CrystalView Extreme

CATx Extender over LAN - DVI/USB 2.0/Audio - 330'+

  • Operates on a 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps network connection
  • Compressed DVI resolution up to 1680 x 1050
  • Three remote high speed USB 2.0 device ports supplying 500ma power
  • Supports audio via USB
  • USB 2.0 throughput of up to 480 Mbps
  • Connect up to 15 sets of paired units on the network, access is available anywhere your network goes
  • Use USB keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, flash drives, audio devices, touch screens, web cams, game controllers, and others

Typical Application

CrystalView Extreme application


CrystalView Extreme is a KVM extender which is cabled through an Ethernet local area network. You can deploy up to 15 sets of transmitters and receivers. The transmitters connect to your computer video and USB ports. The receivers connect to your LCD monitors and USB peripherals. The units are typically connected to an Ethernet switch or router and this distance is limited to 330' (100m). The KVM data is available anywhere the network reaches.

A huge benefit of this topology is that you do not need to run any new wiring. The user can fully operate and control all of the computer functions from anywhere on the local network. Because LANs usually extend throughout entire offices and commercial buildings, this extender can provide a high level of functionality and adaptability. CrystalView Extreme supports high quality video resolutions up to 1680 x 1050.

If additional USB devices are needed, you can add up to 4 USB hubs to the three port receiver model to connect up to a maximum of 13 USB devices. CrystalView Extreme supports all USB 2.0 devices. It is ideal for use in industrial control areas, digital signage, connecting LAN cameras for security systems, USB device printing, scanning, and storage. All operating systems are supported.


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: 330' per LAN segment
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-EX45/A1 KVM Extender, DVI, USB 2.0, Audio, over LAN
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