Tripp Lite (http://www.tripplite.com/USBhubs), a manufacturer of
power and connectivity solutions, has introduced two new, all-in-one
USB Over Cat5 Extender Hubs (Models U224-1R4-R and U224-4R4-R).
The U224-1R4-R consists of a 3-port USB 2.0 hub and a 1-port remote
receiver. The U224-4R4-R consists of a transmitter and a 4-port USB
remote hub. Both models enable peripheral devices to be located up to
150 feet from a computer using inexpensive Cat5e/Cat6 cabling. Each
includes an AC adapter to supply power to the remote end of the
installation. No drivers or special software are required to install
and use the extenders.
The U224-1R4-R enables up to four peripherals to be connected to a
single computer (three local and one remote). Users simply plug the
hub into the USB port of a computer, connect three peripherals to the
hub, run Cat5e/Cat6 cable from the hub to the remote receiver, and
connect a fourth peripheral to the receiver. The U224-4R4-R enables
four remote devices to be connected to a single computer. Users
simply plug the transmitter into the USB port of a computer, run
Cat5e/Cat6 cable from the transmitter to the remote hub, and connect
four peripherals to the hub.