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VGA Bridge

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can the VGA Bridge function only in pairs? How many VGA Bridges do I need and is there a limit to the amount of VGA Bridges on a network?
  2. Does VGA Bridge work with the Gigabit Ethernet interface only?
  3. How many frames per second can VGA Bridge transfer?
  4. Does VGA Bridge reduce the resolution of the images it captures in order to transfer it over Ethernet?
  5. Can VGA Bridge synchronize monitors over a Wide Area Network (WAN) or the Internet?
  6. The video mode that I am using is not listed in the list of supported modes for VGA Bridge. Can VGA Bridge capture it?
  7. How can I configure the VGA Bridge?
  8. What compression does VGA Bridge use to transfer data over Ethernet?

1. Can the VGA Bridge function only in pairs? How many VGA Bridges do I need and is there a limit to the amount of VGA Bridges on a network?

In order to use the VGA Bridge, one must have at least 2 VGA Bridges connected to the LAN. One VGA Bridge acts as the sender and the other one as the receiver. There is no limit to the amount of pairs of VGA bridges that can run on the same network simultaneously. However, since every pair of VGA Bridges consumes network bandwidth, the frame rate for all VGA Bridge devices is reduced once more than two Bridges are running on the same network.

2. Does VGA Bridge work with the Gigabit Ethernet interface only?

The VGA Bridge was designed for Gigabit Ethernet networks, meaning that a Gigabit Ethernet connection is required on the local area network (LAN) for optimal performance. VGA Bridge will also work with older 100BASE-T Fast Ethernet  and 10BASE-T networks, but with a reduction in its performance.

3. How many frames per second can VGA Bridge transfer?

It depends on the resolution of your screen and the screen refresh rate. Read the product specifications for a table of refresh rates.

4. Does VGA Bridge reduce the resolution of the images it captures in order to transfer it over Ethernet?

No. VGA Bridge captures and transfers every pixel of the original VGA frame in 24-bits-per-pixel, 8:8:8 format. In this respect, VGA Bridge provides diagnostic-quality images - superior to other solutions such as analog video conversion and transfer.  

5. Can VGA Bridge synchronize monitors over a Wide Area Network (WAN) or the Internet?

Please contact us regarding this option. The standard version of the VGA Bridge does not support WAN or Internet transfers.

6. The video mode that I am using is not listed in the list of supported modes for VGA Bridge. Can VGA Bridge capture it?

Please contact us. We are always looking for ways to improve our system and may be willing to add support for this mode.

7. How can I configure the VGA Bridge?

Although the VGA Bridge is a simple "plug-and-play" device, configuration of the Bridge is done through the USB remote provided.

8. What compression does VGA Bridge use to transfer data over Ethernet?

VGA Bridge uses Epiphan Systems' proprietary loss-less image compression developed specifically for the VGA Bridge. This ensures a high quality picture without a compromise in transfer rate.