1x4 DVI over Single CAT5 Distribution Amplifier

1x4 DVI over Single CAT5
Distribution Amplifier
User Manual
Made in Taiwan
Safety and Notice
The SP-1014 1x4 DVI over Single CAT5 Distribution Amplifier has been tested for conformance to safety
regulations and requirements, and has been certified for international use. However, like all electronic equipments,
the SP-1014 should be used with care. Please read and follow the safety instructions to protect yourself from
possible injury and to minimize the risk of damage to the unit.
z Follow all instructions and warnings marked on this unit.
z Do not attempt to service this unit yourself, except where explained in this manual.
z Provide proper ventilation and air circulation and do not use near water.
z Keep objects that might damage the device and assure that the placement of this unit is on a stable surface.
z Use only the power adapter and power cords and connection cables designed for this unit.
z Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners to clean this unit. Always unplug the power to the device before
The SP-1014 1x4 DVI over Single CAT5 Distribution Amplifier provides the most flexible solution by which
the high definition video and high quality audio can be transmitted to different locations over a long distance. The
devices are cascadable, allowing you to extend DVI compliant displays almost anywhere. The input DVI source
can be duplicated and distributed to up to 4 DVI-enabled displays through cost effective Cat-5/5e/6 cables and
CAT5 receiver (CV-17-RX) and/or mini-receivers (CV-117).
z State-of-the-art Silicon Image (founder of DVI) chipset embedded for upmost compatibility and reliability
z DVI 1.0 compliant
z Supports HDCP
z Supports default DVI EDID and has the ability to learn the EDID of displays
z Extends up to 30m (100ft) at UXGA 1600x1200@60Hz
z Extends up to 60m (200ft) at 1024x768@60Hz
z Allows cascading
z Perfectly integrated with other DVI over CAT5 series products
z Wall mountable
The length depends on the characteristics and quality of the cables. Higher resolutions and longer
transmission distances require low skew cables (<25ns/100m) for best performance. Unshielded CAT6
with metal RJ-45 connectors is recommended.
Specifications & Package Contents
Model Name
Role of usage
DVI compliance
HDCP compliance
Video bandwidth
Video support
1x4 Distribution Amplifier
Transmitter [TX]
Receiver [long range RX]
Receiver [short range RX]
DVI 1.0
With CV-17-RX:
Single-link 165MHz [3.96Gbps]
Up to (Single) WUXGA 1920 × 1200 @ 60 Hz
30m (100ft) at 1600x1200
60m (200ft) at 1024x768
With CV-117:
15m (50ft) at 1600x1200
30m (100ft) at 1024x768
Audio support
Surround sound (up to 7.1ch) or stereo digital audio
8-level digital
Input TMDS signal
1.2 Volts [peak-to-peak]
Input DDC signal
5 Volts [peak-to-peak, TTL]
ESD protection
[1] Human body model — ±19kV [air-gap discharge] & ±12kV [contact discharge]
[SP-5018M / CV-715] [2] Core chipset — ±2kV
PCB stack-up
4-layer board [impedance control — differential 100Ω; single 50Ω]
1x DVI
1x RJ-45
1x RJ-45
4x RJ-45
1x DVI
1x DVI
DVI connector
DVI-I [29-pin female]
DVI-I A [29-pin female]
DVI-D [25-pin male]
RJ-45 connector
WE/SS 8P8C with 2 LED indicators
DIP switch
Metal enclosure
Metal enclosure
Plastic molding
215 x 85 x 40mm
80 x 60 x 25mm
40 x 50 x 20mm [1.6” x 2” x
[8.5” x 3.3” x 1.6”]
330 x 200 x 95mm
170 x 115 x 40mm
[L x W x H]
[1’1” x 7.9” x 3.7”]
490 x 430 x 350mm
450 x 370 x 300mm
[1’7” x 1’5” x 1’2”]
180g [6.4oz]
50g [1.8oz]
525 [1.2 lb]
985 [2.2 lb]
90g [3oz]
Wall-mount with screws
Wall-mount with screws
Direct plug-in
Power supply
5V 4A DC
5V 2A DC
Power consumption
10 Watts [max]
1 Watt [max]
0.5 Watt [max]
Operation temperature
0~40°C [32~104°F]
Storage temperature
-20~60°C [-4~140°F]
Relative humidity
20~90% RH [no condensation]
1x SP-1014
1x CV-17-RX
1x CV-117
Package Contents
1x 5V power supply unit
1x 5V power supply unit
1x User Manual
1x User Manual
1x User Manual
Panel Description
1. DIP Switch: see more detail in the next page
2. DVI INPUT: connect to one DVI source here
3. DVI Signal OUTPUT 1 – 4: link to each DVI display via a Cat-5/5e/6 cable with a DVI over CAT5 receiver
CV-17-RX, CV-117.
4. USB: For firmware update use only
5. +5V DC: interlocking power jack for 5V DC power supply unit
Application Diagram
DVI cable
DVI source
CAT5 cable up to 25m (80ft)
CAT5 cable up to 60m (200ft)
Signal Level
Signal Level
DVI cable
DIP Switch
DIP Switch Position
OFF [©]
OFF [©]
Up to 1920x1200
Default Mode11– EDID preferred timing is 1920x1200
OFF [©]
ON [ª]
Up to 1024x768
Default Safe Mode – EDID preferred timing is 1024x768
ON [ª]
OFF [©]
Up to 1680x1050
Default Mode 21– EDID preferred timing is 1680x1050
ON [ª]
ON [ª]
Learn Display
EDID Learning2 Mode – for learning EDID from the display
1 If you want to change default EDID Mode, please set DIP switch position which you want and re
power on the machine.
