Cat5 or the category 5 cable commonly known as the cable and telephone is a twisted pair cable category especially designed for the high-signal integrity. Some of the Cat 5 cables are shielded while some of the cables are not shielded. The Cat 5 cable is generally used for the computer networks in structured cabling like the Ethernet and for carrying various other signals such as the token ring, voice services and ATM.
A rang of Cat5 cables also allows the transmission of video and audio files over the long distances which is typically unachievable with the traditional audio video cables. The Cat 5 cable for transferring audio and video files over long distances includes four twirled and twisted pairs within a single cable jacket. This use of the balance lines assists in preserving a high signal to noise ratio regardless of interference from both the external sources as well as other pairs.
The Cat 5 cable routes audio and video files from different video sources to various displays such as monitors and projectors as well as speakers. The Cat 5 is proficient of connecting as much as thirty-two video sources through transmitters and sixteen video displays by receivers with utmost extension of six hundred feet in between the remote and the local units.
A single video or audio file can be easily routed to even one and more than one destinations. Each file transferred through Cat 5 will be as clear and crisp as if directly connected with the original source. The digital transmission and buffered video output of the audio signals guarantees that reliability is maintained all through the system.
Features of Cat 5
- Control and configures the switch via Ethernet, front-panel buttons or serial port
- Video and audio quality tuning is done automatically on every connection transform or is forced through the web interface or front panel
- Equipped with LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) for the front-panel operation
- The digital VU meter shows the video and audio level of desired output
- Every output gives single video-signal in addition to one stereo audio-signal
- Every input is independently linked to all or any output devoid of any image degradation
- No video or audio quality loss between the remote and the local units
- HDTV, VGA, S-Video receivers and transmitters are supported as well
- Looping output with audio and video equipment and other hubs
Apart there are various modes and mediums (accessories) used for audio and video files. It includes:
The auto transceivers transmit the audio and the video signals from a single Cat 5 cable. Auto transceivers include various other accessories such as audio and video transceivers, stereo transceivers, analog audio transceivers along terminals and many more.
Audio and video distribution hub
The audio and video distribution hub distributes the composite video or the S-Video in addition to the stereo audio to more than seven different locations. Furthermore, you can also daisy chain upto three hubs for the additional locations.
Some other accessories includes AV over IP, AV over IP, CCTV over Cat 5, VGA over Cat 5, XLR over Cat 5, Digital signage, component video transceivers, SCART A/V Baluns among the major ones.