDV-HDMI-RZ
✦ Includes (1) receiver, (1) DisplayPort cable,
(1) HDMI cable, (1) Ethernet cable,
(1) serial cable, and (1) power supply.
CONNECTORS
HDMI Extender Kit over CATx
Use two CAT5e or CAT6 cables
to extend HDMI video and audio.
• Extends HDMI much farther than what’s
possible with HDMI cables .
• Transmits HDMI and DDC signals.
• Durable, lightweight, and low-profile design.
• CAT6 maximum distances: 1080p 12-bit Deep
Color: 90 feet (27 m); 1080p 8-bit: 200 feet
(60 m); 720p, 1080i: 250 feet (76 m); and
480i/p: 300 feet (90 m).
HDMI
DVI-D and Stereo Audio
Fiber Extender Kit,
Transmitter (AC1037A)
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
• CAT5e maximum distances: 1080p 8-bit:
150 feet (45 m); 720p, 1080i: 200 ft. (60 m);
and 480i/p: 300 feet (90 m).
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
DVI-D
• DVI screens can be linked up to 3.7 meters
(45 ft.) from the output side.
• Receiver features dual DVI outputs, so you
can display the same image on two screens.
• Ideal for applications where you want to
keep a noisy PC away from audio pickups.
• Also use in areas where there’s no room
for both a PC and a signage display.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
DVI Cables
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DVI Display
with Stereo
Audio
Multimode-ST®
PERIPHERALS
Single-Mode-ST
Speaker
Transmit
video without
compression!
AC1037A
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Fiber Optic Cable
DVI Loop-through
Monitor
CABLE
NOTE: For simplex, single-mode fiber, call our FREE
Tech Support.
DVI-D and Stereo Audio
Fiber Extender Kit,
Receiver (AC1037A)
DVI Cables
Item
Code
HDMI Extender Kit over CATx
AC564A-R2
✦ Includes (1) transmitter, (1) receiver,
(1) power supply, and Velcro® mounting pads.
CONNECTORS
Audio Cable
Laptop or
Media Player
CAT5,5e,6
NOTE: Does not support Denon AVR-1908
equipment.
DVI-D and Stereo Audio Fiber Extender Kits
Extend DVI multimedia over a single fiber—
and display video on two remote displays!
• Great for digital signage in stadiums, airports,
and more!
• Transmit single-link DVI-D and stereo audio
over a single-mode fiber with no compression
or de-skewing.
• Resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.
• Single-mode extender supports distances up
to 15 kilometers (9.3 mi.); multimode model
transmits up to 750 meters (2460.6 ft.).
RJ-45
CABLE
DVI Display
with Stereo
Audio
Item
Code
DVI-D and Stereo Audio Fiber Extender Kits
Single-Mode
AC1037A
Multimode
AC1037A-MM
✦ Include (1) transmitter, (1) receiver, and
(2) power supplies.
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CAT5 Video & Mono Audio/Serial Transmit
Distribution System
Extend hi-res VGA video with audio
or serial data as far as 2000 feet over
ordinary CAT5 cable.
CONNECTORS
RJ-45
VGA
Audio
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CABLE
Serial
PERIPHERALS
CAT5,5e,6
Speaker
Audio Cable
Local Display
CAT5 Video & Mono Audio/Serial
Transmit Distribution System
Transmitter, 4-Port
(AC1003A-R2)
CAT5 Video & Mono Audio/
Serial Transmit Distribution
System Receiver (AC1013A-R2)
CAT5 Cable
Daisychainable
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Display with Speakers
Audio Cable
VGA Cable
• Distribute VGA video and either analog audio
or transmit-only serial data up to 2000 feet
(606.9 m) over CAT5 cable.
• Great for many digital signage applications,
including corporate campuses, retail, and more!
• Support resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 and
DDC/EDID communications.
• All receivers except for the AC1001A-R2
can be daisychained (12 receivers total).
• No software needed. They operate
independently of your network.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Touchscreens
Source: iCOMPEL™ HD Digital Signage
Appliance, pp. 12–17
VGA Cable
AC1000A-R3
FEATURES
Video Cable
NOTE: Not designed for Ethernet network operation.
Item
First order a transmitter for video plus either audio OR transmit-only serial…
CAT5 Video & Mono Audio/Serial Transmit Distribution System Transmitters
1-Port
4-Port
…then add a receiver either for video/audio or video/audio or serial signals.
CAT5 Video & Mono Audio/Serial Transmit Distribution System Receivers
Video & Mono Audio, Non-Daisychainable
250-ft. (76.2-m)
Video & Mono Audio or Transmit-Only Serial, Daisychainable
600-ft. (182.9-m)
with Skew Compensation 600-ft. (182.9-m)
1200-ft. (365.8-m)
2000-ft. (609.6-m)
Code
AC1000A-R3
AC1003A-R2
AC1001A-R2
AC1002A-R3
AC1211A
AC1013A-R2
AC1014A-R2
CAT5 Video Distribution System Accessories
Flexible options for multipoint
and rackmount applications.
• Add a splitter/distribution amp for point-tomultipoint CAT5 Video Distribution
applications.
• Splits the RJ-45 output from any of the above
transmitters into nine RJ-45 outputs for
connecting any of the above receivers
(or daisychain of receivers).
• Extends video up to 2000 feet (609.9 m)
when used with the AC1014A-R2 (above).
• Also distributes audio or transmit-only
serial data.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
AC1050A
Item
Code
For distributing signals to up to nine locations, order…
CAT5 Video Distribution System 1 x 9 Video Distribution Amp
AC1050A
To convert VGA RGBHV signals to RGB sync signals, order a…
VGA to RGB Converter
AC312A
To connect S-Video, Component, or Composite video to a VGA port, order an adapter cable…
S-Video to HD15 Cable
6-ft.
(1.8-m)
AC1067A
(3) RCA to HD15 Cable
3-ft.
(0.9-m)
AC1068A
Rackmount your transmitter(s) or receiver(s) with…
1U Rackmount Kit for (4) AC1000A-R3 Units
AC1009
CAT5 Video/RS-232 Extender Kit
Extend video and RS-232 signals
up to 360 feet over CAT5 cable!
• Broadcasts a high-resolution VGA video
image on a screen up to 360 feet (109.7 m)
from your host PC.
• Enables you to remotely control a video
projector with RS-232 serial connectors.
• Also great for connecting touchscreens.
• VESA resolution up to 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
CONNECTORS
VGA
CABLE
CAT5
PERIPHERALS
Touch Screen
Serial
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
These plug-and-play
local and remote units
communicate over easy-toinstall shielded CAT5 cable.
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Item
Code
CAT5 Video/RS-232 Extender Kit
AC163A
✦ Includes (1) local unit, (1) remote unit, (2) power
supplies, and (2) power cords.
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CAT5 Audio/Video Broadcaster
Broadcast real-time audio and video to remote
displays over inexpensive CAT5 cable.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
SWITCHING
VGA
CAT5
Spkr. & Mic
Serial
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
AC158A-PWREM
AC156A-8
• Ideal for broadcasting real-time information,
alerts, and advertising to digital signage in
airports, in lobbies, or anywhere you want
to reach a target audience.
• Sends video and mono audio to hundreds
of displays over shielded CAT5.
• Supports VGA video up to 1600 x 1200
at 75 Hz—up to 360 feet (109.7 m).
• Great for schools, universities, or any
classroom training application. Send a screen
to an entire class or just one display at the
push of a button.
• “Darken All” feature on the broadcaster
(AC156A-8) enables an instructor to darken
all remote monitors.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 3 Years
Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Splitters
Use CAT5 cable to send stereo audio
and video to multiple locations.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
FEATURES
VGA
CAT5
Speaker
Cascadable
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
• Support VGA video up to 1280 x 1024
at 60 to 85 Hz.
• Operate up to 500 feet (152.4 m)
over inexpensive CAT5 UTP cable.
• Can cascade up to 3 units to support
up to 24 speakers and monitors.
• Differential signaling provides
protection from EMI/RFI interference.
• Super compact size.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
AC154A-2
AC154A-8
VGA/Buffered Video Splitters
Send crisp video to 10 displays
with these fully buffered splitters.
• Send displays up to 250 feet (76.2 m)!
• 300-MHz bandwidth gives sharp images.
