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FEATURES
» Place your keyboard, monitor, and mouse—
or remote station—nearly 1000 feet (304.8 m)
from a CPU, ServSwitch, or local station.
» Include local and remote units.
» Fully adjustable video equalization,
even at long distances and high resolutions.
» Compatible with most keyboards,
monitors, and mice.
» All signals are fully buffered to ensure
consistent remote operation of your PC,
» Boot your PC without an attached mouse
or keyboard—complete PS/2 mouse
and keyboard emulation.
» Dual-access models enable a PC
to be operated from either the local
or remote user station. as
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OVERVIEW
It's time you put your servers, CPUs, and ServSwitch™ family KVM
switches in safe locations where they can be administered easily
and kept secure,
The ServSwitch CAT5 KVM Extenders send keyboard, video,
and mouse signals long distances across a single solid-core 4-pair
Category 5 UTP or STP cable. (If possible, do not use “higher”
cables—CAT5e, CAT6, and so on—because the tight wire twists
in these cables actually degrade video signals. For details, see “For
installations with higher-capacity cable” on page 5.)
Plug your monitor, keyboard, and mouse (or a cable running
to one of the CPU ports of a KVM switch) into an extender's Remote
Unit. Then run CATS cable from the Remote Unit to the extender's
Local Unit. Use extension cable(s) to connect your CPU or the user
port of a KVM switch to the Local Unit. Plug everything in, turn it on,
and go!
The extenders fully buffer all the signals they carry, so you don't
see delays, flickering, and herky-jerky mouse movement. You can use
a Remote Unit's Brightness and Focus dials to adjust the screen image
and bring it as close to clarity as it can get.
The extenders require no software and are compatible with all
operating systems and a wide variety of hardware, including the
Microsoft® IntelliMouse”,
The Local Units perform complete PS/2® keyboard and mouse
emulation, so you can unplug or replug your keyboard and monitor
without worrying about disrupting the booting or operation of your
CPUs.
Versions for single or dual access.
The Single-Access model (ACU1001A) sends your keyboard,
monitor, and mouse signals nearly 1000 feet (304.8 m) from a local
CPU to a remote user station. With the Dual-Access model
(ACU1009A), you can also attach a local user station that contends
with the remote station for CPU control.
The ServSwitch CATS KVM Switching Extender (ACU1049A)
is similar to the regular extenders in that you can place your remote
workstation nearly 1000 feet (304.8 m) away. It, too, features
keyboard and mouse emulation and video equalization.
The ACU1049A is also a switch. It enables the remote station
to switch between the local CPU and remote CPU with a simple
keyboard code. Its Double Private Mode locks out the second
workstation, preventing conflicts.
Versions for single or dual access, plus serial extension.
With the ServSwitch® Brand CATS KVM Extenders with Serial
Extension, you can place a VGA monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a serial
device (such as a modem, printer, or touch screen) as far as 1000 feet
(304,8 m) from your PC's CPU. Now you can operate your PC from
almost anywhere in the same building.
The ServSwitch Brand CATS KVM Extenders with Serial Extension
enable you to connect just about any standard asynchronous RS-232
peripheral—including trackballs and serial mice—that operate at up to
19.2 kbps and don't require any control signals other than RTS, CTS,
DSR, and DTR.
Single-Access ServSwitch CATS KVM Extender with Serial Extension
models (ACU1002A, ACU1022A) are designed to perform KVM and
serial extension.
With the dual-access models (ACUT008A, ACU1028A), you can
attach an additional monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the local unit.
The PC can then be operated from either the local or remote user
station. These stations share access on a "first-come, first-served”
basis. When there's no keyboard or mouse activity on one station for a
certain amount of time, the dual-user extender switches automatically
to the first station from which it detects a keyboard keypress (or mouse
movement, if you prefer), The “inactivity timeout” prevents a user
at the other station from interrupting work in progress at the active
station. (VOTE: KVM contention has no effect on the serial
communication between the CPU and the remote serial device.)
For applications in which your remote station isn't in a secure
location, the local user should set the extender for “private mode”
operation, which disables the remote monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
Transmit audio, too.
The ACU1022A and ACU1028A models also provide audio-
extension capabilities. With them, you can place audio devices, such
as speakers, microphones, and headphones, up to 1000 feet (304.8
m) from the PC's CPU! Through this bidirectional stereo audio interface,
sound can be transmitted in both directions across the link at the same
time, This way, you can listen to near-digital-quality audio from the
CPU via speakers attached to the remote unit (on the single-access
version) or both the local and remote unit (on the dual-access version).
