[kwlug-disc] Cabling for video

Kiwi Ssennyonjo kiwi at ssenn.com
Tue Sep 27 16:58:36 EDT 2011

the devices that I have used are by Avocent

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 01:54, Michael Savage <msavage at golden.net> wrote:

> We (church) are bringing in projectors, screens etc. (We already have
> sound.) We want to run the signal over ethernet cable. We have about 1000ft
> of Cat 6 courtesy of Cedric. (Don't worry, I have other uses planned for
> it.)
> Anyways the manufacturer has stated the following: If you do not use our
> cable products, you will not get any support. When asked if we could test
> our plan with their devices, they said go ahead, but if you have problems we
> will not take them back. (ie we damaged them.)
> This is the manufacturer's spec for cable.
> Kramer's BC−DGKat7a23 is a shielded twisted pair (STP) cable designed as
> the ideal companion to Kramer's twisted pair digital transmitter−receiver
> sets to provide optimum range and performance. The cable is optimized for
> the new 10GBASE−T applications as defined in IEEE 802.3an and for PoE+.
> I have a few questions:
> 1. This cable is shielded. The longest runs we are talking about are going
> to video monitors up to 150ft. (The projector runs will be less than 50'.)
> 2. This cable requires soldering the shields to the metal outside of a
> special RJ45 connector.
> Needless to say, this cable and its connectors are expensive. My baloney
> detector is going strong right now. To me the additional cost of this
> specialty cable far out-ways the benefits.
> I believe we will bite the bullet on this one, as we cannot live without
> the warranty. But just for my sanity, what do people think?
> I feel that it is a lot to do about nothing.
> Mike
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