• VGA, Super VGA, XGA, and legacy
monochrome compatible.
• Drive signals to 700 feet (213.3 m) with
our 2-Channel VGA Booster (below).
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
CE Approval — AC159A-R3– AC160A-R3, AC058A-R3
RoHS — Yes except AC160A-R3
2-Channel VGA Booster
Great video displays at great
distances — up to 700 feet.
• Display on two remote monitors simultaneously.
• VGA, SVGA, and XGA compatible.
• Easy plug-and-play operation.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
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Item
Code
First, order one broadcaster…
CAT5 Audio/Video Broadcaster
8-Port
AC156A-8
...next, for system expansion, order a splitter…
CAT5 Audio/Video Splitter
8-Port
AC157A-8
...then, order one remote for each display.
CAT5 Audio/Video Remote Unit
AC158A-REM
CAT5 Audio/Video Powered Remote Unit
AC158A-PWREM
AC058A-R3: top: front view;
bottom: rear view
Item
Code
First, choose your splitter…
Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Splitters
2-Channel
AC154A-2
8-Channel
AC154A-8
…then, order one receiver for each channel.
Compact CAT5 Audio/Video Receiver
AC155A-R2
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Native
Item
Code
VGA/Buffered Video Splitters
2-Channel
AC056A-K-R4
4-Channel
AC057A-K-R4
6-Channel
AC159A-R3
8-Channel
AC058A-R3
10-Channel
AC160A-R3
✦ Each model includes (1) splitter, (1) 5-ft. HD15
male/male VGA input cable; and (1), (3), (5), (7),
or (9) 10-ft. male/female VGA video extension
cable(s).
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Native
Item
Code
2-Channel VGA Booster
AC074A-R3
✦ Includes (1) booster and (1) 5-ft. VGA input cable
(male/male).
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CAT5 VGA Video Splitters
Set up a digital signage distribution system over CAT5.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
or
VGA
RJ-45
Composite
CAT5,5e,6
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Top: AC502A-R2;
bottom: AC503A-R2
• Use inexpensive CAT5 UTP cable.
• Simultaneously broadcast a VGA display to
four remote VGA displays.
• Transmit up to 360 feet (109.7 m) with the
Standard Remote Module.
Top: AC501A-R2;
bottom: AC500A-R2
• Double the distance to 820 feet (109.7 m)
with the Long-Range Remote Module.
• Support resolutions up to 1280 x 1024.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
Item
Code
First, order a host module…
CAT5 VGA Video Splitters
2-Channel
AC500A-R2
4-Channel
AC501A-R2
✦ Each includes (1) 5-ft. video cable.
…next, order one module for each remote
monitor in your application.
Remote CAT5 VGA Video Splitter Modules
Standard
AC502A-R2
Long-Range
AC503A-R2
2-Channel Component Video Splitter/Switch
Send Component video to two screens or switch between two video sources.
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•
•
•
Configure this dual-purpose box as either
a splitter or switch.
Great for digital signage applications.
Works as either a splitter or a switch.
BNC connectors for both input and output.
Compatible with Component video (YCbCr
or YPbPr) and RGB (sync-on-green) signals.
• Supports all interlaced and noninterlaced RGB,
TV, and HDTV resolutions, including 720p,
1080i, and 1920 x 1080.
• Autosensing 100–240-VAC power supply.
Video to VGA Converter
Display PAL, SECAM, and NTSC video on
high-resolution TFT, plasma, or video projectors.
• Converts PAL, SECAM, and NTSC to VGA.
• Perfect for digital signage and conference
room installations.
• Provides video to high-resolution image
conversion with audio.
• With multiple output resolutions up to
1400 x 1050, enhances the brightness
and sharpness of any video signal.
• Powerful auto 3:2 and 2:2 pull-down
film detection removes flickering
and movement artifacts.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
CABLE
SWITCHING
Component
Native
Push Button
• Front-panel LEDs show operation mode.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
2-Channel Component Video Splitter/Switch
AC1030A
✦ Includes (1) video splitter/switch, (9) RCA-to-BNC
adapters, and (1) power supply.
CONNECTORS
VGA
CONNECTORS
Composite BNC Composite RCA S-Video
MCO Audio
CABLE
PERIPHERAL
CONTROL
Native
Speaker
Push Button Serial
Inputs and outputs
Inputs:
1: Composite: PAL, SECAM, NTSC; audio;
2: Composite/S-Video: PAL, SECAM, NTSC;
audio;
3: Computer: RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB; audio
Outputs:
1–2: Computer: RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB;
3: Computer: RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB; audio;
buffered loopthrough
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
Video to VGA Converter
AC211A-R2
✦ Includes (1) converter, (1) VGA cable, (1) 5-pin
terminal block for audio, and (1) CD-ROM with
manual and control software.
CONNECTORS
1-to-2 Composite Video Splitter • 1-to-2 S-Video Splitter
Send one Composite or S-Video signal to two locations.
AC177A-R2: rear view
• Send signals from one source, such as a video
camera, to two devices, such as a TV or monitor.
• Buffered output ports and 150-MHz
bandwidth provide excellent signal strength.
• Boosts signals and images over long runs.
• NTSC, PAL, and SECAM compatible.
• AC176A-R2: (3) BNC female.
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CABLE
or
Composite S-Video
Native
• AC177A-R2: (3) 4-pin mini DIN female.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
RoHS — Yes
Item
1-to-2 Composite Video Splitter
1-to-2 S-Video Splitter
Code
AC176A-R2
AC177A-R2
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Video Infrastructure | Meeting Room Solutions
Wireless Video Presentation System III (Wireless VPS III)
The simple way to improve collaboration in large meeting rooms!
Great for
PowerPoint®
sharing!
Wireless Video
Presentation System III
(AC1132A)
Admin Laptop
• Enables up to 254 users to wirelessly
send their computer video and audio
to a projector from where they sit —
up to 300 feet (91.4 m) away.*
• Receives a Wi-Fi® laptop extended
screen image for output to any VGA
display device.
• Supports latest 802.11n Wi-Fi devices!
• Works with both PC and Mac®
computers and is PDA and Windows
Mobile® 5/6 compatible.
• Session login and gatekeeper functions
keep presentation content secure.
• Uses IEEE standard 64-/128-bit WEP/
WPA/WPA2-PSK security.
• Perfect for conference rooms and
classrooms with VGA projectors.
• Has an RJ-45 port for wired LAN links.
Also works as a wireless access point
for WLAN and Internet connections.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 1 Year
* NOTE: Distance possible in optimum conditions.
Laptop 1
Laptop 2
Tired of being tethered to a projector during
a presentation? Want more collaboration by
giving others easy access to what’s being
projected on-screen? Then our Wireless Video
Presentation System III (VPS III) is for you.
This 802.11b/g/n receiver transforms a “wired”
projector into a high-end, 2.4-GHz wireless one.
Plugged into any display device with a VGA port,
it enables a roomful of laptop or even smartphone
users to access that device from hundreds of
feet away. It receives computer screen images
wirelessly for output to the display. No more
having to swap cables in and out at a projector.
Then from a Web-based control page, an
administrator controls the order of access by the
users and assigns quadrants to each presenter
during a 4-to-1 split-screen session. It can also
be managed via SNMPv2c.
Most users will connect to the receiver via
a client plug-in; but the system can also be
operated via a USB token (included). You can
even use your Wireless VPS III to create more
USB tokens using ordinary flash drives.
• Enlarges part of a video for full-screen playback.
• Supports 4-to-1 split-screen projection. Display
four users’ screens at the same time!
• Or show one screen on four displays (1-to-4)—
works like as a sharable wireless VGA splitter.
Advanced Projector Controller with 2-Channel VGA Splitter
Automate projector and device functions for presentations.
Top: rear view;
bottom: front view
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RJ-45
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Audio
Wireless
PERIPHERALS
Native
Speaker
Projector With
Integrated
Speakers
Loaded with features for simpler access plus more productive meetings!
• Includes Plug & Show token for fast setup for all
meeting participants.
• Simple, Web-based conference control screen.
• Remote desktop function. Plug in USB keyboard/
mouse to control your PC wirelessly.
CONNECTORS
• Automatically detects VGA, Composite, or
S-Video inputs and issues control commands
to the device via a bidirectional RS-232 port.
