DVI DL 201 Retired

Dual Link DVI Twisted Pair Extender with EDID Minder®
Key Features
  • Transmits dual link DVI-D and control signals over CATx cables
  • Sends 2560x1600 signals over 100 feet (30 meters) with shielded CATx cable
  • Extron strongly recommends using individually shielded twisted pair cabling for optimal performance
  • Extron STP201 Digital Twisted Pair cable provides added protection from outside interference and increases overall signal transmission distance
  • EDID Minder® automatically manages EDID communication between connected devices
  • Automatic input cable equalization
The Extron DVI DL 201
Model Version Description Part #
DVI DL 201 Tx/Rx Transmitter/Receiver Set 60-957-01 Retired
DVI DL 201 Tx Transmitter 60-957-12 Retired
DVI DL 201 Rx Receiver 60-957-13 Retired

This product has been retired.

The Extron DVI DL 201 is a transmitter and receiver set that enables dual link or single link DVI signals to be carried over distances significantly beyond the capability of standard dual link DVI cables. Linked together using three economical and integration friendly CATx, or Extron STP201 cables, the DVI DL 201 transmitter and receiver work together to send dual link or single link DVI-D signals up to 200 feet (60 meters). The DVI DL 201 set features EDID Minder®, automatic input equalization, and a buffered DVI loop-through output to support a local monitor for simplified PC integration.

Supporting resolutions up to 2560x1600, the DVI DL 201 is ideal for installations that require long distance digital video transmission and reliable presentation of high resolution graphics, including training, simulation, visualization, and command and control environments in medical, university, government, and other applications.

The DVI DL 201 features EDID Minder, which automatically manages EDID - Extended Display Identification Data communication between the input source and the display, ensuring the source powers up properly and reliably delivers content to the display. The DVI DL 201 offers an ideal means for extending digital video, multi-channel audio, and control signals from DVI or HDMI-equipped devices. The HDCP-compliant DVI DL 201 enables the long distance transmission of HDTV signals with HDCP for copy protection of digital television broadcasts and high resolution digital video output from DTV tuners, DVRs, and Blu-ray Disc players. The DVI DL 201 is fully compatible with HDMI signals when used with the appropriate adapters from Extron.

Several features facilitate convenient, streamlined system integration. Automatic input equalization reduces the need for additional signal conditioning equipment by compensating for signal loss when using long input cable assemblies. The DVI DL 201 transmitter includes a DVI loop-through to support monitoring on a local display device. RS-232 or IR signals from a control system can also be transmitted over the same cabling as the DVI signals, providing remote control of a projector or flat-panel display. Furthermore, either the transmitter or receiver can be remotely powered over this cabling, so that external power is necessary for only one of the devices.

The DVI DL 201 can be used with shielded CATx cables to extend 2560x1600 dual link signals up to 100 feet (30 meters). However, when used with Extron STP201 Shielded Digital Twisted Pair Cable, the 2560x1600 dual link signals can be extended up to 150 feet (45 meters). Extron STP201 cables are specially designed for superior digital signal transmission performance, featuring an S/FTP design with individually foil wrapped conductor pairs and overall braided shield for noise immunity and low crosstalk.

The DVI DL 201 transmitter is housed in a 1U, half rack width enclosure, while the DVI DL 201 receiver is housed in a 1" (2.5 cm) high, quarter rack width metal enclosure allowing for a discreet, concealed installation. Both devices are also available separately.


Note: The DVI DL 201 is not compatible with Extron Skew-Free™ twisted pair cable.

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DVI DL 201 Series
 NOTE     *Dual link DVI is backwards compatible with all single link DVI/HDMI signals.
   Maximum data rate 10 Gbps (3.3 Gbps per color)
   Maximum pixel clock 330 MHz (165 MHz per link)
   Resolution range Up to 2560x1600 @ 60 Hz
   Formats RGB and YCbCr digital video
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI
Video input and loop-through — transmitter
   Number/signal type 1 dual link DVI-D* input
1 dual link DVI-D* local loop-through
   Connectors 2 DVI-I female (1 for input, 1 for loop-through)
Interconnection between transmitter and receiver
   Connectors (3) RJ-45 per unit for 3 cables connecting the transmitter and receiver
   Termination standards TIA/EIA T568A or T568B
   Signal transmission distance 
      1920x1200 or 1080p @ 60 Hz 
         Extron STP201 cable Up to 150' (45 m)
      2560x1600 @ 60 Hz
         CAT 5/5e/6 STP or Extron STP201 Up to 125' (38 m)
         CAT 5/5e/6 UTP cable 100' (30 m)
Longer distances are possible with lower rates.
    NOTE     The transmission distance varies greatly depending on the signal resolution and on the type of cable, graphics card, and display used in the system.
    NOTE     Shielded twisted pair cable provides added protection from outside interference and increases overall signal transmission distance. Extron strongly recommends using shielded twisted pair for optimal performance.
Video output — receiver
   Number/signal type 1 dual link DVI-D*
   Connectors 1 DVI-I female
Control/remote — external device (pass-through)
   Serial control port input 
      Transmitter RS-232 via (1) 3.5 mm, 3 pole captive screw connector
      Receiver 1 set of proprietary signals on a female RJ-45 jack
   Serial control port output 
      Transmitter 1 set of proprietary signals on a female RJ-45 jack
      Receiver RS-232 via a 3.5 mm, 3 pole captive screw connector
    NOTE     Protocol is mirrored between the transmitter and the receiver.
   Serial control pin configurations Captive screw connectors: 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = GND
   Recommended cable type CAT 5/5e/6 (shielded or unshielded) or Extron STP201
   Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 2 A, 24 watts
   Power consumption 
      DVI DL 201 Tx 8.1 watts, 12 VDC
      DVI DL 201 Rx 9.4 watts, 12 VDC
    NOTE     Each transmitter and receiver can be powered locally by an external power supply.  The receiver can be powered remotely by a power supply connected to the transmitter on the other end of the CAT 5/5e/6 or Extron STP201 cable.
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Convection, no vents
      Rack mount Yes, with optional 1U rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional through-desk mounting kit
      Pole mount Attachable to a projector pole mount using optional mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 
      DVI DL 201 Tx 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 3.0" D (1U high, half rack wide)
4.4 cm H x 22.2 cm W x 7.6 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors.)
      DVI DL 201 Rx 1.0" H x 4.3" W x 3.0" D (quarter rack wide)
(2.5 cm H x 10.9 cm W x 7.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight Transmitter: 0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)
Receiver: 0.3 lbs (0.1 kg)
Transmitter and receiver: 0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
   Shipping weight 2 lbs (1 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A**, ICES, VCCI
    NOTE     **FCC testing is conducted with STP (shielded twisted pair) cable.
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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