2 If you want to learn the EDID from display, please connect DVI connector of the display to the DVI-IN
connector of SP-1014 and set DIP switch to ON-ON. And then re power on SP-1014 and wait 5-10
seconds will be OK.
Unless you want to change the EDID, DON’T set DIP switch.
Pin Definition
Pin 1
TMDS Data 2-
Pin 2
TMDS Data 2+
Pin 10 TMDS Data 1+
Pin 18 TMDS data 0+
Pin 11 TMDS Data 1/3 shield
Pin 19
TMDS data 0/5
Pin 3
TMDS Data 2/4
Pin 12 TMDS Data 3-
Pin 20 TMDS data 5-
Pin 4
TMDS Data 4-
Pin 13 TMDS Data 3+
Pin 21 TMDS data 5+
Pin 5
TMDS Data 4+
Pin 14 +5V
Pin 22 TMDS data 5+
Pin 6
DDC clock
Pin 15 Ground
Pin 23 TMDS clock+
Pin 7
DDC data
Pin 16 Hot plug detect
Pin 24 TMDS clock-
Pin 8
Analog vertical
Pin 16 Hot plug detect
Pin 9
TMDS Data 1-
Pin 17 TMDS data 0-
CAT5 [RJ-45]
Pair of Cat-5/5e/6 Cable
White/orange stripe
Orange solid
White/green stripe
Blue solid
White/blue stripe
Green solid
White/brown stripe
Brown solid
Hardware Installation
Broadcasts DVI signals to 4 remote displays from one video source
1. Switch off all devices, including displays.
2. Connect the DVI source (such as a PC) to the DVI INPUT port.
3. Connect the receivers (CV-17-RX, CV-117) via solid Cat-5/5e/6 cables to each DVI Signal OUTPUT port.
4. Plug in the 5V 4A DC interlocking power supply unit.
5. Power on the DVI displays.
6. Power on the DVI source.
1. If the DVI or HDMI device requires the EDID information, please use EDID Reader/Writer to retrieve and
provide DVI or HDMI display EDID information.
2. All DVI over CAT5 transmission distances are measured using Belden 1583A CAT5e 125MHz UTP cable and
ASTRODESIGN Video Signal Generator VG-859C.
3. The transmission length is largely affected by the type of Cat-5/5e/6 cables, the type of DVI sources, and the
type of DVI display. The testing result shows solid UTP cables (usually in the form of 300m [1,000ft] bulk
cables) can transmit a lot longer signals than stranded UTP cables (usually in the form of fixed length patch
cords). Shielded STP cables are better suited than unshielded UTP cables. A solid UTP Cat-5e cable shows
longer transmission range than stranded STP Cat-6 cable. For long extension applications, solid UTP/STP
cables are the only viable choice.
4. EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) for Cat-5/5e/6 cables is recommended for better performance.
5. To reduce the interference among the unshielded twisted pairs of wires in Cat-5/5e/6 cable, one can use
shielded STP cables to improve EMI problems, which is worsen in long transmission.
6. Because the quality of the CAT5/6 cables has the major effect on how long the transmission limit can achieve
and how good is the received picture quality, the actual transmission range is subject to one’s choice of
Cat-5/5e/6 cables. For desired resolutions greater than 1080i or 1280x1024, a Cat-6 cable is recommended.
7. If your DVI display has multiple DVI inputs, it is found that the first DVI input [DVI input #1] generally can
produce better transmission performance among all DVI inputs.
Performance Guide for DVI over CAT5/6 Cable Transmission
Performance rating
Unshielded (UTP)
Shielded (STP)
Unshielded (UTP)
Shielded (STP)
Type of CAT5/6 cable
Please use EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) at any time
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Limited Warranty
The SELLER warrants the SP-1014 1x4 DVI over Single CAT5 Distribution Amplifier to be free from defects
in the material and workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase from the SELLER or an authorized dealer.
Should this product fail to be in good working order within 1 year warranty period, The SELLER, at its option,
repair or replace the unit, provided that the unit has not been subjected to accident, disaster, abuse or any
unauthorized modifications including static discharge and power surge. This warranty is offered by the SELLER
for its BUYER with direct transaction only. This warranty is void if the warranty seal on the metal housing is
Unit that fails under conditions other than those covered will be repaired at the current price of parts and
labor in effect at the time of repair. Such repairs are warranted for 90 days from the day of reshipment to the
BUYER. If the unit is delivered by mail, customers agree to insure the unit or assume the risk of loss or damage in
transit. Under no circumstances will a unit be accepted without a return authorization number.
The warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied, including without limitations, any other
implied warranty or fitness or merchantability for any particular purpose, all of which are expressly disclaimed.
Proof of sale may be required in order to claim warranty. Customers outside Taiwan are responsible for
shipping charges to and from the SELLER. Cables and power adapters are limited to a 30 day warranty and must
be free from any markings, scratches, and neatly coiled.
The content of this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, The SELLER
assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies that may be contained in this manual. The SELLER will NOT be
liable for direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in
this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Also, the technical information contained herein
regarding the SP-1014 features and specifications is subject to change without further notice.
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