The StarTech ST128UTPEA eight-port VGA extender is a compact and easy-to-use solution that allows you to send a single VGA source and corresponding audio to up to eight displays up to 300m (950ft) away over standard Cat 5 or better UTP cabling. It's perfect for digital signage at retail establishments or tradeshows, or extending your display across harsh environments or industrial sites. This allows you to make use of existing Ethernet infrastructure wiring, eliminating the hassle and cost of expensive VGA cabling. The high-resolution support of 1920x1080/1080p @ 75m/250ft makes possible sharp, crisp images. It's a pure hardware design, no software or drivers required.
This is a transmitter unit only, and requires a single receiver unit per remote display that you are connecting. The VGA extender offers the option of using our STUTPEALR receiver unit or the STUTPRXWLA wall-plate receiver.
Simple device, works reliably
This review is from: StarTech 8 Port VGA and Audio over Cat 5 Video Extender ST128UTPEA
Pros: Simple, Reliable, easy to tune each endpoint, a definite "set and forget" system
Cons: Super-Long distances take some video quality away (to be expected)
Other Thoughts: We use this in a manufacturing facility to distribute HR information (A power point presentation) to multiple break rooms throughout the plant, our longest run is the maximum 1000 feet and the picture is "Pretty good" even after adjusting the signal balance, but not as good as the shorter runs. We do not use the Audio feature at all.
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