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Catalog # 307281 - Model 7281 RJ45 CAT5 Video Feed Sources Switch

    RJ45 CAT5 Video Feed Sources Switch
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Catalog No: 307281
Model No: 7281
Feature:Video Feed Controller Switch, Remote Control Only
Protocol:Contact Closure
Product Type:Switches: Copper
Cable Type/Port Connector:RJ45
Channels per Switch Chassis:3
Electronic Switches/Power Required:PathWay® Copper
Remote Control:Contact Closure
Pins Switched:8
Remote Port:DB9
Local Control:None


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Path Way® Remotely Controllable Network Switch, RJ45, Cat5, Video Source

Model 7281 RJ45 CAT5 Video Feed Controller Switch with Contact Control Remote Port 

Model 7281 RJ45 CAT5 Video Feed Controller Switch with Contact Closure Remote


    • (2) RJ45 female connectors labeled Monitor A, and B.
    • (3) RJ45 female connectors labeled Video Source 1, 2, and 3.
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROL:  There is no front panel control.
  • REMOTE: (1) DB9 female connector on rear panel accepts contact closure switch commands for remote control operation.
  • POWER: UL approved 120VAC, 60Hz wall mount power module supplies 12 VDC, 500mA to the unit.
  • DIMENSIONS: Rackmount, 19.0"W x 1.75" H x 8.0" D.
  • WEIGHT: Approximately 4.5 lbs.

7281 RJ45 CAT5 Video Feed Controller Switch, Contact Closure Remote, App Note


  • All video source and monitor connectors are RJ45 Cat5/100mbps.
  • All 8 pins of the port connectors are switched.
  • Two video monitor connectors, A and B.
  • Three video source connectors, 1, 2, and 3.
  • One Remote DB9/Female port for two control commands: Contact Controls, 1 and 2.
  • Contact Control 1 and 2 are independent contact closures.
  • Contact Control 1 controls switching of both monitor ports simultaneously between the Cutoff position and data flow.  If the selection is to allow data to flow to the Monitors, then Monitor B can be switched between a Video Source 2 or 3.
  • Contact Control 2 controls switching of the video source for Monitor B.  The source can be either Video Source 2 or 3.
  • Front panel LED indicators show the position of each switch.  The LEDs show red when in position for data transmission, and blink when the switches are in cutoff position.
  • All switches are remotely controlled.  There is no local control.
  • RJ45 connector pins for Ports A, B, and Common are divided up into groups of pins used for data transfer between Monitors and Video Sources.
  • If the Model 7281 loses power, both monitors are switched to the Cutoff position.
  • On power up, the switch positions are set based on the remote contact closures.

The PathWay® Model 7281 Video Feed Controller Switch allows three video sources to be switched among two video monitors with the option of all sources being put in a cutoff position.  The Model 7281 dimensions are 19" W x 1.75" H x 8" D allowing the unit to occupy only 1U rack height.

This network switch may be controlled remotely using a DB9 Contact Control Remote port located on the rear of the unit.  The DB9 Remote port provides control by dry contact open/closure logic.  The front panel LED display indicates the switch position and unit power status.

Don't forget to order your RJ45 cables.  See Cat No. 990328 thru 990336.

Option: Wide Range Power Supply: (Cat No. 517277) CE and UL listed table mount power module, 100VAC/240VAC, 50/60Hz in place of the standard 115 VAC or 120 VAC,  power module.  Ideal for international applications.

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