Black Box ACU1001A ServSwitch KVM (VGA/PS/2) over CAT5 Single-Access Extender Kit

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Black Box ACU1001A ServSwitch KVM (VGA/PS/2) over CAT5 Single-Access Extender Kit
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Black Box ACU1001A Overview

The ACU1001A ServSwitch KVM (VGA/PS/2) over CAT5 Single-Access Extender Kit by Black Box, comprised of a local transmitter unit and a remote receiver unit, enables you to place a VGA monitor, a PS/2 keyboard, and a PS/2 mouse as far as 1000' from your PC's CPU, using a CAT5 cable. This extender supports video resolution of up to 1280 x 1024 at 393.7' and 1024 x 768 at 984.3'. The local unit is connected directly to a PC's CPU or to the user port of a KVM switch using the included extension cable, and the remote KVM console is attached to the remote unit.

The remote unit features brightness and focus dials to adjust the screen image. Because the extender performs complete PS/2 keyboard and mouse emulation, you can boot the PC without having a keyboard or mouse attached to it. You can also unplug and replug the keyboard and mouse without disrupting the operation of the PC. The extender requires no software and is compatible with all operating systems.

The remote unit draws its power from the included external supply, and the local unit is powered by the connection from the CPU's keyboard port. Jumpers on the remote unit's board enable you to configure an equalization-adjustment range appropriate to the length of the cable connecting the local and remote units, and rotary controls on the remote unit enable you to adjust the compensation level while the system operates. The extender is compatible with Microsoft IntelliMouse and other wheel mice.

This extender is designed for use with CAT5 cable only. The tight wire twists in "higher" cables (CAT5e, CAT6, etc.) may degrade video signals.

Place your PS/2 keyboard, VGA monitor, and PS/2 mouse as far as 1000' from your CPU or ServSwitch
Capable of 1600 x 1280 at 200', 1280 x 1024 at 300', or 1024 x 768 at 1000'
Uses a single inexpensive CAT5 UTP cable
Fully adjustable video equalization, even at long distances and high resolutions
All signals are fully buffered to ensure consistent remote operation of your PC
Complete PS/2 mouse and keyboard emulation allows you to boot your PC without an attached mouse or keyboard

Black Box ACU1001A Specs

Clamping Voltage15 VDC
CompatibilityKeyboard: IBM PC/AT, PS/2, (PC/AT types require connector adapter)
Video: : VGA, SVGA, XGA, XGA-2, or RGB (sync on green); call Black Box technical support if your system has monitor ID-bit requirements
Mouse: IBM PS/2 two button, Microsoft IntelliMouse, Logitech PS/2 three button
Transmission Range1000' (305 m)
Resolution1600 x 1280 at 196.9' (60 m)
1280 x 1024 at 393.7' (120 m)
1024 x 768 at 984.3' (300 m)
Video CharacteristicsBandwidth (to -3 dB):
Local unit 150 MHz
Remote unit 300 MHz
Across 328' (100 m) of UTP: 95 MHz (with equalization)
Compensation: 3-stage continuously variable
Coupling: DC
I/O Signal Levels: 0.7 VDC pp
Synchronization: H/V or composite, TTL signal levels; sync polarity is preserved
ConnectorsLocal Unit: 2 x 6-pin mini DIN female, keyboard and mouse input
1 x 15-pin Sub-D male, video output
1 x RJ-45 interconnect
Remote Unit:
2 x 6-pin mini DIN female, keyboard and mouse input
1 x 15-pin Sub-D female, video output
1 x RJ-45 interconnect
1 x barrel power plug
ControlsBoth Units:
1 x internal data-rate jumper
1 x internal flow-control jumper block
Remote Unit Only:
2 x dials for brightness and focus (front-mounted)
3 x internal video-distance (cable-length) jumpers
1 x internal 4-position DIP switch for various options
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity Tolerance5 to 90%, noncondensing
Power SupplyLocal Unit: CPU keyboard port, 5 VDC at up to 120 mA
Remote Unit: 9 VDC, 1 A
External Power Supply (AC Adapter)100 - 240 VAC, 50-60 HZ external, autosensing, with IEC 320 connector
Dimensions (H x W x D)Local Unit: 1.4 x 7.8 x 3.9" (3.5 x 19.7 x 9.9 cm)
Remote Unit: 1.4 x 7.8 x 3.9" (3.5 x 19.7 x 9.9 cm)
WeightLocal Unit: 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Remote Unit: 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 8.9 x 3.9"
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