tower 20 meters away from screen, keyboard and mouse.

Hello Experts,
We need to install a couple of stations in our network far away from their towers....around 15 t0 20 meters away.
is this possible? is there any side effect ? is the signal still strong enough?

we are planning to just extend the wire as much as possible for a screen, keyboard, and mouse.
nothing wireless...all through the wire.

RGuillermoProject ManagerAsked:
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Yes it IS possible... (we have 15m. cables for a beamer),  but those are special cables for longer distances (slightly thicker copper).
Connecting 10 times 2m cables  to get to 20m will most probably NOT work due to too much signal loss.
(Through Connectors & thinner copper wires).
Also for keyboard /mouse that might be a problem as those also need to be fed through the cables.
Using a USB KB/Mouse with a hub near the screen might help.

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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
15 meters will be OK, but more than that and you're asking for trouble. You'll have signal degradation and poor general performance. Here's a handy chart on options. Generally, with HDMI for example, the most you want to go is 50 feet, which is @ 15 meters.
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fred hakimRetired ITCommented:
this chart may help as well.  But I still suggest the KVM over I/P solution as the most cost effective.  I would think, buying boosters for USB and HDMI and The cable at the lengths you need would cost more than an IP LAN drop and kvm over IP device.  

fred hakimRetired ITCommented:
If the monitors can be VGA, here is a really cost effective extender for VGA and USB over cat5.
RGuillermoProject ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all experts
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