ADDER CATx Dual CAM

Share a single computer between two sets of peripheral devices

ADDER CATx Dual CAM

Overview

The CATx Dual Computer Access Modules (CAMs) are highly compact devices that allow you to share a single computer between two sets of peripheral devices. In simple terms the CAM can be viewed as a combined video splitter and peripheral hub. This is useful for mixing local and remote stations or mixing KVM with extension or signage systems.

The module connects to the video, USB, audio and RS232 ports of your computer and then connects via CAT 5, 5e or 6 cabling to the ADDERView® CATx KVM switches and/or ADDER extender receivers (either ADDERLink® X100 or X200), each of which can be located up to 300 meters from the module. Your video display, keyboard, mice and speakers are linked to the remote devices.

The CATX-USB-DA variant is not fitted with audio or serial ports but is otherwise identical to the CATX-USBA-DA model.

Product codes
CATX-USB-DA
CATX-USBA-DA

Product Features

Resolutions and cable lengths

The maximum resolutions achievable are: 
1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz at 100m. 
1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz at 200m.
1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz at 300m.

Audio

Two channel CD quality audio is supported.

Absolute mouse mode support

Supports absolute mouse mode when used in conjunction with supporting equipment.

EDID display information

The module contains a default set of EDID information that supports display resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz. In addition, the module will check during power up whether alternative EDID information is available from the KVM switch or extender that is connected to port A. If required, you can also harvest and store new EDID information from your display (Read and Store).

Power

The CATx Dual CAM uses a USB port to derive its power from the host computer, dispensing with the need for a separate power supply and thus simplifying installation. Therefore the USB cable must always be connected to a USB port on the computer that is capable of providing up to 300mA.

User arbitration

Control of the host computer is arbitrated by the module on a first come, first served basis. At the moment that a key is pressed or a mouse is moved by a user, the keyboard and mouse of the other user are temporarily locked-out (the video images remain). The keyboard indicators of the locked-out user then begin to flash to confirm their status. After two seconds of inactivity from the user currently in control, the module returns to its idle condition and re-instates the keyboard indicators of the locked-out user.

RS232 for disabling/re-enabling receiver connections 

When required, a user of one remote link can disable (and re-enable) the other remote link using serial port commands.

From one of the remote keyboards, a terminal program on the computer can be used to send the appropriate character to the COM port that has been allocated to the module.

Specification

Video resolution

Maximum of 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz

Extension distance

1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz at 100m. 
1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz at 200m.
1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz at 300m.

O/S compatibility

Operating system independent

Connectors

CATX-USB-DA:
USB Type A, D type 15 pin male (video)

CATX-USBA-DA:
As CATX-USB-DA but also including; 3.5mm male audio jack, D type 9pin female (RS232), and two RJ45 ports

Physical design 

ABS moulded plastic.
70mm (H), 52mm (W), 25mm (D).

Power

USB powered ( Max 300mA @5V DC)

Operating temperature 

0 - 40 deg C

Approvals 

CE, FCC

Associated products

ADDERLink X100

ADDERLink X100s have been designed for use in applications where keyboard, mouse, high quality video and audio needs to be extended no more than 100m (330ft) over category 5 or higher UTP cable.

The ADDERLink X100s provide industry-leading video clarity, audio quality and compatibility.

ADDERLink X200

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The ADDERView RDX 1000 is a complete server room solution with local and remote management.

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ADDERView RDX 1000IP

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ADDER CATx Dual CAM

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  • Easy plug and play operation
  • Self powered 
  • Compatible with all adder CATx devices

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Dual CAM: CATX-USB-DA

Dual CAM with audio: and RS232 CATX-USBA-DA