ADDERLink XD522 (XD522-DP-PAIR) is a high performance Dual-monitor DisplayPort KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) extender that enables you to locate your critical computing hardware in a secure and temperature controlled environment away from the user work station whilst maintaining the same user desktop experience.
The XD522 can transmit 4K @30Hz, or 2560x1600 at HDR10 or two 1920x1200 video streams to two monitors. Also supports DisplayPort audio, digital audio (S/PDIF), analog audio, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and USB 2.0 (full and low speed) over CATx cable.
Supports DisplayPort++ 4K UHD resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 (VESA timing)
500 foot (150 meter) extension distance for a single 1920 x 1080 screen
330 foot (100 meter) extension distance for two 1920 x 1200 screens or a single high resolution screen to 2560 x 1600 (with HDR10 support)
Supports Mac Cinema and Thunderbolt Display (2560 x 1440)
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed for mass storage devices plus keyboard, mouse tablet and touch
Up to 500ft (150m) extension over single CatX cable
DisplayPort video, USB 2.0 (HID-only) and audio all pass along a single CatX cable. A second CATx cable is required for the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 extension. Distance is dependent on the monitor resolution, number of monitors, cable type and the number of connection breaks for patch panels and wall plates:
Perfect DisplayPort video, with HDR10 support (single or dual-head)
The XD522 system is uncompressed, where by every pixel of every frame are sent without loss. The receiver supports DisplayPort Dual Mode (DP++) which means that monitors which only support HDMI or DVI can be used (with the correct adapter cable). XD522 can extend either two 1920 x 1200 screens or a single high resolution screen to 2560 x 1600. The single screen configuration supports High-Dynamic-Range (HDR10) up to 2560 x 1600 @60Hz 10bit per color.
HD quality audio via DisplayPort, 3.5mm AUX, or S/PDIF
The XD522 system delivers analog stereo audio (Line in, Line out) & supports microphone input & headphones. It also delivers S/PDIF (optical input) via a 3.5mm jack line in connector (mini Toslink). The DisplayPort digital audio path can have up to eight channels of 24-bit 192 kHz uncompressed "Pulsecode modulation" PCM audio or can encapsulate compressed audio formats in the audio stream. Supported compressed formats: DRA, Dolby MAT, DTS HD.
Transparent USB 2.0 (Low, Full, High Speed)
The transparent USB 2.0 link supports enables connection of any USB human interface device from mice and keyboards through to touch screens, graphics tablets, jog shuttles, joysticks and 3D explorers. Mass storage devices and isochronous devices such as webcams and headsets can also be used.
Intelligent USB hub
The remote unit has an built-in 6-port USB hub to enable several USB devices to be connected. HID devices are supported on ports marked "A" and isochronous devices (i.e. USB audio or video devices) on the Hi-Speed link only marked "B".
RS232 with RTS/CTS flow control can be passed between the units to a maximum baud rate 115K2 via the options port. Adder's RC4 remote key switch is also supported.
The XD522 extender has an intelligent EDID management to allow the true characteristics of the monitor to be passed back to the computer.
Plug and Play
The AdderLink XD522 extender is delivered in a zero config state so you can plug in the units and start working with them straight away. There is no need for drivers or software to be installed.
Flexible mounting options
AdderLink XD522 units can be mounted on rack (RMK4S: 1 unit in 1U, or RMK4D-R2: 2 units side-by-side in 1U), desktop, wall mounted (RMKV4) or attached to the back of your monitor using an optional VESA mounting carriage (RMKV4).
Built to last - 50,000 hours MTBF
Adder Technology have a well-earned reputation for creating products that perform well and stay the course. AdderLink XD522 is no exception and features tough enclosure with internal components and external connectors that can an easily withstand environmental pressures. Minimum of 50,000 hours Mean-Time-Between-Failure (MTBF) based on 100% PSU load. Actual PSU load does not exceed 66%.
