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Remote Port USB 2.0CAT5 Extender • USB 2.0CAT54-PortExtender

Connect to one or four USB 2.0 devices — andachieve480-Mbpsspeeds over CAT5 UTP cable!



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»Extend your range by 50 meters and supply power to USB devices over inexpensive CAT5 cabling!

»Connect to USB 2.0 devices such as CD/DVD burners, scanners, digital cameras, and more.

»Extend USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices in the same application.

»Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, and Sun operating systems.

»Deliver enough power to the remote unit to support most USB devices.

»Wallmount power adapters also included for local and remote units.

Extend USB 2.0 communications over inexpensive CAT5 copper cable!

Remote Port USB 2.0




USB 2.0 Hub

CAT5 Extender, Local (IC247A)




































CAT5 Cable, up to 164 ft. (50 m)

Remote Port USB 2.0

CAT5 Extender, Remote (IC247A)

PC Workstation

DVD Burner

USB 2.0 Cable


Digital Video Camera


Our Remote Port USB 2.0CAT5 Extender(IC247A) enables you to extend USB 2.0 and 1.1 connections up to 50 meters (164 ft.) from your workstation over CAT5 UTP cable. That makes it great for extension applications using Hi-Speed USB 2.0 devices like CD/DVD burners, scanners, and digital cameras. In addition, it supports fullspeed USB 1.1 devices like disk drives as well as low-speed 1.1 devices such as joysticks.

For flexibility, you can use the extender’s local or remote unit

to connect up to four standard USB hubs—inanyorder—ina single chain. The extender is trulyplug-and-playand compatible with Windows®, Macintosh®, and Sun® operating systems.

Power is supplied to the local and remote units via wallmount adapters. USB devices attached to the remote unit receive 500 mA of power.

Connect up to four USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices up to 50 meters (164 ft.) with the USB 2.0CAT5 4-Port Extender (IC248A).

You can also increase the number of devices by using standard USB hubs on either the local or remote unit.

Power is supplied to the local and remote units via 110-VACwallmount adapters. A maximum of 4 x500-mApower is available to USB devices connected to the remote unit.

T e c h S P e c s

Distance (Maximum) — 50 m (164 ft.) over CAT5 UTP

Operating Temperature — 39 to 104°F (4 to 40°C)

Standards — USB 2.0, USB 1.1

USB Device Support — Hi-SpeedUSB 2.0: 480 Mbps;Full-SpeedUSB 1.1: 12 Mbps;

Low-SpeedUSB 1.1: 1.5 Mbps

CE Approval — Yes

Connectors — Local unit: (1) USB Type B F, (1) RJ-45;Remote unit: (1) or (4) USB Type A F, (1)RJ-45

Power — From the USB bus: Maximum (1) or (4) 500-mApower available to USB devices at remote unit;

Also from (2) 110-VAC,60-Hzadapters for local and remote units; International versions also available

Size — IC247A local and remote units: 1.4"H x 4.3"W x 3.4"D (3.6 x 10.9 x 8.6 cm) each;

IC248A local unit: 1.4"H x 4.3"W x 3.4"D (3.6 x 10.9 x 8.6 cm); Remote unit: 1.5"H x 4.2"W x 4.5"D (3.8 x 10.7 x 11.4 cm)




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Technically Speaking


The Universal Serial Bus (USB) hardware (plug-and-play)standard makes connecting peripherals to your computer easy. USB 1.1, introduced in 1995, is the original USB standard.

It has two data rates: 12 Mbps for devices such as disk drives that need high-speedthroughput and 1.5 Mbps for devices such as joysticks that need much lower bandwidth.

In 2002, a newer specification, USB 2.0, or Hi-SpeedUSB

2.0, gained wide acceptance in the industry. This version is IC248A both forwardandbackward-compatiblewith USB 1.1.

It increases the speed of the peripheral to PC connection from 12 Mbps to 480 Mbps, or 40 times faster than USB 1.1! This increase in bandwidth enhances the use of external

peripherals that require high throughput, such as CD/DVD

burners, scanners, digital cameras, video equipment, and more. USB 2.0 supports demanding applications, such as

Web publishing, in which multiple high-speeddevices run simultaneously. USB 2.0 also supports Windows XP through

a Windows update.

An even newer USB standard, USB On-The-Go(OTG), is also in development. USB OTG enables devices other than a PC to act as a host. It enables portableequipment—suchas PDAs, cell phones, digital cameras, and digital musicplayers—toconnect to each other without the need for a PC host.

USB 2.0 specifies three types of connectors: the A connect-or,the B connector, and the Mini B connector. A fourth type of connector, the Mini A (used for smaller peripherals such as mobile phones), was developed as part of the USB OTG specification.

What’s included

(1) local unit

(1) remote unit

(2) 110-VACpower adapters

(1) 2-mUSB cable



Remote Port USB 2.0 CAT5 Extender


USB 2.0 CAT5 4-PortExtender


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