Host and Hub Units extend USB connections up to 500 m.

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Fiber-to-USB converter/extender set is comprised of host unit models 4162 and 4162-DIN and 4-port hub models 4169 and 4169-DIN. USB 2.0-compliant data is converted from standard PC host interface over fiber to remote 4-port powered hub. Offered in desktop and DIN rail mounted configurations, units offer plug-and-play operability with support for Windows®, Mac OS®, Linux®, and all USB device types and up to 480 Mbps data transfer rate.

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Fiber-to-USB System Extends USB Connections up to 500 Meters

Electro Standards Laboratories, Cranston, RI, announces the launch of its high-speed fiber-to-USB converter/extender set that includes a host and 4-port hub unit. The sets are available in both desktop and DIN rail mounted configurations. Models 4162 and 4162-DIN are the host units and Models 4169 and 4169-DIN are the 4-port hubs.

This system extends USB connections up to 500 meters via a high speed fiber interface. The units convert USB 2.0 compliant data from a standard PC Host interface over fiber to a remote 4-Port powered Hub. The units are ideal for applications involving PC communications that require high speed, secure communications, and optical isolation. They are ideal for extending USB communications in environments that are subject to high EM or RF interference that might corrupt communications over a copper interface.

Typical applications include industrial control, KVM extension, remote desktop USB connections, and remote USB device sharing. The units offer true plug and play operability with support for Windows®, Mac OS®, Linux®, and all USB device types: Control, Interrupt, Bulk and Isochronous at up to 480 Mbps.

For more information on high speed fiber-to-USB converter/extenders, contact Electro Standards Laboratories at 401-493-1164 or

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