Connectivity solutions provider Gefen has released a newly redesigned fiber optics-based extender, the USB-400 Fiber Optic (http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=9133). This US$1,599, long-range 4-port USB 2.0 hub powers multiple hi-speed peripherals at distances up to 1640-feet (500m) from the computer, enabling a reliable remote workstation.
The Gefen USB-400 FO extender provides a high-bandwidth method of extending up to four USB 2.0 devices, including printers, keyboard/mouse, cameras, hard drives and DVD burners, enabling complete connectivity when operating in the field. The solution is designed for professional applications as it offers invulnerability to electromagnetic and radio signal interference.
The USB-400 FO operates through compact sender/receiver units, with the sender connecting to the computer, and the receiver connecting to four remote USB devices. Two multi-mode fiber optics cables terminated in LC connectors connect local and remote locations; both sender and receiver are individually powered. Local connection cables are included.