DVI 201 Retired

DVI Twisted Pair Extender
Key Features
  • Transmits single link DVI-D and control signals over CATx cables
  • Sends 720p, 1080i, and XGA (1024x768) signals over 200 feet (60 meters), 1080p/60 and 1920x1200 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
  • DVI input loop-through
  • Supports EDID and HDCP transmission
The Extron DVI 201
Model Version Description Part #
DVI 201 Tx/Rx Transmitter/Receiver Set 60-734-03 Retired
DVI 201 Tx Transmitter 60-734-12 Retired
DVI 201 Rx Receiver 60-734-13 Retired

This product has been retired.
Suggested Replacement
DTP DVI 4K 230 Tx
DTP DVI 4K 330 Tx
DTP DVI 4K 230 Rx
DTP DVI 4K 330 Rx

The Extron DVI 201 is a transmitter and receiver set that enables DVI or HDMI signals to be carried over distances significantly beyond the capability of standard DVI or HDMI cables. Linked together using two economical and integration-friendly shielded CATx or Extron STP201 cables, the DVI 201 transmitter and receiver work together to send single link DVI-D or HDMI signals over 200 feet (60 meters) for HDTV and XGA 1024x768.

The DVI 201 offers an ideal, cost effective means for extending digital video, multi-channel audio, and control signals from DVI or HDMI-equipped devices. The HDCP-compliant DVI 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 201 is fully compatible with HDMI signals when used with the appropriate adapters from Extron.

Several features facilitate convenient, streamlined system integration. The DVI 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. Additionally, 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 201 can be used with shielded CATx cables to extend 1920x1200 and HDTV 1080p/60 signals up to 100 feet (30 meters). However, when used with Extron STP201 Shielded Digital Twisted Pair Cable, these 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 201 transmitter and receiver are housed in 1" (2.5 cm) high, quarter rack width metal enclosures. Both devices are also available separately, and may be matched with the DVI 201 A D decorator-style transmitter or receiver to suit the installation requirements of a specific application.


Note: The DVI 201 transmitters and receivers are not compatible with the separate analog stereo audio transmission capability of the DVI 201 A D. The DVI 201 is not compatible with Extron Skew-Free™ twisted pair cable.

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DVI 201 Tx/Rx
 NOTE     *Appropriate DVI-D to HDMI cables or adapters are required for HDMI signal input/output.
Also, an optional Extron HDMI-to-DVI adapter is required in order to transmit a CEC signal.
   Maximum data rate 4.95 Gbps (1.65 Gbps per color)
   Maximum pixel clock 165 MHz
   Resolution range 1920x1200 or 1080p @ 60 Hz
   Formats RGB and YCbCr digital video
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI
Video input and loop through — transmitters
   Number/signal type 1 single link DVI-D (or HDMI*) input
1 single link DVI-D (or HDMI*) local loop-through
      DVI 201 Tx 2 female DVI-D
Interconnection between transmitter and receiver
   Connectors 2 female RJ-45 per unit for 2 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)
         CAT 5/5e/6 STP Up to 125' (38 m)
         CAT 5/5e/6 UTP Up to 100' (30 m)
      1024x768 or 720p/1080i @ 60 Hz
         CAT 5/5e/6 UTP or STP or Extron STP201 Up to 200' (60 m)
    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 — receivers
   Number/signal type 1 single link DVI-D (or HDMI*)
      DVI 201 Rx 2 female DVI-I
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
   Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 1 A, 12 watts
   Power consumption 
      DVI 201 Tx 2.8 watts, 12 VDC
      DVI 201 Rx 4.0 watts, 12 VDC
    NOTE     Each transmitter or receiver can be powered either locally by an external power supply or remotely by receiver or 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
   Thermal dissipation 9.5 BTU/hr
      Rack mount Yes, with optional 1U rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional through-desk mounting kit
      Pole mount Yes, with optional mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 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 0.5 lbs (0.3 kg)
   Shipping weight 3 lbs (2 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, KCC, UL
      EMI/EMC CE**, C-tick, FCC Class A**, ICES, VCCI
    NOTE     **CE and FCC testing is conducted with STP (shielded twisted pair) cable.
   Warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Application Diagram

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