Vetra Systems Corporation
KVM solutions that work

VIP-380 keyboard and mouse extender system

Extend a
PC Keyboard and Mouse
unlimited distances
the VIP-350 & VIP-380
Keyboard and Mouse

 RS-232 technology allows use of modems and fiber connection links


Vetra Keyboard / Mouse Extenders allow you to locate a keyboard and mouse remotely from the PC. All models consist of a Receiver unit located at the PC, and a Transmitter unit located at the remote site for the keyboard and mouse. Distance between Receiver unit and the Transmitter unit can be almost any length, since the RS-232 connection between them can be tailored for the required distance, from simple cables to low loss cable, short haul modems, or fiber. The RS-232 connection between the Transmitter and Receiver for all models can be supplied by the user or purchased from Vetra in standard lengths from 50 to 200 feet (see Accessories DB9 Extension Cables). Custom length cables are also available from Vetra at an additional charge. All models utilize Vetra's advanced keyboard emulation technology which provides error free boot up to the connected PC, supports all popular keyboards and mice, and provides transparent operation with all IBM compatible PC's, PC operating systems, and applications.


The remote keyboard and mouse are connected to the Transmitter unit. The Transmitter unit is powered by a +5 Vdc power supply (VIP-210 supplied with system), which also powers the remote keyboard and mouse. The Transmitter unit takes the keyboard and / or mouse input, converts it RS-232 data, multiplexes it via proprietary protocol and sends it on a single cable pair to the Receiver unit located at the target PC. The Receiver unit is connected local to the PC's keyboard and mouse ports and is powered from the PC. The Receiver unit accepts the serial data from the Transmitter unit, de-multiplexes it, converts it back into PS/2 keyboard and mouse data and delivers it to their respective ports on the PC. The Transmitter unit can be powered up or down at any time without affecting the operation of the system. The keyboard and / or mouse may be disconnected and re-connected (hot-plugged), or exchanged at any time without having to power down Transmitter unit or the connected PC. This feature is useful if a connected device fails during a critical application. For more information on this product or our complete line of KVM solutions, please contact us at


  • Designed and manufactured in the USA
  • Backed by a Limited 3 Year Warranty
  • Hot Plug feature allows keyboard and mice to be swapped at any time
  • Compatible with all operating systems
  • Supports all popular keyboards and mice including Microsoft IntelliMouse
  • RS-232 technology allows unlimited distances


 picture of rear panel of extender
Rear view of Transmitter unit showing RS-232 connection


VIP-350 Connects one local keyboard and one remote keyboard to one PC. $299.00

VIP-380 Connects one remote keyboard and PS/2 mouse to one PC. $323.00

All prices subject to change without notice.

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Standard 6 pin mini DIN, 6 foot, male-male extension cables (supplied with the system) are used to connect the Receiver unit to the keyboard and mouse ports of the PC. Adapters for 5 pin DIN style keyboards and / or PC ports and extension cables for short run extensions are available (see Accessories ). The captive cables of the keyboard and mouse are used to connect these devices to the extender system. The RS-232 cable between the Transmitter and Receiver for all models can be supplied by the user (female/female DB-9 connectors, and straight (one to one) wiring of pins 2, 3, 5, 7, and 8) or purchased from Vetra in standard lengths from 50 to 200 feet (see Accessories DB9 Extension Cables).


Dimensions for both the Receiver and Transmitter are 1.5 in H x 5.08 in W x 5.25 in D (3.81 cm x 12.90 cm x 13.34 cm). All housings are molded of black GE Cycolac-T, a high impact ABS material, and are internally shielded with an acrylic base nickel coating for RFI attenuation. Front and rear panels are fabricated from .062 in thick alumimnum and finished with low gloss paint. FCC and CE marked. Shipping weight is less than 4 lbs per system.

 Environmental Operating Temp:
Storage Temp:
5 to 104 deg. F (-15 - 40 deg. C) 
-4 to 122 deg. F (-20 - 50 deg. C)
 Supported Hardware Computer:  
IBM PC/AT, PS/2 and 100% compatibles
AT & PS/2 keyboards, PS/2 mice
 VIP-380 is a trademark of Vetra Systems Corporation, Copyright © 1995-2003 by Vetra Systems Corporation All Rights Reserved

For user instructions for VIP-350 click here.
For user instructions in PDF format.

For user instructions for VIP-380 click here.
For user instructions in PDF

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 All Vetra Systems products are proudly designed and manufactured in the USA for enterprise mission-critical applications and are backed by a Limited 3 Year Warranty

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