• Built-in dual VGA splitter boasts a 150-foot
(45.7-m) drive capability.
• Connect your PC, notebook, VCR, DVD,
camera, etc. to the video input of the unit.
• Wide bandwidth supports resolutions to
1600 x 1200 at any refresh rate.
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See the video on blackbox.com.
What’s more, the Wireless VPS III can be used
as an access point that is not attached to your
network or as a network-attached access point.
Users can then access and display content from
the Web or a wireless LAN. Or use its RJ-45 port
to link it to a wired LAN.
TECH SPECS
IP Address Configuration — Automatic DHCP
or manual (static)
Output Resolutions — SVGA (800 x 600), XGA (1024 x
768), WXGA (1280 x 768), WXGA+ (1280 x 800)
Standards — IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz), 802.3/3u
(10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Video Formats — MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, DivX®
3/4/5, Xvid, WMV 9, H.264 (.mov)
Video Streaming — Up to 30 fps
Wireless Channels — 11
Wireless Range (Maximum) — 300 ft. (91.4 m)*
Wireless Speed (Maximum) — 130 Mbps
Connectors — (1) RJ-45 (network); (1) HD15 F (VGA);
(1) 3.5-mm (stereo audio); (1) USB F (USB 2.0)
Size — 1.1"H x 4.6"W x 5.5"D (2.7 x 11.7 x 14 cm)
Weight — 1.1 lb. (0.5 kg)
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
Wireless Video Presentation System III
AC1132A
✦ Includes (1) receiver with antennas,
(1) power supply, (1) USB token, (1) mounting kit,
and (1) flash drive with user’s manual.
CONNECTORS
VGA
Composite S-Video
CABLE
CONTROL
Native
OSD
• Fully user-programmable to control
and manage your projector.
• Prioritizes devices if more than one is
connected to the unit.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
Advanced Projector Controller with 2-Channel
VGA Splitter
AC1033A
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Meeting Room Solutions
| Video Infrastructure
Micro Wireless VGA Presentation Tool
Enhance meeting collaboration. Plug this compact
device into a display for easy presentation sharing.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Wireless
Micro Wireless VGA
Presentation Tool
(AVX-VGA-WI)
TECH SPECS
Laptop
Laptop
Laptop
Laptop
• Wirelessly project laptop video
from where you sit — up to 300 feet
(91.4 m) away.
• Easy to set up and use.
• Supports four active users in
quad-screen mode.
• Compatible with 802.11n.
• Features plug-and-display,
Web browser-based control.
• Supports TCP/IP protocols and DHCP
or static IP address configuration.
• Outputs SVGA and XGA resolutions;
supports 32-bit color.
• Functions as both a wireless receiver
and an 802.11b/g/n access point/bridge.
• FF WARRANTY — 1 Year
Simplify presentation sharing during
meetings. The Micro Wireless VGA Presentation
Tool plugs into any display or projector with
a VGA port, enabling laptop or other Wi-Fi users
to log in and display video wirelessly. It supports
multiple users and can display up to four at the
same time in quad-screen mode.
And because it also works as a wireless
access point for clients, you can configure it to
communicate with existing wireless access points
on your network to access the Internet or a LAN.
To install the Micro Wireless VGA
Presentation Tool, you simply insert it into the
VGA port on your display or projector, plug in its
power adapter (if PoVGA isn’t supported), power
up the projector or display, and turn on the
presentation tool.
A/V Switching Control System with Audio
Control conference room display devices remotely.
• Add high-end audio/video control capabilities to a
meeting room or classroom with this discreet wallplate
transmitter and standalone receiver system.
• Provides audio/video switching and display control, UTP
extension, and audio amplification in a single package.
• Switch between three sources for output to a projector
or other display device and speakers.
• Control up to 750 feet (228.6 m) away over a CATx link.
Also offers DB9 serial control.
• Supports 1080i video and PC resolutions up
to 1600 x 1200 for UXGA projector output.
• FF WARRANTY — 2 Years
TECH SPECS
Resolution (Maximum) — PC: 1600 x 1200 non-
interlaced, 85 Hz;
HDTV: 1080i; NTSC, PAL, or SECAM S-Video or Composite video
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Connectors — Transmitter: Source 1: (1) HD15 F (VGA) with (1) stereo audio jack;
Source 2: (1) HD15 F (VGA) with (1) stereo audio jack;
Source 3: (1) 4-pin mini DIN F (S-Video)/(1) RCA (Composite) with (2) audio (left/right) jacks; Interconnection (rear): (2) RJ-45 (Port A and Port B), Channels — 11 (U.S., Canada)
Operating System Support — Windows XP®/Vista/7
Resolutions — 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 768,
1280 x 800
Standards — IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz), IEEE 802.3
(10BASE-T), IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX)
Wireless Encryption/Key — IEEE standard 64-/128-bit
WEP/WPA/WPA2-PSK
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Connectors — VGA output: (1) HD15 M;
Power: (1) barrel jack
Indicator — (1) Power LED
Power — Either PoVGA or external AC power supply:
Input: 100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz;
Output: 5 VDC, 1.2 amps (max.)
Size — 0.9"H x 1.5"W x 3.75"D (2.3 x 3.8 x 9.5 cm)
Weight — 0.1 lb. (0.05 kg)
Item
Code
Micro Wireless VGA Presentation Tool
AVX-VGA-WI
Click and find at blackbox.eu.
For our line of VGA LCD projectors,
see blackbox.eu.
CONNECTORS
VGA
Composite
S-Video
CABLE
RJ-45
Native
PERIPHERALS
CAT5,5e,6
Speaker
Serial
SWITCHING
Push Button
Attach an
external
stereo amp!
The system includes a 4-gang wallplate
transmitter (above) and a receiver (right) ,
which fit easily and discreetly in most rooms!
Item
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(1) 3.5-mm serial (3.5-mm/DB9 cable supplied);
Receiver: Video output: (1) HD15 F (VGA), (1) 4-pin mini A/V Switching Control System with Audio
DIN (S-Video);
AC1075A
Serial: (1) DB9 M (to control projector);
✦ Includes (1) wallplate transmitter, (1) standalone
Audio speakers: (2) screw terminals;
Audio line out: (1) jack;
receiver with (1) power supply, (1) serial programming
Interconnection: (2) RJ-45 (Port A and Port B)
cable, and (1) Windows® GUI software CD.
Power — 100 – 240 VAC, 50–60 Hz, autosensing
Size — Transmitter: 1.4"H x 8.2"W x 4.5"D
(3.6 x 20.8 x 11.4 cm);
Receiver: 1.4"H x 6.5"W x 3.6"D (3.6 x 16.5 x 9.1 cm)
Weight — Both units: 2.1 lb. (1 kg)
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Video Infrastructure | Cables
DisplayPort Cables and Adapter Cables
The fast, compact digital interface.
EVNDPDVI-MF
• Transmit both digital video and audio
in one cable.
• Support video with up to 1080p resolution
plus digital audio.
• Version 1.1 supports 10.8 Gbps.
• Compact latching connectors.
• Support color depths of 6, 8, 10, 12,
and 16 bits and two-way connectivity.
• Adapters are interface powered and require
no separate power supply.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
Item
Code
DisplayPort Cable, Male/Male, 28 AWG
3-ft. (0.9-m)
VCB-DP-0003-MM
6-ft. (1.8-m)
VCB-DP-0006-MM
10-ft. (3.0-m)
VCB-DP-0010-MM
15-ft. (4.5-m)
VCB-DP-0015-MM
DisplayPort Adapter Cables, 8" (20.3 cm)
DisplayPort Male to HDMI Female
EVNDPHDMI-MF-R3
VCB-DP-0006-MM
to DVI-D Female
EVNDPDVI-MF-R3
to HD15 (VGA) Female
EVNDPVGA-MF-R3
HDMI Cables and Adapters
Transmit your digital video and audio signals over one cable!
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• Just one cable contains the wiring you
need to transmit high-bandwidth
compressed video, multichannel
digital audio, and intelligent format
and command data.
• Connect HDTV set-top boxes,
digital TVs, DVDs, and other
equipment with HDMI interfaces.
• Choose High-Speed HDMI Cable for
high-demand applications such as 3D.
• Swivel adapters and cable have
connectors that turn 90° for angled
installations.
