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8x8 Cat 5 VGA/Audio Matrix Switch

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The ATEN VM0808T 8x8 Cat 5 A/V Matrix Switch is a versatile audio/video over Cat 5 + serial solution that offers an easy and affordable way to route any of 8 audio/video sources to any of 8 displays, in combination with the ATEN VE500 A/V Over Cat 5 Extender system.

With eight Cat 5 A/V input ports, the VM0808T allows you to connect eight source devices (via eight VE500T transmitters) to eight monitors, displays, or projectors (via eight VE500R / VE500RQ receivers) at the same time. In addition to the eight Cat 5 connections, the unit is also enabled with local audio/video inputs/outputs so that an extra source device and monitor located in the same rack as the VM0808T can function as a further transmitter and receiver.

Compatible Receiver Units:
ATEN VE500T A/V Over Cat 5 Transmitter
ATEN VE500R A/V Over Cat 5 Receiver
ATEN VE500RQ A/V Over Cat 5 Receiver with Deskew


Package Contents

  • 1x VM0808T 8x8 Cat 5 A/V Matrix Switch
  • 1x Power Cord
  • 1x Rack Mount Kit
  • 1x Grounding Wire
  • 3x Terminal Blocks
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x Quick Start Guide
  • Connects any of 8 Cat 5 A/V inputs to any of 8 Cat 5 A/V outputs in combination with ATEN VE500 A/V Over Cat 5 Extender system
  • Long signal range – supports up to 1000ft between VE500T transmitters and VE500R / VE500RQ receivers
  • Easily switch between multiple sources and multiple displays
  • Local Operation:
    •  Front panel LCD display and pushbuttons:
    •  Serial controller
  • Remote Operation:
    •  Browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    •  Telnet
  • Supports additional local input and local display – provides an extra input / output source
  • Supports Video Quality – up to 1920 x 1200@60Hz; DDC2B
  • Supports stereo and balanced audio
  • Automatic and adjustable video and audio quality
  • Independent switching of audio and video sources – any audio source can be connected to any video source for output flexibility
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Rack Mountable

    * Note: The VM0808T AP and GUI operation instructions can be downloaded from the ATEN website (www.aten.com)

Media Matrix Solution
8x8 Cat 5 A/V Matrix Switch

Video Input
Interfaces8 x RJ-45 Female
Impedance100 Ώ
Video Output
Interfaces8 x RJ-45 Female
Impedance100 Ώ
Max. Bandwidth500 MHz
Max. ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1200 (Depends on connected receiver)
Max. DistanceUp to 300 m (Depends on connected receiver)
*The maximum transmission distance between the transmitter and the receiver is 300 m.
InputBalanced: 1 x Captive Screw Connector, 5 Pole
Stereo: 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green)
OutputBalanced: 1 x Captive Screw Connector, 5 Pole
Stereo: 1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green)
RS-232Connector:1 x DB-9 Female (Black); 1 x DB-9 Male (Black)
Serial Control Pin Configurations:
Male: Pin2 = Rx, Pin 3 = Tx, Pin 5 = Gnd
Female: Pin2 = Tx, Pin 3 = Rx, Pin 5 = Gnd
Baud rate and protocol:
Baud Rate: 19200, Data Bits: 8, Stop Bits: 1, Parity: No, Flow Control: No
RS-485/RS-422Connector: 1 x Captive Screw Connector, 5 Pole
Ethernet1 x RJ-45 Female
Power1 x 3-prong AC socket
Maximum Input Power Rating100-240 VAC~:50-60 Hz; 1.0A
Power Consumption110 VAC, 16W; 220 VAC, 17W
Operating Temperature0-50°C
Storage Temperature-20 - 60°C
Humidity0 - 80% RH, Non-Condensing
Physical Properties
Weight3.50 kg ( 7.71 lb )
Dimensions (L x W x H)43.24 x 26.30 x 4.40 cm
(17.02 x 10.35 x 1.73 in.)
Carton Lot1 pc
NoteFor some of rack mount products, please note that the standard physical dimensions of WxDxH are expressed using a LxWxH format.