Sending PC monitor signals over Cat5 cable

In an earlier post, I talked about finding a commercial remote-desktop software solution inadequate for a studio setup where VSTs run on a PC in a different room from the DAW machine(s).

The A/V industry offers a practical alternative, in the form of some interesting devices to send PC video signals over long distances using the same Cat5 cables used for Ethernet LANs.

There is some interesting discussion of the issues at this page on Ars Technica, and a selection of relevant products available from the Black Box Network Services site.