Just about any standard PC sound card or consumer audio device
that doesn't transmit or receive signals at voltages above line level
(5 volts peak-to-peak) works with the audio extenders. And, as with
the KVM and serial signals, the audio signals transmit fully buffered.
No-hassle setup and operation.
Setup is easy. Start with a simple configuration of your extenders.
This is done using several internal controls. You may, for instance, have
to adjust jumpers to work with the distance of the CAT5 cabling run
between the extender's local and remote units. And, for the extenders
with audio capabilities, you may need to amplify microphone input
from the remote site.
As for the rest of the setup, connect the local and remote units
to each other and to your equipment, adjust your video compensation
as necessary, and you're ready! The extenders are simple to use and
require no software. And, other than a few keyboard-command
functions, they operate automatically and transparently in mast cases.
The remote unit draws its power from an external supply, and the local
unit is powered by the connection from the CPU's keyboard port.
Because the extenders perform complete PS/2® keyboard and
mouse emulation, you can boot the PC without having a keyboard
or mouse attached to it. Your PC will boot even if an extender’s remote
unit is not powered or if no keyboard or mouse is connected to the
local or remote unit. You can also “hot-swap” the remote or local
keyboard and mouse at any time; that is, you can unplug and replug
the keyboard and mouse without disrupting the operation of the PC.
The extenders are designed for use up to a maximum cable length
of 1000 feet, and at this length, the video quality should be acceptable
even at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 and a refresh rate of 75 Hz.
To fine-tune the image more, the extenders feature fully adjustable
video equalization to compensate for the loss of image quality caused
by the signal passing through long cable runs. Jumpers on the remote
unit's board enable you to configure an equalization-adjustment range
appropriate to the length of the cable connecting local and remote
units, and rotary controls on the remote unit enable you to adjust
the compensation level while the system operates.
The extenders are compatible with Microsoft® IntelliMouse® and
other wheel mice, With the dual-access models, you can even use a
standard PS/2 mouse at one user station and an IntelliMouse at the
other.
To save even more space in your application, you can rackmount
the extenders using a 19" Rackmount Kit (RMK19U-R2 or RMK13X),
which enables you to place an extender unit in 1U of vertical space
within a 19" rack.
TECH
Audio Characteristics —
ACU1022A, ACU1028A only: Input impedance: 47 k ;
Signal direction: Simultaneous bidirectional;
Signal format: Digitized at near-CD quality (16-bit sampling at 38.4 kHz);
Signal levels: Line level (5 volts peak-to-peak maximum);
Extra microphone support at remote unit: Pull-up resistor provides bias
for condenser microphone; optional amplification to +17 dB for
external microphone
Cable Required — Between local and remote units: Category 5 solid twisted pair
(STP or UTP), wired to the TIA/EIA-568A or (preferred) -568B standard,
terminated with RJ-45 M connectors
Compatibility — Keyboard: IBM® PC/AT or PS/2 compatible (PC/AT types
require connector adapter);
Mouse: IBM PS/2 compatible two button, Microsoft IntelliMouse,
Logitech® PS/2 compatible three button;
Video: VGA, SVGA, XGA, XGA-2, or RGB (sync on green); call Tech
Support if your system has monitor ID-bit requirements
Compliance — FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A; IC Class/classe A; CE
Distance (Maximum) —
All units:
16.4 ft. (5 m) from the local unit to the attached CPU or KVM switch;
16.4 ft. (5 m) from the remote unit to the attached monitor,
keyboard, mouse, and serial device or KVM switch:
984.3 ft. (300 m) between the local and remote units;
ACU1009A only: 16.4 ft. (5 m) from the local unit to the attached keyboard
and mouse or KVM switch CPU port; 98.4 ft. (30 m) to the attached
monitor;
ACU1049A only: 16.4 ft. (5 m) from the remote unit to the attached CPU
or KVM-switch user port;
ACU1008A, ACU1028A only: 16.4 ft. (5 m) from the local unit
