ACU1500A
February
2010
MT1000A-85-R4
DVI-D and USB 2.0 Extender
Quick Start Guide.
BLACK BOX
®
Extend video and USB up to 328 feet (100 m) over CAT5 or better cable.
What’s Included
• USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatible device(s)
Your package should contain the following items. If anything is
missing or damaged, contact Black Box Technical Support at
724-746-5500 or info@blackbox.com.
• (1) local extender unit
• CAT5 UTP cable with two RJ-45 connectors (if using surface
cabling) OR CAT5 cabling with two information outlets and
two CAT5 patch cords with RJ-45 connectors (if using
premise cabling)
• (1) remote extender unit
Compatibility and Recommended Setup
This extender is compatible with many graphics cards,
operating systems, and monitors supporting up to a 1920 x
1200 resolution.
• (2) 5-VDC power adapters
• (1) 6-foot (1.8-m) USB cable
• (1) 5-foot (1.5-m) DVI cable
• This printed quick start guide
NOTE: You can also access the complete user guide
at www.blackbox.com.
Additional Items You Will Need
To complete the installation, you will also need the following
items that are not included with the product:
• A computer with a DVI-D/DVI-I output
• USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatible computer (host computer) with a
USB compliant operating system
Customer
Support
Information
The extender complies with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 specifications.
It supports USB 1.1 and low-bandwidth USB 2.0 devices,
including keyboards, mice, flash drives, microphones, speakers,
printers, and USB 1.1 Web cameras. Contact Black Box
Technical Support at 724-746-5500 or info@blackbox.com to
determine if your USB 2.0 device(s) can be supported.
Compatible Host Operating Systems:
• Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows XP
(32-bit and 64-bit)
• Mac® OS X
• Linux®
For installation instructions, turn this page over…
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Compatible Cables
Remote
Extender
unit
CAUTION: Make sure that DVI cables used with the extenders
have connection between each connector’s shield.
If not, the extenders might be damaged.
NOTE: Minimum cable required is CAT5 solid-core. We
recommend using CAT6 STP cable for best performance.
Cables must be terminated with CAT6 connectors to
qualify as CAT6.
PC
Table 1. Maximum cable distances.
Cable Type
Installation Type
Maximum Distance
Solid-core CAT5e
Uncoiled
328 ft. (100 m)
Solid-core CAT5e UTP
Coiled
229 ft. (70 m)
Solid-core CAT5e STP
Uncoiled
328 ft. (100 m)
Solid-core CAT5e STP
Coiled
262 ft. (80 m)
Solid-core CAT6 UTP
Uncoiled
328 ft. (100 m)
Solid-core CAT6 UTP
Coiled
328 ft. (100 m)
Solid-core CAT6 STP
Uncoiled
328 ft. (100 m)
Solid-core CAT6 STP
Coiled
328 ft. (100 m)
DVI
cable
Figure QS-2. Step 2.
Step 3. Place the units where desired and directly connect the
local extender to the remote extender via solid-core CAT5
cabling (not included).
NOTE: We recommend using solid-core CAT6 STP for best
performance.
Local
Extender
unit
CAT5 or CAT6 cable
Remote
Extender
unit
Figure QS-3. Step 3.
Installation Steps
Step 1. Connect the local extender unit to a computer using
DVI cable (included) and USB cable (included).
Local
Extender
unit
DVI
cable
PC
USB
cable
Figure QS-1. Step 1.
Step 2. Connect the remote extender unit to a monitor with a
DVI cable (not included). Connect your keyboard and mouse to
the remote unit.
Step 4. Power on the local extender unit with the included
5-VDC adapter.
5-VDC
adapter
Local
Extender
unit
Figure QS-4. Step 4.
Step 5. Power on the remote extender unit with the included
5-VDC adapter.
5-VDC
adapter
Remote
Extender
unit
Figure QS-5. Step 5.
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Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Mac is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Any other
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