Keyspan Enhances Revolutionary USB Server
Richmond, CA— August 2, 2004— Keyspan, America’s #1 brand of USB
connectivity products*, announced today it has released a software upgrade
for its revolutionary USB Server that connects USB devices to a Mac or PC
via a wired or wireless Ethernet-based LAN.
Much like a USB print server, the Keyspan 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 scanners, hard
drives and more. The USB 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.
The USB Server was released in Apirl 2004. At that time Keyspan announced
that it would be broadening the set of compatible USB devices via upcoming
software releases. This software update delivers upon this commitment.
The new release also provides several features requested by customers in
the past 90 days.
The 1.1 software update offers broader device compatibility as well as a
more convenient user interface.
* Provides automatic connection and disconnection to printers from Windows
* Adds a System Tray Icon for easy access to USB devices on Windows clients
* Adds support for compound devices (USB devices with embedded hubs)
* Adds UI improvements (device and server ordering)
The software update is free of charge and can be downloaded at the
The Keyspan USB Server has an MSRP of $129 and is available to resellers
from Ingram Micro, D&H, and Wynit; and to consumers at CompUSA, CDW, and
other leading computer products resellers.
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. Keyspan products are available
to resellers via Ingram and to consumers through leading catalogs and