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USB-EXT

USB over Twisted Pair Extender

Provides a very simple and reliable solution for extending high-speed USB signals up to 100 meters (330 ft) over one CAT 5 twisted-pair cable.

The Crestron® USB over Twisted Pair Extender (USB-EXT) delivers reliable USB signal extension for use in a boardroom, classroom, auditorium, command center, or residence. Without any special setup or configuration, the USB-EXT enables wire runs up to 100 meters (330 feet) over a single, low-cost twisted-pair cable[1].

The USB-EXT is compatible with USB 1.1 and High-Speed USB 2.0, supporting virtually any USB device such as keyboards and mice, game controllers, cameras, mobile devices, printers, hubs, and memory devices.[2] It is compatible with Windows® and Mac® computers without requiring any additional drivers.

The USB-EXT is composed of two extender components. The "local" extender connects to your computer or other USB host, while the "remote" extender provides connections for your USB devices at some remote location. Linking the two extender components requires just one run of inexpensive CAT 5 (or better) twisted-pair cable[1].

Key Features

  • Extends USB signals 100 meters over CAT5 twisted-pair cable[1]
  • USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible
  • Provides 2 ports for USB devices
  • Supports up to 3 USB hubs (see specifications)
  • Works reliably without any programming or configuration
  • 24VDC power pack included

Notes:

  1. For the "Link" connection, use quality CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6 or better UTP or STP cable. The maximum cable length is 330 ft (100 m). The minimum cable length is 6 ft (1.8 m). Do not connect the LINK ports to an Ethernet LAN or any other network or device.
  2. Crestron does not guarantee that all USB devices are compatible with the USB-EXT.
  3. The power pack must be connected to the Local Extender at the USB host location. Power is passed to the Remote Extender via the LINK connection.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

Crestron and the Crestron logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is either a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2011 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2011

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