LKV-E235 CAT5 KVM Extender Set – 150M Quick

Q uick Installation G uide
Built-in KVM Switching Feature in Receiver
USB & PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Support
OSD Menu-driven Control
EDID Emulation/Transparent Mode
LKV-E235
CAT5 KVM Extender Set – 150M
Built-in KVM switching function on Receiver
USB & PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Support
150M/500ft Cabling Distance
Quick Installation Guide
Thank you for purchasing the LKV-E235 CAT5 KVM
Extender Set – 150M! The CAT5 KVM Extender Set
comprises two units – one Transmitter (Tx) Unit and one
Receiver (Rx) Unit. With our highly reliable and quality
product, user can enjoy countless benefits from using it.
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Package Contents
Please check whether you have all the following items within the
packaging box:
 Transmitter (Tx) Unit x 1
 Receiver (Rx) Unit x 1
 Slim 3-in-1 PS/2 & USB KVM Cable x 2
 Power Adapters (DC5V 2.0A) x 2
 This Quick Installation Guide x 1
Front-panel & Rear Panel View
7. Toggle Button for Local (2nd) / Remote (1st) Computers
8. Local Computer LED (ON: Local computer active / Off: non-active)
9. Remote Computer LED (ON: Remote computer active / Off: nonactive)
and the Receiver. You should choose the layout path
not only base on shortest possible length consideration,
but also on least electromagnetic interference.
Step 2. Lay out the UTP cable according to your planned path.
[Rx – Back Panel]
10. Power receptacle (DC5V 2.0A, center-positive)
11. CAT5 Extension Port [ RJ-45, connect to the Transmitter unit via a
CAT5 UTP cable, 150M/500ft max.]
12. Computer port [ HDB15, connect to the 2nd computer using a special
3-in-1 KVM Combo-free cable]
13. Console Video port [ HDB15, connect to monitor]
Configure Transmitter Console (Console 1)
Step 3. Connect one end of the CAT5 UTP cable to the CAT5
Extension port of the Transmitter. (Connector k)
Step 4. Connect the power adapter to the Transmitter to power
it up before connecting any computer or cables to it.
(connector j)
Step 5. Connect the Transmitter to the computer, using the Slim
3-in-1 PS/2&USB KVM cable (connector l). (By adding
the USB-to-PS/2 adapter that comes with your cable,
you can connect to computer using PS/2 connections.)
Step 6. Set up Console 1: Connect a set of keyboard, mouse,
monitor as well as a set of speakers and microphone to
the Transmitter’s Console ports (connectors c, d / e, f
and n).
Step 7. Power on the computer, and check the keyboard, mouse,
video on Console 1 to see if it works fine. If should work
fine before you proceed to next steps.
The front and back panels are where the various connectors are
located on the two pieces of the CAT5 KVM Extender Set.
Before you connect these two units to any computer, cabling
accessories or peripherals, you should get a glimpse of the main
connectors you are going to encounter when setting up the
system ….
Receiver (Rx) Unit – Front Panel
Transmitter (Tx) unit
Configure the Receiver Console (Console2)
Step 8. Connect the other end of the CAT5 UTP cable to the
CAT5 Extension port of the Receiver (connector 11).
Step 9. Connect the power adapter to the Receiver (connector
10) to power it up before connecting any devices to it.
Step10. Set up Console 2: Connect a set of keyboard, mouse,
monitor to the Receiver’s Console ports (connector 3, 4 /
5, 6 and 13).
Step11. Check the keyboard, mouse, video on Console 2 to see if
it works fine. At this time, the video might be blurred
since it is not yet adjusted and optimized.
Step12. Adjust the video parameters to optimize the display
output (Refer to OSD Menu / Video section for details).
Transmitter (Tx) Unit – Front Panel
Receiver (Rx) Unit – Back Panel
[Max. 150M/500ft away from the 1st computer,
and directly connected to the 2nd computer]
Preparation before Installation
Receiver (Rx) Unit
Before you install the two pieces of the CAT5 KVM Extender
Set, you should have these items on the checklist ready:
Introduction
The LKV-E235 CAT5 KVM Extender Set – 150M extends your
keyboard, monitor and mouse from your computer up to
150M/500ft away on a single CAT5 UTP cable, with satisfying
video quality.