XD522 Extension Distance vs. Cable Type
Recommended cables are CAT7 shielded foiled twisted pairs:
Daetwyler 7702 Flexible patch cable
Daetwyler 7120 Bulk cable
(1) 2560x1600 @60Hz or (2) 1920x1080 @60Hz or (1) 4k @30Hz
CAT7 Bulk (Trunk)
(1) 2560x1600 @60Hz
(1) 2560x1600 @60Hz
(1) 2560x1600 @60Hz
(1) 1920x1080 @60Hz
Note: Distances are achieved using single lengths of trunk/bulk cable with two 3 meter CAT7a patch cables. For each additional break/patch connection reduce distance by 5 meters. Preferably patch cables should be of type CAT7a and less than 2 meters. Patch cables over 2 meters must be CAT7a.
Resolutions to a maximum of 3840 x 2160 or two 1920 x1200 screens. The receiver unit supports DisplayPort Dual Mode (DP++) also. DPCP and HDCP are not supported.
Supports up to six USB 2.0 devices (low or full speed). The system does not allow non-HID devices on ports marked 'A'. Isochronous devices are supported (i.e. USB audio or video devices) on the Hi-Speed link only marked 'B'.
Digital stereo audio
The system delivers analog stereo audio (Line in, Line out) and supports microphone input and headphones. It also delivers S/PDIF (optical input) via a 3.5mm jack line in connector (mini Toslink).
RS232 can be passed between the units to a maximum baud rate of 115K2 via the options port.
All computers with DisplayPort, USB, audio, RS232 - requirement dependent.
All known software and operating systems including: Windows (all), DOS, Linux, Unix, BSD, Sun OS, Solaris, Mac OS, NetWare etc.
Computer connections Transmitter (TX)
DisplayPort x 2
3.5mm Audio-in, 3.5mm Audio-out
USB type B x 2, RS232 10p10c options port.
Peripheral connections Receiver (RX)
DisplayPort ++ x 2
3.5mm Audio-in, 3.5mm Audio-out, Headphone 3.5mm out, Microphone 3.5mm in
USB type A x 4, RS232 10p10c options port
XD522 is also known as the XD522-DP-PAIR, XD-522-DP-PAIR, XD522-DP-PAIR-US, and XD522-DP-PAIR-USA.
Question: It looks like I can run two different computers through this single box.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The Adder XD522 has two DP connections for dual screen purpose. The 2 x USB for Keyboard/Mouse only supports one machine, therefore if you had two machines, one on each video feed, only one machine would be able to have control, the other being static video. In your case, you would need a 2-port extender, also available with dual monitor capabilities.
Question: Is it possible to connect MAC Thunderbolt interface via ADDERLink XD522?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,
It is indeed - The ADDERLink XD522 was designed ground-up for high performance support of Mac Thunderbolt (and Mac Cinema Displays) at native Mac resolution (2560 x 1440).
All Mac Thunderbolt ports with DisplayPort, Mini-DisplayPort, or USB-C connectors (Thunderbolt 1, 2, and 3, respectively) also support the XD522 Dual-Mode DisplayPort (DP ++) feature. This means that you can also use monitors which only support HDMI or DVI, with your Mac Thunderbolt interface, through the Adder XD522 (using the correct adapter or cable). Note, the optional adapter needs to support at least DP 1.2 standard.
Also note, as of today (April 6th, 2017), the XD522 does not currently support DisplayPort MST (Multi-Stream-Transport) for chaining multiple monitors together. Standard Dual Monitor is still supported using the (2) built-in DP video ports.
Question: Hello, is it possible to connect 2 Extenders, to get the application of 1 Server, 2 Extender and 4 Monitors?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,
You could indeed use 2x Adder XD522 to extend quad-monitor DisplayPort from 1 server. Keep in mind, to get regular multi-monitor control, your server will need 4x DisplayPort outputs. If you would like to mirror one or more server outputs to multiple monitors, you can use DisplayPort Splitter(s) in combination with the Adder XD522 extender(s).