Our Industrial 300 m KVM Extenders allow placement of an industrial monitor and USB touch screen, keyboard, mouse, and other devices up to 300 metres away from the computer using a single shielded CATx cable (maximum distance depends on the resolution and cable type used, see Specs section above for details). For legacy applications, a VGA, PS2, and RS-232 serial extender is available. These extenders are also compatible with our digital cable converters when a digital signal is required.

Using this system, an economical non-industrial computer can be placed in a secure, climate-controlled environment, leaving only our rugged industrial workstations exposed to factory conditions. Removing computers from the factory floor also increases reliability and allows central location of all PCs, easing future upgrades.

Monitor-Mounted Extenders are fully IP65/IP66 rated (and 3rd-party certified) and suitable for full wash-down environments. Stand-Alone models can be simply placed behind a panel, or VESA-mounted to the back of a Panel Mount Monitor.

All extenders include both a matched local and remote extender unit.

Industrial KVM Extender system diagram for 300 m distance over shielded CATx cable

300 m USB KVM Extenders (KVM2-xx-USB models)

  • Extension Distance by Cable Type
    • 200 m using shielded CAT5 Trunk cable
    • 250 m using shielded CAT5e Trunk cable
    • 300 m using shielded CAT6 Trunk cable
    • 300 m using shielded CAT7 Trunk cable
    • 200 m using shielded CAT7a Patch cable
    • Note that if distance between devices is less than 15.2 m, a KVM Extender may not be required; call for details
  • Supported Resolutions – all resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, including 1600 x 1200, 1080p, 1680 x 1050
  • Supported USB Protocols – full-speed USB 1.1 devices (or USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices that will run in USB 1.1 mode)
  • Video DDC Relay – allows the computer to query the monitor for automatic resolution selection
  • Image Adjustment – skew correction, video compensation, and brightness adjustments allow image correction based on distance and cable type
  • Mirrored Local Display – additional VGA port on local unit allows connection of mirrored local display
  • Audio Extension – 2 channel 16 bit Audio @ 44.1 kHz (Stand-Alone models only)
  • Electrical Requirements – 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 extender.
  • Power Input
    • Local Unit (all models) – 5 VDC, 500 mA;  included power adapter input: 100 to 240 VAC, 0.5 A, 50-60 Hz. Note: local unit may also be powered via USB.
    • Monitor-Mounted Remote Unit – shares display power source; refer to monitor’s electrical input rating for remote unit’s power specifications
    • Stand-Alone Remote Unit – 5 VDC, 500 mA; included power adapter input: 100 to 240 VAC, 0.5 A, 50-60 Hz
  • Operating Temperature – 0° to 50°C
  • Humidity – 20% to 90% non-condensing
  • Certifications
    • Electrical – CEUL 60950 3rd Edition / cUL Listed Product – File No. E212889, FCC Class A
    • Environmental – WEEE
    • Hazardous Locations (Monitor-Mounted models only) – I.T.E. for Class I, II, III, Division 2 for Groups A, B, C, D, F, G; Temp Code T5 or T4A (depending on the monitor used) (File No. E334953) per ANSI/ISA-12.12.01-2015 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 213-15
  • Transmitter Rack Mount – optional, allows installation of up to 8 local KVM transmitters in a standard 19″ rack; call for details

300 m PS2/Serial KVM Extenders (KVM2-xx-PS2 models)

  • Extension Distance (using shielded CAT5 or higher STP cable)
    • 300 m at resolutions up to 1280 x 1024
    • 200 m at 1600 x 1200 or 1680 x 1050
    • Note that if distance between devices is less than 15.2 m, a KVM Extender may not be required; call for details
  • Mirrored Local Display, Keyboard, and Mouse – additional VGA and PS2 ports on local unit allows connection of mirrored local display and secondary PS2 keyboard/mouse
  • Video DDC Relay – allows the computer to query the monitor for automatic resolution selection
  • Image Adjustment – skew correction, video compensation, and brightness adjustments allow image correction based on distance and cable type
  • Power Input
    • Local Unit (all models) – 5 VDC, 500 mA;  included power adapter input: 100 to 240 VAC, 0.5 A, 50-60 Hz. Note: local unit may also be powered via PS2.
    • Monitor-Mounted Remote Unit – shares display power source; refer to monitor’s electrical input rating for remote unit’s power specifications
    • Stand-Alone Remote Unit – 5 VDC, 500 mA; included power adapter input: 100 to 240 VAC, 0.5 A, 50-60 Hz
  • Operating Temperature – 0° to 50°C
  • Humidity – 20% to 90% non-condensing
  • USB-to-PS2 Adapter (included) – allows local unit to be plugged into USB-equipped PC.  Note that most non-Hope USB-to-PS2 adapters are not compatible with Hope extenders.
  • Certifications
    • Electrical – CEUL 60950 3rd Edition / cUL Listed Product – File No. E212889, FCC Class A
    • Environmental – WEEE
    • Hazardous Locations (Monitor-Mounted models only) – I.T.E. for Class I, II, III, Division 2 for Groups A, B, C, D, F, G; Temp Code T5 or T4A (depending on the monitor used) (File No. E334953) per ANSI/ISA-12.12.01-2015 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 213-15
  • Transmitter Rack Mount – optional, allows installation of up to 8 local KVM transmitters in a standard 19″ rack; call for details
300 m Industrial KVM Extenders
Mounting TypeInterfaceEnclosure MaterialPart NumberPrice
Separate Stand-AloneUSBn/aKVM2-SEP-USB$1,000£790€900900 €
PS2n/aKVM2-SEP-PS2$880£705€795795 €
Monitor-Mounted for use with UM MonitorsUSBStainless SteelKVM2EXT-SS-N4X-USB$1,460£1,145€1,2951.295 €
Black Powder-Coated Carbon SteelKVM2EXT-BLK-N4-USB$1,415£1,110€1,2601.260 €
PS2Stainless SteelKVM2EXT-SS-N4X-PS2$1,380£1,095€1,2401.240 €
Black Powder-Coated Carbon SteelKVM2EXT-BLK-N4-PS2$1,340£1,065€1,2101.210 €