With Gefen’s new Wireless USB Extender ($399), no cables are required to transmit USB 2 signals up to 100 feet in distance. This sender/receiver system delivers cable-free USB connectivity and is designed to offer a useful plug-and-play method for removing USB devices from a computer station. The system extends 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.
This cable-free extension is recommended for connecting with a computer and powering devices in remote locations where running wires is undesirable. It transmits data at speeds up to 54 Mbps, providing an alternative to wired solutions.
No installation of USB drivers is required. The set-up requires a short cable connection of the sender to the computer, and the wireless 4-port hub/receiver to the extended USB devices. Five-volt power supplies drive local and remote operations.
The Gefen Wireless USB Extender is available for Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux.