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VGA2Ethernet

Compact External Network Frame Grabber

Compact external network frame grabber for capturing DVI, HDMI, VGA + audio signals and using a network to transfer the data to the target computer. VGA2Ethernet supports resolutions of up to 1920×1200 and can achieve capture rates of up to 60 frames per second.

VGA2Ethernet Features

  • Captures and transmits VGA, DVI or HDMI video source to Ethernet at up to 60fps
  • Supports data transmission from HDMI to Ethernet
  • Supports 3.5mm stereo audio input
  • 100% lossless signal transfer
  • Supports resolutions up to 1920×1200 - DVI, 1920×1080 - VGA
  • Allows you to remotely stream a monitor or projector/beamer over Ethernet
  • Network frame grabber
  • Interfaces to multiple 3rd party applications compatible with DirectShow on Windows, Video4Linux on Linux, QuickTime on Mac OS X
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VGA2Ethernet Connection Diagram

VGA2Ethernet allows the user to acquire 100% lossless images from any DVI/HDMI/VGA/RGB source in resolutions up to 1920x1200. It uses a RJ45 10/100/GigE network interface to send the data to the target computer and can achieve lossless capture rates of 60 frames per second at low resolutions, 13 to 30 FPS at 1024×768, and 5 to 30 FPS at 1920×1200, depending on content being captured. VGA2Ethernet also captures synchronized audio from a 3.5mm stereo line-in input.

VGA2Ethernet is fully compatible with DirectShow in Windows and QuickTime in Mac OS X, meaning that it can be used in conjunction with any third party software that allows the use of an external camera as a video input.

VGA2Ethernet can be used to capture the VGA, DVI or HDMI signal from radars, high resolution cameras, ultrasound devices, servers, computers, or any other mission-critical equipment. Using VGA2Ethernet from Epiphan Systems will ensure effortless and reliable DVI, VGA, and HDMI to Ethernet data transmission every time that it is used.

Technical Specifications

Interface RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Connectors Two DVI-I (digital + analog) connectors
Two Ethernet RJ45 connectors
One 3.5mm audio input
One 5V DC power supply connector
VGA Signaling R,G,B plus separate HSYNC and VSYNC signals
R,G,B plus CSYNC signal
R,G,B with Sync-On-Green synchronization
VGA Modes HSYNC rate is between 15 KHz and 150 KHz
Pixel rate between 12 MPixel/s and 270 MPixel/s for non-interlaced grab.
Pixel rate is between 165 MPixel/s and 330 MPixel/s for two consequent frame interlaced grab.
Color Resolution RGB24 (8:8:8), RGB16 (5:6:5), RGB8 (2:3:3), YUY2, UYUV
Supported VGA Modes VESA modes: 720×400, 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1152×900, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1600×1200, 1920×1200. Custom VGA modes.
Update Rate Frame rate varies depending on content
Resolution Frame Rate
640×480 28.0 – 60.0 fps
800×600 18.0 – 30.0 fps
1024×768 13.0 – 30.0 fps
1280×1024 8.0 – 30.0 fps
1920×1080 5.0 – 30.0 fps
Video Format Options RGB plus HSync and VSync (5 wire)
Composite Video PAL, NTSC. Standard definition @ 25fps
Additional Features Internal 2-port Ethernet hub
LED Three LED to indicate the status of the VGA2Ethernet (power, readiness, and operation in progress)
OS Support Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (i386, x64)
Mac OS X 10.4 and up (ppc, i386, x86_64)
Linux (x86, x86_64)

DirectShow (Windows) and QuickTime (Mac OS X) integration
Dimensions 7.95"×4.13"×1.38", 202 mm×105 mm×35 mm
Weight 1.4 lb, 635 g
Country of Origin Made in North America (Canada)

What's in the Box?

  • One DVI Cable
  • One DVI to VGA Cable
  • One Ethernet Cable
  • One DVI to Composite Adapter
  • One Power over Ethernet injector