Phidgets (http://www.Phidgets.com) has released the 1019
PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 w/6 Port Hub. It allows you to connect
devices to any of eight analog inputs, eight digital inputs and eight
The on-board 6-port USB hub lets you expand the number of Phidgets
and other devices on your USB bus. The PhidgetInterfaceKit provides
a generic, convenient way to interface your computer with various
devices such as analog sensors, push buttons, limit switches, relays,
buzzers, lights, etc.
Connecting additional USB devices to the PhidgetInterfaceKit is as
easy as plugging them into the on-board 6-port hub. Power is not
transferred from the PC-USB bus to the downstream ports, so a power
supply is provided with the PhidgetInterfaceKit to supply power to
additional USB devices. Each USB port on the hub has a maximum
current supply of 500mA.
The 1019 PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 w/6 Port Hub is available now. The
suggested resale price is $125 Canadian.