> Does anyone know (or at least point me to the correct manual/reference,
> couldn't find anything in my searches) of the distance limitations using
> twisted pair--balun--twinax?


Twisted pair (e.g. CAT5) has a distance rating of 100 meters (330 feet).
Twinax has a rating of (IIRC) about 1500 meters (4950 feet).  Note that
these are max distances for a single continuous run.  I.e. if you have
couplers or devices connected along the twinax, each connection drops the
maximum distance.  I believe that the maximum number of connections on a
twinax line is 12, otherwise the quality over any distance will be

You will probably need some sort of telecommunications solution.  If you are
4 - 5 blocks away, I assume that you would have to run cable under city
streets and through private property that you do not own.  That can quickly
become financially unfeasible.  So you are probably looking at a WAN
(replace the dumb terminals with thin clients) or a remote controller.


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