The LKV-E235 CAT5 KVM Extender Set – 150M comprises two
distinct units- The Receiver (Rx) Unit and the Transmitter (Tx)
Unit. The Tx Unit and the Rx Unit will be located each on one
end of the CAT5 UTP cable. The Transmitter allows user to
access the computer at the local end, while extending it across
150M/500ft to the Remote console on the Receiver, which can
therefore access and control the extended computer well as
another computer in proximity of the Receiver, due to a built-in
KVM Switching feature into the Receiver.
It is especially useful for setting up a highly flexible computer/user
topology over a sizable distance up to 150M/500ft away.
Applicable either over an exhibition room, work floor, security
room, locked server room, or other mission-critical scenarios, the
LKV-E235 CAT5 KVM Extender Set allows you to locate your
server physically far back from the user due to security or spatial
concerns. And it allows the user to manage and control the
computer at both location, and with the capability of switching
between the original computer and a second computer on the
Receiver end.
This LKV-E235 CAT5 Extender Set also allows its user to
upgrade firmware contents whenever is needed to enhance
compatibility or functionality.
For the flash upgrade procedure, please refer to the Flash Upgrade
Operation Guide provided with the new version of Firmware upgrade
file.
Transmitter (Tx) Unit – Back Panel
[Directly connected to the 1st computer]
1.
2.
Transmitter Unit
[Tx – Front Panel]
a. Power LED (ON: Power on / OFF: Power off)
b. Link LED (ON: Link OK / OFF: No Link)
c. PS/2 keyboard connector (6-pin Mini Din)
d. PS/2 mouse connector (6-pin Mini Din)
e. USB keyboard connector (USB Type A)
f. USB mouse connector (USB Type A)
g. Select Button for Receiver Mode (View Only/Full Access/Access
Deny)
h. Video LED (ON: Video on / OFF: Video off)
i. Control LED (ON: K/B&Mouse control on / OFF: K/B&Mouse
control off)
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
[Tx – Back Panel]
j. Power receptacle (DC5V 2.0A, center-positive)
k.CAT5 Extension Port [RJ-45, connect to the Receiver unit via a CAT5
UTP cable, 150M/500ft max.]
l. Computer port [ HDB15, connect to the 1st computer using a special
3-in-1 KVM Combo-free cable]
m.Upgrade port (USB Type B, dedicated for firmware upgrade use)
n. Console Video port [ HDB15, connect to monitor]
8.
9.
Receiver Unit
The computer for extension should be one with either PS/2 or
USB interfaces.
You should check the display mode of the computer to be
within 1600 x 1200 pixel dimension. And refresh rate to be
one that is more commonly used such as 60Hz, etc.
Prepare 1 or 2 sets of keyboard, mouse, monitor - 1 set for
console 1 and the other set for console 2.
The two monitors used (one on the Tx side and the other on
the Rx side) for display should be of the same resolution, and
better of the same type or same make and model.
Since the CAT5 KVM extender supports only standard 5-key
mouse and keyboard, any more advanced mouse/keyboard
function will not be supported by CAT5 extension.
Use good quality CAT5 UTP cable (max. 150M/500ft). Note
that good quality cable will give better video outcome with
longer distance span.
Any cabling distance longer than 150M/500ft will experience
more signal degradation with longer span. However, good
quality cable can reach out farer away.
The choice of path of the CAT5 UTP cable should not only
take into account the shortest possible path, but also one that
is relatively farer away from any significant electromagnetic
interference source.
There should be power outlets near where you locate the
extenders.
Out-of-the-box Installation
[Rx – Front Panel]
1. Power LED (ON: Power on / OFF: Power off)
2. Link LED (ON: Link OK / OFF: No Link)
3. PS/2 keyboard connector (6-pin Mini Din)
4. PS/2 mouse connector (6-pin Mini Din)
5. USB keyboard connector (USB Type A)
6. USB mouse connector (USB Type A)
Step13. One can connect a second computer to the Receiver if
needed: Just connect the computer to the computer port
(12) by using the Slim 3-in-1 PS/2&USB KVM cable that
comes with your package.
Now, you have set up the whole system and can operate
immediately ….
For KVM Switch Console Extension: You can also use the
CAT5 KVM Extender to extend your KVM Switch console …. Just
connect the Transmitter unit to the console port of the KVM
Switch, and the rest of the connection is just like what has been
descried above. Thus, you can also extend the KVM switch
console up to 150M away.
OSD Menu
On the Receiver Unit, the OSD Menu control is available to
facilitate more intuitive operations. Users can configure various
settings by the OSD Menu:
OSD Menu
Take the package items out of the box and begin installation….
