Industrial Monitor KVM Extenders - 300 metres

Base price: £660


Remote Keyboard, Touch Screen, and Mouse

  • Transparent extension of touch screen, keyboard/mouse, and other devices up to 300 m from the computer!
  • Allows placement of non-industrial computer out of the elements

USB or PS2/Serial Options

  • USB: features remote USB ports for touch screen, keyboard/mouse, and most USB devices
  • Serial/PS2: includes remote PS2 ports for keyboard/mouse, and serial ports for touch screens
  • Both options extend standard VGA video

Multiple Mounting Options

  • Rear-Mount module for use with Universal Mount Monitors
  • Stand-Alone unit for mounting behind panel
Industrial KVM Extender rear-mounted on Universal Mount Monitor

View: Rear Mount   Stand-alone:  USB PS2 Enlarge View  


Product Description

The KVM2 Extender series allows placement of an industrial monitor or touch screen, keyboard, mouse, and other devices up to 300 metres away from the computer or server using a single shielded CATx cable.

A USB version connects to the host PC with a single USB plug, and features 4 remote USB ports for transparent extension of any full-speed USB 1.1 device, or any USB 2.0 device that will run in USB 1.1 mode.  With a Hope Industrial Touch Screen and Keyboard/Mouse in use, this leaves 2 free remote USB ports for use with other peripherals.

The PS2/Serial version includes 2 remote PS2 ports for keyboard/mouse, along with an RS-232 port for use with a serial touch screen or other serial device.

All versions feature VGA connections for video extension.

Using this system, an economical non-industrial computer can be placed in a secure, climate-controlled environment leaving only our rugged industrial touch screen or display exposed to tough factory conditions. Removing computers from the factory floor also increases reliability and eases future upgrades.

Diagram of KVM Extender system

Both KVM Extender models are available in two mounting configurations:

  1. Stand-Alone KVM Extender - for use with Panel Mount displays. Unit can be mounted behind the panel near the monitor, or to the rear of Panel Mount Monitors using our Accessory Mounting Bracket. IP20 rated.
  2. Rear-Mount KVM Extender - for use with Hope Industrial's Universal Mount displays. Extender is mounted in a modular IP65/IP66 enclosure which is attached to the rear of the display. All cables are routed through the KVM Extender and hidden from sight.

Features and Specifications

  • 3-year warranty
  • Additional video port allows 2nd display at the local end; PS2/Serial extenders also provide additional local PS2 ports
  • Separate skew correction, video compensation, and brightness adjustments for a sharp picture at any distance
  • All units include both local and remote KVM Extender units
  • USB-to-PS2 adapter included with PS2/Serial extender options
  • Transmitter Rack Mount available - allows installation of up to 8 local KVM transmitters in a standard 19" rack. Call for details.
  • Operating Temperature - 0° to 50°C
  • Certifications - CE, WEEE, UL 60950 3rd Edition / cUL Listed Product (File No. E212889), FCC Class A
  • DDC circuits enable the computer to query the monitor so that the video card can be optimally configured
USB Extender (Rear-Mount Model)
PS2/Serial Extender (Rear-Mount Model)
Rear-Mount USB Extender
Rear-Mount PS2 Extender

KVM Technical Notes

USB Extender Versions

  • Compatible resolutions: All resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, including 1600 x 1200, 1080p, 1680 x 1050
  • Audio extension: 2 channel 16 bit Audio @ 44.1 kHz (Stand-Alone version only)
  • Extension distance
    • 200 m using CAT5 Trunk cable
    • 250 m using CAT5e Trunk cable
    • 300 m using CAT6 Trunk cable
    • 300 m using CAT7 Trunk cable
    • 200 m using CAT7a Patch cable
  • Power Input
    • KVM2EXT-xxx-USB models (local unit only): 5 VDC, 500 mA (power adapter input: 100 to 240 VAC, 0.5 A, 50-60 Hz). Note: local KVM Extender unit may also be powered via USB. Refer to monitor's electrical input rating for remote KVM Extender unit's power specifications.
    • KVM2-SEP-USB models (local and remote units): 5 VDC, 500 mA (power adapter input: 100 to 240 VAC, 0.5 A, 50-60 Hz) Note: local KVM Extender unit may also be powered via USB

PS2 Extender Versions

  • Extension distance (using shielded Category 5 or higher UTP cable)
    • 300 m at resolutions up to 1280 x 1024
    • 200 m at 1600 x 1200 or 1680 x 1050
  • Power Input
    • KVM2EXT-xxx-PS2 models (local unit only): 5 VDC, 500 mA (power adapter input: 100 to 240 VAC, 0.5 A, 50-60 Hz). Note: local KVM Extender unit may also be powered via PS2. Refer to monitor's electrical input rating for remote KVM Extender unit's power specifications.
    • KVM2-SEP-PS2 models (local and remote units): 5 VDC, 500 mA (power adapter input: 100 to 240 VAC, 0.5 A, 50-60 Hz) Note: local KVM Extender unit may also be powered via PS2
  • If the PS2/Serial extender will be plugged into a computer's USB port using a PS2>USB converter, our CUSB-CCP2U converter must be used. Most other converters are not compatible with our extender.

All Versions

  • Extenders should not be used to link between two different buildings that do not share a common earth ground. Linking between buildings can damage the KVM extender.