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6-Port IR/Serial Expansion Box


The VK236 6-Port IR/Serial Expansion Box provides six additional IR/Serial ports for a flexible expansion of the ATEN Control System.
This allows users to control additional IR/serial devices in an environment where more devices are required. With the advantage of an Ethernet-based connection, the expansion box can be easily connected to the VK2100 Control Box via a LAN connection from a variety of locations across a network.


Package Contents

  • 1x VK236 6-Port IR/Serial Expansion Box
  • 1x Mounting Kit
  • 6x Terminal Blocks
  • 1x User Instructions
  • Provides 6 IR/Serial ports to expand the ATEN Control System
  • Up to eight VK236 expansion boxes can be added to a single VK2100 Control Box
  • Flexible Deployment: Connects to a VK2100 Control Box via an Ethernet connection
  • ID Switch pairs the VK236 with a controller to instantly configure the network settings
  • Supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) or DC power supply
  • Firmware upgradable through USB or Web interface

IR/Serial6 x Programmable IR / Uni-directional RS-232 Port
6 x 2-Pole Terminal Block Connector
IR: TTL level (0 to 5 V)
– Carrier Frequency: 10KHz~455KHz;
Serial: Uni-directional RS-232 ( + - 5 V)
– Baud Rate: 300 to 115200 (default: 9600);
– Data Bit: 8 (default) or 7;
– Stop Bit: 1 (default) or 2;
– Parity: None (default), Even or Odd
Ethernet• 1 x RJ-45 Female, 10/100Base-T
• Supported Protocol: ICMP, TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTPS, SSH
• DHCP-enabled. The following default IP settings will be used if no IP is assigned within 30 seconds:
Subnet Mask:
Controller ID1 x 16-segment Switch
Expander ID1 x 8-segment Switch
Reset Button1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
USB1 x USB Type A (Firmware upgrade only)
Power ConsumptionDC5V:1.31W:17BTU
Operating Temperature0 – 50°C
Storage Temperature–20 – 60°C
Humidity0 - 80% RH, Non-Condensing
Physical Properties
Weight0.45 kg ( 0.99 lb )
Dimensions (L x W x H)13.00 x 7.58 x 4.20 cm
(5.12 x 2.98 x 1.65 in.)
NoteFor some of rack mount products, please note that the standard physical dimensions of WxDxH are expressed using a LxWxH format.

DescriptionVer.Release DateFile Name
Firmware Upgradev2.1.204 vk236_v2.1.204.zip
Firmware Upgradev2.0.191 vk236_v2.0.191.zip
Firmware Upgradev1.6.156 vk236_v1.6.156.zip
ОSDescriptionVer.Release DateFile Name
Firmware upgrade toolv1.1.106 FirmwareUpgradeTool_Setup_V1.1.106.zip
Firmware upgrade toolv1.1.104 FirmwareUpgradeTool_Setup_V1.1.104.zip
Firmware upgrade toolv1.0.066 FirmwareUpgradeTool_Setup_V1.0.066.zip