Our Industrial 60 m USB KVM Extender allows placement of an industrial monitor or touch screen, keyboard, mouse, or other devices up to 60 meters (198′) away from the computer or server using dual shielded CAT5e (or higher) cables.

Using this system, an economical non-industrial computer can be placed in a secure, climate-controlled environment, leaving only our rugged industrial touch screen or display exposed to tough factory conditions. Removing computers from the factory floor also increases reliability and allows central location of all PCs, easing future upgrades.

Separate USB and VGA local extenders connect directly to the PC, passing VGA and USB signals separately over shielded CAT5e (or higher) cables to the remote extender unit, which is attached to the back of any Hope Industrial Universal Mount Monitor. When only VGA video signals are needed, extension of up to 150 m (500′) is possible. USB signals may be extended up to 60 m (198′).

With our Workstation Assembly Service, the extender can be integrated and tested with other workstation components at the factory for quick installation in the field.

Industrial KVM Extender system diagram for 60 m (198') distance over shielded CATx cable


  • Extension Distance (using shielded Category 5e or higher cable)
    • 60 m (198′) when extending USB and VGA
    • 150 m (500′) when extending VGA only
    • Note that if distance between devices is less than 15.2 m (50′), a KVM Extender may not be required; call for details
  • Supported VGA Resolutions – up to 1920 x 1080
  • Supported USB Protocols – full-speed USB 1.1 devices (or USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices that will run in USB 1.1 mode)
  • Video DDC Relay – allows the computer to query the monitor for automatic resolution selection
  • USB Remote Connections
    • USB Type B Male – for touch screen interface
    • USB Type A Female – for keyboard or other USB device

Electrical, Environmental, and Physical

  • Operating Temperature – 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F)
  • Humidity – 20% to 90% non-condensing
  • Power Consumption
    • USB Extension – 300 mA plus that consumed by remote attached devices; powered by host PC USB port
    • VGA Extension – 500 mA; power drawn from USB connection to host PC USB port
  • Electrical Requirements – extenders should not be used to link between two different buildings that do not share a common earth ground. Linking between buildings can damage the extender.

Compliances and Certifications

  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Hazardous Locations
    • Rated for Hazardous Locations when used with Universal Mount Monitors
    • I.T.E. for Class I, II, III, Division 2 for Groups A, B, C, D, F, G
    • Temp Code T5 or T4A (depending on the monitor used) (File No. E334953) per ANSI/ISA-12.12.01-2015 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 213-15
60 m Industrial KVM Extenders
Enclosure MaterialPart NumberPrice
Stainless SteelKVM2EXT-SS-N4X-USB60$765£640€730730 €KVM2EXT-SS-N4X-USB60
Black Powder-Coated Carbon SteelKVM2EXT-BLK-N4-USB60$685£575€655655 €KVM2EXT-BLK-N4-USB60