IOGEAR plugs peripherals into next-generation technology
~ new hub allows users to take advantage of increased speeds in USB 2.0
devices ~

Irvine, CA =96 August 13, 2001 – IOGEAR introduces the world’s first
certified USB 2.0 four-port hub to support multiple peripherals which offer
transfer rates of 480 mbps, 40 times faster than original USB technology.

IOGEAR’s next-generation hub offers increased functionality and greater
compatibility with USB 2.0 products as well as with current USB 1.1
peripherals. It allows hardware enthusiasts to daisy chain up to 127
different devices for instant access. The hub is priced at $59 (MSRP) and
will begin shipping in September 2001. It will be available from all major
catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets.

“USB 2.0 technology is changing the connection between computers and
peripherals. Now, there is a hub to bring them all together without the
need to individually plug-n-play,” said Kevin Luong, senior channel sales
manager at IOGEAR, Inc. “By offering the first certified USB 2.0 hub,
IOGEAR delivers its customers a convenient solution to end peripheral
transfer speed hang-ups while taking advantage of the latest and fastest
technology available.”

IOGEAR’s USB 2.0 hub (GUH204) supports Mac OS X or greater and Windows 98,
98SE, 2000, ME and XP systems. It comes equipped with a standard three-year
warranty, one USB 2.0 A to B cable and DC5V 2.6A power adapter. For further
information on the USB 2.0 hub and other IOGEAR products, please visit (244 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, targeting home users and
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 peripherals to be easily attached. 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

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