Rose CrystalView DVI EX KVM Extender



Replaced by: Rose CRK-1DTXT-EX6
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The Rose CrystalView CRK-1DTXT-EX/A1 is a DVI / USB 2.0 / CATx KVM Extender for your keyboard, mouse, DVI, USB 2.0 and audio. The unit extends up to 1,640ft via CAT5 UTP providing full operation and control of computer and USB devices. In addition to extending three USB devices, you can add up to 4 standard USB hubs to access additional USB devices. Connecting 4 USB hubs to the receiver will increase the number of USB devices that can be connected to a maximum of 13 devices and 4 hub levels.The CrystalView DVI EX supports DVI-D video at resolutions up to 1680 x 1050. Stereo, audio and a microphone can be transmitted in either direction across the CAT5 link simultaneously. This KVM Extender supports all types of USB devices such as printers, scanners, hard drives, and audio devices. Access to your computer is made convenient in a variety of situations by situating users away from hazardous industrial environments, CPUs from areas vulnerable to theft of hardware and data, reduce noise, heat, and increase desk and floor space.

Rose CRK-1DTXT-EX/A1 Features and Benefits:

  • Extend keyboard, mouse, DVI, USB 2.0 and audio up to 1,640' over CAT5 UTP
  • HD Resolution up to 1680 x 1050 at 1640'
  • Designed to support 3 high speed 1.1 or 2.0 USB devices
  • Supports up to 4 USB hub levels and 13 USB devices
  • Supports all USB 2.0 high speed host controllers and devices including keyboards, mice, web cams, flash drives, speakers, microphones, and other USB devices
  • Standard USB hubs can be used to increase the maximum number of connected USB devices to 13
  • Up to 500 ma of power is available at each USB port for powering high-power USB devices
  • Plug-and-Play installation, no configuration or set-up needed

Rose CrystalView DVI EX KVM Extender Application Diagram
Rose CrystalView DVI EX KVM Extender Diagram

How It Works

Connect the receiver to your USB device(s), DVI monitor, USB keyboard and mouse, headphone or speakers and microphone. Connect the transmitter to your computer's USB port and DVI-D monitor port. Connect the transmitter to the receiver with up to 1640 feet (500 meters) of CAT5 UTP cable. Apply power and the installation is complete

Rose CRK-1DTXT-EX/A1 Specifications:

Height 1.18 in. (30 mm.)
Width 6.9 in. (175 mm.)
Depth 4.4 in. (112 mm.)
Shipping Weight 2.2 lbs. (1.0 kg.)
Distance 1640 ft. (500 m.)
Operating Temperature 32°F-122°F (0°C-50°C)
Humidity 20 - 80% non-condensing
Transmitter +5V DC
Receiver +24V DC.  Receiver output 500ma per USB output port
Indicators Transmitter Receiver
Status Green LED Green LED
Link Green LED Green LED
Video Green/Amber LED Green/Amber LED
USB Green/Amber LED Green/Amber LED
Local Connectors  
Video DVI-D
USB Type B
Interconnect RJ45
Remote Connectors  
Video DVI-D
USB 3- Type A ports
Microphone 3.5mm
Headphone 3.5mm
Interconnect RJ45
Approvals FCC Class A, CE, ICE2003 Class A
Question: Can you also use a local console (montior, keyboard & mouse) at the PC without disconnecting this remote unit?
Answer: In order to connect at the local end, you must have the ports available to do so. This extender will utilize your video(DVI-D) and a USB port. Assuming that you have additional ports to utilize, then you would not need to disconnect the extender. If you do not have additional free ports(DVI-D and USB), then you would have to disconnect the local (transmitter) unit.

There are CATx KVMs and IP KVM solutions that have a local and remote console. For further assistance please call us at 1-877-586-6654.

Question: Can we connect any usb printer from receiver unit?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This extender supports USB 1.1 and/or USB 2.0, so should work with most, if not all USB printers. However, different user environments may impact compatibility.

Question: Can we connect with Dot matrix printer EPSON LQ300II?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. We have not tried attaching an EPSON LQ300II, but as long as the printer meets the required specifications, it should work. Having said that, because user environments can be very different , we could not guarantee 100% that it will work.

Question: Are there any compatibility issues with using this device on a USB 3.0 port?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This particular unit does not have native USB 3.0 support. That being said, the USB standard is fairly backward-forward compatible and we have not heard of any particular issues using USB 3.0 ports. However, due to the complex nature of user environments, we could not 100% guarantee compatibility.