IOGEAR makes speedy entry into USB 2.0 market
~ ships market’s first PCI Host Card; offers 40 times the transfer rate of
original USB technology ~
Irvine, CA – April 11, 2001 – USB users can now take full advantage of
faster transfer speeds as IOGEAR today shipped the first USB 2.0 compliant
PCI Host Card.
The PCI Host Card (GIC250U) is based on the new NEC chipset and comes with
five ports (one internal and four external) for easy plug-n-play
accessibility and scalability. It can transfer data up to 480 Mbps,
offering users increased functionality over multiple USB connected devices.
The product is priced at $89 (MSRP) and is available immediately from all
major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets.
“USB 2.0 technology delivers a simple solution to the increased demand for
bandwidth when using connected devices,” said Kevin Luong, senior channel
sales manager at IOGEAR, Inc. “This advance has pushed manufacturers into a
new arena. It is an accomplishment to be shipping the first USB 2.0
compliant PCI Host Card and IOGEAR is committed to delivering highly
innovative, quality products to the market.”
The PC and Macintosh product is fully backward compatible with any first
generation USB device and comes with a three-year limited warranty. For
further information on the GIC250U or other IOGEAR products, please visit
www.iogear.com. (224 words)
IOGEAR, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a leading connectivity
manufacturer that provides complete KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse), FireWire,
USB (Universal Serial Bus) and USB 2.0 solutions, targeted toward home
users as well as small to medium sized businesses.
IOGEAR’s compact desktop KVM products enable users to access multiple
computers through one console, while its extensive line of USB and FireWire
connectivity products allow easy attachment of peripherals. The company has
consistently provided products that incorporate cutting edge technology,
providing the end user with outstanding functionality and capability. As
one of the only true manufacturers in the industry, IOGEAR has the ability
to offer high quality products sold at a fraction of the cost.