Cables To Go adds USB extension devices

Jan. 7, 2009
January 7, 2009 -- At the 2009 International CES in Las Vegas, the company will introduce both wired and wireless products for running USB signals over long distances for more convenient placement of devices.

January 7, 2009 -- At the 2009 International CES in Las Vegas, Cables To Go will introduce two products designed to provide users with greater flexibility in connecting USB devices to computers. The new USB 2.0 SuperBooster extender increases the distance of a USB 2.0 signal up to 65 feet, while the Wireless USB device adapter kit allows a wireless connection of a USB device up to 30 feet away.

According to the company, the USB 2.0 SuperBooster extender significantly increases the reach of a USB device by running the signal over Cat 5, Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable at USB 2.0 speeds. The plug-and-play device is bus-powered, so no external power source is required. The ability to run the USB signal up to 65 feet enables users to place their USB device, such as a printer, scanner or camera, where they want to place it rather than requiring it to sit next to the host computer.

The Wireless USB device adapter kit provides users with the same flexibility to position USB devices where they want but does so with a wireless connection. Using a wireless USB connection, users can move around an office with their laptop while maintaining access to their USB devices such as printers, flash memory devices, scanners, cameras and MP3 players. Desktop users can benefit from moving all those devices off their desk to another location up to 30 feet away. Cables To Go also provides a four-port wireless USB hub for connecting multiple USB devices.

"By being able to extend USB devices across the room or in another room altogether, users have the flexibility to place their devices where they are the most convenient and eliminate much of the clutter on their desktop or workspace," comments Gary Hess, Cables To Go's director of product management.

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