Thinklogical Fiber Optic KVM Extender



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The Thinklogical VIS-1 is a digital fiber optic transmitter/receiver system.  This fiber optic KVM extension system is comprised of a transmitter device, which is co-located with the computer or source machine, and a receiver device, which is located close to the display, keyboard, mouse and other desktop devices. Two dedicated multimode fiber strands connect the transmitter to the receiver.

The video source for this fiber optic extender system can be either analog RGB or digital DVI.  The VIS-1 will support USB, PS2, and Sun (legacy) keyboard and mouse, USB tablets, full duplex stereo audio, serial and even stereo graphics emitter signals (BNC) for immersive graphics (3D) applications.   All video, keyboard, mouse, USB, serial, audio and stereo graphics emitter signals from the computer source are digitized and converted to light at the transmitter. These optical signals are then sent to the Vis-1 fiber optic KVM receiver via two fibers. One fiber supports the video and the other supports all other KVM signals.

The KVM receiver converts the video signals back from optical to both RGB and DVI standard formats, which allows the use of either traditional analog monitors or newer DVI display devices. If RGB is preferred, the receiver can output any of three video sync configurations, RGBHV (separate H & V), RGsB (sync on green), or RGBH/V (composite). No external converter boxes are required. The system also has connectivity for all common keyboards and mouse types, USB, PS2 and Sun legacy. All electronic conversion, remapping and even international translation is supported.

Note: The Vis-1 KVM Extender is fully compatible with all other thinklogical extenders. The transmitter from one thinklogical KVM extender may be used with any thinklogical KVM extender receiver (excepting the Dual-Link DVI products).

Thinklogical KVM Extender Connection Diagram
Thinklogical KVM Extender Connection Diagram

Thinklogical VIS-1 Features:

  • Fiber optic KVM extension range of up to 1,000 meters
  • Fully compatible with all other thinklogical KVM extenders
  • No proprietary cabling required- uses standard cables and connectors requires only 2 multi-mode fibers
  • Stand Alone and Rack Mountable options included
  • USB support for tablets, USB touch screens and Human Interface Devices (HID)
  • Supports PS2, Sun Legacy, and USB Keyboard and Mouse
  • Local video, keyboard and mouse at CPU (kvm transmitter) end
  • Duplex stereo audio
  • RGB and DVI supported to 165 MHz VESA standards
  • BNC for stereo graphics emitter for 3D applications
  • Front panel programmable for unique video formats
  • Universal conversions between DVI and Analog RGB - DVI or RGB source to either DVI or RGB display
  • Serial port (DB9) supported for touch screens and serial tablets

VIS-1 KVM Extender Included Cabling:

  • (1) RGB Video to Computer HD15 to DVI-I male to male, 6 feet
  • (1) DVI Video to computer DVI-I to DVI-I male to male, 6 feet
  • (2) USB Keyboard/Mouse to Computer USB A to B, 6 feet
  • (2) PS2 Keyboard/Mouse to Computer MiniDIN 6, male to male, 6 feet
  • (1) Sun Keyboard/Mouse to Computer MiniDIN 8, male to male, 6 feet
  • (2) Audio to Computer 3.5mm, male to male, 6 feet
  • (1) Serial to Computer DB9, male to female, 6 feet
  • (1) Stereo Emitter to Computer BNC, male to male, 50 Ohm, 6 feet

Thinklogical VIS-1 Specifications:

Height 1.75 in. (4.45 cm.)
Width 17.25 in. (43.82 cm.)
Depth 14 in. (35.56 cm.)
Weight 10 lbs. (4.4 kg.)
Rack Space 1U
Operating Temperature 0°-50°C; (32°-122°F)
Humidity 5-95% RH, non-condensing
Supply Voltage 100-240VAC, 47-63 Hz Universal AC power supply
Consumption 10 watts per unit
Video Resolution  
DVI 1600 X 1200 @ 60Hz
RGB RGB: 1600 X 1200 @ 60Hz
Stereo Stereo: 1280 x 1024 @ 100Hz
Optical Cable Dual Fiber Multi-Mode 50 or 62.5 micron (available, not supplied)
Distance Range Up to 1000 meters (3280 feet)
Copper Connectors  
Video (Transmitter) DVI-I (2)
Video (Receiver) DVI-I (1)
Audio MIC Right 3.5mm Jack (Transmitter and Receiver)
Audio MIC Left 3.5mm Jack (Transmitter and Receiver)
Audio LINE 3.5mm Jack (Transmitter and Receiver)
Serial Port (Transmitter) DB9 Female
Serial Port (Receiver) DB9 Male
Stereo Emitter Input (Transmitter) BNC
Stereo Emitter Output (Receiver) BNC
USB Keyboard & Mouse USB A (Transmitter and Receiver)
USB Local Keyboard & Mouse USB A (Transmitter)
PS2 Keyboard & Mouse MiniDIN 6 Female (Transmitter and Receiver)
Sun Keyboard/Mouse MiniDIN 8 Female (Transmitter and Receiver)
PS2 Local Keyboard & Mouse MiniDIN 6 Female (Transmitter)
Sun Local Keyboard/Mouse MiniDIN 8 Female (Transmitter)
USB Keyboard/Mouse from CPU USB B (Transmitter)
Download USB USB B (Transmitter and Receiver)
Fiber Connectors ST