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PRESS RELEASE: Gefen Introduces Wireless USB 2.0 Extender

CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- No cables are required to transmit USB 2.0 signals up to 100 feet in distance with the new Wireless USB Extender from Gefen.

This sender/receiver system delivers cable-free USB connectivity and is designed to offer a useful, plug and play method of removing USB devices from the computer station. It is effective in extending typical computer peripherals such as keyboard/mouse and printer with full operational functionality using a radio transmission based on 802.11a, b, g, n and Extreme USB technologies.

An ideal solution for accessing the computer and powering devices in remote locations where running wires is undesirable, the cable-free extension solution transmits data at speeds up to 54 Mbps, providing an attractive alternative to wired solutions.

The product requires no installation of USB drivers so the set-up is simplified, requiring a short cable connection of the sender to the computer, and the wireless 4-port hub/receiver to the extended USB devices. A wireless transmission between sender and receiver replaces the cables of yesterday; 5v power supplies drive local and remote operation.

The Gefen Wireless USB Extender works well for cross-platform computer systems including Mac OSX, Windows XP, Windows VISTA and Linux.


• Provides the freedom to operate up to four USB 2.0 peripherals away from the USB source

• Extends any USB device up to 100 feet away from the USB source

• Saves space on your desktop

• Supports both low and hi-speed USB peripherals (1.1 and 2.0)

• Supports PC platforms XP, Vista, Unix, Linux and Mac OSX

• Eliminates computer noise in the work area


• USB speeds up to 54Mbps

• USB Connections: USB type A

• 2x Power Supply 5V DC

• Power Consumption: 10 watts (max)

• Dimensions (Sender): 4.33"W x 1.10"H x 2.72"D

• Dimensions (Receiver): 4.33"W x 1.10"H x 2.72"D

• Shipping Weight: 4 lbs.

The MSRP is $399. For more information, visit http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=4505.

(First posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 12:02 EDT)

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