Plan the layout path and deploy the UTP cable for extension
Step 1. Plan the path through which the CAT5 UTP cable will be
deployed across the distance between the Transmitter
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LKV-E235 CAT5 KVM Extender Configuration Diagram
Rev. 1.1
To evoke the OSD Menu, you should hit the following keyboard hotkeys:
Hotkey sequence = [CAPS]* + [CAPS] * + H + (y)
(y) = L_Ctrl, R_Ctrl, SCROLL, CAPS, F12 or NUM
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Hotkey preceding sequence configuration: The hotkey preceding
sequence is default to CAPS + CAPS. For users who want to use a
preceding sequence other than two consecutive CAPS, they can go to the
OSD Menu and choose any one of the 7 alternatives – Left Control,
Right control, SCROLL, CAPS, F12 or NUM.
Phase Red:
Specify the time delay for red color.
Each keystroke within a hotkey sequence should be pressed within 2
seconds. Otherwise, the hotkey sequence will not be validated.
F2 :
To save the settings.
Remote Console ON/OFF and View Only
(Hotkey Available only on Transmitter
Console)
Phase Green:
Specify the time delay for green color.
While you are at the Transmitter Console, you can turn Remote
Console On/Off or make it View Only by the following:
Hotkey sequence = CAPS + CAPS + M + (y)*
To navigate the OSD Menu, just use the following keys
* (y) = 1, 2, 3
(y) = 1, Full access (keyboard, mouse and video)
(y) = 2, Access Denied (No keyboard or mouse control, blank
screen)
(y) = 3, View Only (only video)
Esc: Exit,
  Left/Right cursor: change value in the menu option
  Up/Down Cursor: Navigate.
F10: Logout the OSD Menu (However, if the password
protection is not enabled, the Logout feature will not be
available)
When the Remote Console is turned OFF, the video screen will
become blank and keyboard/mouse locked up. Thus, this hotkey
provide a security measure for block/grant access on remote
console. When Remote Console is in view Only Mode, user
can only see the screen without access to keyboard and
mouse control.
These keys are listed explicitly on the OSD setting page for your
ready reference.
OSD Main page
This is the OSD Main Menu and it is the first page you will see
when you hit the keyboard hotkey - CAPS + CAPS + Space - to
evoke the OSD Menu.
Optimize the Video Display on the Remote
Console
To achieve an optimized display output on the Remote Console
(i.e. the Receiver) will require you to conscientiously adjust the
various video parameters such as Brightness and Sharpness in
an optimized combination that could most satisfy your visual
requirements.
Video Settings Submenu
The blue component color is adjusted automatically as in proportion
to the red and green. Users have no need to adjust themselves.
Please follow the procedure below to achieve an
optimized display output on your Remote Console
screen :
In order to achieve optimized video output on the console that may be
150 Meters away from the computer, users could adjust these various
parameters conscientiously to achieve an optimized video output on the
console monitor. For a general guideline of how to adjust your video
display parameters on the remote console, please refer to next section,
Optimize the Video Display on the Remote Console.
Main Menu
Step 1. Choose a video display contents that you think
will be suitable to serve as a reference for the visual
adjustment. You can choose a document that integrates
texts and graphics so that you can use it as a reference to
achieve optimized video display for either textual or graphic
contents on the CAT5 KVM Extender output. One
alternative can be the visual testing program provided by
the display card vendor.
Load Monitor DDC
Copy and duplicate the DDC data of the monitor on the Receiver
Console to both the Transmitter and Receiver Units.
Auto Logout: [0 ~ 60]
Disable / Enable the Logout timeout (0~60min, 0 = Disable).
The Auto logout time can be configured from 0 (Disable), with an
increment of 5, right up to 60 Min. If the password protection is
not enabled, the Auto logout will not be put into function.
OSD Timeout: [0~60]
Configure the OSD timeout value (0~60 seconds, 0 = Disable).
Hotkey: [CAPS, L_Ctrl, R_Ctrl, SCROLL, F12 or NUM]
The hotkey preceding sequence is by default, CAPS + CAPS, and
yet can be freely changed to other alternatives such as L_Ctrl,
R_Ctrl, SCROLL, F12 or NUM. Hotkey commands is also
available for changing the preceding hotkey sequence.
Password:
Disable/Enable the password protection feature. After you logout
or the timeout of Auto logout, you will be prompted for correct
password before you can access the console again.
