CAT5 AV Splitter - Rackit® Technology

CAT5 AV Splitter - Rackit® Technology
CAT5 AV Splitter
User Guide
Audio & Video Splitter
5UM40066 - V1 8/01
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www.RackitTechnology.com
Rackit ® Technology Corporation
274 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 679-0050 • Fax: (212) 679-0040
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Table of Contents
Introduction
1
The CAT5 AV Splitter
1
Features
2
Overview
3
Installing the AV Splitter system
5
Connecting the Central unit
5
Connecting the remote units
8
Operating the AV Splitter system
10
Adjusting the screen picture
10
The Long Range Remote unit – Adjusting the brightness
10
Adjusting the volume
11
Technical Specifications
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Introduction
Minicom Advanced Systems Ltd (Minicom) is a leading
manufacturer of KVM switches for multiple server
control. Minicom also manufactures interactive systems
for Computer Equipped Learning Environments. It is also
the world leader in the development and deployment of
cutting edge CAT5 technology.
The CAT5 AV Splitter
The CAT5 AV Splitter (AV Splitter) system from
Minicom simultaneously broadcasts audio and video
signals to 2 or 4 Remote monitors and speakers up to
250m / 820ft away.
The AV Splitter system is made up of:
•
A Central unit – 2 or 4 port model
•
2 or 4 remote units
The remote units come in 2 different models – The
Remote unit and the Remote Long Range unit.
The Remote unit receives audio and video signals up to
110m / 360ft away.
The Remote Long Range unit receives audio and video
signals up to 250m / 820ft away.
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Features
•
Pure hardware Plug and Play
•
Two Remote models to choose from
•
Compatible with all major brands of Sound cards
•
Cascadable
•
Supports high resolution monitors (1280x1024)
•
Transmits audio and video signals along CAT5 cable
•
Individual picture adjustment
2
Overview
The AV Splitter system consists of:
A Central unit – either a 2 or 4 port model
Plus the following:
• VGA cable
• Stereo Plug cable
• Power adapter - either 110V or 220V
• Power cord
Remote or Remote Long Range units
Plus the following:
• Power adapter - either 110V or 220V
• Power cord
Use CAT5 cables to connect the remote units to the
Central unit.
Figure 1 illustrates the AV Splitter system configuration
for the 4-port Central unit.
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Monitor
Speakers
Remote unit
ON
9 VAC
OFF
PICTURE
MONITOR
TO CENTRAL UNIT
AUDIO OUT
Monitor
Speakers
Remote unit
ON
9 VAC
OFF
PICTURE
MONITOR
TO CENTRAL UNIT
AUDIO OUT
Monitor
Speakers
TO REMOTE UNIT
ON
Central unit
9 VAC
OFF
LOCAL MONITOR
VIDEO IN
1
2
3
AUDIO
4
IN
OUT
Computer
Mouse
Computer
Monitor
Speakers
Remote unit
9 VAC
OFF
Keyboard
Remote unit
ON
PICTURE
MONITOR
TO CENTRAL UNIT
AUDIO OUT
Monitor
Speakers
Remote unit
CAT5
FTP
cables
ON
9 VAC
OFF
PICTURE
MONITOR
TO CENTRAL UNIT
AUDIO OUT
Figure 1 The AV Splitter system configuration
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I n s t a l l i n g t h e AV S p l i t t e r
s ys t e m
Before installing the system do the following:
• Place cables away from fluorescent lights, air
conditioners, and machines that are likely to generate
electrical noise.
• Ensure that the distance from the Central unit to each
Remote unit does not exceed the maximum cable
length.
Connecting the Central unit
Figure 2 illustrates the ports and functions of the 4-port
Central unit back panel.
Power
Power
connecter switch
Audio In
port
Video In
port
TO REMOTE UNIT
ON
9 VAC
OFF
Power
LED
LOCAL MONITOR
VIDEO IN
Local
monitor
port
1
2
3
RJ-45M
ports 1-4
AUDIO
4
IN
OUT
Audio
Out port
Figure 2 The Central unit back panel
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Connect the following to both models of the Central unit
back panel:
• Monitor’s cable
• VGA cable
• CAT5 cables
• Speakers (optional)
• Stereo Plug cable
• Power adapter
Figure 3 below illustrates the back panel connections of
the 4-port model.
