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January 27, 2011

Gefen's ToolBox 4-port USB 2.0 hub powers multiple computer devices at up to 100 meters in...

Gefen's ToolBox 4-port USB 2.0 hub powers multiple computer devices at up to 100 meters including cameras, scanners, printers, keyboards, hard drives, DVD burners ad infinitum

Gefen's ToolBox USB 2.0 Extender Long Range is shipping and we can think of numerous ways in which it could be potentially very useful. The 4-port USB 2.0 hub powers multiple computer devices at up to 100 meters (330 feet) including cameras, scanners, printers, keyboards, hard drives, DVD burners, external storage media, digital signage, and automated control systems. The portable sender and receiver units easily fit into any integrated system with the instant delivery of multiple USB signals over a single CAT-5 cable.

The ToolBox USB 2.0 Extender LR comes in a rugged wall-mountable enclosure, offers locking power supplies to eliminate potential disconnects and can be purchased in a cream or black finish.

Installation is plug and play simple. The computer connects to the sender unit, while the four-port receiver unit connects to the remote peripherals at the remote workstation. A single CAT-5 cable connects sender to receiver, reaching speeds up to 480 Mbps for an instant, long-range signal delivery.

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A cheaper version of this extender can be bought at dealextreme.com for less than 10$, including free shipping. The one described above is much better, but it costs about 650$...

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/usb-over-rj45-usb-2-0-power-boosted-extension-adapters-pair-150ft-45m-max-23553

dancarmon
28th January, 2011 @ 04:58 am PST

Why not USB 3.0 to use with my ext USB 3.0 HDD.

joe1946
28th January, 2011 @ 05:57 am PST

@dancarmon The one you suggest is limited to one USB device (although conceivably that could be a USB hub) and with a limit of 45 feet (vs. 330). Cost can be a serious factor though. $650 seems a bit steep for USB connections.

Gene Jordan
28th January, 2011 @ 09:18 am PST
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