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Video Display and Audio Extension Kit for Graphic Workstations
The VDE/200 Video Display Extension Kit allows you to remote a keyboard, monitor, mouse, and peripherals from a workstation long distances (up to 10,000 feet, 3048m), without loss of resolution. Using multi-mode fiber optic technology, the VDE is commonly used in areas where space is at a premium or where data security or environmental issues dictate that a CPU be located remotely from the graphics console or projector. The VDE is the only Gold Seal Approved solution for Silicon Graphics. The VDE is also SPARC Verified.



Convenience - Access your SGI or other graphics workstation from a remote location (creative or production department, etc.) with just as crisp and clear graphics as if you where still sitting next to it.
Improve your workstation environment - Keep fan noise and CPU maintenance interruptions restricted to the cold computer room.
Flexible solution - Use the VDE for any desired distance, from 75 to 10,000 feet (3048m). VDE systems are available to transport RGB, HDTV formats, NTSC, PAL, Audio, and most serial formats.
High resolution graphics - Patented automatic gain control ensures consistent, transparent operation with resolution to 2000 x 2000 pixels.
Easy to use - Plug-and-play design with no adjustments needed. Common copper cabling connections and simple ST fiber hook-up.
Complete system/software transparency - The VDE/200 connects directly to the video signal outputs from your processor - no digitizing, packetizing, routing, or signal reformatting is performed.
Platform Flexible - Supports video formats for Silicon Graphics, Sun, HP, IBM, DEC, Apple, and other compatible processors.

Model 160 High Performance System
A full RGB (and sync) system, designed to handle workstation-level video signals up to 160 MHz, as found on displays with up to 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution.

Model 350 Ultra-High Resolution System
The Model 350 utilizes a patented AGC scheme and proprietary video processor ASICs and pre-amps to achieve analog bandwidth sufficient to support 2048 x 2048 pixel displays. When packaged with high performance LEDs and detectors, the Model 350 has no peer for entertainment post-production, air traffic control, medical and visual simulation applications. The system has all the functional features and benefits of the Model 160.

Video Performance Model 160 Model 350
Bandwidth per channel 10 Hz to 160 10 Hz to 350
Rise Time 2.8 nsec 1.2 nsec
Fall Time 3.0 nsec 1.2 nsec
Maximum Display Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels 2048 x 2048 pixels
Optical Loss Budget
50/125 Micron

4.0 dB

62.5/125 Micron 7.0 dB
Horizontal Frequency

10-105 KHz

Sync Configuration Sync on green, composite sync, separate H & V sync

3% or better, 10-90% APL

DC Restoration (Video Back Porch) 0 + 50mV
Signal-to-Noise Ratio

>40 dB

Output Gain Stability (Per Channel) + 2% of full scale pulse after ALC lock (per channel)
Differential Output Gain Stability

+ 1% (channel to channel)

ALC Dynamic Range 8 dB

< 15%

Setting Time < 20 nsec to less than 2%
I/O Impedance

75 Ohms

I/O Return Loss 30 dB

Power (green) on front panel

Operating Temperature 25o C (77o F)

15W, 115-230 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Receiver 20 W, 115-230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Connectors

IEC320/CEE22 (Inlet), IEC320/CEE22 (Outlet)


1.72" H x 15.82"W x 14.0"D (44 x 402 x 356 mm)

Receiver 19" Rack Mount Kit Available (occupies one rack unit)

10 lbs (4.5 Kg)

Receiver 11 lbs (5 Kg)

22 lbs (10 Kg) per system

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