Gefen 1:8 VGA CAT5 Distribution Amplifier



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The Gefen EXT-VGA-CAT5-148S is a 1:8 VGA CAT5 Distribution Amplifier which allows you to send one source to multiple displays in remote locations at the same time. This CAT5 Distribution Amplifier has eight RJ-45 output connector and one VGA input. The RJ-45 connectors are connected to up to eight VGA CAT5 Distribution Amplifier receivers using industry standard CAT5 cables. The receivers can be placed up to 330 feet away from the transmitter.

Gefen EXT-VGA-CAT5-148S Backside
Gefen EXT-VGA-CAT5-148S Backside

How the VGA CAT5 Distribution Amplifier works:

Simply connect your VGA video source to the 1:8 VGA CAT5 Distribution Amplifier's input using the supplied VGA cable. Then connect up to eight VGA displays to the VGA CAT5 receivers. Power the 1:8 VGA CAT5 Distribution Amplifier and the receivers will get power from the CAT5. Note: VGA output 1 is the primary connection and is used for the main display. VGA output 2 through 8 follow the main display. The VGA displays attached to the 1:8 VGA CAT5 Distribution Amplifier MUST have the same native resolution in order to get a picture.

The 1x8 VGA CAT5 Distribution Amplifier will also extend a component signal or composite video w/ L+R analog audio. For this to work, you will need a VGA to Component Cables and a VGA Female to Female Adapter.

Gefen VGA CAT5 Distribution Amplifier Wiring Diagram
Gefen VGA CAT5 Distribution Amplifier Wiring Diagram

Gefen Distribution Amplifier Features:

  • Easily distribute one source to eight simultaneous displays
  • Extends video signals up to 330 feet over CAT-5e
  • Supports component video distribution
  • Maintains 1920 x 1200 resolution video
  • Allows eight monitors to be connected to the same video source at the same time

Package Includes:

  • 1:8 VGA CAT5 Distribution Amplifier
  • (1) 6 foot VGA cable (M-F)
  • (1) 5V external power supply

Gefen EXT-VGA-CAT5-148S Specifications:

Height 1.75 in. (4.45 cm.)
Width 8.5 in. (21.6 cm.)
Depth 4.5 in. (11.3 cm.)
Shipping Weight 3 lbs. (1 kg.)
Supply 5 VDC (External)
Consumption 30 Watts (max.)
Video In HD-15
Video Out HD-15
Link RJ-45
Input Signal  
Video 1.2 volts p-p
Sync 5 volts p-p (TTL)
Frequency Range  
Horizontal 15 - 70 KHz
Vertical 30 - 170 Hz
Video Amplifier Bandwidth 350 MHz