• HDMI-to-DVI cables and adapters
enable you to connect mismatched
interfaces.
• Double shielding prevents signal loss
and screen ghosting for maximum
video performance.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
RoHS — Yes
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HDMI® is a standard high-speed interface for
connecting digital media. Black Box has a wide
range of HDMI cables and adapters to fit your AV
installation. Use them to connect DVD and Bluray players, set-top cable or satellite boxes, and
other digital audio/visual equipment with
the HDMI interface.
Order Standard HDMI to HDMI Cable for
most HD television connections with resolutions
up to 1080i or 720p video from cable, satellite,
or Blu-ray players. Order High-Speed HDMI
to HDMI Cable for very high-resolution 1080p
displays, as well as 4K, 3D, and Deep Color.
Swivel HDMI Cable features one or two
swiveling connectors that rotate 90° up and
down. They’re ideal for rear equipment
connections in tight areas.
Use an HDMI to HDMI Micro Cable to
connect a smartphone, digital camera, tablet, and
other portable devices to a TV or HDMI display.
Use Standard HDMI to DVI Cable to
connect an HDTV set-top box, DTV, DVD, a
switch, or a splitter with an HDMI connector
to DVI or vice versa. Or you can use a Standard
HDMI to DVI Swivel Adapter to make the
connection. The swivel adapter turns 90° for
an angled installation.
Item
Code
Standard HDMI to HDMI Cable, PVC, Male/Male
1-m (3.2-ft.)
EVHDMI01T-001M
2-m (6.5-ft.)
EVHDMI01T-002M
3-m (4.5-ft.)
EVHDMI01T-003M
5-m (16.4-ft.)
EVHDMI01T-005M
10-m (32.8-ft.)
EVHDMI01T-010M
15-m (49.2-ft.)
EVHDMI01T-015M
20-m (65.6-ft.)
EVHDMI01T-020M
High-Speed HDMI to HDMI Cable, PVC, Male/Male
1-m (3.2-ft.)
EVHDMI06-001M
2-m (6.5-ft.)
EVHDMI06-002M
3-m (4.5-m)
EVHDMI06-003M
5-m (16.4-ft.)
EVHDMI06-005M
Standard HDMI to HDMI Cable, Swivel/Swivel,
Male/Male
1-m (3.2-ft.)
EVHDMI04-DS-001M
2-m (6.5-ft.)
EVHDMI04-DS-002M
3-m (4.5-ft.)
EVHDMI04-DS-003M
Standard HDMI to HDMI Cable, Swivel/Straight,
Male/Male
1-m (3.2-ft.)
EVHDMI04-SS-001M
2-m (6.5-ft.)
EVHDMI04-SS-002M
3-m (4.5-ft.)
EVHDMI04-SS-003M
Standard HDMI to HDMI MIcro Cable, PVC,
Male/Male
3-ft. (0.9-m)
HDMI-MICRO-0003
6-ft. (1.8-m)
HDMI-MICRO-0006
Standard HDMI to DVI Cable, PVC, Male/Male
1-m (3.2-ft.)
EVHDMI02T-001M
2-m (6.5-ft.)
EVHDMI02T-002M
3-m (4.5-ft.)
EVHDMI02T-003M
5-m (16.4-ft.)
EVHDMI02T-005M
Standard HDMI Adapters
HDMI Male to DVI Female
FA790
HDMI Male to DVI Male
FA795
Standard HDMI Swivel Adapter, 24-Pin
HDMI Male to DVI Female
FA791
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DVI Cables and Adapters
Get high-speed digital communications and improved video.
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• Supports dual-link digital transmissions up to 9.9 Gbps
and single-link digital transmissions up to 4.95 Gbps.
• Optimizes computer-to-projector
connections, eliminating resolution
or color changes and pixellock adjustments.
• Meets the requirements
of digital video, digital
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telecommunications,
and parallel computing.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
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Item
Code
DVI Cables
DVI-A Male, Single-Link, Straight Hood/VGA HD15
Male
6-ft. (1.8-m)
EVNDVI01-0006
10-ft. (3.0-m)
EVNDVI01-0010
15-ft. (4.5-m)
EVNDVI01-0015
25-ft. (7.6-m)
EVNDVI01-0025
DVI-I Male Dual-Link, 90°/ VGA HD15 Male
6-ft. (1.8-m)
EVNDVI04-0006
Custom Lengths
EVNDVI04
DVI-D Male/DVI-D Male, Dual-Link, Straight Hoods
6-ft. (1.8-m)
EVNDVI02-0006
10-ft. (3.0-m)
EVNDVI02-0010
15-ft. (4.5-m)
EVNDVI02-0015
25-ft. (7.6-m)
EVNDVI02-0025
35-ft. (10.6-m)
EVNDVI02-0035
50-ft. (15.2-m)
EVNDVI02-0050
RoHS — Yes
DVI-D Male/DVI-D Female Extension
6-ft. (1.8-m)
EVNDVI03-0006
10-ft. (3.0-m)
EVNDVI03-0010
FA462
FA461
Designed specifically for high-performance
data-transmission applications, DVI Cables
meet the requirements of digital video, digital
telecommunications, and parallel computing
applications.
For dual-link applications, the cables enable
blazing speeds up to 9.9 Gbps! For single-link,
get data speeds up to 4.95 Gbps.
If you have a non-DVI monitor but want
to adapt a DVI-I interface with it, you will need
our passive DVI Adapters: The FA461 links a
DVI-I female interface with a VGA HD15 male
interface; and the FA462 connects a DVI-I male
interface to a VGA HD15 female interface.
NOTE: When using adapters, only analog video
is supported.
DVI Adapters, Single-Link
DVI-I Male–VGA HD15 Female
FA461
DVI-I Female–VGA HD15 Male
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Run VGA cable through walls or inside tight
conduits. This cable goes 150 feet or more.
DVI-I Male/DVI-I Male, Dual-Link, Straight Hoods
3.2-ft. (1.0-m)
DVI-I-DL-001M
4.9-ft. (1.5-m)
DVI-I-DL-001.5M
6.6-ft. (2.0-m)
DVI-I-DL-002M
9.8-ft. (3.0-m)
DVI-I-DL-003M
16.4-ft. (5.0-m)
DVI-I-DL-005M
32.8-ft. (10.0-m)
DVI-I-DL-010M
HD15 Male–VGA
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HD15 Female–VGA
• Ideal for system integration.
• Connects PC or RGB video sources
to display devices like projectors, flat
screens, and more.
• Provides 1024 x 768 video resolution up
to 150 feet and 800 x 600 video resolution
up to 200 feet.
• Super flexible! You can pull it through 3⁄4"
conduits, and it makes pull times faster.
• Plenum-rated jacket.
• Includes heat shrink tubing for permanent
installation.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
EVNPS80
TECH SPECS
Cable Construction — 26 AWG stranded copper
Shield — Inner: Aluminum/polyester tape;
Outer: Spiral 38 AWG tinned copper, 97% coverage
Connectors — (1) HD15 M; (1) removable HD15 F;
(1) 6-pin DIN M; (1) 6-pin DIN F
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Easy-Pull VGA Cable
15-ft. (4.5-m)
25-ft. (7.6-m)
35-ft. (10.6-m)
50-ft. (15.2-m)
100-ft. (30.4-m)
150-ft. (45.7-m)
Custom Lengths
Code
EVNPS80-0015
EVNPS80-0025
EVNPS80-0035
EVNPS80-0050
EVNPS80-0100
EVNPS80-0150
EVNPS80
You may need a wallplate…
DB9 Wallplates (For details, see blackbox.eu.)
Single-Width
(1) Punch
WP070
(2) Punch
WP071
Double-Width
(1) Punch
WP072
(2) Punch
WP073
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VGA Video Cable with Ferrite Core
High-quality cable for superior video transmissions.
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Item
Code
VGA Video Cable with Ferrite Core, HD15, PVC
3-ft. (0.9-m)
M/M
EVNPS06-0003-MM
M/F
EVNPS06-0003-MF
F/F
EVNPS06-0003-FF
5-ft. (1.5-m)
M/M
EVNPS06-0005-MM
M/F
EVNPS06-0005-MF
F/F
EVNPS06-0005-FF
10-ft. (3.0-m)
M/M
EVNPS06-0010-MM
M/F
EVNPS06-0010-MF
F/F
EVNPS06-0010-FF
20-ft. (6.0-m)
M/M
EVNPS06-0020-MM
M/F
EVNPS06-0020-MF
F/F
EVNPS06-0020-FF
HD15 Male—VGA
HD15 Female—VGA
• Ferrite core offers extra protection against
external interference.
