Press Release Summary:
Including 2:4 DVI splitter with 4-port USB 1.1 hub and USB extended outputs, Model CU8810 allows up to 4 displays showing same or 2 separate images to be connected to same PC. It transfers images via DVI, and integrated USB ports transfer command signals from touch screens, function keys, keyboards, and other USB devices that may be equipped on displays. Device has 2 DVI-D inputs and 4 DVI-D outputs, all operating over full DVI data rate range up to 1.65 Gbps.
Original Press Release:
Beckhoff Automation Releases DVI/USB Splitter with Four Channels
CU8810 DVI splitter serves as a flexible connection to multiple industrial displays
MINNEAPOLIS, August 6, 2008 - In order to better serve the industrial display needs of large machines and sprawling plants, Beckhoff Automation has released the CU8810 DVI/USB splitter for connecting multiple industrial displays. Using this compact device, up to four displays showing the same image or two separate images can be connected to the same PC.
The CU8810 transfers images via DVI and its integrated USB ports transfer command signals from touch screens, function keys, keyboards and other USB devices that may be equipped on displays such as those in the Beckhoff family of Control Panels. The CU8810 contains a 2:4 DVI splitter with 4-port USB 1.1 hub and USB Extended outputs. With this extension technology, the DVI splitter and each Control Panel can be located up to 50 m (164 ft) apart.
The DVI splitter has two DVI-D inputs and four DVI-D outputs; all inputs and outputs operate over the full DVI data rate range up to 1.65 Gbit/s. The following connection options are possible using the CU8810:
A PC with DVI output transfers an identical display image to up to four Control Panels. Command signals can be transferred to the PC via USB from each Control Panel.
If two PCs with one DVI output each are used, two different images can be transferred to the Control Panels. The two images may have different screen resolutions.
A PC with Core(TM) Duo technology can support the two-channel C9900-A185 ADD2 card from Beckhoff offering a simple option for installing an additional DVI output. With these two DVI outputs, two different images can be transferred to the Control Panels. The two images may have different screen resolutions. Via the CU8810, both DVI outputs can be branched further to up to four Control Panels.
If a Panel PC with a DVI output is used (e.g. Beckhoff Panel PC series CP62xx), the DVI splitter can be used to transfer an image that differs from the main image displayed on the Panel PC to up to four Control Panels. In this case, commands can also be transferred via USB from the individual Control Panels to the Panel PC.
Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 60 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.
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