CrystalView DVI EX

CATx Extender - DVI/USB 2.0/Audio - 1640'

  • Extends DVI video and USB 2.0 up to 1,640' (500m)
  • Compressed DVI resolution up to 1680 x 1050
  • Three remote high speed USB 2.0 device ports supplying 500ma power
  • USB 2.0 throughput of up to 80 Mbps
  • Supports audio via USB
  • Use USB keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, flash drives, audio devices, touch screens, web cams, game controllers, and others

Typical Application

CrystalView DVI EX application


CrystalView DVI EX is a powerful product for resolving most connectivity problems, and delivers remote KVM access throughout offices, factory floors, hospitals, commercial environments, and many other applications. Crystal View DVI EX extends DVI video, keyboard, mouse, audio, and USB 2.0 devices up to 1,640 feet over CATx UTP cable. This distance is considerable longer than most CATx extenders and to reach these distances compressed video is used. The extender maintains a high quality video resolution of up to 1680 x 1050. Stereo audio is bi-directional and can be transmitted simultaneously in either direction across the CATx cable.

The product has 3 integrated USB 2.0 ports on the remote unit and is expandable up to 13 high speed USB 2.0 devices using USB hubs. It supports the entire expanse of USB devices, including keyboards and mice, and other peripherals such as webcams, microphones, speakers, flash drives, etc. The USB ports each have up to 500 ma available for powering high power USB devices. Additionally, all devices are plug-and-play, with no installation or configuration required.


Dimensions (W x D x H) 6.9" x 4.4" x 1.18" (175 x 112 x 30 mm)
Weight 2.0 lbs (0.9 kgs)
Power 100-240 VAC 50-60Hz
External adapter, Transmitter: +5V, 3A, Receiver: +24V 1A
Transmitter: 15W
Receiver: 24W
Distance DVI 1680 x 1050: 1640' (500m)
Connectors Transmitter:
DVI video: DVI female
USB host: USB Type B
Link: RJ45 jack
Power: Barrel jack
DVI video: DVI female
USB device: Three USB Type A, 500ma each
Link: RJ45 jack
Audio: Two 3.5mm stereo jacks
Power: Barrel jack
Controls Status: Green LED
Link active: Green LED
Video active: Green/amber LED
USB status: Green/amber LED
Environment Operating temperature: 32°F–122°F (0°C–50°C)
Storage temperature: -4°F–158°F (-20°C–70°C)
Relative humidity: 20%–80%, non-condensing

Part numbers

Kits (transmitter, receiver, and power supply)
CRK-1DTXT-EX/A1 KVM Extender, DVI, USB 2.0, Audio, CAT5
Rack Mount Kit Description
RM-CRV-EX/19 19" Rack Mount for standard size server and equipment racks
RM-CRVEX/PLT Cover plate for rack mount