• Features tinned copper braid and outer
braid for signal shielding.
• HD15 video connectors have Pins 9 and 15
enabled for compliance with the Display
Data Channel (DDC) standard.
• Custom lengths also available.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
RoHS — Yes
Item
Code
VGA Video Cable with Ferrite Core, HD15, PVC
(Continued)
25-ft. (7.6-m)
M/M
EVNPS06-0025-MM
M/F
EVNPS06-0025-MF
F/F
EVNPS06-0025-FF
50-ft. (15.2-m)
M/M
EVNPS06-0050-MM
M/F
EVNPS06-0050-MF
F/F
EVNPS06-0050-FF
75-ft. (22.8-m)
M/M
EVNPS06-0075-MM
M/F
EVNPS06-0075-MF
F/F
EVNPS06-0075-FF
100-ft. (30.4-m)
M/M
EVNPS06-0100-MM
M/F
EVNPS06-0100-MF
• Use for digital imaging, HDTVs, set-top boxes,
soundstages, recording equipment, DVD
players, and more.
• Video connectors are green, blue, and red.
• Audio connectors are red and white.
• Video signals are carried over mini-coax
conductors for superior performance.
• Coax conductors are protected by foil and
copper-braided shielding to reduce distortion.
• 24-karat gold plating.
• Custom lengths also available.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
RoHS — Yes
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Component Video Cable with Audio
Hard-to-find cable for high-resolution
video and audio—at a great price!
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Using only one cable reduces clutter and makes audio/video connections easy!
Item
Code
Component Video Cable, (3) Male RCA Connectors
on Each End
2-ft. (0.6-m)
EJ517-0002
25-ft. (7.6-m)
EJ517-0025
50-ft. (15.2-m)
EJ517-0050
Item
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Component Video Cable with Audio, (5) Male RCA
Connectors on Each End
50-ft. (15.2-m)
EJ518-0050
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Don’t pay top price for premium audio and video cable!
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EJ516
• Use for satellite and CATV set-top boxes,
DVD players, home stereo equipment,
recording equipment, and more.
• Industry-standard color coding.
• Features 24-karat gold-plated connectors
for top-quality transmission and a long life.
• Choose cables with right-angle plugs
for making connections in tight spaces.
• Custom lengths also available.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
RoHS — Yes
NOTE: Specify MM or MF when ordering.
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Item
Code
Deluxe Audio/Video Cable, (1) S-Video Male/
(2) RCA Male Connectors on Each End
(3) Male to (3) Male
2-ft. (0.6-m)
EJ516-0002
Deluxe Audio/Video Cable, (3) RCA Connectors
on Each End
(3) Male to (3) Male (MM) or (3) Female (MF)
5-ft. (1.5-m)
EJ511-0005-MM
10-ft. (3.0-m)
EJ511-0010-MM
15-ft. (4.5-m)
EJ511-0015-MM, MF
25-ft. (7.6-m)
50-ft. (15.2-m)
EJ511-0025-MM
EJ511-0050-MM
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Digital Signage Power Filter
Affordably protects displays, terminals, and other equipment at the point of use.
• Surge protection, noise filtering, and
power management in one unit .
• Uses transient voltage surge
suppression (TVSS) to reliably protect
three devices against disturbances.
• Safeguards loads up to 7 amps at the
point of use.
• Also offers telephony/ADSL line (RJ-11)
protection and 10-/100-/1000-Mbps
network data line (RJ-45) protection.
• Use it standalone or wallmounted
(bracket and screws included).
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 2 Years
Great for digital signage networks, PoS
terminals, and other peripherals, this compact
power filter prevents voltage transients from
reaching sensitive electronic circuitry.
More effective than comparatively priced
products, the Digital Signage Power Filter delivers
UVR performance of less than/equal to 330 volts,
the best protection level defined by UL® 1449.
Its filtering reduces final let-through voltage
to 20 volts or less. Plus, the filter features
overcurrent protection with a push-to-reset
circuit breaker (no fuses to replace).
Featuring (3) NEMA 5-15R outlets
on a 6-inch (15.2-cm) cord and a
6-foot (1.8-m) power cord, the
power filter provides protection for
three devices, plus telephony (RJ-11)
and network (RJ-45) protection.
Item
Digital Signage Power Filter
RoHS — Yes
Code
DSPF3-S7-120V
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Handy devices for protecting CATV, CCTV, and
network devices from damaging power surges.
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CCTV (BNC Coax) Surge Protector
CAT6 In-Line Surge Protector
• Ideal for use with your CATV equipment,
as well as antennas.
• Protects against lightning surges and
electrical transients.
• Simple in-line installation at the port.
• Features two F-type connectors.
• Waterproof.
• Gas discharge tube technology.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 10 Years
• Connects directly to coax transmission lines.
• Silicon Avalanche Diodes provide the fastest
response time available.
• Features two BNC female connectors.
• Includes a BNC male-to-male gender changer.
• 12 V clamping voltage; <0.2 ns response time.
• Ideal for use with mounted CCTV cameras.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — Lifetime
• Protects CATx interfaces against power surges,
electrostatic discharges, and ground loops.
• Supports speeds up to 1000 Mbps, making
it ideal for Gigabit Ethernet applications.
• Use to protect PCs, switches, and more.
• Advanced avalanche diode technology.
• Low shunt capacitance reduces signal loss.
• ✦✦ WARRANTY — 10 Years
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
RoHS — Yes
CE Approval — Yes
RoHS — Yes
Item
CATV Surge Protector
Code
SP090A-R2
Item
Code
CCTV (BNC Coax) Surge Protector
SP450A-R2
Item
CAT6 In-Line Surge Protector
Code
SP529A
See all our power management solutions.
Visit our Web site to see more:
• Surge protection and opto-isolation solutions.
• Power distribution units for horizontal or vertical rack use.
• UPS solutions for continuous workstation uptime.
• Fallback and redundant power switches.
