The VGA Balun II does not require shielded Cat 5 twisted pair; it can be used with Cat 5 or better unshielded twisted pair.
Used with pairs, the VGA Balun II allows VGA video to be transmitted up to 350ft (107m) via Cat 5 at 800 x 600 resolution; 250 ft. (76m)at 1024x768 (60MHz); 200 ft. (61m) at 1280x1024 (100MHz). Each VGA connection requires Part Number 500040 at the source and either Part Number 500041 or 500042 at the display. The product features a "reset" button that may be required when using certain displays. More information may be found in the product Installation Guide. The VGA Balun II works in conjunction with laptops, PCs, plasmas, CRT, LCD monitors and DLP projectors. Typical applications include digital signage, boardroom systems, classroom video instruction and custom audio-video systems.