to the attached keyboard, mouse, and serial device;
98.4 ft, (30 m) to the attached monitor
Resolution (Maximum) —
All units:
1280 x 1024: 393,7 ft. (120 m); 1024 x 768: 984.3 ft. (300 my;
ACU1001A, ACUT009A, ACU1049A, ACU1022A, ACU1028A only:
1600 x 1280: 196,9 ft. (60 m)
Serial Characteristics —
ACUT002A, ACUTOOBA:
Data rate: 9600 bps or 19.2 kbps (user-selectable);
Data format: 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit (fixed);
Flow control:
Hardware: RTS/CTS passed through or looped back, DTR/DSR
passed through or looped back, or none (user-selectable);
Software: Transparent to software flow control;
ACU1022A, ACU1028A:
Data rate: Transparent up to 19.2 kbps;
Data format: Transparent;
Flow control: Transparent to hardware and software flow control
(RTS, CTS, DTR, and DSR are all passed through across the link)
User Controls —
ACU1001A-ACU1002A, ACUT008A-ACU1009A:
Both local and remote units: (1) internal data-rate jumper,
(1) internal flow-control jumper block;
Remote unit only: (2) front-mounted dials for brightness and focus,
(3) internal video-distance (cable-length) jumpers, (1) internal
4-position DIP switch for various options;
ACU1022A, ACU1028A. All on/in remote unit: (2) front-mounted dials for
brightness and focus, (3) internal video-distance (cable-length) jumpers,
(1) internal microphone-amplification jumper, (1) internal 4-position
DIP switch for hotkey selection
SPECS
Video Bandwidth (to -3 dB) — Local unit: 150 MHz; Remote unit: 300 MHz;
Across 328 ft. (100 m) of UTP: 95 MHz (with equalization)
Video Compensation — 3-stage continuously variable
Video Coupling — DC
Video I/O Signal Levels — 0.7 volts peak-to-peak
Video Synchronization — H/V or composite, TTL signal levels; sync polarity
is preserved
Interface — |
All units: Keyboard and mouse: IBM PS/2 compatible; Video: VGA;
ACU1002A, ACU1008A also have: Serial: TIA/EIA RS-232;
ACU1022A, ACU1028A also have: Serial: TIA/EIA RS-232; DCE to CPU, DTE
to stations;
Audio: Bidirectional 3.5-mm mini stereo audio
Connectors —
ACU1001A local unit:
Front-mounted: (1) RJ-45 for local/remote interconnection;
Rear-mounted: (1) HD15 M for video input from computer; (2) 6-pin
mini-DIN F for keyboard and mouse output to computer;
ACU1009A local unit:
Front-mounted: (1) RJ-45 for local/remote interconnection;
Rear-mounted: (1) HD15 F for video output to monitor; (2) 6-pin mini-
DIN F for input from keyboard and mouse;
ACU1049A local unit:
Front-mounted: (1) RJ-45 for local/remote interconnection;
Rear-mounted: (1) HD15 M for video input from local computer;
(2) 6-pin mini-DIN F for keyboard and mouse output to local
computer,
ACU1002A local unit:
Front-mounted: (1) RJ-45 for local/remote interconnection;
Rear-mounted: (1) HD15 M for video input from computer; (2) 6-pin
mini-DIN F for keyboard and mouse output to computer, (1) DBI F
for serial 1/0 to/from computer;
ACU1008A local unit:
Front-mounted: (1) RJ-45 for local/remote interconnection;
Rear-mounted: (1) HD15 F for video output to monitor; (2) 6-pin mini-
DIN F for input from keyboard and mouse; (1) DB9 M for serial 1/0
to/from RS-232 device;
ACU1001A, ACU1009A, ACU1049A remote unit:
Front-mounted: (1) RJ-45 for local/remote interconnection;
Rear-mounted: (1) HD15 F for video output to monitor; (2) 6-pin mini-
DIN F for input from keyboard and mouse; (1) 2.5-mm center-positive
barrel jack for power;
ACU1049A: (1) DB25 F for composite I/O to/from the keyboard, mouse,
and video ports of the remote CPU
ACU1002A, ACUT008A remote unit:
Front-mounted: (1) RJ-45 for local/remote interconnection;
Rear-mounted: (1) HD15 F for video output to monitor, (2) 6-pin mini-
DIN F for input from keyboard and mouse; (1) DBS M for serial I/O
to/from RS-232 device; (1) 2.5-mm center-positive barrel jack for
power;
ACU1022A local unit:
Front-mounted: (1) RJ-45 for local/remote interconnection;
Rear-mounted: (1) HD15 M for video input from computer; (2) 6-pin
mini-DIN F for keyboard and mouse output to computer; (1) DB9 F
for serial 1/0 to/from computer; (2) 3.5-mm mini stereo jacks
for audio 1/0 to/from computer;
Connectors (continued) — ACU1028A local unit:
Front-mounted: (1) RJ-45 for local/remote interconnection;
Rear-mounted: (1) HD15 F for video output to monitor; (2) 6-pin mini-
DIN F for input from keyboard and mouse; (1) DB9 M for serial 1/0