Just go to: blackbox.eu
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2-/4-Port Audio/Video Splitters________________ 47
3D HDMI CATx Extender _____________________ 26
3D HDMI Fiber Extender _____________________ 30
4-Port XGA Video Splitter ____________________ 47
A–C
Adapters
Adapters, DDC Ghosts ______________________ 61
Adapters, DisplayPort _______________________ 70
Adapters, DVI ___________________________70 –71
Adapters, DVI USB _________________________ 63
Adapters, DVI VGA _________________________ 61
Adapters, HDMI ____________________________ 70
Adapters, S-Video for iCOMPEL ____________ 12–17
Adapters, USB–DVI _________________________ 63
Adapters, VGA _____________________________ 70
Adapters, VGA DVI _________________________ 61
Baluns
Baluns, Audio Only ______________________41– 43
Baluns, CATV ___________________________42– 43
Baluns, CCTV ___________________________ 41–43
Baluns, CCTV Power-Through ________________ 41
Baluns, Chassis __________________________42– 43
Baluns, Coax____________________________42– 43
Baluns, Component/Composite Video ______42– 43
Baluns, Component Video ___________________ 41
Baluns, Component Video/Digital __________42– 43
Baluns, Composite Video _________________41– 43
Baluns, Dual Audio/Video _________________42– 43
Baluns, Mounts _________________________42– 43
Baluns, Quad Audio______________________42– 43
Baluns, RGB Video _______________________42– 43
Baluns, S-Video _________________________41– 43
Baluns, S-Video with Dual Audio ___________42– 43
Baluns, VGA ____________________________42– 43
Baluns, Video PTZ _______________________42 –43
Baluns, Video/Stereo Audio _______________42 –43
Black Box Explains
Black Box Explains, Alternatives to Analog
Video Extension__________________________ 33
Black Box Explains, Analog Video Connectors ___ 32
Black Box Explains, Digital Extension
Technologies ____________________________ 25
Black Box Explains, DVI and HDMI Interfaces ____ 25
Black Box Solutions, End-to-End _____________ 2–3
Boosters, 2-Channel VGA ____________________ 66
Broadcasters, CAT5 Audio/Video _____________ 66
Broadcasters, Component Video ______________ 40
Broadcasters, VGA __________________________ 40
Buyer’s Guides
Buyer’s Guides, Analog Video Extenders _____32– 33
Buyer’s Guides, Converters and Scalers _________ 56
Buyer’s Guides, Digital Video Extenders ________ 24
Buyer’s Guides, Splitters _____________________ 44
Buyer’s Guides, Switches _____________________ 48
Cables
Cables, Coax ______________________________ 72
Cables, Component Video ___________________ 72
Cables, Component Video with Audio _________ 72
Cables, Deluxe Audio _______________________ 72
Cables, Deluxe Audio/Video __________________ 72
Cables, Deluxe Video________________________ 72
Cables, DisplayPort _________________________ 70
Cables, DVI ________________________________ 71
Cables, Easy-Pull VGA _______________________ 71
Cables, HDMI ______________________________ 70
Cables, Monitor ____________________________ 71
Cables, VGA ____________________________ 71–72
Cables, VGA Video with Ferrite Core __________ 72
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CATV, Baluns ___________________________42– 43
CATx DVI-D with DDC SL Extender Kit _________ 29
CCTV, Baluns ___________________________41– 43
CCTV, Hubs _______________________________ 41
CCTV, Surge Protectors ______________________ 73
Coax, Baluns____________________________42– 43
Coax, Surge Protectors ______________________ 73
Coax, Video Extenders ______________________ 40
Compact VGA Switches _____________________ 52
Compact VGA Switches with Audio ___________ 52
Component Video
Component Video, Broadcasters ______________ 40
Component Video, Cables ___________________ 72
Component Video, Converters_________ 58 – 60, 62
Component Video, Extenders______________ 39–41
Component Video, Scalers ___________________ 62
Component Video, Splitters __________________ 41
Composite Video, Baluns ________________ 42 – 43
Composite Video, Converters_____________ 58 – 59
Controllers, Advanced Projector Controller
with 2-Channel VGA Splitter _______________ 68
Converters
Converters, 3G-SDI/HD-SDI to HDMI ___________ 62
Converters, Buyer’s Guide ____________________ 56
Converters, DVI _________________________ 57, 61
Converters, DVI-D to VGA Adapter ____________ 61
Converters, HDMI ___________________ 57– 58, 63
Converters, Multi-Format AV to HDMI
Switching Scaler _________________________ 57
Converters, Multi-Format HD Video Scaler ______ 57
Converters, Multi-Format Video Scan ___________59
Converters, Multi-Input Video Scaler ___________ 59
Converters, PC to Video _____________________ 60
Converters, USB to HD Pro ___________________ 63
Converters, VGA _________________ 57– 61, 67, 69
Converters, VGA/DVI to DVI-D ________________ 62
Converters, VGA/DVI/RGB to DVI-D ___________ 62
Converters, VGA/DVI/Video/EGA/CGA
to DVI-D ________________________________ 62
Converters, VGA/DVI/Video/SDI to DVI-D _______ 62
Converters, VGA/HDTV Scaler Plus ____________ 58
Converters, VGA RGB____________________ 59, 61
Converters, VGA to HDMI Converter Scaler
with Local VGA __________________________ 58
Converters, VGA to Video Ultimate Pro ________ 60
Converters, Video to VGA ________________ 59, 67
Converters, Video to VGA/HDTV Video Scaler ___ 58
Converters, Video to VGA/HDTV Video
Scaler with Audio ________________________ 58
Converters, Video to VGA Portable ____________ 60
D–E
Digital Signage
Digital Signage, Display Enclosures ____________ 22
Digital Signage, Enterprise Platforms _______ 18 – 20
Digital Signage, iCOMPEL EDS for Enterprises
__________________________________18– 20
Digital Signage, iCOMPEL for SMB ________ 12 – 17
Digital Signage, iCOMPEL iDM _____________12– 17
Digital Signage, LCD Displays _________________ 23
Digital Signage, MediaFlyer Express _________10 –11
Digital Signage, NEC/3M iCOMPEL Touchscreen
LCDs (USB) ______________________________ 23
Digital Signage, SMB Platforms ____________12– 17
Digital Signage, Wall Mounts _________________ 22
Digital Signage, WDS Wearable ___________ 20 – 21
Digital Signage, Web Configured
Platforms ___________________________ 10 – 11
DisplayPort
DisplayPort, Adapters _______________________ 70
DisplayPort, Cables _________________________ 70
DisplayPort, Switch with Serial and 3.5-mm
Audio __________________________________ 49
Displays
Displays, LCD ______________________________ 23
Displays, Touchscreen _______________________ 23
DVI
DVI, 2 x 4 Matrix Switch with Audio ___________ 51
DVI, 4 x 2 Matrix Switch with Audio and
Serial Control ____________________________ 51
DVI, Adapters ______________________________ 71
DVI, Cables ________________________________ 71
DVI, CATx Based ___________________________ 30
DVI, Converters _____________________ 57, 61– 62
DVI, DDC Ghosts ___________________________ 61
DVI, Extenders ______________________ 29 – 31, 64
DVI, Fiber Optic Extenders _______________ 30 – 31
DVI, Fiber Optic Splitters _____________________ 31
DVI, Matrix Switch, 8 x 8, with Audio __________ 51
DVI, Pattern Generators _____________________ 63
DVI, Scalers _____________________________ 57, 62
DVI, Splitters ________________________ 31, 45 – 46
DVI, Switches with Audio and Serial Control ____ 51
DVI, USB 2.0 to DVI/VGA Display Adapter ______ 63
DVI, USB Adapter___________________________ 63
DVI, VGA Adapter __________________________ 61
DVI-D Extender with Audio and EDID __________ 29
DVI-D Splitters with Audio and HDCP __________ 46
EGA/CGA, Converters _______________________ 62
EGA/CGA, Scalers __________________________ 62
Enclosures
Enclosures, Displays _________________________ 22
Enclosures, LCDs ___________________________ 22
Enclosures, TV _____________________________ 22
Enclosures, Video ___________________________ 22
Extenders
Extenders, 3D HDMI CATx ___________________ 26
Extenders, 3D HDMI Fiber ____________________ 30
Extenders, CAT5 Video/RS-232 Kit_____________ 65
Extenders, CATx Based __29 – 30, 34 – 38, 41, 64 – 65
Extenders, Coax Video ______________________ 40
Extenders, Component Video_____________ 39 – 41
Extenders, Digital Extenders Buyer’s Guide ______ 24