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RJ-45M to
Remote
units 1-4
Monitor
Speakers
CAT5 cables
HDD15M
to Local
Monitor
port
Aux Out plug to
Audio Out port
RJ-45M to
ports 1-4
TO REMOTE UNIT
ON
9 VAC
OFF
DIN4M to
Power port
LOCAL MONITOR
VIDEO IN
1
2
3
HDD15F to
Video In
port
AUDIO
4
IN
AV Splitter
Central unit
OUT
Aux In plug to
Audio In port
VGA cable
D
To wall
socket
Power cord
Stereo
Plug
cable
MiniDIN6M to
computer's
Keyboard port
Power
adapter
MiniDIN6M to
computer's Mouse
port
HDD15M to
computer's
Screen port
Keyboard
Mouse
Aux Out plug to
computer's
Speaker port
Figure 3 The Central unit back panel connections
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Connecting the remote units
Connect the following to each remote unit’s back panel:
• Monitor’s cable
• CAT5 cable
• Speakers
• Power adapter
Figure 4 below illustrates the Remote unit and Remote
Long range unit back panel connections.
Note! The Remote Long Range unit also has a brightness
adjuster (not illustrated in figure 4).
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RJ-45M to
Central unit
Monitor
CAT5 cable
HDD15M
to Monitor
port
RJ-45M to
CAT5 cable
port
AV Splitter
Remote unit
ON
9 VAC
OFF
DIN4M to
Power port
D
To wall
socket
Power cord
PICTURE
MONITOR
TO CENTRAL UNIT
Aux Out plug to
Audio Out port
AUDIO OUT
Speakers
Power
adapter
Figure 4 The Remote unit back panel connections
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O p e r a t i n g t h e AV S p l i t t e r
s ys t e m
To prepare the system for operation:
1.
Connect the AV Splitter system.
2.
Switch on the computer.
3.
Switch on the AV Splitter units.
The computer screen image and audio sound will be
broadcast to all the remote units.
Adjusting the screen picture
When the picture on a remote screen needs adjusting, use
a screwdriver to turn the Picture Adjuster on the remote
unit.
The Long Range Remote unit –
Adjusting the brightness
When the picture brightness on a remote screen needs
adjusting, use a screwdriver to turn the Brightness (BR)
Adjuster on the Remote unit.
10
Adjusting the volume
Use the Windows volume control to adjust the volume of
all Remote units simultaneously. Or adjust the individual
speakers at each remote unit.
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Te c h n i c a l S p e c i f i c a t i o n s
Resolution
Dimensions
Weight
Power supply
Up to 1280 x 1024 - 75 Hz
Central unit
30mm x 78mm x 224mm
Remote unit
30mm x 78mm x 157mm
Remote Long Range unit
30mm x 110mm x 190mm
Central unit - 450g
Remote unit - 260g
Remote Long Range unit 575g
External 110V or 220V 2 x
9VAC 2A
Operating temperature
Up to 500C
Storage temperature
- 400C to 700C
Screens
VGA, SVGA, XGA
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Video
Interface
Video Signal: Analog Signal Red Green
Blue 0.7Vp-p/75
Ω positive
Sync:
TTL Compatible
Horizontal:
Sync. positive/negative
Vertical:
Sync. positive/negative
Impedance:
75 Ohms
Horizontal frequency:
30-100 KHz
Vertical frequency:
43-100 KHz
Audio specs
Frequency response
V in V out max
20Hz – 16KHz (-3db)
2vp-p
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Headquarters
USA
German Europe
Minicom Advanced
Systems Ltd.
Minicom Advanced
Systems Inc.
Minicom Advanced Systems Minicom Advanced
GmbH
Systems Srl.
Jerusalem Israel
Tel: +972 2 651 8593
Fax: +972 2 651 8971
New Jersey, USA
Tel: toll free:
+1 888 486 2154
Tel: +1 908 486 2100
Fax: +1 908 486 7788
Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 1 455 6220
Fax: +41 1 455 6225
Web site - www.minicom.com
Italy
Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 8209 7902
Fax: +39 06 8209 7903
www.minicom.it
Customer service - minicom@minicom.com
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