Video Settings:
Here you can enter a submenu to configure the video settings
such as Brightness, Sharpness and skew compensation for
Phase Red and Phase Green.
Brightness: [0 ~ 63]
Adjust the Brightness of the Display on Receiver Console.
Sharpness: [0 ~ 63]
Adjust the Sharpness of the Display on Receiver Console.
Load Default DDC
Copy and duplicate the factory default DDC data to both the
Transmitter and Receiver Units.
KVM Extender uses different wires in the UTP cable to
carry the signals of different primary colors. The different
wires in the twisted-paired cable will be running in ever
longer different lengths with longer cables, if the difference
comes in significantly large, you will need to adjust the
delay time for certain color signals on certain wires to make
the three colors comes into the display in good sync. The
CAT5 KVM Extender need you to manually adjust only the
Red delay and the Green delay, whereas the Blue delay is
automatically tuned and optimized by the machine
according to other concurrent video parameters. By the
way, the values of the Red delay and the Green delay will
be tied within a preset difference range. That means,
whenever you try to adjust either the value of the Red
delay or the Green delay to be out of the allowable
difference range as compared to the value of the other
color delay, the other color delay will be obliged to come
closer to be within the difference range to prevent the video
from being perceptibly disoriented. With the Blue delay
automatically tuned and the Red and Green delays tied
within a comfortable difference range, the CAT5 KVM
Extender does facilitate an easier and more intelligent way
for video optimization.
No Video Troubleshooting
Q. When I connect a monitor to the CAT5 KVM
Extender, it cannot show forth the video. What can I do
then to troubleshoot?
A. If you encounter no video or aberrant display problem
with a specific monitor, you should try to copy the EDID
information from the smaller monitor among the local
monitor and the remote monitor to see if this can eliminate
the display problem. Any further inquiry, please contact
your local dealer for support.
Switch Between Local/Remote Computer
(Hotkey Available only on Receiver
Console)
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Step 2. Adjust the Brightness and Sharpness : First,
you call forth the OSD menu by hitting the hotkey, CAPS +
CAPS + Space, then go to the Video Setting submenu.
Next, adjust your video display for an optimized output. The
Brightness adjustment can help you to tune the picture
luminance as a whole to lighter or darker output that best
suits your visual perception. The Sharpness is the edge
contrast that you will perceive.
Load Default Setting
Load factory default settings.
Firmware upgrade
Enter the firmware upgrade mode. Before one can go forth with
the upgrade process through a utility running on a connected host
PC, one has to make the unit enter into upgrade mode.
Adjust the Brightness: The brighter the picture, the
more luminance will be added to the picture as a whole.
Adjust the Sharpness: To add more sharpness to the
picture is to help you distinguish more details out of the
edges of a line or shape.
Change the Hotkey Preceding Sequence
(Only available on Receiver Unit)
To change the hotkey preceding sequence (or trigger sequence)
of your hotkeys, please hit the following key commands:
When you have adjusted the Brightness and Sharpness to
achieve a passable situation, you can temporarily leave
them there and try to work on the Red Delay and Green
Delay adjustment so that you can see a cleaner picture for
further fine-tuning …
Hotkey sequence = [CAPS]* + [CAPS] * + H + (y)*
(y) = L_Ctrl, R_Ctrl, SCROLL, CAPS, F12 or NUM
Note that the hotkey preceding sequence setting on the Receiver Console
will not affect the hotkey preceding sequence on the Transmitter Console,
which will always allows CAPS + CAPS as preceding hotkey. In addition to
using the hotkey command, one can also use the OSD menu to change the
hotkey preceding sequence. Please refer to the previous section.
On the Receiver Console, one can switch between the 1
computer (connected across 150M/500ft via CAT5 cable) and the
nd
2 computer (connected directly to the Receiver) by the following
hotkey command:
Hotkey sequence = [CAPS]* + [CAPS] * + (y)*
* (y) = , 
nd
(y) =  , Local (2 computer)
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(y) =  , Remote (1 computer)
FCC / CE Statements
FCC Statement : This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
regulations for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with this Quick Installation Guide, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case, the user will be required to
correct the interference at his/her own expense.
CE Statement : This is a Class B product in a domestic environment, this product
may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take
adequate measures.
Step 3. Adjust the Red Delay and Green Delay : The
Red, Green and Blue are the primary colors that constitute
our color perception scheme on the monitor. The CAT5
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