Extenders, DisplayPort _______________________ 28
Extenders, DVI ______________________ 29 – 31, 64
Extenders, DVI-D and Stereo Audio Fiber Kit ____ 64
Extenders, DVI-D Extender ___________________ 29
Extenders, DVI-D Single Link Fiber _____________ 64
Extenders, DVI-D with Audio and EDID _________ 29
Extenders, Economy VGA ____________________ 36
Extenders, Fiber Optic _____________30 – 31, 39, 64
Extenders, Fiber Optic DVI ________________ 31, 64
Extenders, Fiber Optic VGA __________________ 39
Extenders, FiberPath ________________________ 39
Extenders, HD View HDMI Multidigital _________ 64
Extenders, HD View VGA ____________________ 35
Extenders, HDMI _________________26 – 28, 30, 64
Extenders, HDMI Extender Kit over CATx _______ 64
Extenders, In-Line___________________________ 29
Extenders, MediaCento HX___________________ 27
Extenders, MediaCento IPX Multicast __________ 28
Extenders, MediaCento RF Distribution System __ 40
Extenders, Mini CAT5 Splitter/Extenders ________ 38
Extenders, Mini for DVI-D and Stereo Audio
over Fiber _______________________________ 31
Extenders, Mouse __________________________ 65
Extenders, S-Video __________________________ 39
Extenders, Touchscreen ______________________ 36
Extenders, Universal Video/Stereo Audio Fiber ___ 39
Extenders, VGA _________________ 34 – 40, 65 – 66
Extenders, VGA with USB ____________________ 36
Extenders, VGA/Stereo-Audio Fiber ____________ 39
Extenders, Wizard Multimedia ________________ 37
Extenders, Wizard Multimedia LP______________ 34
Extenders, Wizard USB Multimedia ____________ 36
Extenders, XR HDMI and IR___________________ 26
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Fiber Optic
Fiber Optic, DVI Extenders ____________ 30 – 31, 64
Fiber Optic, DVI Splitters _____________________ 31
Fiber Optic, Extenders _____________30 – 31, 39, 64
FiberPath Extenders _________________________ 39
HD View Video Extender System ______________ 35
HDMI
HDMI, Adapters ____________________________ 70
HDMI, Cables ______________________________ 70
HDMI, Converters ________________57– 58, 62– 63
HDMI, Extenders _________________26 – 28, 30, 64
HDMI, Fiber Optic Extenders__________________ 30
HDMI, Matrix Switches ______________________ 50
HDMI, Pattern Generators ___________________ 63
HDMI, Scalers _______________________ 57– 58, 62
HDMI, Splitters __________________________ 27, 45
HDMI, Switches with 3.5-mm Audio and
Serial Control ____________________________ 50
Hubs, CCTV Passive _________________________ 41
Hubs, Video _______________________________ 41
iCOMPEL
iCOMPEL, EDS Enterprise Signage _________ 18 – 20
iCOMPEL, SMB Digital Signage ___________ 12 – 17
iCOMPEL, WDS Wearable Signage ________ 20 – 21
IP, Extenders _______________________________ 28
Keyboard, Extenders ________________________ 65
LCD
LCD, Displays ______________________________ 23
LCD, Enclosures ____________________________ 22
LCD, Touchscreens __________________________ 23
LCD, Wall Mounts __________________________ 22
M–R
MediaCento HX Extenders ___________________ 27
MediaCento IPX Multicast Extenders ___________ 28
MediaCento RF Distribution System ___________ 40
MediaFlyer Express Digital Signage ________ 10 – 11
Meeting Room Projector Controllers ___________ 68
Meeting Room Wireless Presentation __________ 68
Micro Wireless VGA Presentation Tool _________ 69
Mini CAT5 Splitter/Extenders _________________ 38
Mini for DVI-D and Stereo Audio over Fiber _____ 31
Monitors, Cables ___________________________ 71
Mounts
Mounts, Balun __________________________42– 43
Mounts, Ceiling Display _____________________ 22
Mounts, Display ____________________________ 22
Mounts, LCD ______________________________ 22
Mounts, Pole Display ________________________ 22
Mounts, Screen ____________________________ 22
Mounts, TV ________________________________ 22
Mounts, Wall Display ________________________ 22
Mouse, Extenders __________________________ 65
Multi DVI-D Extenders over CATx or Fiber_______ 30
Multi-Format AV to HDMI Switching
HD Scaler _______________________________ 57
Multi-Format HD Video Scaler ________________ 57
NEC/3M iCOMPEL Touchscreen LCDs (USB) _____ 23
NEC LCD Displays __________________________ 23
Opto-Isolators______________________________ 73
Pattern Generators, HDMI and DVI ____________ 63
Pattern Generators, VGA ____________________ 63
PC to Video Converter ______________________ 60
Power Protection
Power Protection, CAT6 In-Line _______________ 73
Power Protection, CATV In-Line _______________ 73
Power Protection, CCTV In-Line _______________ 73
Power Protection, Digital Signage Power
Filter ___________________________________ 73
Presentation Tools
Presentation Tools, Micro Wireless VGA ________ 69
Presentation Tools, Wireless Video Presentation
System III _______________________________ 68
Projectors, Controllers _______________________ 68
PTZ, Baluns _____________________________42– 43
RGB Converters ____________________________ 59
S–V
S-Video
S-Video, Adapter for iCOMPEL_____________12– 17
S-Video, Baluns ____________________________ 41
S-Video, Converters __________________ 58 – 59, 62
S-Video, Extenders __________________________ 39
S-Video, Scalers ____________________________ 62
Scalers
Scalers, 3G-SDI/HD-SDI to HDMI ______________ 62
Scalers, Buyer’s Guide _______________________ 56
Scalers, Component Video ___________________ 62
Scalers, DVI ________________________________ 62
Scalers, EGA/CGA __________________________ 62
Scalers, HDMI ___________________________ 58, 62
Scalers, Multi-Format AV to HDMI
Switching HD____________________________ 57
Scalers, Multi-Format HD Video _______________ 57
Scalers, Multi-Format Video Scan Converter_____ 59
Scalers, Multi-Input Video ____________________ 59
Scalers, S-Video ____________________________ 62
Scalers, SDI ________________________________ 62
Scalers, VGA _______________________________ 62
Scalers, VGA/DVI to DVI-D ___________________ 62
Scalers, VGA/DVI/RGB to DVI-D ______________ 62
Scalers, VGA/DVI/Video/EGA/CGA to DVI-D _____ 62
Scalers, VGA/DVI/Video/SDI to DVI-D __________ 62
Scalers, VGA/HDTV Plus _____________________ 58
Scalers, Video to VGA/HDTV Video ____________ 58
Scalers, Video to VGA/HDTV Video
with Audio ______________________________ 58
Scan Converters ________________________ 59 – 60
SDI, Converters ____________________________ 62
SDI, Scalers ________________________________ 62
ServSwitch Brand Matrix Video Switch, 4 x 4 ____ 53
Splitters
Splitters, 2-/4-Port Audio/Video _______________ 47
Splitters, 4-Port XGA Video __________________ 47
Splitters, CATx-Based VGA ___________________ 66
Splitters, Compact CAT5, Audio/Video _________ 66
Splitters, Component Video __________________ 41
Splitters, Component Video Splitter/Switch _____ 67
Splitters, Composite Video ___________________ 67
Splitters, Composite Video, 1-to-2_____________ 67
Splitters, DVI ________________________ 31, 45 – 46
Splitters, DVI-D with Audio and HDCP _________ 46
Splitters, HDMI __________________________ 27, 45
Splitters, HDMI with Audio ___________________ 45
Splitters, MediaCento HX ____________________ 27
Splitters, Mini CAT5 Splitter/Extenders _________ 38
Splitters, S-Video, 1-to-2 ____________________ 67
Splitters, VGA _____________ 36, 38, 41, 47, 66 – 67
Splitters, VGA/Buffered Video ________________ 66
Surge Protectors
Surge Protectors, CAT6 In-Line________________ 73
Surge Protectors, CATV ______________________ 73
Surge Protectors, CCTV______________________ 73
Surge Protectors, Coax ______________________ 73
Surge Protectors, Digital Signage Power Filter ___ 73
Surge Protectors, In-Line _____________________ 73
Surge Protectors, RJ-11 ______________________ 73
Surge Protectors, RJ-45 ______________________ 73
Switches
Switches, A/V Switching Control System
with Audio ______________________________ 69
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Switches, Buyer’s Guide _____________________ 48
Switches, Compact VGA _____________________ 52
Switches, Compact VGA with Audio ___________ 52
Switches, Component Video Splitter/Switch_____ 67
Switches, DisplayPort________________________ 49
Switches, DisplayPort with Serial and
3.5-mm Audio ___________________________ 49
