Keyspan Offers Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Upgrade Card for Laptops
Las Vegas, NV— November 12, 2001— Keyspan, America’s #1 USB
connectivity products vendor*, announced its Keyspan Hi-Speed USB 2.0
CardBus Card. This card enables any laptop with a CardBus slot to connect
to USB 1.1 and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 devices.
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 operates at speeds up to 480 Mbps— forty times faster
than previous USB technology. A new generation of lightning-fast Hi-Speed
USB 2.0 devices are now being released. These devices include hard drives,
CD-RW’s, scanners, and printers.
The Keyspan Hi-Speed USB 2.0 CardBus Card ships with a small power adapter.
Use of the power adapter is optional— and guarantees that a full 500mA of
power is delivered when both ports on the card are in use. Cards that draw
power solely from the CardBus slot are not able to supply 500mA via its
ports as provided for in the USB specification.
This CardBus card is the second Hi-Speed USB 2.0 upgrade card available
from Keyspan. In May of this year Keyspan released a five port Hi-Speed USB
2.0 PCI Card.
The Keyspan Hi-Speed USB 2.0 CardBus card ships on November 27 at an MSRP
of $99. Resellers may order this SKU now at Ingram Micro, Tech Data, and
other Keyspan distributors.
*Keyspan is rated the #1 USB Connectivity vendor in the United States as
ranked by PC Data for the year 2000 and again for the first six months of
Keyspan products provide “Connections for Your Computer.” The company’s
first products provided serial ports for connecting to traditional computer
peripherals such as modems, printers and graphics tablets. Over time,
Keyspan has expanded its horizons, connecting the Macintosh and PC to the
other items found in the home, school and office.