PowerCage FOX Tx VGA Retired

Fiber Optic Transmitter for VGA, Audio, and RS-232
Key Features
  • Transmits VGA, stereo audio, and RS-232 control signals very long distances over a single fiber
  • All-digital technology provides pixel-for-pixel performance with signals up to 1600x1200
  • Modular, hot-swappable board designed for the PowerCage 1600 enclosure, part # 60-978-01
  • Available as an 850 nm multimode model for moderate-range transmissions up to 2 km (1.25 miles) and a 1310 nm singlemode model for extreme distances up to 30 km (18.75 miles)
  • Alarm notification for fiber link loss
  • RS-232 control
The Extron PowerCage FOX Tx VGA
Model Version Description Part #
 PowerCage FOX Tx VGA MM Multimode - Transmitter 70-699-11 Retired
 PowerCage FOX Tx VGA SM Singlemode - Transmitter 70-699-12 Retired

This product has been retired.

The Extron PowerCage FOX VGA Fiber Optic Transmitter is a modular board designed for the PowerCage® 1600 that enables long haul transmission of high resolution VGA, audio, and RS-232 control signals over a single fiber. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, it uses Extron all-digital technology to send perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of computer-video images up to UXGA 1600x1200 resolution. Analog signals are digitized for ease of integration. Designed specifically for AV systems, the PowerCage FOX Tx VGA also includes a host of integrator-friendly features such as RS-232 control, audio gain and attenuation, and real-time system monitoring.

The double-slot board design of the PowerCage FOX Tx VGA allows for as many as eight transmitters to be populated in the PowerCage 1600 enclosure, reducing installation time and simplifying power management. The transmitter is hot-swappable, allowing board replacement in the field at any time without having to power down the system.

The PowerCage FOX Tx VGA is part of the extensive FOX Series of fiber optic products from Extron and is compatible with FOX Series HDMI, DVI Plus, DVI, and VGA receivers. It can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with FOX Series distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers to handle the most challenging AV system designs, from a simple conference room to an enterprise-wide fiber optic distribution system.

The PowerCage FOX Tx VGA is ideal for a wide range of applications requiring long distance transmission of high resolution content with the highest quality. Because transmission of content is inherently secure and immune to outside interference, fiber applications are favored in government, military, and medical environments. The transmitter features industry standard LC-type connectivity.

The PowerCage FOX TX VGA MM board supports multimode fiber at 850 nm, which is typically used within buildings or facilities with moderate-range transmission distances. The PowerCage FOX Tx VGA SM board supports singlemode as well as multimode fiber at 1310 nm. Singlemode fiber offers long-range transmission capability over extreme distances of up to 30 km (18.75 miles). It is used in very large facilities such as airports and stadiums, as well as connecting over very long distances between facilities such as university campuses.

The PowerCage FOX VGA transmitter board accepts, digitizes, and transmits all RGB format signals – RGBHV, RGsB, and RsGsBs, along with unbalanced stereo audio and RS-232 control signals. Additionally, it provides controls for optimizing audio signals.

A PowerCage FOX VGA transmitter board and its corresponding receiver can be controlled and configured using the RS-232 port on the transmitter board. With a second fiber link installed, functions for both units can be controlled at either location. Since the units are typically situated far apart, this capability adds considerable versatility, allowing for verification of fiber link status between the units as well as the presence of VGA and audio input signals at the transmitter.

Analog RGB-to-Digital Conversion

The PowerCage FOX Tx VGA is ideal for AV systems that include a variety of analog sources. Pairing the PowerCage FOX Tx VGA with a FOX Series HDMI, DVI Plus, or DVI receiver provides easy conversion of analog RGB to a digital signal.