Switches, DVI ______________________________ 51
Switches, DVI 2 x 4 Matrix with Audio _________ 51
Switches, DVI 4 x 2 Matrix with
Audio and Serial Control __________________ 51
Switches, DVI Matrix, 8 x 8, with Audio ________ 51
Switches, DVI with Audio and Serial Control ____ 51
Switches, HDMI ____________________________ 50
Switches, HDMI Matrix ______________________ 50
Switches, HDMI with 3.5-mm Audio
and Serial Control ________________________ 50
Switches, Multi-Input Video Scaler ____________ 59
Switches, ServSwitch Brand Matrix
Video, 4 x 4 _____________________________ 53
Switches, VGA ______________________ 52 – 54, 69
Switches, VGA and Audio Matrix______________ 54
Switches, VGA with Serial and 3.5-mm Audio ___ 52
Switches, Video Matrix __________________ 53 – 54
Testers, Pattern Generators ___________________ 63
Touchscreen Displays ________________________ 23
TV Enclosures ______________________________ 22
TV Wall Mounts ____________________________ 22
Universal Video/Stereo Audio Fiber Extenders ___ 39
USB
USB, DVI Adapter___________________________ 63
USB, HDMI Converters ______________________ 63
USB, Touchscreen Feature Key for
iCOMPEL ___________________________ 12 – 17
USB, USB 2.0 to DVI/VGA Display Adapter ______ 63
VGA Switches with Serial and 3.5-mm Audio ___ 52
VGA to HDMI Converter Scaler with
Local VGA ______________________________ 58
VGA to Video Ultimate Pro ___________________ 60
VGA
VGA, Baluns ____________________________42– 43
VGA, Boosters __________________________ 47, 66
VGA, Broadcasters _______________________ 40, 66
VGA, Cables ____________________________ 71–72
VGA, Converters _________________ 57– 62, 67, 69
VGA, DDC Ghosts __________________________ 61
VGA, DVI Adapters _________________________ 61
VGA, Extenders ______________34 – 40, 47, 65 – 66
VGA, Extenders with USB ____________________ 36
VGA, Matrix _______________________________ 54
VGA, Pattern Generators ____________________ 63
VGA, Projector Controllers ___________________ 68
VGA, Scalers ________________________ 57– 60, 62
VGA, Splitters _____________ 36, 38, 41, 47, 66 – 67
VGA, Stereo-Audio Fiber Extenders ____________ 39
VGA, Switches __________________ 52 – 54, 58 – 59
VGA, Wireless Video Presentation System III ____ 68
Video Testers ______________________________ 63
Video to VGA Portable ______________________ 60
Video Wireless Presentation System III__________ 68
W–Z
Wall Mounts, Displays _______________________ 22
Wall Mounts, Video _________________________ 22
Wireless
Wireless, Micro Wireless VGA Presentation
Tool ____________________________________ 69
Wireless, Projector Controllers ________________ 68
Wireless, Video Presentation System III _________ 68
Wizard Multimedia LP _______________________ 34
XR HDMI and IR Extender ____________________ 26
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AC056A-K-R4–057A-K-R4,
058A-R3 _____________________66
AC074A-R3 _____________________66
AC090A ________________________47
AC136A-R2, 138A _______________58
AC139A ________________________57
AC154A-2, 154A-8, 155A-R2,
156A-8–157A-8, 158A-PWREM,
158A-REM ____________________66
AC159A-R3–160A-R3 _____________66
AC163A ________________________65
AC176A-R2–177A-R2 _____________67
AC211A-R2 _____________________67
AC216A-R2 _____________________59
AC300A-RX-R2, 300A-TX-R2 _______39
AC312A ____________________ 61, 65
AC328A-R4 _____________________60
AC336A, 340A __________________60
AC345A-R2 _____________________58
AC346A ________________________63
AC444A, 445A-TX, 446A-RX _______39
AC500A-R2–503A-R2 _____________67
AC504A, 504A-CP, 504A-WP,
504A-WP-R ___________________38
AC505A, 505A-2A-R2, 506A,
506A-4A _____________________52
AC508A–509A __________________53
AC554A ________________________29
AC555A-4-R2, 555A-R2,
555A-REM-R2, 556A-R2 ________36
AC564A-R2 _____________________64
AC600A–603A __________________38
AC640A–642A _______________42–43
AC650A-2, -4____________________47
AC651A ________________________41
AC654A ____________________ 38, 41
AC701A, 701, 702A–703A _____42–43
AC1000A-R3, 1001A-R2, 1002A-R3,
1003A-R2 ____________________65
AC1009 ________________________65
AC1013A-R2–1014A-R2 __________65
AC1020A, 1021A-REC, 1021A-XMIT,
1022A–1024A ________________39
AC1030A _______________________67
AC1031A-R2-2, 1031A-R2-4 _______45
AC1032A-2A, -4A ________________51
AC1033A _______________________68
AC1037A, 1037A-MM ____________64
AC1038A _______________________61
AC1039A-R3 ____________________63
AC1050A _______________________65
AC1056A-2, -4, -8________________47
AC1067A–1068A ________________65
AC1075A _______________________69
AC1100A, 1102A–1106A _________30
AC1120A–1123A ________________54
AC1124A–1125A ________________51
AC1132A _______________________68
AC1211A _______________________65
AC2000A _______________________29
AC3000A-R2, 3002A, 3003A-NEC,
3003A-R2, 3004A-NEC, 3004A-R2,
3008A-R2, 3016A-R2___________35
ACL0404A ______________________53
ACS2000A ______________________61
ACS2001A-R3 ___________________29
ACS2100A ______________________61
ACS411A-R2, 412A, 413A, 414A ___62
AVSC-VGA-HDMI ________________58
AVSP-DVI1X2, 1X4, 1X8 ___________46
AVSP-HDMI1X2, 1X4, 1X8 _________45
AVSW-DP2X1, -DP2X1A, -DP4X1A __49
AVSW-DVI8X8 ___________________51
AVSW-HDMI2X1, -2X1A, -2X2, -2X4,
-4X1, -4X1A, -4X2, -4X4 ________50
AVSW-VGA4X1A, -VGA8X1A ______52
AVSWSC-MULTI-HDMI ____________57
AVU4001A, 4001A-RX, 4004A _____34
AVU5000A–5001A, 5002, 5004A___37
AVU5010A–5011A _______________37
AVU5020A ______________________36
AVU5111A-R2 ___________________37
AVX-DVI-FO-MINI, -MINI-RX,
-SP4, -SP8, -SPCS ______________31
AVX-RFCC ______________________40
AVX-RFNF125, -RFNF135 __________40
AVX-VGA-RF, -VGA-RF44 __________40
AVX-VGA-WI ____________________69
C–E
CKS, ICOS, ICPS, ICSS _____________16
DSPF3-S7-120V __________________73
DVI-I-DL ________________________71
EDS-M, SS10 _________________18–20
EDS-MSM _______________________21
EJ511, 516–518 __________________72
ENC-32, -42, -47, -52 _____________22
ENC-ARM, -CEILING, -POST,
-TILT, -WALL ___________________22
EVHDMI01T–02T, 04, 06___________70
EVNDPDVI-MF-R3 ________________70
EVNDPHDMI-MF-R3 ______________70
EVNDPVGA-MF-R3 _______________70
EVNDVI01 _______________________71
EVNDVI02 ___________________ 46, 71
EVNDVI03–04 ___________________71
EVNDVI10 _______________________70
EVNPS06 ________________________72
EVNPS80 ________________________71
F–L
FA461–462 ______________________71
FA790–791, 793, 795 _____________70
HDMI-MICRO ____________________70
HDV-HDMI-TZ, HDV-HDMI-RZ ______64
IC-P401DST-USB, P461DST-USB _____23
IC-P551DST-USB__________________23
IC-V3212DST-USB, V4212DST-USB,
V4612DST-USB ________________23
IC-V551DST-USB _________________23
IC440A, 441A-R2 _____________41–43
IC442A-R3 ___________________42–43
IC444A, IC444A-RCA __________41–42
IC445A _________________________41
IC446A–447A, 449A_______ 41, 42–43
IC448A-R2 ___________________42–43
IC450A-R2 ___________________42–43
IC460A ______________________42–43
IC462A __________________ 41, 42–43
IC560A–562A ___________________41
IC564A, 565A-R2, 566A________42–43
ICKS, ICOS, ICPS, ICSS__________12–17
ICOMP0-IN, -OUT _____________12–17
ICOMP-IDM24, -IDM49,
IDM999 ___________________12–17
ICOMP-RACK _________________12–17
ICOMP-RC ___________________12–17
ICOMP-TOUCH _______________12–17
ICOMP-VID-SV ________________12–17
ICOMP-WALL _________________12–17
ICOMP-WIFI __________________12–17
M–Z
MFLY-X01, -X03 _______________10–11
PG-DIG, -VGA ___________________63
PS649-R3 _______________________61
SP090A-R2 ______________________73
SP450A-R2 ______________________73
SP529A _________________________73
VCB-DP _________________________70
VSC-SDI-HDMI ___________________62
VSC-VGA-TV ____________________59
VSPX-HDMI-CSRX ________________26
VSPX-HDMI1X4-TX, -HDMI-CSRX,
HDMI-RX _____________________27
VSW-DVI3X1, 4X1, 8X1 ___________51
VX-HDMI-FO ____________________30
VX-HDMI-IP-MRX, -MTX ___________28
VX-HDMI-TP-100M _______________26
VX-HDMI-TP-3D40M ______________26
WDS-H _________________________21
WDS-M _________________________20
WP070–73 ______________________71
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