to/from RS-232 device;
ACU1022A, ACU1028A remote unit:
Front-mounted: (1) RJ-45 for local/remote interconnection;
Rear-mounted: (1) HD15 F for video output to monitor; (2) 6-pin mini-
DIN F for input from keyboard and mouse; (1) DB9 M for serial 1/0
to/from RS-232 device; (1) 2.5-mm center-positive barrel jack
for power; (2) 3.5-mm mini stereo jacks for audio I/O to/from
audio devices
Enclosure — Steel
Temperature Tolerance — Operating: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity Tolerance — 5 to 90%, noncondensing
Power —
Local unit:
ACU1001A-ACU1002A, ACUTOOS8A-ACU1009A, ACU1049A:
5 VDC at up to 120 mA from CPU's keyboard port;
ACU1022A, ACU1028A: 5 VDC at up to 170 mA from CPU's keyboard
port;
Remote unit: From desktop power supply, PSU1002E-R3
(certified to the relevant international safety standards):
Input: 100-240 VAC to 47-63 Hz from utility power outlet,
through detachable power cord and IEC 320 M inlet, to
external transformer;
Output (isolated from ground): 9 VDC regulated, at up to 1 A,
from transformer to extender
Size — ACU1001A-ACU1002A, ACU1008A—-ACU1009A:
Local unit: 1.4"H x 8.8"Wx4"D (3.6 x 22.4 x 10.2 ст);
Remote unit: 1.4"H x 7,8"W x 4"D (3.6 x 19.8 x 10.2 cm);
ACU1022A, ACU1028A: 1.75"H (1U) x 7.8"W x 4"D (4.4 x 19.8 x 10.2 cm)
Weight — 1.1 Ib. (0.5 kg)
Technically speaking
For installations with higher-capacity cable.
In many data communications applications, using products
that exceed required capacities is usually not a problem.
But sometimes more isnt better. For instance, KVM extenders
are designed to expect CAT5 and only CATS cable.
You'd probably guess that Category 3 cable wouldn't
be effective with these products, and you'd be right.
But you may also assume that if Category 5 cable works just
fine, Category 5e, Category 6, and other higher-capacity
cables would work even better. This isn't the case.
KVM extenders from many manufacturers, including our
ServSwitch CAT5 KVM Extenders, are designed specifically
for the Category 5 specs defined by the TIA/EIA standard.
Higher-level cables, such as CATSe, have different
characteristics and specs. Although differences like twist
ratios might seem small, they can have a negative impact
on these extenders, which are expecting a true
Category 5 transmission.
However, if you already have CAT5e or CAT6 cable
installed, you can work around this problem by installing
a ServSwitch Brand CAT5 Extender Delay Line Module
(ACUDLY) or ServSwitch Wizard Skew Compensator
(ACU5100A).
For more information on these products, please request
Product Data Sheets #10281 (ACUDLY) and #26293
(ACU5100A).
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What's included
+ All ServSwitch Brand CAT5 KVM Extender Kits include
(1) local unit, (1) remote unit, and cables from the CPU
to the local unit.
* The ACU1002A, ACU1008A, ACU1022A, and ACU1028A
also include (1) serial cable.
* The ACU1022A and ACU1028A also include
(1) power supply.
item E. — Code |
ServSwitch Brand CAT5 KVM Extenders
Single-Access Kit ACU1001A
Dual-Access Kit ACU1009A _
ServSwitch CATS KVM Switching Extender ACU1049A
ServSwitch Brand CAT5 KVM Extenders
with Serial Extension
Single-Access Kit ACU1002A
Dual-Access Kit ACU1008A
Single-Access Kit with Stereo Audio Support ACU1022A
Dual-Access Kit with Stereo Audio Support ACU1028A
To rackmount your standalone extenders, order...
19" Rackmount Kit
for ACU1008A Local Unit RMK19X
for All Other Units RMK19U-R2
To connect an AT style computer, order...
AT®-PS/2 Mouse GHOST AC244A
6-Pin Mini-DIN Female to 5-Pin DIN Male
Keyboard Adapter FA212
To connect remote units, order...
CATS Unshielded, 100-MHz, Solid Bulk Cable
4-Pair, Beige, 1000-ft. (304.8-m)
PVC Spool EYN840A-1000
Box EYN840A-B
Plenum — Box EYN860A-B
To terminate your bulk cable, order...
CATS Modular Plugs, Solid-Conductor, Unshielded,
25-Pack FMTP5U-SLD
To connect the extenders to a patch panel, order...
CATS Solid-Conductor Cables, 100-MHz, RJ-45,
4-Pair, PVC (NEC® CMR), Straight-Pinned, Beige
10-ft. (3-m) EYN556MS-0010
15-ft. (4.6-m) EYN737MS-0015
20-ft. (6.1-m) EYN556MS-0020
If you want to use CAT5e or CAT6 cable, order...
ServSwitch Brand CATS Extender
Delay Line Module ACUDLY
ServSwitch Wizard Skew Compensator ACU5100A
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