Keyspan introduces revolutionary USB Server for PCs and Macs
Las Vegas, NV— January 8, 2004— (CES/ShowStoppers) Keyspan, America’s
#1 brand of USB connectivity products*, announces its revolutionary USB
Server that connects USB devices to a Mac or PC via a wired or wireless
Ethernet-based LAN. The USB Server will ship in late Q1 2004 with an MSRP
Much like a USB print server, the USB Server enables attached USB devices
to be used and shared by client PCs on a LAN. In addition to printers, the
USB Server supports other USB devices such as hard drives, scanners, and
The USB Device Server provides 4 ports for connecting to USB devices at
Full Speed USB (12 Mbps). It connects to 10/100 Ethernet networks via an
RJ45 connector and supports static IP, DHCP, and Apple’s Rendezvous address
assignment. Client PCs must be running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Mac OS
X 10.2.8 or higher.
“This USB Server makes it possible to use and share USB printers, scanners,
and hard drives across a LAN,” noted Mike Ridenhour, president of Keyspan.
“Yet, its most innovative use may be to enable Wi-Fi-based laptops to
connect to remote USB devices.”
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 PC and Macintosh to other
items found in the home, school and office.