SmartAVI Catswitch, CAT5 Audio/Video 8X8 Matrix with RS232 Control


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The SmartAVI Catswitch is a 8x8 Matrix Audio/Video switch which allows you to switch up to 16 remote devices to 16 remote displays located up to 1500ft away. 

Applications for the Catswitch include:

  • Access - Enables easy access to multiple servers in various locations
  • Facilitates data sharing among departments
  • Security - Safeguards the servers by storing them in a secure and climate controlled environment while still providing access from the production floor.
  • Savings - Saves in equipment costs, physical space and utilities expense.
  • Productivity - Increases productivity by facilitating testing and performance evaluation of software and equipment, on multiple servers, from a single keyboard mouse and monitor station.
  • Multimedia - Presentations Can be used in multimedia presentations, where the information is transmitted from various computers.

SmartAVI Catswitch Features:

  • Supports high resolution video up to 1900x1200.
  • High quality audio switching.
  • Infrared, RS232 and TCP/IP control.
  • PC Windows software control.
  • Integral UTP distribution.
  • 1U rackmounted chassis.
  • Uses easy to install, inexpensive CAT-5/5e/6/7/8.
  • Maximum extension of 1,500 feet (500m) between the local and remote units.
  • HDTV compatible. (720p, 1080i,1080p)
  • 300 MHz bandwidth.
  • Compatible with VGA, XGA, Sun, MAC and SGI.
  • Sync Format / Polarity Preservation.
  • Compatible with Line Level Stereo Audio Signals.
  • High ground loop immunity.
  • Built-in power surge and transient protection.
  • Designated trimmer in the remote unit to compensate for length.

SmartAVI Catswitch Application Diagram
SmartAVI Catswitch Application Diagram

Package Includes:

  • Catswitch (CSW08X08)
  • SM-CSW

SmartAVI Catswitch Specifications:

Height 5.23 in. (133 mm.)
Width 19 in. (483 mm.)
Depth 18 in. (450 mm.)
Weight 22 lbs. (10 kg.)
Rack Units 1U
Voltage 90-230V
Connector IEC
Fuse rating 1A A/S
Frequency 50/60 Hz
IR Remote Unit
RS232 Software
Bandwidth 250MHz
Input signal level 1Volt pk-pk into 75R
Output impedance 100 Ohms
Input Impedance 75R Ohms
Connector RJ45
Bandwidth 20KHz
Signal level 0dB
Output Impedance 100 Ohms
Input Impedance 10K Ohms
Input Connector VIA RJ45
Bandwidth Digital
Signal level 5V
Output Impedance 100 Ohms
Input Impedance 10K Ohms
Input Connector HD15 socket
Cat5 Signals  
Pair 1 Red video balanced 1 V pk-pk + audio left
Pair 2 Green video balanced 1 V pk-pk + audio right

Pair 3
Blue video balanced 1 V pk-pk + sync
Pair 4 Data RS232 and IR
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UPC 813280013079
EAN 0813280013079